Bade Emirate

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Coordinates: 12°52′5″N 11°2′47″E / 12.86806°N 11.04639°E / 12.86806; 11.04639

Bade Emirate
Nigerian traditional state
Bade Emirate is located in Nigeria
Bade Emirate
Bade Emirate
Coordinates: 12°52′5″N 11°2′47″E / 12.86806°N 11.04639°E / 12.86806; 11.04639
Country  Nigeria
State Yobe State

The Bade Emirate is a traditional state with headquarters in Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria. Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman is the 11th Emir of Bade (Mai Bede), of the Bedde dynasty, turbaned on 12 November 2005.[1]


The Bade people are thought to have migrated to the area around 1300 CE, coming around the north of Lake Chad from Kanem.[2] In 1808 the Bade, then subject to the Bornu Empire, were attacked by Fulani jihad warriors, who were expanding their control across Northern Nigeria. The emirate became independent in 1818 when Mai Lawan Babuje detached the Emirate from the Kanuri of Bornu and fortified Gorgorum as the capital of an independent state. The state remained independent until the end of the century, when it fell to the Sudanese warrior Rabih az-Zubayr. Following Rabih's death, in 1902 the British confirmed the independence of the Emirate.[3]

There is also a Bade Sultanate in Ngouri-Baderi, Lake region in Chad. Mai Kadjallah Mahamat Nour Bokori is the current Mai of Ngouri-Baderi in Chad, of the historical Bade dynasty of Kanem. The Bade of Chad consider themselves as sub group of Kanembou tribe and live in 5 regions: Kanem, Lake, Hadjer-Lamis, Bar El Ghazel, and Tibesti. They are considered the first inhabitants of Kanem and founded the first Kingdom in Chad called Bade Kingdom (ref: Ibn Saed)[citation needed]


Rulers of the Emirate:[4]

Title Reign Name Birth/death
Mai Bedde Dugum Bugia
Mai Bedde Dugum Akuya dan Bugia
Mai Bedde to 1842 Lawan Babuje dan Dugum Akuya (d. 1842)
Mai Bedde 1842 - 1893 Al-Hajji dan Babuje (d. 1893)
Mai Bedde 1893 - 1897 Duna dan al-Hajji
Mai Bedde 1897 - 1904 Salih dan al-Hajji (d. 1919)
Emir 1904 - 1919 Salih dan al-Hajji (see above)
Emir 1920 - 1941 Sulayman dan Salih
Emir 1942 - 1945 Mai Umara dan al-Hajji (d. 1945)
Emir 1945 - 1981 Mai Umar dan Sulayman (b. 1919 d. 1981)
Emir 1981 - 2005 Mai Saleh Ibn Suleiman II (OFR) (b. 1925 d. 2005)
Emir 2005 - Mai Abubakar Umar Suleiman (b. January 1962)[1]


  1. ^ a b Njadvara Musa (November 14, 2005). "Ibrahim swears in new emir in Yobe". BNW News. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. ^ "ASSALAMU ALAIKUM (Welcome)". Bade Emirate council. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  3. ^ Muḥammad Zuhdī Yakan (1999). Almanac of African peoples & nations. Transaction Publishers. pp. 192–193. ISBN 1-56000-433-9. 
  4. ^ "Traditional States of Nigeria". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 

Now Bade has about 2million people bearing the tribe, which is a great Achievement, and One of the powerful tribe in Yobe State, they have Numerous Slot in the Current government in Yobe state, with Few Professors and Doctors