Tag: Northern Nigeria

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Op-ed EditorDecember 8, 2016

Hamzat Lawal: Love and the temperament of an activist

by Hamzat Lawal Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies – Aristotle My experience in activism exposed ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 29, 2016

Pius Adesanmi: Finding crude oil in the North is Buhari’s understanding of economic diversification

by Pius Adesanmi In my entire adult life, every government in Nigeria has mouthed the platitude of economic diversification. Whether ...

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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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RoqeebahNovember 1, 2016

The Media Blog: Techpoint is moving to the North – and we’re loving it

There are so many reasons why Techpoint is our favourite tech blog. As in, literally our favorite. Earthy, real and innovative. They don’t ...

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RoqeebahOctober 31, 2016

Day 14: Countdown to Aisha Buhari’s apology #TheNorthernWives

It would appear from past events that Mrs Buhari has no patience for the institutionalization of “first lady” roles. Remember at the Appreciation ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Opinion: Yorubas will not be used by Hausa-Fulanis in 2019

by Bayo Oluwasanmi “The statement from Yakasai is not surprising. That the Hausa-Fulani feudalists have consciously sought to monopolize power ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

T.J Benson: Donga [Nigerian Voices]

Nobody stays in at night. In Donga at night time you are either young and wild or old and dying. ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

Francis Nwafor: Victory story [Nigerian Voices]

It was 12:55am and I was just about going to bed after finishing the proposal my boss asked me to ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2016

Opinion: Southern Kaduna – Let’s revisit the issue of constituency delineation

by Yusuf Ishaku Goje Today’s Nigeria is plagued with the challenges of ethno-religious mistrust, counter-accusations, and hostilities. Nepotism has indeed become ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 2, 2016

Opinion: Northern Nigeria and the quest for Federalism

by Ugochukwu Amasike Once upon a time, before the era of coups and counter coups in pre-oil Nigeria, there were ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 29, 2016

Opinion: The political strategy that is Boko Haram

by Adetayo Adesola Giles Fraser wrote an article in the Guardian in 2015 tagged ‘It’s not the religion that creates ...

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AzeezAugust 28, 2016

Buhari: Reuniting millions of IDPs with their families is my current challenge

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said reuniting over two million Internally Displaced Persons who were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency ...

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