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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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COMMONSENSE 101:STUFF WE NEED TO STOP SAYING

  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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Divorce Diaries Season 4 Eps 8

MY NAME IS RAMATU FAGGE. I AM 45 YEARS OLD. I AM FROM BAUCHI STATE. I WAS MARRIED TO MALLAM GARBA ABUBAKAR. I AM MOTHER TO FIVE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN; I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY DIVORCE DIARIES WITH YOU. I met Garba when I was a young impressionable and naïve 19 year old. For him, it was love at first ...

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GIRLS TO WOMEN IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

  By Balkisu Muhammad. Growing up as a girl in Northern Nigerian society is very different from any other society. The Northern Nigerian society as we all know is very conservative in nature. As a girl you are also expected to be conservative and reserved in everything you do. In your dressing, your interactions with others, you are not allowed ...

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Water for Sustainable Living Initiative (WAFSLI) Fundraiser

  Water for Sustainable Living Initiative (WAFSLI) is a volunteer-based NGO committed to providing rural communities with access to safe and clean water, improved hygiene and sanitation. Since inception, we have provided 5 communities in Makera and Kwazazzabo in Tudun Wada LGA, Kano; Kukyel in Kunchi LGA, Kano; Abaji East Primary School in Abaji and UBE Quarters in Danbatta LGA ...

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10 Inspirational Quotes by African Women Leaders

As we celebrate international women’s day lets look at some memorable quotes by strong African leaders who inspire us and  continue to set the bar higher for women everywhere. 1.“The seed of success on any nation on earth are best planted in women and children”-former president of Malawi Joyce Banda 2.”If your dreams don not scare you they are not ...

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