Posts tagged #nigeria

A Walk For Change

A man is making headlines in Nigeria by trekking from Lagos to Abuaj. 33 year old Suleman Hashimu made a promise two years go to make the journey should Muhammadu Buhari win the 2015 election. 

This is no small feat. Lagos to Abuja is 746.5km, which is a 9 hours and 2 minutes drive. After 13 days of trekking, Suleman has worn out five pairs of shoes. Along his journey he has been received by traditional rulers and scores of well wishers providing  him food and water.

Arriving at the capital shortly yesterday he was given a rousing welcome by those who have heard about his journey. Let's hope he takes a few days off for some well deserved rest!

Posted on April 20, 2015 and filed under News.

The Durbar Festival in Nigeria

The Durbar is a festival that is celebrated in several states in Northern Nigeria. In pre-colonial Nigeria, a series of Northern states were ruled by a traditional ruler known as the Emir. To displays the Emir's political and army strength, the nobility of each Emirates were required to contribute their fighting forces to take part in the annual Durbar festival.

Posted on April 10, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education, Fun Stuff.