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General Board / O B I T U A R Y
« on: August 02, 2007, 04:28:22 PM »
Instead of Cigiyan Yan'uwa, i think its better we start
posting OBITUARY to whoever didnt show up after
yin cigiyarsa and sending him a private message for
a period of two weeks - how about that?

Alkanawi - in the next 14 days i will announce you
obituary in Kanoonline life if you did not responde.

« on: August 01, 2007, 02:37:05 PM »
The Kanem Empire existed in modern Chad and Libya. It was known to the Arabian geographers as the Kanem-bornu Empire from the 9th century AD onward and lasted, in some form, until 1893. At its height it encompassed an area covering not only much of Chad, but also parts of modern southern Libya and eastern Niger. Its succeeding state, the Bornu Empire, would dominate these lands as well as northeastern Nigeria and northern Cameroon. The history of the Empire from the 13th century onwards is mainly known from the Royal Chronicle or Girgam discovered in 1851 by the German traveller Heinrich Barth.

The Kanem Empire originated at an unknown period to the northeast of Lake Chad. It was located at the southern end of the trans-Saharan trade route between Tripoli and the region of Lake Chad. Besides its urban elite it included a confederation of nomadic peoples who spoke languages of the Teda–Daza (Toubou) group. One theory, based on early Arabic sources, suggests that the dominance of the Zaghawa people bound the confederation together. The Diwan refers to the Zaghawa as Duguwa. The Sayfuwa, often thought to have been the only dynasty of Kanem, only took power in the process of Islamization. Their ancestor Sef was since the thirteenth century identified with the legendary Yemenite hero Sayf ibn Dhi Yazan, hence it became customary to call the second ruling dynasty Sayfawa instead of Sefuwa. Both, the Duguwa and the subsequent Sayfawa, seem to have belonged to the same ruling establishment of the Magumi. Also the royal title Mai would appear to have been shared by the Duguwa and the Sayfawa. In the pre-Islamic period the subjects regarded their king as divine.

The major factor that influenced the history of the state of Kanem was the early penetration of Islam. North African traders, Berbers and Arabs, brought the new religion. Towards 1068, Hummay, a member of the Sayfawa establishment, who was already a Muslim, discarded the last Duguwa king Selma from power and thus established the new dynasty of the Sayfuwa. Islam offered the Sayfawa rulers the advantage of new ideas from Arabia and the Mediterranean world, as well as literacy in administration. But many people resisted the new religion favouring traditional beliefs and practices. When Hummay had assumed power on the basis of his strong Islamic following, for example, it is believed that the Duguwa/Zaghawa began some kind of internal opposition. This pattern of conflict and compromise with Islam occurs repeatedly in Chadian history.

When the ruling dynasty changed, the royal establishment abandoned its capital of Manan and settled in the new capital Njimi further south of Kanem (the word for "south" in the Teda language). By the 13th century, Kanem's rule expanded. At the same time, the Kanembu people drew closer to the new rulers and increased the growing population in the new capital of Njimi. Even though the Kanembu became the main power-base of the Sayfuwa, Kanem's rulers continued to travel frequently throughout the kingdom and especially towards Bornu, west of lake Chad. Herders and farmers alike recognized the government's power and acknowledged their allegiance by paying tribute.

Mai Dunama Dabbalemi
Kanem's expansion peaked during the long and energetic reign of Mai Dunama Dabbalemi (ca. 1221–1259), also of the Sayfawa dynasty. Dabbalemi initiated diplomatic exchanges with sultans in North Africa and apparently arranged for the establishment of a special hostel in Cairo to facilitate pilgrimages to Mecca. During his reign, he declared jihad against the surrounding tribes and initiated an extended period of conquest. After consolidating their territory around Lake Chad the Fezzan region (in present-day Libya) fell under Kanem's authority, and the empire's influence extended westward to Kano (in present-day Nigeria), eastward to Ouaddaï, and southward to the Adamawa grasslands (in present-day Cameroon). Portraying these boundaries on maps can be misleading, however, because the degree of control extended in ever-weakening gradations from the core of the empire around Njimi to remote peripheries, from which allegiance and tribute were usually only symbolic. Moreover, cartographic lines are static and misrepresent the mobility inherent in nomadism and migration, which were common. The loyalty of peoples and their leaders was more important in governance than the physical control of territory.

