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ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT POTENTIALS IN KIN NUPE (NUPE NATION)


By reason of its location and its climate, soil, and hydrology, Nupe land has the capacity to produce most of Nigeria's stable crops. It also has ample opportunities for grazing, fishing, and forestry. Thus, cereals (guinea com, millet, maize and rice), grains and legumes (cowpea, Bam bar a nuts), root and tubers (yam, cassava and potatoes), oil seeds and nuts (Soya beans, Shea nuts, groundnut, . beni seed and melon), fruits (mango, orange, banana, cashew and guava) fibers (cotton and kenaf) and others such as vegetables and sugar cane can be profitably grown in the area. These provide the agrobased resources in Nupe land.


Agriculture is the back bone of the economy of Nupe land, as nearly 90 per cent of the population depend either directly or indirectly on it for their livelihood. The area is one of the largest and most fertile agricultural lands in the country. With only about 10 per cent of the area's arable land being cultivated, in addition to the favorable climatic conditions, unique opportunities exist in the area for the establishment of large scale farms.


As in other areas, the incidence of bush clearing by burning has led to the disappearance of traces of rainforest which occur in the Niger trough and flood plain. There is some lumbering activity in Southern Guinea savannah zone of the area. Other basic activities in the NUPE Land include cottage industries. On average, there are not less than sixty cottage industries across the nine emirates and others pocket of communities where Nupes are found around the country.

Mineral Resources:

 Minerals such as gold, clay, silica and sand, granites, marble, copper, iron, feldspar, lead, kaoline, cassiterite, columbite, tantalite and limestone are known to exist in Nupe land. However, most of these minerals have not been quantified and assessed for their quality and economic viability.
Local Sourcing of Raw Materials: The material resources outlined above provide local raw materials that would form the basis of agro based and mineral based industries in Kin Nupe.
























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BRIEF HISTORY OF NUPE AND NUPE EMPIRE

The Nupe people have been around here in KinNupe since time immemorial And Central KinNupe has always been this general area straddling the River Niger on both banks from the Bend of the Niger to the Niger-Benue Confluence.
The history of the Nupe Nation did not start with Tsoede or Tsudi at the beginning of the 13th century.  The Nupe Nation came into existence millennia before the time of Tsudi.
The Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, writing some 60 years BC, wrote that Osiris the founder of almost all the civilizations of the world came from the same place that is known today as Central Nigeria, KinNupe.
Osiris, otherwise known as Dionysus, was the founder of the ancient Egyptian, Arabian, Indian, Chinese and other world civilizations at the very beginning of prehistory itself. And this Osiris or Dionysus came from here KinNupe.
Plato, the well-known Classical Greek philosopher, writing some 300 years before Diodorus Siculus, also wrote of his Uncle Solon, one of the Seven Wise Men of Ancient Greece, visiting the philosopher-priests of the kingdom of Sais which was located in the same general area that we call KinNupe today.
And a hundred years or so before Plato we also saw Hanno the Carthaginian navigator sailing from Carthage in North Africa right across the Guinea Coast to the Niger Delta on his way to locate the Hesperides in paradisiacal KinNupe.
Even the Arabians and the ancient Egyptians were aware of a powerful Nupe Nation in prehistoric times.
El Bakri, the Andalusian Arabian historian of the 11th century, wrote of an Egyptian Pharaoh who visited KinNupe in 1700 BC, that is close to four thousand years ago, in search of the legendary Black Stone.
And, interestingly enough, the Egyptian hieroglyphic records narrated that Egyptian Pharaohs used to engage the service of philosopher-priests known as the 'dancing pygmies' from this same area known as KinNupe today.
We see, therefore, that the ancients were well aware of the existence of a powerful Nupe Nation right from the beginning of mankind.
So, the history of KinNupe or the Nupe Nation did not start with Tsudi or Tsoede in the 13th century
Tsudi was simply the last of the several Nupe Founders the first of whose era goes back to these barely perceivable days of Osiris the Nupe Founder of world civilization.

Professor Leo Frobenius wrote that long before Tsudi there was a greater Nupe Founder called Etsu Nupeta This Emperor Etsu Nupeta ruled over an almighty or superpower Nupe Empire at the beginning of the 7th century.

