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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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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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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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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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This Photo Series Is Empowering Black Women To Embrace Their Bodies

A new photo series is reclaiming the beauty of the black female body. “Body Noire, A Celebration Of Black Female Bodies” is the brainchild of Nigerian-American multimedia journalist Abi Ishola. In October 2015, Ishola founded the website BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com, months after launching a photo series in direct response to the New York Times piece which described actress Viola Davis as not “classically ...

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Ever Wondered Why Your Period Seem To Sync Up With Ladies In Your Proximity?

In our office, I’m something of a pariah when it comes to menstrual cycles. Blame it on “menstrual synchrony.” I was blamed late last year for messing up everyone’s cycle schedule, as though I had pulled a Craft and put a spell on the flow of my colleagues. I came in one day (one like any other) and complained about ...

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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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You’re Engaged. Now What?

He proposed and you said “YES!” and  you can’t stop smiling. You’re high on love and can’t stop looking at that brand-new bling (if he proposed with a ring, more on that later).  This is a very exciting and emotional time, and it is okay to just sit back and soak in the moment or/and jump straight into sharing the ...

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When Valentine’s Day Makes No Sense……

It’s that time of the year and the shops have in their front porch everything in red calling out to lovebirds old and young to come in to pick flowers, lingerie, cards, teddies just to name a few. Most people don’t realize how much they have spent till Feb 15, after all does ‘love’ have a budget? Many guys have ...

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The Critical Role of Women in Nigerian Politics

Over the years women have been relegated to the background in issues of the overall development especially in the developing nations like Nigeria. This is borne out of the sentimental attachment on feminine gender. Historical evidences are available to prove that the Nigerian women have for long been playing crucial role in political life of the country, and this has ...

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