IMG_5380Safiya Ahmad Nuhu

Location: Kano, Nigeria
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2014
Title & Organization: Lecturer, Bayero University Kano

Safiya Ahmad Nuhu has more than five years’ experience as a lecturer in the Department of Public Law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, and more than six years of engagement in civil society activities. She holds an LLB in Comparative Law (Common and Islamic Law), a master’s degree in Business and Commercial Law and an LLM. She has had professional training in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and in various aspects of International Humanitarian Law. She is a member of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protectio’ (PHAP) and has been a Judge in the Annual IHL Moot Competition organized by the ICRC, since 2011. She has experience as a consultant on researching justice institutions, and in training and mentoring Traditional Rulers (comprising Hakimai, Dagatai and Masu Unguwanni) on ADR, Sulh, Human Rights and Islamic Family Law. She was consultant to Jigawa State Government on the domestication of the National Gender Policy, and in the DFID Voices for Change baseline research on the ‘Status of Women and Girls in Legal Frameworks’. She is also a mentor in the Federal Government sponsored You Win program for youth entrepreneurs. Safiya is currently the research coordinator of the Kano Civil Society Forum (A coalition of over 80 CSOs in Kano State), which is focused on aiding the state towards ‘achieving human rights protection, promotion and sustainable development in Kano State.’

Blog Entries

Safiya Nuhu – YALI Impact Story

August 11, 2014 | Safiya Nuhu | 2014 Washington Fellow

Safiya Nuhu, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Kano, Nigeria, shares her experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.


Straight Talk Africa: Presidential Precinct YALI Fellow Safiya Ahmad Nuhu on Entrepreneurship

Straight Talk Africa guest, Safiya Ahmad Nuhu, Lecturer of the Department of Public Law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria spoke with host Shaka Ssali about the Young African Leaders Initiative and entrepreneurship.

Sustainability in Nigeria

July 15, 2014 | Safiya Nuhu | 2014 Washington Fellow

Week One set the ball in motion with a session on Design thinking. For me, there couldn’t be any better way to start the sessions, for since then, we have more or less been doing design thinking all through the week and […]

Safiya Ahmad Nuhu: YALI 2014 Reflection

July 15, 2014 | Safiya Nuhu | 2014 Washington Fellow

Safiya Nuhu is a young academic from Kano State Nigeria. She trained as a lawyer and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. Inspired and motivated by her teachers as well as her parents, who were both educationists, she had always […]