Sokoto

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Sokoto state has a projected population of 3.7 million people based on a 2006 census made up of two ethnic groups namely, Hausa (Hausa people) and Fulani. Sokoto town, the capital of Sokoto state, has a population of approximately 2.5 million. Apart from Hausa and Fulani, there are the Zabarmawa and Tuareg minorities in the local government border areas. All these groups speak Hausa language Hausa


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of the state are Muslims and Islamic religion provides them with a code of conduct and behavior. Their mode of dress is also of Islamic origin. Two major festivals namely, Eid-el-Fitri and Eid-el-Kabir are celebrated in the state every year. The former marks the end of the Ramadan fast, while the latter features the slaughtering of rams in commemoration of an act of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). Traditional wrestling (Kokawa) and boxing (Dambe) are the two sports enjoyed by the Hausa while


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Cameroon 1884-2008 In the rush to claim African territories Germany first entered Cameroon in 1884 and established rule in northern Cameroon by 1902. Throughout the German colonial period, the Adamawa and Lake Chad regions were governed by combining heavy military presence with indirect rule. The local Muslim rulers, called ''Lamido'' in Adamawa and ''Sultan'' in the far north, remained in power, although their influence was much more limited than during the nineteenth century, owing


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to Niger AfricaRail A map of a scheme to link Côte d'Ivoire (Transport in Côte d'Ivoire), Burkina Faso (Transport in Burkina Faso), Niger, Benin (Transport in Benin) and Togo (Transport in Togo), which are conveniently all gauge. East of Mali, the river forms a lake or "Island of Gold" shown

here studded with river-washed gold nuggets (this is what the Pizzigani brothers called the island of "''Palolus''", and most commentators take to indicate the Bambuk-Buré goldfields). It is connected by many streams to the southerly "mountains of gold" (labelled "''montanies del lor''", the Futa Djallon Bambouk Mountains and Loma Mountains of Sierra Leone). It is evident the Senegal river morphs east, unbroken, into the Niger River - the cities


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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 the Katsina Teacher's Training College. After spending five years at Katsina, he was appointed by the Sultan to become a teacher at the Sokoto Middle School, his former school which had undergone rapid transformation. In 1934, he was made the district head

the scholarship sensing he needed to shore up his knowledge about the process of governance. Early life 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


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of Rabbah, four years later, he was promoted and sent to Gusau to become a divisional head. In 1938, he made an unsuccessful bid to become the new Sultan of Sokoto. The successful sultan immediately conferred upon Sir Ahmadu Bello the traditional, now honorary, title of '''Sarduna''', alternatively spelled '''Sardauna''', and elevated him to the Sokoto Native Authority Council. In 1948, he was offered a scholarship to study local government administration in England. Ahmadu Bello took

the traditional, now honorary, title of '''Sarduna''', alternatively spelled '''Sardauna''', and elevated him to the Sokoto Native Authority Council. In 1948, he was offered a scholarship to study local government administration in England. Ahmadu Bello took the scholarship sensing he needed to shore up his knowledge about the process of governance. Successor to be decided Within the next couple of days, the kingmakers will assemble and draw up a list of three possible candidates to be the next


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the Fulani and the Sullubawa entertain themselves with Sharo and Doro respectively. Important visitors to the state are usually treated to the grand or mini durbar (Durbar festival), an event involving the parade of heavily decorated horses and camels mounted by men in full traditional military and cultural attire. Economic activities right thumb Sokoto Market (File:Sokoto market 2006.jpg) Over eighty percent (80%) of the inhabitants of Sokoto practice one form


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: www.britannica.com blackhistory article-24157 title Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History publisher Britannica.com date accessdate 2010-08-29 ** in Borno (Sayfawa dynasty) (alongside the native title Mai) ** since 1817

from one- to two-thirds of the entire population of the Fulani jihad states consisted of enslaved people. The population of the Sokoto caliphate formed by Hausas (Hausa people) in the northern Nigeria and Cameroon was half-enslaved in the 19th century. Biography

Sokoto

thumb right Sokoto river basin, showing location of the city (File:Sokotorivermap.png) '''Sokoto''' is a city located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River. As of 2006 it has a population of 427,760. Sokoto is the modern-day capital of Sokoto State (and its predecessor, the Northwestern State).

The name Sokoto (which is the modern anglicised version of the local name, ''Sakkwato'') is of Arabic origin, representing ''suk'', 'market'. It is also known as ''Sakkwato, Birnin Shaihu (Usman dan Fodio) da Bello (Muhammed Bello)'' or "Sokoto, Capital of Shaihu (Usman dan Fodio) and Bello (Muhammed Bello)".

Being the seat of the Sokoto Caliphate, the city is predominantly Muslim and an important seat of Islamic learning in Nigeria. The Sultan who heads the caliphate is effectively the spiritual leader of Nigerian Muslims.

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