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.

WE ARE NOT THEM!

After the circulation of the disturbing video of armed militias of the group tagged the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) searching for so called...

Arewa Women in Technology

The history of women in technology from Northern Nigeria is a brief one, but now it is rising. For decades, technology has been a...

Arewa Sallah Celebration

Northern Nigeria as we have it today was once a series of states ruled by Emirs. The Durbar Festivals or Hawa began then to...

New Media

News in Nigeria breaks on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. The mood of the nation can be measured by the trending stories on these social...

THE GRAND DURBAR HOTEL

Along the ever-busy Independence Way, right at the center of the pumping heart of Kaduna, a large statue of a riding horseman on a...

LITERACY, SKILLS AND EDUCATION

Innovative Measures To conquer poverty, ignorance and disease, we must first conquer illiteracy. Bridging the literacy and skills gap among the Nigerian youth should be...

LITERACY, SKILLS AND EDUCATION

Learning and the Arewa Situation The state of education in Nigeria and Africa as a whole has constantly been in awful light. Many of the...

LITERACY, SKILLS AND EDUCATION

It is a widely accepted axiom that literacy represents the potential of an increase in an individual’s intellectual growth, as well as providing the...

THE FIRST IMAM: A Story of Northern Nigerian Writing – Part 2

Twenty years after the death of Abubakar Imam, I become his acquaintance. It is one of those nights characterised by incessant blackouts. Sleep eludes...

THE FIRST IMAM: A Story of Northern Nigerian Writing – Part 1

“Dr. Imam’s work in Hausa is analogous to Chief Fagunwa’s pioneering achievements in Yoruba … but I believe that Abubakar Imam explored a wider...