Almajiri

The Almajiri Catastrophe in Northern Nigeria

The Almajiri Catastrophe in Northern Nigeria

By Dahiru Maishanu This is not the first time the issue of the Almajiri System in Nigeria has caught the attention of my pen. I wrote ‘The Almajiri Syndrome’ at the early turn of the millennium while ‘sweating it out’ at the Hague University School of Graduate Studies. At the risk of vituperations,  vexatious reactions […]
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Influx of Almajirai 2nd phase takeover of South-South, South-East ― Delta Commissioner

Influx of Almajirai 2nd phase takeover of South-South, South-East ― Delta Commissioner

Perez Brisibe – Ughelli Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare has described the influx of Almajeris to the southern parts of Nigeria amidst the ban on interstate journeys due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the second phase takeover of the South-South and South-East region of the country. Prof Muoboghare, who is also […]

44 Almajiri school students test negative to COVID-19 in Zamfara

44 Almajiri school students test negative to COVID-19 in Zamfara

Zamfara Government on Thursday said all the 44 Almajiri school students sent home by the Kaduna state government had tested negative to COVID-19. The State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday. “Out of the number, five of the Almajiri school students were from Dansadau emirate in Maru […]

COVID -19: Anambra monarchs raise alarm over influx of Almajirai in South East

COVID -19: Anambra monarchs raise alarm over influx of Almajirai in South East

By Vincent Ujumadu – Awka Traditional rulers in Anambra State on Thursday, raised the alarm over the increasing number of youths from the northern parts of the country, popularly known as Almajirai, being dumped in the South East, calling on governors in the zone to take a serious stand on the issue without further delay. […]

Ayade orders another 120 Almajiris back to destination

Ayade orders another 120 Almajiris back to destination

…the influx is alarming, they want to enter C’River at all cost -Idiege By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade at the weekend ordered another set of 120 Almajiri’s who tried to sneak into the state through Gakem back to their destination. Vanguard learned that this is the third batch of […]