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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by 0jgti7gko08yhfe: 7:17pm On Jun 08
Ahmeduana:

That picture is that of ADEOLU ADEKOLA, look at the face very well.

I am not disputing that. Read my post again
He's a Yoruba man acting the role of an Igala prince in an Igala movie titled "Inipki". Sam Dede acted as the Attah of Igala in the same movie. That's my point.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by heniford2: 7:45pm On Jun 08
OnionBandit:
Nonsense list

How Igbo take brave pass Fulani?
if you be Fulani try go east talk nonsense the will read your story in newspapers grin

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by lexuswagon: 7:50pm On Jun 08
This list is so on point, except that igala should be replaced with my tribe (isoko).
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by LordVoldermort(m): 7:53pm On Jun 08
Fulani or Hausa should be Number 1
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by McStoic(m): 8:01pm On Jun 08
Lelelalalele:
1. Igbo: Igbo, also called Ibo, people living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria who speak Igbo, a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern. Before European colonization, the Igbo were not united as a single people but lived in autonomous local communities. By the mid-20th century, however, a sense of ethnic identity was strongly developed, and the Igbo-dominated Eastern region of Nigeria tried to unilaterally secede from Nigeria in 1967 as the independent nation of Biafra. By the turn of the 21st century, the Igbo numbered some 20 million.



2. Igala: Igala, also spelled Igara, a largely Muslim people of Nigeria, living on the left bank of the Niger River below its junction with the Benue River. Their language belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family. Their ruler, the ata, traditionally also governed two other groups, the Bassa Nge and the Bass Nkome, who live between the Igala and the Benue River.

Traditional Igala society was politically organized as a kingdom. Kings were divine and were surrounded by numerous taboos; they held elaborate courts attended by a host of officials and servants, many of them slaves and eunuchs. All divine kingdoms in Africa had customs that acted as checks on the power of the king. This included a custom in which the queen mother could chastise the king; she was the only individual who was able to do so under the taboo system.

The Igala have been primarily an agricultural people, growing a wide range of crops typical of the area, including yams, taro, pumpkins, squash, corn (maize), manioc, and peanuts (groundnuts). Palm oil and kernels have become significant as cash crops.



3. Fulani: Fulani, also called Peul or Fulbe, a primarily Muslim people scattered throughout many parts of West Africa, from Lake Chad, in the east, to the Atlantic coast. They are concentrated principally in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Niger. The Fulani language, known as Fula, is classified within the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family.



4. Kanuri: Kanuri, African people, the dominant element of the population of Bornu state in northeastern Nigeria and also found in large numbers in southeastern Niger. The Kanuri language is classified as belonging to the Saharan branch of the Nilo-Saharan family.



5. Bini: Edo, also called Bini, people of southern Nigeria who speak a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Edo numbered about 3.8 million at the turn of the 21st century. Their territory is west of the Niger River and extends from hilly country in the north to swamps in the Niger Delta. Edo is also the vernacular name for Benin City, the centre of the Benin kingdom, which flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.



Source: Britannica..

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:04pm On Jun 08
ivandragon:
I think the Yorubas should be mentioned.

They fought quite a number of wars from which they emerged victorious...
In stories or should I say folktales.
What is happening in Nigeria currently will tell you those that are brave

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Baepolice: 8:04pm On Jun 08
grin
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by bahdpersona(m): 8:04pm On Jun 08
OP just stated his opinion without backing it up.... could you please tell us what makes the listed tribes powerful or why did you said they're powerful and brave.... you need to back up your claims

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Agbegbaorogboye: 8:05pm On Jun 08
iampeterben:
Ah! So no yoruba?
Na fight go shele for this thread now, if it mistakenly gets to frontpage.

Fake news

Nothing like this exists on Britannica. Mynd44 pls take down this fake news thread

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Agbegbaorogboye: 8:10pm On Jun 08
Asgard73:


Seun
Lala..
rule 2

What are you calling mods for?
What he wrote is an historical statement of fact?

