The book "Evolution of Ngwo" unravels the history, culture and rich heritage of the Ngwo people. It adds to the baseline attempts already done by illustrious sons and daughters of Ngwo such as late Igwe Josiah Agu, Ikenga Adolphous Ozude among others, to trace their origins and give detailed accounts of this rich cultural heritage. This book strives to add analytical value to the works already contributed towards show casing Ngwo to the entire world and provide answers to some peculiar questions asked among curious individuals.
In this chief of his works, Jules Verne has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventures of which we have any written record - to give the history, ‘from the time of Hanno and Herodotus down to that of Livingstone and Stanley,’ of those voyages of exploration and discovery which are among the most thrilling episodes in the history of human enterprise. In short, Jules Verne has chosen for his most important book the only subject which he could make surpass his own vivid and realistic stories in absorbing interest; to the treatment of such material he brings all the dash and vivid picturesqueness of his own creations, and it may be imagined that he makes a book worth reading. The plan of the work is so valuable that it is a matter for surprise, that such a history has never been undertaken before. To trace connectedly the progress of discovery as Jules Verne does, from the time when the world was a very small circle indeed, surrounded by the densest of outer darkness, and when the Carthagenian navigators ventured timidly out of the Mediterranean – is to gain an altogether new idea of the daring and skill that has been expended in this one direction. It is a worthy subject for the most ambitious work of such a writer. Verne obtained all information for the book from the original documents.
In very critical times, we need critical solutions,this book is providing those solutions to everything about our country.penkelemesi explores our peculiar mess and solutions to revival.
This book contains a collection of essays written to mark the centenary celebrations of Port Harcourt City. It is intended to give readers an introduction to the city chronicling its growth and development over the past one hundred years. Contributors include renowned academics, politicians, and statesmen, who have written on the City’s history, politics, economics, geography, and culture with a glimpse into the plans for the future of the city with the Greater Port Harcourt project. Port Harcourt at 100: Past, Present & Future is a compilation meant to ignite public and academic interest in the story of this dynamic city, up to and beyond its century of growth within the Nigerian nation, whose birth it foreshadowed, and whose development it has richly sustained.
Wannan littafi, Magana Jari Ce, 1, yana cikin littattafai guda uku da Alhaji Abubakar Imam ya rubuta a cikin wata shida na zamansa a Zariya a shekarar 1936. Dalilin zabo shi kuwa ya rubuta wadannay littattafai shi ne ya shiga wata gasa to rubutun littafi a sheka rar 1933 ya kuma ci nasara da littafinsa na farko 'Ruwan Bagaja'. An haifi Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Imam, O.B.E; C.O.N.; LL.D (Hon.) N.N.M.C. a shekarar 1911 a cikin garin Kagara sa'an nan tana cikin lardin Kwantagora, yanzu kuwa Jihar Neja. Ya yi makaranta a Katsina Training College kuma ya kama aikin malanta a Makarantar Midil to Katsina a shekarar 1932. Yana da shekara 22 ya rubuta 'Ruwan Bagaja'. Ganin kwazonsa wajen Raga labari mai ma'ana ya sa Dr. R. M. East shugaban Offishin Talifi na Zariya ya roki a ba da shi ato daga Katsina ya yi aikin rubuce rubuce a Zariya. Bayan ya koma Katsina aka bi shi da rokon ya kara rubuta wasu littattafan. A can ya rubuta 'Karamin Sani kukumi' cikin 1937. A cikin shekara 1938 sai Gwamnan Kaduna ya roka a dawo da Imam Zariya a koya mashi aikin edita ya zama editan jaridar farko to Arewa. Shine ma ya rada mata suna `Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo' aka fara bugawa a watan Janairu na shekara 1939. Ya yi shekara 12 yana wannan aiki na edita har ma ya rubuta wani