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mallam

(ˈmælæm; -əm) or

malam

n
1. (Islam) (in Islamic W Africa) a man learned in Koranic studies
2. (Islam) (in N Nigeria) a title and form of address for a learned or educated man
[C20: from Hausa]
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A resident of the town who gave his name as Mallam Abdullahi believes the Hausa own the town.
Republic of Nigeria, Vyacheslav Beskosty, met with the Minister of Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
Even after completion of the contract, the employer is just postponing his exit," Dr Pavithra Mallam, wife of Anil Mallam Balaiah (doctor) told ANI.
Club team manager Jov Mallam added: "The boys are thrilled and looking forward to using the new kits.
The suspected Boko Haram emirs arrested Monday were identified as Lawal Abba, Mallam Gana and Mallam Hisna from the towns of Shatte, Bula Burra and Bulla Jaja, respectively.
So far, roads Mingora: Mallam Jabba, Shangla: Alpuri, Chitral: Mastuj, Chitral: Bomboreet and road Chitral: G/ Chashma have been restored.
Abakar Ahamat, the governor of the Adamawa region, said the owner of the camp, Mallam Danlatti, was detained after the release of the captives on Monday.
The biometric registration system was launched in February 2014 by the former CBN governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
La programmation culturelle et artistique de cette annee sera riche et variee avec des concerts musicaux qui auront lieu en plein desert, notamment Dunes d'El Deserte d'Espagne, Africa united, Sagazic de France, le groupe maroco-espagnol Anda medina, Mallam Zaid de Khamlia/Merzouga, le groupe d'Imodda qui reprennent les chansons de Tinarewens, Inzenzaren avec Abdelhadi Yakkout, et chanteur Mouloud Meskaoui, soulignent les organisateurs dans un communique.
Boko Haram members laid ambush for traders who came to buy fish in Doron Baga … they killed more than 40 of them and carted away the fishes some them had bought," a resident in Maiduguri, Mallam Ali Jatu, told Reuters.
On the abduction of the women and children, a resident in Husra village in Michika, Adamawa State, who identified himself as Mallam Musa Yaro-Uba Musa, revealed that hundreds of people including women and children in the Northern part of Adamawa State were languishing in the custody of the insurgents.
After they escaped, the girls went to village heads who live close to where they found themselves and the local leaders brought them to us," Mallam Inuwa Kubo, Borno's education commissioner, said on Thursday.