Breaking Data: Hausa Have Never Ruled Nigeria; Murtala Was Berom

Jan 13, 2014

NewsRescue– In our effort to reveal the amazing truths hidden in popular narratives, NewsRescue once again breaks a rather interesting piece of history about Nigeria.

Jonathan Ijaw {Igbo according to Radio Biafra}
Jonathan Ijaw {Ijaw are Igbo according to Radio Biafra}

The Hausa ethnic group has never ruled the nation. A group ‘marginalized’ as are most of 516 ethnic groups in Nigeria, popularly attributed Hausa rule has actually been Fulani only.

Hausa’s are about 20.6% of Nigeria’s population, the second largest group after Yoruba’s (21%). The Fulani are about 9%. Usually, Hausa and Fulani are crudely combined to create a largest block of 29%. The Igbo are about 18%, followed by the Ijaw, 10% and Kanuri, 4%.

NewsRescue is not in the least piqued by ethnic rotation, and ONLY supports the selection of morally upright and intelligent candidates from whatever region of Nigeria; however this piece of news is fascinating headlines. Please review list below:

1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Middle Belt Bauchi) 1960-1966 (Bageri from Sefawa dynasty).
Nnamdi Azikiwe 1960-1966 (Igbo).
2. Major General Aguiyi Ironsi (Abia) Jan-Jul 29 1966 (Igbo).
3. General Yakubu Gowon (Middle Belt Plateau) 1966-1975 (Angas).
4. General Murtala Muhammed (Middle Belt Plateau) 1975-Feb.1976 (Berom).
5. General Olusegun Obasanjo (Ogun) 1976-1979 (Yoruba).
6. Alh. Shehu Shagari (Sokoto) 1979-1983 (Fulani).
7. General Muhammadu Buhari (Katsina) 1983-1985 (Fulani).
8. General Ibrahim Babangida Badamosi (Middle Belt Niger) 1985-1993 (Gwari/Gbagyi).
9. Ernest Shonekan (Ogun) 1993-Nov 1993 (Yoruba).
10. General Sanni Abacha (Borno/Chad) 1993-1998 (Kanuri).
11. General Abdusalami Abubakar (Middle Belt Niger)1998-1999 (Gwari/Gbagyi)*.
12. Olusegun Obasanjo (Ogun) 1999-2007 (Yoruba).
13. Musa Yar’adua (Katsina) 2007-2010 (Fulani).
14. Dr Goodluck Jonathan (Bayelsa) 2010-2014 (Ijaw/Igbo {Ijaw and Ibibio are Igbo according to Radio Biafra}).

* Abdulsalami Abubakar was the foster brother of Badamosi Babangida, who was orphaned in childhood and adopted by Abdulsalami’s Gwari father.


Our earlier breaking story, ‘Nigeria: the Illusion of North Dominated Rule,’ highlighted how the Middle Belt ruled Nigeria the longest.