Usman dan Fodio
‘The Daura man is very clever’
This week’s topic is indeed the conclusion of the whole matter I began three weeks ago on a thematic area: ‘Why Buhari is a man of the decade (1&2)’. It has been part of my periodical Buhariwatch.
Usman Dan Fodio, a great reformer
Usman dan Fodio was an Islamic preacher, reformer, scholar and statesman. Born December 15, 1754 in Maratta, Gobir in today’s northern Nigeria, Dan Fodio devoted his youth in pursuit of Islamic education, preaching, teaching and writing. He lived in Gobir until 1802, when his reformist ideas ran counter with local authorities, which made him and his followers to…