Biu-geography.

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Brief Details:
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Country: Nigeria
State: Borno State
Population as of 2006: 176,072
Time zone: CET( UTC+1)
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Ten things you must know while in Biu.
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1. The people of the region are mostly the Babur, Bura, Fulani, Tera, Marghi, Mina people. To surprise you, they are Christians too in Biu.
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2. There are two schools there of recognition, NAITES (prospective Nigerian Army University) and the College of Education, WAKA. Naites, is even well respected than the latter.
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3. So far, there are four banks in Biu; one branch of SkyeBank, a branch of Access Bank, a branch of UBA, and a branch of Keystone Bank. The worst of all is, month end(when salary is paid), there id always a long never-ending queue in these banks. The worst of all is the branch of SkyeBank, people even don’t regard it useful because its ATM usually is out of service. While other banks, the people will withdraw to the extent that the money finishes. Secondly, these banks close at 2pm.
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4. English speakers are rare. Mostly and widely spoken language is Bura.
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5. Food sorts you must learn to eat are Tuwo masara, Tuwo shinkafa, etc and other of their delicacies. You will hardly see fufu or garri. Even if you see garri, it is a mixture of powdered chaff and cassava. You cannot see gala there. Even the Shinkafa (rice), some prepare is by boiling rice, then the stew is red oil, pepper and a mixture of yaji and pepper (uncooked).
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6. There is a place in Biu called the Suya University. This place, you will see people who have talent with anything Suya.
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7. Their females usually go with Hijab to cover their body, even in schools.
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8. Almajiri. These children of almajiri are said to be of a nomadic school. I do pity them. You will see most of them in anywhere food is prepared or sth eatable sold. If you eat and remain, they feed from its remains.
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9. Security is tighten. Due to the recent happenings of Boko Haram and bomb blasts, the Nigerian Army deployed mantra soldiers here. The NPF too, backed up by the soldiers are doing a good job
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10. The Emir of Biu. The emirates system is also found in Biu and I was opportune to visit it and had one of its relative as course mate.

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