Hausa Fulani: My Instagram Page Bridges Imbalance Between Northern And Southern States Of Nigeria

In an exclusive interview with Gombe State born Mohammed Auwal Muazu, whose life has always been about promoting peace and unity amongst Nigeria’s heterogeneous society, he narrates his journey as a successful new media influencer and how he is disrupting the digital space to beam light on ‘Hausa Fulani’ culture.


Mohammed Auwal Muazu is an origin of Gombe state. I was brought up in Kaduna State. My parents have always inspired and encouraged me from childhood. I have always been a creative and innovative person and easily associate with people from all walks of life. This, has emboldened my courage in what I do.


I hold a Higher National Diploma (HND) from Kaduna State Polytechnic.


Being a Fulani by birth, I came to understand that Hausa and Fulani speaking people share similarities in culture, values and morals with other tribes, Thus, the ‘Hausa Fulani’ Instagram Page focuses on promoting our norms and values to the world. The mission is to continuously bridge the gap among all regions of the country.  

To state how famous Hausa Fulani blog has gone is an understatement. Having been in existence for almost a decade, ‘Hausa Fulani blog’ has become an household name to not only Northerners but also other internet users especially Instagram users.With almost (600,000) six hundred thousand followers, the blog now serves as as one of the most reliable source of firsthand information on happenings across the country.

Overtime, internet users became comfortable with the blog largely because of the undiluted and balanced information it gives to its tremendous followers all over the world. Accolades should be given to the blogger for his dedication, resilience, perseverance in running the blog by extracting and supplying genuine information needed by the general populace.


The shuttle between these states is to network with the right people and explore for business.


We organized events for entrepreneurs, promotes and create public awareness for prospective entrepreneurs. Some of which are Fashions shows, Family Fun-fairs, food expo, entrepreneurs meet and greets, concerts, and among others.


It is very challenging and stressful!  


 Quality and informed contents mixed with entertainment. More so, consistency.


My personal lifestyle rhymes with my professional lifestyle.


I find fulfilment in it and doing what I find pleasure in gives me joy and motivation.


I think those that have flawed opinion about the North have never been here. This region (North) is a peaceful environment structured to motivate, and help you grow in your establishment. We are peace loving people and accommodating. We are known to be honest trustworthy, blessed with great minds in all walks of life.

Yes there are misconceptions which ranges from seeing an average Northerner as ‘uneducated’ and ‘parasites.’ While this is far from the truth, our people are hardworking and take pride in tilling the land to supply essential commodities like food to other parts of the country. The government cannot provide everything for us as citizens and it is necessary, we join hands to build our land. Yes. Education is key, and I urge our leaders, businessmen and women to invest deeply in education.


I don’t wish to spend my life living in one place. That idea scares me.




I will tell them to be prayerful, to be patience, have a deep passion in whatever they find themselves doing, endure and keep moving till something happens. Never give up on your dreams, keep believing in yourself, keep pushing, keep on learning, explore and network with new people.


I can’t say much but I have plans. For now, I want to explore and expand my network.


Entrepreneurs, companies that seek to create awareness or promote their services to a larger audience.

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Alaafin of Oyo Confers ‘Akosin Of Yorubaland’ Chieftancy Title On Habeeb Okunola

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has conferred the chieftancy title Akosin of Yorubaland on Habeeb Okunola, MD/CEO TILT Group of Companies Limited.

The conferment of the Chieftancy title was reached after the Alaafin consulted the Oyomesi (the King makers and traditional cabinet of the Alaafin), a statement issued by Solomon Adetekunbo,  – Corporate Communications and CSR Manager of TILT Group of Companies Limited, revealed.

It was gathered that after rigorous exploration into the personality and activities of Okunola, who is also the Founder of Habeeb Okunola Foundation, he was found a worthy and thorough bred Yoruba son who is culturally inclined to wear the toga of the Yoruba royalty and traditionally oriented to promote the Chieftancy institution of Yorubaland.

“The Chieftancy title, Akosin of Yorubaland is interpreted as the first person in Yorubaland to perform an extraordinary feat; an illustrious accomplisher/ leader worthy to be celebrated. The prestigious title which is deeply rooted in the  origin of the Old Oyo empire, bestows it’s holder enoromous legitimate authority across all the Yoruba Kingdoms.

