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GIRLS TO WOMEN IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

  By Balkisu Muhammad. Growing up as a girl in Northern Nigerian society is very different from any other society. The Northern Nigerian society as we all know is very conservative in nature. As a girl you are also expected to be conservative and reserved in everything you do. In your dressing, your interactions with others, you are not allowed ...

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Arewa Girl Child: Leader Denied her Throne

The world over, it has become a norm to provide equal access to opportunities devoid of gender; for indeed, the girl child deserves as much knowledge, healthcare, employment, empowerment, social and economic security as does the male. It is indeed disheartening when one sees the utter neglect of the female population across northern Nigeria. It is worrisome that the female ...

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Boko Haram abductions: Freed ‘bride’ tells of stigma ordeal

Zara is 17 years old and she has a terrible story. It is the story of Boko Haram and what this brutal Islamist group is doing to thousands of people in north-eastern Nigeria and surrounding countries. Zara was kidnapped by Boko Haram and then freed by the army, but now finds herself sometimes wishing she was back in the forest ...

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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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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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Anyone Who Urges You To Kill Is Misguided-Bilal Philips

By Toheeb Jaiyeola A renowned Islamic scholar Dr.  Bilal Philips has called on Muslims to be aware of some elements that called themselves Muslims but are out to misguide and mislead people. The scholar stated this during his visits to Kano recently to deliver a public lecture on the Persons of the Prophet ‘’Muhammed (PBUH) and the Message’’. Describing Islam ...

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Why Governor Ganduje Must Not Barge:A Critical Look Into Kwankwaso/Ganduje Debacle

By Auwal Rabiu Danshariff “The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. In the heat of victory, arrogance and over confidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat. Do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for ...

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Youth Drug Abuse:Has Kano Lost The War?

At 10, he was already doing drugs. Aminu Magaji, popularly known as Mai-Bera, now 27 years old has been in the drugs business for 17 years. His late friend, Baba-Ali introduced him to the drug world. His regular base is the Church road by Yoruba road junction in Sabon Gari. Despite his diminutive status, other drug addicts fear and respect ...

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Husband Scarcity by Maryam Habu Shinga

This may not be the best time for me to write on this because of misinterpretations, but I can no longer resist the push. ‘Husband Scarcity’ has become one of the challenges faced by many young girls today. If you go to prayer houses, majority of the intentions are prayer for a life partner. And this calls for concern. Casting ...

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Dollar Palaver : Women allegedly rush to sell their gold as Naira crashes Further

A few days ago, Nigerians took to Twitter to lament the ridiculous exchange rate, accusing the President of taking frequent trips abroad while the economy was suffering. “Naira is falling, Baba is travelling,” they tweeted. Now, it is being reported that women in Kaduna state are storming the gold sellers section of the Kaduna Central Market to sell off their jewellery as the price of gold per ...

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