Dabbalemi devised a system to reward military commanders with authority over the people they conquered. This system, however, tempted military officers to pass their positions to their sons, thus transforming the office from one based on achievement and loyalty to the mai into one based on hereditary nobility. Dabbalemi was able to suppress this tendency, but after his death, dissension among his sons weakened the Sayfawa Dynasty. Dynastic feuds degenerated into civil war, and Kanem's outlying peoples soon ceased paying tribute.

From Kanem to Bornu
By the end of the 14th century, internal struggles and external attacks had torn Kanem apart. Between 1376 and 1400, six mais reigned, but Bulala invaders (from the area around Lake Fitri to the east) killed five of them. This proliferation of mais resulted in numerous claimants to the throne and led to a series of internecine wars. Finally, around 1396 the Bulala forced Mai Umar Idrismi to abandon Njimi and move the Kanembu people to Bornu on the western edge of Lake Chad.

As the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) judges begin their vacation this week, about 443 persons are still awaiting trial in Kuje maximum prisons.

An investigation by the City News reveals that out of 502 inmates at Kuje prisons, 59 are convicts serving their sentences, while 443 are kept in the awaiting trial section of the prison.

Some of the inmates awaiting trial complained of money to get lawyers to follow up their cases while others had nobody to follow up their bail applications.

Inmates spoken to at court premises had various complains ranging from being picked up innocently by the police and charged with theft, while another inmate complained of being arrested when he inquired of a suspect in the police net.

Other inmates spoken to in the prison yard said their case files were missing and their investigating police officers unknown.

"We are left to rot here," one of them said.

Those awaiting trial do not have the same freedom as convicts who have schedules and engage in prison activities.

Some of the awaiting trial inmates confessed that they would have preferred to be convicted so that they could enjoy the freedom experienced by convicts in the prison.

"The chief judge should send down judges to Kuje prisons to meet one by one with all the awaiting trial inmates," a prisoner suggested.

He said the normal practice of selecting inmates to see judges on an amnesty mission had denied some innocent inmates freedom.

Written by Abubakar Yakubu
Daily Trust Newspapers
01 August, 2007


Dan-Borno yace:

Welcome to Nigeria, the Giant of Africa.
Until and when you take a visit to our prisons, then
you will agree that its the government that trains all
the criminals in our midst.

Imagine, someone who was caught smoking Ganja,
took to prison and languished in waiting trial, at
the end - he took his first professional course on
how to be a burgler if he eventually comes out.

Left to me, both the Bar and the Bench, with due
respect, are not doing anything about this issue.
All the delays in our court system are caused by
frivolous lawyers and supported by the dummy
judges, who dont have their own view, except that
of the lawyers.

What is the solution to this unwanted and unreasoable
prison congestion?

How do we avoid/discourage frivolous and unwanted
delays in our court system?

SHouldnt the constitution make provision for the quick
dispensation of cases in our courts?

Have you ever take a visit to your local prison and console
our dear brothers and sisters, so that when they come
out, they will appreciate and change for the better?

« on: July 25, 2007, 08:06:14 PM »
It took me so many days of decision of wether to put up
this topic for discussion or not.  Whatever, i have made up
my mind to say something about it.

Diaspora in this post means any other country beside Nigeria
were Nothern Muslims live, wether as business men or public
officers from Nigerian Government and or including students
studying outside this country.

I am awakened by a live program i saw in DTV sometimes
around April last year (2006), where Igbos in Diaspora come
together to solve a common problem within their community.
Among their resolves; they promise to put up more universities
within their region in addition to sponsoring as many candidates
as possible to pursue various courses in different Universities
of the world - in particular, courses relating to sciences and
technology.  I say kudos to this initiative.

