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Survivor Series: Samira Sanusi’s Story

Samira Haruna Sanusi is the founder and president of Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to create awareness about Sickle Cell Disease as well as provide support to patients living with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Samira Sanusi is the 2nd of 12 children, she is from Funtuwa, Katsina State. A graduate of Business Administration, Samira is a ...

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Jaruma Exclusive! Hadiza Bala Usman’s first Interview As Chief Of Staff:”Stereotype?What Stereotype?”

By Fatima Zahra and Nafisa Umar There are so many ways I can describe Hadiza but I still wouldn’t do justice to the essence of the woman.  She is a devoted mother, a wife and a trailblazing ceiling breaking activist. I must admit I was blown away by her humility and warmth. So many times during the interview, we took breaks ...

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I write to change status of women in Northern Nigeria – Balaraba Ramat Yakubu

Balaraba Ramat Yakubu is one of the pioneers of Hausa romance literature, popularly known as ‘Soyayya’ novels. Yakubu, a sister of late military head of state, General Murtala Mohammed, has written nine books and owns several companies. Here she shares her vision for women, how she overcame criticism from religious leaders, and how writing has changed her life. Bookshelf: You ...

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Lauratu Mukhtar and her startling art of Make-up

By Alkasim Abdulqadir On a regular day Lauratu Mukhtar is playful and easy going, always looking like the archetypal young woman without a worry in the world, but, when it comes to her work and art, she undergoes a radical evolution to attend to her clients and also concentrate on their faces to transform them into delectable beauties to behold. ...

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Flying Doctors: Dr Ola Orekunrin to the rescue!

Long hair extensions, lipstick, mini dresses and heels are regular features of Ola Orekunrin‘s presentation. Her grooming belies the hardship she endured to get the first air ambulance in Nigeria, if not West Africa, Flying Doctors, off the ground. Once she conceived the idea to establish the company, she began to save money earnestly, about 60% of her salary as a ...

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