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Nigerians in History: Ali Akilu

April 19, 2022

Birth and Background Alhaji Dr. Aliyu Akilu M.F.R, also known as Mallam Akilu Aliyu or Aqilu Aliyu was a Nigerian poet, writer, scholar, politician and one of the greatest Hausa poets of the twentieth century. Aliyu was born in 1918 in Jega (in a town called Kyarmi), in present-day Kebbi State. For his early education, … Continue reading Nigerians in History: Ali Akilu

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