So greet was Etsu Nupeta that, according to Professor Leo Frobenius, he became the founder of almost all the ancient klngdoms,  states and peoples of ancient Nigeria. Together with his War General popularly known as Kisra but known to Nupe historians as Etsu Yisa or Etsu Tsara, Emperor Etsu Nupeta became the founder of the Hausa Bakwai, the Yoruba race, and many other ancient Nigerian states and peoples.
After the demise of both Etsu Nupeta and Etsu Yisa the Nupe Empire became divided between the Gwagba or Bagi dynasts descendants of Etsu Nupeta and the Yisazhi or Nyizagi dynasts descendants of Etsu Yisa or Kisra.
The Nyizagi dynasts ruled over the Kitsa or Zagi Kingdom to the North while the Bagi dynasts ruled over the Gbara Kingdom to the South.
The Kitsa or Zagi Nupe kingdom was also variously known as Zagizagi, Zakiak, Zazzau or, as we call it today, Zaria - it was a Nupe kingdom through and through and Queen Amina of Zaria was a Nupe woman.
While the Gbara Nupe kingdom was also variously known as Borno, Borgu, Gobir or, as we call it today, Bini.
 Various Nupe Founders came who tried to unite Nyizagi and Bagi back into a United Kingdom and the results were various Nupe united kingdoms the most popular of which was the AtaGara Nupe United Kingdom.
The Kano Chronicle wrote that AtaGara was a Nupe kingdom located In the same place where Bida is located today here in Central KinNupe. AtaGara was an almighty Nupe Kingdom and was also variously known as Apa, Wapan, Kagara, katagara (Kontagora), Old Gbara, Old Mokwa, and so on and on.
AtaGara the superpower Nupe kingdom dominated Nupe history for well over a millennium before it began to decline.
 In its days of decline one of the Nupe kings of the Nupe kingdom of AtaGara became the father of Tsoede orTsudi.
The rise of Tsudi to supreme power over KinNupe led to the final fall of AtaGara and the emergence of the famous Nupe kingdom of Kororofa or kwararafa which is actually known to Nupe historians as Nupekoro or Nupeko.
The Nupe traditions are categorical in narrating that Tsoede or Tsudi was the founder of Nupeko or Kororofa.
And just like his great grandfather Etsu Nupeta did with the Nupe Empire in the 7th century, Tsudi used his Nupeko or Kororofa Nupe Empire to found and establish several of the ancient Nigerian peoples we now found in the Nigerian Middle Belt including the Igala, the Idoma, the Ebira, the Itsekiri, the Ijaw and many others.
Tsudi’s regional capital to the South was at Old Ife or Original Ile Ife which was a Nupe capital city located around the same area where Budan used to be located close to Muye in Kakanda land here in KinNupe. As a matter of fact the Southern Nupe people of the Kakanda, the Kupa, the Dibo-Ganagana, Cekpa, and others were all part and parcel of Tsudi's Kororofa Nupe Empire.
After Tsudi the Nupe Empire remained united for a long time with rulership alternating between the Gwagba descendants of Etsu Nupeta and the Yisa descendants of Etsu Yisa or Kisra. This unity, however, came to a sudden end in 1796 upon the death of Etsu Mamman Trouble actually began back in 1785 when Etsu Jimada of the Yisa or Kisra dynasty refused to name Majiya, of the Nupeta dynasty, as his Shaba or heir apparent. Etsu Jimada instead named his own son Idirisa as his Shaba thereby bringing the age-old alternating rulership between the two dynasties to an abrupt end. Majiya rebelled and declared himself the new Etsu Nupe.
The result was the civil war in 1796 that shattered the Nupe Empire into two rival Nupe kingdoms; a Western Nupe Kingdom ruled by the descendants of Etsu Nupeta headed by Etsu Zubairu Majiya at Zugurma and an Eastern Nupe Kingdom ruled by the descendants of Etsu Yisa or Etsu Kisra headed by Etsu Jimada at Gbara and Zhima.
