Geographically, the Ika speaking people are found in the north west of Delta State, mainly occupying the Ika South and Ika North Local government areas of Delta. Reacting to the judgment, the two governors hailed the judiciary for affirming the mandate freely given to them by the people of their respective states. Enuani is an Igbo dialect spoken in Nigeria by the Igbo people of Delta State, Onitsha, Obosi and Ogbaru in Anambra State and Ndoni in Rivers State. Enuani is an Igbo dialect spoken in Nigeria by the Igbo people of Delta State, Onitsha, Obosi and Ogbaru in Anambra State and Ndoni in Rivers State. In this post you’ll discover the names of all those Local Government Areas. Anioma are the Igboid,communities in Delta State. Igboland and the delta city-states. Almost 55% of the population can speak or hear Igbo Language. Okowa was born in 8, July 1959, at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. An Anioma man like Pat Utomi is also fighting for the Igbo cause. It is one of the richest states in Nigeria and its capital is Asaba. NOW 50% OFF! There over three dozens of towns and villages in Ndokwa land thus, making it the second largest ethnic Nationality in Delta state. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. They are popularly known as Delta Igbos or Western Igbos. Of these, the Igbo were probably the most remarkable because of the size of their territory and the density of population. Nkwerre is a local government area in Imo State, Nigeria. Alternatively, if local government creation is not feasible or possible, Igbanke, should therefore, be severed from Edo state and merged with Ika south local government area in Delta stat 7 Likes Re: Some Part Of Edo State Is Igbo Land A Case Of The Igbanke People by Ugomba ( m ): 8:34pm On Aug 20 , 2015 Religious BeliefDelta State is principally a Christian State; almost 80% of the people are Christians and near about 8% are orthodox, and close to 2% are Muslims, whilst 5% are others. Igbo Speaking States in Nigeria Igbo Speaking States in Nigeria is located in South East part of Nigeria. Each emirate enjoyed autonomy but pledged loyalty to the amīr al-muʾminīn and made contributions for the upkeep of Sokoto. There are local dialects such as Igbo, Ijaw, Ika, Isoko, Itsekiri,Ukwuani, Urhobo, etc. If we consider Wikipedia data for 2016, Hausa is the native language for about 70 million people, at the same time for 50 million of Nigerians, it is the second language. The Obi of Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Federal Republic of Nigeria. But Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha will have to wait till today for his fate as the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Owerri, the state capital, delivers judgment in the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and former governor, Ikedi Ohakim. State House Government House, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, By  Christopher Isiguzo  , Amby Uneze in Owerri  and Hammed Shittu. Also, Nigeria major petroleum refineries is located in Warri, Delta. Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has again defeated his arch rival, Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), as the governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital, upheld his April 26 election as governor. The deleterious effect of the slave trade on the society and the economy was felt everywhere, but, in terms of loss of population, those who suffered most appear to have been the noncentralized peoples of the middle belt. We came this far because we were called and we responded positively to the call and the people of Ebonyi State endorsed our coming in”. Similarly, the Igbo, like the Benin and Yoruba kingdoms, supplied slaves to the coast, although Benin had largely ended its involvement in the Atlantic slave trade by the 18th century. Disputes within or between emirates were referred to Sokoto for settlement by officials who traveled as often as possible to oversee developments. The five most popular ones are Kwale, Aboh and Obiaruku, Abbi and Ogume. Religious Belief Delta State is principally a Christian State; almost 80% of the people are Christians and near about 8% are orthodox, and close to 2% are Muslims, whilst 5% are others. As a result of the considerable interaction along trade routes and rivers draining the northern plains to the Niger-Benue valley, through the delta, and across the coastal lagoons, the call to jihad was answered not only in the Hausa states, such as Kano, Katsina, and Zaria, but also in Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, and Adamawa and eventually in Nupe, Ilorin, and other places where there were pockets of Fulani scholars. Other Ika communities found in Edo State are Owanikeke, Owa-Riuzo Idu and Igbogili. While much is known about the Igbo-speaking communities outside the