How Oole Oba Festival Promotes Unity, Culture, Territorial Defence By Sunday Adepoju

300 years after it started during the reign of the first Soun, the people of Ogbomoso have continued to celebrate the Oole Oba festival under the Ajagbon tree at the back of the Soun’s palace. SUNDAY ADEPOJU who covered the 2020 edition of the festival reports that it was a forum to promote unity among the people and the five Ogbomoso royal families.   Eminent personalities, the five Soun royal families, well wishers and culture enthusiasts from Ogbomoso and the rest of the world on Friday, March 20 converged on…

Ooni prescribes alternative African medicine to cure Coronavirus

The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Monday revealed that cure to the pandemic Coronavirus lies in the ability to explore the potentials of the alternative/natural medicine. Ooni Ogunwusi who doubled as the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ile Ife, emphasising that the Nigeria as a country and the world at large must look inward for alternative solution. “A divine proclamation came out to the world last…

Origin of Ogbomoso, Oyo state

Ogunlola was of Ibariba stock and descent. He came to the area now known as Ogbomoso in pursuit of his hunting profession. He stayed under ajagbon tree (still seen today by the side of the palace) and used the branches for hanging gears. The whole place was at this time (around the middle of the seventeenth century), a dense jungle. Ogunlola was an expert archer and brave hunter. Later he and his wife, Esuu, built their hut by the side of the ajagbon tree. On a certain day, Ogunlola noticed…

Bade Emirate appoints Lawan as  Sardauna of Bade

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday received a letter of appointment as the Sardauna of Bade by The Mai Bade, Mai Abubakar Umar Suleiman. Bade is an Emirate in Yobe State and the Mai Bade is the Paramount ruler of the emirate with headquarters in Gashua, home of the Senate President. The appointment letter was handed to him at the National Assembly by a delegation of Kingmakers and title holders from Bade emirate led by Alhaji Mohammed Saleh. The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Speaker of the…

Sanusi leaves Awe after judicial victory

Muhammad Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, has left Awe, a town in Nasarawa where he was banished to after his dethronement. Sanusi is riding in the same vehicle as Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, who visited him on his third day in detention. A federal high court in Abuja had ordered the immediate release of Sanusi. On Thursday, Lateef Fagbemi, a senior advocate of Nigeria, filed an exparte motion for the release of Muhammad Sanusi II from confinement in Awe. Fagbemi prayed that the court order Sanusi’s release…

Oyo, Plateau, Kano emerge winners at NYSC cultural festival

As the NYSC Cultural Festival came to a close, contingents from NYSC Oyo State Secretariat emerged first in the drama competition while their counterpart from Plateau came first in dance and Kano also clinched the first position in comedy. Announcing the result at the end of the keenly contested events, with the Judges namely; Prof. AJ Oklobia and Prof. AM Aginam, the Chairman, Panel of Judges, Prof. ES Dandaura, commended all the contestants for their display of talents, maturity and adherence to the rules and regulations that guided the competition.…

The trial of Yoruba kings By Lasisi Olagunju PHD

There is a price to pay for lowering standards; for settling for less and for outright sellout. Ethical sellout gave Nigeria moral slackers as political leaders – members of a virulent strain of unwashed humans who, like coronavirus, are now replicating themselves across the landscape. Today, the worst are imposing their reign over the best, and the land is helpless. The Yorubas have plugged in to that circuit of decay. They now have a bold caste of obas who, with subversive gusto, struggle for space and seat, eat dingily in…

Senate considers Army University bill

The Senate on Tuesday considered a bill seeking to give legal backing to the Nigerian Army University, Biu. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Ali Ndume (APC – Borno South), said the University which was approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2018, has thirty nine academic programs in five faculties. According to Ndume, the university was established with the aim of promoting research and other means of advancement of knowledge and its practical application to military hardware and software. He added that the university as an institution for the development…

How I vowed never to deceive those who elected me – Senate President …Wants Skill Acquisition Centre established in Yobe North

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday disclosed that his foray into partisan politics came with a vow never to deceive those who elected him. According to the Senate President, his decision to be transparent in his dealings as a lawmaker stems from his determination to deliver effective representation to his people, and by extension in service to the nation. Lawan stated this during the conferment of a traditional title of Mukaddam of Nguru in Yobe by the Nguru Emirate Council. “The people of Zone C gave me the…

Lawan seeks partnership with Yobe Govt on fishing, cultural festival

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has urged Ministries and Agencies of government, as well as Corporate bodies to partner the Yobe State Government on the Mauyi Ganga fishing and cultural festival. This year’s event, which held at River Alkamaram, Mauyi Ganga, featured colourful cultural display and was widely attended by dignitaries including the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, notable traditional rulers led by Emir of Bade, Mai Suleiman Abubakar and citizens from within and outside the state. Speaking on the prospects and benefits of the fishing and…