As far as I know, the Hausas and Fulanis are two distinct tribes that inhabit the Northern Nigeria and most of the countries in West Africa. The Fulanis are by occupation cattle rearers hence naturally are nomadic. The Hausas are not. It is only in Nigeria that the two tribes are treated as one ethnic grouping. Why are they co-joined? Is it to give them an overwhelming majority over the Yorubas and the Ibos? If it is because of intermarriage, does the Efiks and the Ibiobios not intermarry? Why don't we refer to these ethnic groupings as Efik/Ibiobio? and so on and so forth. Methinks this kind of siamese grouping is fraudulent, because of the false impression that they outnumbered the Yorubas and the Ibos. If you treat them as separate tribes, they will fall back to the 3rd and 4th positions behind the Yorubas and the Ibos or even be displaced by the sprawling Ijaw tribe.
Can anyone educate me and the rest of the forum why this fraud has been allowed to stand unchallenged?