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Nigerians In History: Clara Oshiomhole

April 19, 2022

  Referred to as the Strong Tower, Clara Oshiomole was a dependable pillar for her husband, Adams Oshiomole. They fought and won different battles on different fronts, as a labour activist and President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), for the well-being of the Nigerian worker and for the recovery of his electoral mandate as … Continue reading Nigerians In History: Clara Oshiomhole

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The Bahumono People Of Cross River

April 19, 2022

  The Bahumono (Ehumono, Kohumono) people are an ethnic group in Nigeria located primarily in the Abi local government area of Cross River State and are the largest ethnic group in the region. Read more about Ethnic groups in Nigeria The Kohumono people live along the Cross River which is located in southsouthern Nigeria. It … Continue reading The Bahumono People Of Cross River

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: Zaar People

April 19, 2022

  The Zaar or ‘Sayawa’ as they are called by their Hausa-Fulani neighbours are found in two Local Govt Areas of Bauchi State namely; Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro. The Zaar (Sayawa) speakers are the second largest ethnic group in Bauchi State. Read more about Ethnic groups in Nigeria Background/ Brief History The Sayawa are said … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: Zaar People

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Kagoro People

April 19, 2022

The Kagoro people can be found in modern-day Kaduna state. It is believed that their ancestors fled from the Plateau to escape war, moving to the Kagoro rock by way of Assop and Nimbio in the Plateau Province. At Nimbio their food supply was coco-yam, acha (Digitaria Exilis), red sorrel, and inferior yam. Read more … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Kagoro People

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Gure People

April 19, 2022

The word “Gure” is a Fulani word meaning “Zango” or “Ruga”. When translated into Hausa language, it means a human settlement. Gure people call themselves “Agbiri” which means “the men.” They are found mostly in Lere and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna State. Read more about Ethnic groups in Nigeria Gure is an ethnic … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Gure People

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Gender Based Violence: What We Must Do

April 19, 2022

  Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is any violence directed against a person because of their gender. It is also any violence that affects a particular gender disproportionately. It is a phenomenon entrenched in gender inequality and the most notable human rights violation in all societies worldwide. Read more about International Women’s Day It infringes on people’s … Continue reading Gender Based Violence: What We Must Do

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The Nigerians Serving In Joe Biden’s Administration

April 19, 2022

  There are even more black people working in the newly inaugurated administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris than at any other time in U.S history. And this time around, an unprecedented number of Nigerian-Americans are on the list of these black people in the Biden administration. Read more about Politics The 3 Americans … Continue reading The Nigerians Serving In Joe Biden’s Administration

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4 Things To Remember Before Keeping Silent About The #EndSARS Movement

April 19, 2022

  For the first time in a long time, Nigerians have come together to protest against the injustice meted out on Nigerian citizens by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). From Twitter hashtags to street demonstrations and constructive dialogues with top-ranking members of the police force, several Nigerians have shown their support for the #EndSARS movement. … Continue reading 4 Things To Remember Before Keeping Silent About The #EndSARS Movement

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Burkanawa People

April 19, 2022

  The Burkanawa People The Burkanawa are also referred to as the Barke people. They are a group which is adopting the culture and lifestyle of the dominant Hausa-Fulani. In other words, they are a blend or an emerging group of the Hausa and Fulani merging process. They are dominant people in northern Nigeria. As … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Burkanawa People

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Anca People

April 19, 2022

Background The Anca is a small group of agricultural people who live in northeastern Nigeria. They speak the Anca language. However, this is now spoken by the adults while the younger generation often speaks Hausa or English. Therefore, the Anca language is an endangered language. The Anca are small indigenous people who are found in … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Anca People

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria- Duguri Ethnic Group

April 19, 2022

Introduction The Duguri of Nigeria live in both Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa districts of Bauchi state and in Kanam district of Plateau state. As one of the main independent groups of the Jarawa people, the Duguri consider other groups inferior to themselves. Being a Duguri is the most important aspect of a Duguri’s identity, thus … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria- Duguri Ethnic Group