“The Akosin of Yorubaland Chief Habeeb Okunola has for a long time remained a frontline business leader of international repute committed to fostering grassroots development in underserved urban-slum and rural communities across Africa,” Adetokunbo said.

He added that “Okunola is a shrewd serial entrepreneur and global philanthropist; whose work and charitable activities across Africa have distinguished him as one of the leading entrepreneurs under 40, in the continent. He sits atop a major conglomerate and financial empire with stakes in real estate, construction, energy, engineering, agriculture, media and technology. 

“He is a certified businessman of international repute, whose experience in conceiving business transactions has given him access to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and leaders of International organisations. 

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“So Thankful To Wear His Badge”, Laolu Akande Celebrates Osinbajo At 62

Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity Office of the Vice President, has heaped praises on his boss, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as he turned 62 on Friday.

In a series of tweets on his official Twitter account, Mr. Akande described Vice President Osinbajo as a god-fearing, hard-working and illustrious man of the people.

He added that Prof. Osinbajo who was re-elected alongside President Muhammadu Buhari on February 23 is focused, thankful and forward looking man.

“VP Osinbajo is 62 today. Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day to a god-fearing, hard-working and illustrious man of the people.

“So thankful to wear his badge. As his days, so shall his strength, wisdom & favour be in Jesus mighty name. Amen,” he tweeted with a graphic design of the Professor of Law.

He then followed it up with another tweet that read, “Prof Osinbajo is 62 today: focused, thankful & forward looking.”

Mr. Akande is not alone in celebrating the Vice President of Nigeria as social media is awash with congratulatory messages for Prof. Osinbajo.

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E. A. Adeboye also prayed for the Vice President on his birthday. “Happy Birthday Pastor Prof Osinbajo, I pray that my Daddy will continue to strengthen you and grant you wisdom to surmount all the challenges life brings your way in the name of Jesus,” he tweeted.

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Child Of The World: Nigerians Hail Falz Over Sexual Violence Video

Nigerians and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) have lauded singer, Folarin Falana a.k.a Falz for addressing sexual violence in his latest music video.

The reactions came after the award wining artiste announced the release of the video titled “Child of the world” on his social media platform @falzthebahdguy FALZ – “Child Of The World” official video out”

According to DSVRT, it acknowledged Falz’s effort to speak up about “real life issues” on their official twitter account.

@DSVRT “We would like to use this medium to appreciate Falz for spreading the word on Sexual Abuse in the recently released video for his song, Child of the World.

“Together we will tackle this menace. Thank you for pointing Survivors in the direction of Help and Justice @falzthebahdguy”.

There has been a popular demand for Nigerian music artistes to use their art to speak on issues affecting the Nigerian society and lifestyle.”

While Some Nigerians took to Twitter to praise the idea behind the music video others called on more artistes to do same .

@iambussie “In a country where we got artiste doing songs and videos just for the commercial value, its rare to see the kind of Falz”.

@alpha_jenner “Falz touched sexual harassment, HIV/AIDS and suicide all at once with Child of The World. So far Falz seems to be doing everything as an artist to speak against societal problems”.

@elsieisy “Our celebrities don’t speak on social issues,

Let’s pay attention to the ones speaking up in an amazing way”

@ifol_ “From child of the world to this is Nigeria to whatever the next project is we just want you to know we your fans at proud of you”.

@t_riumphant “Cool how Falz could treat topics like rape, HIV and suicide in one video.Child of the world is lit”.

@ecstacy “Falz is touching important subjects with his music and that my people, is outstanding”


@michealeyitayo “The message in this video is so deep and encouraging our society needs more musicians like you @falzthebahdguy #ChildOfTheWorld”.

“@wojayz “Falz is a great guy that uses music to communicate on real issues, #ChildOfTheWorld video is a masterpiece. Beautifully executed, I had been anticipating a video, and yes, I worried that it may not interpret the message well Kemi Adetiba did a fantastic job”.

Meanwhile, Kemi Adetiba the music video director, thanked Nigerians for the feedback on the new video as it is currently YouTube’s number 1 trending video.

“Overwhelmed by the avalanche of messages and reposts on the new “Child of the World” video

It felt great to go back to where it all started… Music Videos.

Thanks to Falz for being an incredible Artiste, an amazing song, and thinking I was the one able to interpret it.

Thank you to Toyin Abraham and Bambam for giving up their precious time and bending to my creative madness.

