Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Recent  business statistics has indicated that Jigawa, Gombe and Borno states are turning into success stories in terms of  business  development, tourism, agriculture as well as construction activities this was contained in a report compiled by the World Bank..http://africabusiness.com/2010/06/11/northern-nigeria’s-states-are-more-business-friendly-than-all-the-other-states-in-nigeria/

The report also said that Nigeria has also moved up from 172 positions among the 183 countries on the index compared this year.

The report which was launched in Abuja showed that Mauritius is the 2010 top performers in sub-Saharan Africa on the performers in starting a business while Rwanda is the overall 2010 global top reformer.

Four indicators among others were selected to assess the countries, the 36 state and the federal capital territory in Nigeria.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States_of_Nigeria

Among the indicators used to select and assess the countries, the 36 states and the FCT in Nigeria are starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property  and rapid increase in tourism related activity.
The indicators pointed that  in terms of the best practices in starting a business, Nigeria ranked sixty two, in dealing with construction permits eighty nine registering property and forty six in enforcing contract.

Jigawa state perfomed better, Gombe and Borno states occupied second and third positions respectively
while Anambara, Imo and Ogun states were ranked the lowest in the report.

Kano state was adjudged top reformer because of three reforms it introduced since the publicatiobn of doing business in Nigeria in two thousand and eight.http://www.worldbank.org/reference/

Faruk Muazu Gombe

Monday, September 13, 2010


mulekamugani: BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TANGALE PEOPLE OF TANGALE CHI...: "The Tangale people http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/582425/Tangale have been ranked among the first twenty one major ethnic groups ..."



Directly or indirectly most social problems are the result of someone’s low self image. Most of us at one point in our lives have experienced what we called lack of confidence; when we feel inadequate and insignificant, those moments when we feel unworthy, incapable and unloved both by ourselves and by others, self esteem either high or low is an emotion. Low self-esteem is the under-rating of ourselves, selling ourselves short on our gifts, talents, skills, potentials and values. The feeling that others are more better than ourselves; it may be in terms of beauty (physical appearance), education, material possessions, position, etc, it ought not to be so, because each one of us is unique, you have something that none else has, therefore don’t feel inferior, intimidated by others gifts or training.

What is self esteem? The dictionary defines esteem as:- “to regard with respect, to price, to appreciate, to recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of, admire greatly, to value”.People with low self-esteem never regard themselves with respect, never price their skills, abilities and gifts they have. They see themselves as nobody, unqualified, in secured as a result of their inferiority complex. They sold themselves at the of market of life below cost price, they are mediocre in any organization, they don’t laugh in public or they throw away their face before they could do that, covers their mouth smiling at you, they chew their fingernails.http://www.more-selfesteem.com/whatisselfesteem.htm

When a man or woman lacks self confidence, he will lack initiatives, drive, poise and focus to make positive contribution in life. He’ll choose a life of drudgery seeking approval from people; they’re always on the sideline of wishful thinking and day dreaming.http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/10-ways-to-instantly-build-self-confidence/

What are the causes of low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, or inferiority complex. One is our background, where we came from, geographic location, culture and family background. The truth is that, none of us chose our tribe, culture, language, parents and our family.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Man_and_a_Woman

Another cause is educational qualification; several people are under the bondage of inferiority complex as a result of lack of education. Most people  suffered this for several years until they came in contact with words of Napoleon hills that hits me like an assassin’s bullet and sent to hell lack of self confidence forever out of my life. He said “any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when they needs it, and how to organized that knowledge into definite plan of action. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent without, violating the rights of others”.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Hill

Third killer of self-esteem is, physical make-up beauty. Let this sink into your mind; you were not in the construction committee, neither were you the project manager and supervisor nor were you at the construction site when you being created. You shall know the truth and truth shall make you free. The verdict of God who created you is that you are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. Stop allowing men’s negative assessment of your physical attributes becomes your reality.http://www.teen-beauty-tips.com/quiz-for-self-esteem.html

Another eraser and assassin of self esteem is repeated failures, one’s inability to achieve self goals and objectives as expected, which may be as a result unrealistic expectation, either self or people imposed.

Hope deferred (delayed makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy” (proverb:12).http://bible.cc/proverbs/13-12.htm

Not long ago, I when through a dark period in my life; I was so broke that I lost confidence in my self. If I had walk into a bank those days their security alarm would've went off. I think I had the self-confidence of a death rat those days. You see when a man is financially broke that he's unable to meet his financial responsibilities, it takes the grace of God, a loving and understanding wife (if he's married) to keep him from harms way.