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Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Goemai People

April 19, 2022

  Introduction Goemai (also Ankwe) is an Afro-Asiatic (Chadic, West Chadic A) language spoken in the Great Muri Plains region of Plateau State in central Nigeria, between the Jos Plateau and Benue River. Goemai is also the name of the ethnic group of speakers of the Goemai language. The name ‘Ankwe’ has been used to … Continue reading Ethnic Groups In Nigeria: The Goemai People

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Appointed World Health Organization’s Special Envoy

April 19, 2022

Nigerian development economist and financial expert, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has yet again bagged another appointment after she was named a Special Envoy into the newly inaugurated Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator by global health ruling body, the World Health Organization (WHO). The former Nigerian finance minister is to work in her new position alongside … Continue reading Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Appointed World Health Organization’s Special Envoy

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Christmas In Igboland: The Igbo Annual Return

April 19, 2022

Annually, the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria engage in what has become a mandatory “ritual.” This is the mass exodus of the Igbo in the diaspora with their families from across different places in Nigeria and the world, back home to their respective villages, communities and town for the December holidays. Chances are that you … Continue reading Christmas In Igboland: The Igbo Annual Return

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Nigerian Athletics Coaching Legend, Tobias Igwe, Passes On

April 19, 2022

Nigerian athletics coaching legend, Tobias Igwe, popular as Toblow, is dead. Information from his family revealed that the household name in the history of Nigerian athletics passed on after suffering from high blood pressure and stroke. Read more about Sports Credited with discovering high profile successful Nigerian athletes such as two-time Olympics bronze-medalist, Mary Onyali, … Continue reading Nigerian Athletics Coaching Legend, Tobias Igwe, Passes On

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Ethnic Groups in Nigeria- The Ogoni People

April 19, 2022

Situated in the eastern area of Port Harcourt in Rivers State is Ogoni Land. Based on archaeological and linguistic evidence, they are a distinct people who have lived in the Niger Delta for more than 500 years. Background and History of the Ogoni People The true origins of the Ogoni people are not very well-known. … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Nigeria- The Ogoni People

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Men You Should Know: Dr. Wale Sulaiman

April 19, 2022

  The pride of being Nigerian is often awoken when one hears, reads, or sees the success stories of other Nigerians, especially as they take the lead in making a difference in their various fields of endeavour in the diaspora. Dr Wale Sulaiman’s recent achievement is one of such examples, as he’s been appointed Ochsner’s … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Dr. Wale Sulaiman

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The 2019 World Youth Skills Day

April 19, 2022

There is no arguing the fact that the youth are the most essential group in population classification. Their role in the political, economic and social well-being of any nation cannot be under-estimated. Presently, the 1.8 billion young people in the world today is the largest youth population in history and about 90% of youth live … Continue reading The 2019 World Youth Skills Day

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Tribes In Nigeria: The Engenni Tribe

April 19, 2022

Predominantly found in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The Engenni people (also referred to as Egeni) are considered by themselves and some to be a distinct ethnic nationality. Though often muddled up and attributed to as of the Ijaw stock, probably because of their close relations with a neighbouring Ijaw … Continue reading Tribes In Nigeria: The Engenni Tribe

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Tribes in Nigeria- The Ogba Tribe

April 19, 2022

Rivers State is considered the sixth-largest geographic area in Nigeria according to 2006 census data. The state has an indigenously diverse population with major riverine and upland divisions. In addition to these, the state has at least, fifteen autochthonous ethnic groups residing within Rivers State’s boundaries. Amongst these ethnic groups are the Ogba. Situated in … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- The Ogba Tribe

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Ethnic Groups in Nigeria – The Efik People

April 19, 2022

The name “Efik” is said to be derived from a verb meaning ‘to press’ or ‘oppress’, since they were alleged to be aggressive; a name claimed to be given to them by the people of Uruan. Found in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria, in “the South Eastern corner of the Cross River State,” the … Continue reading Ethnic Groups in Nigeria – The Efik People

