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Eradicating poverty in Africa By Amina J Mohammed

There is an old Nigerian proverb that says “fine words do not produce food”. So I will keep my words as simple and clear as possible. Africa is facing a harsh reality that is exacerbated by climate change, poverty and conflict. Data shows that one in every two people on the continent lives in extreme poverty. In 15 years, most ...

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A Review Of Maryam Awaisu’s “Burning Bright” By Abubakar Evuti

Before anything, let us talk about one thing: it is not correct what the narrator suggested in Maryam Awaisu’s Burning Bright that, except a guy is gay, he is bound to stare at a woman’s behind should he ever find himself walking behind her. I’ll like to use this opportunity to clarify, once and for all, this false assertion. It ...

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Importance of the Nigerian Girl Child Education, By Khadijat Kuburat Lawal

To educate means to train the mind, character and abilities of individuals. Education is a fundamental human right that should be availed to all citizens irrespective of age, sex and nationality. There are a lot of human right instruments that provide for education as a fundamental right, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The importance of education in ...

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The Almajiri Foundation

Towards securing a better life and future for the less privileged and vulnerable “almajiri” children. BACKGROUND: Almajiris are supposed to be students seeking for knowledge away from their parents in an organized setting under the care of a guardian (a form of boarding school), a practice that dates back to pre-colonial Nigeria. However in the past few decades, almajiri has ...

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The Muslim’s Migrations To Abyssinia (A.D. 615-616)

By Solomon Dalung Muhammad Mustafa (may God bless him and his Ahlul-Bait), shared all the sorrows and afflictions of his followers who were being persecuted for believing that “God is One”, but he had no means to protect them. When the violence of the polytheists against the Muslims didn’t show any sign of de-escalating, he suggested to them to leave ...

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How Boko Haram Is Turning Girls Into Suicide Bombers

“They came to us to pick us,” Fati recalls. “They would ask, ‘Who wants to be a suicide bomber?’ The girls would shout, ‘me, me, me.’ They were fighting to do the suicide bombings.” Young girls fighting to strap on a bomb, not because they were brainwashed by their captors’ violent indoctrination methods but because the relentless hunger and sexual ...

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The Audacity Of Being A Nigerian Daughter

Lagos is my home. I was born in Northern Nigeria, but my family moved to Lagos when I was four years old. I love Nigeria. I love Nigeria despite her growing flaws: congested roads, unending traffic, corrupt politicians, unhelpful civil servants, power cuts and a shrinking job market. I love Nigeria enough to come back and participate in the National ...

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Nigerian Women Freed From Boko Haram Face Rejection at Home

DAKAR, Senegal — A new crisis is emerging as the Nigerian military liberates droves of women and girls from their Boko Haram captors: Many of the newly freed are being rejected when they return to their communities, according to a report released Tuesday. The women and girls, many of whom were raped by militants, have been labeled “annoba,” which means ...

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Nepal’s bleeding shame: menstruating women banished to cattle sheds

or five consecutive days each month, Sofalta Rokaya leaves the bed in her home in western Nepal to sleep among her family’s cows. The stone shed they share is dark and filthy, freezing in the winter and sweltering in the summer, and littered with hay, muck, insects and dung. Sofalta, 16, was terrified to tell her parents once she started ...

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Are You in a Financially Abusive Relationship?

“Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship. The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in in general, include tactics to limit the partner’s access to assets or conceal information and accessibility to the family finances.” –Source Financial abuse is a form of abuse that is rarely ...

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