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Adda B Say So: Dear Divorcee, You are NOT alone

By Fatima Zahra Umar   My dear sister, I am writing this letter to you to let you know you are not alone. I know it feels like you are alone, but my dear you are not. There are plenty of us out here sharing in your struggles and triumphs. We know what you are going through. We know how ...

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The Women of Cinade

By Hafsa Sule Dauda Talatu smiled and pushed the logs of wood that were burning under the pot deeper. She smiled, but it was a sad one. She said: ‘ I immerse myself in domestic work to get my mind off the problems from home, and my family’. Talatu is a smallish woman with a bubbly personality; always wearing a ...

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Adda B Say So:What Is Love?

By Fatima Zahra Umar What Is Love? In these times, our minds have completely been bombarded with unrealistic and unhealthy images about what love should be that we have developed an idea of what love should be that is unrealistic and wrong. This is actually not a recent phenomenon, just watch old Disney movies (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, ...

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Common Activities With Surprising Health Benefits

Are you too busy to hit the gym most days? Don’t beat yourself up over it. What most people don’t realize is that the common activities they do can have similar health benefits. The following are some of the things you do every day and the benefits you’re getting without even knowing about it. You would literally get fit without exercise! 1. Cleaning ...

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Dilemma Of A Fulani Girl

By Zainab Hassana Aminu Permit me to start up with this question; why do people get married? To many, the answer to the above question is not far-fetched; to love and be loved. As true as calling a spade by its name,  there is more to marriage than just for love. And one of the burning issues that has been ...

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All Hail The King

By Fatima Abubakar Compelled by boredom one beautiful afternoon in 2010, I turned on the TV and I saw a program running, at first I thought ‘ah, spare me, yan siyasan Nigeria ne, yan karya’. Then I flipped through channels and came back to Silverbird TV, the title of the program was very catchy. It was ‘Silverbird MAN OF THE ...

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Why Ads In Mainstream Media Have Female Representation All Wrong

Ever since the advertising industry made its boom with the historic peak in consumer consumption of the early 1950s, women have been overtly portrayed in unrealistic, humiliating, misogynistic, objectifying, demeaning, erotic, hyper-sexualized and outright disparaging ways. Cameras have stubbornly captured women and girls alike while sitting in intriguing poses, wearing succinct clothes, and flashing parts of their voluptuous bodies. They ...

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Adda B Say So: Remember Remember

By Fatima Zahra Umar There are few things more heart wrenching than watching the man you married put his hands on you, on your neck. It is absolutely the worst. When he tightens his hands around your neck expelling the oxygen from your lungs as he squeezes harder and harder… When you factor in the yelling and the threats to ...

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Women For Health (W4H) Graduation Ceremony

By Aisha Yanleman “Inadequate Numbers of female health workers has been described as the factors that lead to maternal mortality in rural areas.” The National programme manager Women for Health(W4H), Dr.Fatima Adamu stated this at the at the graduation ceremony of 110 health workers graduates, who are from Northern Nigeria which includes Jigawa, Kano , Zamfara, Yobe and Katsina in ...

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COMMONSENSE 101:STUFF WE NEED TO STOP SAYING

By Samirah Abdu Guye So some time ago, I was lurking on Facebook as usual, putting my beak into other people’s businesses……. Then, (cue in Indian music for when something bad is about to happen), I came across a post shared by some peeps on my timeline. It was written by an accomplished Northern woman who I have always (and ...

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