SE, such as in Benue state (the Umuezekaoha people numbering over 300 villages), in Delta State (the Aniomas), Rivers state (Obigbos, Eches etc. “The return of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in April 26 gubernatorial election is lawful and done in accordance with law and the Electoral Act 2010,” the tribunal said. Sokoto, K… There are 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Delta State. They are found majorly in the Northern part of Delta State and in Ndokwa land lies between latitudes 50 481 N and 50 601 N and longitudes 60 081 E and 6… Delta State is known as the big heart of the nation. The chairman said the petitioner was unable to provide necessary documents and witnesses to prove the alleged massive thumb-printing of ballot papers in favour of Chime. These are: Igbo, Urhobo, Edo and Ijaw. Fulani ascendancy at Ilorin cut off the supply of horses to Oyo and made the defense of the capital untenable. Kingdoms and empires of precolonial Nigeria, Controversies surrounding the 2007 presidential election, Nigeria under Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan, The 2015 elections and electorate concerns, Recession, fight against corruption, and insecurity. Specifically, Ika people occupy Ika North East and Ika South Local Government Areas of Delta State and a land area of about 117.45 square kilometres. Umahi urged Igbo living in the state to respect the government and people of Rivers State adding that Ndi-Igbos cannot support any form of criminality. The rulers of Borno invited Shehu (Sheikh) Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Kānemī, a distinguished scholar and statesman who disagreed with the Fulani view that jihad was an acceptable tool against backsliding Muslims, to lead their defense of Borno against the Fulani jihad. Thus was created a caliphate, with its seat at the newly established town of Sokoto. In this way, all the Hausa states, parts of Borno, Nupe, Ilorin, and Fulani outposts in Bauchi and Adamawa were drawn into a single politico-religious system. In the process Islam was revived in Borno, and the old Seyfawa dynasty was eventually replaced by that of Shehu Muḥammad al-Kānemī. Delivering the judgment in Abakaliki, the tribunal Chairman, Nuhu Galadanchi, said the petitioners failed to discharge the burden of proof placed on them by law. Usman himself retired in 1811 to concentrate on the intellectual direction of the movement, which followed the teachings of the Qadiri brotherhood and strict adherence to the Maliki code of laws. The same was true of the Ijo of the Niger delta and peoples of the Cross River area, where secret societies also played a prominent role in administration. They made an attempt to rename a local government in my State. Anioma consist of Enuani, Ukwuani, Ndokwa, Ika and Oshimili/Aniocha of Delta State. Towns that make up the local government are seven in number with Abagana as headquarters. This has been challenged by Paul O. Opone, a lecturer at Delta State University, Abraka who argues that the evidence shows that they are of Igbo origin. Deep-seated conflicts arose between the alafin, or ruler, and his chiefs, including both provincial rulers and lineage chiefs and councillors at the capital. On the issue of electoral violence, the tribunal said the burden of proof lies with the petitioner and therefore held that the issue of electoral violence during the election was not proved beyond reasonable doubt by the petitioner as there was no documentary evidence to that effect. That alone is a signal. Buchi (Nigerian comedian) Enebeli Elebuwa (Nollywood actor/producer; Uti Nwachukwu (Model/actor, Winner Big Brother Africa III, 2008) The Igbo Project Foundation, an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation is dedicated to the advancement of Igbo causes all over the world. Delta State (recognized on August 27, 1991) is an oil and agricultural producing state in Nigeria.It is situated in the region known as the South-South geo-political zone with a population of 4,112,445 (males: 2,069,309; females: 2,043,136). Delta. Also, the local language of Akwa Ibom state is used for broadcasting on radio and television programs. According to the tribunal, after removing the invalid votes from those areas, Uduaghan scored 422,509 votes as against the petitioner, Ogboru who polled 410,552 votes. Many Nigerian peoples did not develop centralized monarchical states. EDO STATE 10) Igbanke/Igboakiri In fact most people do not even know that Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa and his wife are Igbo from Igbanke in Uhuonde Local Government area of EDO state that was formerly in Orhionwon LGA . The etsu (ruler) of Nupe had accepted Islam, and a few teachers and itinerant preachers were also known in parts of the Oyo empire. The Igbo characteristic decentralized society seems to have been a