littafi a lokacin 'Yakin Duniya Na Biyu' watau `Yakin Hitila' da ya ba suna 'Tafiya Mabudin Ilmi'. Wannan littafi ya ba da labarin tafiyarsa tare da wasu editoci na jaridun Africa to Yamma zuwa Ingila a jirgin ruwa a shekara 1943. Wani mashahurin littafi kuma da ya rubuta shi ne 'Tarihin Annabi da na Halifofi' wanda aka fara buga shi a shekara 1957 lokacin nan yana shugaban Hukumar Daukar Ma'aikata to Nijeriya to Arewa. Alhaji Dr. Abubakar Imam shi aka fara nadawa Kwamishinan Jin Kararakin Jama'a a shekara 1974 a Jihar Kaduna, lokacin ana kiranta Arewa to Tsakiya. Ya rasu yana da shekara 70 a duniya ranar Juma'a 19 ga watan Yuni, 1981. Alhaji Abubakar Imam ya rika cewa wannan aiki da ya yi, na talifin 'Magana Jari Cc' ya yi masa amfani ainun. Ya kan cc wannan aiki shi ne ya ba shi damar zama tare da mashahurin Baturen nan na talifin Hausa, Dr. R. M. East, O.B.E. Ya cc daga gare shi. ne ya koyi duk dan abin da ya koya na game da talifi. Abin mamaki, shi kuma wannan Bature, Dr. East O.B.E., a wajen `Mukaddamar' da ya yi da Turanci tun farkon buga 'Magana Jari Ce', ga abin da ya ce : 'Muna godiya ga En'e to Katsina, saboda taimakonsu, da hangen nesa da suka yi, har suka yarda, suka ba mu aron Malam Abubakar Imam. Suka yarda, ya bar aikinsa, na koyad da Turanci a Midil to Katsina, ya zo nan Zariya, ya yi wata shida domin ya taimake mu, mu sami wadannan littattafai a cikin harshensa. `lyakar abin da mu ma'aikatan wannan ofis muka yi, na game da talifin wadannan littattafai, shi ne aiki irin na ofis, na shirya al'amuran, yadda suka kai har aka buga su. Ban da wannan sai kuma taimakonsa da muka yi na tattara masa littattafai iri iri, don ko zai kwaikwayi wani samfur. Sai fa, kuma wajen shiryawa bayan da ya rubuta. 'Kai, in dai har muna da wani abin da za mu yi kirari mun yi, .game da talifin wadannan littattafai, to, babban abin kirarimmu kawai, shi ne yadda muka yi har muka binciko wannan malamin talifi'. 1982 N.N.P.C.
Reading through the book you will come to the conclusion that Dr. Abubakar Imam came from a family which could be termed aristocrat, learned and adventurous. The family was certainly adventurous judging from the number of places they moved to and settled during periods when travelling was difficult and dangerous. From a town in Dikwa Emirate of former Borno Empire, Mallam Muhammadu Gajibo the great grand father of Imam moved the entire family to far away Bida and settled there. Again during the Jihad period of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio and under the leadership of the same Mallam Muhammadu Gajibo the family travelled to Sokoto and settled there. Years later under the leadership of Shehu Usman, the father of Imam, the family travelled through Kano and Katsina to Kagara in the present Niger State. But after the occupation of the area by the British, Mallam Shehu Usman, then Head of the family migrated the whole family to Malumfashi in Katsina Emirate. The family under Mallam Shehu Usman later returned and lived in Kagara, but Imam though born in Kagara was brought up in Katsina by his elder brother Muhammadu Bello. Later in life Imam came to work in Zaria and settled down eventually in Tudun Wada, where he died. Malam Abubakar Imam was a remarkable person. He was a friend to all and an enemy to none. He was in reality a friend to those in power, to the rich and to the poor. While in his house he would dine together with the very poor, at the same time he suffered no inferiority complex when' he mixed with the rich and those in authority. Infact one could say that Imam held the master key to the doors of all the influencial people within what used to be Northern Nigeria. Imam had spent a great part of his leisure time teaching and demonstrating to others how to lead a decent and honest life. He was all the time emphasising that people should endeavour to earn their living by their own labour, and that their earnings should be spent wisely. He achieved great success in this campaign, for he left behind many disciples. The Editor General of "Abubakar Imam Memoirs" is no doubt one of his worthy disciples. May his soul rest in peace, Amin.
