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Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf


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Bilkisu Yusuf is a journalist by profession and a political scientist by training. She received a BS in political science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. She studied journalism at the Moscow Institute for Journalism and International Relations and earned an Advanced Diploma in journalism and international relations. Her previous work experience includes working in the Ministry of Information, Kano, editor of Sunday Triumph Kano, editor of New Nigerian Kaduna, and editor of Citizen Magazine Kaduna. Bilkisu is currently a columnist for Daily Trust and Leadership newspapers. She is a founding member of several NGOs, including Women In Nigeria (WIN), the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), and AdvocacyNigeria, where she is the executive director. She is a consultant and trainer in media, gender, and conflict management and peace building. She is on the board of FOMWAN, the Nigerian Interfaith Action Association Against Malaria (NIFAAM), Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, (HERFON), ABANTU for Development, Vision Trust Foundation, and many others.