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Women and female lawyers protest rising cases of rape in Kano

Women with placards and a huge banner marched through the streets of Kano on Wednesday to protest against the “rising cases of rape”. The protesters, comprising of  lawyers and religious leaders, asked the authorities to do more to protect young children and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. This protest was organized by FIDA- International Federation of Women Lawyers (Kano State Chapter). About ...

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‘I was afraid my dad would kill me’

Life has not been easy for Funanya Okafor, the child whose father allegedly fractured his leg and left scares on his body for allegedly stealing a piece of meat and failing to do his homework. Right from birth, his story has been full of sorrow and agony. During the time of delivery, he was told that he almost died due ...

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Woman donates pension to Buhari’s anti-corruption war

A pensioner, Mrs. Rose Arabameh Julius, has donated her entire monthly pension of N10, 000 to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s war against corruption. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday received the donation on behalf of Buhari, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Adesina, in a statement, said Mrs. ...

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Why I Don’t Attend Weddings Anymore..

We’ve given into the lie that the flashier your wedding celebration is, the more stable and happy your marriage will be. Society continues to raise the standards of what the expectations of what your celebration should look like. Why someone would spend 20 million naira and more on a day’s celebration still baffles me? Marriage is such a sacred topic ...

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Abducted Bayelsa girl, Ese, Claims To Be In-love with her Abductor

A teenager, who was kidnapped from Bayelsa State to Kano, Ese Oruru, said on Monday she was not interested in reuniting with her family, claiming she was not abducted from her home. In an exclusive audio recording obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the girl also said she came to Kano to convert to Islam. “My name is Aisha Chuwas. ...

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Guiding Our Leaders Right

By Emmanuel Oko The title of this piece is an excerpt from the second stanza of our national anthem and thereafter paraphrased. I was cogitating over the vicissitude and the challenges tossing our nation to-and –fro along the path of politics and under the influence of our leaders. In that instantaneous solitary I found myself, I realized that leadership and ...

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Meet The Lady Who Got Fired For Expressing Her Views On Social Media

How free is freedom of Speech? Does working with a government mean you have no right to speak up against what you feel it is doing wrong? Ruqqayah Tijani Usman, like every aware Nigerian has been incensed about a few government policies. So she spoke up against them. Unfortunately, the catch is- she worked for the government as a state ...

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What Is a Happy Marriage?

In a recent NYTimes op-ed David Brooks tackles the tricky topic of married life. In “The Three Views of Marriage” he contemplates why most married people are unhappier today than in the past. His premise is interesting but he proposes a theory of a “moral” marriage that is contrary to our understanding of the psychology of committed relationships. Brooks offers ...

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The Nuisance Of Almajiranci And The Role We Play.

Driving into Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, just before the border between Nasarawa State and the beautiful Abuja, in Mararaba to be precise, a good number of old men and women with their children line up by the road side under the scorching sun with bowls in their stretched hands, begging for money, earning a living. The above scenario is a ...

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Divorce Diaries Season 2 Ep 10

MY NAME IS YUSUF KABUGA.I AM FROM KANO STATE.I AM A GRADUATE OF ECONOMICS. I AM A TRADER BY PROFESSION. I AM 28YEARS OLD. I WAS MARRIED TO MY WIFE SAMIRA FOR 7 MONTHS. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY DIVORCE STORY WITH YOU. I met my wife Samira Kassim at the Islamiyya my younger sister attended. I went to ...

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