Tribes and Culture: The Urhobo Community of South-south Nigeria

The Urhobo is the major ethnic group in Delta State, Nigeria. They speak Urhobo, a language in the Niger-Congo group. The Isoko and Urhobo are related in language and culture, leading to the missionaries erroneously labeling both peoples as Sobo. This name has been strongly rejected by both tribes. The Urhobo nation is made up of twenty two sub-groups, including Okpe which is arguably the largest of all Urhobo sub-groups. The Urhobos are noted for having their own unique style of speaking the Nigerian Pidgin English.

Independence Day Specials: The Chronicles of the British Expedition in Nigeria (IV)

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.

Tribes And Culture: The Ancient City of Keffi (Nasarawa State)

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...

Tribes And Culture : The Badagry People of Lagos.

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...].

Independence Day Specials: The Chronicles of the British Expeditions in Nigeria [I]

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  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: Oba Dosunmu to ceding his kingdom to the British.\nand Portuguese Government), the British administration employed the use of force and guns on the Lagoon. This move eventually compelled the then King of Lagos: Oba Dosunmu to ceding his kingdom to the British.

Tribes and Culture: The Igbomina Yoruba Race (In Kwara and Osun states) 1

The Igbominaland touches two Yoruba states in Nigeria (Kwara and Osun). It covers three Local Government areas (LGAs) in Kwara State: Irepodun, Ifelodun and Isin LGAs. In Osun, it touches two Local Government areas: Ila and Ifedayo LGAs. Igbomina is an epic traditional conglomeration. This commanding dominance is what is raising internal agitations by the indigenes of this community for a new state to be carved out of Kwara and Osun state.

Tribes and Culture: Adim People of Cross River State)

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 of Cross River State)