Tag: hausa

Ado AminuAugust 18, 2021

“A hydra-headed problem calls for a hydra-headed solution” | Northern educator reveals solution to problem of education deprivation

Hardly any problem exists in this world for which one can say with unassailable certainty, “If you do this one ...

Ado AminuMay 2, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [Part II]

This is a piece years in the making. 15 years to be exact. There is a Hausa word for ‘bucket’ ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 1, 2021

The #YNaijaEssay: Language preservation in Nigeria and the brick walls [LONG READ]

Many other languages are no longer being learned by new generations of children or by new adult speakers; these languages ...

Ado AminuApril 16, 2021

3 Muslims on how the culture of public humiliation for not fasting changed how they feel about Ramadan

On 10 April, just days ahead of the commencement of Ramadan, I wrote this piece calling upon world leaders who ...

Ado AminuFebruary 24, 2021

Surprise! Traditional African spirituality is regaining ground among young Nigerians

The first time I found out about African spirituality was not in a Social Studies class. That deliberate less than ...

Chinedu OkaforOctober 14, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSUpdate: What does it say about Nigeria, if it takes N1,500 to enlist a Pro-SARS member? | #EndSWAT

If there is one thing the #Endsars movement can hang its hat on, it’s the fact that despite protesters having ...

AzeezNovember 22, 2017

Learn Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa | Army orders personnel

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages. In a statement by Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General ...

AzeezSeptember 13, 2017

IPOB members, Hausa community clash in Rivers

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday clashed with the Hausa community in Oyibo local government ...

AzeezAugust 14, 2017

Ignore quit notice by Niger Delta militants | PANDEF tells Yorubas, Hausas

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has urgd Yorubas and Hausa to ignore the quit notice issued to them by militants ...

Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 12, 2017

N’Delta militants give Yorubas, Northerners October 1 deadline to vacate region

Niger Delta militants have reportedly asked Yorubas and Northerners resident in the region to leave before October 1, 2017. According ...

AzeezAugust 11, 2017

Igbo hate song trending on social media despicable – Ohanaeze

Igbo cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said the anti-Igbo song circulating in the North was a declaration of war. The ...

EditorJune 26, 2017

Buhari’s Eid speech in Hausa was awful

by Alexander O. Onukwue Why did the advisers of President Buhari allow a national speech in Hausa language to become ...

EditorJune 26, 2017

How Buhari reportedly sidelined Nigerian diplomat by speaking Hausa to Ambassador-in-post in 1978

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari released an audio message to Nigerian Muslims during the Eid Al-Fitr celebration. This will be ...

EditorJune 26, 2017

YNaija Editorial: President Buhari’s message to Nigerians in Hausa is ‘unacceptable’

About two years ago at his inauguration, the most quoted lines from the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari was, “I ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 12, 2017

Hausa, Fulani are safe in Cross River – Ayade

Cross River Governor, Ben Ayade, has assured that the  Hausa/ Fulani in the state are safe. Speaking through his special ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 22, 2016

Language and communication: My journey through Lagos

by Solomon Osadolo I went grocery shopping this morning and had an interesting chat with the lady who owned the ...

ToluOctober 15, 2016

Let’s look again at the Aisha Buhari interview – here are 5 things you will find out

Wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, granted a BBC interview that has engaged Nigerians in an active conversation since ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 8, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five news stories to monitor today 1. There are no poisoned rice in Nigeria The National ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 8, 2016

How Fulani, Hausa traders clashed in Lagos

About three persons were reportedly killed on Wednesday when Hausa and Fulani traders clashed at the Lagos State Abattoir, Agege, The Punch reports. The ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 8, 2016

The YNaija Tracklist: Abia sets up mobile court | No poisonous rice in Nigeria | Hausa, Fulani traders clash

From the papers this morning – a Tracklist How Fulani, Hausa traders clashed in Lagos – YNaija Ooni of Ife ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 2, 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode: Hausa language as a tool of conquest

by Femi Fani-Kayode In the northern part of Nigeria two vessels were used as vehicles for conquest by the Fulani: religion ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 1, 2016

Fani-Kayode, Omokri bicker over Zuckerberg’s Facebook Hausa comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Nigeria on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with technology developers in Lagos. During his ...

Oreoluwa PetersAugust 6, 2016

Facebook now available in Hausa language

Popular social media platform, Facebook, with over 1.8 billion users worldwide is now available in Hausa language. To switch your ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 23, 2016

Opinion: The slow death of Nigeria’s endangered languages

Many linguists predict that at least half of the world’s 6,000 or so languages will be dead or dying by ...

Mallam YeroJune 21, 2016

These 4 tweets make the case for why lumping the ‘North’ together is foolish

For a nation that boasts of over 200 tribes and languages, generalization can sometimes be dangerous. To many across the ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Opinion: A wake up call to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

By Bayo Adeyinka My dear Asiwaju, I am compelled to write this open letter to you because of the state ...

Azubuike AzikweMay 6, 2016

Soldier who started Hausa-Igbo clash in Aba, now in custody

The Abia government has announced the arrest of the unidentified Hausa soldier who shot dead an Igbo butcher on Thursday, ...

Janeth JMarch 3, 2016

Hausa, Yoruba clash in Mile 12, several feared dead (VIEWER DISCRETION)

Hausa and Yoruba traders on Thursday afternoon, were involved in a bloody altercation in the popular Mile 12 market in ...

Op-Ed EditorApril 12, 2015

Gimba Kakanda: We must resist the binary temptations to destroy us

by Gimba Kakanda It is an insult to repeat the bromide that “Lord Luguard brought us together”. Nope, we didn’t ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 20, 2014

Really, are Yoruba people loud and absurd?

by Kolapo Olapoju I saw the BBM (Blackberry messenger) ‘personal message’ of a friend this morning and it read, ‘Yoruba ...

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