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Court awards #20b damages against Lawless DSS for illegal raid of Igboho house

Court awards #20b damages against Lawless DSS for illegal raid of Igboho house


An Oyo State High Court on Friday granted a relief sought by Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho and ordered the Nigerian government to pay him N20 billion.

The Court Orders the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government To Pay Sunday Igboho N20billion for the illegal raid of his house in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

In its ruling, the court also dismissed an application filed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, challenging its jurisdiction to hear allegations against Nigerian government agencies.

The court was expected to deliver judgement or ruling on the N500 billion fundamental human rights case instituted by the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho against the Nigerian Government and Department of State Services (DSS).

Adeyemo Sunday Igboho had through his lawyer, Yomi Alliyu, filed a suit challenging the invasion of his house in Ibadan on July 1 by operatives of the DSS, also known as the State Security Service (SSS) or secret police.

Igboho is, among others, seeking an order of the court to declare the invasion of his residence by DSS operatives as illegal and an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

The three respondents are Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), as the first respondent, SSS as the second respondent and Director of SSS in Oyo State as the third respondent.

Counsel for the AGF, Abubakar Abdullahi had filed an application challeging the ability of a state High Court to hear the activities of Nigerian government agencies.

But citing several judgements by the Supreme and Appeal courts in respect of the ability of the state high court to hear such cases, Justice Ladiran Akintola said the invasion of the house of the applicant violated his fundamental human rights as stipulated in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as ammended.

“Unfortunately, this court is not a Father Christmas and cannot award the sum of N500 billion as requested by the applicant but the court retrained the respondent from arresting or harassing the applicant. He has right to his free movement as contain in section 35.1 (a)(b) of the 1999 constitution as amended.”


Meanwhile, Buhari led Nepotic Government is known for lack of respect for the rules of law, fundamental human rights and fragrance disobedience to court orders.


An Oyo State High Court on Friday granted a relief sought by Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho and ordered the Nigerian government to pay him N20 billion.

The Court Orders the Major General Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government To Pay Sunday Igboho N20billion for the illegal raid of his house in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

In its ruling, the court also dismissed an application filed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, challenging its jurisdiction to hear allegations against Nigerian government agencies.

The court was expected to deliver judgement or ruling on the N500 billion fundamental human rights case instituted by the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho against the Nigerian Government and Department of State Services (DSS).

Adeyemo Sunday Igboho had through his lawyer, Yomi Alliyu, filed a suit challenging the invasion of his house in Ibadan on July 1 by operatives of the DSS, also known as the State Security Service (SSS) or secret police.

Igboho is, among others, seeking an order of the court to declare the invasion of his residence by DSS operatives as illegal and an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

The three respondents are Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), as the first respondent, SSS as the second respondent and Director of SSS in Oyo State as the third respondent.

Counsel for the AGF, Abubakar Abdullahi had filed an application challeging the ability of a state High Court to hear the activities of Nigerian government agencies.

But citing several judgements by the Supreme and Appeal courts in respect of the ability of the state high court to hear such cases, Justice Ladiran Akintola said the invasion of the house of the applicant violated his fundamental human rights as stipulated in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as ammended.

“Unfortunately, this court is not a Father Christmas and cannot award the sum of N500 billion as requested by the applicant but the court retrained the respondent from arresting or harassing the applicant. He has right to his free movement as contain in section 35.1 (a)(b) of the 1999 constitution as amended.”


Meanwhile, Buhari led Nepotic Government is known for lack of respect for the rules of law, fundamental human rights and fragrance disobedience to court orders.

NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO SNAP; THE UN MUST ACT NOW TO AVERT CATASTROPHE - NINAS

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

(Being a Letter Addressed to United Nations Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the General Assembly, September 14, 2021 by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.


PROTOCOLS.


1.    We, the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria gather today at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York to alert the UN, and the rest of the Global Community that the Union of Nigeria has failed irredeemably; and is now at the verge of a Violent Disintegration with Catastrophic Consequences for Global Peace, and Security as our population of over 200 million would become an Instant Global Refugee Nightmare.

