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Kano Forum / Another High Profile Murder In Kano
« on: April 16, 2007, 08:51:24 PM »
InnaLIlLahi wainnaIlaihirRajiun.Sheik Ja’afar Mahmud adam was assassinated whilst leading Subhi Prayers @ his Mosque in Kano onFriday, 13 April,
Allah SWT Ya sa yayi shahada kuma ya jikansa
Allah kuma Ya shirye mutanen da suka aikata wannan mumunan abu idamn masu shiriyane

« on: April 16, 2007, 08:38:31 PM »
dis the season.
Unfortunately for me at this point in time im not in kano-the most exciting place to be at the moment in the whole of nigeria.
Im missing streets of kano,Freedom Radio (the most controvertial in the contry)where i can easily get 'blow by blow' account of goings on in the political arena.
As im writng this i received unconfirmed news of Mallam Shekaraus hard-earned victory @ d polls,courtesy of Ku Kasa Ku Stare stance of the good people of kano.
Is it true that Obj tried to personally intervene 4 PDP,andBaba Buhari did same 4 ANPP?
How bout those Bauchi electorates?
They sure know how 2 Kasa and Tsare
DON ALLAH JAMA'A MU KASA KUMA MU STARE.Mun gaji da mulkin mallaka.
Whoever u vote for,its not enough to just vote,u must defend ur vote.

Sports / Gr8 Football...Gunners Style
« on: January 23, 2007, 08:41:32 PM »

For lovers of good football.
Let discus all things anti-satanic(reddevilish),anti-Morinho and the exploits of the greatest club in Europe....Arsenal
starting ofcourse with the sweet and dramatic defeat of Man U at Emirates well as Old Trafford this season.

Kano Forum / First Inland Container Port Takes Off in Kano.
« on: September 14, 2006, 08:49:36 PM »
Dala inland dry port limited, a licensed concessionaire, in partnership with Maersk Sealand and the KNSG opened its depot in Kano on 12 sept,2006.
The KIP is the 1st of six approved by FG. It is expected to serve both exporters and importers from land locked northern states as well as neighboring countries. Its function will include receiving cargo by rail from seaports as well as processing and handling export cargo from kano and environs.
Apart from promoting opening of new business and cutting costs for existing bussinesmen, the KIP will help improve socio-economic development of Kano.

The FG should further help in the success of the port by upgrading it to EPZ as well as swift reinstatement of the railway system.

Jigawa State Forum / Misplaced Priorities?.Again
« on: July 24, 2006, 12:56:30 PM »
Heard over the radio yesterday that Gov. Saminu Turaki Donated N100million at an appeal fund to build a mosque in Akure on behalf of himself, his family, friends and Jigawa state government.
It amused me to note that the chief launcher at the occasion, Gov Makarfi of Kaduna State Donated the sum of N10millin only.

