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What is the origin of Kaduna State?

What is the origin of Kaduna State?

Kaduna was founded by British colonists in 1900. It became the capital of Nigeria’s former Northern Region in 1917, and retained this status until 1967. The first British governor of Northern Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard, chose the present site for development due to its proximity to the Lagos-Kano Railway.

Which state was created out of Kaduna?

In 1967, the old Northern Region was divided into six states in the north, leaving Kaduna as the capital of North-Central State, whose name was changed to Kaduna State in 1976. Meanwhile, Kaduna State was further divided in 1987, creating Katsina State.

Who is first governor in Kaduna State?

Alhaji Balarabe Musa was elected as the first civilian Governor of the state under the People’s Redemption Party (PRP). He served from 1979 to 1981, when the Kaduna State House of Assembly impeached him. His deputy, Abba Musa Rimi, who completed the tenure till 1983, succeeded him.

What tribe is Kaduna?

Under the governance of Kaduna is the ancient city of Zaria. Kaduna State is mostly populated by Hausa, Gbagyi, Adara, Ham, Atyap, Bajjuu and Agworok ethnic communities.

How many wives does El Rufai has?

three wives
El-Rufai is married to three wives, his first wife Hadiza Isma El-Rufai is a writer and novelist; together, they run the Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF), set up in honour of their daughter who died in 2011.

How old is Elrufai?

61 years (16 February 1960)
Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai/Age

When did Kaduna State become part of Nigeria?

On May 27, 1967, the area was broken up into six separate states, one of which was the North-Central State. This name was changed to Kaduna State in 1976. It was then further divided in 1987, losing the area now part of Katsina State. In 1975, the ‘Kaduna’ State was formally created by the then military leader, General Murtala Mohammed.

Who was the leader of Kaduna State in 1975?

In 1975, the ‘Kaduna’ State was formally created by the then military leader, General Murtala Mohammed. General Mohammed decided to collect these six different states into one state, and did so without a referendum.

Where is the capital of Kaduna State located?

Kaduna State is the 18th state of Federal Republic of Nigeria located in the northwest zone of the country. It takes its name for the capital of Kaduna, hence it is usually referred to as Kaduna State to distinguish the two.

How did Kaduna State football club get its name?

The state football club Kaduna United F.C. use The Crocodiles as a nickname. It is indicative that the name, Kaduna, was taken up by Lord Frederick Lugard and his colonial colleagues when they moved the capital of the then Northern Region from Zungeru to Kaduna city in 1916.