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Alaafin Writes Open Letter To Buhari, Warns Over Insecurity And Herdsmen Activities in Yorubaland
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Alaafin Writes Open Letter To Buhari, Warns Over Insecurity And Herdsmen Activities in Yorubaland

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and warned him of looming anarchy in the country and siege on Yorubaland by herdsmen and kidnappers. Alaafin, who listed the recent spate of insecurity in Yorubaland by herdsmen and their collaborators, lamented that President Buhari was not doing enough in addressing the menace. The monarch said Yorubas had all it takes to resort to self help, unless the security in the zone improves and people are guaranteed safety of their lives and property. Titled, “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum”, Alaafin said, “I have never been timid or shy of my total support for the success of your administration to deliver the country to the Promised Land. “My confidence had always been based on Yo...
Woli Arole Celebrates Igboho, Sanyeri, Others With Tribal Marks
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Woli Arole Celebrates Igboho, Sanyeri, Others With Tribal Marks

Comedian Woli Arole has celebrated Sunday Igboho, actor Sanyeri, and others who have tribal marks. The 30-year-old in an Instagram post said he was in the mood to celebrate tribal marks and his followers who have should send their pictures to him. He celebrated Sunday by sharing a picture of him smiling. “I celebrate you and your tribal mark. The person wey do this one sabi “shorthand” well. Ila Ogo!!!!” he wrote on Tuesday. Woli Arole in another post he shared a picture of Sanyeri. He captioned his post saying, “@sanyeri12 I celebrate you and your Tribal mark.” Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, actor Shittu Ifejide, model Adetutu among others were also celebrated.
FIBAN Asks Alaafin To Withdraw Mayegun Title From KWAM 1 For Beating Broadcaster
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FIBAN Asks Alaafin To Withdraw Mayegun Title From KWAM 1 For Beating Broadcaster

The Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria has appealed to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to immediately strip top rate Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde of Mayegun title for allegedly brutalising an Ogun State based broadcaster, Wole Sorunke. The association described the Ace musician as unfit to be bestowed with the title. Sorunke, otherwise known as M C Murphy , a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly beaten and brutalised by the fuji maestro and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo. Narrating his ordeal, Sorunke explained that he had taken his client to a stage where Ayinde was performing for the fuji maestro to eulogi...
Kwam 1 Speaks On Alleged Extramarital Affair With Alaafin’s Youngest Queen
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Kwam 1 Speaks On Alleged Extramarital Affair With Alaafin’s Youngest Queen

Fuji Icon, Wasiu Ayinde prominently called KWAM 1 has responded to the rumours that he’s having an extramarital affair with the youngest Queen of Alaafin of Oyo, Queen Badirat. KWAM1, who was recently given a title by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as the Mayegun, reacted via short music video posted on his Instagram page. Sarcastically reacting to the claims, he stated that many haters have been rooting for his downfall and working towards tarnishing his image since he became the Mayegun. Kwam1 further charged his fans not to react or contend with the false claims, as such won’t influence his status or his music profession that had spread over decades. Watch Video   View this post on Instagram &...
Salawa Abeni Exposes Blackmailer Threatening To Release Her Nude Photos
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Salawa Abeni Exposes Blackmailer Threatening To Release Her Nude Photos

Veteran Nigerian singer Queen Salawa Abeni has taken to her Instagram to call out a blackmailer who is threatening to release her nude photos. The waka musician whose songs are predominantly in the Yoruba language shared screenshots of her conversations with the blackmailer who identified himself as Jason. Rather than cave into her blackmailer’s demands for money to prevent him from releasing the nudes, the “Shooting Stars” singer updated her followers about the development. She also went ahead to share the photos herself. In her Instagram post, she expressed her disappointment at how the unknown individual is trying to “tarnish my image and destroy my career of over 45 years.” She disclosed that the blackmail messages came in on her phone this morning. The blackmailer thre...
Amotekun: We Won’t Rely On Guns, Will Use Ancestors’ Powers To Operate
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Amotekun: We Won’t Rely On Guns, Will Use Ancestors’ Powers To Operate

