A Brief History of the Tangale Kingdom.

The Tangale people have been ranked among the first twenty one major ethnic groups and languages of Nigeria, as documented in the country’s consulate in New York, United States of America. Tangale (Tangle) is a West Chadic language spoken in Northern region of Nigeria. The vast majority of the native speakers are found across Akko, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State Nigeria.

Available corpus reveals that the Tangale people of present day Nigeria initially migrated from somewhere in the Far East. It is believed that they started their migration from Yemen and came through Egypt and finally arrived Nigeria through Birnin Ngazargamu, capital of the old Kanem Bornu Empire.

The exact period of migration of the Tangale people from Far East is not known. However, it is widely suggested by some scholars that it could have been sometimes between the 7th and 11th centuries when there was a mass movement of groups of people from the Mediterranean Region through North Africa and the South Sahara Region. Also, it is widely suggested that the period of the arrival of the Tangale people to their present settlement might have been sometimes between 13th and 15th centuries.

It generally believed that their migration from around Birnin Ngazargamu was due to some crises that took place in the old Kanem Bornu Empire, which led to the movement of some groups of people during the period. In fact, one of the British Colonial Officers that wrote a brief account of Gombe Division referred to the Tangale people as being the first to have occupied the area. Similarly, a German writer, Mr. Wiesbaden vividly disclosed that The Tangales were the earliest known dominant occupants of the old Gombe Emirate. Furthermore, Mr. A.B. Mathews, one of the British Colonial Officers that served in the area stated that Tangale people had occupied the present Gombe Emirate long before the Fulani jihad in parts of Northern Nigeria broke out.

The Tangale people had since pre-colonial times been one of the independent kingdoms ruled by powerful traditional heads with the assistance of palace courtiers. Oral account revealed that they had their overall traditional heads known as Mai Yelli (Now Mai Tangle) from the Billiri clan who other lesser Mais in the land owed allegiance to. Before the advent of the Billiri occupation of Tangale land in 1906, it is believed that this natural rulers of the Tangale kingdom had ruled for about five or six centuries. Due to extreme difficulty in obtaining the accurate number, the past overall rulers of Tangale land spanning the period of about six or seven centuries to date, the people can still boast of having up to fifteen names of such rulers including the present occupant.

The natural rulers of Tangale of Pre-colonial times rules with the advice of some prominent and very influential palace courtiers. This palace advisers were collectively referred ANANKWAD MAI (meaning the privilege beneficiaries of the king). There were however, two exceptions of these advisers whose individual roles had been defined as ANKAKNU and LAUWOTEN MAI or KANJERO, Meaning WAZIRI or GALADIMA respectively in modern terms.

The role identification and decentralization of the functions of the erstwhile ANANKWAD MAI, which the current Mai Tangale, His Royal Highness, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru II has introduced since the inception of his reign, is in the right direction. This is because each title holder under this domain would now strive to make positive contribution to the development of the Tangale Chieftaincy Institution, in particular, as well as the general development of the chiefdom, the state and the country at large.

There are seven clans in Tangale: Banganje, Kalmai, Nathe, Tal, Tanglang, Tangaltong, and Todi. Billiri is one of the clans in Tangaltong. The area called Tangaltong includes Billiri, Bare, and Kantali. Each clan has kept its own identity and has its own chief who reports to Mai Tangalem Kude (The Big Tangale Chief).

According to the report of Joshua “Usman’s committee page 6, eleven Mai Tangalem Kude ruled the Tangale people before the coming of the coming of the Europeans in 1904. These Mai came to the throne in the following successive sequence:

  1. Mai Giu
  2. Mai Akwi
  3. Mai Tangar
  4. Mai Dule
  5. Mai Shomboro
  6. Mai Sheru
  7. Mai Asonong
  8. Mai Bilam
    9.Mai Wuni
  9. Mai Wana
  10. Mai Mela
    Other Mai who followed were Mai Yamba and Mai Iliyasu. All of these Mai were from the same royal family.

It is believed that part of the Tal clan migrated to Pankshin in Plateau State. When the people came there, they did not change their name. They are still called Tal today. Their language and customs are similar to the Tangale.

