Things fall apart! And the center can no longer hold; troubles in the North; crisis in the South. Like the discussions from the other day, ‘Heltering and skeltering’ is the new order of the day. Who will pull out the sword of justice out of its resting scabbard?
Centuries ago, there existed the reign of a very strong and flourishing empire in the Kanem-Borno. The Kanem-Borno empire wielded a very strong force in the economy, politics and also in military. It was indeed a very formidable force in the sub-saharan African region.
General Introduction Ebira language, as a language, is spoken by about one million people majorly found in Kogi State, Nigeria. Ebira people relates to an ethnolinguistic group of Nigeria that are basically found in Kogi and parts of the neighboring North Central states like Kwara, Nasarawa, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. They are also … Continue reading Tribes and Culture: The Ebira Community
On this season of the chronicles [see previous series here], we shall learn (in three extra series) more about the events that led to our independence from the time of the amalgamation in 1914. How did the Yoruba react to the indirect rule system? How true was the fact that the Igbos were never ruled with the indirect rule system? Some said the system never failed in the North.
Sitting at the central part of Nigeria (Nasarawa State to be precise) and populated with about 85,919 inhabitants, Keffi is a beautiful town founded in the 1800 by Abdu Zanga (Abdullahi), a Fulani warrior from the north. Keffi is located just west of a junction of local roads that gives it quick access to Abuja and Nasarawa Toto. On the east, it connects the trunk highway at Akwanga, and the main railway at Lafia. It is apparently a center of connects. Read more...
Your preferred Column (Tribes and Culture) is back. This time, we take a trip to the Coastal line of Lagos. Badagry: a monarchy headed by the De Wheno Aholuship, (Akran of Badagry) and his seven white cap High Chiefs. The Kingdom is divided into eight quarters. Founded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea, its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. It was also such a big departure point for slaves trade in Nigeria [follow the link to read more...].
In 1862, shortly after the abolition of slave trade off the Atlantic coast of Lagos and after gaining full dominance, in the order that they wade off potential hijackers (French and Portuguese Government), the British administration employed the use of force and guns on the Lagoon. This move eventually compelled the then King of Lagos: … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIALS: THE CHRONICLES OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONS IN NIGERIA [I].
BRIEF HISTORY OF IGBOMINA The Igbomina or Igbonna is a distinct dialectal unit of the Yoruba race. The term ‘Igbomina’ or ‘Igbonna’ refers to the people and the land they occupy. They occupy the Northern part of the Yoruba geographic map. Geographical location. The Igbomina land is bounded on the North-West by Ilorin; on the … Continue reading TRIBES AND CULTURE: THE IGBOMINA YORUBA RACE (In Kwara and Osun state) 1.
Adim is a cultural community that refers to a set of people that occupy a certain quarter in Biase Local Government area in Cross river state, Nigeria. The Adim people speak Adim and Efik language. According to reports, Adim is spoken by about 16,000 speakers. The Adim community is administered by clan heads and are … Continue reading TRIBES AND CULTURE: ADIM PEOPLE (CROSS RIVER STATE)
This week on Tribes and Culture, our voyage takes us more South as we cross so many rivers to reach the famous Obudu LGA in Crossriver state. Ubang is a little known rural community within the wider local government area of Obudu, in the northern region of the southeastern state of Crossriver. Muzzammilwrites brings to … Continue reading TRIBES AND CULTURE: UBANG COMMUNITY~ where Men and Women speak distinct languages.