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Ado Gwanja was Assaulted By A Police Officer

people close to popular Northern singer Ado Gwanja have accused men of the Nigeria Police Force of assaulting the singer at the Yan Awka Police station in Kano. When pictures of the beaten singer first emerged, reports had speculated that he was assaulted by a jilted boyfriend. Makiya Online is however reporting that an altercation […]

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Man Attacks Ado Gwanja At A Wedding Dinner In Kano

Popular Hausa Musician Ado Gwanja has been attacked at wedding dinner were he was scheduled to perform. The “Kujerar Tsakar gida” Singer was reportedly accousted by an angry man who was jealous at the attention his girl friend was giving the hausa musician. The Attack on Ado come a few weeks after Aminu Ahlan, another […]

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Northern Women- Its No Longer Business As Usual

-Jacinda Ismail We were once the envy of the south, hell, I think we stil are. We don’t farm, don’t do “colabo”, don’t bother being trades women and when the suitor comes, we get the expensive jewelry, the fabolous “laife” and a wedding to die for. All in all, the average Northern girl lived a […]

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1000 yr old city uncovered in Ethiopia

Not as old as Kano, but we are getting there. Archeologists in Ethiopia have discovered an ancient city that dates back to the 10th century in Eastern Ethiopia. “This discovery revolutionises our understanding of trade in an archaeologically neglected part of Ethiopia. What we have found shows this area was the centre of trade in that […]

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Cover them Up- How the entertainment industry is surviving Censorship in other Muslim countries

As many Northern states adopt tougher censorship measures, especially under the APC, maybe there’s a thing or two to learn from the entertainment industry in other conservative countries. From Iran down to near Sudan, entertainment promoters have had to adopt ingenious methods to keep the flame alive, sometimes that means some bizarre photo-shop sessions on […]

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SAD- Transgender Sex Worker Humiliated at Makurdi

The sad case of Jennifer Kpaakpa aka Ushahemba Yaapera who was arrested in Makurdi after being a good Samaritan and attempting to make peace between to two other fighting sex workers is a grime reminder of the North’s long way to go on LGBT rights. She’s been called “fake”, a “presenter” the man “who deceived 1000 […]

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Kaduna Declaration- Security Agencies Advised Against Arrests

Nigeria’s security agencies, possibly the SSS advised against the ill-conceived arrest of the signatories of the Kaduna Declaration, The Nation is reporting. Days after the declaration, a spokesman of the Kaduna Governor claimed that the Nasir Elrufai had ordered the arrest of the signatories, on what grounds, he however failed to mention. The Nation is […]

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Kano Bans Wasan Tashe After is APC is ridiculed in Songs

Traditional ramadan plays known as wasan Tashe have been “banned” by Kano police, supposedly due to “security concerns” but in truth due to a series of damining plays to ridiculed the ruling APC and probabaly destoryed what little political capital the conservative government still held in the anicient city. Starting last week a series of […]

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IMN Intensifies Sympathy Media Campaign

As recession gripped Nigeria continues to reel under calls for dissolution from diferent sides, a media outfit loyal to the shia’a based Islamic Movement in Nigeria has intensfied a Social Media based campgain which hopes to riase sympathy for the Shi’a who were massacred at Zaria almost two years ago. The very graphic campgain uses […]

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Salafi’s launch Campaign for Zakir Naik in Nigeria

Sympathisers of Wahabi scholar sheikh Zakir Naik have a launched a campaign aimed at “clearing the name” of the embattled scholar who has been accused of spreading extremists views by indian and Bengali authorities. The Wahabists who have recently become adept at using social media launched the campgain on a number of Hausa Facebook Groups with […]

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Bird Flu Kills 13000 Birds in Kano

The Kano State Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed that the avian flu influenza, otherwise known as bird flu had killed no fewer than 13,000 birds in nine farms across the state. The Federal Government had raised the alarm of possible outbreak of the disease in seven states of Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Bauchi, Nassarawa, Plauteau and […]

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Nigerians Spent N28Bn On Umra

Despite the current economic down turn, more than 40,000 Nigerian pilgrims performed the lesser Hajj or Umra this Ramadan season. With each of them required to spend not less than N700,000, the total bill of the religious ritual amounted to an estimated N28 Billion. Most of this staggering amount of money will go to foreign […]

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Kwankwasiyya Rice floods Kano amidst Glut

Local rice dealers in Kano have condemned the “sharing of Kwankwasiyya rice” by members of Kwankwasiyya movement. The dealers condemnation comes as a glut hits local markets. Local rice manufacturers have in the past few weeks been at loggerheads with the government after a ave of imports brought down the prices of imported rice thereby […]