THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981

The evolution of the state system in the River Kaduna Valley can be defined as the organisation of semi-autonomous ethnic groups into small political units. The political units were governed by a clearly defined structure of state apparatus, starting from the household, compound, village and the township levels, under the headship of the Etsu. These political units were established about the early and middle of 181h century. The states were made up of ten semi-independent political units, founded by people of Gbagyi, Rausa, Bomo, Bassa and Kamuku origin. They were essentially lineage based groups, whose political authority was independent of clan confederacies. Thus, the administration of each of the political units statted from the single-family household, which was made up of the father, mother and their children. The father was naturally the head of the household and referred to as epe-da/apeda. A group of five to six of such households constituted a compound with common kindred, headed by the most elderly, who was referred to as epe-dagai/Zakwai.

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BABA, I (2021). THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-evolution-of-the-state-systems-among-the-gbagyi-of-river-kaduna-valley-c-l860-to-l981

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BABA, ISA "THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981" Afribary. Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-evolution-of-the-state-systems-among-the-gbagyi-of-river-kaduna-valley-c-l860-to-l981. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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BABA, ISA . "THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981". Afribary, Afribary, 06 Apr. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-evolution-of-the-state-systems-among-the-gbagyi-of-river-kaduna-valley-c-l860-to-l981 >.

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BABA, ISA . "THE EVOLUTION OF THE STATE SYSTEMS AMONG THE GBAGYI OF RIVER KADUNA VALLEY C.l860 TO L981" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-evolution-of-the-state-systems-among-the-gbagyi-of-river-kaduna-valley-c-l860-to-l981

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ISA NANBO BABA Field: History Type: Thesis 329 PAGES (81432 WORDS) (pdf)