 

2.    Amidst the extraordinary difficulties inflicted by the imposition and enforcement of Sharia by a section of Nigeria in a supposedly Secular Union, the immediate reason for this looming catastrophe is the Cocktail of Mass Killing, Kidnapping and General Banditry being orchestrated against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria by an invading Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen in an undisguised Ethnic Cleansing Campaign that progressively demonstrate the Complicity of the Federal Government of Nigeria headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, who as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is also the Life Grand Patron of the notorious Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria; that proudly takes responsibility for the Murderous Exploits of the Fulani Herdsmen  Militia designated the Fourth Most Deadly Terror Group.

 

3.    Compounding their impunity, the same Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association at a recent Press Conference organised to mock the Planned NINAS Million-Man Freedom March to the UN, boasted to be in control of the UN through their daughter, Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General at the UN. An indication that (Amina Mohammed) nominated to that Exalted UN Position by the Fulani President of Nigeria Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, is in some way a part of the Grand Protection Design for the Fulani Herdsmen in their Bloody, Onslaught against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.

 

4.    It will be recalled that following widespread extrajudicial killings in Nigeria, the UN in August of 2019, dispatched a Special Rapporteur Mission to Nigeria led by Agnes Callamard. The Damning Verdict of that Rapporteur Mission was that the widespread extrajudicial killings were flowing from the Unitary Constitutional Arrangements of Nigeria, which operates as a PRESSURE-COOKER FOR INJUSTICE and that Nigeria under that Constitution is a Danger to Global Peace and Security. The Report warned that unless something is done urgently, Nigeria would Snap, plunging its 200 million Population into turmoil that will trigger a Large-Scale Refugee Crisis of unprecedented magnitude at a time the Global Terror Networks, ISIS, ISWAP and AL-Qaeda are already converging in Nigeria.

 

5.    It will be recalled that in furtherance of the Repudiation and Rejection of the Unitary Constitution of Nigeria (1999), and the Toxic Union it foists, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (being the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria) on December 16, 2020 Declared a Constitutional Force Majeure, raising a Union Dispute with 5-Point Demand for the termination of the operation of the aforementioned imposed Constitution; for the immediate commencement of remediation of the Long-Standing Grave Constitutional Grievances of Nigeria’s Constituent Components, failing which the Peoples of the Alliance Territory would Reconsider their Allegiance to that Constitution. The Key Highlights of the five-point demand include the suspension of the further elections (Particularly the 2023 Elections), under the repudiated 1999 constitution as well as the initiation of a time-bound transitioning arrangement to mid-wife the emergence of fresh constitutional protocols founded on the sovereignty and self-determination rights of the constituent components of Nigeria. An Online Petition conveying the Demands of that Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation, is currently before the UN Security Council.

 

6.    That Nigeria has failed as a State is no longer a Subject for Debate, having emerged the Global Poverty Capital, and Playing Host to Two of the World’s Top Four Most Deadly Terrorists Organisation, with Three-quarters of the Constituent Components (South and Middle-Belt) Seeking Urgent Extrication by Way of Referendums from what has become a Union of Death. Looking back at the recent turn of events in Afghanistan, this Freedom March to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, is to alert the Global Community of the rapidly degenerating situation of Nigeria, and to invite United Nations, particularly the Security Council, and Trusteeship Council, to initiate Urgent Steps to Arrest Nigeria’s Descent into Chaos, as besieged communities drift dangerously to self-help.


*For and on behalf of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination*

 


*Professor Yusuf Turaki*


*Elder T.K Ogoriba*  


*Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki* 


*Tony Nnadi*

(Secretary-General, NINAS)


*Professor Banji Akintoye*

(Chairman, NINAS)


Prof Banji Akintoye





 

Lawless DSS Releases Two More Sunday Igboho’s Aides

Lawless DSS Releases Two More Sunday Igboho’s Aides

The Nigeria's Lawless Department Of State Services has releases two more associates of  Yoruba agitator Sunday Igboho.


