Daniski Hills 2023 Annual Festival

Daniski Hills 2023 Annual Festival

BRIEF HISTORY: A state formed by the Bolewa
tribe, settled in Daniski in the 2nd half of the 15th
century, then moved to Fika c1800. On
27/12/1899, it became part of the Northern
Nigeria British protectorate. Today in Yobe state
of modern Nigeria.
SOURCES: Burke’s Royal Families of the World II
Africa & The Middle East, London 1980
… Daniski state founded in legendary
antiquity.c.1800 Daniski replaced by Fika 27 Dec
1899 Part of Northern Nigeria British
Rulers of Daniski
… – … Aji Daka ibn Mele Fusan
… – … Langawa ibn Bawa Kayi
… – … `Usman Gana ibn Mele Fusan
… – … Mammadi Gizze ibn Mama Kayi
… – … Mele Filata ibn Mama Gimsi
Rulers (title Moi Fika)
c.1806 MoiBuraima
c.1822 Moi Adam
c.1844 Moi Disa Siri
c.1844 – 1867 Moi Mammadi Gaganga
1867 – 1871 Moi Isma`ila
1871 – 1882 Moi Mammadi Buye
1882 – ?? Moi Aji
1882 – 1885 Moi Mama (Muhammad)
1885 – 1902 Moi Sule
1902 – 1922 Moi Disa (Idris) (d. 1922)
1922 – 1976 Moi Muhammadu Gana ibn Idrissa (b.
c.1881 – d. 1976)
1976 – 2009 Moi Abali ibn Muhammadu Idrissa
2009 – Date Moi Muhammadu Alkali Ibn Abali
RELATED WEBSITE: Traditional States of Nigeria
Head of the Royal Family: HRH The Emir of Fika
At Daniski:
1. Moi Aji Daka son of Mele Fusan
2. Moi Langawa son of Bawa Kayi
3. Moi Usman Gana son of Mele Fusan
4. Moi Mammadi Gizze son of Mama Kayi
5. Moi Mele Filata son of Mama Gimsi in Fika:
6. Moi Buraima, Moi Fikka c1806-c1822
7. Moi Adam, Moi Fikka c1822-c1844
8. Moi Disa Siri, Moi Fikka c1844
9. Moi Mammadi Gaganga, Moi Fikka c1844-1867
10. Moi Ismaila, Moi Fikka 1867-1871
11. Moi Mammadi Buye, Moi Fikka 1871-1882
12. Moi Aji, Moi Fikka 1882
13. Moi Mama Muhammadu, Moi Fikka 1882-1885
14. Moi Sule, Moi Fikka 1885-1902
15. Moi Disa Idris, Moi Fikka 1902-1922
At Potiskum:
16. HRH Alhaji Muhammadu Gana Ibn Idrissa,
Emir of Fika 1922-1976, (B-)c1881, (d)1976
17. HRH Alhaji Abali Muhammadu Ibn
Muhammadu Idrissa, Emir of Fika (Moi Fika) 1976
– 2009
18. HRH Alhaji Muhammadu Abali Ibn
Muhammadu Idriss Emir of Fika (Moi Fika) Since March
2009. (see above, Head of the Royal Family

Daniski Hills 2023 Annual Festival Gallery

Daniski Hills 2023 Festival Gallery

The National commission of museum and Monument recognize Daniski Hills as ‘National monument.

Daniski Hill it’s one of the history of our ancestors that dated back to over 200years.



His Royal Highness, Emir of Fika and Chairman of the Yobe State Council of Chiefs, Coordinator Northeast Council of Chiefs, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa (CON) has approved the appointment of Alhaji Tasiu Gambo as WAMBAI OF FKA while APC Chairman of Yobe State, Alhaji Adamu Chillariye appointed SHETTIMA KUWAMA OF FIKA respectively. All appointments take immediate effect.

Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar
Special Assistant Media to HRH Emir of Fika. 7th September, 2019


ESTIMATE OF KANURI POPULATION (UNESCO ICH EXPERTS RESERACH estimates using fixed growth rate only excluding variables) :

Nigeria 11,720,000

Chad 2,620,000

Niger :1,540,000

Cameroon: 1, 300,000

Sudan : 1, 100,000

Libya, 140,000

Kanuris living in Gabon: Yet to receive data as at the time of this post.

Kanuris living in Diaspora other than the countries mentioned above : 874, 000


1. This figures did not captured the Kanuri population who are Kanuri but do not speak the language or practice the culture by more than 50%

2. Kanuris are not the only tribes of KANEM-BORNU, other tribes also in millions are the Shuwa Arabs,Kotoko,Babur,Chibok, Ngizim,Marghi,Tubou,Bolewa,Mandara,Gwoza,Barber,Wula,Gamaru,Wasili Arabs,Bura, Kanakuru and many others.



His Royal Highness, Emir of Fika and Chairman of the Yobe state Council of Chiefs Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa CON has approved the appointment and conferment of traditional titles on the following Persons:
1. Alhaji Inuwa Uba- Zanna Laisu of Fika
2. Alhaji Idrissa Bande- Dokajin Fika
3. Alhaji Adamu Ba’aba- Ganaman Fika
4. Alhaji Aliyu Sale Sarki- Dan Morin Fika
5. Engineer Ali Goni- Sarkin Tafarkin Fika
6. Alhaji Mohammed Goni- Tinja Sirdi of Fika
7. Malama Ladi Zangaya- Motonkon Sarkin Fika respectively.

All appointments take immediate effect.

