Are Yoruba obas demystified?

February 3, 2024 Clem Oluwole 0

When your neighbour’s beard catches fire, start pouring water on your own – a Nigerian adage. While growing up in the present-day South-west after my elder sister and old man tricked me out of Kumasi, my birthplace in Ghana, Abeokuta was my first destination. The ancient city housed the Baptist Women’s Teachers College where my sister was a student. She Read More

No Yoruba King can ban Isese, says Elebuibon

August 20, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Araba-Awo of Osogbo, Ifayemi Elebuibon, Sunday said there is no King in Yorubaland that can ban traditional (Isese) worship. The prominent Ifa priest stated this at the freedom park, Osogbo, Osun state, during the 2023 grand finale of the Isese Day celebration. He stated that a King can be a Christian or Muslim but he should respect the tradition Read More

Pandemonium as Yoruba nation agitators invade radio station

May 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Yoruba Nation agitators have reportedly hijacked Amuludun 99.1 FM in Ibadan in the early hours of Sunday. Amuludun FM is a community station owned by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). The General Manager of the station, Mr. Stephen Agbaje, confirmed the development. He also assured that the situation has been brought under control by the security agencies. “Some Read More

Another prominent Yoruba Nation member quits

February 3, 2023 Admin III 0

A prominent member of pro-Yoruba Nation agitation group, Ilana Omo Oduduwa, Wale Adeniran has disassociated himself from the group. Adeniran in a statement on Friday, said he renounced his membership of the group and severed all ties with its leader, Prof. Adebanji Akintoye, according to Punch. According to him, “Sometime late December 2022, Professor Banji Akintoye’s Personal Assistant put out a 35-minute Read More

Pandemonium as Yoruba nation agitators, police clash in Lagos

January 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Lagos state police command has confirmed the death of a yet to be identified man when its operatives clashed with Yoruba nation agitators. The police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, who gave the confirmation on Monday said the incident happened in Ojota area. He said operatives of the Command had been deployed it’s men to the scene to Read More

Breaking: Yoruba Nation leader resigns

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The leader of the Yoruba self-self determination struggle, Prof. Banji Akintoye has resigned.His resignation was made known in a statement by the group’s General Secretary, Tunde Amusat, on Thursday. Prof. Wale Adeniran has now been handed over the leadership of the group.

The statement further indicated that his resign is as a result of old age and a weakened body system as Akintoye’s Read More

Yoruba Nation struggle alive― Igboho

November 15, 2022 Admin III 0

Popular Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that Oodua Republic agitation is still alive. He made this known on Tuesday during the annual posthumous birthday of Bishop Ajayi Crowther and the presentation of Yoruba merits awards, organised by Oodua Consortium in partnership with Coalition of Yoruba Self-Determination Strategic Partners (CYSDSP) at Jogor Event Centre, Read More

2023: Group accuses Yoruba Nation agitators of planning violence

October 8, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by those championing and agitating for secession of Yoruba land from the rest of Nigeria to cause violence and chaos in the South-west and other parts of the country with the ultimate objective of truncating the conduct of the 2023 general elections. Read More

Owo Church killings a declaration of war on Yorubaland – Afenifere

June 10, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere on Friday raised the alarm that last Sunday’s killing in Owo was a declaration of war on Yorubaland. Afenifere raised the alarm in a statement issued in Ibadan by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, on the visit of the Afenifere delegation to Owo, Ondo state, on Thursday to commiserate with the people of Read More

Why Yoruba should support Igbo to succeed Buhari

March 30, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

The 2023 general elections are less than a year from now. With the recent conclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention where Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu was elected by consensus as the national chairman of the party, activities for the 2023 general elections have commenced in earnest. The election of Senator Adamu as the national chairman presupposes that the Read More

Igboho not part of Ilana Omo Oodua’s threat to Ekiti, Osun elections – Counsel

January 3, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), lead counsel to Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Monday, said his client was not part of the threat against the planned conduct of governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states by Professor Banji Akintoye. Chief Alliyu (SAN) in a statement entitled ‘Reaction to the imbroglio between Ilana Omo Oodua and Pelini Olajengbesi’ he personally Read More

Yoruba nation unveils Pajawiri mobile app to fight insecurity

December 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Monday, announced the unveiling of a mobile application designed to track kidnap victims and expose dangers across in Yoruba land. Speaking at the virtual unveiling ceremony held in Ibadan, leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, said the emergence of PAJAWIRI is an evidence that the Yoruba people are Read More

Soun’s death, great loss to Yorubaland, Nigeria – Minister

December 12, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, Sunday said the passing away of the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, was a huge loss to Yorubaland and Nigeria. Chief Dare who is the Agbaakin of Ogbomosoland in a condolence message described Oba Oyewumi as a leader with capacity, influence, affluence and wisdom, who was the architect Read More

Self-determination: Sunday Igboho ready to embrace FG’s option if… – Counsel

November 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, has expressed his readiness for the  the olive branch extended to him by the Hon Attorney General of Federation, Malam Abubakar Mallami (SAN), over the face off on self-determination bid Chief Adeyemo Igboho in a statement Friday by his lead counsel, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), consented to the possibility of political solution Read More

Breaking: Gunmen ‘attack’ Yoruba nation agitator’s house in Ekiti

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), on Tuesday raised alarm of an alleged attack by unknown gunmen on the house of its leader, Professor Banji Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement by its Communication Secretary, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, in Ibadan, said Prof Akintoye’s house in his Ado Ekiti country home was allegedly attacked on Read More

2023: ‘Igboho hasn’t endorsed any one as mouthpiece with Presidency’

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The lead counsel for the Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN), on Friday declared that “a discredited politician with disreputable pedigree in Yoruba race and a retired security officer are now pressurising” his client and his wife for endorsements on the 2023 general elections. Alliyu, in a statement in Ibadan, said the discredited politician and Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

Pardon my foolish question

October 7, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

These are confused and confusing times for our nation. Nothing seems to add up. Our political leaders are torn between what would swell their swollen bank accounts and what would make for a united, peaceful nation in which everyone enjoys the basic human and legal rights guaranteed them by the Nigerian constitution and cynically abused by the same leaders. At Read More

Gbajabiamila’s patriotic counsel

September 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, stirred the hornet’s nest when he said recently that the refusal of “miscreants and criminals masquerading as separationist activists” in the South-east and South-west to come forward for debate and accommodate dissenting views simply gives them away as Boko Haram and ISWAP elements. Although the speaker, who made the statement last week in his address Read More

Afenifere to Gumni: Your visit to Igboho inciting Yoruba race

September 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere on Sunday accused Islamic preacher, Sheikh Dr Ahmed Gumi of allegedly provoking and inciting the Yoruba race with his recent visitat to Igboho in Oyo state. Afenifere in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, described the statement credited to Dr Ahmed Gumi and Prof Yusuf Usman when they visited Igboho as Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

Despite Igboho’s detention, Yoruba Nation agitators set to resume rally

September 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume Yoruba Nation protest on Saturday, September 11. Blueprint learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Yoruba Nation’s rallies had taken place in Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo States respectively. Yoruba Nation agitation is a Read More

DSS urges court to cancel bail granted 4 Igboho’s aides

August 24, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Department of State Security (DSS) has asked the Federal High Court Abuja, to cancel the bail granted four of the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, (aka Sunday Igboho). The agency made the new plea in a fresh application. When the matter was called, Tuesday, counsel to the DSS, Idowu Awo told the court that the Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More