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Kano: A Bibliography
Compiled by
Sani Gwarzo,
Department of Library Science
Bayero University,
Kano, Nigeria
© 2002

 I present a short bibliography on or about the state of Kano, in Northern Nigeria. The bulk of the entries will concentrate on unpublished Ph. D and Masters thesis. These are kind of materials that contained first hand information that would be difficult to obtain through the normal book trade channels.

Abba, Muhammad Jamilu
Kano city and Fagge:a Historical Perspective. Kano: Triumph Publishing, 1999.-xiii,163p.:illus. ISBN 978-2923-09-5

Abdullahi, Kabiru
    Chemical Analysis of Textiles effluents from Bompai and Sharada Industrial Areas (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1998

Abdussalam, Tabawa Hafsat M.
            Administration, motivational and academic (Senior Secondary School Examination) performance of public and private Secondary School Students in Kano State Metropolis. (Unpublished M. ED thesis) BUK, 1998

Adamu, Abdalla Uba
    Science Schooling and Manpower Production in Nigeria : A Study of Kano State Science Secondary Schools 1977-1987. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Sussex , 1988

Adamu, A. Muhammadu Uba
     The Evolution of Local Government System in West Africa : a Comparative study of Nigeria and Republic of Niger (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Bayero University Kano, 1997

Adepoju, Bamidele Adeboye
     Determinants and Patterns of Retail Outlets patronage in Urban Areas. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Lagos , 1995

Ahmed, Fatimah Bisola
Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory: its relevance to the management of teaching personnel in Post-Primary Institutions in Kano State . (Unpublished M. ED thesis) BUK, 1996

Albasu, Sabo Abdullahi
The Lebanese in Kano: An Immigrant Community in a Hausa-Muslim Society in the Colonial and Post- Colonial Periods (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) BUK, 1989

Atta, Grace Ojoma
The Significance of Vocabulary in the Development of Reading Skills of some selected Junior Secondary School Students in Kano City (Unpublished M. Sc thesis), BUK, 2000

Auta, Bitrus A.
Studies of the effect of some Bacteria on Snails Intermediate Hosts of Schistosomiasis in Kano, Kano State , Nigeria (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1996

Azare, Garba Dafuwa
Comparative Analysis of Decision-making among Secondary School Staff in two Nigerian States (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Wales, 1982

Bako, Ahmed
A Socio-Economic History of Sabon Gari Kano 1913-1980. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) BUK, 1990

Bello, Mohammed
Studies of the Microorganisms of Goat (Copra aegagrus linn) Rumen Digesta in relation to the type of feeds in Kano Metropolis fed experimentally (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) BUK, 1997

Bello , Sule
State and Economy in Kano C1894-1960: A Study of Colonial Domination (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) A.B.U. Zaria, 1982.

Besmer, Frement Edward
Hausa Court Music in Kano , Nigeria . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Columbia University , 1971

Bichi, Mohammed Yahaya
A Psychological Investigation of Selection Problems at the End of the Proposed Junior Secondary Schooling in Kano, Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of London, 1982

Bichi, Mohammed Yahaya
The Effect of Some Home background factors on the Academic Achievement of Primary School Children in Kano State (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUC/ABU, 1977

Bishop, V.
Multilingualism and National Orientation in Kano , Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Northwestern University , 1974

Bouba, Ahmadou
An assessment of Ground Rent in administration in metropolitan Kano (1981-1998). (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Chamberlain, John Weir
   The Development of Islamic Education in Kano City, Nigeria with emphasis on legal education in the 19th and 20th Century (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Columbia University, 1975

Chindaya, Alheri F.
            Contextual Interactional Analysis: a case study of Federal College of Education Kano. (Unpublished M. A. thesis) BUK, 1999

 Daba, Habib Ahmed
   Sociolinguistic Study of address terms in Hausa (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Wisconsin-Madison , 1987

Daniel, Modupe Babajide
Post-irrigation Assessment of Sod Nutrient Status in the Tomas River Project Area, Kano State (Unpublished M. Sc. thesis) BUK, 1985

Dantiye, Nasiru Ibrahim
A Study of the Origin, Status and defensive Role of Four Kano Frontier Strongholds Ribats in the Emirate Periods 1809-1903 (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Indiana University, 1985

Danyaro, Mohammed M.
Kano State 3 Months Ago: a Compilation of Press Cuttings from July – October 1988. Kano : Ministry of Information and Home Affairs, 1988. 1068p.