Thank you to those clicking to watch. I see what you’re doing to the numbers And it isn’t even 24 hours yet’” Adetiba said.


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Wizkid Set To Drop “Made In Lagos” Album

Singer Wizkid says he is set to drop a new album titled “Made In Lagos”.

Wizkid spoke to top UK DJ Tim Westwood. During the interview after his epoch making AfroRepublik performance at the O2 Arena in London,

Although he had announced back in February that the “Made In Lagos” project would be released as a joint Starboy EP, Wizkid confirmed to Westwood that it will now be released as his fourth studio project.

He added that the album will contain 10 tracks with no features.

“The new album is called Made In Lagos; ten tracks, no features – straight Wizkid”, he said.

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Chef Miyonse Hits Goldmine, Signs Multimillion Naira Deal With Indomie

Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Nigeria’s number one instant noodles, Indomie, has officially welcomed and endorsed celebrity chef, Chef Miyonse Amosu into the Indomie family as its brand ambassador. 

Miyonse’s partnership with Indomie follows in the footsteps of Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, Sound Sultan’s work with the brand for the ‘You Like No Other’ campaign as celebrity brand ambassador.

Unveiling the new brand ambassador, the Chief Operating Officer, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr Girish Sharma, revealed that noodles as a whole has penetrated 80% of the Nigerian market. “We decided to collaborate with Miyonse because we recognize the fact that he is a well-respected chef and he knows his onions as far as the culinary landscape in Nigeria is concerned. He connects extremely well with his followers on social media; a quality which we recognise as vital considering the diverse consumer base for our brand, ranging from children to the youths and adults.”  

His words: “We are proud to work with an Ambassador who shares the same values as Indomie in dishing out healthy Indomie recipes to consumers. He is an outstanding young influential member of the culinary community and we are certain that this partnership would further enlighten our teeming consumers on numerous ways they can enjoy their tasty Indomie.  Miyonse’s passion for food is highly commendable. We look forward to working with him in making a difference in the culinary world.”

The 25 year old chef rose to prominence after being a housemate for the second season of the popular “Big Brother Naija” reality TV show. Ever since then he has proven himself as a culinary master and media personality. He currently hosts the cooking segment of the ‘Wake Up Nigeria’ breakfast show on TVC Entertainment for which he received an award as the Outstanding Television Chef of the year by the Nigerian Culinary Professionals.

Miyonse expressed his excitement at being a Brand Ambassador for Indomie Instant Noodles. “Being part of the Indomie family is very exciting and a great honour for me. Indomie has changed the game when it comes to staple foods in the country and it’s amazing to see this influencing style and culture and I am really excited to be a part of it. I look forward to creating exciting delicacies with Indomie that will cater to the different taste needs of our consumers. We already have some really cool projects in the works.”

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Small Doctor, Bolaji Okusaga, Others To Light Up NIJ Students’ Week 2018

The Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Nigeria’s Premier Monotechnic in Mass Communication, is set to hold its annual students’ week for the year 2018 tagged “Light Up“.

The event which is organized by the Students’ Representative Council, will take place from Monday, May 7 to 12 at the school campus located at No. 8-14, Ijaiye Road, Ogba, Lagos Nigeria.

On Thursday, May 3, the students created awareness for the forthcoming annual students’ week of the institute.

The students in their hundreds conducted community service in Ogba community in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city and also advocated against child abuse, rape and other sexual harassment.

The awareness walk and community service were part of the activities lined up for the pre-students’ week by the organizers of the institute’s most anticipated event of the year.

Though the norm has always been to attend the main event which is the students’ week, however, the organizers of this year’s event, decided to line up activities and tagged it “pre-students week” to create awareness for the one week programme.

After the “pre-students week” which ended on Saturday, May 5, with a bonfire camp, the students’ week is set to kick off on Monday, May 7 with Nigerian musicians, Small Doctor, Base One, Surgarboy, Yonda and other top Nigerian artistes expected to perform while Bolaji Okusaga, managing director of Precise(Reputation management company), will address students on Wednesday, May 9 which is the Professional Day.

Speaking on the forthcoming event, Chairman of the Students’ Representative Council, organizers of the NIJ students’ week, Richard Robert, said his team is fully prepared for the event, noting that the school has been supportive but not to the extent the students’ week committee had envisaged.

