Suleja


Suleja

Suleja is a city in Niger State, Nigeria, 105,075 inhabitants [http://www.citypopulation.de/Nigeria.html] , just north of Abuja. It is sometimes confused with the nearby city of Abuja due to its proximity, and the fact that it was originally called Abuja before the Nigerian government adopted the name for its new federal capital in 1976. It was established in the early 1800s by Mohammed Makau, the last Hausa emirof Zaria and his followers who were fleeing the Fulani jihadists engaged in the conquest of northern Nigeria.Zaria, or Zazzau, was one of the Hausa city/states of Northern Nigeria which were being conquered by the Fulani jihadists under their charismatic Sheik, Usman bin Fodio.

Apart from its closeness to the Nigerian federal capital, it is also recognised as a centre of excellence for traditional West African pottery, namely the world famous Ladi Kwali Pottery Centre, established by Michael Cardew in 1950. The leading exponent of this school of pottery was Dr. Ladi Kwali, who received worldwide acclaim for her works, the originals of which are on display worldwide.


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