Tag: Northern Nigeria

YNaijaNovember 5, 2022

The North will forever be grateful if they vote for me – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election, has declared that Northerners will be forever grateful if ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 31, 2021

#YNaija2021Review: Asaba declaration, Northwest bandits, electoral bill…The Biggest News Stories of the Year

We followed some of the biggest headlines obsessively. Banditry in the northwest About 140 students went missing in July after ...

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 AminuAugust 6, 2021

This is the Northern gambit you didn’t know about regarding enforcing Shari’ah

Unless you have a core of steel, shock is a natural reaction to news items like the arrest for blasphemy ...

Ado AminuJuly 10, 2021

Once again a mob calls for blood in a new blasphemy case in Northern Nigeria

A mob of young Nigerian Muslim men in Sokoto, stormed the palace of Sultan, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday carrying ...

Kola MuhammedJuly 7, 2021

Are Nigeria’s Northern elites truly jittery about Southern pacts?

It is becoming a case of cause and reaction. Whenever there is a meeting of the Southern leaders, especially the ...

EditorMay 25, 2021

Top cloth markets in Northern Nigeria

Markets in Nigeria serve both economic and social functions. In particular, by providing outlets for ‘local’ products, they help create ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 31, 2021

Turn by Turn: Terrorism is going South | The #YNaijaCover

The humanity in us is hardly existent. We used to be less bothered about terrorism in the North. Now, it ...

Bernard DayoMarch 12, 2021

What we know about the latest school abduction in Kaduna

Banditry and kidnap is on the fast rise and the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna is the latest site, ...

Ado AminuMarch 11, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I wanted my baby to shut up, forever.” | Women’s Month Special

As difficult as it is to believe, nay conceive of, while we talk about women’s achievements in Nigeria over the ...

Ado AminuMarch 4, 2021

When Nigeria is ready to tackle child marriage, this might be the first step

Child marriage is still an ongoing menace in Nigeria that does not appear to be going away any time soon. ...

Ado AminuDecember 3, 2020

Professor Yusuf’s short term solutions to terrorism may cause bigger problems

It is no news that Northern Nigeria is in the choke hold of a brand of religion that could ruin ...

Nelson C.JDecember 3, 2019

If Governor El-Rufai could do it, then Nigeria should get ready for more women in government

The face of politics in Nigeria has and continues to be male. Brutishly male, older and viciously stagnant. With a ...

Bernard DayoJuly 22, 2019

#ArewaAgainstLGBTQ is ignorance that can turn violent and dangerous for LGBTQ people

Over the weekend Arewa Twitter, the online demographic of the North, banded together in activism to advocate against homosexuality and ...

AzeezOctober 13, 2017

The YNaija Tracklist: Buhari told us to focus on Northern Nigeria – World Bank | Stop Saraki, Senate from investigating me | IGP tells court | More stories

From the papers this morning – a tracklist. How much EFCC has recovered through whistleblowers – Magu – YNaija PDP ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 29, 2017

We are not vacating the North – Igbo Leader

As October 1st is underway – the day a Northern a coalition asked the Igbos to vacate the region (now ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 6, 2017

Mercy Abang: In Maiduguri, poverty breeds Nigeria’s next ‘Boko Haram mothers’

By Mercy Abang   Over 134 suicide bombings have occurred since 2009 when Boko Haram unleashed a campaign of terror ...

EzinneJune 24, 2017

The Thread: Nigeria’s underground drug culture is destroying our youth

Drug abuse and addiction is a rarely talked about subject, but apparently it is blooming into an epidemic without proportions. ...

Op-ed EditorJune 9, 2017

Opinion: Kaduna declaration and the brazen insensitivity

by Ahanonu Kingsley The call for all the Igbos of South-eastern Nigeria to leave the North by an coalation of ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 6, 2017

“They are uncultured, ungrateful” | Northern group gives Igbos 3 months to vacate

A Coalition of Northern Youth Groups tagged, “The Kaduna Declaration” have given all Igbos residing in any part of Northern ...

Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

Open letter to President Buhari: This is how you can make Northern Nigeria ‘Destination China’

Dear Sir, I have travelled the North. …In my spare time, I TRAVEL THE NORTH. I am, as you will ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 22, 2017

We haven’t started dealing with Nigeria’s disease – Okorocha

by Omoleye Omoruyi The Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has called for partnership with Northern Nigeria, in order that education be ...

Op-ed EditorApril 29, 2017

Peregrino Brimah: The Aare’s curse- Did late MKO Abiola curse the North?

by Peregrino Brimah Aare Ona Kakanfo is a title given to the generalissimo, the war general during the Old Oyo ...

Oludolapo AdelanaApril 23, 2017

The Thread: How overpopulation in Northern Nigeria is affecting economic growth

by Dolapo Adelana Nigeria last conducted a National Population Census in 2006. The National Population Commission has proposed that a ...

Op-ed EditorApril 23, 2017

Simon Kolawole: Sanusi’s home truth deserves introspection

by Smon Kolawole The time has come, I propose, for the expression — “Sanusi stirs controversy” — to be officially ...

Op-ed EditorApril 15, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Why President Buhari is wildly popular in the Muslim North

Someone suggested a few weeks ago on Facebook that President Buhari’s irrationally wild popularity in the Muslim north would require ...

Op-ed EditorApril 13, 2017

Moses Ochonu: Sexual repression in Northern Nigeria – A provocation

(A short excerpt from my recent lecture on Boko Haram at the University of Pittsburgh) by Moses Ochonu Muslim-majority Northern ...

ToluFebruary 11, 2017

#Impact365: How Angels of Hope Foundation is helping to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice

Angels of Hope Foundation is based in Kano and has championed notable causes like the Justice for Musa Movement in ...

ToluJanuary 25, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: It’s the fake photos of Southern Kaduna killings that concern Senator Dino Melaye

Yesterday at plenary session, Senator Dino Melaye raised a point of order on what he calls a “cyber space attack ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 23, 2016

Opinion: That Sultan’s excuse for the killing of Ndigbo in Northern Nigeria

by Jude Ndukwe The Sultan of Sokoto’s (Amirul Mumineen Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV) recent visit to Enugu State where ...

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