On the other hand, the Chairperson of the week, Olubunmi Awolusi, assured the students that the organizing committee of the week has been working tirelessly to ensure that the week meets the expectations of the students as well as the lecturers.

“We have lined up activities; we have the pre and the students’ week. We are really prepared because we want to make an impact this year beyond just celebrating our annual year”, the student’s week chairperson said.

“We want to make an impact, we want to touch lives, we want to light up our society – that was why we came up with the theme “Light Up”, Ms Awolusi added.

See the event table below…………………….

Monday, May 7: Exhibition, Opening Ceremony/ Carnival and Concert.

Tuesday, May 8: Cultural Exhibition, Drama, Dance, Live Concert and Film Show.

Wednesday, May 9: Professional Day, Provost Cup, Cinema Show, Final of all indoor & outdoor competition and games.

Thursday, May 10: Old school/ mock assembly.

Friday, May 11: Beauty Pageant.

Saturday, May 12: Awards/ Balls and Dinner.

GATE FEE: Free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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2018 GTBank Food And Drink Fair To Hold April

The third edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair is set to hold on April 29th, 30th and May 1.

The fair will bring together small businesses in Nigeria’s food sector, with more than a dozen internationally renowned chefs and food experts and thousands of food lovers to create the biggest food experience in Africa.

Organized by foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, the Fair is designed to celebrate Nigeria’s vibrant food culture whilst Promoting Enterprise in the small business sector of the Food Industry.

The 3-day event is free for all to attend and provides small businesses with a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields. Having hosted over 250,000 people and helped hundreds of small businesses achieve record sales, the GTBank Food and Drink Fair has, over the past 2 years, become a major event in the social calendar of Nigerians and beyond.

This year, the GTBank Food and Drink Fair will feature a series of Masterclasses in the art and business of food and drink whilst treating attendees to a host of live cooking demonstrations of their favourite delicacies by renowned international and indigenous chefs. The carefully curated selection of small food businesses will offer the best culinary experiences in Lagos and beyond.

There will be a space for Street Food, which will offer the best of local delicacies, as well as a Farmer’s Market where SMEs involved in agriculture will sell fresh and organic farm products. Attendees can also expect a fabulously diverse range of gastronomic delights from restaurants and outdoor grills well-known for setting taste buds on fire and an exciting mix of eclectic cocktails.

Commenting on the 2018 GTBank Food & Drink Fair, Mr. Segun Agbaje, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “Alongside the unparalleled culinary experience, the GTBank Food and Drink Fair showcases the richness of Africa’s food culture and the vibrancy of the small businesses involved in the industry. This year, we have added an extra day to the fair, thereby increasing the opportunities for small businesses to connect to more consumers as well as businesses.

He further stated that, “Apart from the amazing experiences that we create for our tens of thousands of guests, it is the personal testimonials that we receive from small businesses that speak to the true value of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair. Behind these small businesses are hard-working fathers, enterprising mothers and incredibly passionate youths, and when they share their remarkable stories of record sales at the fair, we see not just the impact of our efforts at Promoting Enterprise but the immense capacity of our organization as a Platform for Enriching Lives.”

GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation. The Bank is also going beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in key economic sectors to strengthen small businesses through non-profit consumer focused fairs and capacity building initiatives that serve to boost their expertise, exposure and business growth.

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Speaker @YakubDogara Celebrates David Mark At 70

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  has extolled the virtues of former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark on the occasion  of his 70th birthday anniversary.
The Speaker  described Senator Mark as an elder statesman and patriot saying, “you are a man of many caps; former military administrator and two time president of the Senate.”
“Distinguished is an attribute you have earned for yourself from the excellent way you discharged your responsibilities in all roles you found yourself.”
He noted that Senator Mark is a  man of many caps who have left masterstrokes in the way he superintended over matters of state, “putting national interests above personal ones when the need arose; from your days in the military to making the proverbial ‘lightening strike twice’ as the president of the Senate.”
The Speaker prayed God to continue to bless the former Senate President  with sound health and more wisdom to contribute his quota to the growth and development of Nigeria.
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Osinbajo, El-Rufai, Monguno Storms Yola For Turban Ceremony Of Dujima Adamawa

Yola, an ancient town which also is the capital of Adamawa State was agog on Saturday as the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, amongst many other dignitaries visited the State capital to witness the turbaning of the new Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu Ahmed.

