He was born on October 1, 1912 in the village of Tafawa Balewa, in modern-day Bauchi State. Balewa was married to four women who bore him nineteen children. He trekked for 40 kilometers a day, before finding a resting place at a nearby village. [10][11], In 2011, Bauchi State, Governor Isa Yuguda "threatened to demolish Tafawa Balewa town with the exception of government institutions like hospitals and schools," telling residents “You should either embrace peaceful coexistence or stand the risk of total ejection from Tafawa Balewa. A school teacher, politician. His body was discovered at a roadside near Lagos six days after he was ousted from office. [9], In 2011, 38 people died in violence that began after an argument in a snooker hall, and Kutaru, Malanchi, Gongo, Gumel, and Gital villages were burned down in a reprisal attack. Balewa was elected Vice President of the new party and subsequently resigned his post as headmaster of Bauchi Middle School. The bone of contention of the frequent clashes in the area has to do with the chieftaincy and ownership of Tafawa Balewa town. Tafawa Balewa was a vocal […] [20], Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in December 1912 in Tafawa Balewa village. That same year, Buhari was gifted with double promotion on the same day by the govt of Tafawa Balewa. "[17][18] [6] Written in a prose homily structure,[4][6] the protagonist, Shaihu Umar, recounts his events in his life's history. Balewa is the only one in Nigerian history to have been bestowed with the title of Prime Minister. tobtap: tafa balewa is not fulani..he belong to a minority tribe in bauchi,gowon is beron,ibb is gwari and abdulsalam is hausa.. i think nigeria dont need to elect a president based on his tribe but based on merit and what such have to offer Tafawa Balewa is Sefawa, Gowon is Angas, IBB is Gwari while Abdulsalami is Nupe. He taught at the school and rose to become a senior schoolmaster. Balewa was among the new legislators in Kaduna. Tafawa Balewa was a vocal leader, a trained teacher, and he was one of the most educated northerners during his lifetime. Alh. [2][3] The major ethnic groups are the Sayawa and Hausa/Fulani. "[13][7][14] Tafawa Balewa Local Council Headquarters was moved to Bununu District. Tafawa Balewa village takes its name from two corrupted Fulani words: “Tafari” (rock) and Baleri (black). 1. The Sayawas have demanded a separate traditional ruler, which has led to attacks and counterattacks over the past two decades. [1][2] His father worked in the house of the district head of Lere, a district within the Bauchi Emirate. "[1], The area has been known for sectarian and ethnic violence over the years. During this period, Balewa developed a close relationship with K.O. Events and themes within the novel dealt with slave trade, familial relationships and Islamic themes of submission to the will of God. Politics. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in December 1912 in modern-day Bauchi State, in the Northern Nigeria Protectorate. The district head was moved to Zwal Village. News of his assassination spurred violent riots throughout Northern Nigeria and ultimately led to the bloody counter-coup of July 1966.[4]. The area has been known for sectarian and ethnic violence over the years. Today, his portrait adorns the 5 Naira Note. Balewa entered the government in 1952, as Minister of Works, and later served as Minister of Transport. Students were taught in English, and speech was an important part of learning for the students. He supported hesitance by the North to become independent, based on the objection that the north and south regions were not on an equal footing. Balewa left for his family 10 pounds in his bank account, two old cars in his garage and one mud house in Makwalla, Bauchi. A right honourable gentleman : Abubakar from the black rock : a narrative chronicle of the life and times of Nigeria's Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa by Trevor Clark ( Book ) The Man, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first prime minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1957-1966 ( Book ) He was elected in 1946 to the Northern House of Assembly, and to the Legislative Council in 1947. The pillory of Balewa that resulted from this peremptory treatment of the western crisis was accentuated by his perceived shield of his party man and “fast drowning political friend” – a la the Nigerian press – Premier S. L. Akintola and Balewa’s refusal to invoke the Emergency powers as he did in 1962. Its headquarters is in the town of Tafawa Balewa. The name of his birthplace was appended to Abubakar’s name (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa). Upon returning to Nigeria, he became an Inspector of Schools for the colonial administration and later entered politics. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE PC (December 1912 – 15 January 1966) was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria. [3], Balewa began his education at a Koranic School in Bauchi; when southern colonial administrators began to push for western education in the Northern region, Balewa was among the children sent to Tafawa Balewa Elementary School, after the Koranic school. Prior to Nigeria's independence, a constitutional conference in 1954 had adopted a regional political framework for the country, with all regions given a considerable amount of political freedom. [12], In 2012, "the state government through the House of Assembly finally resolved to relocate the headquarters of the local government to Bununu town. Conversely however, if his official birthday of April 17, 1967 is indeed real, Abubakar […] During his tenure at the transport ministry, both the Marine and Railway departments were transformed to corporations and the designs for a bridge over the Niger and plans for the Kainji Dam were