Usman dan Fodio
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…
Accomplishing Sardauna’s mission
On the eve of Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the departing British colonisers manipulated the system for the Hausa/Fulani to hold the reins of the nation’s political power.