She studied political science in Nigeria and the USA and journalism in Russia.
She Bilkisu Yusuf pursued successful career in journalism in Nigeria.
Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf was the first female editor from the northern part of Nigeria. Studied political science in Nigeria and the USA and journalism in Russia. After that Bilkisu Yusuf pursued successful career in journalism in Nigeria, working for Daily Trust and Leadership newspapers and several local editions in Kano and Kaduna states. 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 later 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 was a columnist for Daily Trust and Leadershipnewspapers. 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.
The photo below shows the late Hajiya B. Yusuf (2nd from right) who was among those that died yesterday in Saudi during a stampede.
Late Hajiya B Yusuf on stage with others on the commemoration of ChibokGirls event, 1 year on. Hajiya who was also a member of the bring back our girls group is currently being mourned by other members of the group.
She was among the members of the fact finding committee that was appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan about the Chibok Girls. Until her death, she was a strong advocate for equality & inclusion.
May her soul RIP.