Many tribes in Nigeria have their customs that govern the people's affairs, including marriage and other matters.
The Jukun people of Taraba state believe that death is the only thing that determines the end of man’s existence here on earth. They refer to death as "Chindo", the act of God. They further perceive death as an inevitable journey which every living man must embark upon one day in his life time. Although, they argued that this journey does not mean the total end of man’s life, but that after death, there is life hereafter in another world. That is why it is commonly believed among Jukuns that once an individual
The Ebira (also spelt Igbira or Igbirra) are the outspoken and very hardworking agrarian Nupoid-speaking ethno-linguistic.According to Greenbergs classification of African languages, Ebira belongs tothe Kwa group of the Niger-Congo family, which also comprises the Nupe, Gbari and Gade.
Marmara Crocodile Pond in Wukari, Taraba state. The Marmara crocodile pond is situated in Wukari and reputed to be an ancient pond full of legendary crocodiles which are largely sighted on Fridays. There is a fable making the rounds that these crocs in ancient times went into town to pay homage to Aku Uka, the supreme head of the Jukuns. If you’re ever in Taraba State, then you mustn’t leave until you’ve seen these legendary crocs that live at peace with animals and humans without hurting anyone
Yes, you saw it well. Fishes from Inachalo river in Idah, Kogi State doesn't get done no matter how long you boil them. It may sound unbelievable, but it is true. It is not a myth because it still happens up till now and here is the reason why: In the olden days, there was a clash between the Igalas and the Jukuns. The Attah of Igala consulted the oracle in order to know whether he would win the war or not. The oracle responded by asking him to bury his beloved daughter, Inikpi alive to save the Igala Kingd
The Jukuns can be said to be the origin of most tribes in the North-Central part of Nigeria. They claim they are descendants of the people of the kwararafa kingdom and are scattered around 6 States in Nigeria namely Taraba, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Adamawa and Gombe states so also parts of Northwestern Cameroon but they are mostly settled in Taraba State. Before the coming of the white men and their religion the Jukuns were followers of the Traditional Jukun religion. The Jukuns are divided into two groups
There are two major political issues surrounding the Tiv-Jukun conflict. They include traditional and Modern issues. The traditional issues deals with the control of Wukari and the modern political issue on the other hand involves membership in the Wukari traditional leadership. The Tiv had argued that they deserve to be part of the council in view of their population strenght in Wukari, although membership of the council historically was strictly hereditary and guided by centuries of Jukun history and culture.
TIV/JUKUN ETHNIC CONFLICT The issue of ethnic conflict has become a global and normal part of social living. The Tiv -Jukun crisis has had a long history of occurrence and re-occurrence over a period of time and has made it dynamic in nature and difficult to resolve. The Tiv- Jukun communal clash continues to linger with a devastating consequence on then socio-economic and political lives of the two groups. History has it that the two ethnic groups had migrated from what is known t
Despite the fact that so many folks outside the traditional Jukun circle see Jukuns as some kind of warriors whose major preoccupation is fighting, my penchant for research coupled with the months I spent in Donga and Wukari during my Service year as a corps member opened my eyes to the fact that the Jukun has a very rich cultural heritage that is worthy of note. Here are the stunning cultural practices of the Jukuns on marriage that those of us in the south never knew existed For example, Did you know that
The jukun tribe of the kwararafa kingdom refered to present day isrealite in nigeria. It has many languages which are ichen,jukun wapan,jukun wanu,kuteb and kpanzun living in the southern part of taraba,and is ruled by one king known as the "Aku Uka" of wukari. They dominate three local government in the southern zone of taraba,which are donga,wukari and takum. When it come to war back ground, history tells that they fought so many wars and conquered as God gave them victory like Israelite in the Bible. The
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