AFE

=AFE Annang=

Afe Annang is the highest political unit of the Annang people of Nigeria with ""Afe"" meaning an "Assembly" or "Council" or Legislature".

By their culture, governance in Annang is done by the elders who act as the legislative arm called "Afe Isong", directed by the "Obong" or "Obong Ison or Obong Isong" (Village Chief and Clan Chief) who is the head and the chief executive. Authority of the Obong Isong is controlled by "Afe Ison or Afe Isong", the traditional legislature. The next level (higher level) of leadership is Clan Head who leads a group Afe Isong (a group of villages). The next higher level is the Paramount ruler who rules a group of clans. Selection of an Obong is typically based upon a consensus of the village or clan through this complex social system.

The highest traditional leader of the Annang people is "Itai Afe Annang" meaning the pillar or the holding column of the Annang people.

Itai Afe Annang

The traditional Obong Council of the Annang people is called Afe Annang and the leader is called "Itai Afe Annang".

Itai Afe Annang is the traditional leader, or the monarch of the Annang people.

It is interesting to note that Itai is a Biblical name and the name one of King David's army General and that the word "Itai" is an Hebrew (Jewish) name for boys. Perhaps the origin of Itai as an Annang word may be connected to their ancestors being Egyptian Jews (Egyptian Israelites). See History of the Jews in Nigeria or African Jews.

Afe may also refer to:
*Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado, Uruguay's government-owned railroad company.
*Armed Forces Entertainment, a United States Department of Defense agency.


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