deliberate departure from the earlier traditions of Nri; monarchical institutions in such outlying cities as Asaba, Onitsha, and Aboh probably arose through the influence of the kingdoms of Igala and Benin. Various coastal communities organized themselves as entrepôts of the slave trade, so that they would not also become its victims. Justice E.N Epijiome had on Wednesday received final addresses from the counsel to the parties in the Imo petition, after which the tribunal informed the parties to go and wait for further information regarding to the date of ruling. The matter should have gone to the Federal High Court. Edo Last, but not least – the Edo language and its 1 million native speakers. After the victory verdict for Uduaghan, his supporters went wild with was jubilation. Although the Fulani intrusion into Ilorin largely contributed to the collapse of the Oyo empire, it was not the only cause. They live mostly in Edo State. Though there are a few Anioma people who differ on their Igbo identity, Anioma is proudly Igbo. In 1804 he called on his followers and all lovers of true Islam to rise up and overthrow the unjust rulers. The tribunal headed by Hon. Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Monday called on the Federal Government, the private sector, as well as Nigerians with kind hearts to urgently come to the rescue of the state as flood continues to submerge more communities in the state. Today, Anioma people, because of their unity are grouped into one senatorial district (Delta North). Consequently, we hereby refuse all the reliefs sought in this petition, and the petition is hereby accordingly dismissed,” he said. The high degree of communication that existed at this time among the different peoples in the area that would become Nigeria was evidenced when the call to jihad (“struggle” or “battle”)—made in Gudu, in the northwest—had repercussions throughout the entire area comprising the present-day country. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Igbo lineages were organized in self-contained villages or federations of village communities, with societies of elders and age grade associations sharing various governmental functions. There are local dialects such as Igbo, Ijaw, Ika, Isoko, Itsekiri,Ukwuani, Urhobo, etc. ENUGU — OBIGBO, a major Igbo settlement in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State was in the news for negative reasons during the recent #EndSARS protests that … The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ngozi Emehehu, in its over 8hours judgment, said the “petitioners have failed to show why they are entitled to their claim and the petition is hereby dismissed according.”Source: This Day, 12th November 2011. Ndokwa Land consists of three robust Local Government Areas: (Ndokwa West, Ndokwa East, and Ukwuani). They see themselves as one and Anioma is a formidable force in Delta state. The tribunal dismissed the petition of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate, Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN) in that election, The chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ngozi Emehehu, in its over 8hours judgment, said the “petitioners have failed to show why they are entitled to their claim and the petition is hereby dismissed according.”. Ukwuani (Anioma) is an Igboid Language. He is from Ika(Agbor) ethnic Nationality in Delta State, Nigeria. A BRIEF HISTORY OF NDONI The Ndoni-speaking people of the Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni LGA (ONELGA), Rivers State, Nigeria occupies the area within the geographical coordinates: 5 33' 0" North, 6° 35' 0" East. The tribunal unanimously dismissed the matter for lack of merit and awarded cost of N20, 000 each to Chime and his deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi. Ndokwa people. Many Nigerian peoples did not develop centralized monarchical states. Njikola is located in south-central Nigeria. After 20 years of writing, teaching, and preaching in Gobir and surrounding states, Shehu (meaning “chief” or “senior”) Usman (as he was now called) withdrew his followers to Gudu, where they formally proclaimed him amīr al-muʾminīn (“commander of the faithful”), pledged their loyalty, and prepared for war. Ukwuani people are located in Delta North senatorial district of Delta State which is usually referred to as Anioma. But the Chairman of DPP in the state, Chief Tony Ezeagwu, told newsmen shortly after the judgment that his party would appeal the verdict. In Enugu, the election tribunal presided over by Justice Sunday Otu upheld the election of Chime on the ground that the petition filed by the defeated candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the said election, Barrister Okey Ezea, against his election lacked merit. The tribunal headed by Justice Joy Nwanna, in a four-hour judgment, delivered amid tight