AbdulMalik Nuhu, is an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages of the University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria. He obtained his first degree in 1990, from Bayero University, Kano; his Master’s degree in 1998, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and his PhD from the University of Bakht er Rudah, the Republic of Sudan in 2016. He also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and registered with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He obtained a certificate in Computer Science. He attended a workshop obtained a Certificate in Language Documentation and Writing Research Proposal. He taught at two different colleges of Education (College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State and Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State) before joining University of Abuja on the 24th of August, 2006, as Lecturer I. He rose through the rank to become an Associate Professor in 2019. He also taught Sociolinguistics courses, as well as supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Jos, Plateau State, from 1st November, 2018 to 30th September, 2019, as a Senior Lecturer on sabbatical. He has served as the Deputy Director, and later became the Director of University of Abuja Printing Press, Programme Coordinator for Linguistics, Center for Distance Learning and Continuing Education (CDL and CE), University of Abuja, from 2007/2008 Session to 2017 Session. He also served in many other committees within the university. He has also served as a member, Technical Committee for the Development of a National Language Policy (NLP) for Nigeria in the year 2020. He has participated in several researches, with over 30 publications.
Dr. AbdulMalik Nuhu co-edited the Linguistic Association of Nigeria Festschrift Series: Trends in Minority Languages and Language Development Studies in Nigeria. A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Andrew Haruna, December, 2020 and Gaɗau Journal of Hausa Language and Linguistics, Bauchi State University, Gadau. Vol. 1, Nos. 1and 2, May, 2018, and also helped in the assessment of the Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (JOLAN), Volume 22, Number 2, 2019 and Journal of the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (JOLAN), JOLAN Supplement IV. He also translated some documents from English to Hausa like ‘Proverbs and World Views of the People of Nigeria that are Supportive of Democratization Practices for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’ at Ushaffa Hall, Rockview Hotel, Abuja. 30th January, 2013, ‘Translation of English Survey Tools on Social Emotional Learning into Hausa Language for implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded - Strengthening Education in North East Nigeria States (SENSE) Project’ in Adamawa and Gombe states and ‘Neonatal Commodities – Advocacy Kits, in the Context of the United Nation Commission on Life Saving Commodities on Women and Children’s Health’ for World Health Organisation and Society for Family Health, among others.
Dr. AbdulMalik Nuhu participated in several National assignments as Supervisor, 1991 National Population Census, at Okrika Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria from November to December, 1991; Item Writer of Hausa Language and Culture for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Abuja, Nigeria, from 2003 to 2006; Supervisor, University Matriculation Examination for Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) at several venues, from 2008 to 2013; Returning Officer for Presidential, Senatorial and other General Elections at various Area Councils of FCT, Abuja from 2011 to 2019.
Dr. AbdulMalik Nuhu is a member of many professional associations, which include West African Linguistic Society (WALS), the Linguistic Association of Nigeria (LAN), in which he is currently the treasurer of the Association. He served as the Association’s Local Organising Committee Chairman during its 31st Annual Conference, held at the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, from 2nd to 6th December, 2019. Others are, National Association for the Promotion of Arts and Social Sciences (NAPASS), Nigerian Languages Teachers Association (NLTA), Modern Languages Association of Nigeria (MLAN), National Association of Curriculum Theorists (NACT), Association for Promoting Quality Education in Nigeria (APQEN).