Gift is a beautiful girl with a winsome attitude, everybody loves to be around her, an out going and engaging personality. Buy right now she's withdraw and secludes her self, she has lost considerable amount of her verve, enthusiasm and self-esteem as a result of repeated failure to get admission into higher institution after four years of graduating from secondary school, while her mates are in NYSC orientation camp.

There are people who seek self confidence in alcohol and drugs, drive recklessly, indulge in promiscuous life, these are journey into death ends. There is hope if you've lost your self-confidence or you've being living in inferiority complex along low self-esteem avenue.

To gain a better perspective of yourself, move away from those who continually points out your errors, mistakes, shortcomings, weaknesses and ugliness. In life we cannot avoid mistakes, but you can keep away from the congregations of fault finders, avoid those who will want to build monument on your failures, and don’t build one for self. Appreciate your gifts, talents and potentials no matter how little or inconsequential they seems. Ponder on these poetic lines.

Self-esteem, it all depends on it

The deary days of empty purse

Cloud sky of hopeless tomorrow

Yawning pain of many failures

Rise for it is dawn, it is not

What happened to us,

But what happened in us. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-esteem
Faruk Mu'azu Gombe


The Tangale people http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/582425/Tangale have been ranked among the first twenty one major ethnic groups and languages of Nigeria, as documented in the country’s consulate in New York, United States of America.http://allafrica.com/stories/201003010971.html

Available corpus reveals that the Tangale people of present day Nigeria initially migrated from somewhere in the Far East. It is believed that they started their migration from Yemen and came through Egypt and finally arrived Nigeria through Birnin Ngazargamu, capital of the old Kanem Bornu Empire.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanem-Bornu_Empire

The exact period of migration of the Tangale people from Far East is not known. However, it is widely suggested by some scholars that it could have been sometimes between the 7th and 11th centuries when there was a mass movement of groups of people from the Mediterranean Region through North Africa and the South Sahara Region.

Also, it is widely suggested that the period of the arrival of the Tangale people to their present settlement might have been sometimes between 13th and 15th centuries. It generally believed that their migration from around Birnin Ngazargamu was due to some crises that took place in the old Kanem Bornu Empire, which led to the movement of some groups of people during the period. In fact, one of the British Colonial Officers that wrote a brief account of Gombe Division referred to the Tangale people as being the first to have occupied the area. Similarly, a German writer, Mr. Wiesbaden vividly disclosed that “The Tangales” were the earliest known dominant occupants of the old Gombe Emirate.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/238163/Gombe Furthermore, Mr. A.B. Mathews, one of the British Colonial Officers that served in the area stated that Tangale people had occupied the present Gombe Emirate long before the Fulani jihad in parts of Northern Nigeria broke out.http://starling.rinet.ru/Texts/afrfarm.pdf

The Tangale people had since pre-colonial times been one of the independent kingdoms ruled by powerful traditional heads with the assistance of palace courtiers. Oral account revealed that they had their overall traditional heads known as Mai Yelli (Now Mai Tangle) from the Billiri clan who other lesser “Mais” in the land owed allegiance to. Before the advent of the Billiri occupation of Tangale land in 1906, it is believed that this natural rulers of the Tangale kingdom had ruled for about five or six centuries. Due to extreme difficulty in obtaining the accurate number, the past overall rulers of Tangale land spanning the period of about six or seven centuries to date, the people can still boast of having up to fifteen names of such rulers including the present occupant.

The natural rulers of Tangale of Pre-colonial times rules with the advice of some prominent and very influential palace courtiers. This palace advisers were collectively referred ANANKWAD MAI (meaning the privilege beneficiaries of the king). There were however, two exceptions of these advisers whose individual roles had been defined as ANKAKNU and LAUWOTEN MAI or KANJERO, Meaning WAZIRI or GALADIMA respectively in modern terms.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangale_language

The role identification and decentralization of the functions of the erstwhile ANANKWAD MAI, which the current Mai Tangale, His Royal Highness, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II has introduced since the inception of his reign, is in the right direction. This is because each title holder under this domain would now strive to make positive contribution to the development of the Tangale Chieftaincy Institution, in particular, as well as the general development of the chiefdom, the state and the country at large
Faruk Mu'azu Gombe