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The Hadiza Bala Usman They Didnt Tell You About

The recent appointment of Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) created a media furore, particularly the over -hyped Nigerian social media community. This may not be unconnected to her been inconspicuous in a world dominated by rabble-rousing politicians and overbearing opportunists. Her name may not ring a loud bell among such familiar amazons; ...

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The Hadiza Bala Usman They Don’t Know By Uba Sani

Let me confess that at the Government House, Kaduna, we all received the news of the appointment of Hadiza Bala-Usman as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), with mixed feelings. It is an appointment roundly deserved. But the Kaduna State Government House without the gallant Hadiza seem unthinkable, at least for now as she is one ...

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“How I Got Cured Of Sickle Cell Anemia And Lost My Good Friend To The Disease”- Samira Sanusi

Samira Haruna Sanusi, founder of Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation, nearly lost her life to sickle cell anemia and having narrowly survived it, she has set up a nonprofit creating awareness on the disease across Nigeria as well as helping less fortunate patients get medical aid. She tells African Newspage the emotional story of her successful battle with the disease, ...

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Meet The Lady Who Just Launched a Canned ‘Nigerian Stew’ Company in Canada

Kdj Haliru has inspired a lot of Nigerians abroad. Hours ago, Haliru who is the Executive Director of Mixed Soles Productions announced that she has launched her ‘Nigerian Stew’ company into the Canadian market. Read her note: “Join me in thanking Allah for my dream come true. Today I launched my Nigerian stew into the Canadian Market. I pray you all ...

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Meet The First Female Bauchi Radio Corporation Managing Director

Hajia Jumai Bello was the first woman to breaking the glass ceiling in Bauchi’s Radio Corporation. Before Jumai Bello, the Station had, since its inception, never  had a female Managing Director. She did not get there in one day- she worked her way up the ranks, proving time and again that she was a perfect fit for positions of authority. ...

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Bits of Borno: Pictorial tales of how a state survived Boko Haram insurgency

Borno, is the name of one of 36 states in Africa’s most populous nation. It is situated specifically in the north eastern part of Nigeria. It is home to the Sambisa forest, to Chibok and to Maiduguri. Far from some of her more illustrious northern neighbours, Kano, Sokoto and Kaduna, the deadly and hitherto rampaging Boko Haram insurgency cruely snatched so much from the state. ...

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A Letter to the Woman Who Feels Lost

Dear beautiful, Yes, that’s you. Is that so hard to believe? You walk around with a smile on your face and confusion and strain in your heart. I see you. I know you. I admire you. Everyday seems like a new day of overwhelm covering up your inner strength like a mask of rebellion. You have so much to give, ...

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Dear Jaruma,My Son Is An Addict!

Dear Jaruma, “I have a teenage son, he is about 17 years old and he recently starting abusing cough syrups that contain codeine. I have threatened, begged,abused and punished him but all to no avail. I am afraid that he will become addicted and the family will know my shame. I am trying to manage the situation so that my co ...

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Yes,I’m A Feminist Who Wants To Be A Housewife

In the era of Lemonade and Sheryl Sandberg, wanting to be a housewife can sound like a cop-out. Nowadays, women are afforded more opportunities to flourish in the workforce, yet other women still choose to build a home instead of clocking into a 9-to-5. And though I’m a Black feminist who actively tries to ensure women are viewed equal to men across the ...

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Superwomen: Lives of full-time housewives

This went viral on the internet before the celebration of the mother’s day in March; a woman, renewing her driver’s license was asked by the woman at Registry to state her occupation. The woman answered, ‘I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child development and human relations.’ The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as ...

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