from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of north-central Nigeria south-southwest of Kano. It is a processing center in a cotton-growing region. Population: 975,000.
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- proper n. A large city in Nigeria
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in north central Nigeria; agricultural trading center
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Boko Haram's attacks had been restricted to Nigeria's northeast until last month when a man claiming to speak for the group told the BBC's Hausa language service that it was responsible for three blasts that hit the northeastern city of Bauchi, the north-central city of Zaria and a town near the capital.
Director General Mohammed Sani Sidi says his agency is helping more than 21,000 displaced civilians in Kano and nearly 10,000 displaced civilians in Zaria as well as people at more than 100 camps for displaced civilians in Kaduna.
For Nigerians and Africans with small educational institutions, like Zaria Academy, to garner funds and expertise necessary to grow, my experience with Zaria Academy and with developing a fashion school in Ghana, which I will blog about soon, is to have those of us Africans living in the diaspora share the skills we have acquired, the strategic thinking and know-how on what Africans need to do and how they can ready themselves.
My meeting in Abuja was with the owner of Zaria Academy, Dr. Adamu.
Zaria Academy will be ready to take its campaign for funds to expand its educational outreach and provide first-class education by September 2011.
Zaria Academy is seeking funding funds to expand and grow its school from 700 boys to 1,000 and from 300 girls to 1,000, for a total of about 2,000 students.
As I work to assist, I am cognizant of the fact that some of the five key steps and tasks I set as a base for Zaria will be reached.
Adamu is a 1966 graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. In 1970 he earned a B.A. in political science from Yale University, and in 1989 he earned a Ph.D. in political science from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
Create strategic alliances and partnerships -- local government area; city, state and federal government; institutions like ABU; corporations in Zaria; other schools
Begin to seek funds locally, in Zaria, Abuja, North Region in progress
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