Hannatu Musawa

Barrister, Solicitor, Lecturer, Human and Women’s Rights, Political Activist. Muasawa is a syndicated columnist to about half a dozen publications in the country. She currently works at Hanney Musawa and Associates.

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The Generation Game, By Hannatu Musawa

In the book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture the author, a Canadian named Douglas Coupland, wrote a masterpiece that started out as a fictional novel but became the defining characteristic of a whole generation. The story is about the traits and struggles of three young strangers born between…

To Intervene in Syria or Not, By Hannatu Musawa

Should the U.S. intervene in Syria with Military Action or should it not…? That is the question. More than a year has passed since the start of the Syrian civil war and just as the violent crackdown on those who oppose the government of Bashar al-Assad has become more intense,…

Islam and the Doctrine of Peace on 9/1, By Hannatu Musawa

On Tuesday, September 11th 2001 when four passenger jets were hijacked and intentionally crashed in the United States of America, killing nearly 3,000 people, many knew that it was the start of a dark era in the stability of the world order. However, few would have imagined thirteen years on, the effects…

The Theory of a Great, By Hannatu Musawa

The 19th century historian, Thomas Carlyle was a promoter of the Great man theory, the philosophical concept that the history of the world was primarily shaped by the individual decisions and orders of great men and personalities. His viewpoint was based on the premise that every event in history stems…

Sowing the seed of disconnect, By Hannatu Musawa

Seriously, all this malarkey about power shift and the region entitled to occupy the presidency in 2015 is not only out of order but really, really reckless. For a nation that prides itself as the unifying presence in Africa, for a country whose white stripe on the flag represents the…

Growing Pains, By Hannatu Musawa.

Most parents of adolescent children will identify with the fact that it is a time of change and challenge for all involved. Due to hormonal changes in their body, an adolescent mood may swing from admirable behavior to a des...picable show of rudeness at home and in public. A great…

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Stolen Lives, by Hannatu Musawa

[caption id="attachment_93995" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hannatu Massawa[/caption]“Elham Mahdi al Assi was a young girl with great plans for her future. Those plans came to a cruel end when she married a man who would later become her murderer. One day after her marriage, Elham was taken to hospital due to excessive…

The Ideal of Ramadan, By Hannatu Musawa

I dare say nothing in my opinion symbolises the speed at which time flies more than Ramadan. It seems to me like only yesterday we were celebrating the last Ramadan when the thirty days of fasting, reflection, feasting and prayer went by so swiftly. But here we are again at…

Nelson Mandela: A Walk Well Walked, By Hannatu Musawa

Nelson Mandela is ageing and his ‘spirit and sparkle’ is fading, his wife has said, as it is disclosed that South Africa’s former president is hospitalized on life support, suffering from a recurring lung infection. Millions all over the world yet again hold their breath at the news that the…

Celebrating A Father On Fathers Day, By Hannatu Musawa

This Sunday, June 16, as the world honours fathers and celebrates fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society, I would like to use this forum to honor and recognize all the fathers in Nigeria who work and toil hard to put food on the table irrespective of…

Jubilee Anniversary: It’s Been 50 Years? By Hannatu Musawa

Alhaji Ado Bayero’s appearance at the Durbar in Kano this weekend will cap a triumphant Golden Jubilee for a Monarch who is secure in his subject’s’ hearts and has emerged as one of the most successful and respected royal figures in the country. 50 years ago, when the young Mallam…

Suicide Bombing: Dying to Kill, By Hannatu Musawa

“There must be a better option than killing to die… or dying to kill!” (more…)

What is sauce for the goose… By Hannatu Musawa

"America must be aware that their most recent misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan has set a sorry example" (more…)

Footprints of a Baroness, By Hannatu Musawa

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Of those people, some we may personally know and some we may just see on our television screens, read about in books, or hear about them through tales. Of those people, some will leave footprints on our hearts and minds which…

Sacrificing Peace or Justice, By Hannatu Musawa

Justice or peace? Basically that’s what it boils down to. Since the beginning of the offensive by Boko Haram, there has been widespread debate about how to bring the bloody onslaught to an end. With so many divergent voices lending themselves to the debate of whether the particular strategy developed along…

Reaping What You Sow, By Hannatu Musawa

It is an important teaching in Christianity that God is not mocked; whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. We cannot escape the consequence of our actions; everything that we do as participants in this interconnecting community has repercussions and one way or another it comes back to…

Hard View: Dispensable Lives, By Hannatu Musawa

[caption id="attachment_93995" align="aligncenter" width="257"] Hannatu Massawa[/caption] There should not be double standard in how the crime of toxic waste dumping is investigated. Mother Nature could be beautiful, kind and nurturing, but she also has her dark moments. Floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones are all natural disasters that have the gargantuan…

Lord of thee aspiRINGS, By Hannatu Musawa

I have a pitch for a great, blockbuster movie; I think I just may have to call Peter Jackson about it. My working title is “Lord of the AspiRings” and it goes something like this: “A very powerful organization whose inner functioning is concealed from non-members has covert meetings in…

Global Warning, By Hannatu Musawa

The writer urges Nigerians to be more cautious of actions that cause global warming. Our climate is changing. What is meant to be the chilly season of harmattan apparently feels more like a scorching heat-wave. Nigeria is supposed to have a wet and dry season, with the wet season starting…

APC as Nigeria’s New Dawn, By Hannatu Musawa

February 6, 2013 was a magnificent day for Nigeria. As the sun rose over the eventful day, Nigerians all over the world celebrated the thrashing our Super Eagles gave Mali’s Les Aigles to reach the final of the African Cup of Nations in South Africa. But prosperity was not done…

Hard View Party Palava; Volume II, By Hannatu Musawa

Alas and Ahold, all my readers Behold; Party Palava, Volume II is about to be told! It’s a view of the intrigue, the canker, the mould, Of the political parties abound in our fold. Please hope you’re consoled, coz the story’s twofold, With such vast dimensions, it takes time to…

Party Palava; Volume 1, By Hannatu Musawa

Yo folks, it’s that time when I chime out in rhyme. To chronicle the thyme and the chaos sublime, Abound in our nation of organised crime. As I witness Nigeria go back in her climb, My pen and my paper will mimic my mime. The line of this fine rhyme…

2013: Year of the Water Snake, By Hannatu Musawa

We survived! Contrary to the prediction of the Mayans, the world didn’t end in 2012. Yes, the Mayans got it wrong, 2012 was not the year of the final disaster, destruction and mayhem. But even though the deadline for the prophesized end of the world has passed without any fire…

Hard view: A walk well walked, by Hannatu Musawa

The author says Mandela is a beacon of goodness. (more…)

Tussle of the dragons by Hannatu Musawa

“The people expect distinctive competence while proficiently guiding them towards a more hopeful future.” (more…)