Science and Technology / Gigantic Pot found in Kano City
« on: June 06, 2006, 06:22:15 PM »
On Sunday April 16, a gigantic pot was found in Kano city. It is about 129cm in height, 99cm in diameter, with a depth of 139cm, and the size of the flip is 50cm. It is estimated to have been buried over one thousand years ago. It was discovered in Gwammaja quarters of the Dala local government in Kano state.
Charcoal, bones, suspected to belong to that of the cat family, clay and pot sherds were found in the pot, when it was excavated, and about 20 people gathered to remove it from the hole in the ground.
The archeologists who handled the excavation of the pot said it was buried at about 210 centimeters below the ground level. Daily Trust investigations revealed that the Gwammaja incident was not the first of such in the history of the ancient city ofKano. For example in 2002, another historic pot was discovered in Agadasawa quarters of the metropolis, another in Goron-Dutse in Dala local government, in addition to other discoveries made either in the course of road constructions, construction of a septic tank (soak-way) or culverts. The discovery of the huge pot attracted great attention from the general public which temporarily converted the area into a site for a pilgrimage of sorts. The team of ethnographers, conservationists and historians, had to spend over three hours before they succeeded in excavating the pot. The pot was first discovered by three masons who were building a septic tank (soak-away) for one Alhaji Garba Muhammad in his house. Daily Trust gathered that the excavation work was done through an inch by inch scraping method, while information was taken at a 10 cm speed level, so as to document the contents of the
artifact, with a view to providing information concerning the dating of the pot, and its possible use in the pre-Islamic period, when it was believed to have been buried. In normal operational mode, a research is undertaken, before an excavation commences, but in the case of accidental discovery, such as in the case of the Gwammaja giant pot, a rescue operation is undertaken to save the object, and
prevent it from being destroyed. The excavation is normally expected to have been undertaken not later than three weeks from the discovery of an object so as
to ensure that it is done carefully, and allow it to dry from the ground moisture, so that it would not be broken during the excavation work.
But for fear that the pot might be broken by the large crowd who trooped to see it; the excavation work was completed within 24 hours. The landlord and the ward head of Gwammaja were compelled to maintain vigilance over the pot, before the excavators started digging, because a crowd kept converging upon the scene, and
even wanted to touch the artifact. Malam Garba Muhammad, aged 50 years, is the leader of the masons, who discovered the pot while digging the soak-way. He
told Daily Trust that initially they thought the artifact was a small one, and even attempted to excavate it with their hands, but such effort proved
unsuccessful, as it was deep below the soil surface.
Malam Muhammad said they subsequently informed the landlord on the discovery of the pot, who also reported the incident to the ward head. Asked whether he had ever witnessed such pot in the course of his business, the mason replied that "You see I have spent over 30 years in the business of digging local latrines, soak-aways, culverts, drainages, wells and even graves, but never have I in anyway come across such a big pot. I am sure it was buried before the arrival of Islam to Hausaland, because even my grandfathers could not precisely say when the pot was buried."
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General Board / What Do You Love About Nigeria?
« on: January 19, 2006, 02:36:47 PM »
I love nigeria cos its a truly unique county,
It is ONLY in nigeria.....
that gasoline is imported for local consumption by the government while still retaining the prestigious position of the sixth largest producer of petroleum in the world.

Only in Nigeria...
will the national football team prepare for 2 weeks and expect to win the world cup and complain bitterly when they don't.

Only in Nigeria...
will a military regime send troops to another country to chase out another military regime and help restore democracy.

Only in Nigeria...
is the Policeman on duty not "your friend". You loose a heartbeat when you see him by the street even if you are law-abiding.

Only in Nigeria...
do elected politicians move around town with sirens at top speed chasing, flogging and sometimes maiming the same people that elected them into office.

Only in Nigeria...
would the government vote N38billion to build a stadium while voting N2billion for its Poverty Alleviation Programme in a county where poverty has attained unspeakable proportions.

Only in Nigeria...
are the richest men former heads of state, presidents, governors, ministers, local government chairmen and other public servants and not its big businessmen, successful entrepreneurs or those who inherited vast estates.

Only in Nigeria...
is corruption used to fight corruption. A Senate President was recently impeached by the Senators on grounds of corruption. Good deed. The snag was, they were bribed by external forces using public funds to do so.

Only in Nigeria...
are foreigners forbidden from taking photographs of the airports and similar places when they can get these pictures and more via their satellites.


General Board / Nigerian govt Proposes 5 Year Jail term for Gay Marriages
« on: January 19, 2006, 02:10:29 PM »
The Nigerian government initiated a bill which proposes a five year jail term for gay marriages by approving a Bill for an Act to make provisions for the Prohibition of Relationship between Persons of the Same Sex, Celebration of Marriage by them and for other Matters Connected Therewith.
This bill when passed into law is seen as move to checkmate the influx of western inspired gay marriages also current events happening in South-Africa is seen as a catalyst which might have led to the Nigerian government to react by clamping a fiver year jail term as a punitive measure.
The federal government has rightly described same sex marriage as unafrican and against the Tenets of the Major Religions of the country.

It should be recalled that recently,during the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (ICASA),  held in Abuja, one of the groups that engaged in a march past made a call for recognition of homosexuality in Nigeria.
I commend the executive arm of govt for taking such swift and appropriate action against this undesiarable development.
I hope our legislators will also be in carrying out duties.

Culture / PLEASE i need your help
« on: January 14, 2006, 04:02:51 PM »
Salaam,Jama'a i need your help.
Can someone  please tell me the Hausa word for PLEASE? :?  :?  :?

« on: November 27, 2005, 03:29:12 AM »
If you were a powerful and influential member of either arm of the national assemly,what piece of legislation would you make or support in the quest of ensuring a better Nigeria?

