Culture & Tradition

Itire Traditional Stool: Ruling House Cries Fowl.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
The recent installation of the Onitire of Itire, Oba Tajudeen Ishola Odubiyi in Mushin local government area of Lagos State has drawn condemnation from the Omobo branch of Odunburu Ruling House. The claimants are perplexed at the audacious, barefaced and brazen disdain to existing Lagos Hight Cou ...

Ogboni Confraternity Issues Warning To Kingmakers Over Choice Of New Alaafin

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Oba Abdul Olakisan, the traditional and spiritual head of Ogboni confraternity, has asked kingmakers to ensure strict procedural steps of tradition and culture of Oyo kingdom in the selection of a next Alafin. The traditional head, who expressed displeasure on the dimensions assumed by the select ...

Alaafin Of Oyo: 86 Princes Battle To Ascend Throne, Kingmakers To Begin Screenin

Friday, September 2, 2022
Al least, 86 Princes are jostling to ascend the vacant throne of the Alaafin of Oyo. It was learnt that Baba Iyaji in Oyo, Mukaila Afonja, who doubles as the head of princes in Oyo town, submitted the names of the contestants to the Basorun of Oyo, Yussuf Ayoola. This was contained in a statem ...

Kwara Kingmakers Urge State Govt To Dethrone Monarch

Monday, June 27, 2022
The kingmakers and princes in Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, have made a petition against the Olota of Odo-Owa, Oba Adeyemi Adimula, urging the state Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to dethrone the monarch with immediate effect. The six Kingmakers (Iwarefa) and 14 Afin ...

In Anambra, Okija Community Invokes Ogwugwu Deity, 14 Others To Fightgunmen, Ins

Monday, June 20, 2022
In view of the current security situation Anambra, Okija Community in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, has invoked all the deities in the community for protection of the citizens as well as spiritually warfare against Unknown Gunmen and other people masterminding or perpetrating different ...

Battle For Authentic Onu Ofabo: Elder Chief Moses Okeme Wins In Court.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
A Kogi State High Court sitting in Anyigba on Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 2022, delivered judgment in a case instituted in 2020 by Elder Chief Moses Okeme, the Onu Ofabo (Ebije) against one Major Joseph Ameh Agada, Rtd. over Onu Ofabo Chieftaincy Stool. The other Defendants in the case include Ofu ...

Oyo State Government Drums Support for Ibadan International Film Festival

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Oyo State Government through its Ministry of Youths and Sports has assured premium support for the maiden edition of Ibadan International Film Festival. Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede gave the assurance when he received a team of the Ibadan International Film Festival led by the ...

World Culture Day: Oyo Govt. Restates Commitment To Cultural Development 

Saturday, May 21, 2022
The Oyo State Government on Saturday restated its commitment to engendering cultural values for social stability and development in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun said this today, in a statement commemorating the 2022 World Culture Day. ...

Alaafin: Speaker Gbajabiamila’s Installation As Aare Baasofin Suspended Till Fur

Sunday, April 24, 2022
The installation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Aare Baasofin of Yorubaland (the Supreme Lawmaker of Yorubaland) has been suspended over the death of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo. This development was contained in a statement by the Special ...

Lagos Emir Appoints Pr Specialist As “santuraki” 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Emir of Kuje Amuwo/Oriade Emirate Council, Alhaji Sulaiman Rabiu has turbaned Public Relations specialist, Muhammed Haruna as San Turaki (meaning a close confidant loved by the Emirate council) in effort to strengthen the relations with the kingdom. Speaking at the turbaning ceremony in Lagos ...
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