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.

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...

THE POLITICAL CARTOONIST

  Man cannot leave by science alone. Art preserves the history, culture and traditions of a people. They see themselves, their ideals and even their...

TWIN VOICES OF FEMINISM

“Equality of the sexes is to me, as unquestionable as it is non-negotiable, and that makes me phenomenally, a staunch feminist.” ~ Maryam Awaisu At...

AREWA FEMINISM

The beginning of feministic endeavours in Hausaland did not begin with the rise of the 21st century. The empowerment and liberation of women has...

Finding Arewa in Lagos

For the typical Northern Nigerian, Lagos probably exists in another universe, a very far universe from the sahel-savannah of the Northern axis. To the...