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The Wazirs Of Sokoto
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The six wazirs of Sokoto, from the days of amīr al-muʾminīn Muḥammad Bello (reg. 1817-37) to the present have all been from one family of Fulani scholars, and in most cases son has succeeded father. The wazirs in the nineteenth century were responsible primarily for relations between the various emirates and Sokoto. Each of them before becoming wazir served as assistant to his predecessor with the title Ɗan Galadima, and in general had special responsibilities for relations with the biggest emirate, Kano. Th…

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“The Wazirs Of Sokoto”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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