As honorable ZIZO,i would formulate,promote,support and help pass a bill that would ensure all elected officials of the federal republic truly sacrifice their selves for the greater intrest of the nation.
The bill among other things would prohibit all elected officials from seeking medical treatment abroad, owning power generating sets in their official residences,owing automobiles,furniture etc that have not been assembled or manufactured in nigeria.The bill will go on to mandate them to enroll at least half the total number of their children in public schools.They should only be given enough security detail that any ordinary citizen can expect to get from his/her local law enforcement agents.
I know this might seem bizzare,but i think a law like this can help key policy makers and executors be in touch with the realities on ground at all times so that they know the plight of the average man and subsequently do only what is best for the nation.
I'm sure you wud agree with me there is an unrealistic gap in standards of living between us and our electeded servants which makes them insensitive to our needs.

General Board / Meeting International Standards
« on: September 28, 2005, 05:56:12 PM »
In line with the Federal Government's renewed drive to encourage exports, a group of experts have come up with suggestions on how to  improve the image of our local products by making their names attractive and in line with  International Standards on exports. Feel free to offer suggestions.

   ? Kuli kuli - Peanut bars
   ? Donkuwa/ Robo Alata - Hot Charcolit nuts
   ? Kilichi - Beef Crackers
   ? Dundun - Yamarita
   ? Fried Potato - Potarita
   ? Pako/Atu (Chewing stick) - Dental Stickos
   ? Boli - Barbecue Plantain
   ? Roasted corn - Corn Aflame
   ? Eko/Agidi - Corn Jellos
   ? Moin moin - Bean pie
   ? Isi ewu - Goat-hedo lickins' (remember ur fingers)
   ? Garri - Grain o' fibres
   ? Bokoto/ Nkwobi - Hoof salad
   ? Ogi/Akamu - Corn Caramel
   ? Kpof kpof - Energy Buns
   ? Chin chin - Dough Rocks  
   ? Zobo - Juice Rosa Afrik
   ? Kunnu - Grain Alive
   ? Burundi - Cocno Jaw-Breakers
   ? Bread and Akara - Bean cake Burger
   ? Ofada rice - Unpolished Rice for Vegetarian
   ? Adalu - Lentils & Grain Salad

Business and Commerce / THE FUTURE OF BANKIN AREWA
« on: September 12, 2005, 06:11:05 PM »
The CBN has directed all banks wishing to continue ding business in Nigeria to raise their paid-up capitalization from N2B to not less than N25B (a 1200% increase) before Dec. 2005.The banks were expected to achieve this feat in just 18 months!

Considering current state of MOST of these banks and their failure to live up to their expected role as catalysts in promoting economic growth and development in the country, this is a welcomed and in my view, long overdue development.

From the way the directive was given and is being implemented, it is evident that the CBN considers all banks to be of the same capacity, level of development and growth and are therefore all expected to respond on the same par. This assumption is far from the reality of what the actual situation is, especially for Northern banks.

Only 16 out of 89 banks are Northern owned prior to Dec. 2005, and from all indications it is expected that the number will dwindle to even a smaller proportion after the deadline.

In a bid to ensure active and productive Northern participation and representation  in the banking sector, the 19 Northern state governors have quite commendably taken measures and have shown commitment to ensure the survival of the premier Northern bank BON.

The CBN has countered this noble move by barring the state governments from investing more than 10% of entire shareholding in BON or any other bank(either collectively or individually) add further directed them to liquidate part of their equity to a size of 10% or less.

Considering the history of interference by these governments in the running of the bank (and lots of other enterprises), with its resultant deteriorative effect, for furtherance of selfish political and other interests, the CBN?s 10%-ceiling investment policy is justified.

But one will have to wonder if this constrictive policy is not a part of a grand design by the CBN,and by extension the present administration to relegate to the background Northern participation in the banking sector and consequently the private sector (apparently the economy of the nation is being transformed  to be more of private sector driven than by government thus the control of the nation will ultimately be in the hands of those who control the private sector).Also the fact that the CBN is yet to (whether by omission or otherwise) direct southern and south-western sate governments to curtail their stakes in certain banks gives credit to this argument. It is a well known fact that these other governments own substantial equity in banks like WEMA and National Bank.

I concede that a conspiracy theory asserting that CBN has designs against the north seems/is far-fetched bearing in mind its recent writing-off of huge amounts of debts owed by BON and some other ailing banks.

