Arewa Living

This section features stories about how the people of Arewa live and how their culture shapes most of what they do and the influence of tradition and local belief systems in their lives and how they interact with people around them.

Beauty Secrets by Ovodi Natural: Here’s Why You Need A Toner

Growing up most of us have slathered a cotton ball soaked with toner to our pimple covered faces, simply because someone somewhere told us...

‘Fives’: A Northern Nigerian Sport

As legacies of empire go, some of the odder examples are the handful of Eton Fives courts scattered around the world in places like...

Kebbi Beach Soccer Club

The Kebbi Beach Soccer Club (KBSC) were participants at the Copa Lagos Tournament, which held from 8-10 December 2017. Northernlife followed the only Northern...

Footprints: Celebrating Pastor James Wuye

Pastor James Wuye is the co-director of the Muslim-Christian Interfaith Mediation Center, leading task forces to resolve conflicts across Nigeria. In the 1990s, Pastor James...

I AM KANO

Rahama Auwalu Aliyu is a 200 level student of mass communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Raised in  a large and close knit family,...

A Tech Revolution on The Horizon? A Look at The Facebook Developer Circles in...

The last decade has been quite a challenging time for the people of North east Nigeria. Insurgency, poverty and unemployment have been making the...

Footprints: Celebrating Navy Commodore Jamila Malafa

Commodore Jamila Malafa was born in 1965 in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa state. She is Whona by tribe. She joined the Nigerian Navy...

Stronger Together: A recap of my women founders’ conference 2017 experience

‘I can’t believe I am this late’ The words flew out of my mouth as I hurriedly bundled my still sore body -no thanks...

Footprints: The life and legacy of Sir Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa

  Early life: 1925-1933 Sir Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa was born in December 1912 to Yakubu Dan Zala and Inna in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi state. He was a...

MINNA: City of Imaginations

Some 50,000 years ago, settlements in te region now known as Minna first sprang. Over the preceding years, Islamic culture filtered into Minna by...