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:12pm On Jun 08
bahdpersona:
OP just stated his opinion without backing it up.... could you please tell us what makes the listed tribes powerful or why did you said they're powerful and brave.... you need to back up your claims
Look around you, you'll see why.
I can't vouch for Igalas though.
Igbo have both pre colonial and post colonial history. Have never been conquered, no visible trace of being subdued by fellow Africans. Dragged with the British colonialists for 28 solid years in the Battle field before colonialisation (longest for any African), the revolts for slaves of Igbo origin (Igbo landing and the Maroons). Post Colonial, they dragged the Western Super powers (Britain and USSR) for 3 straight years in the battle field.
Presently, they have IPOB, ESN and UGM to vouch for them.
Kanuri has their history. Pre colonial, they defeated the Fulani forces clean. Post colonial, they have Boko Haram to vouch for them.
Fulani pre colonial Caliphate vouch for them, subdued more than half of the Northern tribes which include the entire Hausa, Jukun, Nupe, Gwari, Etsako in present Edo, Ilorin of Yoruba etc. Post colonial, they have ISWAP, Bandits and Herdsmen to vouch for them
Bini have only stories. Even Ijaw is kicking their ass at the moment. But nevertheless, the British met a stable Benin Kingdom with minor external influence, that showed proof of power. The way they received the colonialists showed bravery although it didn't last long

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:19pm On Jun 08
LordVoldermort:
Fulani or Hausa should be Number 1
Fulani attack people in their sleep. Hausa has been subdued by Fulani for the past 200 years.
Hope you now know why they didn't make number 1.
Hausa can't even make first 50

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by TheFacelessMan: 8:24pm On Jun 08
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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by LordVoldermort(m): 8:25pm On Jun 08
BKayy:

Fulani attack people in their sleep. Hausa has been subdued by Fulani for the past 200 years.
Hope you now know why they didn't make number 1.
Hausa can't even make first 50

Fulani attack people in their sleep? Is it their fault or their lazy enemies's for falling asleep?

The vast majority of soldiers in Nigeria since the days of the British have always been majorly Hausa it seems they are the ones doing the subduing
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:26pm On Jun 08
TheFacelessMan:


Yes ooo..

The 3 most famous leaders of Igboland,

Zik, Ojukwu and Kanu all ran away in their wives' gowns after chestbeating.

That's the required standard for bravery for Ndigbo
Bravery is when you stand up against huge odds.
Ndigbo did it in 1967 against Britain and USSR and they are doing it today.
That you are hearing about Biafra today despite losing more than 3 million in 1970 is the highest form of bravery in the market

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Baepolice: 8:26pm On Jun 08
Agbegbaorogboye:


Fake news

Nothing like this exists on Britannica. Mynd44 pls take down this fake news thread

The OP cited the source he got the tribe description from which is Britannica. So not fake news.

The ranking is his opinion though.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by kanef05: 8:28pm On Jun 08
Amazing!
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:29pm On Jun 08
LordVoldermort:


Fulani attack people in their sleep? Is it their fault or their lazy enemies's for falling asleep?

The vast majority of soldiers in Nigeria since the days of the British have always been majorly Hausa it seems they are the ones doing the subduing
Hausa exist only in Language and this thread is not about linguistic.
Hausa lives under a Muslim Emirate setting, is Hausa one of the emirs?
This is an injustice to self preservation and if they are brave, they would have challenged it. Until they do that, they are not brave at all. Bravery is far from them

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by olawalepopoola: 8:29pm On Jun 08
If Fulani were brave, why was it so difficult for them to overrun the old Oyo Empire. If they were truly brave, why couldn't they overcome biafra. If not for the Yorubas with the intellectual and physical bravery, biafra would have completely override Nigeria.
Of a true, the Yorubas might have fought internal civil wars, these made them stronger and more united.
The only tribe that gives Fulani sleepless nights is the Yoruba.
Never underestimate the Yorubas in every sphere

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Agbegbaorogboye: 8:36pm On Jun 08
Baepolice:


The OP cited the source he got the tribe description from which is Britannica. So not fake news.

The ranking is his opinion though.