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Tribes in Nigeria- the People of Kabba

April 19, 2022

Kabba is a very special location in Kogi State. This is because, geographically, it lies at the intersection of roads from Lokoja, Okene, Ogidi, Ado-Ekiti, and Egbe, near the Osse River. Kabba Tribe is a major enthic group in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is surrounded by mountains and a beautiful environment. Kabba is one of … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- the People of Kabba

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Tribes in Nigeria – The Ngas Tribe

April 19, 2022

The Angas people, also known as the Ngas and the Kerang, are an ethnic group in Nigeria, identified as a section of the Benue-Chadic language group and a member of the Afro-Asiatic family. They have a history of migration and according to oral history, they are descendants from Sudanic groups from the Nile region. According … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria – The Ngas Tribe

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Tribes in Nigeria- The Itsekiri Tribe

April 19, 2022

Predominantly found in the Warri South, Warri North and Warri South West local government districts of Delta State (and sparsely in Edo and Ondo states of Nigeria), The Itsekiri (also spelt and called with the following variations; Isekiri, iJekri, Itsekri, Ishekiri, or Itsekhiri) are an ethnic group of Nigeria’s Niger Delta area, Delta State. Traditionally, … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- The Itsekiri Tribe

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Tribes in Nigeria- The Gwong People

April 19, 2022

The Gwong (or also spelt ‘Gong’) tribe have their homeland in Jema’a local government area, of the southern part of Kaduna state in Nigeria. A tribe that has had the main stay of their economy as Agriculture; mainly crop farming and hunting activities, the Gwong people are known to be one of the most peaceable … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- The Gwong People

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Tribes in Nigeria- The Tarok People

April 19, 2022

The Tarok people call themselves oTárók, their language iTárók and their land ìTàrók. They are found principally in Langtang-North, Langtang-South, Wase, Mikang and Kanke Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Plateau State in Central Nigeria. Their main town of Langtang is located about 186 kilometres south-east of Jos, the state capital. They are also found in … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- The Tarok People

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Akasemi Ollor, the 29-Year-Old Nigerian Who Helped Make History in Ghana’s Oil Industry

April 19, 2022

Akasemi Ollor isn’t 30 yet, but she’s already far out on the dream track of the average commercial lawyer. She’s making headlines, getting tipped for bigger things and just plowing through the often rocky terrain of business regulation with what looks like unusual ease. That’s the picture we get of Ollor’s career trajectory from the … Continue reading Akasemi Ollor, the 29-Year-Old Nigerian Who Helped Make History in Ghana’s Oil Industry

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Did You Know? Half of Nigeria’s Population Live in Urban Areas

April 19, 2022

The world’s population is becoming more urban. The old, rural bastions of culture are being sapped of inhabitants, as young people move to the towns and cities in search of the material promise of the contemporary world, and older custodians of village life pass to the great beyond. Nigeria is undergoing this change as well. … Continue reading Did You Know? Half of Nigeria’s Population Live in Urban Areas

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Men You Should Know: Anthony Enahoro

April 19, 2022

Name; Anthony Enahoro, Date of Birth; July 22, 1923, Place; Uromi, Edo State. Enahoro has been regarded by academics and many Nigerians as the “Father of Nigeria State”. Born as Anthony Eromosele Enahoro to Esan parents; Anastasius Okotako Enahoro and Fidelia Victoria Inibokun (née Ogbidi Okojie). Anthony was educated at the Government School Uromi, Government … Continue reading Men You Should Know: Anthony Enahoro

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Tribes in Nigeria- The Isoko Tribe

April 19, 2022

Isoko is a region of Delta State in southern Nigeria and is inhabited by an ethnic group of the same name, the Isoko people. The region is divided into two Local Government Areas, Isoko North (headquartered at Ozoro) and Isoko South. The region of the Isoko used to be a part of the defunct “Mid-West … Continue reading Tribes in Nigeria- The Isoko Tribe

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