Agaie Emirate Council


2. ATTAHIRU (11th Emir)- 1999 –2003

He was returned to AGAIE in 1999 after about 5 years in exile. He was the only ETSU who ruled AGAIE at 2 different times. First as the 9th Emir and later as 11th Emir of AGAIE. When he settled down for the second time, he rebuilt the ETSU NUHU Mosque and established it as the second Juma’at Mosque. The Mosque is still under construction. ETSU ATTAHIRU died in 2004 and was succeeded by ETSU MUHAMMADU KUDU, the son of ETSU ABUBAKAR III.

3. THE PERIOD 1998 – 1999

AGAIE was yet left without an Emir after the death of ETSU ABUBAKAR III. This was because ETSU ATTAHIRU was still challenging his wrongful removal at the court of law. He was later cleared and re-installed in 1999 by the Executive Governor of Niger State, Engr. A. A. Kure

4. ETSU ABUBAKAR III (10th Emir)- 1996 – 1998

He was appointed ETSU AGAIE in 1996. He was, however, engaged in the battle of a suit filed in the court by his predecessor. ETSU ATTAHIRU. Hence, his official installation and presentation of staff of office could not take place throughout his 2 years of reign. He died in 1998 but without an immediate successor.

5. THE PERIOD – 1994 – 1996

AGAIE was without substantive Emir during this period due to the pending trial of ETSU ATTAHIRU. It was a dull moment for the entire AGAIE people.

6. ETSU MUHAMMADU ATTAHIRU (9th Emir)- 1989 – 1994

ETSU ATTAHIRU was installed in 1989 by the then military regime of Col LAWAN GWADABE. He was a powerful and fearless leader, respected among his pairs. ETSU ATTAHIRU was, however, dethroned in 1994 by the Military regime of COL CLETUS EMEIN the then Military Governor of Niger State. This was due to the allegation of murder of late ALHAJI IBRAHIM TSADU former Chairman AGAIE Local Government. He was later cleared of the allegation.

7. ETSU ALHAJI MUHAMMADU BELLO (8th Emir)- 1953 – 1989

He was elected by the electors of the inner council of AGAIE Native Authority (Majalisar Gargajiya) in 1953. He was installed by His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government of Northern Region of Nigeria, H.R.E. BROWN E., Esq O.B.E. on the 27th October 1954. He was the first to rule in accordance with the condition of a civilized society of Local Government. Agaie Emirate witnessed a lot of developments under his rule. The only 2 senior secondary schools (Dendo & Government Girls’) were established under him. The AGAIE rural Health Centre was also created. He moved the Sunday Market from central Township to its present location (BIDA-KATCHA Road Intersection). ETSU BELLO also rebuilt the AGAIE Central Mosque. He died in 1989 and was succeeded by ATTAHIRU the son of ETSU ALIYU.

8. ETSU ALHAJI ALIYU (7th Emir)- 1936 – 1953

He attended provincial school Kano ad was first appointed ward head of AGAIE Town. He became the district head of Kintako at WADATA near BARO. He later became supervisor of the village heads of the whole AGAIE Emirate. He was installed the ETSU AGAIE in 1936 by His Excellency, Sir. BERWARD BOURDILLON G.C.M. G., K.B.E., the Governor-General of Nigeria. After his installation, he asked the Resident Niger through the S.D.O. BIDA to appoint 2 Councilors who would act as district heads. When he got the permission, he appointed RUFYAN AGAIE, the son of Kpotun MAMMAN SANI as his councilor and district head of Kintifin MAMMAN-DIKKO NKOCI (Later Makun) was appointed District Head of Kintako and also Etsu’s Councilor.

