Iwude Ijesa, Things You Never Knew About The Number One Festival In Ijeshaland

Ijeshaland Ijeshaland is in Osun State in southwestern Nigeria. The Ijesha people are predominantly found in Ilesha West, Ilesha East, Atakumosa East, Atakumosa West, Oriade and Obokun Local Government Areas. See the videos below: Ilesha is the largest town and historical capital of Ijeshaland and the King is Owa Obokun Adimula with the reigning monarch

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The Forgotten Story of Hafsatu, The Beloved & Eldest Wife of Sardauna of Sokoto Sir Ahmadu Bello Who Was Assassinated By Coupists While Protecting Her Husband From Bullets In 1966

THE TALE OF THE TWO LOVERS THAT EVEN DEATH COULD NOT SEPARATE In 1932, Sir Ahmadu Bello married Hafsatu, his first wife and young lover. Some records indicated he married Hafsatu when she was nine while another stated twelve. Hafsatu would later battle with childlessness – she never had a child for her him. With

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The Forgotten Story of How Yoruba King Kabiyesi Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II, The Alaaye of Efon-Alaaye Kingdom Was Sentenced To Death For The Ritual Murder of 15-Month-Old Baby Girl Named Adediwura In 1949

INTRODUCTION I am taking us on a trip back in time, I hope to bring our attention to a story that has been almost totally forgotten. But this is one illustration that we will find very relevant in our present-day Nigeria – one where justice has become exceedingly rare. How can a society develop and

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The Untold Story Behind Why The Aremo (Crown Prince) of Oyo Empire Must Die With The Aláàfin of Ọyọ Until 1858 When Kabiyesi Iku Baba Yeye Atiba Atobatele Stopped It In Favour Of His Heir Apparent Adelu

In Yorubaland, the supreme position of the Aláàfin of Ọyọ is in no doubt at all. A direct lineal descendant and successor of the founder of the nation, the Aláàfin of Ọyọ is in an exclusive class all by himself. But what happens when such a great monarch joins his ancestors? His son who is

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How Awolowo Wrote a Passionate Letter To Richest Ijebu Man Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola In 1943 Begging for £1,400 Loan So He Could Study Law Abroad

On the 25th of March, 1943, 34-year-old Obafemi Awolowo had a brain full of ambitions but pockets that were empty. With what can only be described as the audacity of hope and an unwavering belief in himself, he decided to write a letter of plea to the richest Ijebu businessman of the day, in the

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How Popular Nigerian Politician Adegoke Adelabu aka Penkelemesi Died In A Car Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway In 1958 Inside Ijebuland & Why His Number One Enemy Obafemi Awolowo Was Accused Of Using Juju To Spiritually Murder Him

He remains one of the most brilliant political minds in Nigeria. A radical nationalist who was incredibly passionate about causes of the masses, Alhaji Gbadamosi Adegoke Adelabu better known as Penkelemesi had no idea that he was going to have a date with death on 25th of March, 1958. Aged just 43, he was a

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The Untold Story Of How Ghana Mercilessly Deported Over 140,000 Nigerians In Two Weeks In 1969

INTRODUCTION In November 1969, about 200,000 aliens majorly Nigerians (who numbered a total of 140,000) (and others from Togo, Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso) were deported from the Republic of Ghana with the speed of light. The government of Ghana effected this deportation on the 18th of November, 1969 with the Aliens Compliance Order. But

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