Early this year, I was also watching a comedy drama, where the
Ali Babas and others were performing, after the show, the MC
stood up to address the gathering - its then I understand that
its a committee of Yoruba's in Diaspora that organise a show.
The MC went further in telling the audience that, this is their 23rd
meeting and read the progress report of their association. (exactly
with that of the Igbos) They so much lay emphasis on education
because they verily understand that education is the bedrock of
every growing society.

I dont intend to give this thread a connotation of religion, however,
when the term Igbo is mentioned, you can't exenorate Christianity,
even though their are handfuls of Muslim Brothers within them.

They have so much come together giving helping hands to their
brothers who are yet to be strong.  They tried as much as possible
to portray to the whole world that despite their participation in government, they are still marginalized and brutally put into
slavery by the Muslims of Nigeria.

Check this link

I say: Our Muslim Northern brothers in Diaspora, what are you doing as a
measure in tackling the problem of illiteracy in Northern Nigeria?
I want to be very sure of the various programs and achievements
you have recorded so far and what are your constraints.

I never intend to demean anybody or any group. Lets hear your

« on: July 23, 2007, 08:15:36 PM »
Advice to all, especially tsofin cikinmu!

Watch your posture. Be mindful of how you sit
and stand ? it could have long-term effects on skeletal health.
Drink at least 4 glasses of water.

Coffee and fizzy drinks actually dehydrate you.

Try and get a little exercise every day.
It doesn?t have to mean marathon training.
Even taking a 20-minute walk every day can
make an enormous change to your state of health.

A daily bath not only cleanses, but relaxes you.
Make an occasion of it.

Keep yourself from eating too many refined or fatty foods.
On the long run you will not only gain weight,
but also suffer from constipation.

It is not always possible, but try and get to bed
most of the time at more or less the same time.

Remember to brush and floss your teeth.

Eat at least four portions of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Feel guilty if you smoke and make a plan to stop.

Do something every day you enjoy. If you feel happy,
you are less susceptible to illness.

Go to the toilet when you feel the need.
Holding it in for a long time is bad for you
and could lead to bladder infections and constipation.

Clean your face properly twice a day (Ablution suffices for the Muslim Brothers)
and remember to moisturize your skin.

As narrated by Susan Erasmus, Health24
with little amendment by Dan-Borno
the only Heir to the throne.

« on: July 23, 2007, 06:30:27 PM »
The Nigerian Tribune

VIOLENCE broke out on Thursday between members of two Islamic sects, the Sunni and Shia, in Sokoto State over the death of a Muslim preacher, Mallam Umaru Dan-Maishoye, who was shot dead late Wednesday night.

Dan-Maishoye, the Sunni preacher, was said to have been shot dead while going home on a motorbike after observing his prayers in a mosque.

The death of Dan Maishoye, described as a radical preacher, led to a clash between the two sects, leading to the beating to death of one of the three suspected gunmen.

As a result of the violent clash, a security team, comprising the police and soldiers, have been deployed in the town to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

Sokoto State police spokesman, Mohammed Umar Dakingari, confirmed the incident and said further details would be given later.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday appealed for calm and peace.

He urged the people “not to take the law in to their own hands,” adding that the security agencies were investigating the incident. It will be recalled that there have been regular friction between Sunnis and Shia in Northern Nigeria.

In April, the killing of a militant cleric in the city of Kano led to fighting between Islamic militants and the Army.

Dear Forumites, I am supposed to have post this
topic under the Islam board, however, due to
the importance i attached to it, i taught it may be
right for me to post it under the general board.

Imagine, at this age of educational advancement,
instead of our people to concentrate on improving
their standard of education, here we are taking
arms at each other for no reason.

Whatever the case, surely the Government is to
be blamed.  Various religious sects are on the rise
each day, and glaringly posing danger to the society
but the government; with all its instrument of
security will not come up to the challenge, until
when things are out of hand, then you will start
seeing deploying of security personnel to a war

If care is not taken, sooner or later, similar
incidence will surely happen in most parts of the
northern states.

Except Government stands on its feet, wallahi
tallahi if these type of bogus Islamic groups
will continue tomenting each other, brothers
killing brothers, sisters killing sisters and parents
killing fellow parents.