As the newly launched security outfit tagged Western Nigeria Security Network (tagged: Operation Amotekun) is set to begin operation, one of its personnel, Soludero Hunters’ Association has said the outfit doesn’t rely on guns to function well but would use their ancestors’ powers to ward off any aggression against Yoruba indigenes in the zone. Oba Nureni Ajijola Anabi who is the National President of the hunters, told newsmen that since the outfit was launched, they had resuscitated all “powers used by our ancestors to conquer their aggressors and that’s what we will use in protecting our zone”. “We promise to be civil and law-abiding in our operations. We will never disappoint our governors who initiated the security outfit. Also, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Eniitan Adeyeye Ogunwus...
I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde
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I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde addressing victims of Akesan Market during a visit to the site of the fire incident on Wednesday, January 7, 2020. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says he takes responsibility for the fire incident that razed the Akesan market in Oyo State last week Sunday. He said this on Wednesday after visiting the site of the incident alongside his cabinet members. Makinde also assured that the State Government would rebuild the market and provide support to all victims of the fire incident. He added that rather than engage in buck-passing over the failure of the past administration to provide necessary fire-fighting tools, he would take responsibility for the failure of the system. “I must, at this point, express my deep sadness over the loss of lives and property b...
I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde
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I Take Responsibility For Oyo Market Fire – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, says he takes responsibility for the fire incident that razed the Akesan market in Oyo State last week Sunday. He said this on Wednesday after visiting the site of the incident alongside his cabinet members. Makinde also assured that the State Government would rebuild the market and provide support to all victims of the fire incident. He added that rather than engage in buck-passing over the failure of the past administration to provide necessary fire-fighting tools, he would take responsibility for the failure of the system. “I must, at this point, express my deep sadness over the loss of lives and property because of the various fire outbreaks in Oyo State. This is deeply regretted. Of course, things happen that signal the failure in our syst...
‘If I Reveal What I Know That’s Happening In Nigeria, Nobody Will Sleep’ – Danjuma
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‘If I Reveal What I Know That’s Happening In Nigeria, Nobody Will Sleep’ – Danjuma

A former Minister of Defence, retired General Theophilus Danjuma, says if he reveals what is happening in the country, Nigerians will no longer sleep. He spoke yesterday at the University of Ibadan during the launch of a book, 70 Years of Progressive Journalism: The Story of the Nigerian Tribune and the presentation of Tribune’s Platinum Awards. He stated: “In Yorubaland, everybody seems to have lost their voice, scared. And people appear not to care about what is happening. If I tell you what I know that is happening in Nigeria today, you will no longer sleep. “So, Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s warning and advice is very timely. If you want details, I will give it to you privately. “We are in a big hole as nation. And people who put us in this hole have continued today. So, we’ve to ...
Why We’ll Continue To Promote Sango Festival – Alaafin
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Why We’ll Continue To Promote Sango Festival – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said future generations would not forgive him if he failed to accord Sango (god of thunder) his pride of place as one of his predecessors. The Alaafin Sango, according to Oba Adeyemi, reigned before he later became a deity. He called on traditional rulers in Yorubaland to uphold Yoruba culture, tradition and heritage in their respective domains. Oba Adeyemi stated this during this year’s World Sango Day, which was held at the Alaafin’s palace, in Oyo town. He said, “Let us teach our children Yoruba culture and tradition. There is a difference between religion and culture, don’t be ashamed to dress in Yoruba attire; our culture should even reflect in the way we eat.” The first class monarch, while talking on the importance of t...
2019 Ojude Oba : Adenuga Felicitates With Awujale, Ijebu
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2019 Ojude Oba : Adenuga Felicitates With Awujale, Ijebu

It was joy unlimited as 10 lucky winners went home with 10 brand new tricycles and 10 LED Television sets courtesy major sponsor, Globacom. The winners were announced after the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi picked the draws. One of the winners of the tricycle, 37 year old civil servant with the Ogun State Hospital Management Board, Mr. Asiwaju Adebowale commended Globacom for the kind gesture adding "I feel great. I will start a transportation business to augment my salary. In the same vein, another tricycle winner, 40 year old Olayemi Henry, a social worker with the Justice Development and Peace Commission who lives in the Obalende area of Ijebu Ode said the tricycle will further endear his Commission to the Globacom brand while a panel beater who also won the tricycle announc...
Herdsmen: Alaafin Adeyemi Writes Buhari, Warns Against Looming Anarchy
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Herdsmen: Alaafin Adeyemi Writes Buhari, Warns Against Looming Anarchy

