Bauchi is the capital city of Bauchi state, Nigeria. The city was founded by Yaqub ibn Dadi, the only non-Fulani flag-bearer of the Sokoto Empire. The name was derived from a hunter called Baushe, who advised Yaqub to build his city west of the Warinje mountain. In return Yaqub promised to name his city after the hunter. The Bauchi State Library Board was established in 1976.
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