Sheikh Ja'afar (May Allah forgive all his sins)
is a victim of such incidence.

« on: July 17, 2007, 05:02:31 PM »
He was the youngest Nigerian governor of his time. And he betrayed his youthfulness yesterday as he broke down in tears. Former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, who marked his 44th birthday in EFCC’s custody last Saturday, wept uncontrollably as a Federal High Court in Abuja remanded him in prison custody over allegations of money laundering.

Imagine this, brothers and sisters!!!!!!
who would wish his end to be so? this
is only the beginning, I swear by the
Almighty Allah that whoever stole
public money will suffer either in this
world or later in the hearafter.

This is somebody who moves around
in executive cars (Jeeps and Jeeps) with
Mobile Policemen protecting him,
Protocol Officers guiding him,
An attached Police Aide De Camp
An attached Security Details
He eats more than 15 different dishes
on every time of meal
Travels on first class air line
Has multiple entry visas to anywhere
in the world.
Built mansions and mansions and mansions
Whatever he says - its done Your Excellency Sir.
He has powers to hire and fire even our traditional
rulers, not to talk about Permanent Secretaries
custodians of our public service.
An gaishe ka zaki,
An gaisheka dan toron giwa
Mai takalmin karfe
Kowa ka taka ya taku

Kash - today can never be yesterday
Their he goes in handcuffs
this time around, those protecting
him are pushing him hard and harder
into the court vicinity or black mariya
where are the Protocol Officers?
Where are the Security Details?

Its a pity, its a lesson for us to digest
Whoever you are, whatever you are
doing, do good deeds or else, Allah
will replace you with someone who will
do better than you and He will ashame
you right from this world and also in
the hearafter.


Anyone from Kebbi State to confirm the true
position of this story, please?

A 25-year-old Nigerian man, Abdullahi Maidawa
from Mamawa village, Bagudo local government
area, Kebbi State, committed
suicide Saturday by dousing himself in petrol and setting
himself ablaze. His action according to police was
his failure in memorizing The Koran (Qur'an). He
had tried fruitlessly for eight years with impeccable
devotion to memorize the Holy book which led to
his terminal decision, police said.

Kebbi police command responded to reports of a
burning man, during which they found Maidawa with
almost 100 percent burn. All efforts to save him after
 he was rescued by police and taken to a health clinic by
his village failed. He gave up the ghost hours after arrival
at the clinic, but not before he told police detectives that
the second reason for his action was because he was an orphan.

Alhaji Muktari Ibrahim, Kebbi State Police Commissioner
confirmed the incident Sunday in an interview with
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

« on: July 16, 2007, 07:31:26 PM »
A defining moment for public officer in NIgeria i here.  Soon after President Umaru Musa Yar'adua's public declaration of his assets, a flurry of declarations has been taking place.  It is set to bring forth a chain reaction that may not be too palatable to public office holders.  The president's action may have weighed heavily on the polity, but can it cleanse it?

In the president's declaration in the Code of Conduct Bureau CCB1 form, his total worth is N856 million, while his wife's is put at N19 million. 

A week after, the former Zamfara State Governor, Senator Ahmed Sani declared that he is worth N1.1 billion and Governor Ibrahim IDris of Kogi State's asset is valued at N700 million. 

Daily Trust Editorial Comment
Vol. 6 No. 88
Wednesday July, 11 2007

Will the declaration by the President ever changed the attitude
of our leaders in terms of looting Nigeria's money?

How true is this declaration of assets and liability?

For God sake, imagine Amirul Muminin declaring N1.1 billion!!!!
How did he acquire all this money and assets? Is it for just being
a Governor for 8 years?

Wanna kenan:

Ga wata kuma -

Shima Gwamnan Jihar Ogun, Otunba Gbenga Daniel,
in Abeokuta on Sunday made public all his assets at
the Code of Conduct Bureau. At a news conference
addressed on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary,
Mr. Wale Adedayo, the governor put his total assets
in May, 2007 at N4.46bn.