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday, sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and warned him of looming anarchy in the country, if the siege on Yorubaland by herdsmen and kidnappers are not taken serious by the president. Alaafin, who listed the recent spate of insecurity in Yorubaland by herdsmen and their collaborators, lamented that President Buhari was not doing enough in addressing the menace. The monarch said Yorubas had all it takes to resort to self help, unless the security in the zone improves and people are guaranteed safety of their lives and property. Titled, “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum”, Alaafin said, “I have never been timid or shy of my total support for the success of your administration to deliver the country to the Promised Land. “...
‘Southwest wants no war’ – Ooni of Ife says after visit to President Buhari
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‘Southwest wants no war’ – Ooni of Ife says after visit to President Buhari

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, reflected on the security situation in the country and urged political leaders against blowing issues out of proportion. He said the Southwest would not want to experience any war, warning that the drumbeats of war “is sounding loud across the country”.   He spoke at the State House, Abuja, after meeting with President Buhari. He told reporters that he was at the State House for talks with the President on behalf of traditional rulers on how to improve the security situation.   The Ooni said: “How to improve security. I came to speak on behalf of other traditional rulers. Before I came here, I discussed with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who has been there for close to 50 years and we cannot take away such a very massiv...
Alaafin Of Oyo Supports Buhari, Slams Obasanjo ‘who Never Did All They Wanted’
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Alaafin Of Oyo Supports Buhari, Slams Obasanjo ‘who Never Did All They Wanted’

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who spoke at a gathering of Yoruba leaders on Thursday, in Ibadan, declared his support for President Buhari as he slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo 'who never did all they wanted'. The Alaafin of Oyo who declared his support for President Buhari as he slammed Obasanjo, stated that traditional rulers are ready to work with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to restore peace and unity in the country. The monarch who claimed that Buhari is doing his best for the nation, cautioned the people not to blame the president, but support him to achieve the desired results for Nigeria. “Stop blaming Buhari, we will work with him to achieve the desired nation. We have had our son as the president who never did all we wanted for us. We...
Alaafin Of Oyo Installs Lizzy Anjorin As Borokini Of Nigeria
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Alaafin Of Oyo Installs Lizzy Anjorin As Borokini Of Nigeria

In a video shared by popular nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin was install as a chief Borokini of Nigeria by Oyo king Oba Adeyemi. Important dignaries are aslo present at the events. See more photos and video below   View this post on Instagram   #BOROKINIOFNIGERIA A post shared by lizzyanjorin (@lizzyanjorin) on Jan 16, 2019 at 7:16am PST
Alaafin Of Oyo’s Young Wife, Olori Memunat Graduates From University (Photos)
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Alaafin Of Oyo’s Young Wife, Olori Memunat Graduates From University (Photos)

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi's wife Olori Memunat has graduated from the University. The mother of three, who gave birth to one of the monarch's three sets of twins in February 2018, posted photos from her convocation ceremony on Instagram. " I am indeed grateful for the Almighty God and My BETTER HALF, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, for His commitment and sense of devotion in my wellbeing, especially the pursuance of my educational career to higher level. Today is my convocation . Ade Ori mi, E se mo dupe gidigidi" she wrote.
Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names
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Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names

The world over, several showbiz stars are in the habit of using their stage names, aliases and not their real names. They are very popular with these stage names or aliases, such that their real names are largely unknown.  In the Yoruba movie industry for instance, many of such actors and actresses abound. checkout some of them: EDA ONILE OLA When you hear the name, Lere Paimo, not many know who you are talking about, but when you say Eda Onile Ola or Baba Eda, then you are sure everybody knows who you are talking about.  He’s one of the pioneers of the Nigeria movie industry, Chief Lere Paimo, a national award holder of the Member of the Federal Republic,  MFR. Baba Eda, a prolific traditional movie producer has produced works like the popular epic movie, Ogbori Elemesho and several...
Baby Spree At Alaafin Of Oyo’s Palace As Another Of His Young Wives Is Pregnant
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Baby Spree At Alaafin Of Oyo’s Palace As Another Of His Young Wives Is Pregnant

