Nigeria: Mixed Feelings Over Durbar Cancellation

Kano residents has expressed mixed feelings over the cancellation of a centuries-old festival held during Muslim Eid celebrations.

Durbar festival

  • Nigeria:  Mixed Reactions To Cancellation of Centuries-Old Celebration

    Daily Trust, 17 August 2012

    When the news that the annual Sallah celebrations in Kano will not take place during this Eid el- Fitr, residents received the information with mixed feelings, as some say it is a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Zazzau Emirate Cancels Sallah Durbars

    Daily Trust, 17 August 2012

    The Zazzau Emirate yesterday announced the cancellation of this year's annual Sallah durbars in order to allow residents of the emirate to pray for the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Sallah - Plateau Police Step Up Security

    This Day, 16 August 2012

    Plateau State police command in collaboration with other security agencies in the state has further stepped up already beefed security in Jos, the state capital, as part of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Post-Ramadan Activities Suspended Over Emir's Health

    Vanguard, 16 August 2012

    Kano emirate, yesterday, announced the suspension, for the first time, the 700 years tradition of post-Ramadan festivities because of the ailing Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Emir of Kano Shelves Sallah Durbar

    Daily Trust, 15 August 2012

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has suspended his series of annual traditional Sallah Durbar celebrations known popularly in Hausa as the 'Hawan Sallah' because of ill health, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bayero's Health - Emirate Council Cancels Traditional Sallah Activities in Kano

    This Day, 15 August 2012

    Kano State Emirate Council on Wednesday announced the suspension of all traditional Sallah activities during the Eid el Fitr celebration, due to the health condition of the Emir, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ado Bayero Returns From Medical Trip Abroad

    Daily Trust, 13 July 2012

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was yesterday received by thousands of residents who gathered around his palace and the Airport Road in Kano as he returned to the state from a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Thousands Welcome Emir of Kano

    Daily Trust, 12 July 2012

    The Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero was received today by thousands of residents who gathered around his palace and the Airport Road as he returned to the Kano state, ending days of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kano Stands Still As Ado Bayero Returns

    Leadership, 13 July 2012

    Thousands of well-wishers yesterday trooped to the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) to receive the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, who returned to the country after ... read more »