NIGERIA’S FORGOTTEN HISTORY

By: Comrade Ganiyu Abdullahi There was no country called Nigeria, before 1897. Therefore, it is exactly 125 years ago that the name “Nigeria” was coined by Miss Flora Louise Shaw, a British correspondent, who later got married to Lord Lugard (Nigeria’s first Governor-General). Her concept for this name was contained in her article, published in […]

THE MAGNIFICENT GIDAN RUMFA IN KANO

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Kano Emir Palace as opinions of historian differ as to where actually the kano emir’s palace was located prior to the establishment of Gidan Rumfa, I.e the present Kano palace. Some are of the opinion that the palace was located at Gwammaja, others argued that it was located at Madabo the old Dala […]

WHY GBAGYI DIFFERS FROM ALL TRIBES

When others wonder why Gbagyi women place heavier goods on shoulders rather than their heads, it is evidently clear that there’s nothing to marvel about because most people understand that every tribe is destined to ensure its cultural activities are enshrined. History has already revealed that the Gbagyi believe the head represents the king of […]

KASUWAR KURMI: ONE OF THE OLDEST MARKETS IN NIGERIA

KASUWAR KURMI ONE OF THE OLDEST MARKETS IN NIGERIA AND WEST AFRICAN SUB REGION

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Rumfa, was the first to set up stalls and sheds in the market and collect taxes. His reign had a great influence on today’s Kano economically, religiously, and socially. Economically, the city emerged as a center of trade with the Maghreb countries of North Africa. He constructed the Kurmi market, […]

History Of Argungu Fishing Festival

The Argungu Fishing Festival, observed annually in Northern Nigeria, is one of the most popular festivals in Africa. It originated in the area that includes today’s Kebbi State in about the 16th century before the time of Surame Gungu of Kebbi kingdom and the conquest of Kanta of Kebbi. Presently, it is a four-day event […]