Dukawa, Saidu Ahmad
Industrial Development Centre and the Development of small Scale Industries in Kano State (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) University of Jos , 1992

Eshak, Ahmed M.
An Analysis of the Roles, Responsibilities and Administrative practices in Kano State Local Education Authorities System. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Ohio University , 1982

Faruk, Salisu Muhammadu
            Effect of Irrigation on some Soil Properties: a case study of the Jakara River Valley , Kano State . (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Feinstein, Alan
African Revolutionary: the Life and Times of Nigeria’s Aminu Kano. Enugu : Fourth Dimension, 1987 xvii, 387p ISBN: 978-154-299-4

Frishman, Alan Ivan
The Spatial Growth and Residential Location Pattern of Kano , Nigeria . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Northwestern University, 1977

Furniss, Graham Lytton
Some Aspects of Modern Hausa Poetry: Themes, Styles and Values, with Special Reference to the ‘Hikima’ Poetry Circle in Kano . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of London , 1977

Ganiyu, Oyeyiola Pacy
Rhizosphere Microbiology of Wheat (Triticum aestivum Linn) in the Kano Area (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Bayero University Kano, 1992

Gaba, Barbara B.
Relations between Self Concept Learning Motivation, Intelligence and Academic Achievement Among Hausa Secondary School Students in Kano Municipality (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) BUK, 1986

Harris , Frances
Nutrient Dynamics of the Farming System of the Kano Close-settled zone, Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Cambridge University , 1995.

Hassan Usman
Islamic Society in Nigeria its implication for Educational and Social growth: a case study of Kano State (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Wales , 1978

Kano State Handbook 1991 and Who is Who. Kano : Ministry of Information and Home Affairs, 1991. 256p.

Karaye, Auwalu Muhammad
Hadanah (Child Custody) in Islam: a case study of Kano City (Unpublished M. A. thesis) BUK, 1999

Kiyawa, Ibrahim Ahmed
Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Kano State , Nigeria . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Syracuse University , 1981

Koki, Salisu Abdu
            Flood Hazards and Landuse Planning in Katarkawa Wetland Kano State (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Lubeck , Paul Michael
Early Industrialization and Social Class formation among Factory Workers in Kano, Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) North western University, 1975

Mahdi, Abdullahi
The State and the Economy: the Sarauta System and its Roles in Shaping the Society and Economy of Kano with particular Reference to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) A.B.U. Zaria, 1982

Mamunu, Inuwa
            A Compilation and Evaluation of Solar energy radiation in Kano . (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1997

Mctainsh, G. H. >
Harmatan Dust, Aeolian Mantles and Dunes Sands of Central Northern Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Macquirie University , 1982

Mohammed Abdullahi
A Hausa Scholar-Trader and his Library collection: the Case study of Umar Falke of Kano , Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Northwestern University , 1976

Musa, Aminu Uwani
The Role of Kano State Civil Service in the implementation of Government policies under the civilian Administration (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1998

Mustapha, Zakari
Meeting Rural Water needs in Dawakin Kudu L.G. Area of Kano State (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Nast, Heidi J.
Space, History and Power: Stories of spatial and Social change in the Palace
of Kano , Northern Nigeria , Circa 1500-1990. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) McGill University , Montreal , Quebec 1992

Ochogwu, Catherine Enayi
            The Role of grammar in English Language Teaching in selected Secondary Schools in Kano State . (Unpublished M. A. thesis) BUK, 2000

Paden, John Naber
The Influence of Religious elites on political Culture and Community Integration in Kano, Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Harvard University, 1968

Paden, John Naber
Religion and Political Culture in Kano . California : University of California Press, 1973

Pokrant, Robert Jerzy
The Survival of Indigenous Tailoring among the Hausa of Kano City , Nigeria . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) Cambridge University , 1982

Rudolf, Tafon T.
            An assessment of changes in selected Soil Properties in Kano River Irrigation Project (Phase I) font-family: Kadawa Kano State . (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Rufa’i, Ruqayyatu Ahmed
Gidan Rumfa: The Kano place. Kano : Triumph Publishing, 1995. Xvi, 186p.:illus.- ISBN 978-188-036-8

Said, H. I.
Revolution and Reactions: the Fulani Jihad in Kano and its Aftermath 1807-1919 (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Michigan , 1978

Sani, Badayi M.
The Effects of Technical Progress and Sales Turnover on Employment of Labour in Kano and Kaduna Textiles Firms. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) A.B.U. Zaria, 1999

