Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, has an identity crisis. Although its language and dominant culture is Yoruba, the people insist that they are not Yoruba but ‘Ilorin,’ an amorphous identity that does not draw from ethnicity but rather from a fluid cultural identity that evolved due to the unique history of the people and the city.
It is likened to a cup of clean water held by a leprous hand; a beautiful ripe orange infested with disgusting maggots.
In fact, I’m writing you at this auspicious moment because I strongly believe that you are reasonable and patriotic Nigerians (Lagosians) and, most significantly, LOVERS of Lagos.
Partly owing to man’s predilection for royalty and the lack of adequate understanding of the jungle, humans ascribe kingship to the lion because of its crown-like mane, overlooking the biggest, fiercest and most powerful of the cats, the tiger; as well as the biggest of the beasts, the elephant, both of whom can kill the lion – one-on-one.
Their culture of respect opens doors for them that even education cannot open. Diplomacy gives them supremacy.
The State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), made this known during a press briefing Wednesday in Ikeja.
Speaking at the 2022 edition of Ifa Festival in Akute, Ogun state, Iba Gani Adams stated further that introduction of the two prominent religions in Yoruba land had really made Yoruba people abandon their tradition and culture, leading them to poverty, retrogression and loss.
The organization made the call in a statement co-signed by its Spokesman, Prof. Lere Amusan and General Secretary, Prince Segun Akanni.
One of such Fuji music idols, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate, made this possible.
This came 28 years after the death of his predecessor, the late Oba Sami Adetayo, who joined his ancestors in May 1994.
Also, another book, I Love My Country, will be presented to the public. The brain behind it is Prince Ade Ajayi Foundation (PAAF) Centre for Constitutional Literacy and Civic Education.
It stated in its weekly bulletin issued on Monday that the four language subjects are Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Arabic.
The guests at the party, with the venue not disclosed, spoke Yoruba language and adorned the usual “aso ebi”
According to The PUNCH, the nanny, Motunrayo Azeez, said the Nollywood actress brutalised her at her home in Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos State,
A united Nigeria remains the most operational means of preserving and protecting the variegated interests of those within the territory. While the ‘’big three’’ — Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba – jostle for sectional dividends, they forget that there are other groups — the presumed minority ethnic nationalities — in the phylum. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic nationalities, but are the supposed small lot lesser citizens? Should the interest of the ‘’big three’’ be the governing aspiration and grail of other groupings in the taxonomy?
Today some Nigerians would rather prefer that Nigeria is still under the governance of Great Britain today. There are Nigerians who would prefer our resources were managed by foreigners. That is the height we have fallen as a result of ‘independence’ void of responsibility. Things have only become worse after our so called independence.
From this quotation we see that Chief Obafemi Awolowo believed in one Nigeria, because he could see that our diversity is a blessing. He for sure had the political influence and leadership to have led Yorubas into self determination, but yet he didn’t, because living together as one country is better for all. It was better then and it’s still better today.
Today, if you take a visit to any of our education institutions in the South West, you will readily agree with me that Yorubas no longer hold all the aces when it comes to education. Our educational standards have fallen.
Our people have not embraced brotherhood and brotherliness. We have not seen ourselves as one. We think it must be a mistake that God created us and put us within same geography. We are always striving and fighting one another instead of building together.
Contrary to this, with the emergence of Oduduwa Republic, who are those that will be the citizens? Are they not the current Yoruba people? The so-called “area boys” of Lagos, are they not part of Yoruba people who will go with you? What will happen to them? Or we think they will become saints overnight? What will you do with the Yoruba money ritualists? In my own personal opinion these money ritualists are as bad as the Fulani kidnappers.