All pens down in Maiduguri, as journalists’ most eligible bachelor picks colleague as bride

The world should excuse the media practioners in Borno for any noticeable news drought coming from the frontline state in the last two days.

Journalists and media practitioners have in the last two days been busy at the wedding ceremony of two of their colleagues.

Babagana Wakil and Hadiza Garba of the Dandal Kura Radio International, Maiduguri have tied the nuptial cord after a romantic years of courtship.

The NUJ House Press center Maiduguri was almost bursting at the seams on Thursday as journalists from different media joined the couples’ family and friends to attend the colourful Wushe-Wushe ceremony.

According to the Borno culture, Wushe-Wushe, a traditional wedding merriment where the bride and the groom are joined by their families to a music and dance party. All dressed in typical Borno apparels, the couple and the guests were regaled with beautiful burning incense as relatives dance to beats while spraying cash on the husband and wife to-be.

The Wushe-Wushe drags from late evening to early parts of the night before it is called off.

On Saturday, media practitioners joined Babagana at the family residence of Hadiza where the nuptial cord was formerly bound with the blessings of parents clerics and friends.

The Humanitarian Times joined hundreds of wellwishers to congratulate the two journalists for taking the bold of stepping out of bachelorhood to becoming real man and woman.

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