9. ETSU ABDULLAHI II (6th Emir)- 1926 – 1936

ETSU ABDULLAHI was a famous and powerful Emir of AGAIE. He had a strong personality since he was District Head of ESSANGI, KINTIFIN. The District Heads were discontinued during his reign. He appointed MALLAM ALIYU as a supervisor of all village heads of both KINTIFIN and KINTAKO District areas including the AGAIE town ward heads. He was very interested in keeping animals such as gold horses, cows, sheep, etc. He died in 1936 and succeeded by Alhaji Aliyu the son of Abubakar II as the Emir of AGAIE.

10. ETSU ABUBAKAR II (5th Emir)- 1919 – 1926

After his installation as the ETSU AGAIE, he moved the Divisional Office and the Prison Yard from BARO to AGAIE in 1920. He opened the present AGAIE’s Sunday Market. He was a great farmer and used to keep many horses and cattle. He died in 1926 and was succeeded by MALLAM ABDULLAHI, the son of KPOTUN BUHARI who was MAMMAN-DIKKO’s son.

11. ETSU ABUBAKAR I (4th Emir)- 1900 – 1919

Abubakar was a very wise and successful ruler. He did not help BIDA during the second fighting against the NIGER COMPANY. When BIDA was defeated. ABUBAKAR the Emir of BIDA fled through AGAIE to LAPAI. The soldiers of NIGER Company followed him up to LAPAI and returned to BIDA through AGAIE. It was during the reign of ETSU ABUBAKAR I that the District and village heads were first established in the AGAIE Emirate. AGAIE was joined with LAPAI to form a Division. The Divisional Office and the full D.O. in charge of the Division as well as the Prison Yard were at BARO during that period. He died in 1919 and was succeeded by MALLAMA ABUBAKAR II, ETSU NUHU’s son.

12. ETSU NUHU (3rd Emir)- 1877 – 1900

He was the third Etsu AGAIE. He assisted BIDA in fighting against NIGER COMPANY. This was a clear demonstration of cooperation that existed between AGAIE an BIDA since during the time of MALLAM BABBA and MALLAM DENDO. These are prominent figures in NUPE history. ETSU NUHU married the first daughter of ETSU UMARU MAJIGI (3RD ETSU NUPE BIDA). He died in 1900 and ABUBAKAR 1, the son of ABDULLAHI 1 became the 4th ETSU AGAIE.

13. MAMMAN-DIKKO (MUHAMMADUKO) (2nd Emir)- 1855 – 1877

MAMMAN DIKKO (MUHAMMADUKO) Mamman-Dikko was the second Etsu AGAIE and the son of Abdullahi 1. He joined MASSABA ETSU NUPE (BIDA) and JANTABO the Emir of Lapai to conquer Umar, the famous and powerful BORNO man. MASSABA afterwards was jealous of AGAIE when MAMMAN-DIKKO extended AGAIE walls about more than half a mile to the south. Massaba sent his Makun to raid AGAIE Farmers at EKAGI near KATCHA but they were all driven back to BIDA by AGAIE people without success. MAMMAN-DIKKO died after having reigned for 22 years and was succeeded by M. Nuhu, a son of SULAIMANU.

14. ETSU ABDULLAI I (1st Emir)- 1832 – 1855

Estu Abdullahi 1 was the son of MALLAM BABBA (Founder of AGAIE). He was the first Etsu AGAIE. He reigned for 23 years and was succeeded by MAMMAN-DIKKO (Muhammaduko) his son in 1855.

15. The Mai-Yaki

DAUDU MAZA was the Mai-Yaki (Chief of Defence Staff) of MALLAM BABBA. He was sent to LAPAI to raid the PA GANE. Thereafter, DAUDU MAZA established himself and obtained an official permission from MALLAM ABDULLAHI, the Emir of Gwandu to appoint himself as the Emir of LAPAI.

16. Mallam Babba

Mallam Babba sent his younger brother SULAIMANU to the Emir of Gwandu requesting permission to install his son (Abdullahi) as the Emir of AGAIE on permission, ABDULLAHI was installed the first Emir (Etsu) of AGAIE in 1832.