As the main problem the BON faces with the SGs is of interference in day-to-day running of the bank, one would have hoped that the CBN formulate a policy/legislature curtailing their (SGs) managerial rather than financial involvement ,as the northern governors? decision to come to the aid (Yet again) of the BON was in recognition of the importance of the bank in the positive development  and well being of its people.
The people of the north have largely themselves to blame for the present unacceptable and dismal level of participation in banking, and other equally vital sectors of the Nigerian economy. Even in the on-going scramble to source for funds to recapitalize, we in the North, have been/are lagging behind (only 2 banks have so far emerged as Northern influenced with none yet to be Northern dominant ).we refuse to invest our money in banks and even the few who have the foresight have sunk their funds into southern/western banks.

This disastrous trend will result in loss of wealth, jobs, access to banking services and credit to northern businesses and interests not to mention anything of the political and economic relevance of banking in the new Nigeria. Another very important reason why there is the need for Northern banks is the establishment of Islamic based banks and banks that will be in tune with our social, geographical and cultural needs.

chit-chat / compare ur intelligence?
« on: September 04, 2005, 02:57:44 PM »
Hello onliners!
A friend of mine,Chukchuk, was in a Quiz Contest trying to win Prize money of 1 Million US$.......he lost so we're still poor. :cry:
i wish my friend was as smart as some of you guys.....
wud u have done better?take a trial....

The questions are as follows:
1) How long was the 100 yr war?
A) 116
B) 99
C) 100
D) 150
Chukchuk says, "I will skip this"

2) In which country are the Panama hats made?
Chukchuk asks for help from the University students

3) In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
chukchuk asks for help from general public

4) Which of these was King George VI first name?
Chukchuk asks for lucky cards

5) The Canary Islands, in the Pacific Ocean,got its name from on which animal?:
Chukchuk gives up.

If you think you are indeed clever and laughed at Chukchuk 's replies, then please check the answers below:
1) The 100-year war lasted 116 years from1337-1453
2) The Panama hat is made in Ecuador
3) The October revolution is celebrated in November
4) King George's first name was Albert. In 1936 He changed his name.
5) Puppy. The Latin name is INSULARIA CANARI This means islands of the puppies.

 Now tell me who's the dumb one? :oops: ...... be honest

(ChukChuk's community lives some where in Siberia) :cry:

Islam / Interesting Numerical Findings From the Holy Qur'an
« on: August 27, 2005, 04:40:20 PM »
Tariq Al Swaidan discovered some verses  in the Holy Qur'an that mention
one thing is equal to another, i.e. men are  equal to women. Although this
makes sense grammatically, the astonishing fact is  that the number of
times the word man appears in the Qur'an is 24 and the number  of times
the word woman appears is also 24, therefore not only is this phrase  correct
in the grammatical sense but also true mathematically, i.e. 24 =  24.

Upon further analysis of various verses, he discovered that this is
consistent throughout the whole Qur'an, where it says one thing is like
another.  See below for astonishing results of the words mentioned number
of times in  Arabic Qur'an:

Dunia (one name for this life) 115. Aakhirat (one name for the  life after this
world) 115

Malaika (Angels) 88 . Shayteen (Satans or devils) 88

Life 145 .... Death 145

Benefit 50 . Corrupt 50

People 50 . Messengers 50

Eblees (king of devils, Lucifer) 11 . Seek refuge  from Eblees 11

Museebah (calamity) 75 . Thanks 75

Spending (Sadaqah) 73 . Satisfaction 73

People who are misled 17 . Dead people  17

Muslimeen 41 . Jihad 41

Gold 8 . Easy life 8

Magic 60 . Fitnah (dissuasion,  misleading) 60

Zakat (Taxes Muslims pay to the poor) 32  . Barakah (Increasing or
blessings of wealth) 32

Mind 49 . Noor 49

Tongue 25 . Sermon 25

Desite 8 . Fear 8

Speaking publicly 18 . Publicising 18

Hardship 114 .... Patience 114

Muhammed 4 . Sharee'ah (Muhammed's  teachings) 4

Man 24. Woman 24

And amazingly enough have a look how many  times the following words

Salat 5,

Month 12,

Day 365,

Sea 32, Land 13

Sea + land = 32+13= 45

Sea = 32/45*100=71.11111111%

Land = 13/45*100 = 28.88888889%

Sea + land =100.00%

Modern science has only  recently proven that the water covers 71.111%   ofthe earth, while the land  covers 28.889%.

Culture / Extinct Hausa Words
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:15:20 PM »
Please i need anyone who knows any word/words in the Hausa language  and there meanings which are not in regular use or have come "extinct"s to please share.
i would like to expand my Hausa vocabulary.
many thnx.

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