Dating muslim women in nigeria

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Research in the 1980s indicated that, for the Muslim north, education beyond primary school was restricted to the daughters of the business and professional elites, and in almost all cases, courses and professions were chosen by the family, not the woman themselves.

However, in the last few years, the rate of women's employment has apparently increased as more women have been employed in the modern sector.

Such households were more numerous in the south, but they were on the rise everywhere.

Generally, in Nigeria, development planning refers to "adult males," "households," or "families".

In the modern sector, a few women were appearing at all levels in offices, banks, social services, nursing, radio, television, and the professions (teaching, engineering, environmental design, law, pharmacy, medicine, and even agriculture and veterinary medicine).

However, the north still lags behind in these apparent changes due to cultural laws.

Women were included in such units but not as a separate category.

Up until the 1980s, the term "farmer" was assumed to be exclusively male, even though in some areas of the south women did most of the farm work.

All twelve states are governed by Islamic Sharia Law.

The states, which are all northern, include the states of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara Elsewhere, both Christians and traditionalists in polygamous unions are recognized by customary law.

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