According to their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the two were released by the secret police in. Abuja on Friday.

The Nigeria's Lawless Department Of State Services has releases two more associates of  Yoruba agitator Sunday Igboho.


According to their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, the two were released by the secret police in. Abuja on Friday.

I AM A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE: THE PROBLEM WITH GRADUATES OF YORUBA ORIGIN

I AM A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE: THE PROBLEM WITH GRADUATES OF YORUBA ORIGIN

By Abdul-Ganiyy Raji


Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria are known to be lovers of education. They can borrow or sell their valuables just to get a tertiary education. One particular South Western State is reputed to have the most professors in the country. I guess you know the state I am talking about.



It is an incontrovertible fact that the Yorubas are the most educated people in Nigeria. They love education so much that they also pursue it beyond the shores of the country. There is hardly any continent of the world that does not have a student of Yoruba origin. However, a study of the economic realities of many Nigerians show that other ethnic groups like Ibo, Hausa and Fulani are better off financially than many graduates of Yoruba origin. Let us begin by taking a look at most of the big and small shops in Lagos State, they are owned by Ibos. Most highbrow estates in Lagos State are also fast becoming another South East within a State because of the high concentration of people of South Eastern origin who are resident in them. This is kudos to Ibos. At least, they are working hard and smart. It is wrong to think that all Ibos who are well-off are fraudsters or money ritualists. Many of them just have great legit business ideas that many Yoruba graduates do not have. They never get carried away by their academic qualifications.



One wrong assumption that many South Westerners have is thinking that the Hausas who do menial jobs and hawk yams and pepper in Lagos State are also poor people back in their various states. What we fail to realise is that most of these Hausas are making fortunes in Lagos and other big cities. Many of them are millionaires in their states. Some of them even have farmlands that are big enough to feed large communities.



Why are Yorubas not the richest people in Nigeria notwithstanding their educational edge over other tribes? The simple answer is Yorubas are egomaniacal. They are arrogant. Their arrogance makes them avoid jobs which yield high profits but which will require them to get their clothes and feet stained with mud, oil or sand. Yorubas like white-collar jobs. They all want to work in cosy offices. If they fail to get jobs in big companies, they keep waiting till eternity. When a graduate of Ibo origin fails to get his desired white-collar job, he considers selling Okirika, raw foodstuffs or any other thing that he can lay his hands on. This is not the case with graduates in the South West. To the Yorubas, it is an embarrassment that a university graduate should be seen selling Okirika, raw foodstuffs or cooked food, or doing a blue-collar job. This is one of the reasons why many graduates are poor in the South West. 



Friends and family members are also blameworthy for the poor economic status of many  graduates in the South West. They will mock you behind and in front of you for selling raw foodstuffs, cooked food or Okirika, or for doing blue-collar jobs if you are a graduate. *"How can a graduate like you be selling yams?* This is what they will say even without making any attempt to help you get an alternative job. They will taunt you so much that if you are not focused, you may end up becoming frustrated and hopeless.



A Hausa man will put out a tray with 20 oranges and within two months, the oranges will become 200. Before long, he will be buying multiple sacks of oranges. The same Hausa man who came to Lagos with nothing will return to his state annually with lots of money. Where is the Yoruba man who is a university graduate? He is still roaming the streets looking for a white-collar job that does not exist. 



The problem with graduates in the South West is that they have a morbid sense of self-importance and and entitlement. *"I am a graduate and therefore, I must get a prestigious white-collar job"* *"I am a graduate and therefore, I must not be seen doing a job that is meant for non-graduates."* Yorubas who reason in these manners are living in a utopian world. Today,there are many blue-collar jobs and self-run busineses that pay more than white-collar jobs. We can see many blue-collar workers and self-employed people building their houses and sending their children to schools of their choice while many white-collar workers are even struggling to make ends meet.