This was contained in a letter signed on behalf of the Emir by the Galadima of Fika, Air Commodore Ibrahim Alkali (Rtd).


Alhaji Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa (born 14 August 1956) was appointed 13th Emir, or traditional ruler, of the Fika Emirate on 16 March 2009.

The emir’s palace is in Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria. The Emir (or Moi in the local language) is head of the Bole people.

Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa
Emir of Fika


Assumed office
16 March 2009

Preceded by Abali Ibn Muhammadu

Personal details

Born 14 August 1956 (age 62)

Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria

Early years:-

Muhammad Abali was born in Potiskum on 14 August 1956, the eldest son of Alhaji Abali Ibn Muhammadu, the 12th Emir.

He attended Kaduna Capital School (1963–1969), Barewa College, Zaria (1970–1974) and Land Dowel Tutors College in the United Kingdom (1975–1977).

He went on to North Staffordshire Polytechnic (1977–1980) earning a bachelor’s degree in Modern Studies.

He then attended the City University London, gaining a master’s degree from the Department of Sociology in 1983.

Returning to Nigeria,Muhammad Abali worked for a short period at the Owena Bank, Kano as a graduate trainee.

He then joined the Nigerian Security Organization, serving in various departments including the Operations and Counter Espionage Units, and rising to the position of Senior Security/Intelligence Officer at the National Headquarters in Lagos. Resigning from the State Security Service in June 1991, he founded a firm that supplies security-related equipment and services.

He was Chief Security Officer of the Nigerian Railway Corporation from December 1998 to June 2007, and then Security Coordinator for Total/Elf at the Abuja Office.


Muhammad Abali was given the title of Yeriman Fika in 2002, and on 28 February 2009 was turbaned as the District Head of Potiskum.

Muhammad Abali became emir in succession to his father in March 2009 after the Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, selected his name from a list of three candidates presented by the Fika Emirate kingmakers.

Although the 13th Emir since the current Emirate was founded in 1805 during the upheavals of the Fulani jihad, the Emir counts as 43rd Emir according to the traditions of his people, who trace the emirate back to the 15th century.

In April 2010 Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam presented a first class Staff of Office to Idrissa, who was also Chairman of the Yobe State Council of Chiefs.

The ceremony was presided over by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III. Notable attendees included governors Ali Modu Sheriff of Borno, Danjuma Goje of Gombe, Danbaba Suntai of Taraba and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa.

In July 2009 about 50 fanatics of the fundamentalist Boko Haram sect attacked police in Potiskum. Many women and children sought refuge in the Emir’s palace. The Emir said the police were not in any way to blame for the violence.

In November 2009, in his Sallah message to the people of Yobe State the Emir called on the heterogeneous community to live with one another peacefully and harmoniously.

In May 2010, while turbanning three district heads at his palace, he again called on his subjects to live in harmony and support the government regardless of their religious, tribal or political affiliation.

Talking to journalists in August 2010, the Emir called on religious leaders to prevent the spread of violence and to report groups that were likely to cause trouble to the authorities.

After a major fire in Potiskum market destroyed about 210 shops and all their goods in March 2010, the Emir placed the blame on the Potiskum Local Council for failing to spend revenue from the market on improvements that would reduce the risk of fire.

In December 2009, and again in June 2010 he said that traditional rulers should have a constitutional role, acting as advisors to the government over day to day issues.

In an August 2010 interview he noted that the government often called on traditional rulers to resolve emergency issues such as the Boko Haram violence, and the constitution should therefore give them a more formal advisory position.


In April 2010 Idrissa was appointed the 3rd Chancellor of the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. He succeeded his father, Alhaji Abali Muhammadu Idrissa, who was the 2nd Chancellor of the University.

Speaking at his installation, during which he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, the Emir responded to a statement by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan calling for efforts to improve university results. He said “the university must adopt a global perception if we must catch up with the Millennium Development Goals”.

He called on the Federal government to make education a national priority and to help the university achieve these ends.


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Adamu Ciroma (20 November 1934 – 5 July 2018)

was a Nigerian politician and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, born in Potiskum, Yobe State.

He was a member of the People’s Democratic Party.

Adamu Ciroma Was The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria From,
24 September 1975 – 28 June 1977

Preceded by Clement Isong
Succeeded by Ola Vincent

Federal Minister of Finance In office June 1999 – May 2003

Succeeded by
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Personal details

20 November 1934
Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria

5 July 2018 (aged 83)
Abuja, Nigeria

Second Republic career

In 1979, Ciroma was one of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) presidential aspirants who contested in the party’s presidential primary, in which he was supposedly sponsored by the faceless Kaduna Mafia, a rumored group of northern intellectuals, serving officers and bureaucrats stationed around Kaduna.

He came third in the primary, behind Shehu Shagari and Maitama Sule, his candidacy having been partly financed by Hamza Rafindadi Zayyad, the head of the New Nigeria Development Company.

Ciroma was briefly the secretary of the NPN and he later served at various times as Minister for Industries, Agriculture and Finance.

As a senior cabinet minister in the Shagari administration, he played pivotal roles in the implementation of the president’s agenda especially in the areas of food production and working with international agencies to develop an Agricultural Development Project (ADP).

In September 1983, he was made the chairman of a presidential transition committee, which further demonstrated the trust the president had in his capabilities. The committee was mandated to make proposals on how to re-structure the federal government which was going through a crisis of confidence.

Fourth Republic career

Ciroma was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He served as Minister of Finance in the government of Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2003. Currently, his wife Maryam Ciroma holds the position of PDP National Women leader in Nigeria.


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