Intimidation, harassment can’t stop us from exercising our rights – Gandu

March 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Tijjani Gandu is a popular Kannywood singer. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Gandu speaks on how Kannywood got embroiled in the political crisis between former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje resulting in the arrest of some of their members. Mallam Tijjani, you took to Instagram on Friday calling on your colleagues to pray for Read More

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Reasons your Wi-Fi network may not improve

March 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Many offices and individuals rely on Wi-Fi to get jobs done or to surf the internet. A slow or snail-like Wi-Fi will no doubt delay your work and it can be very frustrating. This said, your Wi-Fi may not improve soon due to the following reasons discussed by Jumia Travel. There are devices interfering with your Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is very Read More

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5 ways to use social media for professional networking

March 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

The advent of social media has helped to introduce the concept of ‘social media for professional networking’. Slowly, ‘in-person’ networking is being overpowered by simply connecting to social networking sites. It’s all part of the phenomenon of social media that engages tens of millions of internet users per day. In today’s ‘networking space’, it is thus important to know how Read More

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Wodaabe men perform the Yaake ritual dance as part of the Gerewol week-long courtship ceremony in Chad

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Wodaabe men perform the Yaake ritual dance as part of the Gerewol week-long courtship ceremony in Chad. It must be one of the only African cultures which allows girls to take the lead in choosing their betrothed and even married women have the right to take a diff erent man as a sexual partner Photo: BBC/Tariq Zaid  13Shares13     

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I’m an actress with a difference – Aisha Muh’d

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Aisha Umar Muhammed is a 20-year-old Kannywood actress. One of the fast-rising actresses who joined the industry a year-and-half ago, Aisha is a Chemistry graduate of Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Aisha speaks on sundry issues, including how she is making a difference in her acting career. Could you Read More

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Yaseera B Z Yola: Promising actress

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Aliyu Askira Yaseera Babangida Zubairu Yola is one of the budding Kannywood actresses that are trying to cut their teeth in acting career. Yaseera, who is still in her twenties, has had an impressive career in journalism before crossing over to full-time acting in Kannywood. She has a diploma in Mass Communications all in Yola, Adamawa state. She worked Read More

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Why I return to acting full time – Mai-Shinku

February 20, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

About 5 years ago, Ibrahim Mai-Shinku and Jamila Na Gudu virtually dominated the Kannywood film industry because they became synonymous with each other as film husband and wife. This even led to speculation that they were in love and would soon settle down, even though on several occasions they dismissed this rumor as baseless. Suddenly however, as Jamila Na Gudu Read More

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Churchill opens up: Tonto Dikeh has refused to pick my calls

February 20, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Oladunni Churchill, the husband of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has finally opened up about his marriage crisis. In a new interview, Oladunni Churchill denies having a female PA and reveals that he hasn’t had access to his son who he misses so much as Tonto Dikeh won’t pick his calls. Recently, your househelp disclosed to an online media that you Read More

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‘Don’t make these mistakes when planning your wedding’

February 20, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Planning a wedding is not a child’s play whether you engage a wedding planner or not. It is very challenging and demanding because it requires thorough planning and of course money. The funds you have will go a long way in determining your type of wedding. But since Nigerians love weddings and it is once in a lifetime, they go Read More

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Kannywood costumes, storylines must reflect our cultures – Isa Ja

February 13, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Isa Bello Ja is a Kano-born veteran Kannywood actor and grassroots politician. He started acting in television drama series about 41 years ago. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, the 65-year-old politician-cum-actor who has lost count of films he featured makes case for Kannywood restructuring in terms of costume, storylines and more. Sir, being that you are still Read More

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NTDC endorses tourism book for secondary school curriculum

February 13, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ibrahim Ramalan As part of its efforts to ensure lasting promotion of tourism in Nigeria by instilling it into the Nigerian youths, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has endorsed a new book, “Redefining Tourism in Nigeria: The Real Issues and Challenge, Vol. 1-3,” into the Nigerian Secondary School curriculum. The book, which was co-authored by Ogbonnaya Okoronkwe and Read More