Do not misconstrue me. I do not mean to say that white-collar jobs are bad. What I am aiming at is that if you cannot get a white-collar job, never sit down wallowing in poverty and self-pity. Think about other things you can do that will put food on the table for you and your family, even if such other things will not involve knotting a tie or wearing a suit. Do not allow mockery from your friends, family members or former classmates, or your supposedly intimidating credentials to prevent you from doing legit blue-collar jobs that can bring you money. Let people ridicule you for doing a blue-collar job or running your small business. When you finally make it, they will come back to congratulate you.


Yoruba people, wake up before it is too late.



Abdul-Ganiyy Raji

By Abdul-Ganiyy Raji


Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria are known to be lovers of education. They can borrow or sell their valuables just to get a tertiary education. One particular South Western State is reputed to have the most professors in the country. I guess you know the state I am talking about.



It is an incontrovertible fact that the Yorubas are the most educated people in Nigeria. They love education so much that they also pursue it beyond the shores of the country. There is hardly any continent of the world that does not have a student of Yoruba origin. However, a study of the economic realities of many Nigerians show that other ethnic groups like Ibo, Hausa and Fulani are better off financially than many graduates of Yoruba origin. Let us begin by taking a look at most of the big and small shops in Lagos State, they are owned by Ibos. Most highbrow estates in Lagos State are also fast becoming another South East within a State because of the high concentration of people of South Eastern origin who are resident in them. This is kudos to Ibos. At least, they are working hard and smart. It is wrong to think that all Ibos who are well-off are fraudsters or money ritualists. Many of them just have great legit business ideas that many Yoruba graduates do not have. They never get carried away by their academic qualifications.



One wrong assumption that many South Westerners have is thinking that the Hausas who do menial jobs and hawk yams and pepper in Lagos State are also poor people back in their various states. What we fail to realise is that most of these Hausas are making fortunes in Lagos and other big cities. Many of them are millionaires in their states. Some of them even have farmlands that are big enough to feed large communities.



Why are Yorubas not the richest people in Nigeria notwithstanding their educational edge over other tribes? The simple answer is Yorubas are egomaniacal. They are arrogant. Their arrogance makes them avoid jobs which yield high profits but which will require them to get their clothes and feet stained with mud, oil or sand. Yorubas like white-collar jobs. They all want to work in cosy offices. If they fail to get jobs in big companies, they keep waiting till eternity. When a graduate of Ibo origin fails to get his desired white-collar job, he considers selling Okirika, raw foodstuffs or any other thing that he can lay his hands on. This is not the case with graduates in the South West. To the Yorubas, it is an embarrassment that a university graduate should be seen selling Okirika, raw foodstuffs or cooked food, or doing a blue-collar job. This is one of the reasons why many graduates are poor in the South West. 



Friends and family members are also blameworthy for the poor economic status of many  graduates in the South West. They will mock you behind and in front of you for selling raw foodstuffs, cooked food or Okirika, or for doing blue-collar jobs if you are a graduate. *"How can a graduate like you be selling yams?* This is what they will say even without making any attempt to help you get an alternative job. They will taunt you so much that if you are not focused, you may end up becoming frustrated and hopeless.



A Hausa man will put out a tray with 20 oranges and within two months, the oranges will become 200. Before long, he will be buying multiple sacks of oranges. The same Hausa man who came to Lagos with nothing will return to his state annually with lots of money. Where is the Yoruba man who is a university graduate? He is still roaming the streets looking for a white-collar job that does not exist. 



The problem with graduates in the South West is that they have a morbid sense of self-importance and and entitlement. *"I am a graduate and therefore, I must get a prestigious white-collar job"* *"I am a graduate and therefore, I must not be seen doing a job that is meant for non-graduates."* Yorubas who reason in these manners are living in a utopian world. Today,there are many blue-collar jobs and self-run busineses that pay more than white-collar jobs. We can see many blue-collar workers and self-employed people building their houses and sending their children to schools of their choice while many white-collar workers are even struggling to make ends meet.



