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Prof Ishaya Audu, first Medical Doctor in Northern Nigeria (1957)

Prof Ishaya Audu, first Medical Doctor in Northern Nigeria (1957)

An Hausa Christian, Ishaya Audu was the first Professor of Medicine from Northern Nigeria and was also the first indigenous and longest-serving Vice-Chancellor of the…
Demistifying Fulanis Claims of Ownership of Nigeria

Demistifying Fulanis Claims of Ownership of Nigeria

The recent events in our country has forced me to dive deep into the past of history of this great country called Nigeria. The Fulanis…
The reign and death of last Hausa King of Kano, Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Alwali II (1781–1807)

The reign and death of last Hausa King of Kano, Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Alwali II (1781–1807)

Muhammadu Alwali Muhammadu Dan Yaji, known as Muhammadu Alwali II (died 1807) was the last king of the Kano kingdom. His reign coincided with a…
History of first Hausas to cross over Europe in Ancient Times

History of first Hausas to cross over Europe in Ancient Times

The relationship between Hausa as a language and Europe as continent started in the late 18th century. It was revealed that the first Hausa man…
Historic throwback letter Late Alh. Shehu Shagari sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello

Historic throwback letter Late Alh. Shehu Shagari sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello

The deceased, First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari when he was the Minister of Internal Affairs in Nigeria sent this historic letter to…
Throwback letter Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello during his time

Throwback letter Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello during his time

Sir Ahmadu Bello the Sardauna of Sokoto, one of the credible Politicians in earlier Northern Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole received a notable letter…
Throwback letter Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello

Throwback letter Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa sent to Sir Ahmadu Bello

Nigerian past leaders Chief Obafemi Owolowo, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Murtala Muhammed, Sardauna Sir Ahmadu Bello etc are selfless leaders in history…
History and Biography of Late Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano

History and Biography of Late Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano

Dr. Yusuf Maitama Sule Danmasanin Kano was born in the year 1929, that is about 88 years ago in Yola quarters, Kano city. Maitama is…
History of Ancient Gobir empire and list of her Capitals

History of Ancient Gobir empire and list of her Capitals

The history of Gobir predates 5,000 years with 1,100 years of migrations. According to the explanations given by the head of the Maradi Institute for…
History of Birnin Lalle and her sculptured king, Sarki Kututturu

History of Birnin Lalle and her sculptured king, Sarki Kututturu

There situated one ancient African kingdom, Birnin lalle in Dakoro district of Maradi state of Niger Republic. The ancient Gobir kingdom in West Africa was…