Katsina State & Northern Nigeria

Katsina State is a state in northern Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its governor is Ibrahim Shema, a member of the People's Democratic Party. Northern Nigeria is a geographical region of Nigeria. It is more arid and less densely populated than the south. 5.0/5

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The history of emirates in Northern Nigeria dates back to about 1,500 years with the Daura Emirate of Katsina State said to be the oldest. It has the oldest existing place built over 150 years ago; it was here that Bayajidda Killed the notorious snake called Sarki. It is an emirate that once had women reigning for close to 20 generations before it was changed. Today, all over the Northern Nigeria states are Emirs or Sultan or traditional rulers who are highly respected in their communities and all over the world based on their prominence, influence and affluence. They are distinguished eminent men who before ascension to the throne were already made either as civil servants or boardroom gurus with vast interest in various sectors of the economy. In this pieces, KIKELOMO IWAJOMO write on the paramount traditional rulers who dominate the 3 Northern geo-political zones (North-Central, North-Eastern and North-western) in Nigeria. ALHAJI (DR.) ADO BAYERO (EMIR OF KANO) Alhaji Bayero became the Emir of Kano in ...
General Muhammadu Buhari was born on December 17, 1942, in the town of Daura in the Katsina State of Northern Nigeria. He went to Primary School in Daura and Mai’adua from 1948 – 1952, before proceeding to Katsina middle School in 1953. He attended the Government College Katsina from 1956 – 1961. On graduation from Secondary School in 1961, the young Buhari went to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963. In October of the same year, he was sent to the officers’ Cadet School in Aldershot in the United Kingdom and was thereafter commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1963 and posted to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Abeokuta as Platoon Commander in 1963. A contemporary of his in Aldershot said he was like “an only pebble in the beach, a star in his calm and calculating disposition.” It was at the Abeokuta Garrison that the real traits of a great soldier were identified in the young man. From 1963 – 1964 he was sent for further training on the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian ...
HINT 1 , Kano State. Kano State is a state located in North-Western Nigeria. Created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region, Kano State borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to the north-east, Bauchi State to the south-east and Kaduna State to the south-west. The capital of Kano State is Kano. The state originally included Jigawa State which was made a separate state in 1991. Economy and Resources Nigerian economy since the colonial times has been largely driven by export of raw materials. This was one of the aims of colonialism and even subsequent western strategies of neo-colonialism and globalization. Northern Nigeria, especially Kano, was a major producer of groundnuts. In fact Kano produced about half million tons which was about half of Nigeria’s commodities as the main source of foreign exchange and government revenue. The oil boom of the 1970’s made the government to neglect agriculture. Many of the rural dweller rushed to the cities in search of “greener” pasture ...
The legislature of Katsina State in far northern Nigeria has reportedly approved harsh anti *** legislation. The legislation approved on Tuesday by the Katsina State House of Assembly mandates a 14-year prison sentence for any man or woman convicted of same-sex...
*Inside Northern Nigeria* *** & HOMOSEXUALS TO BE JAILED FOR 14 YEARS IN KATSINA STATE; The Katsina State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a law which provides for the conviction of homosexuals and *** to 14 years imprisonement without option of fine. The law also affects anyone convicted of sexual harassment of students and other residents. The provisions amended Sections 284 and 285 of Penal Code Law, CAP. 96 Laws of Katsina State, 1991. The amendment was sponsored by Alhaji Rabiu Idris, the member representing Funtua Local Government, following reports of sexual harassment in some tertiary institutions in the state. Idris had while seeking for the law to be amended, said it was “too light” to deter anyone from committing such offences. Part of the amended law reads: “Whoever has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, that person shall be punished with 14 years imprisonment and liable to N10,000 fine. “Any woman who employed means of satisfyi ...
The Daura emirate in Katsina state is the first settlement to be founded in Northern Nigeria with a centralized system of leadership under an emir -
Katsina Has Highest Rate of Teenage Pregnancy — NPC. ABUJA- The National Population Commission, NPC, disclosed yesterday that Katsina State has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria. Chairman of NPC, Eze Festus Odimegwu, who disclosed this at a briefing to mark the 2013 World Population Day in Abuja, said while the state accounted for 65 percent of teenage pregnancy, Edo State recorded the least percentage of 2.9. Odimegwu said: “Teenage pregnancy varies markedly in the Northern and Southern zones, as well as urban and rural areas. “They are higher in the Northern geo-political zone’s rural areas. One in every three teenage girls in the North has started child bearing in 2008, compared to one in every 10 in the South. Odimegwu, who was represented by the Head, Technical Management, NPC, Mr. Festus Uzor, noted that pregnancy was the highest killer of teenage girls worldwide. He said for girls and women aged 15-19, pregnancy and child birth were the number one killer, addin ...