Do not misconstrue me. I do not mean to say that white-collar jobs are bad. What I am aiming at is that if you cannot get a white-collar job, never sit down wallowing in poverty and self-pity. Think about other things you can do that will put food on the table for you and your family, even if such other things will not involve knotting a tie or wearing a suit. Do not allow mockery from your friends, family members or former classmates, or your supposedly intimidating credentials to prevent you from doing legit blue-collar jobs that can bring you money. Let people ridicule you for doing a blue-collar job or running your small business. When you finally make it, they will come back to congratulate you.


Yoruba people, wake up before it is too late.



Abdul-Ganiyy Raji

At last, Lawless Department Of State Services Finally Releases 8 Detained Igboho's Aides, Illegally Keeps 4 In Custody (PHOTOS)

At last, Lawless Department Of State Services Finally Releases 8 Detained Igboho's Aides, Illegally Keeps 4 In Custody (PHOTOS)

The Nigeria's Lawless Department Of State Services has on Monday releases eight of the detained Igboho's aides while still lllegally Keeping for in custody.


This was confirmed by their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi on Monday. He, however, said the remaining four aides must be released as they have all met their bail conditions.


The released aides are currently at the office of their counsel in Abuja.

Out of the 8 aides granted bail in the Sum of N5million each, 6 were released and while out of the 4 granted bail in the sum of N10 million 2 were released.

Photos:








The Nigeria's Lawless Department Of State Services has on Monday releases eight of the detained Igboho's aides while still lllegally Keeping for in custody.


This was confirmed by their lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi on Monday. He, however, said the remaining four aides must be released as they have all met their bail conditions.


The released aides are currently at the office of their counsel in Abuja.

Out of the 8 aides granted bail in the Sum of N5million each, 6 were released and while out of the 4 granted bail in the sum of N10 million 2 were released.

Photos:








ISESE DAY: Osun govt. Declares Friday work-free day

ISESE DAY: Osun govt. Declares Friday work-free day


The Osun State Government has declared Friday, a work-free day in marking this year’s Isese Day, even though the celebration would be without fanfare as Covid 19 pandemic still remains a threat.

According to a statement on Wednesday signed by Osun state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Lawal, the celebration would be low-key because of the increasing cases of COVID-19.

The statement congratulated the traditional worshippers in the state on the occasion of this year’s Isese Day and appealed to them to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during, and after the festival.


Also the statement enjoined them to continue to support the Oyetola administration and emphasised the need for the residents to continue to embrace Omoluabi ethos.

 “On the part of the “Isese Day” participants, we urged
them to observe the COVID-19 Protocols especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing among other safety protocols before, during and after this year’s celebration.”


The Osun State Government has declared Friday, a work-free day in marking this year’s Isese Day, even though the celebration would be without fanfare as Covid 19 pandemic still remains a threat.

According to a statement on Wednesday signed by Osun state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Lawal, the celebration would be low-key because of the increasing cases of COVID-19.

The statement congratulated the traditional worshippers in the state on the occasion of this year’s Isese Day and appealed to them to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct before, during, and after the festival.


Also the statement enjoined them to continue to support the Oyetola administration and emphasised the need for the residents to continue to embrace Omoluabi ethos.

 “On the part of the “Isese Day” participants, we urged
them to observe the COVID-19 Protocols especially the use of nose mask, social/physical distancing among other safety protocols before, during and after this year’s celebration.”

#Oduduwa12: NIGERIA'S Lawless DSS files fresh charges to keep Igboho associates detained despite bail granted by a federal High Court

#Oduduwa12: NIGERIA'S Lawless DSS files fresh charges to keep Igboho associates detained despite bail granted by a federal High Court

The NIGERIA'S Presidential Lawless DSS on Monday files fresh motion to keep detained #oduduwa12 perpetually detained after a Federal judge granted them bail last week ans their lawyers were processing the bail conditions.















The NIGERIA'S Presidential Lawless DSS on Monday files fresh motion to keep detained #oduduwa12 perpetually detained after a Federal judge granted them bail last week ans their lawyers were processing the bail conditions.















