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“Women Have To Work Extra Hard To Get The Respect They Deserve”

Editor’s Note: Hajia Hauwa Umar is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Youth Development Kaduna State. She is a civil servant, a wife, a mother and an inspiration to other women. She is a warm and easy going person. Jaruma magazine was opportuned to have some moment with her despite her busy schedule; she gave account of ...

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Culture Vs Women

By Nana Aisha Salaudeen With acrimony in my heart, I watched in silence as nineteen-year-old Hajara recounted her ordeal to me, left arm in one bearing as though she was aiming at something. She was weary and her voice quivered as she spoke. Her husband had divorced her; she was abandoned with three children, no job whatsoever, zilch to fall ...

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The Pact:Episode 1

Tosin kicked off her shoes and staggered to the bed. Her day had been incredibly long, no thanks to Amara, who had recorded a shortage and kept everyone else in the bank until 10 p.m. Friday was supposed to be date night with Frank but there was this little thing called teamwork and date night had been cancelled – or ...

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The Five Percent

Sometimes, however political one is, it is good to set aside time for personal reflection and introspection. I have been very busy travelling and speaking and I am only settling down to do this. And I have come up with very interesting ideas and thoughts. As we go through life hustling, different people respond to our hustle in different ways. ...

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The Nigerian Youth Debate

I have always been intrigued and perplexed by the notion of what a youth constitutes in the Nigerian vocabulary. My concern was highlighted when the PDP once elected a 60 year old as their national youth leader, it was baffling. Not wanting to be left out on the trend, the APC in their last national convention nominated a 43 year ...

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How To Eat “Fried”Food And Lose Weight

By Jite Phido There are two schools of thought when it comes to losing weight. There are those who believe you really need to starve and suffer. You know what I mean: breakfast on lemon water and the scent of akara; lunch on an  ugwu and bitter leaf smoothie with “a hint” of cucumber; dinner being fruit or salad only. ...

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Feminism Is Tiring

By Maryam Laushi Feminism is tiring because you hear all these annoying women ranting all day about the things they deserve and we are just over listening to them. Hearing them is tiring right? Then imagine actually going through systemic oppression and those who don’t even realise that they are going through it.. or the painful fact that many girls ...

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The Time Is Now!

Editor’s Note: Abubakar Nasidi is the CEO Nas Com Media Firm and Presenter of Business Clinic on Supreme FM 96.1 Kaduna. A serial entrepreneur himself, Nasidi is Liaison officer for startup9ja, a youth empowerment program based in Nigeria. During the great depression of the US most businesses closed due to inability to sustain their financial needs as a result of ...

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Coke’s Ramadan Campaign Promotes Tolerance By Dropping Its Own Label

By Amanda  Froelich Whatever your opinion on the renowned beverage company, it’s hard not to love their recent campaign for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17th. To promote a world without labels, Coca-Cola is dropping its own in the Middle East. As Egyptian street shares, Coca-Cola is temporarily removing its name from soda cans in the Middle East ...

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#DiaryOfAFatIboLady-Looking For Love

People think there’s an age limit for love or crushes. I often ask myself should we picture love in age? When people berate themselves about being too old for crushes, they make me laugh. People think there’s a magic cut off point of wisdom and acceptance. Love is pictured in all the media as a thing of the young. By ...

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