The governor also expressed his support for
the Freedom of Information Bill, which he
described as the bedrock of democracy.

« on: July 09, 2007, 10:27:42 AM »
SAS has dominated the political environment of Borno State
in recent times, nothin moves in the name of politics in Borno
State without the approval of SAS, its now a house hold name.

What is the future of Borno after SAS, 2011 is fast approaching
what are other politicians doing?

And now, with this Unity Government, does that means there will
be no more opposition in the State?

« on: July 05, 2007, 10:24:20 PM »
Hi fellow bornonians, yobian and adamawians.
I wellcome you all to this sub-forum in this
great kanoonline forum.

Dont mind the name, kanoonline, its just a
name, but depicting the entire northern nig.
Its not about Kano State only, its about
everybody from the north, so feel free to
voice out.

It took me time to put up this request, and
in no much time, Admin in his style of
magnanimity and spirit of togetherness
accepted the request.

So, its up to you guys to play your role and
post your contribution.  You dont have to
be an indigene of these States, just post
your observation be it economical, political
or otherwise.

Ur all welcome.

Welcome to the Online Forum / REQUEST FROM DAN-BORNO
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:58:54 PM »
Malam Admin.

You quite knew i dont disturb you anyhow.  My only
request today is that you should kindly open up a
new forum for Borno-Yobe-Adamawa States among
the list of your other states forum.

This will go along way in waxing up the good relationship
existing between Jalla Babbar Hausa, ko dame kazo
an fika and other states.

Thanking you in advance.

« on: May 30, 2007, 05:45:39 PM »
Hello guys, happy democracy day and wishing
all those elected to serve their people Allah's
guidance throughout their tenure - Amin.

This special soup is
highly recommended to all,
at least once in ones' life.

15    Bulls (no alternative pls)
1,240 eggs of Ostrich (no alternative)
3,000 liters of Zam-Zam waters

hold on pls, let me check my cooking
manual, i will soon come back.

« on: April 19, 2007, 08:42:52 AM »
Hey guys, I just thought of this topic and like to share it
with all of my friends here.  This is how it goes:-

Every member loging in should post a report of what he
saw for the day.  It doesnt matter what it is, anything.

May be i should start:

General Board / 2007: WAR OR ELECTION
« on: March 28, 2007, 01:01:01 PM »
The 2007 general election is just some days to go.
Could it be that while the people are busy preparing
for elections, the government is indeed preparing for war?
Why would the 2007 elections be "a do or die affair"
for the president and his party?

Lets check the following diary and see whether its Election or War:-

1.   Recently, the PDP Secretary Chief M. Ojo described the
      Politicis as a "Muscular Game" where might is always right  =========== War or Election?

2.   Penultimate week, Inspector General of Police,
     Mr. Sunday Ehindero, reportedly disclosed that
     the federal government had taken delivery of a
      large consignment of weapons to boost the capacity
      of his men to firmly contain "cases of insecurity
      in any part of the country during the electioneering period.============ War or Election?
     (Please find below details of the weapons)
     (a)  40,000 pieces of AK-47 assault rifles with 20 million rounds of ammunition;
     (b)  30,000 K-2 rifles with 10 million rounds of bullets
     (c)  10,000 units of Baretta pistols with two million rounds of bullets. T
     (d)  Purchase of more bullet-proof vests,
     (e)  Helmets
     (f)  Additional rounds of ammunition for other calibre of firearms

3.   On March 17, the federal government announced it had
      placed all security and law enforcement agencies on
      "full alert," in a bid to "ensure a successful transition
       to a new democratic administration on May 29, 2007."   ======+++== War or Election?

4.    Mrs. Oluremi Oyo said and I quote ""This administration will deploy
      all the powers and forces available to it to guarantee the
      peaceful and secure conditions necessary for the general elections
      to go ahead as planned. No individual or group should
       test the [b]will of government on this matter[/b]." ====== War or Election?

5.    INEC has not published the voter register for us to verify,
      raise claims and objections. The display would have further
      availed the nation and its people the opportunity to know
      where exactly the polling stations and those to vote in there will be.==== Election or Confusion?

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