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Clutching at a straw (reviewed)

 The story below was originally written on April 20th, 2010. The subject matter, Aisha Abdullahi whose affected breast is shown in the picture below HAS PASSED AWAY! She never made it just like her sister before her. The help she sought so desperately NEVER came.

By Ismail M. Kabir Once a law student at the Bayero University Kano, Aisha Abdullahi, 28, will pass for a dazzling young lady; an ambitious and creative woman whose vision in life is now being threatened by a dreaded ailment; breast lump. She was full of life and hoped to be a successful business woman after years of trading with her late mum. In 2001 during the 2nd year of her schooling, Aishat had a fatal accident while traveling from her school (BUK) to Jos, Plateau state. The tragic experience led to the loss of her memory and was subsequently advised to quit schooling. Following her recovery two years later, she began facing life with a renewed vision and aspiration when her elder sister, Mrs. Bilkisu Okiki Muhamme…

The Application of The Sharia Law (As Practised In Northern Nigeria) With Respect To Women and Justice

By: ABDULMALIK AHMAD BADAMASUIY Esq. NottinghamLawSchool NottinghamTrentUniversity United Kingdom e-mail: N0355655@ntu.ac.uk, aabadamasy@yahoo.com +2348059250052; +447908232015
INTRODUCTION
The vision of law sometime is a myth, though extraordinarily powerful, but a myth nonetheless. The work of a lawyer and Judicial authorities is commonly understood to consist of searching for codes and laws, the appropriate disposition to solve a case and apply the legal consequences anticipated by the norm to the situation in question.
Generally, most laws owe their origin or root to divine law or the laws divinely ordained by God through various religions. For instance, in Judaism and Christianity we have the Ten (10) Commandments. Also, in Islam there is Sharia, which basically operates to concretize the ideas of Islamic Faith. Universally, all legal systems owe their emergence to these divine laws. Thus, one cannot separate the English Legal System from the Christian faith, while the Sharia cannot be se…