Gani Adams And The Desecration Of Yoruba Tradition By Elugbade Olayinka

The Yoruba traditions, norm, customs and culture have been subjected to ridicules. Just two days ago, on social media, I saw the list of almost twenty people who Chief Gani Adams are preparing to confer with another Chieftaincy titles this month as part of his second year anniversary as Aare Onakakanfo. Before making enquiries from our elders who are very vast in Yoruba history, I asked myself! As someone who has spent 58 years on earth. Can a chief confer chieftaincy title on someone in Yorubaland? I didn’t know the…

Ara @ 45 Reflections On Nigeria’s Creative Industry By @Artikal Mystikal

As Ara, an A-list Nigerian artiste and Africa’s first female talking-drummer to thrive on world stage marks her 45th birthday, we use the special occasion to survey the state of Nigeria’s creative industry. Does such an industry actually exist in Nigeria? Ara represents millions of Nigerian females who are endowed with outstanding creative talents and who work stoically  to succeed in an economy whose provisions for the arts is cause for relentless debate and unwavering demand for genuine and sustainable improvement. Art is of many forms. It is deep and…

INDIAN DIASPORA DAY : Abike Dabiri-Erewa harps on strategic partner between Nigeria,India

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Nigeria was ready to strategically partner India to evolve methods that will be mutually beneficial to  both countries in terms of its Diaspora resources. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at the Indian Diaspora Day and World Hindu Day in Abuja. Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who was Special  Guest of Honour at the Indian Diaspora Day and World Hindu Day, believed that India with a Diaspora population of 31million across the globe, is no doubt good resource for partnership in medicine,Tourism, Information and…

MEET THE LIVING OLDEST MONARCH IN YORUBA LAND ONILUA OF ILUA,OYO STATE WHO IS 140 YRS

The monarch is the Onilua of Ilua land, Oba Samuel Durodola Afolabi II, who is said to be 140 years old. Oba Afolabi became the king of the community 38 years ago when he was reported to have been 102 years. He is one of the few Nigerian monarchs, who were given the blessing of long life by God. The monarch, according to an investigation by Omo Lamurudu Media is regarded as the oldest monarch in the Yoruba land, sequel to his attainment of 140 years of existing on the…

Meet Taiwo Agbona, Nigerian king ‘chosen by oracle’ but can’t get married, pregnant on the throne

Taiwo Oyebola Agbona, a 23-year-old medical student, who was “chosen by oracle” to succeed her late father as king of Aaye kingdom in Ondo, says she can’t get married, pregnant while on the throne. Prior to the passing away of J. B Agbona, the alaaye of Aaye, who died on May 4, 2017, Taiwo, the first daughter of the monarch, was chosen to ascend the throne for a period of time pending when a new king is appointed. The young regent’s choice for the throne was also arrived at after…

NYSC DG Bags Community Award

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has added another feather to his cap as he bagged a Merit Award conferred by the Afo Community Development Forum Keffi, Nasarawa State. The conferment ceremony took place at New Keffi Hotel, Keffi. The organizers said Ibrahim was recognised for his contributions to National Integration, cohesion, patriotism and quality leadership. Twenty-One other illustrious Afo sons and daughters were also conferred with Awards at the ceremony. Prominent among them are the Emir of Keffi, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, the Osu Ajiri, Alhaji Halilu…

Gbajabiamila’s CPSO Emerges New Oniru-Elect, As Aremo Oniru Loses Bid To Succeed Dad

The Chief Personal Security Officer to the honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Prince Hakeem Ajasa has emerged the new Oba-Elect of Iruland, following the demise of the late Oniru, Oba Idowu Abiodun. The emergence of Prince Ajasa, who was one of the Princes presented by the Abisogun ruling house of Iru to succeed the late king, was announced by Chief Biliaminu Sanni, after he had dusted other contestants to clinch the crown of his forefathers. Ajasa, who graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU), also holds a…

FG Launches Campaign To Repatriate Looted,Smuggled Artifacts

The Federal Government has launched the Campaign For The Return and Restitution of Nigeria’s Looted and Smuggled Artifacts from around the world. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, launched the campaign at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday. “With this announcement, we are putting on notice all those who are holding on to Nigeria’s cultural property anywhere in the world that we are coming for them, using all legal and diplomatic instruments available. Gentlemen, we are under no illusion that this will be an easy task,…

Nigeria Exploring Culture, Tourism To Strengthen Relations With South Africa – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will continue to explore culture and tourism as veritable platforms to strengthen its ties with South Africa. The Minister stated this in Lagos on Thursday at a meeting with the South African Minister of Tourism,Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. “We have always believed that culture and tourism are very effective platforms and avenues for cementing relationship between the two countries. “A few years back, we did actually put in motion the machinery for cultural exchanges between Nigeria and South Africa and…

FG Will Remove All Impediments To Growth of Creative Industry – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government will remove all impediments to the growth of the Creative Industry, as part of the ongoing efforts to encourage the growth of the sector.   The Minister gave the assurance in Lagos in the early hours of Sunday at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). “As we head into 2020, the successful commercialization of the Creative industry is our number 1 priority. It will create jobs, reduce crime, be a major source of foreign…