security held that, based on available evidence before it and after subtracting invalid votes in six of the 20 local government areas of the state, Governor Uduaghan of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “still has the highest number of total votes cast and equally maintained two-third of the votes”. Delta is one of the twin states formerly known as Bendel State, the other being Edo State. The former ambassador was reacting to insinuation from Sunny Ofili, publisher of thetimesofnigeria.com, a United States-based Internet news website that those from Delta State were not Igbo. In spite of the external threat from the Fulani and others, the conflicts could not be resolved. Belgore had approached the tribunal challenging the declaration of Ahmed as governor by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s, alleging that there were irregularities in the election as well as thuggery and substantial non compliance with Electoral Act 2010 as amended. It lies in the agricultural belt of the state. They are found majorly in the Northern part of Delta State and in some parts of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Capital Asaba The collapse of the Oyo empire unleashed a major redistribution of the Yoruba people and precipitated a series of Yoruba wars that lasted until 1886. The trade also caused severe economic and political dislocations, intercommunal rivalries, and the forced migrations of millions of people out of Nigeria. ), Akwa Ibom etc., very little is known about the Igbo-speaking communities in Kogi state especially in Ibaji and Igalamela/Odolu LGAs such as the Eke Avurugo community (which … “We did not come this far by violence; we did not come this far through ambitious practices or by forcing people to put us in power. The local government areas where the results of the election were declared invalid are as follows, Warri North, Warri South, Warri South-West, Ethiope West, Bomadi and Burutu. Apart from the Olumbanasaa, we have the Igala-Speaking people of the state can also be found in Innoma, Owelle, Ukwala and Nzam all in Anambra West Local Government Area of the state. The tribunal dismissed the petition of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) governorship candidate, Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN) in that electionThe tribunal also rejected the report of the forensic experts called by the petitioners as their argument cannot stand. The case was, however, dismissed without any award of cost by the tribunal. A group of Muslim intellectuals, most of them Fulani led by Usman dan Fodio, were unhappy that in all these places the rulers allowed the practice of Islam to be mixed with aspects of traditional religion and that nowhere was Islamic law (the Sharīʿah) observed in full. Ukwuani is a language spoken in parts of Delta and Rivers States in Nigeria. Monarchical structures began to emerge by the 18th century in response to the needs of the overseas trade. […] Delta State is located in the southern part of Nigeria, and its capital is located in the city of Asaba, which is also one of the biggest commercial centers in the state. By the 17th and 18th centuries, at the height of the slave trade, the delta city-states had become the principal outlets of that activity. All Igbos spread around the 6 Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria Federation come from the region. At the beginning of the 19th century, Islam was well established at all the major centres of the Hausa states and Borno. Igbo language in Nigeria is among the three most popular Nigerian languages out of the over 120 languages in the country. According to the electronic edition of Ethnologue - 1991 SIL, for 18.5 million of Nigerians Hausa is the first language and 15 million speak this language as the second. “According to the evidence laid before us in this petition and in the findings we have made, the petitioners have failed to discharge the burden of prove placed on them by law to establish that the election in the 13 local government areas were invalid or void by reasons of corrupt practices or no compliance as provided by the electoral act. Anioma means Good Land in Igbo Language. His brother Abdullahi and his son Muhammad Bello carried on the jihad and laid the basis of administration. RIVERS STATE 1) Egbema 2) Ecthe 3) Omuma 4) Ndoni 5) Ikwerre 6) Ekpeye 7) Obigbo Opobo 9) Ogba. It is also often associated with the Islamic culture. Ika South and Ika North East local government areas, occupy a land area of 117.45 square kilometres (Delta State Government website, 1999) with a total population of about 240,000 people. LanguagesAlthough English is the Nigeria Official Language, almost 90% speak and hear English or broken English. Ucha in his petition had prayed the tribunal to declare him as the winner of the election, claiming to have