Out of these 250 ethnic groups, the three major ones comprise of Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo cultures whilst the minor ones include Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Tiv, Edo and Nupe
(CIA World Factbook, 2011).
First is the Aale who was described as a Nupe
hunter, now Baale Okeelerin, another is the Ohunsile described as an Awori prince now Baale of Ijeru, also is the Orisatolu now Baale isapa, Akandie later Baale Akandie in Isale-Afon who later became extinct.
Islam penetrated the traditional societies of the Yoruba speaking peoples of south-west Nigeria given their established commercial relationship with the peoples of the North, particularly the Nupe
Just before the frictions triggered by the introduction of Christianity fizzled out, Islam emerged as yet a new religion in the Igbo horizon when the village of Amufie in Enugu Ezike in the old Nsukka Division in northern Igboland adopted a Muslim of Nupe
origin known as Ibrahim Aduku.
Ethnic groups such as the Fulani, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo make up 68% of the population while groups including the Kanuri, Ijaw, Edo, Ibibio, Ebira, Tiv and Nupe
make up about 27% of the population.
That was when a job posting for a research position with NUPE
, at its national headquarters in Ottawa, caught his eye.
It is known as Drumstick in English, Zogallagandi in Hausa, Zogali in Nupe
, Okwe oyibo in Igbo, Ewe igbale in Yoruba (Mann, 2003; Keay et al.
Other major ethnic groups of the north are the Nupe
, Tiv, and Kanuri.
Alan Fisher, leader of the union NUPE
, once described a socialist getting into bed with a Liberal as "like having oral sex with a shark".
So the man who had been a trade-union official since the age of 20, first with Nupe
then with Unison, teamed up with other union workers, and sometimes even with employers' representatives, to take a share in horses run by Vintage Racing with Michael Bell and Mikey Heaton-Ellis.
She also receives a great honour from the Nupe
people, the area's main tribe.
Mr Stuart Egan, shop steward for NUPE
, whose 200 members were involved in the strike said the trip was "rubbing salt in already sore wounds".