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No Religion Is Against Modesty By Fatima Oyelami

[As] a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion. Reference to the Holy Bible, Proverbs 11:22 Modesty is a respectable manner of adorning one’s body and carrying oneself, born out of a freedom from a worldly definition of beauty and worth, and motivated by a hatred of sin and a desire ...

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A UI Designer Wants The World To Know About Invisible People Of The North

When people who love to travel return from their journeys, they come with souvenirs and stories of their experiences and the people they met. Telling the Al-Majiri story with pictures is Kolapo Oladapo, a UI and graphic designer who takes interest in changing the African narrative with code and design. via Instagram During his travel across some northern states, he ...

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How To Get Away With Murder By Nana Aisha Salaudeen

Nigeria has an illegitimate culture of dispensing ‘justice’ on ‘blundering’ individuals – jungle/mob justice.  There are no people as united as a mob. The mob does not know religion or economics or ethnicity. They are not concerned with law and order and they certainly care not about the innocence of their victims. They only know one thing; murder – and of course, how to get ...

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AFRICAN FEMINISM: Resistance On The Black Continent

By Ayatullah Mohammed Feminism on the Black Continent I have been reluctant to discuss Feminism in the African context. However, I found my resolve upon the realisation that there exists a wealth of information and resources on African Feminism which precedes this era of rapid ‘’information influx’’. It is of dire importance to unveil some unsung African heroines of the ...

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So “Low Battery Anxiety” Is A Thing And We Are All Guilty Of It

It’s no secret that many people can’t seem to operate without their phones. I’ve known people who traveled almost all the way to work and turned right back around to go get the phone they left at home. But as it turns out, our attachments to our phones these days is so great, we literally get stressed all the way ...

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Sex scandal: How parent framed teacher

Sound relationship between students and teachers in both single-sex or mixed gender schools has important, positive and long-lasting implications for the students’ academic and social development. In essence, students who feel a strong sense of personal connection to their teachers and freely with them, in return, receive constructive academic and moral guidance from teachers.  Thus, invariably, students who have support ...

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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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