It’s baby season in the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, after one of his young wives has also been spotted with a baby bump. Olori Omobolanle, one of the young wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is pregnant – this can be deduced by the photo she posted on Instagram recently. This comes just days after the 80-year-old monarch welcomed two sets of twins from two of his younger wives. Queen Memunat and Queen Olaitan both welcomed twins in the same month at just a week interval from each other and since it’s been twins galore, one can only wonder if maybe, Olori Omobolanle too will be delivered of twins.
Aare Ona Kakanfo: YIF Hails Gani Installation
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Aare Ona Kakanfo: YIF Hails Gani Installation

The President of the Yoruba Indigenes Foundation, Comrade Olumide Aderibole, has saluted the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, saying his choice by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, was apt. According to a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the foundation, Sanjo Olawuyi, Aderibole noted that the installation of Adams signalled a new era for the Yoruba traditional military institution. He explained that the Aare had very little or no war to fight, because  the prevailing trend in Yorubaland and her environment did not speak in the direction of warfare.
Ajimobi Presents N267b Budget To Oyo Assembly
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Ajimobi Presents N267b Budget To Oyo Assembly

state House of Assembly. The budget christened “Budget of Stabilization” has a difference of N60b from that of 2017 which had the figure of N207b. Ajimobi while presenting the budget disclosed that the budget submitted for consideration and approval of the legislature stood at N267,436,357,912.19, stressing that detailed facts behind the budget would be made known later by the State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning. He explained that the proposed budget was expected to be funded from Internally Generated revenue of N112.10bn, Federation Account N93.68bn, Capital Receipts of N43.72bn, Transfer (LG, JAAC for LGSPB & LGSC) of N7.53bn and an unspent income of N10.40bn from 2017. Ajimobi said that the structure of the 2018 budget proposal reflected the priority the gover...
Gani Adams Is A Pride Of Yoruba Race – Oyo Governor
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Gani Adams Is A Pride Of Yoruba Race – Oyo Governor

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says the appointment of Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare-Ona Kakanfo is a source of pride to the Yoruba race. The governor spoke on Wednesday evening in Ibadan while receiving Adams who was in his office on a courtesy call. Adams was appointed as the Aare-Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Oct. 15. “You are very deserving of that position because you have turned and improved the image of our socio-security group. You have brought respectability to our people through your conduct and carriage. “You are a pride to the Yoruba race, Nigeria and Africa,’’ he said. Ajimobi said Adams’ visit to the state was much expected considering its status as the intellectual, political and socio-cultural capital of the ...
OPC Faction Rejects Gani Adams As Aree Ona Kakanfo
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OPC Faction Rejects Gani Adams As Aree Ona Kakanfo

A faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress, otherwise known as New Era Oodua Peoples Congress, has rejected the conferment of the Are Ona Kakanfo title on Gani Adams by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. The group said the announcement of Gani as the next generalissimo of Yorubaland has relegated the importance of the title. The National Public Relations Officer of the group, Adesina Akinpelu told Punch that Gani does not merit the title as he has not done anything tangible in Yorubaland for such honour. He said, “What Alaafin did has never been done in Yoruba land. No Alaafin in the old Oyo Empire ever installed two Are Ona Kakanfo during his reign. So Oba Adeyemi has made history. Oba Adeyemi installed M. K. O. Abiola, who brought us to the battle for the emancipation of Yorub...
Alaafin Of Oyo solicits Special Funding For Private Varsities
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Alaafin Of Oyo solicits Special Funding For Private Varsities

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has advised the Federal Government to set up a special fund for the development of private universities in Nigeria. Oba Adeyemi gave the advice on Saturday at the 5th convocation of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD). “This university is an exemplar in learning and character. It is moulding Nigeria’s future leaders in the best fashion. And I believe it won’t be out of place for the federal government to give special intervention funds for private universities,” the Alaafin said. Twenty-one year-old Ahwin Kevin Akporode of Department of Mechanical Engineering emerged the overall best of the 869 graduating students with cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.00. The university also conferred honorary Doctor of Letters on former Executi...
Gani Adams Replaces MKO Abiola As New AARE ONA KAKANFO
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Gani Adams Replaces MKO Abiola As New AARE ONA KAKANFO

