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Nigeria: Nigeria's four “tribes”

Oro discusses Nigeria's four “tribes”: “I am a Nigerian. Please don’t look at my name and try to peg me to a tribe otherwise I will be glad tell you the stories of other people I have met in the last three decades of my existence — people who can not be defined by any tribal nomenclature.”

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  • Elias Lamle

    sorry poor you. Nigeria does not have tribes because tribe is a categorization that is given to less developed people. and Nigeria s or Africans are not less civilized in fact they are the MOST CIVILIZED. however Nigeria has about 250 ethnic groups. please use terms that you understand their meaning. Drs Elias Lamle. Specialist on African conflicts cum anthropologist

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