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Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti governor bans use of English in traditional events

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has banned the use of English as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state.

Area boys clash with scavengers on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Many people were injured and vehicles smashed when a group of street urchins known as area boys clashed with Hausa scavengers at the Ile -Epo axis, near Abule – Egba, on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi has charged Nigerians residing in Canada, in the spirit of patriotism, to come together and join the government and the people of Nigeria in proffering solutions to the economic challenges facing the country.

Ooni of Ife: Never write off your country

The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has charged Nigerians residing in Canada, in the spirit of patriotism, to come together and join the government and the people of Nigeria in proffering solutions to the economic challenges facing the country.
The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebu land in Ogun State, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona (Ogbagba II), yesterday received thousands of sons and daughters of Ijebu extraction of the Yoruba race in Ijebu-Ode at this year’s Ojude Oba Cultural Festival/Carnival.

Don’t allow money bag succeed me – Ogun monarch

The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebu land in Ogun State, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona (Ogbagba II), yesterday received thousands of sons and daughters of Ijebu extraction of the Yoruba race in Ijebu-Ode at this year’s Ojude Oba Cultural Festival/Carnival.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ojude Oba a unifying force worthy of emulation – Ogun governor

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday described the Ojude Oba Cultural Festival as a unifying traditional festival among the Ijebu and the entire people of Ogun State.

PDP BOT chairman supports Ruga programme

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged Nigerians to embrace the establishment of Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) programme of the Federal Government.

Cleric urges youths to shun cultism, drug abuse

The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA) has called on National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCD) to ban production of films with suicide scenes.
President of the Young Yoruba for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson, on Sunday, said that he is not a Yoruba supremacist but a Yoruba nationalist.

Adeyinka Grandson: I’m a Yoruba nationalist, not supremacist

President of the Young Yoruba for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson, on Sunday, said that he is not a Yoruba supremacist but a Yoruba nationalist.

Dansaaki Agbede quits as YCE President

The leadership crisis rocking the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, took a new twist on Tuesday as the embattled President, Dansaaki Ade Agbede, voluntarily quits his position.
Segun Osoba

Yoruba elders move to resolve Segun Osoba, Femi Okurounmu’s feud

Concerned Yoruba leaders are already making moves to resolve the dispute between two elder statesmen, Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun State and Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the 2014 National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu.

Nine injured in bloody clash among hoodlums in Ibadan

About ten persons were reportedly injured in a fresh bloody clash among some hoodlums at Sasa, area of Ojoo, Ibadan in the early hours of Friday, leaving many properties looted, and destroyed.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere: Federal government actions cause division

Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has declared that the Federal Government is “doing all kinds of things that can divide the country”.

Group asks Ogun government to make indigenous language compulsory in schools

A group of Yoruba language instructors under the aegies of The Association of the Teachers of Yoruba language and culture, Nigeria, “Egbe Akomolede Yoruba ati Asa Naijiria” (EAAYN), has canvassed for the compulsory teaching and learning of Yoruba language in the formative stage of pupils in public and private schools across Ogun State.
Rauf Aregbesola

Former Osun governor urges Nigerians to live within their means

Former Osun State Governor and minister-designate, Raul Aregbesola, on Wednesday said the country has remained stagnant due to the free money it has been living on.

Senator Akintoye: Why Southwest should continue to resist Ruga

Renowned historian and Second Republic Senator Banji Akintoye on Tuesday urged the people of the Southwest to strengthen the resolve of the six governors from the region to reject the proposed Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA).

Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Pandef, others boycott General Abubakar’s peace meeting

Leaders of Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pan-Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum, yesterday, made good their threat to boycott the meeting initiated by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna to find solutions to myriads of problems facing the country.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

Insecurity: Oluwo calls for caution, advises against self-help

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi has cautioned the Yoruba against calls for war in face of the current insecurity in the Southwest, saying the lesson he had learnt during the protracted Liberian War is still fresh in his memory.
Kidnap Victim

Three kidnapped Ekiti civil servants regain freedom

The Ekiti State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of three civil servants, abducted along the Ayede-Isan Ekiti road in the Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

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