AREE ONAKAAKANFO TITLE :Then and Now

 19 years after Abiola’s death, Yorubas were eagerly waiting for the manifestation of another Aare Ona Kakanfo. Abiola was known to have held traditional titles from all the geo-political zones in the country and even beyond Nigeria. He achieved a rare feat of being the Basorun of Ibadanland and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, holding the two titles simultaneously. Not many have however thought about it that the beginning of the end was when Chief Moshood Abiola took the Aare Ona Kakanfo title. Though it has been claimed in…

UNVEILING THE NEW AARE ONAKAKANFO of YORUBA LAND Otunba Gani Adams 

In the heat of the Second World War, in 1941, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Sir Winston Churchill, said the following words to General Bernard Montgomery, who was also known as the “Spartan General”, the hero of the Battle of Alamein, the Commander of the famous British Desert Rats and the Field Marshall of the British Armed Forces. He said:“Monty, never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never,never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to…

Full text of Gani Adams’ speech during installation as Aare Ona Kakanfo

Otunba Gani Adams was on Saturday installed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo.The event held at Durbar Stadium, Oyo. His full speech below: “There cannot be a more humbling occasion for me as the one we are in today. Against the backdrop of the size of the office the Iku Baba Yeye, His Imperial Majesty, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, has bestowed on me and the larger than life image of my predecessors, my installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo is a challenge that…

USE YOUR POSITION AS AARE ONA KAKANFO FOR NATIONAL UNITY, President Buhari charges Gani Adams

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Otunba Gani Adams, Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), on his investiture as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, January 13, 2018. President Buhari charges Otunba Adams to use the new position to pursue worthy goals of security, peace and national unity.The President stated this in a congratulatory message signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. President Buhari commended the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, on the appointment of a new Aare Ona Kakanfo, who will assist…

Aree Onakaakanfo rites begin Wednesday

The final rites for the installation of Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday. Since he was announced as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes that would lead to his installation on January 13, 2018 at Durbar Stadium, Oyo State. From Wednesday, the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress will be in seclusion in Oyo town. A statement, on Sunday, from the Media Office of…

Aree Onakakanfo visits Senate President

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki today received the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land in  his office at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.   While welcoming Aree Gani Adams to his office, Dr. Saraki said, it is good that the younger generations are are taking up the mantle of leadership, according  to him “i was very delighted and glad when i read it in the news that you have  been appointed as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba Land, your determination and commitment to the promotion of culture…