Turbaning Ceremony of Sardaunan Katsina - Date 27th - 31st December 2022

Turbaning Dec 4, 2022

The Organizing Committee For The Turbaning Of Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, CFR as The Sardaunan Katsina

The Central Organizing Committee

  • Senator Hadi Sirika, Hon. Minister of Aviation - Chairman
  • Dr. Tukur Bello Ingawa, Magajin Rafin Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Kabir Muhammad Mashi, Kaigaman Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Muhammad Rabiu Abubakar, Dallatun Yandakan Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Aminu A. Kabir, Magajin Garin Katsina - Member
  • Ambassador Sani S. Bala, Wamban Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Murtala Safana, Barde Kerarriyan Katsina - Member
  • Engineer Bala Almu Banye, Zarman Katsina - Member/Secretary
  • Barrister Murtala A. Kankia - Member
  • Ambassador Ilyasu Paragalda - Member
  • Alhaji Umar Lawal - Member
  • Ambassador Shehu Barde - Member/Assisting Secretary
  • Mallam Zayyan Ibrahim - Secretariat


  • H.E. Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR Governor, Katsina State
  • Mallam Mamman Daura, CON
  • Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, GCON
  • H.E. Alh. Saidu Barda, CON Fmr. Gov. Katsina State.
  • H.E. Alh. Abba Musa Rimi, CON Fmr. Gov. Kaduna State
  • Alh. (Dr.) Ummaru Mutallab, CON
  • Alh. Sani Zangon Daura, CON Dan Masanin Daura
  • Senator Abba Ali, Turakin Katsina
  • Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim, mni, CON Talban Katsina
  • Ambassador Yusuf Usman, Ciroman Katsina
  • Justice Sadiq Abdullahi Mahuta, Galadiman Katsina
  • Alh. Dahiru Barau Mangal, CON Chairman, Max Air
  • Alhaji Bilya Sanda, Khadimul Islam

Chairmanship of Sub-Committees

  • Alhaji Kabir Mashi, Kaigaman Katsina - Finance
  • Amb. Sani Bala Saulawa, Wamban Katsina - Protocol
  • Alhaji Aminu A. Kabir, Magajin Garin Katsina - Palace/Venue
  • Professor Muhammad Dahiru Suleiman, Department of History, Bayero University Kano - Seminar
  • Alh. Muhammad Rabiu Abubakar, Dallatun Dutsinma - Media/Publicity
  • Alhaji Abdurrahman Abdallah - Accommodation
  • Ambassador Shehu Barde - Security
  • Ambassador Iliyasu Paragalda - Transport & Logistics
  • Dr. Amina Rashid Shagaya - Welfare & Medicals
  • Barrister Murtala Kankiya - Entertainment
  • Justice Sadiq Mahuta, Galadiman Katsina - Golf
  • Alhaji Dikko Ladan - Polo
  • Surv. Murtala Safana, Barde Kerarriyan Katsina - Durbar
  • Alhaji Umar Lawal Kofar Durbi - Domestic/Catering
  • Ambassador Magaji Aliyu - ICT Team

Palace and Venue Sub-Committee

  • Aminu Abdulmumin kabir (Magajin Garin KT) - Chairman 
  • Usman Abba jaye (Dan malikin KT) - Member
  • Ibrahim Bindawa (Sarkin Labarai) - Member
  • Kabir Gabar kijifta (Kogunan KT) - Member
  • Bello Mamman ifo (Sarkin Yakin KT)Secretary - Member

Durbar Committee Sub-Committee

  • Murtala Safana, Barde Kerarriya - Chairman
  • Hon Engr Bala Banye, Zarman Katsina - Member
  • Alh Aminu A Kabir, Magajin Gari - Member
  • Alh Kabir Garba, Kogona - Member
  • Alh Najib A. Kafur - Member
  • Sada S. Ruma, DanWaire - Secretary

Media & Publicity Sub-Committee

  • Muhammad Rabiu Abubakar, Dallatun Dutsinma - Chairman
  • Amb. Sani S. Bala, Wamban Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Iro Danfuloti, Sarkin Fulotin Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji Garba Baraya - Member
  • Alhaji Yusuf Dambo, Sarkin Sana'a - Member
  • Mr. Ose Oyamendan - Member
  • Amb. Abdullahi Aliyu Jibia - Secretary

