Tag: Almajiri

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Edwin OkoloJune 24, 2020

Kaduna state has opened its borders as a refuge for 35,000 Almajiri

For the last 20 years, Northern Nigeria has debated, with minimal progress, on the fate of its Almajiri system and ...

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Edwin OkoloMarch 2, 2020

Almajiri bans are not what Sokoto or any other state in Nigeria needs

If there is anything that seems consistent about Nigerian governments at the federal and state level; its the reality that ...

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tosin adesinaMay 10, 2018

Almajiris will soon overrun Lagos if no action is taken

The Almajiri system that has contributed to the highest rate of out of school children in Northern Nigeria is gradually ...

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EzinneJune 15, 2017

The Thread: “I’m an almajiri” | Twitter NG is inspired by this story of Adamu breaking the mould in Northern Nigeria

Girl child education -Western-style education- is a bit of a rarity up North. According to this 2013 report by Premium ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 28, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: Calling on Buhari’s government to outlaw Almajiri child abandonment now

by Peregrino Brimah   We are making a most serious and impassioned call on the Federal Government of Nigeria to as a ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 23, 2016

Peregrino Brimah: An Almajiri child protects his begging bowl

by Peregrino Brimah Jamil Mabai’s work cataloging the lives of Nigeria’s abandoned children, Almajiri, as part of the AlmajiriProject, is beautifully heart-wrenching. As ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 26, 2016

Opinion: The Almajiri and comfort of a learning

 by Comrade Abubakar Ismail kankara The historical educational system popularly known as “Makarantar Alo” and the students which has been ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 28, 2016

Opinion: Far North and the menace of Almajiri

by Usama Dandare Whoever is familiar with the northern region of Nigeria, especially the core northern states, will agree with ...

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Mazi EmekaFebruary 22, 2016

Jonathan’s ‘Almajiri school’ system is abnormal – Kano state governor

The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Saturday, said that the Almajiri school system set up by former President ...

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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 22, 2015

Opinion: Arewa nation and the Bauchi Quranic recitation competition

Nigeria is a dynamic place really. We claim to be a secular state yet we belong to religious organizations, recognize ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMay 6, 2015

Benakak: Jonathan Did Nothing for His People

by Iyobosa Omoregie Former Niger Delta militant leader, Ebikabowei Victor Benakak is utterly displeased with President Goodluck Jonathan. The man ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 4, 2015

Blame Northern leaders for Boko Haram – Obanikoro says

by Kolapo Olapoju Musiliu Obanikoro, the former Minister of State for Defence, has blamed northern leaders for the emergence and ...

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Op-Ed EditorOctober 15, 2014

@emmaugwutheman: We need an Almajiri President

by Emmanuel Ugwu Goodluck Jonathan relishes being projected as eligible to the corner of leadership greats. He fancies the flattering ...

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August 9, 2013

Opinion: Nigeria’s glittering Almajiri plan

by Garba Shehu The Almajiri education policy of the Jonathan administration is important, not because it is a pioneering effort. ...

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July 23, 2013

Opinion: Jonathan, Boko Haram and the game of musical chairs

by Obademi Ayodeji Until recent times, it seemed to the public eye that the Nigerian government, in all its colossal ...

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June 1, 2013

Opinion: Almajiri system, terrorism and the nuclear alms race

by Dr. Peregrino Brimah ….The almajiri revealed the inner ambitions of his heart. His desire to subdue and control society. ...

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May 28, 2013

Almajiri system: “You do not ban a culture” – Gov. Aliyu warns FG

by Rachel Ogbu The Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu has warned the Federal Government that banning the Almajiri system in ...

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May 27, 2013

“I wasn’t expecting the Caine Prize nomination” – Elnathan John speaks on ‘Conversations with Mercy Abang’

  The Conversations series withAbang Mercy Interviews one of the shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing which ...

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March 26, 2013

“Culture of patronising marabouts, prophets to stay in power is encouraging cultism” – Wole Soyinka

by Rachel Ogbu Writer and activist, Wole Soyinka, has criticized Nigerian leaders for consulting marabouts and prophets to the extent of ...

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January 29, 2013

Opinion: Attack on Emir of Kano: A sinister sign to northern rulers

by Ross Alabo-George The time has come for the emirates to stop ruling their people: instead, it is time to ...

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March 12, 2012

‘Airtime’ with Onoshe Nwabuikwu: Cool FM’s not so cool, female singers impress & more

Onoshe Nwabuikwu’s Airtime comes to YNaija! Keeping an eye on Nigerian television and radio. It’s a woman’s world If a jingle ...

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