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  • [News] All you should know about the deceased Etsu Kwali 'HRH DR. AMB. AUDU SHAABAN NIZAZO III

    [News] All you should know about the deceased Etsu Kwali 'HRH DR. AMB. AUDU SHAABAN NIZAZO III

    On the 1st of January 2023, a candle night was held in honour of Etsu Kwali, a deceased ruler of the kwali people. 

    The candle night was held at the round about, Kwali, Abuja and youths poured out their hearts in respect to His royal highness Dr. Amb. Audu shaaban Nizazo III. 

    Everyone dressed all black, this idea was brought up by vibrant youth of the community, active because of the Etsu kwali's legacy. 

    Watch some videos from the candle night;


    Video 2

    Read more about the Etsu kwali below;



    HRH. Alh Dr Amb Shaban Audu Nizazo III was born on 10th October, 1956 to the royal family of Alima Nizazo Kwali, FCT - Abuja.

    He was resourceful, a philanthropist, a man of transparent honesty, a distinguished academician, an indefatigable achiever, a lover of truth, a seasoned administrator and a diligent worker. He is a man that is naturally loved and admired by people, a pivot of mass mobiliser, a man who achieves greatness through assiduous, self - will and sheer determination. He is a man who has kept his own words, overcoming the odds and intimidation of life to become source of inspiration to many. A man who determine from the onset that nothing short of the best is good for him and who consistently paid the price of greatness. He is a man who has been at the forefront of the rising profile of traditional rulers in our contemporary society.


    His insatiable thirst for knowledge and desire to be an accomplished man, made him attended the following schools:

    LEA Primary School Kwali - 1963-1969

    Government College Keffi - 1970-1974

    Advance Teacher College Sokoto -1974-1977

    University of Sokoto, presently Danfodio University - 1982-1985

    Various Courses at University of Jos and Kano - 1986 -1988

    Edo State University, Ekpoma - 2004


    First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) - 1969

    West African School Certificate (WASC) - 1974

    Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) - 1977

    Bachelor of Science (BSc.) (Education) Zoology - 1985

    Certificate of Administration - 1986-1988

    M. Sc Educational Psychology - 2004


    • He did his mandatory NYSC at Government Teachers College, Lokoja formerly Kwara State (English Language, General Science and Agric Science Teacher) 1977-1978

    • FRCN Gwagwalada Broadcasting Station Part Time News Broadcaster 1980-1981

    • Government Science College Izom, Niger State (Head of Biology, Game Master, Man O War Master, Agric Science Teacher, English Teacher, Integrated Science Teacher and Biology Teacher) 19-1982

    • GSS Sabon Gawu, Niger State (Head of Science, Biology Teacher, Agric Science Teacher, Vice Principal and later Principal)1986-1987

    • Principal GSS Gawu, Niger State 1987 – 1989

    • National Population Commission (NPC), FCT Chief Training Officer 1990 – 1991

    • MFCT Abuja Education Department, Inspector of Biology, Integrated Science, Agric Science.

    • MFCT Abuja Education Department, Zonal Inspector of Education 1992 – 1994

    • Zonal Inspector of Education, Gwagwalada FCT Abuja 1994 - 1997

    He was called by his people to become the 13th Etsu of Kwali on 8th September, 1997. He was a second Class Chief and the Chairman Council of Chiefs Kwali Area Council FCT Abuja. He was happily married to 2 wives with 12 children and grand - children. It is on record that his time as the Etsu of Kwali, Kwali is replete with huge developmental stride which has benefited the people of Kwali town and the entire Kwali Area Council.


    He was saddled with many other ADHOC responsibilities, patron and Grand patron of many associations.


    He had many un published works to his credit.


    His hobbies were:

    Reading and writing

    Man O War Club

    Current Affairs and International

    Peace Movement and Social Cohesion

    Human Right Activities

    Hockey, Basketball, Tennis

    AWARDS: He received over fifty (50) different awards from various organisations during his life time. He was conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree by American University. He was also made the Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.


    He joined his ancestors to the great beyond on 29th December, 2022 after a brief illness. May his soul find rest in the bosom of the Almighty? 

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