Entertainment Committee Sub-Committee

  • Barr. Murtala Aliyu Kankia - Chairman
  • Rilwan M.D. Mukhtar - Member
  • Ahmed Bala - Member
  • Alh. Mannir Ayuba Sullubawa - Member
  • His Lordship Abdu Ladan Kofar Soro - Secretary

Transport and Logistics Sub-Committee

  • Ambassador Iliyasu Paragalda - Chairman
  • Ambassador Shehu Barde - Member
  • Mallam Zayyan Ibrahim - Member
  • Kabir Umar - Member
  • Yusuf Uthman - Member

Polo Sub-Committee

  • Alh. Dikko Ladan - Chairman
  • Amb. Sani Bala, Wamban Katsina -Member
  • Mustapha Junaidu - Member/Tournament Manager

Domestic/Catering Sub-Committee

  • Alhaji Umar Lawal - Chairman
  • Alhaji Abdul Rahman Abdallah -Member
  • Alhaji Babangida Jigima - Member
  • Amb. Sani S. Bala, Wamban Katsina - Member
  • Alhaji, Muhammadu Rabiu Abubakar, Dallatun Dutsinma - Member

Finance Sub-Committee

  • Alh. Kabir Mohammed Mashi, Kaigaman Katsina - Chairman
  • Engr. Bala Almu Banye, Zarman Katsina - Member
  • Ambassador Shehu Barde - Member
  • Alh. Abubakar Dardisu, Wamban Mani - Secretary

Conference Sub-Committee

  • Professor M. D.Suleiman, FHSN
  • Prof. Ismail Abubakar Tsiga
  • Dr Samaila Suleiman
  • Dr Waisu Iliyasu
  • Dr Ibrahim Sani Kankara - Secretary
  • Prof. Amb. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, GCON - Convener and Coordinator

Security Sub-Committee

  • Ambassador Shehu Barde - Chairman
  • Ambassador Iliyasu Paragalda - Member
  • Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (Rtd) - Member
  • Abdullahi Abdulmumini, DSS Katsina State - Member
  • Commissioner of Police, KTS Command - Member
  • Commander 17th Brigade, NA Katsina - Member
  • Sani Barau - Member

IT Sub-Committee

  • Ambassador Magaji Aliyu - Chairman
  • Alhaji Dikko Ladan - Member
  • Yusuf Muhammad Bulama - Member
  • Hassan Idris Abdulkadir - Member
  • Ibrahim Rabiu Abubakar - Member
  • Khalid Shuaibu Adamu - Member
  • Moses Ehigiator - Member/Photographer

Polo Match

Polo Match Details

Hosts: Rubicon Polo Team

Venue: Rubicon Polo Resort, Abuja

Date: 27th December 2022

Number of Matches: 2

Time: 2:00pm

Objectives of the tournament

  • To celebrate the turbaning of Sardaunan Katsina, H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i.
  • To Launch the Polo event as an annual activity to raise funds for the launch of the Sardaunan Katsina digital platform through which support to the local communities in Katsina could be granted.
  • To highlight the role of Katsina as the home of Polo.
  • A social event to bring family and friends together.
  • Barbeque, light refreshments, and entertainment will be provided.
  • Launch of the Sardaunan Katsina digital platform during the polo event. Wi-Fi is to be provided by the IT committee.

Polo Committee

  • Alh. Dikko Ladan – Chairman
  • Amb. Sani Bala Wamban Katsina – Member
  • Mustapha Junaidu – Member/Tournament Manager


  • Gimbiyar Sardauna Trophy for the (6 – 8) goal match
  • Sardaunan Katsina Ahmed Rufa’i Cup for the (10 – 12) goal match
  • Other prizes include:

Best turned-out team

Best player

Best playing host

Other prizes depending on the level of sponsorship

The first game will be a (6 – 8) goal match
Danmarna Team Lineup
Maidabino Team Lineup
1. The second game will be a (10 – 12) goal match
Rubicon Team Lineup
Kangiwa Team Lineup

Golf Match

Golf Competition Match Details

Venue: Katsina Golf Club

Date: 28th December 2022

Time: 7:00 am

Tournament Rules

18 holes 1-day Competition in 4 Handicap Category.

  • Category 1 HC 0 to 9
  • Category 2 HC 10 to 18
  • Category 3 HC 19 to 25
  • Category 4 HC 25+& Veteran

Conference in Honour of Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, CFR, Sardaunan Katsina.

