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Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening – El-Rufai

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has described the increasing population of malnourished persons in the state as “frightening.” The governor stated this in Kaduna at the opening of a twoday Orientation Workshop on “Eff ective Coordination of nutrition programme” organised for members of Kaduna state Committee on Food and Nutrition. El-Rufai, who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Read More

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Insurgency and child labour in Maiduguri By Hauwa Yahi

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Child labour has been on the increase in the Boko Haram ravaged Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in northwestern part of the country. Child labour, according to UNICEF, is work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful to children and deprives them of opportunity for schooling and development. Investigations have shown that children within the ages of seven and Read More

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Truth behind toilet infections By Hauwa Yahi

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Toilet infections, as people call it, is a situation whereby the female (due to the wide open perineum and short urethra) experience itching, burning sensations in her private part and irregular discharge, which is usually smelly as well as irregular menstrual period with lower abdominal pains. Most ladies refer to it as toilet infection, because they claim to contact it Read More

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Children’s Day: Uniforms prevent children from school – Teachers

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Headmistress of Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Kugbo, Hajiya Hauwa Abdulraman, has said that school children in Kugbo “stay away from school and prefer to go to the farm with their parents because of school uniforms.” She stated this yesterday during a march-past practice organised by the school preparatory to the International Children’s Day celebrations scheduled for May 27. Read More

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Overcoming the challenges of maternal, infant mortality in Yobe

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Using maternal, new-born child health interventions to save lives, especially for the returning IDPs in Yobe state, MUSA M. BUBA, who attended a workshop recently, reports that the state government had to evolve the strategy to stop maternal and child deaths, either as a result of ignorance or neglect by past governments Overview Nigeria despite its wealth, has the highest Read More

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Husband gets 5 strokes of cane for divorcing wife

May 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari in Kaduna yesterday ordered that a man, Idris Sai’du, be given five strokes of the cane for violation of the Islamic Law on divorce. The judge, Dahiru Lawal, also ordered the man to pay N5,000 to Hauwa Abdullah, his wife, for abandoning her and ”wasting her time for so long. ” The judge, Read More

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YOSAMM, MNCH2 seek funding for child health programmes

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Yobe State Maternal and New Born Child Health, in collaboration with Yobe State Accountability Mechanism, yesterday, organised a two day sensitisation workshop on independent resource mobilisation for sustainability. MNCH2 Consultant and Vice President, International Association for Community Development, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Prof Muhammad Bello Shitu, who is the resource person said YOSAMM was working towards sustaining itself. “The activities of Read More

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Malaria preventable, yet major challenge – Commissioner

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government has said that malaria, though a preventable disease, had remained a major public health problem in the country and constituted a major barrier to social and economic development. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Bello Kawuwa, stated this during the flag off of the 2018 World Malaria Day on Tuesday in Damaturu. The commissioner, who was represented Read More

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Kano NHRC receives 46 cases in one month

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), NorthWest zonal office, Kano, yesterday said it received 46 cases in March. The NHRC zonal coordinator, Hauwa Salihu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that out of the 46 cases, 26 were completed while 20 were ongoing. “Most of the cases were on abandonment of children after divorce, gender-based discrimination and rape. Read More

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Zamfara NSCDC arrests 52-year-old for ‘raping’ 3-year-girl

April 24, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NYSC), Zamfara state command, has arrested 52-yearold man, Aliyu Adamu, a resident of Gusau, the state capital, for allegedly defiling 3-year-old girl, Hauwa Anas Gusau. Parading the suspect, the state NSCDC commandant, Mr. David Aabi, described the incident as devastating, saying after thoroughly investigating the matter, the suspect would be charged to court. Read More

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Yobe targets 43,000 kids for vaccination

April 24, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government has said that it was targeting 43,000 children for vaccination as it joins the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s African Vaccination Week AVW which would last for seven days. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Bello Kakuwa, represented by the Executive Secretary, Yobe state Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni Fika, Read More

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Navy hands over 2 impounded vessels to EFCC

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, yesterday, handed over two impounded ocean-going vessels to the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Warri. The Executive Officer of NNS Delta, Navy Capt Festus Adewuyi, handed over the vessels, MT Aisha and MT Hauwa to EFCC on behalf of the Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu. Addressing journalists, Adewuyi Read More

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Wakili’s death: Why Toro LG should produce new Senator – Group