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The position was held last by the late MKO Abiola, who died in the detention camp of the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, in 1998 for refusing to trade his presidential mandate for freedom. Alaafin confirmed this to a Punch correspondent in a chat last night.
Alaafin Of Oyo Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture
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Alaafin Of Oyo Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, raised the alarm over the erosion of Yoruba culture by what he called received religions of Islam and Christianity. The first class monarch explained that both religions had portrayed the Yoruba values and traditions include traditional names and celebrations as evil, satanic or demonic. Oba Adeyemi stated this while declaring open the international conference on Yorubaland and politics since the 19th Century and beyond held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, in honour of renowned historian, late Prof. Joseph Atanda. The monarch lamented that with the advent of both religions, some aspects of Yoruba culture and tradition had suffered great assault leading to extinction of family life, pattern of social relations, famil...
Rauf Aregbesola’s 60th Birthday Colloquium
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Rauf Aregbesola’s 60th Birthday Colloquium

Rauf Aregbesola was born on May 25th 1957 Rauf Aregbesola worked at Nigeria External Telecommunications Limited and Lagos Airport Hotel. Later he founded his own company, an Engineering firm, Aurora Nigeria Ltd. Rauf Aregbesola have held the position of the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development in Lagos. In the year 2007, Rauf Aregbesola contested for governorship in Osun State and won the election. Even though he was not declared the winner of the election by the independent National Electoral Commission, The Election Appeal Tribunal on November 26, 2010 declared him the winner of the election, leading to his being sworn-in as the governor of Osun State. On August 9, 2014, Rauf Aregbesola was returned as the Governor of Osun State for another term of four year...
Muslims And Egungun Worshipers Clash In Oyo, 25 Injured
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Muslims And Egungun Worshipers Clash In Oyo, 25 Injured

A bloody clash has broken out about between Muslims faithfuls and Egungun worshipers in Oyo leaving many people injured. Up to about twenty-five people have been reportedly injured in a clash between some Muslims and Egungun worshipers (Masqueraders) in Kishi, Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state. According to Daily Post, the ugly incident is happening at a time the traditional ruler of the town, Oba (Engineer) Moshood Aweda Lawal Arowoduye 11, the Iba of Kishi is celebrating his 20th coronation anniversary, which is to hold between May 4th(Today) and 6th, 2017. Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu confirmed the incident to journalists. Ajisebutu revealed that the state police command has now provided adequate security to restore peace in the town. ...
Oba Of Lagos Should Learn This From Alaafin Of Oyo
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Oba Of Lagos Should Learn This From Alaafin Of Oyo

The last time Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo met with Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi, they embraced with people around watching in admiration the two great custodians of our heritage as a race. Oba Akiolu should learn from this, even as Alaafin of Oyo had issues with the late erstwhile Ooni of Ife.
Check Out The House Alaafin Of Oyo’s Last Wife Built For Her Mum
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Check Out The House Alaafin Of Oyo’s Last Wife Built For Her Mum

Olori Ola Adeyemi, last wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi just built a house for her mom. She shared the photos on her Instagram page with the caption: Mummy..... I have always promise to make you happy no matter what... U built a life for me and I build a house for you mum... You went through a lot to gave birth to me... I spent 11months inside ur womb before you gave birth to me... I have always prayed to Almighty Allah to grant you longlife to eat d fruit of ur labour... I have always promise to make you proud and happy momma...Now, it is a dream that came to reality... And I thank my Husband HRM OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI III for been a pillar of support... You are 1 in a Million #1ofmy2017goalsfulfiled#. #makingmommaproud# Congratulations Queen Ola and Momma. Mo...
Obasanjo Commissions Memorial Library In Oyo State (photos)
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Obasanjo Commissions Memorial Library In Oyo State (photos)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Commissioning of Umaru Ali- Shinkafi Hall in RAJI OKE-ESA ULTRA MODERN MEMORIAL LIBRARY A state of the art 200 capacity Library has been constructed by Baba Adinni of Oke-Ogun, Turaki of Iseyin, Barr. Ahmed A. Raji, SAN as his contribution to educational development in the Local government, Oyo State and Nigeria as a whole. The halls were named after 3 great legal minds namely Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi Marafan Sokoto(R.J.F.), Chief Ahmed Kusamotu (R.J.F) and Chief Tunde Olojo. The 3 men were highly influential and motivational to the career of Barr Raji Ahmed at the law firm Kusamotu, Olojo and co. early in his career. Thus, he dedicated the library to them. The Ultra Modern Library is the first for public use located in Iseyin, Oyo State. It was ...