Posts Tagged “North”

ROMANCE NOVELS BY FEMALE AUTHORS IN NIGERIA CHALLENGE TRADITIONS

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ROMANCE NOVELS BY FEMALE AUTHORS IN NIGERIA CHALLENGE TRADITIONS

Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce. They are part of a flourishing literary movement centered in the ancient city of Kano, in…

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TOP 8 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN TARABA STATE

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TOP 8 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN TARABA STATE

Taraba State is located in the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It was carved out of the old Gongola State on August 27, 1991, by the former military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. The state derived its name from the Taraba River which crosses the southern part of the state, and both the river and…

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Olodo, there are Waterfalls in the North

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Olodo, there are Waterfalls in the North

When the North is spoken of there are some who think its a hot, dry land with no water anywhere. Well, Benin City is becoming hotter than the North if you mean the kind of hot that makes one sweat profusely as against the dry harmatten-like hot you mainly find in the North.   Another…

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ZUNGERU: THE TOWN WHERE THE AMALGAMATION OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PROTECTORATES WAS SIGNED

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ZUNGERU: THE TOWN WHERE THE AMALGAMATION OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PROTECTORATES WAS SIGNED

Zungeru actually holds a great deal of significance to the Nigerian state as it was the birthplace of a number of prominent Nigerians such as Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria, Biafran warlord Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and Senate President David Mark. Unfortunately, there is little in the town today to show that it had once served as the fulcrum of the nation’s history.

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GROWING UP IN RADICALIZED NIGERIA: A NEW NOVEL TITLED “BORN ON A TUESDAY” SHOWS THE GRITTY REALITY

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GROWING UP IN RADICALIZED NIGERIA: A NEW NOVEL TITLED “BORN ON A TUESDAY” SHOWS THE GRITTY REALITY

“Born on a Tuesday” begins in 2003, during the uneasy truce that followed. Dantala, the novel’s narrator, is one of a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree in Bayan Layi, a small northwestern Nigerian town. They steal sweet potatoes, smoke Nigerian grass (called “wee-wee”), brag about their exploits and get into fights. Dantala used to go to Quranic school, sent there by his father, until he drifted away. He’s the smallest boy in the gang and the swiftest runner. He doesn’t know how old he is, but says he has fasted for Ramadan “nearly 10 times.”

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WHO IS AFRAID OF A UNITED NIGERIA?

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WHO IS AFRAID OF A UNITED NIGERIA?

The Yoruba say that a child should not ask to know who killed his father unless he has been able to hold the sword that was used to kill him by the hilt. And if the question was merely about how an elected president died while in the custody of the military government on July 7, 1998, I would abide by the wisdom of the elders and not ask questions. But the fact that the people that find themselves in the territory called Nigeria will continue hustling to make ends meet under impossible odds should the prevailing situation (or arrangement?) continue, forces the question – who or what stands opposed to our coming together?

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THE GREAT GREEN WALL INITIATIVE

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THE GREAT GREEN WALL INITIATIVE

The vision of a great green wall to combat ecological degradation was conceived in 2005 by the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and the idea was strongly supported by President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal. The vision evolved into an integrated ecosystem management approach in January 2007, when the African Union adopted declaration 137 VIII, approving the “Decision on the Implementation of the Green Wall for the Sahara Initiative”. In June 2010, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan signed a convention in Ndjamena, Chad, to create the Great Green Wall (GGW) Agency and nominate a secretary to further develop the initiative.

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HOW TO PREPARE KULI-KULI: A NIGERIAN SNACK

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HOW TO PREPARE KULI-KULI: A NIGERIAN SNACK

Kuli-Kuli is a Northern Nigerian snack that is made from dry roasted peanuts/groundnuts , ground into a semi-paste, mixed with select spices and deep fried until it hardens.   INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING KULI KULI * 1 Cup dry roasted groundnuts / Peanuts * half tablespoonful Grated Ginger *A pinch of ground Chilli pepper(optional) *Groundnut /Peanut…

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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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