New Olupako emerges as Kwara appoints three monarchs

Kwara State Governor ,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday presented letters of appointment to three traditional rulers in Ifelodun and Isin local government areas of the state. They were: Olupako of Share, Oba Haruna Olawale Sulaiman (1st class); Olusin of Ijara Isin Oba Ajibola Ademola Julius (2nd class); and Onilupeju of Ilupeju Oba Muhammad Akande Olarewaju Odunade (4th class). Represented by the commissioner of local government, chieftaincy affairs and community development Architect Aliyu Saifuddeen, the governor called on the newly appointed traditional rulers to use their stools to promote peace, tranquility and…

A TOAST TO CULTURE AND TRADITION (The First Professor of Nupe Language; Prof. Adamu Idris Manarakis’ story of success) By Hassan Usman 

Another striking definition of greatness is; the ability to see and seize the opportunity to breakthrough in the face of every obstacle. This phenomenon sums up the legendary of the first ever TASHIRU NUPE. Born some 33 years ago in one of the suburbs of Minna, Adamu Idris Manarakis, against all odds, did not only grow up to become a vibrant certified professional science educationist but also realized his dream as a culture and tradition revolutionary of international reckon. His journey through school was most tortuous and frustrating, being a…

We can’t afford turning to refugees: Kwara Gov ….. commends Kwara youths for peaceful #EndSARS protest

Nigerians must eschew actions that could spark another civil war and turn citizens to refugees elsewhere, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq cautioned on Wednesday. Speaking at the 45th anniversary of the Emir of Lafiagi,Alhaji Sa’adu Kawu Haliru in Lafiagi, the Governor appealed for caution and peaceful resolutions of contending issues as the #EndSARS protests — now marred by arson — fester in some parts of the country. “We need peace for Nigeria to succeed. There are various forces wanting to tear us apart. We must not allow that to happen,”…

Veteran Nollywood Actor,Jimoh Aliu is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor,Chief Jimoh Aliu popularly known as Baba Aworo is dead. The dramatist, Sculptor, Filmwriter, Playwright,Film Director and former National President of Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) died in the early hours of today Thursday, shortly after meeting with his children in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti state capital. It was gathered that the 93years old thespian earlier met with the children and urged them to be united and be at peace with each other An inside source said Pa Jimoh Aliu  had premonition of his death, as he told…

Kwara Govt presents appointment letters to six Traditional Rulers

The Kwara State Government on Monday presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed 3rd Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers. The official presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of same by the Kwara State Council of Chiefs. The newly appointed Royal Fathers included Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area (3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab  Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class). Others were Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba…

Gov Sani-Bello eulogises Etsu Nupe, Yahaya Abubakar at 68 ,17th Anniversary on throne

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has eulogised the personality of the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar on his 68th birthday and 17th anniversary on his ascension to the throne as the 13th Etsu Nupe. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, the Governor described the Etsu Nupe as a true, loving and peaceful leader as well as a bridge-builder whose immense contributions to unity, peaceful coexistence and development of the society is not only reckoned with…

Making of Ooni Ogunwusi: The Facts! By Olawale Olaleye

Some folks had challenged me earlier today to put out my facts as far as the emergence of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II is concerned and I’m doing just that now. From a few of the responses on the thread of my previous posts, it’s evident that the truth had been lost in the mix, either by design or default. But I’ll see to it now and set it straight. In a concise form, I’d try as much as possible to reveal some of the…

My love for music and dance is not quantifiable — Ekiti Commissioner

Ekiti state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism,Prof. Rasak Bakare,has said his love for music and dance know no bounds. Bakare stated this on Tuesday in Lagos during a visit to the Chairman of Evergreen Musical Company, Femi Esho, Africa’s largest collector of Highlife music. “My  love for music and dance is not quantifiable, I started my romance with the art at the age of 17 when  I premiered in late Hubert Ogunde’s play “Aropin N Teniyan.” “Our country has a lot of tourism potential and music is an integral part…

Saga of a living ancestor By Dare Babarinsa

It is interesting that even now people of Ile-Ife still refers to Baba Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi in the present tense. It is as if one day, he would be sighted at Oke Itase or any of the many sacred sites in Ile-Ife, the city which the Yoruba people believe is the Land of the First Dawn. Aderemi was the Ooni of Ife for 50 momentous years. Forty years ago when Chief Bola Ige was the Governor of old Oyo State, the Ooni passed on to the land of the ancestors.…

FG To Amend Act Establishing National Endowment For The Arts

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the Arts to enable it to play a pivotal role in responding to the demands of the sector, which has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, in his opening remarks at the Virtual Forum of the African Union Ministers responsible for Arts, Culture and Heritage. ”We have decided to amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the…