Slide Centre For Historical Documentation and Research Arewa House Slide Sir. Ahmadu Bello Sardauna Residence of Premier Alh. Sir. Ahmadu Bello Sardauna of Sokoto Born, 1910 in Rabah, Sokoto Province, a member of Sokoto’s Royal family. He is the great-great-grand son of Usman Dan Fodio, founder of the Sokoto Caliphate. Educated, Sokoto Provincial School unit he was sixteen, then went to Katsina Training College (1926-31) to qualify as a Teacher, where he was one of the prefects and captain of fives. Click here for more Marble office Slide

Welcome To Arewa House

Arewa House is the center for historical documentation and research of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. It is located at No. 1 Rabah Road, in the Residence of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sokoto, Sardauna of Sokoto.

Archives 

The Archival Services of Arewa House is developed on the basis of the report prepared by its first Director, Professor Abdullahi Smith, (in 1977) provided here as appendix.

Library 

The library of Arewa House should be a reference library, as distinct from a general lending library. Readers can only use the books and journals within the premises of the Centre.

Museum 

The exhibition in the Central Gallery of the Museum focuses on the twentieth century to illustrate the life and time of the late Alhaji (Sir) Ahmadu Bello and his associates.

Dr. Shu'aibu Shehu Aliyu

Director

Mission

To serve as a Research based reference point for the preservation and generation of new knowledge that would be the catalyst for social, political, economic and transformation of Northern Nigeria in particular and the Nigerian nation in general.

Vision

Arewa House shall be a centre of excellence in Historical Documentation and Research for the promotion of unity and greatness in Nigeria, embodied in the achievements and aspirations of late Sir, Ahmadu Bello.

Goal

As an academic institution, the goal of Arewa House is to provide institutional continuity and sustainable documentation - on Northern Nigeria. It is primarily concerned with procuring, preserving, analyzing and discussing issues of national and international interest, particularly as they affect the development of Northern Nigeria.

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Alh. Sir. Ahmadu Bello Sardauna at a glance

  • Born, 1910 in Rabah, Sokoto Province, a member of Sokoto’s Royal family
  • He is the great-great-grand son of Usman Dan Fodio, founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.
  • went to Katsina Training College (1926-31)
  • Native Administration (local government) and was district Head of Rabah (1934-38)
  • In 1949, He entered the Northern Region’s House of Assembly
  • In 1951, after the constitution came in to effect, Sardauna became Minister of Works, Northern Region
  • In 1953 he became minister of Local Government and community Development
  • In April 1954, Sardauna was elected President General of the Northern People’s Congress (NPC) party and as such, became the premier of the Northern Region later that year.
  • He participated as leader of the Northern Delegation, in the constitutional Conferences in London in 1953 and 1957.
  • In March 1959, when the Northern Region achieved Self-Government, he became President of the Executive Council.
  • He was knitted a KBE in the New year’s Honors of 1959, by the Queen of England
  • After Nigeria’s Independence in 1960, He continued as leader of the NPC
  • He became Vice President of the World Muslim League
  • The first Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 1962
  • He was assassinated on January 15, 1966, by dissident Army Officers.

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Upcoming Events

Contemporary Nigerian Politics & the Ghost of The Politics of The Independence Struggle

Guest Speaker: Professor Alkasum Abba, 
Department of History, ABU Zaria.
Venue: Banquet Hall, Arewa House, Kaduna.

10th September,2022 Time: 10:00am

Contemporary Nigerian Politics & the Ghost of The Politics of The Independence Struggle

Guest Speaker: Professor Alkasum Abba, 
Department of History, ABU Zaria.
Venue: Banquet Hall, Arewa House, Kaduna.

10th September,2022 Time: 10:00am

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    ADDRESS

    NO 1 Rabah Road, Kaduna State, Nigeria

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