Tsira Da Amincin Allah Su Tabbata A Gare Shi A cikin tarihin annabawa da dama, in ka karanta, za ka rik'a gamuwa da mu'ujiza iri kaza, da mu'ujiza iri kaza,, da mu'ujiza iri kaza,, wadanda suka nuna a zamansu na duniya. ,Br> Amma in ka karanci tarihin Annabi Muhammadu, tsira da amincin Allah su tabbata a gare shi, sai ka ga shi tun daga haihuwarsa har fakuwarsa, har yanzu ga abin da ya bari, mu'ujiza ce Allah ya saukar, don to zama aya, wadda za to k'ara tabbatar wa dan Adam, cewa Allah shi kadai ya ke, ba shi da abokin tarayya. A juzu'i na biyu, na wannan tarihi, mun bar ku ga labarin yard Annabi ya yi hijira, bisa ga umurnin Madaukakin Sarki Allah, ya taso daga Makka ya komo Madina. Wannan tasowa to Annabi, daga Makka zuwa Madina, ita a ke kira hijira. Daga wannan shekara ne a ke fara kidayar shekarun musulunci, ba daga haihuwar Annabi ba, kama ryadda Kirista ke yi. Bana wannan hijira, to Annabi tana da shekara 1374. Kun karanta a juzui'i na biyu, yard kafiran Makka na lokacin, su Abu Jahali, su ke to fitinar Musulmi. Da yard su ke da burin su zo su halaka su. Sabo da haka ne fa, a cikin watan Rajab, hijira na da shekara biyu, ya zabi mutum 12, ya sa su karkashin wani, wai shi Abdullah Ibn Jahshi, ya ce su je wani wuri da a ke kira Nahla, su rik'a dako domin kada abokan gaba su far wa Madina ba labari. Abin Raddara, suna isa Nahla, sai ga ayarin wadansu fatake na Makka sun sauka bakin wata rijiya. Da su ' Abdullah suka bukaci' ruwa, sai ayarin nan suka hana su. Daga nan sai fada ya tashi a tsakaninsu. Aka kashe mutum guda cikin ayarin na Makka, aka kama biyu. Suka komo Madina da su, wai gamma.
The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled The Year 1805
'You do not start school again at six after your right hand crosses your head to touch the left ear. These days, babies are detached from their mothers after three months because their mothers want to do the white-collar job. They are kept in creche where a stranger nurtures and caters for them and as soon as they are one, they start school. That developmental stage which takes a baby through informal education by parents is no longer there. That bonding between mother and child, that creative instinct of the child building his toys or experimenting with the environment has been lost. That ‘Hey…..throw that thing away and don’t put it in your mouth again’ is no longer there. A child at the Creche puts whatever he comes across into his mouth, falls sick every now and then and is taken to the clinic or hospital. The next morning, the child is dropped off by his mother with a box of medicines. He cries, clings to the mother and refuse to be dropped off. Then, the Creche woman on hearing his cry comes out, receives him against his will as he twists in her arms, pointing at the mother who is hastily going to work and is getting late. Late in the evening, she returns to pick him up; he is tired, sleepy and sickly. A child hardly gets stung by the ant these days because the compound is floored and there is no sand to play with. There is no farm of his where he learns responsibility and care. He is growing up a savage, lacking care and pity. He is growing up an irresponsible man or woman who cannot fend for himself or herself or even cater for others. If he lends you a hand, he demands money in return. He looks away from you as you come with so much load weighing you down; he is glued to the device he is operating. You are insignificant to him. It matters not to him how you feel, your opinion or your condition. He can go on to commit evil feeling that there will be no consequence as long as he gets away with it by telling lies. He is overly selfish. He has taken his heart away from the natural environment and has become one with the artificial environment through his constant affinity with electronic or technological devices. Little wonder he is fake and artificial in everything he does, living to impress others; living for today, and living for no one. The body curves and contours which were rarely revealed, which were excessively preserved; which were left for imagination are displayed tactlessly for vultures to devour. And the excrement after the gobbling is the aftermath—the violence we witness on daily basis. Children beat up father or mother, father is sleeping with daughter and impregnating her while mother knows but covers it up. Divorce is now hugely fashionable because she lacks the moral upbringing to behave well and not run mad with her husband. She can be married to him and still be having an affair with another man with the notion that the so-called husband (as men are being referred to these days) cannot provide all her needs. He cannot provide all her needs because today’s woman is now sophisticated. She must acquire fashionable attire and accessories as they hit the markets. She must not be left out or left behind. She must move with the time. The man on the other hand, must drive the latest car. He cannot own just one or two; he must own lots of them if not to impress her in order to keep her so that she will not run off with other men who have so many, it will be to make himself relevant to other women whose jaws are dropping for him or to be able to have a say where his ilk are gathered. If he cannot afford all these, he might take a gun and kill a fellow man or strike a business deal to defraud a fellow man in order to be there. It is only by the possession of lots of material things that a man is considered a man; how he acquired them notwithstanding. Amongst all that have changed, you are shocked to the marrow to learn that a male dog looks for a female dog; so male birds look for female birds and vice versa but, in this era, men marry men. They say that was how they were created by Jesus’ Father---who is in heaven. And you begin to wonder if he too could have made factory mistake because the Seminarians taught that everything he made was beautiful. Perhaps you would love to encounter that era again; an era long gone.'