We will jail parents who enroll children into Almajiri system – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has warned that parents who enroll their children in the Almajiri education system stand the risk of prosecution and two years imprisonment.   The governor stated this when he visited 200 Almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa State and undergoing rehabilitation and optical screening at Government College, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna, on Monday May 25.   Almajiri is ideally a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria, where young children leave their homes to live with Islamic

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Former almajiri narrates what life was like as one and how he was saved by an Igbo man

The story of a former almajiri as told by writer Japheth Prosper has been shared and widely read on Twitter.   The story, said to be a true story, tells of the life of an Almajiri, named Abubakar, who, together with his friend Ali, managed to leave the Almajiri system in Kano under the tutorship of one Mallam Ladan.   They were eventually helped by a Nigerian couple and they succeeded in rising above their lowly position.   Read the story below.

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35 Almajiri kids discharged in Kaduna after recovering from Coronavirus

The Kaduna state government has announced that 35 Almajiri who tested positive for Coronavirus, have been discharged after recovering from the disease.    In a tweet shared on the state government’s official Twitter handle, it was gathered that the kids were discharged after their successful treatment at an Isolation facility in the state. They also tested negative twice for the virus.   Kaduna state now has  47 active cases of COVID-19, with four fatalities recorded. A total of 63 patients have also

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Activist narrates his encounter with an Almajiri boy he found sleeping on the street in Borno

An activist has shared photos of an Almajiri boy he found sleeping on a street in Borno as he narrated his encounter with the boy.   Shuaib Izge said he woke the boy from sleep to ask what was wrong with him and he was saddened by the boy’s response.   He said the boy told him that he is hungry and since morning he has not had anything to eat.     Izge condemned parents who give birth and send their

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Reps ask FG to stop repatriation of almajiri children

The Federal Government has been urged to stop the repatriation of the Almajiri children to their states of origin as witnessed in different states in the last few days.    The lawmakers reached the resolution on Tuesday May 12, following a motion sponsored by a member of the House, Aishatu Dukku.   Dukku who expressed concern over the way the kids are being transported to their state of origin, stated that it is against the fundamental human right which allows Nigerians to

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