Dying culture of `Thank You Visit’

‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it,” says William Arthur Ward, a renowned writer of inspirational maxim. This is the situation playing out in Nigeria’s political space, as politicians who went begging the electorate for votes, never bothered to go back to express their gratitude after electoral […]

Video: Masquerade set ablaze in Ogun comes out unhurt

An Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura pulled a fire stunt at an event attended by residents of the state at Ojude Oba Festival on Aug. 13. A viral video making rounds online captured moment the Masquerade whose name means “Burn alive and walk way” got set on fire. He however walked through the fire without getting hurt. […]

Brief History of Gbagyi ….. _ The Gbagyi people as an ethnic group originated from the Biblical account (Gen. 11:8) where all humanity in the world traces their origin. Some researchers emphatically said Gbagyi people invaded Saudi Arabia and later migrated to West Africa (Nigeria). Continue reading……

Brief History of Gbagyi_____Gbagyi live in a scattered settlement and the people can be found mostly in central Nigeria. They are dispersed throughout the area known as the middle Belt. They are found in five (5) States namely; Kaduna, Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) . The Gbagyi people as an ethnic group […]

ORIGIN OF THE NUPE DAY FESTIVAL

Written by: Dr. Ndagi Abdullahi [This article is in celebration of the annual Nupe Day Festival which takes place today June 26] The 26th of June is celebrated every year as the Nupe Day as it marks the only day, in the entire history of imperial Great Britain, on which the almighty British Army was […]

Nupe Day as tool for cultural revival, unity

By Ahmed Otteh Bida, the headquarters of Nupe people in Niger state would be at standstill today Wednesday, 26th June as the Ninibo Nupe Foundation celebrates yet another annual cultural day. Already the activities marking this year’s Nupe Cultural Day which is the 11th in the series since the event commenced in 2009, have commenced […]

The History Of The Nupe People

Nupe people The Nupe people are called different names by various tribes in Nigeria. The Yoruba refer to them as Takpa, the Hausas call them Nufawa (Plural) or Banufe (Singular).The Gbagyi (Gwari / Gbari) refer to them as Anupeyi. The Nupe people refer to themselves as Nupenchizhi(Plural) and Nupenchi (Singular). The Nupe comprises other related ethnic groups or sub-tribes namely; […]

GOV SANI-BELLO ATTENDS NUPE DAY CELEBRATION IN BIDA

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar SaNI-Bello on Saturday attended 10th Nupe Day Celebration at Etsu Nupe’s palace in Bida. Gov Sani-Bello was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Hon Mikhail Almin Bmitosahi, Head of Service, Alhaji Yabagi Sule,other members of NIger State Executive Council , Special Advisers, Director Generals and other political appointees. Also on […]

Masarautar Kano tana nan fiye da shekara 2000

Hakkin mallakar hotoGETTY IMAGESImage captionSarkin Kano Marigayi Ado Bayero Wannan makala ce da muka yi bayan da muka bukaci ku aiko tambayoyinku a kan tarihin masarautar Kano. BBC ta dauki lokaci don samo amsar tambayoyin daga wajen masana tarihi na masarautar Kano: Masarautar Kano tana cikin manyan masarautu a kasar Hausa a yammacin Afirka. Tarihi […]

Cultural display as new Eze Igbo emerged in Kafanchan

Last week, Kafanchan, a town in Kaduna State, came alive with the enthronement of a new Igbo leader. The ceremony was an opportunity to showcase the people’s culture. The ever-busy Kafanchan town in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State witnessed a carnival of sorts during the formal enthronement of Chief Richard Ogbonna as the […]