Bornu Empire
The Bornu Empire (1380–1893) was a state of what is now northeastern Nigeria from 1380 to 1893. It was a continuation of the great Kanem Empire founded centuries earlier by the Sayfawa Dynasty. ...
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Ngizim language
Ngizim (also known as Ngizmawa, Ngezzim, Ngódṣin) is a Chadic language spoken by the Ngizim people in Yobe State, Nigeria.
Sanda Wuduroma of Borno
Sanda Wuduroma (?-1894) was Shehu of Borno in 1894.
At the death of his brother and predecessor Shehu Kyari, Sanda Wuduroma (also known as Abba Sanda Limannambe) became Shehu of Borno in 1893 when...
Ngazargamu
Gazargamo was the capital of the Bornu Empire from ca. 1460 to 1809. Situated 150 km west of Lake Chad in the Yobe State of modern Nigeria, the impressive remains of the town are still visible. T...
Aissa Kili N'guirmamaramama
Aissa Kili N'guirmamaramama succeeded her father as the ruler of Bornu from 1573-1580. She is noted for holding the throne for the famous Idris Alooma.
Sani Abacha
Sani Abacha (20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. Abacha's regime is controversial: although i...
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Ibrahim IV of Bornu
Ibrahim IV was a titled Mai of the Kanuri state of Bornu from 1820-1846. He was one of the last rulers from the Sefawa ruling dynasty.
Ibrahim's father, and previous ruler of Bornu, had called on ...
Dunama IX Lefiami
Dunama IX Lefiami was the leader of the Kanuri empire of Borno, located in what is now Niger, during the early nineteenth century. He was twice made ruler, first by his father and then by supporters l...
Dunama IX Lefiami - Wikipedia
Kanuri people
The Kanuri people (Kanouri, Kanowri, also Yerwa and several subgroup names) are an African ethnic group living largely in the lands of the former Kanem and Bornu Empires: Bornu state in northeastern N...
Kanuri people - Wikipedia
Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff was elected governor of Borno State in Nigeria in April 2003. He is a member of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP).Ali Sheriff was the first governor in Borno state to win the seat...
Bukar Kura of Borno
Bukar or Bukar Kura (c. 1830-c. 1884 or 1885) was Shehu of Borno from 1881 to c. 1884.
Bukar became Shehu of Borno in 1881 at the death of his father Umar I ibn Muhammad al-Amin. His three-year re...
Bukar Kura of Borno - Wikipedia
Umar of Borno
Umar I ibn Muhammad al-Amin (Arabic: اولعمر ابن محمد لرشيد‎) or Umar of Borno (died 1881) was Shehu (Sheik) of the Kanem-Bornu Empire and son of Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi.
Umar came to ...
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Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi
Shehu al-Hajj Muhammad al-Amîn ibn Muhammad al-Kânemî (Arabic: محمد لرشيد ابن محمد الكامانی‎) (1776–1837) was an Islamic scholar, teacher, religious and political leader who advised and even...
Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi - Wikipedia
Kukawa
Kukawa (previously Kuka) is a town and Local Government Area in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, close to Lake Chad.The town was founded in 1814 as capital of the Kanem-Bornu Empire by the Mu...
Kanembu people
The Kanembu are an ethnic group of Chad, generally considered the modern descendants of the Kanem-Borno Empire. The Kanembu number an estimated 655,000 people, located primarily in Chad's Lac Prefect...
Ibrahim Kura of Borno
Ibrahim or Ibrahim Kura (1840s-c. 1885) was Shehu of Borno from c. 1884 to c. 1885.
Ibrahim became Shehu of Borno in 1884 at the death of his brother Bukar Kura. His uncle, Abba Masta Kura had bee...
Ibrahim Kura of Borno - Wikipedia
Kingdom of Baguirmi
The Kingdom of Baguirmi, also known as the Baguirmi Sultanate (1522–1897), was an Islamic kingdom or sultanate that existed as an independent state during the 16th and 17th centuries southeast of Lake...
Kingdom of Baguirmi - Wikipedia
Ali Gazi
Ali Gazi was a ruler of the Bornu Empire. Prior to his reign, the Sefuwa ruling house had split into two ruling branches. The result was palace intrigues and internal strife. He consolidated his reign...
Ibn Furtu
Ahmad b. Furtu or Ibn Furtu (sometimes also called Ibn Fartuwa) lived in the sixteenth century. He was the grand Imam of the Bornu Empire and the chronicler of Mai Idris Aluma (1564–1596).He wrote two...
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Borno Emirate
The Borno Emirate or Borno Sultanate is a traditional Nigerian state formed at the start of the 20th century. It is headed by descendants of the rulers of the Bornu Empire, founded before 1000. The ru...
Kyari of Borno
Kyari (?-1894) was Shehu of Borno in 1893-1894.
Kyari became Shehu of Borno in 1893 when the country was invaded by Rabih az-Zubayr. One of his first acts was to kill his predecessor and uncle Ash...
`Abd ar-Rahman ibn Muhammad al-Amin
`Abd ar-Rahman, Abdurrahman or Darman was Shehu of Borno from 1853 to 1854.
With the help of some courtiers of Kukawa, `Abd ar-Rahman deposed his brother Umar in November 1853 and became Shehu of ...
`Abd ar-Rahman ibn Muhammad al-Amin - Wikipedia
Idris Alooma
Idris Alooma (1580–1617) was mai (king) of the Kanem-Bornu Empire, located mainly in Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria. His name is more properly written Idris Alawma or Idris Alauma. An outstanding st...
Ngizim people
The Ngizim people (Ngizmawa, Ngezzim) live in Yobe State, northeastern Nigeria. As of 1993, there were an estimated 80,000 Ngizim. The Ngizim live in the area to the east and south of Potiskum, the la...
Girgam
The Girgam is the royal chronicle of the Kanem-Bornu Empire, written in Arabic. Girgam is also used as the name for written historical records in some kingdoms west of Bornu, including Daura, Fika an...