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The most instructive representation of the much talked about ‘Yoruba peoples religious tolerance

This is the most instructive representation of the much talked about ‘Yoruba peoples religious tolerance’  I have seen. It was time for Muslim prayers and a masquerade of the Yoruba traditional religious practice joined in the prayers even with his ‘ago’ and ‘opa’. This is saying  live and let live, respect mine and I respect yours, be and let me…

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With the Oyo Mesi in Oyo today.

According to Wikipedia “The Oyo Mesi is the privy council of Oyo, a Yoruba traditional state in Southwestern Nigeria. It dates to the medieval period, when it served as the government of a powerful pre-colonial state that was known as the Oyo empire.” Was with Kabiyesi the Alaafin of Oyo today. He took me to a very very private and…

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Excerpt from the book -Politics That Works

“We seek, through this book, to bring the new generation of politicians out of their confusion and hand them the take-over baton. We will help you understand what politics that works entails , unveiling superior grassroots strategies you can employ to beat the odds and hold tightly to your values.The sooner the next generation realises that they can change nothing…

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Aladoko – Most Revered Masquerade in Ekiti

This masquerade is known as Aladoko or Ede in Ekiti. Some also call it Alamudu while some others call it still Egun Ire, ( the good masquerade). It is the most revered of masquerades in Ekiti for it’s  intellect , vision , foresight and wisdom and poetic recitations. It could stand on its feet for six hours chanting and not…

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Do you remember this photograph? It was taken for posterity at the June 12 awards in 2018. Mrs Ganiat Fawehinmi had come on the stage to be decorated on behalf of her late husband Chief Gani Fawehinmi. At the moment of decorating her something fell from the box containing the plaque . Pronto , President Mohamadu Buhari, in his more…

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Buni’s Status: Confusion At APC Secretariat, Buhari’s Aides, Minister Insist On Dissolution Of Committee

KEY stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have continued to give divergent opinions and legal interpretations to the pronouncements by Supreme Court Justices on the eligibility of the Yobe State governor and chairman caretaker and extraordinary convention planning committee, Mai Mala Buni to hold both elective and party positions.  On Thursday, two of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides joined the…

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Row deepens in APC over Buni

The row that erupted in the All Progressives Congress (APC), following the Supreme Court judgment which upheld Ondo State Governor Rotmi Akeredolu’s election, deepened yesterday.President Muhammadu Buhari’s political adviser Senator Babafemi Ojudu and Presidential aide on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, said yesterday that the party’s National Caretaker Committee had lost legitimacy.Their position is in sync with that expressed…

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APC SHOULD PAUSE ALL ACTIVITIES, RETREAT TO APPRAISE LEGALITY TO AVOID MORE DAMAGES. While congratulating His Excellency, the Governor of Ondo state on the majority judgement of the Supreme Court upholding His election by striking out the Petition, decisions affecting the legality and Status of CARETAKER AND EXTRA ORDINARY CONVENTION PLANNING COMMITTEE was along delivered. It has long been in…

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Ekiti APC congress: Ojudu rejects consensus, alleges compromise by Fayemi group

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, on Saturday, accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State of hijacking the forms for elective positions, ahead of next Saturday’s ward congress allegedly for cronies of Governor Kayode Fayemi. Ojudu, who also rejected a consensus for the congress, saying it would spell doom for…

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