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ACRI: Almajiri may become Nigeria’s greatest nightmare

Director of Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI), Mallam Nurudeen Lemu, has said that the Almajiri phenomenon in the country may become Nigeria’s greatest nightmare, if government does not address it.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s poverty level discomforting

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the excruciating poverty in the country, adding that the situation makes him uncomfortable.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari: Conditions of poor Nigerians, Almajiris upset me

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society.

Saudi group donates to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi

The Saudi Arabia International Islamic Relief Organisation has commenced the disbursement of allowances to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi to ease off their difficulties.
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje commits to addressing out-of-school children in Kano

The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday pledged his commitment to addressing the issue of out- of-school children in the state.

Official: Kebbi government to partner NGOs to curb Almajiris

The Kebbi State government has expressed readiness to partner with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to curb the menace of Almajiris in the 21 local government areas of the state.

NGO offers free medical care to 500 destitute, others

An organisation, Women 4 Woman, on Monday offered free medical services to 500 destitute people in Kaduna to mark the World Hand Washing Day.

Federal government urged to tackle almajiri problem

A Cleric and Social Activist, Rev. Ladi Thompson, has appealed to government at all levels to initiate policies that are aimed at tackling the almajiri syndrome in Nigeria.

Emir of Kano condemns relegation of Almajiri system

Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has expressed concern that several years after Nigeria’s Independence, the country has failed to accord due recognition to the Islamic system of education.

Ex-Governor Kalu slams President Buhari’s critics on killings

Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, said it was insane for anyone to link President Muhammadu Buhari with herdsmen killings in the country.

Chief Imam: Politicians exploiting ‘Almajiris’

The Chief Imam, University of Abuja, Prof. Taofiq Abdulazeez, has berated politicians for sustaining the millions of Almajiri children in the North for selfish political gains.

92 arrested for violating anti-street begging law in Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board on Wednesday said it had arrested 92 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly contravening the law on street begging.

Aisha Bagudu: I’m committed to helping less privileged, almajiris

The First lady of Kebbi state, Hajia Aisha Atiku Bagudu, has said that she is committed to helping the less privileged and the almajiris in the society through her foundation.

Hisbah arrests 98 beggars in Kano metropolis

The Kano State Hisbah Board on Thursday said it had arrested 98 beggars in Kano metropolis for allegedly contravening the law on street begging.

Muslim Council raises alarm over influx of Almajiris into Adamawa

Adamawa State Chapter of Muslim Council has raised alarm over the influx of Quranic School Pupils, also known as Almajiris into major towns in the state.

NYSC member trains 35 youths on skills acquisition

A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Rotarian Ujueze Somtoo, has empowered 35 youths in skills acquisition to make them self-reliant.

Don restates importance of girl-child education in society

A don, Dr Jamila Aliyu-Mohammed, of the Ahmadu Bello University has stressed the need for girl-child education for the benefit and well-being of the society.

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