developed. In 1941, he became acquainted with a young Aminu Kano, who was posted to the school as a teacher. ", "Attackers kill 16, burn homes in north Nigeria town", "Christian Communities near Town in Nigeria Disappearing", "CONTROVERSY TRAILS SHIFT OF LG HQTRS IN BAUCHI", "16 die, 20 houses burnt down in northern Nigeria", "Will relocation of Tafawa Balewa LG headquarters guarantee peace? "Tafawa Balewa village takes its name from two corrupted Fulani words: "Tafari" (rock) and Baleri (black). [3], Katsina College had British expatriate teachers, many of whom had been educated at leading British schools and then attended Cambridge or Oxford. In 1948 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a man that was to later become the Prime Minister of Nigeria said, ... “The Fulani herdsmen are Nigerians and have a right to be here. Later on, this political environment influenced the Balewa administration. The Middlebelt has ruled Nigeria most in number of years and time. The man felt that I was in a hurry and the young veiled Muslim woman who crossed the road caused some delay to my journey. They are doing that because the president is a Fulani man. However, as Prime Minister of Nigeria, he played important roles in the continent's formative indigenous rule. NPC won the plurality of votes to the regional House of Assembly in 1951. He is egged on to a destructive stiff-neckedness by his ostensible obsession with the defence of his Fulani kin. The 1965 election in the region later produced violent protests. Fulani settlers were to hterarily translate Pusji to Tafawa - Balewa, a Fulani word for black stone. Balewa retained the post as Prime Minister of Nigeria when Nigeria gained independence in 1960, and was reelected in 1964. Tafawa Balewa had very humble origins. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in December 1922 and was killed on January 15, 1966. In 1948 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a man that was to later become the Prime Minister of Nigeria said, “Since 1914, the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign of willingness to unite. Although it is widely (incorrectly) presumed that he was Hausa, Balewa’s father Yakubu Dan Zala was in fact of Bageri ethnicity, and his mother Fatima Inna was Fulani. Balewa’s father Yakubu Dan Zala was of Gere ethnicity, and his mother Fatima Inna was half Gere half Fulani. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield in May 1960. Tafawa Balewa was not a Fulani man. When Tafawa Balewa visited The U.S. in 1961, he had an aura of superiority around himself and carried himself majestically to the delight of the blacks and the amazement of the whites. Balewa entered the government in 1952 as Minister of Works, and later served as Minister of Transport during a time Nigeria was moving towards self-government. [7] At his death, his major assets included his house in Bauchi and a 50-acre farm where he vacationed when he wanted to relax. In 1957, NPC won the plurality of votes in the Federal House of Representatives and Balewa became the Chief Minister and designated Prime Minister. He was nicknamed as the “Golden Voice Of Africa” over his eloquence and oratorical prowess. Under a new constitution, the Macpherson Constitution of 1951, an electoral college system was implemented whereby, some regional legislators were elected to the Federal House of Representatives in Lagos, and among the federal legislators, three members from each region would be appointed federal ministers with portfolio. "Tafawa Balewa village takes its name from two corrupted Fulani words: "Tafari" (rock) and Baleri (black).". He was a “cool figure” who preoccupied himself with integration of Nigeria’s over 250 ethnic groups as before and during his tenure. Look at Tafawa Balewa sons, go to Balewa’s house in Bauchi and see how affluent he was. Rifkatu Samson Danna, representing Bogoro Constituency and the only female member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, was suspended from her post after her opposition to the decision. Tafawa Balewa is a local government area in the Southern part of Bauchi State in northern Nigeria. He was overthrown and murdered in a military coup on 15 January 1966, as were many other leaders, including his old companion Sir Ahmadu Bello. Together with Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, who held the hereditary title of Sardauna of Sokoto, they proposed the transformation of the cultural organization, Jam'iyyar Mutanen Arewa, which means Northern People's Congress (NPC) in English, to become a political platform for use as campaign platform during the elections of 1951. He was an important leader in the formation of the Organisation of African Unity and creating a cooperative relationship with French speaking African countries. The Sayawa Council of Elders and Traditional Rulers in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local councils of Bauchi State condemned the relocation. It was 52 years ago that he celebrated his last Christmas. He participated in numerous international development fora. Were Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa to be alive today,he would be 105. As Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, from 1960 to 1961, doubled as Foreign Affairs advocate of Nigeria. He was also instrumental in negotiations between Moise Tshombe and the Congolese authorities during the Congo Crisis of 1960–1964. The premiers and some prominent leaders of the regions later took on a policy of guiding their regions against political encroachment from other regional leaders. The three regions then were composed of diverse cultural groups. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s mother – Fatima Inna is a Fulani woman. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was conceived in December 1912 in Bauchi State. Ahmadu Rabah, later known as Ahmadu Bello, was student number 87 and was two years his senior, while Abubakar Imam was a year ahead of him. He started his early education at the Koranic School in Bauchi and like most of his contemporaries, he studied at the Barewa College for further education and soon acquired his teaching certificate. [4] The College was several kilometers from Bauchi and was not close to a railway station nor other public transportation. But because Awolowo was a great man, I will associate with him. Rioting and violence were soon synchronous with what was perceived as inordinate political encroachment and an over-exuberant election outcome for Awolowo's western opponents. Balewa completed his five-year education in 1933 and returned to Bauchi to teach at Bauchi Middle School. 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Olson, Robert S. Shadle; Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, Greenwood Press, 1996. In 1948 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a man that was to later become the Prime Minister of Nigeria said, “Since 1914, the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign of willingness to unite. [16] As of 8 May 2012, Bununu lacked "several social amenities such as water, electricity, office accommodation, working materials, staffers' accommodation and lack of good access roads to the temporary local government secretariat. His father worked in the house of the district head of Lere, a district within the Bauchi Emirate. "[8], Tafawa Balewa town is inhabited by Jarawa, Fulani, Hausa, Sayawa, Kanuri, Tapshinawa (angas) and other tribes. Though, Awolowo, the leader of A.G. and premier of the Western region was skeptical of the plan,[5] the national executive committee of Action Group party endorsed the National Government and Ayo Rosiji and Samuel Akintola were nominated by the party. In 1957, he was elected Chief Minister, forming a coalition government between the Northern People's Congress (NPC) and the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), led by Nnamdi Azikiwe… In 1961, the Balewa government created an official Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations ministerial position in favour of Jaja Wachuku who became, from 1961 to 1965, the first substantive Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, later called External Affairs. Just like Balewa, Buhari has turned a deaf ear to solicitations not to set Nigeria alight by this ominous silence on Amotekun. It was the fulanis and the killing was done by another fulani man, Muhammadu Buhari, who was the then platoon commander, 2nd infantry brigade, Abeokuta. Balewa's father, Yakubu Dan Zala, was of Gere ethnicity, and his mother Fatima Inna was of Gere and Fulani descent. [3] In 1944, Balewa and some other educated teachers in the Northern Provinces were chosen to study abroad at the University of London's Institute of Education, which today forms part of University College London. While lamenting that it was an Igbo man, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, ... he was merely made a ceremonial President, thus ceding all the powers to Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, a Fulani man. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa had Four wives – Jummai, Umma, Zainab and Laraba. His father, Yakubu Dan Zala, was a slave who rose in service of the Madaki of Bauchi and became a district head. This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 22:41. Although it is widely (incorrectly) presumed that he was Hausa, Balewa’s father Yakubu Dan Zala was in fact of Bageri ethnicity, and his mother Fatima Inna was Fulani. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in December 1912 in modern-day Bauchi State, in the Northern Nigeria Protectorate. Tafawa Balewa village takes its name from two corrupted Fulani words: “Tafari” (rock) and Baleri (black). Mbadiwe from NCNC and Akintola from AG.[3]. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa KBE, An haifi Tafawa Balewa a garin Tafawa Balewa dake jihar Bauchi a Arewa maso Gabashin Najeriya a shekara ta 1912.. Yayi karatu a makarantar horas da malamai ta Katsina daga (1928 zuwa 1933), sannan ya zamo malami, kuma shugaban makarantar Bauchi Middle School.. Yayi karatu a makarantar horas da malamai ta London daga (1945 zuwa 1946), inda ya samu … Thereafter, he proceeded to Bauchi Provincial School. The circumstances of his death still remain unresolved. Brought into the world a commoner in the north of colonial Nigeria, he had training as a teacher. In 1934, Balewa wrote Shaihu Umar, a novella about a pious Muslim in response to a request to promote Hausa literature by Rupert East, head of the colonial Translation Bureau. Egba and Ijebu have no ancestral relationship. As part of his plans to unify the country towards the move for independence in 1960, he formed a coalition government between the NPC and the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), led by Nnamdi Azikiwe and also invited the Action Group (A.G.), the 1957 cabinet was constituted as an all party cabinet. However, a treason charge and conviction against one of the western region's leaders, Obafemi Awolowo, led to protest and condemnation from many of his supporters. He was popularly known as “The Golden Voice of Africa“.Tafawa Balewa took its name from two corrupted Fulani words: “Tafari” (Rock) and “Baleri” (Black).Thus, Balewa grew up with the nickname, “Black Rock.” Tafawa Balewa had very humble origins. 1965 was the last time Nigeria had a normal Christmas when both Christians and Muslims across the country celebrated the yuletide. Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE(1) (December 1912 â January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and the only prime minister of an independent Nigeria. For instance, the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was and still is often called a “Hausa-Fulani” by the southern press even though he was Gere, a minority ethnic group in Bauchi. The town has been a hot-bed of communal crises that have lingered for over 50 years; as witnessed in 1948, 1959, 1977, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012, with hundreds of lives lost and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Tafawa Balewa was a teacher, a legislator, a politician who founded Northern People’s Congress ( NPC ) alongside Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, and he was the first Nigerian Prime Minister. "[19], The Saya language is spoken in Tafawa Balewa LGA. Balewa was buried in Bauchi. In the Northern Assembly, he sought more roles and responsibility in the Native Administration for the educated members of the emirates.[3]. This may have contributed to the “Black Rock” nickname he acquired in later life. 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[6], Shaihu Umar was staged as a play in the 1970s.[6]. In January 1960, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. [4][5][6][7] An Associated Press story states, "The Sayawas are in the majority in the town and its surrounding villages, but their traditional rulers have been of the predominantly Muslim Fulani ethnic group. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912- January 15, 1966) was Nigeria’s first Prime Minister. The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi is named in his honour. If you call him a Northerner, you are right, but he is definitely not a Fulani man. Tafawa Balewa is a local government area in the Southern part of Bauchi State in northern Nigeria.Its headquarters is in the town of Tafawa Balewa. Apart from excellence in English, the school was also a training ground for teachers to be posted to the provincial and middle schools within the Northern Provinces of Nigeria.[3]. In 2013, Hon. The Igbo man thinks his problem is the Yoruba man, the Yoruba man thinks his problem is the Fulani man, the Fulani man’s eyes turn red when he sees the Igbo man, and … Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa official visit to USA in 25–28 July 1961, YouTube. He led a vocal protest against the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and also entered into an alliance with Commonwealth ministers who wanted South Africa to leave the Commonwealth in 1961. The name was to be changed by Hausa traders to "Tafawa Balewa" (Dauda, 1999). This may have contributed to the “Black Rock” nickname he acquired in later life. For the person, see, "Nigeria's Forgotten Heroes: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Part 1)", "Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call Bauchi Violence Premeditated", "The Traditional Status of Tafawa Balewa Town", "Abubakar And Tafawa Balewa Town: A Tale Of Two Titans! As a legislator, he was a vocal advocate of the rights of Northern Nigeria. This article is about the person. The first Prime Minister was from Bauchi State. ... Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, born by a Fulani … During holidays, which was twice a year, Balewa trekked home, a journey of more than 400 kilometers. [1], This article is about the local government area. The major ethnic groups are the Sayawa and Hausa/Fulani. Balewa was described as modest and self-effacing. [1] He was also awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from the New York University in July 1961. Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1960-1963) Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Rapheal Related Posts. In 1948 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a man that was to later become the Prime Minister of Nigeria said, “Since 1914, the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country, but the Nigerian people themselves are historically different in their backgrounds, in their religious beliefs and customs and do not show themselves any sign of willingness to unite. He also had his farm in Tafawa-Balewa, some heads of cattle and goats and a wrist watch. A man of unusual authority and having gravitas of a statesman. As a matter of fact, Ijebus are from Sudan and are not Oduduwa's children. The farm was located on the way to Tafawa Balewa village about nine miles outside Bauchi; many official decisions while in office were taken at the farm. [15] Hon. [3] Like many of his contemporaries, he studied at Barewa College, then known as Katsina College, where he was student number 145. Balewa's father, Yakubu Dan Zala, was of Gere ethnicity,[1] and his mother Fatima Inna was of Gere and Fulani descent. Tafawa Balewa burbled with a certain eccentric charm and bubbled over with charisma in the U.S. Another problem with the label is that it erases the identity of millions of ethnically and culturally “unmingled” Fulani people in Nigeria’s northeast and elsewhere. After a student unrest, investigations into student grievances indicted the headmaster, and in 1941 Balewa was nominated as the new headmaster. Originally a trained teacher, he became a vocal leader for Northern interest as one of the few educated Nigerians of his time. I shall direct the complete demolition of the town for peace to reign.” An "emergency joint stakeholders meeting of Muslims and Christians representatives of Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas" was held, and an agreement was reached. Apparently a young officer of the Nigerian Army at the time Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Nigerian Prime Minister from 1957 – 1966, it goes without saying that President Muhammadu Buhari must know of Balewa, even if he didn’t know him. Balewa was among those nominated to Lagos and along with Kashim Ibrahim and Muhammadu Ribadu were nominated to become ministers. 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