Abdulhamid Al-Gazali, is a historian and graduated from the University of Maiduguri, Department of History where he won the Weilheim Seidensticker Award as well as National Students Historical Society of Nigeria Award for best graduating student. He specialises in the area Politics and Administrative History having taught History briefly before fully starting a career in journalism.
He is a cofounder and pioneer editor-in-chief of a North East (Nigeria) based newspaper, YERWA EXPRESS NEWS (https://yenlive.com/news/). The paper seeks to inform the world of true happenings in the region beyond the regular Boko Haram and violence binary and similarly bring vital information to the doorsteps of the people. The paper, launched in October 2016 goes for one of the most reliable sources of information in and about the region.
Al-Gazali's journalism career came to light during the peak of Boko Haram crisis when most newspapers were withdrawing their reporters from the region because of fear. Being a home for him, he had no other option than to face the realities of his region and took the reportage of the difficult security situation upon himself. Al-Gazali has also been a corporate and crisis communications expert and has been consulting for a number of corporate bodies over the years. He was a research (and personal) assistant to late Prof. M. Nur Alkali, (2004 to 2014), who is also his father and mentor.
He is passionate about development journalism, which makes him keen about promoting science and technology especially in the northern part of Nigeria. He is part of the cross-border team that sets up, what is now bustling African Science Literacy Network (ASLN), to promote science communication and education across Africa.
Besides being a journalist, Al-Gazali is similarly an entrepreneur. He is founder and CEO, YERWA EXPRESS FARMS, BornoDotCom (Borno.com) and YERWA EXPRESS MEDICS. He is married and settles between Maiduguri and Abuja.