Saratu Abiola is a writer based in Abuja. She moved back to Nigeria in 2011 after living in North Carolina and Washington, DC, and has worked in civil society focusing on gender, youth, agriculture and regional development ever since. Her interests include: governance, media, literature and socio-political issues.
Articles by Saratu Abiola
Displacement and a people’s future
Recently, I joined a team of development workers to travel to some parts of Adamawa State and managed to get a sense of a story that does not get told in local or international newspapers.
Magu doesn’t need Senate’s nod as EFCC chair, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that Ibrahim Magu does not need the Senate’s confirmation as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...
Two years after Boko Haram carnage, Michika rebuilds
In 2015, notorious terror group, Boko Haram, descended on Michika local government, a sleepy town several kilometres away from Yola, capital city of Adamawa State. From Bazza, through Malkohi, Mitre, Ganguluma and Mukula, the rampaging insurgents left horror in their wake and sobering tales of anguish.
Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State, prefers the humbling and humble title of Ogbeni to the high-horse title of His Excellency. The Ogbeni title makes him look and sound like a man...
Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open
Since returning from his six month injury lay-off, the 35-year-old Federer has also won the Australian Open and Indian Wells and he heads into the clay season as, once again, the dominant presence on the ATP Tour.
Obaseki admonishes vigilance group on intelligence gathering
Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has charged the Edo State Vigilante Group to ensure they sharpen their intelligence gathering, noting that the security system of any nation would be ineffective and inefficient if there was a lack of proper information.
Mohammed, UN scribe, tasks Africa on Boko Haram, conflicts
The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed, has challenged Nigeria and African countries to learn from the lessons of Boko Haram insurgency and other violent conflicts ravaging the continent.
Missing Petrol: NNPC announces measures to recover product
The NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Mr Henry Ikem-Obih, made this known in Abuja in a statement by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division.
Making social media-driven activism work
With #IStandWithNigeria now in the past and Social Media Week ending last week, I have been thinking a lot about uses and effectiveness of social media for political advocacy in Nigeria.
Aphrodisiac perfumes likely fake
Many animal species are known to give off chemical signals to attract sexual partners, but scientists still debate whether pheromones used in aphrodisiac perfumes actually play any role in human mating.