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BBNaija Reunion: Boma Finally Apologises To Angel [Highlights]

 

A number of unresolved drama made it to the Reunion show’s second episode, just the way fans love it. From Arin versus Nini to Angel versus Maria and Boma, the episode was packed with drama.

In case you missed the show, here are the highlights:

Angel vs Maria

Angel opted for the most gruesome weapon in her arsenal when she brought back Maria’s 2021 ‘Married Man’ scandal. Both housemates’ squabble spilled from episode one where show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu flashbacked to the infamous executive lounge tittle-tattle involving Nini, Maria and Peace.

Nini vs Arin

It turns out that there is unresolved beef between house besties Arin and Nini. The ladies left fans dumbfounded on the episode when they revealed that they were not in talking terms over a comment Arin’s social media handler left on Cross’s page.

Both stars had a go at each other for hot minutes, enough time for Nini to accuse Arin of fabricating issues to gain attention.

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Angel vs Boma

The infamous face-off between Angel and Boma got a few minutes of spotlight plus the season’s first recorded reconciliation.

Recall that major drama between the reality stars sprung from Boma confronting Angel over claims that she tagged him a ‘kiss and tell’. The heated moment on the Reunion show saw Boma and Angel rehash the distasteful event and finally, buried the hatchet.

New episodes of the Reunion show airs weekdays.

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Privileges of former emir of kano example!

 

Research on palace cultural heritage by Nasir Wada Khalil.

I was motivated to write this piece in order to correct some notions and set the record straight regarding how a former emir should appear, as well as narrated how the two previously exiled emirs related with people.

It was on sallah day that a group of people, were in one of the social media platforms, came across emir sunusi II holding a gaisuwa session in his residence in lagos while in royal regalia and a dogari (Turakin sallama) was by the side anchoring the gaisuwa for him.

They all commented thinking that such a session should not ideally be held.

Hence, I decided that there is the need to recollect previous practices of exiled emirs with similar fate as sanusi II in order to correct the perception of people outside the domain of royalty on the pre-existing cultural practices by the dynasts of kano.

Therefore, anything outside cultural privilege is not within the purview of this mini article. In this regard, two examples will be cited to justify the conduct of emir sanusi II.

The first example was the first deposition or dethronement of an emir after the Danfodio jihad and establishment of Ibrahim Dabo dynasty in kano. This was the case of the British colonialist deposition of emir of kano Alu (1897-1903) immediately after their conquest of the emirate, which brought an end to his reign.

Emir Alu was first exiled to yola in present adamawa state and later to in lokoja of the present day kogi state along with other emirs who suffered similar fate. He resided there until his death in 1926 during the reign of emir of kano Abdullahi Bayero.

The emirs that were exiled alongside emir of Kano Alu were: Malam Aliyu Dan sidi (Emir of Zazzau ); Malam Abubakar (Emir of bida); Muhammadu Aliyu (Emir of Gwandu), and Abubakar Abubakar (Emir of Gumel). These emirs died while in exile in lokoja and were all buried there.

The second case was that of the abdication of Emir of kano Sir Sanusi KBE (1953-1963). Sanusi was instrumental to the success of the ruling party, Northern People’s Congress (NPC). Later his relationship with the NPC Northern Regional Government became strained particularly with the premier Sir Ahmadu Bello (Sardauna of Sokoto), who was his distant cousin.

The Government instituted a commission of inquiry, which indicted him and was forced to abdicate in April 1963 and immediately exiled to Azare in present Bauchi State. These two examples in the history of Ibrahim Dabo Dnasty in kano influenced the conduct of the recently former and exiled emir Sanusi II.

It is however important to recall the exclusive privileges of serving emir that he does not share with anyone and which the exiled emirs never exhibited. When emir’s position is vacant, the shamaki who is the chief slave officials will take the custody of the takalmin gashin jimina (ostrich feather shoe), twagayen masu (the twin spears), ostrich feather fan (fagini) and Dabo’s knife, bow and arrow (wukar yanka da kwari da bakan Dabo) and hand it over to the head of the king makers , madaki, for the adornment and usage of the new emir.

This also clearly shows that, these items are the exclusive regalia of a serving emir that he does not share with any dynast. The exiled two emirs kano grand-daughter and biographer in her book titled Sir Muhammadu Sanusi Sarki na goma sha daya a daular Fulani provided his pictures in this regards.

First of all, the pictures on page 175 shows the emir Sir sanusi kbe seated not on a normal chair but on karaga (royal bed) dressed in full regalia. Karaga is also part of apparatus that a former emir can enjoy for the rest of his life. Similarly, on page 192 he was seated reading the holy Qur’an in his full royal dress .

People should now know that wearing turban with the two rabbit like ears and babbar riga (a flying gown) and Alkyabba (gown) is never categorized by anyone as exclusive preserve for the serving emir. Maghili explained the wisdom behind the appearance of the emir in the second chapter of the crown of religion concerning the obligations of princes, it is all about dignity and dignity should or must be maintained even after losing throne.

 

 

We have seen the documentary film on emir Sanusi’s relocation to wudil from azare where he led jumu’at prayer in azare with his white Alkyabba covering his head (Rufe kai da kokuwar alkyabba) just like every serving emir going for a congregational prayer in kano.

 

 

 

The appearance is an exclusive privilege of a former emir, no royal family members either with titled or without can dress in such form, but dressing in full royal regalia with kunne biyu and hanging sword (rataya takobi) is applied even to former or retired district heads, talkless of former emir. Dan iya ado sanusi and Danburam Abubakar Bayero are good examples of appearance in full regalia by dynasts after deposition. In 1926, Emir of kano Abdullahi Bayero went to lokoja and paid a visit to his uncle and father-in-law, the deposed emir of kano Alu.

 

 

 

On Alu’s outing to receive his guest –Abdullahi Bayero- he came out not only in full royal regalia (Without the exclusive items) but also with courtiers chanting takawa sannu a normal practice of coded communication guiding the dynast and royal family. This incidence justified the mini royal court session held in lagos on the sallah day for sallah greeting.

 

 

Another example just like Emir Alu, Emir Sanusi KBE also both in Azare and wudil orften came out under the guidance of kiran lafiya (coded communication by the royal slaves), Isa kwatagwam (a eunuch who died in Azare) and female jakadu (singular: jakadiya) such as jakadiya dala, jakadiya yarinya, jakadiya biya-biya and later jakadiya Ai. All of them escorted him right from his house, chanting kiran lafiya just like the practice for the servimg emir in gidan rumfa.

 

 

On a similar note, a former emir entitled to be serenaded with palace musical instrument except kakaki (long trumpet) and tambari (A royal hemispherical drum).

 

The case of kakaki as exclusive preserve for an emir only applies in kano, but in other emirates kakaki is not for an emir. In the end, it is natural that when an emir is deposed or retired, it is not expected of him to become a gyartai (cobbler) in his day to day conduct.

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