A FADING FUTURE FOR NIGERIA’S INDIGO DYERS – SPECIAL REPORT

The Kofar Mata dye pit began trading in 1498 “I first came here when I was young and I enjoyed helping out,” says Haroun Baffa. He comes from a long line of indigo dyers – for seven generations his family have taken up the profession here in Kano. A sign on a freshly painted arch at the Kofar Mata dye pits reads “1498” More...

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By editor On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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MEGHALAYA: WHERE WOMEN CALL THE SHOTS

Many Indian women cry out for equality, but a matrilineal culture thrives with little parallel in the northeast. Khasi-Jaintia women believe men have enough of a role to play in society [Subhamoy Bhattacharjee/ More...

By Editor On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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NIGERIAN KINGS IN THEIR SPLENDOUR1

Nigerians are naturally very colourful, cheerful, expressive people and in these, their monarchs are not left out.  Enjoy this production of pictures of some Nigerian Monarchs in their colourful palaces                    More...

By Editor On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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OYO STATE ; THE AJIMOBIS BAG CHIEFTANCY TITLES FROM OLUBADAN

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife, Florence, were recently installed as the Aare Atunluse and Yeye Aare Atunluse of Ibadanland by the Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, shortly after the endorsement of the More...

By editor On Friday, May 24th, 2013
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EMIR OF KANO LOOSES WIFE

The death has been announced of Hajiya Rabi Ado Bayero, wife of the Emir of Kano. The late Rabi, famously known as ‘Uwar Soron Kano’, passed on Thursday night at the age of 67, and had since been buried on More...

By Editor On Friday, May 24th, 2013
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BOOK REVIEW -“AMERICANAH” BY CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE

The ‘Afropolitan’ jet-setters began the year in a swirl of curious and adoring headlines, their multinational lives embodied in the figure of author Taiye Selasi. Having coined the term – combining ‘African’ More...