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Dikko Dynasty

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko ascended to the Katsina Throne in 1906. His son, Alhaji Sir Usman Nagogo succeeded him in 1944. Alhaji Sir Usman Nagogo’s son, Alhaji Dr. Muhammadu Kabir Usman, succeeded his father in 1981. The Dikko family is therefore 100 years on the Katsina Throne this year (2006).  Continue Reading

Katsina Emirate
This booklet is an extract from the portions that relate to Katsina Emirate in the book titled, THE GREAT PROVINCE, which dwelt on the histories of Katsina and Daura Emirates from 993 AD to 2005 AD. This extract gives a brief on Katsina Emirate, which led other Emirates in several developmental areas.  The First College which produced the first set of leaders in Northern Nigeria was established in Katsina in 1921. Continue Reading

The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW) stated over 1400 years ago that a time will come when public wealth is embezzled by a few unjust and greedy leaders; when trusts are abused by the people; when the most corrupt is placed in position of leadership; when the most morally bankrupt takes charge of peoples’ affairs; when someone is respected because of the fear of the evil he can unleash; when the consumption of intoxicants becomes rampant; etc. Continue Reading

This Book extensively examines Nigeria’ s multifarious security challenges and proffers implementable recommendations for their effective management. The Book acknowledges the inevitability of conflicts and insecurities in a pluralistic Nation like Nigeria with diverse ethnic, religious, economic, political, social and other interests; but blames the metamorphosis of conflicts into fatal security challenges on the poor management of such conflicts at their early stages of development. Continue Reading

This book chronicles the birth and growth of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) over the past 50 years and mirrors the dynamism of its Founders who were able to both cultivate Islamic values and maintain justice and fairness to all. The book shows how the JNI was, at that time, the dynamic “Umbrella Organisation” that embraced all Muslims – from the Kanuri in Borno to the Fulani in Sokoto and the Yoruba in Lagos. Continue Reading

Hausa, Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba and Kanuri are the largest five tribes in Nigeria, each with a distinct language, culture and tradition. For example, the word “come” is “zo” in Hausa and “ware” in Fulfulde (Fulani language) and “welcome” is “barka da zuwa” in Hausa and “wali jam” in Fulfulde. A Hausa man has to learn Fulfulde and a Fulani man has to learn Hausa just as a Yoruba man has to learn Igbo and vice versa. All the five major Nigerian tribes were considered as distinct from each other until recently when it was sought to castigate the Hausa and the Fulani tribes. Continue Reading

Ya kamata kullum da dare Musulmi ya sanya abubuwan da ya yi a cikin wannan rana a bisa mizani. Sai ya yi ma Allah godiya a kan abubuwan halal da ya yi; kuma ya roqi Allah gafara a kan abubuwan haram da ya yi, da niyyar ba zai qara yin su ba; sannan ya xauki matakin yin gyara kamar yadda Musulunci ya zayyana. Da safe, sai Musulmi ya qudurta kuma ya yi ayyukan halal a wannan rana. Wanda duk Allah Ya nufa da yin haka, ba shakka yana yi ma kan sa Hisabi tun a nan Duniya, kuma ana kyautata cewa zai sadu da Gafara da Rahamar Allah a Lahira. Continue Reading

Exactly 1,444 years ago, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) sent a group of early Muslims on the first Islamic Hijrah (migration) from Mecca to Negash, in the Land of Habasha (Ethiopia), due to their being intensely persecuted in Mecca. They were sent to a just and righteous Christian King in whose Land no one was oppressed. The migrant Muslims were well received by the Christian King who settled them in Negash Town, not far from his capital of Aksum. Continue Reading

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Sheik Haruna, Wazirin Katsina

This book, written in the Hausa Language, is the history of the first Wazirin Katsina and closest ally to Sarki Dikko. To demonstrate their closeness, when Dikko was appointed as Emir in 1906 he appointed Mallam Haruna as the first WAZIRI and invited him to stay at the Palace compound. Waziri Haruna’s first two children, Fatima Babba and Fatima Karama (mother of General Hassan Usman), were born at the Palace. Waziri Haruna was the Chief Councillor and Head of Administration before he was appointed as Sarkin Kaita in 1928.

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The agencies concerned with the management of security and conflicts in Nigeria (the police, the judiciary and the prisons) are   not doing enough to stem the tide of insecurity and conflicts, particularly in terms of effective and efficient management. This has led to the upsurge and recurrence of political, ethnic and religious conflicts and the bringing about of a general atmosphere of insecurity. Continue Reading