Educate Girls Rather Than Build More Mosques


Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, says he is tired of receiving letters from some Northerners requesting for financial help to build a mosque instead of educating the girl-child in the region.

Sanusi made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the 3rd international conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano.

According to him,

“I’m just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterate. So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don’t come to me with a request to build a N300 million mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don’t have a mosque, I’ll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village. It is not a mere coincidence that this is where you have the highest levels of illiteracy, early marriage, divorce and the highest levels of domestic violence. People need to understand that the law has to change. If you look at the medical data on maternal health, girls who get pregnant below the age of 15 are five times as likely to die as girls who get pregnant at the age of 20. Those who get pregnant under 18 are twice as likely to die as those who get pregnant at the age of 20. so its important that we look at this issue of early marriage. If you look at the statistics, 48 percent of girls from the age of 15 to 19 in northwestern Nigeria are married, but that’s not all, 75 percent of these girls cannot read and write. Imagine what society we are creating.”

Jennifer Lopez & Drake: His Romantic Promise To Make Their Love Work No Matter What

No ‘Fake Love’ here — Drake and Jennifer Lopez are ‘Forever!’ we have EXCLUSIVELY learned the romantic details of the promise he made to JLo to make their romance work out, no matter what. Read on for the juicy details!

Drake, 30, and Jennifer Lopez, 47, are a modern day Romeo and Juliet! “He’s making a lot of plans and promises right now, and Jennifer is really feeling it, but she’s also taking it with a grain of salt,” a source tells US. “He’s promised to do whatever it takes to see her when things get hectic. For Jen, actions speak louder than words, so she’ll be really happy if he follows though. But if no, she’s cool with that too.” Good idea playing it coy!
As much as we want Jen to run off into the sunset with her knight in shining armor, Drake doesn’t exactly do monogamy that well — and she knows it! The NYE performer has a little for experience than Drake when it comes to dating, so she’s not afraid to call him out on his BS. After the way his relationship with Rihanna crumbled in only a matter of weeks, who can blame Jen for being a little cautious? Drake was full of loving words and gesturers (he even declared his love for RiRi at at the VMAs), but it wasn’t enough to go the distance.

Knowing this, Jen is taking a relaxed approach to their relationship. “She’s enjoying herself and living in the moment,” the source continues. “She’s never felt more empowered, whatever this is with Drake it’s been very good for her.” Hey, even if things don’t work out in the end, Jen is still having the time of her life right now. Her confidence has probably never been higher, and the “One Dance” rapper has snagged himself one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. It’s a win-win!

Lavish Canadian sisters detained for allegedly extorting Otedola

Jyoti and Kira Matharoo have been nabbed by authorities for allegedly extorting Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola.

Canadian sisters Kiran and Jyoti Matharoo have been detained in Lagos, Nigeria by authorities after the pair were accused of blackmailing and extorting Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola.

The sisters are said to have evidence of Femi Otedola cheating on his wife. Kiran and Jyoti who are from Toronto have also been reportedly accused of blackmailing up to 200 people in Africa. Femi Otedola is the father of popular Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Cuppy .

According to a statement sent via e-mail from

Global Affairs Canada to CTV News consular services are being provided to the sisters.

After appearing in court on Friday, December 23, 2016, Kiran and Jyoti are scheduled to be in court on Monday, January 26, 2016.

This is not the first time the Matharoo sisters are popping up in Nigeria’s societal scene. Jyoti Matharoo was rumoured to be the mistress » of Nigerian billionaire Musa Danjuma.

In 2015, actress Caroline Danjuma who is married to Musa Danjuma got into a nasty fight with Jyoti Matharoo on Instagram.

Caroline Danjuma made a post on Instagram which seemed to take shots at Jyoti.

“This is a direct message to all the mother fuckers #preferred mistresses #sluts #agents of hell…paying their useless bloggers to write shit about my husband and i….i am titanium, u can’t break my home, not even the devil with its powers can…. My marriage is ordained by God…. N for your info I am fully behind my man #team musa.. ” she wrote.

The fight started when someone tagged Jyoti Matharoo on the picture. The alleged mistress commented on the picture with a kiss print smiley which enraged Caroline Danjuma.

In January 2016, Jyoti got into another Instagram fight » . Social media maven Bizzle Osikoya shared a picture on his Instagram page which said “ I’m see a lot of imported girls posting first class flights and Lagos pictures. Una still get market? ”

Somebody commented and mentioned Jyoti Matharoo and her sister Kiran as ‘runs girls ’ who are taking clients away from Lagos runs girls.

Jyoti saw the mention and decided to reply. Soon enough the back and forth was quick with several shots taken.

The Matharoo sisters are known for depicting a lavish lifestyle on Instagram. Some websites have labelled them the Canadian Kardashians . Kiran Matharoo has 20,000 followers on Instagram while Jyoti has over 40,000 followers. They are quite known in the social circles of Nigeria’s upper class.

Christmas: Police Ban Fireworks in Adamawa

The Police in Adamawa Police has placed a ban on fireworks during the holidays across the state.

The warning was issued in a statement by the spokesman of the command, SP Othman Abubakar on Wednesday in Yola.

He also advised parents and guardians to caution their wards as the command would not hesitate in arresting anyone caught selling or using fireworks.

He listed the ban items to include knockouts, banger and other explosives.

“This callous attitude may cause not only distractions to the general public but may also constitute a security threat and other environmental hazards. The command therefore, advises parents to warn their children/wards to refrain from such ugly trend as police will not hesitate to clamp down on any person(s) caught selling or using these firework.”

Trump discusses border wall with Mexico

Trump discusses border wall with Mexico, no mention of payment.

Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday that the United States has the right to build a border wall to halt illegal immigration, but the Republican presidential candidate did not bring up his demand that Mexico pay for it. Read more

When China Sneezes, Those Closest Catch the Worst Colds

The ones nearest to China are some of the hardest hit as boom in the global’s 2nd-biggest economic system grinds to the slowest pace in a quarter century.

Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan all saw their economies cut back within the first quarter, whilst Mongolia’s commodities-fueled boom has faltered. And the awful news doesn’t forestall there. Read more

10 Articles to Read Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit

Right now the world is grappling with grave humanitarian crises – crises that demand deeper global attention and engagement. Next week, the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit will convene world leaders from across sectors to enhance the international response to humanitarian crises. A priority of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the World Humanitarian Summit is an important moment to reinvigorate solidarity and cooperation to prevent, prepare for, and respond to conflict and disaster. Read more