Nigeria has reduced hunger to 8.5% —Minister Category: News Published on Thursday, 27 June 2013 05:00 Written by Yusha’u A Ibrahim, Katsina Share The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, on Tuesday in Katsina State said the proportion of hunger has been reduced to 8.5 per cent between 2011 and 2013. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Ibrahim Shema, the minister said the proportion of hunger in the country was 19.3 per cent, but within three years, the ratio declined to 8.5 per cent. Dr. Adesina also said that last year, farmers in the country produced nine million metric tons of assorted food, which was 85 per cent above the five million metric tons set for the country. He said the dry season rice production programme introduced by the Federal Government has yielded positive results as the ten selected northern states have cultivated 264, 000 hectares and produced 1.2 million tons of rice under the prog-ramme.
Yuguda, Shema, Geidam shun Northern govs' 2013-06-07 00:57:22 The reported crack in the ranks of the Northern Governors' Forum became obvious on Thursday as three state governors shunned the forum's crucial meeting in Kaduna. Governor Issa Yuguda of Bauchi; his Katsina State counterpart, Ibrahim Shema and Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State failed to attend the meeting and did not send any of the states' officials to represent them. In all, only five of the 19-member body were present at the meeting held at the Gen. Hassan Katsina House, Kaduna, while 11 of the governors sent either their deputies or their secretaries to the state governments. Yuguda and Shema had played prominent roles in the Nigeria Governors' Forum election penultimate Friday, where Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, defeated Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang by 19 to 16 votes. It was reported that the failure of either Yuguda or Shema to step down for each other led to the choice of Jang as the northern governors' consensus can ...
NIGERIAN GOVERNORS FORUM ELECTION FALL OUT - WHAT SUNDAY TRUST NEWSPAPER SAW THROUGH THE PEEP-HOLE NGF CHAIRMANSHIP ELECTION How Jonathan Shot Himself in the Foot President Goodluck Jonathan’s design to install a chairman for Nigerian Governors’ Forum failed at the weekend because of suspected protest votes from angry governors who detested the president’s decision to switch his support from Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State to Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State without properly communicating the change to his supporters. An insider in the whole affair told Sunday Trust that “for about two months, the President had told Governor Shema to stand against Governor Amaechi as chairman of the NGF. The Katsina State governor has been campaigning and preparing his mind to assume that position. However, about a week ago, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State called Yuguda and told him that Yuguda had become the president’s choice, and that he should prepare to stand for the election against ...
Alhaji (Dr) Mamman Shata Katsina (born in 1923 in Musawa village, Katsina State, Nigeria, died on 9 June 1999. He is a well-known Hausa griot/musician among the Hausa people of West and North-east Africa. His vocals are often accompanied by talking drums, known as kalangu. He performed for the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria for more than half a century. He went to the Islamic school as a boy, according to Hausa Muslim tradition. Musawa at the birth of Shata was under the Katsina Native Authority (N.A.), but when the Local Governments were created it came under Kankia Local Government. At the present time, Musawa itself is a Local Government of its own. Shata's father, Ibrahim Yaro, did not want him to become a musician due to widely held belief of those days that music or praise-singing was a form of 'roko' or begging. Being of the Fulani ethnic stock, the young Shata was expected to become a farmer - a more dignified occupation. Shata's insistence on becoming a musician was therefore seen as a form of ...
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on a book Launch In Lagos. “Let me start by saying that I am Fulani (laughter). My grandfather was an Emir and therefore I represent all that has been talked about this afternoon. Sir Ajayi has written a book. And like all Nigerians of his generation, he has written in the language of his generation.” “My grandfather was a Northerner, I am a Nigerian. The problem with this country is that in 2009, we speak in the language of 1953. Sir Olaniwun can be forgiven for the way he spoke, but I cannot forgive people of my generation speaking in that language.” “Let us go into this issue because there are so many myths that are being bandied around. Before colonialism, there was nothing like Northern Nigeria, Before the Sokoto Jihad, there was nothing like the Sokoto caliphate. The man from Kano regards himself as bakane. The man from Zaria was bazazzage. The man from Katsina was bakatsine. The kingdoms were at war with each other. They were Hausas, they were Muslims, and they were k ...
