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Pink Fleur Store Now Open

Young entrepreneur from Adamawa state Zainab Salihijo-Jiddah is a calm, focused and dedicated lady who has carved a niche for herself in the Nigerian fashion industry. On the 4th of November, 2017 she had her store opening at number 16, Bangui Street, Wuse 2, Abuja. As soon as I arrived, I introduced myself to her and was warmly welcomed. I ...

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Moi Moi: The Silent Killer

Many years ago the word cancer seemed isolated;restricted to some far way land abroad but not common in Africa and most especially not in Nigeria. But nowadays, cancer has become very prevalent on these shores and has taken the lives of many prominent Africans and Nigerians alike. In this series, we would be looking at what has changed and what ...

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Gender equality for dummies

By Aisha Nana Salaudeen GENDER EQUALITY — the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender. ~ When I demand for equality I am not demanding for a gender switch, that would be an insult. ~ When I demand for equality I am merely asking to be treated fairly, not discriminated because of my gender. ~ My demand ...

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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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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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Abducted Bayelsa girl, Ese, Claims To Be In-love with her Abductor

A teenager, who was kidnapped from Bayelsa State to Kano, Ese Oruru, said on Monday she was not interested in reuniting with her family, claiming she was not abducted from her home. In an exclusive audio recording obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the girl also said she came to Kano to convert to Islam. “My name is Aisha Chuwas. ...

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Guiding Our Leaders Right

By Emmanuel Oko The title of this piece is an excerpt from the second stanza of our national anthem and thereafter paraphrased. I was cogitating over the vicissitude and the challenges tossing our nation to-and –fro along the path of politics and under the influence of our leaders. In that instantaneous solitary I found myself, I realized that leadership and ...

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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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The Question of Almajaranci

By Abubakar Evuti We found it highly insulting when, in the heat of the election campaigns of last year, the then first lady spoke to the effect that the people of the North give birth only to throw away their children. And so we charged at her with a mad ferocity. Like her husband’s rickety trains, we roared at her; ...

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You And Abubakar Shekau Are Not Dissimilar

By Nana Aisha Sahudeen It is no news that Nigerians are extremists – and in everything too. Whether or not we choose to admit it, we are laced with (un) conscious bias. Yes, I’m saying there’s some form of sexist, racist, and religious/ethnic bias fortified within many of us ready to prowl out anytime (provided we allow it to). – ...

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