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How domestic travels rescued tourism in 2016

February 13, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Olukayode Kolawole The data presented in the recently published hospitality report on the Nigerian hospitality sector by JumiaTravel.com has finally cleared the air on the argument that Nigeria doesn’t have enough tourist destinations to attract people’s interest to spend their holidays in the country instead of traveling to some popular holiday destinations abroad. It’s fair to say that without Read More

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Having fun with pupils of her school

Anne Bessong stresses why she is passionate about teaching: Why is teaching important to me

February 9, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Teaching profession needs overhauling – Mrs. Bessong Anne Bessong, a passionate and charismatic teacher is the Head of Schools at Eaglesworld Global Schools in Ajah, Lagos state. In this interview with ENE OSANG the teacher with over 20 years experience stresses the importance of teaching out of passion rather than as an alternative. Can we meet you? I am Anne Read More

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Demystifying NBC’s changing role in digital era

February 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 1

By Muktar Tahir Hitherto the advent, adoption and transition into the digital era, the country’s broadcast regulator, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) literally patrol the broadcast airwaves day-and-night to ensure that broadcasting and broadcast materials are aired in accordance with the best ethical, professional and legal standards, and the breach of which is severely punished. Rather than regulating the activities of Read More

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Media urged to shun disinformation, fake news

February 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ibrahim Ramalan The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the Nigerian media to eschew disinformation and fake news, saying the phenomenon, if left unchecked, could damage the credibility of the media and endanger the country’s peace and security. The Minister made the call in Abuja recently when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters Read More

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Tourism, a catalyst for Nigeria’s economic turnaround – Rae-Omoh

February 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ibrahim Ramalan Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, has described tourism as a magic wand that can turn the Nigerian economy around, bringing it out of recession. Rae-Omoh said this in her speech while hosting the Leadership Newspapers management team that paid a courtesy call on the Corporation yesterday. The acting NTDC boss Read More

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Top five ways to identify fake news online

February 6, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

With the advent of social media and the wider access to the internet in Nigeria and other countries of the world, the news is no longer what it is. Unlike in the past when we all depended on the traditional for informative, educative and entertaining content, it is not so now. This is because the World Wide Web is free Read More

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Partnership with Lagos ‘ll revive National Theatre, creative sector – Minister

January 30, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Stories by Ibrahim Ramalan The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the partnership between the Federal Government and Lagos State on the renovation of the National Theatre will breathe life into the national edifice. Speaking after an inspection tour of the National Theatre in Lagos recently, ahead of the renovation to be carried out by Lagos Read More

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Bwari Tourist Village: NTDC, ITC sign MoU

January 30, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

In furtherance of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the development of tourism in Nigeria, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Tourist Choice Limited, to build a world class Tourist Village at Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The Acting Director-General of the corporation, Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh,in her speech expressed Read More

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Hafsat Ahmad Idris: Epitome of hardwork, resilient actress

January 30, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Aliyu Askira Hafsat Ahmad Idris is one of the freshly new faces in the kannywood film industry. Cool, decent and good-looking, Hafsat debuted her acting career in the ‘Barauniya’, a film she played a lead role. She is also billed for another one which is coming out soon, ‘Yar Film’. Hafsat, who, about two years ago, was a full Read More

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Almajiri School: A shadow of its former self?

January 30, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Binta Muhammad Saidu Almajiri school system of education in those days was a thing of great ac However, this education system as practiced today in the Northern part of the country precisely is a completely bastardized system, compared to the form and conditions under which the system was operating and its outputs during the pre-colonial era. It has been Read More

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I’m getting married soon, bye-bye to Kannywood – Maryam Isah

January 23, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Maryam Isah is a 28-year-old actress and half sister to former Kannywood actress, Mansura Isah, the wife of Kannywood and Nollywood actor and producer, Sani Danja. She joined Kannywood about a year ago when her sister Mansura, her brother-in-law Sani Danja and other stakeholders in Kannywood convinced her that she had what it takes to be a successful actress. She Read More

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