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Bolewa Group: Kanembu or Kwararrafa ( 2 )

Written by Inuwa Gishiwa Dabua Isa Alkali Abba (1985, 43) also believes that a strong bond exist between the Bolewa and Jukun. He submits that "...Bolewa and Jukun are one blood and they reached the confines of Nigeria in one wave...

Bolewa group : Kanembu or Kwararrafa (1)

In recent times, the official mouthpiece and propaganda platforms of the bolewa of Fika in present Yobe State have intensified the glorification of their history as a people and their traditional institution. Fika emirate and the Bolewa are described as...

History: The 9 Bauchi Gates

Residents of Bauchi, Bauchi State, are familiar with the existence of gates across the city such as Kofar Wunti, Kofar Jahun and even Kofar Gombe (Wambai). However, only a few residents know that these gates used to be small doors...

History: The fall of Kano in 1903

  By Jaafar Jaafar On January 27, 1903, Colonel Thomas Morland (later lieutenant-general) led British expedition against Kano with 37 British officers, one British sergeant, 16 European civilians and 1,060 men of the West African Frontier Force from their base at...

Babban Gwani, Architect of 19th Century: Life and Times of an Icon

In many ancient cities and towns of Northern Nigeria where this gentle man erect his building either mosque a palace people still believe that Babban Gwani possessed extra ordinary talents from Almighty God at constructing stage which brought him...

Emir of Bauchi marks 10 years on the throne

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji ( Dr) Ridwanu Suleiman Adamu has today, July 30 marked 10 years on the throne of the respected emirate in Northern Nigeria. It is based...

Historical Photo: Dufuna Canoe, the oldest African boat

Many historians and archeologist in Yobe State have said Dufuna Canoe is the oldest boat in Africa. The boat was said to have curved in 6550 BC,...

Bolewa Group: Kanembu or Kwararrafa

By Inuwa Gishiwa Dabua...In recent times, the official mouthpiece and propaganda platforms of the bolewa of Fika in present Yobe State have intensified the glorification of...

Peacock Royalist, the 18th Emir of Zazzau

Contributed by Abubakar Muhammad Musa(Saraki) Shehu Idris was born in the ancient city of Zaria, the Nigerias City Center of Learning (Home of Scholars) on 20th February, 1936 into...

Sultan of Sokoto, Sir. Siddiq Abubakar III :Three Decades After

By Abubakar Muhammad Musa (Saraki) On Thursday, 1st of November, 2019 marks 31 years since the irreparable lost of a royalist per excellence, Sir Siddiq Abubakar III (1903–1988) who...

Flash Back: Fire from Borno to Sokoto – By Mahmud Jega

Flash back 15th Jan, 2020 When and how did Northern Nigeria become the Ground Zero of insecurity in Nigeria, playground for insurgents, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits, armed robbers, epicenter of senseless killings, burning of...

The Nexus Between Islamic Religious Creed in Northern Nigeria – By Abdulrahaman Yunusa

In Northern Nigeria, religion have been given top priority more than in any part of the country. Considering the fact that Muslims were predominantly living there and majority...

Significance of June 12 in Nigeria’s Political History

Compiled by Khalid Ranga On June 12, 1993, Nigerians went to the polls to elect a President for the Third Republic. It was the first election held after the...

Today in History: Nigeria’s Military President, Gen Abacha dies of heart attack

Compiled by Ahmed Yahaya On June 8,1998 which is precisely 22 years ago, Nigerian military ruler, General Sani Abacha was confirmed dead. Born September 20,1943.He was brought...

Late Sa’in Kano Dr Wada Waziri (1932 – 2020): A Tribute

Dr Wada Waziri was born in Dambatta town. He was a great grandson of Sheikh Dabon Dambazau, the famous Jihadist and Sarkin Ban Kano (1807 – 1845) who financed the Jihad campaigns in...

Political Administration in Hausa land before colonialism

Hausa land before the conquest by the colonial masters, they met an organized system of political administration. Here are some them: Sarkin Musulmi - Sultan...

The rise and fall of Sokoto Caliphate

The Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria was one of the largest empires in Africa during the 19th century.  The empire developed as a result of the Fulani jihads (holy wars) which took place in...

Brief History Of Hon. Abubakar Yahya (Garkuwan Katsina).

Compiled by Nasir Abdullahi Bakori Honourable Abubakar Yahya Kusada (Garkuwan Katsina) was born on 25th December 1979, from the family of Late Yahya Kusada, a well known politician based in...

Brief history of Abdulkadir Yalwaji Saleh (Wamban katagum)

Yalwaji Saleh was the first person to replace their father's traditional title of Wamban Katagum. He served in various capacities at both national and state level, He was first Chairman Hadejia Jama'are River...

Brief History Of Aminu Saleh GCON, LLD, CON (Wamban Katagum)

Alhaji Aminu Saleh (Katagum Mafia Commander, Sultan of Aso Rock, Civilian in the Military Booth) happened to be a biological son of Wamban Katagum Malam Salihu and a younger to Wamban Katagum...

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Bauchi NYCN Excos tenure expires in 90 days

The Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Bauchi State chapter, Umar Lauya has on Sunday reminded the Executive Council from 20 Local Government...
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