One of theTangale clans, the Nathe, is not readily identified because its people are scattered throughout the other Tangale clans. Since this clan does not settle in one area or place, it does not have its own chief.

Source: Isa Yunusa

United Tangale-Waja Gimbe South.


My sister your sugar daddy is someone’s husband 🙂

You gave him flowers he packaged it and gave it to his wife 🤗

His wife packaged it and gave it to her sugar boy 😁

Her sugar boy is your boyfriend finally he gave it back to u😂

Now you are holding the flowers you bought for yourself and saying…😁
“This looks familiar” ….🤔🤔

In chemistry is called ” chain reaction “😁
In philosophy is called “karma”😅
In Psychology is called “familiar spirit “😂
In physics is called ” circular motion 😃
In computer is called “looping “😆
In life is called ” what goes around comes around 😄

In church is called ” back to sender 😂😂

There Are only Classmates, There Are No ‘Lifemates’. Be Grateful for What you Have.

Omotola Jalade shared on her IG that she was grateful that at 40, her last child is already in the University. Remember, she has four kids and she married quite early.

Funke Akindele (Jenifa) congratulated her on the post. Funke is 41, and just had her first babies in December of last year.

Now, if you try to compare these two women, you’d fail at it because they are both accomplished. Will you say Funke is unfortunate for just having her first babies at 41 while Omotola’s last child is already in the University?

My point here?
Stop comparing yourself with others! Your life journey isn’t the same with anyone, irrespective of societal expectations.

Not everyone will get married in their twenties, not every couple will have a baby nine months into marriage, not everyone will become a millionaire in their thirties. Some people will get their dream jobs at 40, it doesn’t mean they’ve failed. Some will become CEOs at 55.

Please, learn to focus on your life. I know it’s a difficult thing to do in this era of social media where everyone seems to be doing well in life except you. Don’t compare your life journey with others, not even your classmates or siblings.

There are only CLASSMATES, there are no LIFEMATES. You’re your only mate in life.

Whenever you’re tempted to compare yourself with others (which makes you to feel pressured and sad), come back to this post and digest every word…

Source: Anonymous

He Blamed it on Electricity Outage: Man Caught Sleeping With Neighbor’s Wife.

In an unfortunate situation,a Ndola man was allegedly caught in a neighbour’ s house sleeping with the neighbor’s wife.

Upon confrontation,the man blamed the absence of electricity for his confusion.He said on the day in question it was around 11pm and there was total darkness as there was no electricity and he mistakenly got into the neighbour’s thinking that it was his house.the houses are said to be of the same plan.
The wife of the neighbour also said she failed to identify that it was not her husband cause there was no electricity and also the two men have similar physical stature.the woman said as usual she gave her husband his conjugal rights.
The two said they only discovered the supposed mistake in the morning.


As a man was passing through the Elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by small ropes tied to their front legs. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the Elephants could at any time break from their bounds, but for no reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer near by and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well”, the trainer said, “when they were young and very small, we used the same size rope to tie them and at that age, It was enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe that they cannot break loose. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try break free”. The man was amazed. The animals could at any time break free from their bounds but because they believed they could not, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life, hanging onto believes that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once, twice or even thrice before. Failure is part of learning, we should never give up the struggle in life.

Determine to excel, take that step again, give yourself a second chance. And you shall surely make it through.

Don’t let no “rope” keep you from achieving your goals. Cut that thread that looks like a huge chain and be Free.


After the rapture:
Appetite for #marriage will die!
Appetite for #job will die!
Appetite for #admission will die!
Appetite to be the #President of your country will die!

Men_of_God that missed it will be ashamed to come out from their houses because of the shame of their members seeing them!

Christians that missed it will equally be ashamed to go close to those #unbelievers they preached to but never gave heed to the gospel message!

I mean after the rapture, those who loved #motivational_messages will dislike them with passion and shall seek for messages of salvation!
Beloved, after the rapture, #grace on its own accord will cease here on earth!

Spiritual_gifts will not be available because there will be no #Holy_Spirit to manifest them!

Those who are not raptured will take home the #belongings of those that are raptured, if
peradventure it happened in a church service!
Those who never believed in rapture shall do so but it must have become #too_late!
I said after the rapture, those that miss it shall #cry_without_end and no one to offer a word of hope because it will be all over then!
People that will make it to heaven will have to do that with their blood .
It is only #SIN that has what it takes to drop any man in #HELL.