The ceremony which was held at the Palace of Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barindo Aliyu Musdafa Ph.D OFR., also witnessed the presence of several personalities which includes the Adamawa State Governor, His Excellency Bindow Jibrilla, National Security Adviser (NSA), General (Rtd.) Babagana Mungono, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, and several others who came to witness the occasion.

Lamido Adamawa, in his address, urged the newly coronated Dujima Adamawa to discharge his duties with the fear of God and see the new position as a challenge to do more in helping humanity. According to him, there is no better period to receive the title than now, stressing that it is a position that was highly reserved for philanthropists who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in civic and charitable responsibility.

Describing his new traditional title as the will of Allah, the Dujima Adamawa urged residents and other traditional rulers in the state to join hands with him to move the state forward. He also thanked the Lamido Adamawa for recognising his giant strides in the society and conferring on him, one of the highest traditional titles in the land.

According to him, the added feat is a call to do more in promoting social good and investing more in the people of Adamwa State and the nation as a whole.

Recall that the Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu, serves as Chairman and sits on the Board of numerous companies with interests in Construction, Real estate, Energy, Agriculture, Technology, Supply chain Management and Venture capital.

As tradition demands, the Dujima Adamawa rode on a horse from the palace to his residence, where he was hosted by Governor Bindow at the Government House in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. Minutes after, the newly turbaned Dujima Adamawa was convoyed to his residence where several well-wishers and guests were waiting to felicitate with him.

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Lekan Babalola, Bisola, Jeff Akoh Take Music To Lagos Island Streets On Good Friday

Celebrated Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola and his Eko Brass Band are set to light up the streets of Lagos Island with music this Good Friday, March 30thh, 2018.

The holidays will get even more memorable as the two-time Grammy award-winning musician teams up with friends to bring the joy of music to residents and fans. The open-air music jam holds at Campos Area opposite Ebony Casket on Igbosere Road, Lagos Island.

Organized with the support of Temple Management Company (TMC), the concert which promises to be a medley of sounds also features the Eko Community Band and Temple Music artistes, Bisola and Jeff Akoh.

Speaking about the concert, Lekan Babalola describes it as a ‘community project.’ “It’s our little gift back to the community that has given me everything right from my childhood. The concert is my response to unstable power supply; we are making music that does not rely on electric sound. Together with support of my management, Temple Management Company and friends, we hope to create beautiful moments this Good Friday,” revealed Lekan Babalola.

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BON Hotels Commission 4 Star Abuja Hotel

South African-based BON Hotels, has opened its latest hotel in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The 28 room hotel which is situated at 3, Negro Crescent, Maitama, was commissioned on Tuesday by the BON Hotel Group.

The BON Hotel Abuja, features 20 classic rooms, 4 executive suites, 4 executive lofts, a modern gym, conference center, coffee bar and a lounge, 2 swimming pools, and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.  The conference facilities have 7 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 20 persons.

Each of the 28 rooms come with satellite TV, hairdryer, free wi-fi, tea/coffee making facilities, and electronic safe.

Conveniently located close to Abuja’s city centre, BON Hotel Abuja, is 3 km from the British Embassy and within walking distance of the Irish Embassy.

Presently, 50 per cent of the General Managers of the Hotels are Nigerians, while 78 percent of the Hotels workforces are also Nigerians.

BON Hotels was started in 2012 and today operates hotels in South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Ethiopia and Uganda.  It operates its West African portfolio, which mostly consists of Nigeria, under BON Hotels International West Africa.  BON Hotels International West Africa is headed by the founder and former Chairman of Protea Hotels, Otto Stehlik, who serves as the Executive Chairman.

The BON Hotel Abuja, joins other properties currently being operated by the group in Nigeria, including the BON Hotel Grand Towers Abuja, BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro, Abuja, BON Hotel Abuja, BON Hotel Delta, Protea Ikeja, Ikeja GRA, and Protea Victoria Island, bringing the existing number of hotel rooms operated in the country to 444.  Almost all the hotels completed a refurbishment programme in 2016.

Currently under construction and scheduled for 2018 opening are the BON Hotel Apo, Abuja, BON Hotel Ekiti and BON Hotel Owerri, which will bring the Nigerian portfolio to 10 hotels.  The company plans to build hotels in 37 locations in Nigeria, with joint venture partner, Africa Alliance Group, over the next few years.



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