Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria



Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Architecture and Organization, Network Security, Data Structures and Algorithms


Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi received B.Tech (Honors) in Mathematics/Computer Science from Federal University of Technology, Minna-Nigeria, and PhD degree in Computer Science and Technology from Central South University, P. R. China. He is currently the head of Department of Computer Science at Federal University of Technology, Minna-Nigeria. His research interests are mainly in the areas of network and information security, Internet of Things, Machine learning, Big data Technology & Cloud Computing.

Author Articles
A Review on Ontology Development Methodologies for Developing Ontological Knowledge Representation Systems for various Domains

By Enesi Femi Aminu Ishaq Oyebisi Oyefolahan Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi Muhammadu Tajudeen Salaudeen

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2020

The success of machine represented web known as semantic web largely hinges on ontologies. Ontology is a data modeling technique for structured data repository premised on collection of concepts with their semantic relationships and constraints on domain. There are existing methodologies to aid ontology development process. However, there is no single correct ontology design methodology. Therefore, this paper aims to present a review on existing ontology development approaches for different domains with the goal of identifying individual methodology’s weakness and suggests for hybridization in order to strengthen ontology development in terms of its content and constructions correctness. The analysis and comparison of the review were carried out by considering these criteria but not limited to: activities of each method, the initial domain of the methodology, ontology created from scratch or reuse, frequently used ontology management tools based on literature, subject granularity, and usage across different platforms. This review based on the literature showed some approaches that exhibit the required principles of ontology engineering in tandem with software development principles. Nonetheless, the review still noted some gaps among the methodologies that when bridged or hybridized a better correctness of ontology development would be achieved in building intelligent system.

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Enhancing Nigerian Telecommunication Customer Service Channels Using Self-Service Software Model

By Adamu Abubakar Hyacinth C. Inyiama Olayemi Mikail Olaniyi Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2017

Until recently, the most common methods used by Nigerian Telecommunication Operators for providing services to their customers include: customer service centers and online channels. With the rapid increase in the number of customers, the existing channels of responding to customers queries through walk in centers and online customer agent cannot be adequate due to the time required to respond to each customer’s queries. Hence the need to provide an alternative channel that will often provide faster, reliable, convenient, less expensive and most affordable customer service. In this paper, a self-service model was developed for Nigerian Telecommunications Operators to improve customer service delivery. Self-Service Software Model (SSSM) allows customers to request for specific services without interacting with customer care representative at their own convenient time and have these services delivered to them within a short period of time. SSSM was designed using Model-View-Controller design pattern and implemented using Hypertext Markup Language, Cascading Style Sheet and MySQL relational database management. The prototype of the SSSM was tested with data collected and analysed from three Telecommunication subscribers in Nigeria. The results of the study showed that the model allows customers to request for specific services at their own convenience in a timely manner and it is faster, reliable, less expensive, and reduces cost of maintaining hardware, software and overhead cost of existing customer service delivery.

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Framework for an E-Voting System Applicable in Developing Economies

By Lauretta O. Osho Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi Oluwafemi Osho

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2016

Information technology has pervaded virtually every facet of human life. Even in the delivery of governance, information technology has gradually found a place. One of its applications is the use of electronic voting, also known as e-voting, as opposed to the traditional manual method of voting. This form of voting, however, is not immune to challenges generally associated with voting. Two of these include guaranteeing voting access to all eligible voters, and providing necessary voting security. The challenge of accessibility is especially peculiar to developing countries where IT adoption is still relatively low. This paper proposes a framework for an e-voting system that would most benefit developing economies. It ensures availability of the system to only eligible voters and integrity of the voting process through its capacity to identify and prevent ineligible voters and multiple voting. To guarantee accessibility to all eligible voters, it supports both online and offline voting capabilities. Adopting electronic form of voting would provide a more robust, easier to use, and reliable system of voting, which, consequently, would contribute towards enhancing the delivery of democratic dividends.

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Effective Networking Model for Efficient Implementation of E-Governance: A Case Study of Nigeria

By Lauretta O. Osho Muhammad Bashir Abdullahi Oluwafemi Osho John K. Alhassan

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2015

Nigeria is a nation full of potentials ranging from its human resources advantage to its mineral resources – the list is endless. Ambitious too, it has come to terms with the fact that ICT must be utilized even for the delivery of democracy dividends to actualize its vision of being among the top 20 economies by year 2020. In this paper, we explore the nation’s drive towards adopting e-governance by generally itemizing the requirements for e-governance, appraising how far Nigeria has gone in implementing it and then proposing a workable way to achieve it. Our study reveals that while the visions for e-government implementation are well articulated in terms of required components and intended deliverables, there are no clear statements on the processes of implementation. To this end, we propose some networking models adoptable towards realizing the different dimensions of e-government.

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