Shea, Philips James
The Development of an Export Oriented Dyed Cloth Industry in font-family: Kano emirate in the Nineteenth century  (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Wisconsin , 1975

Shitu, Fatima Mohammed
            A Descriptive analysis of some family background variables of Children with Mental Retardation in Kano (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1998

Shittu, Muhammad Bello
            The Scope of participation of local organisations in Community Development activities in Rural areas of Kano State , Nigeria (Unpublished Ph. D. thesis) BUK, 1999

Smith, Mary F.
Labarin Baba Mutuniyar Karo ta Kasar Kano. Kano : Bayero University Library, [n.d.] xi,92p.:illus  (The English translation of this text was first published by Faber [London] in 1954 as font-family:"Futura MdCn BT"'>Baba of Karo, a Woman of the Muslim Hausa …)

Smith, M. G.
Government in Kano 1350-1950. Oxford : Westview Press, 1997.- 595p. ISBN:0-8133-3270-2

Starratt, P. E.
Oral History in Muslim Africa : Al-Maghili Legends in Kano . (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Michigan , 1993

Stephens, David George
A Study of Teacher Education and Attitudes over two generations in the Kano Metropolitan Area of Northern Nigeria. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) University of Exter , 1982

Sulaiman, Ibrahim Daiyabu
Programme Planning, Implementation and Evaluation for Rural Development in Kano State : a Comparative study of Political, Bureaucratic and Community Perceptions (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1983

Tanko, Adamu Idris
            Changes in soil and water quality and implication for sustainable irrigation in the Kano River Project (KRPI) Kano State , Nigeria . (Unpublished Ph. D. thesis) BUK, 1999

Trevallion, B.
Metropolitan Kano: 20 year Development Plan 1963-1983

Umar, Hamza
Chemical Analysis of Tap water sediment in Kano (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1997

Usman, A. Baffa
Problems of ensuring a sound Primary Education System in font-family: Nigeria : the case of Kano State 1976-1986 [An Essay], Kuru, Jos: NIPS, 1986

Yahaya, Ibrahim Yaro
Oral Art and the Socialisation Process: a Socio-Folkloric Perspective of Initiation from Childhood to Adult Hausa Community Life. (Unpublished Ph. D thesis) A.B.U. Zaria, 1979

Yakubu, A. M.
Sa’adu Zungur: An Anthology of the Social and Political Writings of a Nigerian Nationalist. Kaduna : Nigerian Defence academy, 1999.- xiv, 452p. ISBN 978-32929-1-9 (Hardback)

Ya’u, Sulaiman Lawan
            Land Evaluation for Improved Rice Production in the Watari Irrigation Project Kano State . (Unpublished M. Sc thesis) BUK, 1999

Yusuf, Adamu S.
Utilization of Public Library Resources by Urban and rural communities in three Northern States of Nigeria . (Unpublished M. LS. thesis) BUK, 1997


Alhamdu, Jummai
Drug Abuse among the youth in Kano Metropolis: a situation report. Tambari Vol.2, 1995. p.39

Azare, G.D.
Decision-Making and Perceived Role of the Parent Teachers Association in Kano and Bauchi State Secondary Schools . Tambari Vol.2, 1995.p.65

Azubuike, N. C.
Sex Ration and Variation in Wing Length and Wing pad length in Population of Diaphonna Dakariensis on Leptadenia Hastata in Kano , Nigeria . Tambari Vol.1, 1993. p.42

J. M. Baba
Rationalising Rural Settlement for Large Scale Irrigation Development: the cases of the Kano River Project Phase I, Kano State Aman Vol.11, 1982. p.?

M. Y. Bichi
The Role of Some Home Background Factors on the Academic Achievement of Primary School Pupils in font-family: Kano State of Nigeria Education in Africa Vol.1, 1978. p.46

Dogara, M. M.
Dracunculiasis and Health Education in Six Villages of Warawa Local Government Area of Kano State Tambari Vol.1, 1993. p.66

A. O. Fagbemi
Cooperative Management Approach for the Provision of Idealistic Education for “ At Risk Adolescents” in Kano Tambari Vol.2, 1995. p.33

Heathcote, David
The Princess’s apartment in Kano old treasury Savannah Vol.2, 1976 p.61

Hill , Polly
Big houses in Kano emirate Africa Vol.44 no.2, 1974 p.117

Ajibola J. Kumuyi
Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Spatial Interaction in a Central Place System: the case of the exchange of Manufactured goods in Kano State, Nigerian Geographical Journal Vol.19, 1976. p.13



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