Senate Canvases Abolition of the Almajiri system. George Onmonya Daniel _The senate today advocated for the abolition of the Almajiri system in Northern Nigeria. Senator David Mark advised Northern Nigerian State Government to ban the Almajiri system of education today during Senate proceeding. He said Northern Nigerian politicians have failed to ban the Almajiri system due to politics and fear. About 8 million children roam the streets of Northern Nigeria begging alms and are being abused and used for cheap labour. The Almajiri system has become a menace to society and most of the children end up becoming unemployable and go into drugs and easy tool of terrorism. New Issues Magazine
Five things you should know about new extremist sect, ANSARU The group has claimed responsibility for some daring attacks in Nigeria. Last Monday, Ansaru, a hitherto little-known sect stunned the international community when it announced responsibility for the kidnap of seven foreigners in Bauchi, North-East Nigeria. Here are five quick things you need to know about the group. Started: Ansaru was formed in January 2012. It announced its presence through a video, released in January 2012. Identity/Agenda: Its full name (in Arabic) is Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Bidalis Sudan. This translates to “Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa.” The group claims it is fighting to reclaim “the lost dignity of Muslims of black Africa” and to create an Islamic caliphate covering Niger Republic, Cameroon, and Northern Nigeria. Analysts suspect Ansaru is an offshoot of Boko Haram. But the new group appears to have a different agenda from Boko Haram. So far, Ansaru activities portray a wider r ...
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 the first decade of the 19th century across what is now Northern Nigeria. The Sokoto Caliphate was the center of politics and economics in the region until it fell to French and British colonial armies in the early 20th Century. The Sokoto Caliphate was founded in 1804 by Uthman dan Fodio who became the first Sultan of Sokoto or in the terminology of the time, the first sarkin musulmi (commander of the faithful). Although dan Fodio refused to embrace the term Sultan, each of his successors called himself the Sultan of Sokoto. Dan Fodio, a Fulani religious leader and teacher who lived in the Hausa city state of Gobir, initiated the jihad in 1804 after he and his followers were expelled from the city. From exile he called for holy war against the leaders of Gobir and other Hausa city states. Gathering a large army of ...
GAMJI MAZAN KWARAI; SIR Ahmadu Bello Sir Ahmadu Bello (June 12, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and was the first premier of the Northern Nigeria region from 1954-1966. He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in Northern Nigeria alongside Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, both of whom were prominent in negotiations about the region's place in an independent Nigeria. As leader of the Northern People's Congress, he dominated Nigerian politics throughout the early Nigerian Federation and the First Nigerian Republic. His assassination in a coup on January 15, 1966 ultimately precipitated into the Nigerian civil war. He was born in Rabbah, Sokoto State. The son of a district head and heir to the Sokoto Caliphate, his great-grandfather was Sultan Bello, the founder of Sokoto and son of the revered Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio. Ahmadu Bello received his education first at the Sokoto Provincial School, the only modern school at the time in the Sokoto province. Then, he proceeded to th ...
Yesterday, January 15, marked the 47th year since the killing of the Sir Ahmadu Bello, the then Sardauna of Sokoto and premier of Northern Nigeria. He was killed in a brutal coup d’état which overthrown the first republic in the year 1965. Despite the long time it takes he is still being always remembered as a model not only inthe north, nor within Nigeria but the whole world. Almost 47 years after his death, people have being praising him and his system of governance. His name keeps on shining and becomes like a wall of salt which the present day administrators use to lick in order to have its blessings. Why he isstill be remembered? Today in North, Sardauna is our direction, our view, and our model to imitate, because of his trustworthy and justice. He did a lot of good things. When he became a premier, the only Secondary Schools we had in the North were only two. The one that inherited Katsina College, which later became Kaduna College, lastly changed to Barewa College, Zaria. While the second one i ...
Katsina state is one of the polio endemic states in Northern Nigeria
SHOCKING NEWS: The Governor of Katsina State has revealed that Primary School kids in his State now abuse drugs! Hmmm...And, they say they don't know where Boko Haram gets its recruits from? Northern Nigeria is a bomb waiting to explode if nothing is done urgently about the increasing rate of poverty, squalor and degradation, despite the huge sums of money allocated to the Governors and Local Government Chairmen every month from the Federation Account!
According to the 2012 Women Statistical Report in Northern Nigeria, Katsina State has the highest number of Pretty Girls. While Niger State have the highest number of Social Girls... How valid this statistics you think is?
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010)[1][2][3] was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on 5 May.
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