This Nupe Civil War was exacerbated by the contemporaneous emergence of the Nupe saint called Shehu Abdurrahman Gbaji who seized on the opportunity of the fighting between the two Nupe dynasties to establish his own Nupe Caliphate at Mokwa - the first Islamic Caliphate in the history of pre-Colonial Nigeria.
Shehu Abdurrahman Gbaji's Jihad activities ushered in the Nupe Islamic Revolution that resulted In the rise of Mallam Dendo or Manko as the head of the Nupe-Fulani Jihadists who eventually seized the initiative of the Islamic Jihad from Shehu Abdurrahman Gbaji.
Manko, together with his sons and other Fulani Madams including Man Musa Kodogi of Bida, Mallam Babba of Agaie, Mallam Ibrahim and his brother. Manzuma of Lafiagi, Mallam Alimi of Ilorin, immediately grew into the most formidable religio-politicai force in KinNupe. In the end, and after the Battle of llorin or the MugbaMugba War In 1825, Mallam Dendo became the supreme power in KinNupe and immediately established his Raba Emirate at Raba as the new capital city of Kin Nupe.
Mallam Babba also went and establish his own Agaie Emirate, Mallam Ibrahim and his brother Manzuma went and establish the Lafiagi Emirate and the Mallam Alimi went ahead to establish the llorin Emirate.
After the death of Mallam Dando in 1832 his son Usman Zaki became the first of Emir of Nupe at Raba. But his junior brother Masaba rebelled against Usman Zaki. In 1842 Masaba, allied with Etsu Tsado, razed Raba to ashes with Usman Zaki fleeing into exile.
Masaba became the Etsu Nupe with his capital city at Lade but his own War General Umaru Bahaushe rebelled against him and overthrew him from power five years later in 1847. Umaru Bahaushe declared himself the new Etsu Nupe.
For nine solid years Umaru Bahaushe ruled KinNupe but in 1857 Mallarn Dendo’s children all came back from exile and concertedly fought Umaru Bahaushe in a series of battles mostly around the old Nupe Binitown of Bida that end with the drowning of Umaru Bahaushe at the Gbako River outside Bida.
After the death of Umaru Bahaushe the children of Madam Dendo remained at Bida which they transformed into the new capita, of Nupe. Usman Zaki ruled for a second term as Etsu Nupe from 1857 to 1859 when he died.
Etsu Masaba ruled again for his own second term from 1859 to 1873. Etsu Masaba was succeeded by Etsu Umaru Majigi who ruled from 1873 to 1884. He was succeeded by Etsu Maliki who ruled from 1884 to 1895.
Etsu Abubakar became Etsu Nupe in 1895. It was during his reign in 1897 that the cantankerous British imperialists callously invaded and conquered Bida.
The British deposed Etsu Abubakar and installed Etsu Muhammadu Makun as the new Etsu Nupe.
Etsu Muhammadu Makun ruled from 1897 to 1916. He was succeeded by Etsu Musa Bello who ruled from 1916 to 1926. He was succeeded by Etsu Saidu Muhammadu who ruled from 1926 to 1935. He was succeeded by Etsu Muhammadu Ndayako popularly known as Etsu Bakudu.
Etsu Bakudu ruled from 1935 to 1962. He was succeeded by Etsu Usman Sarki who ruled from 1962 to 1969 when he was deposed. He was succeeded by Etsu Musa Bello who ruled from 1969 to 1975.
Etsu Umaru Sanda succeeded Etsu Musa Bello in 1975 as the new Etsu Nupe. Etsu Umaru Sanda ruled from 1975 to 2003 when he died.
On the 12th of September 2003 Etsu Yahaya Abubakar became the new Etsu Nupe. Among many other progressive reforms and developments initiated by Etsu Yahaya Abubakar is the Nupe Day we are celebrating today.
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Nupe

Nupe is a popular ethnic language in Nigeria.

they are basically located in Kwara, Niger, Kogi, Nassarawa and Abuja the capital of Nigeria.

Nupe people are popularly know three characteristics.
1. Respect and obedient to the elders and family
2. Their name usually start with Nda examples Ndagba, Ndako, Ndana, Ndagi, Nda ba etc
3. They are also popularly known with their traditional cultural dance know as Tsakan. a waist shaking dance.

watch tsakan videos tsakan nupe

 

 

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