Posts Tagged “Fulani”

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HENNA

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HENNA

Historically, henna was found to be used in the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, Carthage and other parts of North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Bridal henna nights remain an important custom in many of these areas, particularly among traditional families. Henna is commonly traded as a powder made by drying, milling and sifting the leaves. The dry powder is mixed with one of a number of liquids, including water, lemon juice, or strong tea, and other ingredients, depending on the tradition. Many artists use sugar or molasses in the paste to improve consistency and keep it stuck to the skin. The henna mix must rest for 1 to 48 hours before use, to release the lawsone from the leaf matter. The timing depends on the crop of henna being used. Commercially packaged henna, intended for use as a cosmetic hair dye, is available in many countries

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The other side of Fulani herdsmen

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The other side of Fulani herdsmen

Any claim that “the so-called nomads are merely individuals in the employ of big cattle owners” is patently absurd and merits no place in discussions on such weighty issue. It echoes the ridiculous claim by Otunba Tola Adeniyi, in a piece that was published by The Guardian few weeks ago that the country’s cattle –…

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MAKING SENSE OF NIGERIA’S FULANI-FARMER CONFLICT

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MAKING SENSE OF NIGERIA’S FULANI-FARMER CONFLICT

Disagreements over the use of essential resources such as farmland, grazing areas and water between herders and local farmers are said to be the major source of the fighting. Fulani herders can travel hundreds of miles in large numbers with their cattle in search of pasture. They are often armed with weapons to protect their livestock. They frequently clash with farmers who consistently accuse them of damaging their crops and failing to control their animals.

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IS SLS’ 2009 COMMENT STILL VALID TODAY? BE THE JUDGE

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IS SLS’ 2009 COMMENT STILL VALID TODAY? BE THE JUDGE

“There are good Yoruba people, good Igbo people, good Fulani people, good Nigerians and there are bad people everywhere. That is the truth. “Stop talking about dividing Nigeria because we are not the most populous country in the world. We have all the resources that make it easy to make one united great Nigeria. It is better if we are united than to divide it.

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The Difference Between Hausas and Fulanis

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The Difference Between Hausas and Fulanis

The Hausas and the Fulanis are two distinct ethnic groups found in Northern Nigeria, but they have become closely intertwined in the minds of Nigerians and the rest of the world. Hausa/Fulani is now a single term used to describe the mainly Muslims that live in the North and form one of the three main ethnic groups in the…

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Fulani Women and the Psychology of Pain

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Fulani Women and the Psychology of Pain

By Muhammad Awwal Ahmed Except for the three nurses hurdled up in a corner behind a counter, the hospital lobby was pretty much empty when I walked in. I had received a call 10 minutes prior informing me that my wife had safely delivered a healthy baby girl. As I approached them they took turns to…

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Technology as Panacea to Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes

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Technology as Panacea to Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes

Crusoe Osagie urges the government to adopt technology and innovation in order to surmount the herdsmen/farmers bloodbath

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