The Theme of the Conference

 Tradition and Modernity: Trends and Issues in the History of Katsina.

Conference Details 

Venue: Katsina Motel

Date: 29th December 2022 - 30th December 

Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Aim of Conference 

Aim: The broad aim of this conference is to mark the installation of Sardunan Katsina III Amb Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, CFR, through an intellectual discourse of trends and issues in the history of Katsina.

Objectives: The objectives of the Conference are to:

  • Draw attention to the rich historiography of Katsina.
  • Contribute to the development of the historiography of Katsina.
  • Promote the intellectual tradition of Katsina and Katsinawa.
  • Publish a book on trends and issues in the history of Katsina.
  • Promote interest in research on the history of Katsina.
  • Promote an understanding of the culture and people of Katsina.
  • Provide periodic opportunities for Katsinawa to reflect and brainstorm on the past and present problems affecting people and society.
  • Reflect on the history of Katsina, its culture, tradition, and socio-economic dynamics
  • Document some of the socio-political contributions of Katsina and Katsinawa to the development of Nigeria.

Concept Note

Occasions such as the installation of traditional title holders are usually marked with pomp and pageantry- singing, dancing, and cultural displays. More often than not, the intellectual and historical gains of society are hardly brought to the fore. The ceremonies are therefore usually one-sided. In Katsina, it is a well-established fact that the cultural development of the society has been holistic: the material and intellectual developments of the society go together and Katsina has excelled in both over the centuries. It is in recognition of this fact that the Sardaunan Katsina, His Excellency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, CFR, a consummate diplomat, Intelligence Officer, patriot, intellectual, philanthropist, and pious and modest public servant decided to hold a Conference as an important part of the ceremonies marking his installation as the third Sardaunan Katsina. Hence, a two-day conference with the theme: Tradition and Modernity: Trends and Issues in the History of Katsina are being organized in his honor on the occasion of his installation as the Sardaunan Katsina.

The installation ceremony has given us the opportunity to reflect on the history of Greater Katsina, its culture, tradition, the dynamics of modernity, and the consequent changes it has brought on the people and the direction of the development of our society, especially in this very challenging time. Beyond singing and dancing characteristic of such ceremonies therefore and bearing in mind local challenges, the Conference is providing us with the avenue for sober reflection and assessment of the historical trajectory of our society today. It is an opportunity for people to engage in a fruitful dialogue toward understanding the dynamics and fundamental changes in the direction of society.

It is in the light of the above that we have carefully outlined germane and critical issues in the history of Katsina, which we are going to examine under four sub-themes, namely Historiography, Traditional Institutions/Leadership; Culture, Heritage and Sports; Chieftaincy and Security. We have accordingly, therefore, identified scholars with research interests in the history of Katsina and especially the areas earmarked for discussion at this conference. These are diverse scholars with different backgrounds and orientations from within the state. One very important thing to point out also is that in the choice of the contributors/presenters of papers, we brought on board younger academics with a view to encouraging their intellectual and career development. Of particular interest here are the three ladies included in the list of presenters: Malama Murjanatu Abdullahi, Malama Hadiza Sani Katsina, and Malam Zinatu Babangida. Apart from being gender-sensitive, we have also not overlooked the possible contributions of lay historians - traditional oral historians that occupy positions in the society, hence we have invited Wakilin Tarihi of Daura and Halilu Shinkafi of Katsina to grace the occasion and deliver goodwill messages. The overriding objective at the end of the Conference, produce a rich and high-quality publication that will represent a meaningful contribution to the historiography and history of Kastina state in general and as well promote a better understanding of its current development trajectory and challenge.