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Following the death of Senator Ali Wakili, residents of Toro local government area of Bauchi State have pleaded that the area should be allowed to produce the new senator. Chairman of the Amalgamated Union of Toro Youths and Women Awareness, Alhaji Abubakar Usman S. K, made the plea yesterday during the formal declaration of the ex- Bauchi State Commissioner of Read More

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Katsina NAWOJ trains 5,000 women on self-protection against rape, others

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Katsina state chapter of the Nigeria Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has trained 5,000 women on how to protect themselves against rapes and other vices from men. The state Chairlady, Hajiya Hauwa Abubakar, while addressing the participants said Governor Aminu Bello Masari sponsored the workshop. She said all the 5,000 women selected for the workshop “will be educated on how to protect Read More

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Dapchi girls’ release: A promise fulfilled?

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

One of the challenges of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the abduction of 110 girls of GGSTC Dapchi. MUSA M. BUBA writes on how President Buhari fulfilled the promise made to their parents Since President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration came to power almost three years ago, he promised the electorate to fight insurgency, among other electioneering promises. The government has given Read More

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Released Dapchi girls recall ordeals

March 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

-Spend 3 days on road -Girls not molested, promise fulfi lled – FG -Shows Buhari working – APC -Senate commends Buhari -It’s stage-managed – PDP -105 freed, 4 die, one held back Released Dapchi girls recall ordeals and Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja The agony of abducted Dapchi school girls’ parents came to an end yesterday, as the Boko Haram abductors returned Read More

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Kannywood fans should stop celebrating our marital crisis – Hauwa Katanga

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

Hauwa Musa Katanga joined Kannywood in 2002 and left in 2006 when she got married in Daura, Katsina State. Some of the successful fi lms she featured include ‘Katanga’, her fi rst fi lm where she got her nickname, ‘Sarauta’, ‘Matar Bahaushe’, ‘Basaja’, ‘Sarki Jatau’ and host of others. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA in Kano, Katanga, who recently Read More

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Hajiya Maryam Jahun, Hajiya Nafi sa Usman, Dr Safi ya Abdulkarim, Hajiya Nana Gwadabe, Hauwa El-Yakub, President, St Louis Old Girls Association during a peaceful over rape cases

July 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

From right: Hajiya Maryam Jahun, Hajiya Nafi sa Usman, Dr Safi ya Abdulkarim, Hajiya Nana Gwadabe, Hauwa El-Yakub, President, St Louis Old Girls Association (SLOGA), Kano, Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim Dankani, and Hajiya Aisha Kwaku, during a peaceful walk organised by SLOGA, in collaboration with women organisations over high rate of rape cases, in Kano yesterday  

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Pain drove me to poetry, but love kept me – Hauwa Shafi’i Nuhu

January 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Hauwa Shafii Nuhu is a promising poet whose works have appeared in The Kalahari Review, Brittlepaper, Praxis magazine and many other platforms. She is currently a Law student in Bayero University, Kano. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, Hauwa discusses her parent’s influence on her writing, her life as a poet as well as why she is now more at Read More

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Hauwa Shafi’i Nuhu: Nigeria’s promising literary doppelganger

May 31, 2016 Blueprint 0

Who is Hauwa Shafii Nuhu? Hauwa is a young writer resident in Minna. She is from Niger State but schools in Bayero University Kano. A hopeless addict to home and family, as well as to good poetry and great prose who has works on online journals such as The Kalahari Review, Brittlepaper, Praxis magazine, and elsewhere. She publishes with only Read More

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FIDA Nigeria to roll out drums for 50 years of service to humanity – Hauwa Shekarau

June 2, 2014 Blueprint 0

Barrister (Mrs) Evelyn Hauwa Shekarau, National President, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nigeria represents the umbrella body representing all women lawyers at the National Conference. In this encounter with Zainab Suleiman Okino and Emeka Nze in Abuja, she expressed happiness that FIDA will celebrate her 50th anniversary during her tenure as well as their struggles to protect and Read More

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We want to tell our African stories in Hausa movies – Hauwa Maina

March 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

She is a household name in the movie business in northern Nigeria. Renown actress, producer and one of the very few female movie directors, Hauwa Maina is the Secretary-General of the Hausa Films Women Producers Association of Nigeria. Recently, she finished shooting another movie of her own titled ‘Rai Da So’, i.e. Life and Love. Last week, she discussed the Read More