Therefore Let us lay aside #every_weight and #sin that doth so easily beset us and let us run with #perseverance, the race that is set before us…
Beloved, let’s pay more attention to #ETERNITY.
It is my prayer that #We shall not miss #heaven in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pamper yourself once in a while. Problems no dey finish for this world.

Once in a while, Remove N3,000 from that N5,000 Naira.
Take a walk to the Woman or Mallam selling Roasted chicken or fish,

Tell her to give you 2 laps or one plate. Tell her to package it in TAKEAWAY,

On your way home, buy Hollandia yogurt, or any good yogurt or Juice or Wine, etc

When you get home, Lock your door, Off your clothes,

Play this song “I can’t kill myself” by Timaya.

Please don’t sit on the chair, spread on the floor and make sure you tear that chicken/fish as you listen to the song.
Then dilute it with the Hollandia/other drink.

Problems no dey finish for this world..
So no kill yourself trying to solve everything without taking a break to relax and enjoy.!!!

Teenage Comedian, Emmanuella, dedicates her first house! (See photos)

Emmanuela of Mark Angel comedy built house for Mum

In her words she said ” I built this for you mom, for all the prayers, all the encouragements and support. Mummy I know you said you need a portable house and this is it. But forgive me because I must complete your mansion for you next year. Don’t worry it won’t make us go to hell my super Chrismas mummy. I love you”

What a wonderful & good reward for mothers labour for children.



Now home from honeymoon and settled in our new home.
It’s fun to cook for Emmy. Today I made an angel food cake and the recipe said, “Beat 12 eggs separately.”

Well, I didn’t have enough bowls to do that, so I had to borrow 12 bowls to beat the eggs in. The cake turned out fine though.


We wanted a fruit salad for supper. The recipe said, “Serve without dressing.”

So I didn’t dress. But Emmy happened to bring a friend home for supper that night. They both looked so startled when I served them, I think it was the salad.


I decided to serve rice and found a recipe which said, `Wash thoroughly before steaming the rice.”

So I heated some water and took a bath before steaming the rice. Sounded kind of silly in the middle of the day.

I can’t say it improved the rice anyhow.


Today Emmy asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said, “Prepare ingredients, and then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving.”

I hunted all over the place for a garden and when I got one, I tossed my salad into the bed of lettuce and stood over there for over one hour so the dog would not take it.

Emmy came over and asked if I felt all right. I wonder why? He must be stressed at work; I’ll try to be supportive.


Today I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said, “Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat it.”

Beat it I did, to my dad’s place. There must have been something wrong with the recipe, because when I came back home again; it looked the same as when I left it.


Emmy went shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday.

I’m sure I don’t know how hens dress for Sunday. I never noticed back on the farm, but I found an old doll dress and its little cute shoes. I thought the hen looked really cute. When Emmy saw it, he started counting to ten. Either he was really stressed because of his work, or he wanted the chicken to dance.

When I asked him what was wrong he started crying and shouting out, “Why me? Why me?”


If you have these symptoms, then you are about about to lose your mind.

A MAD MAN was standing near a chemist shop when MUSA walked in and was complaining to the CHMIST MAN saying; ‘Doctor! My head is aching me seriously for 2days now. Immediately, the MAD-MAN entered and Said ‘I KNOW HOW U FEEL.’ MUSA was astonished. The MAD-MAN said; ‘Sometimes it will be as if ten men are playing Army Drum on Ur HEAD?

MUSA: Yes THAT’S true! MAD-MAN: ‘…And it will be as if Ur HEAD wants to fall down? MUSA: YES!! U ARE RIGHT. MAD-MAN: ‘…And U will be seeing tins double? MUSA: YES! YES!!.. U’re correct. MAD-MAN: ‘…And sometimes U wil be SEEING tins in a negative way? MUSA: MY GOD! Datz so true MAD MAN: ‘Wen U see Fire it wil turn To RIVER and If U see waste-bin it will Turn To paradise in Ur Eyes? MUSA: JESUS!…That is a BIG TRUTH! But how come U know all these? MAD-MAN: That’s how mine started………