That's not he implied by writing Britannica as the source. Except you mean the OP is off-topic which means the thread should be closed down

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by OsuAmaka: 8:37pm On Jun 08
BKayy:

Look around you, you'll see why.
I can't vouch for Igalas though.
Igbo have both pre colonial and post colonial history. Have never been conquered, no visible trace of being subdued by fellow African
If Igalas catch dis guy, dem go flog you silly. Even the coastal chiefs and the Calabar neighbors saw ibos as inferior beings from the interior and sold you off as slaves.

-Osu amaka

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Jamesbally: 8:39pm On Jun 08
OnionBandit:
Nonsense list

How Igbo take brave pass fulani?

grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by LordVoldermort(m): 8:40pm On Jun 08
olawalepopoola:
If Fulani were brave, why was it so difficult for them to overrun the old Oyo Empire. If they were truly brave, why couldn't they overcome biafra. If not for the Yorubas with the intellectual and physical bravery, biafra would have completely override Nigeria.
Of a true, the Yorubas might have fought internal civil wars, these made them stronger and more united.
The only tribe that gives Fulani sleepless nights is the Yoruba.
Never underestimate the Yorubas in every sphere
Ilorin was the then capital of the Oyo Empire, technically if your enemies capture your capital where all your treasures are, Your Defeated

Yorubas didn't play any damned role in the victory of Nigeria during the biafra war, just stayed neutral like a typical Coward

Fulanis are a minority tribe in Nigeria for them to be so infamous is already a sign of greatness

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Baepolice: 8:41pm On Jun 08
Agbegbaorogboye:



That's not he implied by writing Britannica as the source. Except you mean the OP is off-topic which means the thread should be closed down

That's what I understand. His source is on track. No fake news.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:42pm On Jun 08
OsuAmaka:

If Igalas catch dis guy, dem go flog you silly. Even the coastal chiefs and the Calabar neighbors saw ibos as inferior beings from the interior and sold you off as slaves.

-Osu amaka
Story story....... Story. Once upon a time
No trace of it in Igboland

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ivandragon: 8:43pm On Jun 08
BKayy:

In stories or should I say folktales.
What is happening in Nigeria currently will tell you those that are brave

Is the post on powerful tribes today or powerful tribes based on history?

The oyo empire was one of the largest in history. Even today, they remain one of the most homogeneous societies with minor differences

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:45pm On Jun 08
ivandragon:


Is the post on powerful tribes today or powerful tribes based on history?

The oyo empire was one of the largest in history. Even today, they remain one of the most homogeneous societies with minor differences
Story story... Story
If you guys are brave, confront the Fulani that blocked your borders and are in charge of your ports like Ndigbo are doing

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Agbegbaorogboye: 8:45pm On Jun 08
Baepolice:


That's what I understand.
Upgrade

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by OsuAmaka: 8:45pm On Jun 08
BKayy:

Bravery is when you stand up against huge odds.
Ndigbo France helped in 1967 against Britain and USSR and they are doing it today.
That you are hearing about Biafra today despite losing more than 3 million in 1970 is the highest form of bravery in the market
That we are hearing biafra today was the fact that Ojukwu surrendered & ran away in blouse & mini skirt, if not.. grin

-Osu amaka

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BKayy: 8:47pm On Jun 08
OsuAmaka:

That we are hearing biafra today was the fact that Ojukwu surrendered & ran away in blouse & mini skirt, if not.. grin

-Osu amaka
I can see you are here to joke. Hahahaha

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by OsuAmaka: 8:50pm On Jun 08
LordVoldermort:
Ilorin was the then capital of the Oyo Empire,technically if your enemies capture your capital where all your treasures are, Your Defeated

Yorubas didn't play any damned role in the victory of Nigeria during the biafra war, just stayed neutral like a typical Coward

Fulanis are a minority tribe in Nigeria for them to be so infamous is already a sign of greatness
Guy, who is your history teacher?. Your knowledge is extremely low.

-Osu amaka

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by OsuAmaka: 8:52pm On Jun 08
BKayy:

Story story....... Story. Once upon a time
No trace of it in Igboland

-Osu amaka

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