almajiri system and the tacit societal conspiracy

Almajiri System and the Tacit Societal Conspiracy

Whenever the almajiri issue pops up, my mind keeps casting back to a moment during my journey to Kano from Ilorin in 2013. It...
Urban trees

The Chainsaw: My Hatred for Noise and the Falling Trees

An early morning of a wet Saturday it was I have been awake for the best part of two hours. Still heavily involved in...
A population of people

Population: Advocating for an Effective Family Planning Policy in Nigeria

World population is growing, and it is growing very fast. Now at around 7.6 billion, it is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030...
Cooperative

World Cooperative Day: The Role of Cooperatives in Achieving Sustainable Societies

All over the world, poverty and income inequality are rising. They are major developmental challenges facing us today. However, there are ways of dealing...
Nigeria Education System

Of Schooling, Learning and the Standard of Education

A common misconception about education, in our part of the world, is that; schooling equals learning. That by gaining access to school, a child...
Unity

Let the Youth Defend Her Peace and Unity

To many of us, the fact that at 57 years of independence, our unity as a nation continues to be challenged, is saddening. Nigeria’s...
Africa Tourism

Tapping into Tourism to Reduce Poverty

Tourism is regarded as the act of moving temporarily to a new environment, for leisure, business, and other purposes. It includes all mechanisms -both...
Benue flood

Benue Flood: Not All About Climate Change

As extreme climate events become increasingly common, concern about the changing climate is taking center stage. Frequency in the occurrence of extreme climate events...
International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day 2017: Critical Lessons for Nigeria

Just over the last weekend, the world celebrated yet another World Youth Day (August 12). This year’s celebration, just like previous ones, came with...
inequality climate change

Inequality and Climate Change: The Vicious Cycle (2)

In the first part of this article, I examined how inequality exacerbates the impact of climate change induced hazards. This was done by looking...