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What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

What Happens When We Protest – #MeToo in Northern Nigeria

Last November, I went to the police headquarters in Niger state to seek approval for a protest. The rally for which I hoped to get formal permission and security was against sexual and gender-based violence. It had been convened by social development worker Fakhrriyyah Hashim and coordinated by writer Hassana Maina who, a few months […]

Maternal Mortality In Northern Nigeria Still At An Alarming Rate

Maternal Mortality In Northern Nigeria Still At An Alarming Rate

Nigeria is one of the youngest countries in the world – not in terms of when it was founded but in terms of the age of its population. According to the 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects, there are 19.9 million children in Nigeria and 44% percent of the population is below the age […]

Jaiz Bank Empowers 100 Women In Kano

Jaiz Bank Empowers 100 Women In Kano

About 100 women have benefitted from the Zakat distribution ceremony organised by Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation at the Emir’s Palace in Kano. Some of the items distributed include sowing and grinding machines, deep freezers and cash among others. During the disbursement, the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II described Zakat as a veritable tool […]

Dangote Foundation Distributes N150 Million Ramadan Gifts To Borno IDPs, Others

Dangote Foundation Distributes N150 Million Ramadan Gifts To Borno IDPs, Others

The Dangote Foundation has distributed Ramadan items comprising grains , sugar , flour among others worth N150 million to the internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) and less privileged in Borno state. The distribution took place  at the Government House premises with the beneficiaries in attendance. Flagging off the distribution , Governor Kashim Shettima praised the […]

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

11 Weeks After, Dapchi Girls Return To attacked School

SEVENTY-SEVEN days after the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls with one, Leah Sharibu, still in captivity, the freed girls have returned to the school, according to a fact-finding report by Washington DC, USA-based US/Nigeria Law Group. Worried that harm could still befall the girls, the group, in its report released, yesterday, urged the Nigerian government to […]

Herdsmen Kill Four Policemen, 32 Villagers

Herdsmen Kill Four Policemen, 32 Villagers

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have allegedly killed 32 Tiv villagers at various locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa State. The coordinated attacks reportedly took place on Saturday and Sunday. The Punch learnt that the attacks were carried out simultaneously in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of the state, […]