Most Hausa are Muslims engaged in agriculture, commerce, and small-scale industry.
While most live in smaller towns and villages, others occupy several larger indigenous cities.
He set up shop in a whitewashed cottage that still stands outside the village of Nok and soon gathered nearly 200 terracottas through purchase, persuasion, and his own excavations. Through a combination of luck, legwork, and new dating techniques, Fagg and his collaborators had apparently discovered a hitherto unknown civilization, which he named Nok.
Soil analysis from the spots where the artifacts were found dated them to around 500 B. This seemed impossible since the type of complex societies that would have produced such works were not supposed to have existed in West Africa that early. One excavation site, near the village of Taruga, revealed something else Fagg had not expected: iron furnaces.
I just returned from a reporting trip to Nigeria, where I was traveling around the country talking to terrorism experts, nomadic cattle herders, and government officials about how global warming affects conflict in the country. As a newswire reporter focused on the terrorist group Boko Haram, he was able to provide crucial context for my story.
But Michael* also grew up a “street boy,” meaning he was able to make fast friends in the slum villages and farming communities we visited.
Although marriage traditions may vary from rural to urban areas, weddings in Nigeria often follow several common customs.
Formal meetings between the couple's families, the offer of a dowry and an engagement ceremony are all traditional events prior to a wedding ceremony.
Though they lie for a living, Sheye insisted, “We are telling you the fact and the truth.” Sheye and Danjuma have a name for the advance-fee email scams, in which victims agree to to send money to a stranger, banking on the promise of love or fast money.The Yoruba of south-western Nigeria incorporate seven subgroups— the Egba, Ekiti, Ife, Ijebu, Okun (Kabba), Ondo, and Oyo— each identified with a particular paramount chief and city.