Members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

1. Prof. M.D.Suleiman - (Chairman)

2. Prof. Ismail A. Tsiga

3. Dr Samaila Suleiman

4. Dr. Waisu Iliyasu

5. Dr Ibrahim S. Kankara Secretary

👨🏽‍⚖️Coordinator and Convener: Prof. Amb. Tijani Muhammad Bande, GCON

Conference Paper Presenters 

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Tittle of Paper


Professor Muhammad Dahiru Suleiman, FHSN

Traditional leadership: Understanding the Dynamic of the Sarautar Sardauna of Katsina


Department of History

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

Bayero University, Kano

Kano State


Professor Abubakar Babajo Sani


Trade, Diplomacy and Scholarship in Pre-Colonial Katsina c; 1450-1900


Department of History and Security Studies

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina


Professor Musa Adamu Mamman FHSN

Agricultural Production and Food Security in Katsina Emirate C. 1903- 2021

Department of History Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria


Professor Jamilu Shehu


Post-colonial Urbanization and Expansion of Settlement in Katsina Town


Department of History and Strategic Studies Federal University Dutsin-ma



Professor Abdullahi Mu’azu Saulawa


Issues in History, Tradition, Continuity and Change and the Emergence of Modernization in Districtship in Katsina,

C.1903-1960 A.D”.

Department of History

Sokoto State University, Sokoto

Dr. Lawan Abdu'Allah Isa

Assoc. Prof. of History


The development  of earlier Unguwanni (Wardsin Birnin katsina, 1450 to 1806


Department of History

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

Bayero University, Kano

Kano State



Dr. Suleiman Sama’ila


In the Eyes of a Radical Prince:  Y.B. USMAN and the Making of Katsina Historiography


Department of History

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

Bayero University, Kano

Kano State


Ibrahim Sani Kankara Ph.D


An overview of the Role of Traditional Security Architecture in the Pre and Colonial Katsina


Department of History

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies

Bayero University, Kano

Kano State


Dr Lawal Yahya Kofar Sauri


Some Contributions of Katsina in the Development of Policing in Nigeria


National Orientation Agency Katsina Office

Dr Kabiru Haruna Isa


Suleiman Zaharaddeen


Muslim Sects in Katsina: Emergence, Growth, Influence and Contemporary Relevance


Department of History

Bayero University, Kano

Kano State


Dr. Aliyu Mukhtar Katsina Junaidu Abdulkadir Mubarak Ahmed Mashi


Arming the Unarmed and the Prospects for Security in Katsina: A Study into the Activities of Vigilante Groups


Department of Political Science, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYU)



Bashir Abu Sabe Ph.D


The Contributions of Sarkin Taushin Katsina (Mamman Dansodangi) to the Political Development of Katsina Emirate


Department of Nigerian Languages,

Umaru Musa Yar’dua University, Katsina


Dr Waisu Iliyasu


An Appraisal of the origin and Nature of Traditional Titles in Katsina Emirate (1807-2022)


Department of History Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina


Dr Dahiru Rabe

Transformation of Military Activities in Kasar Katsina: Reflections on the Role of Katsinawa in the Military History of Nigeria



Department of History and Strategic Studies

Federal University Dutsin-ma


Dr. Aminu Saidu Ado


Cultural Festivals in Katsina: Some Historical Reflections


Department of History and Security Studies

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina



Dr. Murtala Ahmed Rufa’i


Jafar Hashim Bawa


An Insight into the Factors, Actors and Contours of Armed Banditry in Katsina State


Department of History and International Relations

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto



Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad


Government Policies and Insecurity in Katsina Non Kinetic Approach to Combating the Threat of Armed Banditry: The Katsina State Experience.


S.A Security

Governor’s Office Katsina State


Malam Rabe Gambo


Unearthing Sporting activities in Northern Nigeria:  An assessment   of historical turns in Katsina

Department of History and Security Studies

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina

Dr. Nura Aliyu


Heritage and Monuments in Katsina

Department of History and Security Studies

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina


Sabiu Ibrahim Fago PhD.


The Impact of Western Education on the Development of Daura 1917-2017


Department of General Studies,

DR. Yusufu Bala Usman College, Daura


Hussaini Jibrin, PhD


Civil-Military Relations in Nigeria: A Glimpse  at the  35 Battalion of the Nigerian Army Natsinta Katsina, 1977-2021


Department of History and War Studies

Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria


Murjanatu Abdullahi


Contribution of Some Selected Women Entrepreneurs in Katsina Metropolis in the 20th Century


Department Of General Studies

Hassan Usman Katsina, Polytechnic, Nigeria


Hadiza Sani Katsina


The Role of Women in the Development of Manpower in Katsina State Civil Service 1987-2022


Ministry of Education Katsina State

Zinatu Babangida


Some Remarks on the Origin of Kanem-Bakashe and Katsina Relationship c.1775-1800


Call Centre,

Federal Ministry of Communication

Katsina Office