secured the highest number of votes cast in the polls. According to him, the petitioners further failed to establish that elections in the 13 local government areas should be voided for reason of corrupt practices. Meanwhile, the Gover-norship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital last night upheld the election of Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed and his deputy, Mr. Peter Kisra of the PDP in the last April 26 poll. Even some parts of Igbariam are Igala. When Usman died in 1817, Muhammad Bello succeeded him as amīr al-muʾminīn, while Abdullahi, as emir of Gwandu, was given charge of the western emirates, notably Nupe and Ilorin. It is a branch of the Volta-Niger language family and have slight dialectal differences in the Language based on their closeness to the four ethnic groups at their borders. Large groups of people from Oyo had to migrate southward, where they established a new capital (at present-day Oyo) and other centres such as Ibadan and Ijaye. Delta state is made up of 25 local government areas. List of Local Government Areas in Delta State, Name of Chairman and Location By S. Olawale March 4, 2016 Uncategorized 1 Comment If they ask you how many local government in Delta State, Below is the list of local government areas in delta state, … Ihiala town has is the local administrative capital of Ihiala Local Government Area. TIPF is unashamedly Ndigbo oriented. Almost 55% of the population can speak or hear Igbo Language. And […] He attended Edo College, Benin City (1970–1976), then went on to the University of Ibadan where he studied Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 1981 with an MBBS degree. It is the most common language in Nigeria. The Local Government Area has a population of about 87,796. Initially, Portuguese contacts focused on Benin and Warri. He appealed to the masses of slaves and to the pastoral Fulani as oppressed people to join the revolt. Inoma, Owelle and Ukwala are collectively referred to as Inoma Akator. 3. Ukwuani (Anioma) is an Igboid Language. Britannica Kids Holiday Bundle! Also, judicial victory came the way of Governors Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and their Kwara State counterpart, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed, as the election petition tribunal sitting in the three states yesterday upheld their elections. “The petitioners have failed to give cogent evidence to sustain all the grounds upon which they question the election. Ika is a dialect of the Igbo language spoken in Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas of Delta State and the Igbanke area of Edo State in Nigeria. Top                                     Go to Delta State Past News. Njikoka. This pressure, in turn, pushed the Egba farther south, where they founded the town of Abeokuta about 1830. Its headquarters are in the town of Nkwerre. Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Saturday, November 14,2020 bemoaned the discrimination by the Federal Government, whereby it allows Zamfara to manage its mineral deposits while restricting oil producing states in the southern part of the country from controlling theirs. There are other Ika speaking people that are political outside the Ika North east and Ika South local government areas. According to the tribunal, after removing the invalid votes from those areas, Uduaghan scored 422,509 votes as against the petitioner, Ogboru who polled 410,552 votes.The tribunal held that available evidence showed that elections were not conducted in the affected areas “as ballot papers, ballot boxes and other materials were not made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC”. Of these, the Igbo were probably the most remarkable because of the size of their territory and the density of population. Nnewi North On the issue of nomination of Chime as the PDP candidate during the primaries, the tribunal said it had no jurisdiction to entertain issues of primaries of political parties. Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Governor of Delta State. 10. Imo State is a predominantly Igbo speaking state, with Igbo people constituting a majority of 98%, with an estimated population of 4.8 million and the population density varies from 230 – 1400 people per square kilometer. The tribunal, however, invalidated results from six local government areas. Affected also, were parts of the present Oshimmili local government in Delta state. But Senator Ucha has declared his readiness to proceed on appeal, describing the tribunal judgment as “a miscarriage of justice”. In a unanimous four-hour judgment, the tribunal in Ebonyi dismissed the petition filed by the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate in the election, Sen. Julius Ucha, challenging Elechi’s election for lack of merit. 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