VIDEO: Why I Set Books Ablaze As Kano Governor — Shekarau, Education Minister

Ibrahim Shekarau

In 2007, Ibrahim Shekarau as Governor of Kano State in Northern Nigeria publicly burned Hausa romance novels and materials he described as pornography and immoral to the customs and traditions of Northern Nigeria society.

He banned actors and subjected Hausa authors to what human rights campaigners described as heavy-handed censorship board.

Writers in Kano State had to go to court and Mr. Shekarau was forced to settle out of court and slow down on his censorship.

His local enforcers had a field day moralising for writers, authors and those they describe as ‘immoral’.

Kayode Ogundamisi met Mr. Shekarau, who is now Nigeria’s Education minister, at a London event organised by UK based BEN-TV and sought clarification from him on why as governor, he had to personally enforce and lead the burning of books publicly.

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  • Kick ’em out

    But we saw you dancing on the stage with women in a party rally with your clueless Oga Jonaharam at the time Nigerians were mourning their lost ones in the Nyanya Bombing and Parents of Chibok girls crying for their abducted daughters. This is the highest level of Moral decadence and wickedness.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      Give the president some respect

      • kick ’em out

        Does he deserve any? Let him do the needful and meet up to the expectations of the citizens.

        • BlackieUmukoro

          What did your parents and religious books teach you. That you should abuse those having authority over you? Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • kick ’em out

            What did your parents and religion teach you? To hide the truth and be a hypocrite or to be a blind follower and not say the truth?

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Go quickly for ebola check up. You are becoming incoherent
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • kick ’em out

            Of course you cannot comprehend anything since you are infected with Ebola. I know you are struggling and pretending to be healthy. Just try to stay away from people so that you don’t infect them with it. Die slowly with it.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Confirmed walking corpse. Good night
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • kick ’em out

            No surprise, You are dying.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Not dead yet. Please die
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • kick ’em out

            Dying with your ignorance.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            We remain friends. Cheers
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          • kick ’em out

            Nice thought, welcome.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Thanks
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  • hausa man

    Rabuda shege, Shi Daman banzane bashida hangen nesa kuma Shi mutum Ne Mai masifar son kansa. Sannan kuma bashida kunya Ko muskala zarratin. Kana kuma abinkunya Ba komai bane a wajensa saboda duk mutumin da ya zamo Mara tabbatacciyar sana’a to kuwa Lalle dolene ayi hankali dashi saboda zai iya cin mushe ma idan maitarsa ta tashi. Bugu da Kari mutumin nan babu Wanda yasan asalinsa kawai tsintacciyar mage ce ya zamo cima zaune ya koma ci da addini sannan kuma yanzu ya zamo ci da jahilcin mabiyansa batattu marasa kishi saboda rashin sanin Kansu Ko kuma rashin sanin asalinsu suma kuma. Allah yariga ya tona masa asiri kuma anyi walkiya munganka.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      What are you saying ? Not everyone understands boko haram language, you know

      • Nigerian

        So since you cannot understand let those that have business with the language read it. Do you have to show your bigotry here?

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Whose phone or gadget did you steal to get to this forum. I do not know vanguard to be a vernacular paper Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Nigeria

            Well do you think everybody do what you do ? I can see you are using a stolen BB. Fear God and seek forgiveness. Your bigotry will continue to keep you in darkness and it will not make any difference to any religion or tribe.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            How did you escape from the ebola isolation centre. Please turn yourself in immediately Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Nigerian

            Ebola isolation centre is there in your backyard as you have invited it. It will remain with you Mr. Blackie. Hope you will not bathe yourself with salt water. It kills ooooooo!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            It is unfortunate that your case can only be treated in Liberia. Bye Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Nigerian

            Hahaha! You are closer to Liberia than I am. Stay there and die with your Ebola Mr. Blackieeee. Fear God not to infect other people.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            See you. Thought I am in Nigeria or Africa, wrong. Small wicked mind Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Nigerian

            Hahaha! So you are far away from home? You should therefore stay out of any discussion here because you are living in hallucination. When you finish washing the underwears of the senior citizens you can rejoin the discussion. Wishing you luck in your new found world.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Whether you like or not, we remain friends. Cheers
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          • Nigerian

            Yah! That’s what we should be.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Thanks
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      • Aboki

        You can write in the aborigine language of Ijaw if you like or is it not writable? You son of pros****te.

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Confirmed bastards. Son of a thousand fathers. Dan iska banza
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          • Yusuf

            Up Hausa!!! It has captured Nigeria as English Language has captured the world. So you can understand the language of boko haram too. Long Live Hausa! Long Live Nigeria!!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Hausa is now in boko haram caliphate and not Nigeria please. Goodbye Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Yusuf

            Hahaha! Hausa has finished you. So you are from Boko haram caliphate too. Just shut up!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Religion has beclouded your sense of reasoning, which has been abnormal anyway. I reside far far from the madness of Nigeria and the middle east Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Yusuf

            What has beclouded yours? ignorance and bigotry, i guess. Mr. Alien.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Enough of the knocks. Will you accept my friendship. I want you to be my friend. Cheers Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Yusuf

            You are welcome. Nice to have you as a friend.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Thanks
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      • Isa

        You that all those that speak Hausa are Boko Haram? So you don’t who are those beind boko haram? 1 Jonah 2Asare 3 T Y Danjuma and the rest If you want to more find te details

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Bros, let’s join hands and chase out boko haram. We need not quarrel or insult ourselves Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • gwangwala

      Zaka qara bayani go be gaban Rabbissamawati.

  • 2015 president

    When will this nightmare end

  • Thecreed

    See who is talking about morals! The then move was a political one, which took advantage of the religious weaknesses of the people nothing more. How can an homosexual be against pornography? He quickly had to settle out of court when it was evident they were going to blow is cover.

  • Maria

    The same boko haram man now PDP man!

    • Isa

      Meaning that all PDP members are belong to Boko haram?

  • Yejide Kayode

    Burning a textbook is definitely not a rational way to express your differences of opinion. There are rational and more logic ways you could express your passion and differences to convince and convene your views to the audience but definitely not using aggression of burning books. Sorry.

  • robo

    Book(boko) is sin(haram)

  • Bigzy

    So this bastard was a little Taliban.

  • Maj Variola

    This is why the west will isolate africa. No ships, no planes. Snipers sans frontieres.
    Just consider it bad juju you’ve earned. Have some fries with your monkeymeat.

  • salahuda.li

    we thank god bcos Allah fara Niuna gaskiya kuma Ina nasi bin shekarau Dan boko haram.dawasu marasa galihu kamar Su musa iliyasu
    munafuki Allah tona maku asiri kuma Allah sai yasakamana munafukai.Dan musa mai Allah Dr ranii the executivegovrnor lamp state gaskiyar ka ta nuna marasa kishim musulunci