Having lived in this planet for some years, I realized every tribe is interconnected geographically and historically than we can imagine.
I studied this five state in Nigeria and realised we are related by geography even from the scratch.
Below are five Nigerian state which are geographically related.
Osun is an inland state in south-westernNigeria. Its capital is Osogbo. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east partly by Ekiti State and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west by Oyo State. The state’s current governor is Rauf Aregbesola, who was declared as the winner of 2007 election by Appeal Court in Ibadan on 26 November 2010. Ogbeni (Rauf Aregbesola) was also Reelected as Osun’s Governor on August 9, 2014. Osun is home to several of Nigeria’s most famous landmarks, including the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria’s pre-eminent institution of higher learning.The modern Osun was created in 1991 from part of the old Oyo State. The state’s name is derived from the River Osun, the venerated natural spring that is the manifestation of the Yoruba goddess of the same name.
2: Oyo State.
Ọyọ, usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo, is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east by Osun State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west partly by Ogun State and partly by the Republic ofBenin.Oyo State contain a number of natural features including the Old Oyo National Park. In this location there was earlierhabitat for the endangered African wild dog, Lycaon pictus; however, this canidis thought to have been locallyextirpated at the present.
The Climate is equatorial, notably withdry and wet seasons with relatively highhumidity. The dry season lasts from November to March while the wet season starts from April and ends in October. Average daily temperature ranges between 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 35 °C (95.0 °F), almost throughout the year.
3 Ogun State.
Ògùn is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos Stateto the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo State to the east and theRepublic of Benin to the west. Abeokutais the capital and largest city in the state. The state’s nickname is “Gateway to Nigeria”. It was created in February 1976 from the former Western State. The 2006 census recorded a total population of 3,751,140 residents.
Other cities and towns in the Ogun State are Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo, Iperu,Ilaro Ayetoro and Ota. Ogun State has several local and international businesses and factories strategically sited within the 2 km government acquisition area of the Lagos – Sagamu expressway. The businesses include Dangote’s cement factory in Ibese,Nestle,DHL, Big Treat, Philip & Associates Int’l, and Coleman Cables.
4. Edo state (Benin City)
Benin City is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo Statein southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Benin River. It is situated 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road east ofLagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria’srubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is also an important traditional industry.The exiled Prince Ekaladerhan, who was not known in Yoruba land, somehow earned the title of Oni Ile-fe Izoduwa which is now corrupt to Yoruba language as Ọọni (Ọghẹnẹ) of Ile-Ifẹ Oduduwa and refused to return to Ẹdo, but sent his son Ọranmiyan to become king. Prince Ọranmiyan took up his abode in the palace built for him at Usama by the elders (now a coronation shrine). Soon after his arrival he married a beautiful lady, Ẹrinmwide, daughter of Osa-nego, was the ninth Duke (Enogie) of Edọ, by whom he had a son. After some years residence here he called a meeting of the people and renounced his office, remarking that the country was a land of vexation, Ile-Ibinu (by which name the country was afterward known) and that only a child born, trained and educated in the arts and mysteries of the land could reign over the people. He caused his son born to him by Ẹrinmwide to be made King in his place, and returned to Yoruba land Ile-Ife. After some years in Ife, he left for Ọyọ , where he also left a son behind on leaving the place, and his son Ajaka ultimately became the first Alafin of Ọyọ of the present line, while Ọranmiyan (The exiled Prince Ekaladerhan, also known as Izoduwa) himself was reigning as Ọọni of Ifẹ. Therefore, Ọranmiyan of Ife, the father of Ẹwẹka I, the Ọba of Benin, was also the father of Ajaka, the first Alafin of Ọyọ. Ọọni of Ifẹ and Alafe of Ọyọ is a Bini spoken language all the Kings title in Southerner are Ẹdo Language. In Nigeria Ẹdo has the greatest and rich culture and most influence in West Africa and powerful King in Nigeria. Allegedly Ọba Ẹwẹka later changed the name of the city of Ile-Binu, the capital of the Benin kingdom, to “Ubinu.” This name would be reinterpreted by the Portuguese language Portuguese as “Benin” in their own language. Around 1470, Ẹwuare changed the name of the state to Ẹdo.This was about the time the people ofỌkpẹkpẹ migrated from Benin City.
5 Kogi State.
The state was created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State. The state as presently constituted, comprises the people of the KabbaProvince of Northern Nigeria. One of the first Qadi in the Kogi State was Faruk Imam.
There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun(a Yoruba Group) with other minorities like Bassa, a small fraction of Nupemainly in Lokoja and Bassa Local Government Area, the Ogugu subgroup of the Igala, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people(A Yoruba Group), Ogori, Magongo, Idoma and the Eggan community under Lokoja Local Government.
The name Nigeria, was coined in Lokoja by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river Niger .Tourist attractions in Kogi State include the colonial relics (such as Lord LugardHouse), the confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue, Ogidi (An African town with formations of Igneous Rock mountains and a traditional art & craft industry) and natural land features.
Being a 2-hour drive from Abuja some tourists come for day trips.
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