Are You Still Taking Corn Pap (Akamu)? See What It Does To Your Body Each Time You Take It

Are You Still Taking Corn Pap (Akamu)? See What It Does To Your Body Each Time You Take It


Corn pap is a Nigerian fermented cereal pudding made from maize, also known as akamu, ogi, koko, or eko. This super light food has been around for decades now and a lot of people in Nigeria are eating it.


A study in 2018 on the Nutritional composition of pap found that pap is rich in essential properties, including carbohydrate, Vitamins [A, B5, B3, B1, riboflavin, C), folic acid, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. It also contained high contents of amino acids such as tryptophan, phenylalanine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, and valine. The calories in one serving of pap are 152.



Now, I know that daily a lot of people still take this meal called Pap. I will tell you in this article what pap does to your Body each Time you do. Read carefully now to see what pap is doing to your health:


1. Regulates Blood Pressure


Pap is an excellent source of potassium and contains zero sodium content, making it a good diet for people with high blood pressure and those who want to maintain stable blood pressure or prevent hypertension production. Another benefit of taking potassium-rich foods such as pap is that it helps to lessen the effects to sodium in your body while also relieving discomfort in your blood vessel walls, thereby protecting you from myriads of health problems that might have to sprout.


2. Lowers LDL Cholesterol


There are two primary forms of cholesterol in the body, low-density lipoprotein [LDL] and high-density lipoprotein [HDL], respectively. The former, LDL, is also considered to be 'poor' cholesterol since having excess cholesterol in your body will cause plaque to grow in your artery walls, making circulation a problem. It may also result in undue heart strain, and can even lead to high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.


On the positive side, pap contains a decent deal of chromium, zinc, magnesium, and some other active properties that help minimize the body's cholesterol levels of 'poor' LDLs.


In pap, chromium is found to be involved in lowering LDL cholesterol levels as well as inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque formation in the body. This same mineral is also linked to improved levels of blood sugar, reduced risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, reduced depression, increased levels of energy, increased regenerative capacity, to mention but a few. Again, pap's zinc and magnesium content are also considered great for lowering the body's LDL cholesterols, as they possess potent properties that are useful for this.


Having said that, some of the best ways to help raise your 'healthy' HDL cholesterols and lower your 'poor' LDL cholesterols include – moderate caloric intake, daily physical activity [exercise], reduced smoking, reduced sugar intake, and trans fats, to name just a few. Eating Nigerian foods with low cholesterol, too, will be perfect.


3. Highly beneficial for nursing mothers


Have you ever wondered why pap is one of the most popular nursing mom foods?


Pap contains a high amount of water and some other components which facilitate the adequate flow of breast milk for mothers who are lactating. It also helps to recover strength after having suffered from one disease or another, not forgetting that it is again an easy-to-digest food – a friend of the digestive system.


4. Good source of energy


Pap is an excellent source of carbohydrate, one of the nutrients on which your body strongly relies on adequate energy. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as pap not only provide the body with energy but also encourage mental sharpness and improve fat for energy metabolism.


5. Easy to digest


Pap is one of the easy to digest foods that we have around us. This helps the body to get rid of unnecessary contaminants and chemicals quickly by simply increasing the pace you urinate at. Another advantage of eating easily digestible food is that it puts less stress on the digestive system and is good for people recovering from illness. In addition to the above, people with digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD), or a sensitive stomach, may enjoy consuming easily digestible foods such as pap as they function on the digestive system quite carefully and seldom trigger issues.


6. Boosts the kidney’s health


The kidneys are among the body's most important organs, so any disruption that can cause adverse effects in the human system in this area. Many of the things that can destroy this vital organ are uric acid, urea, toxins, waste, and other hazardous substances. The great news, however, is that drinking pap can get rid of these substances because it helps remove harmful contaminants in the body by urine. If you're drinking pap you appear to urinate more.


7. Promotes healthy pregnancy and lowers the risk of neural tube defects


One of the main products pregnant women need to have a successful pregnancy is folic acid. This acid deficiency may contribute to the birth of underweight children, or may even cause neural tube defects in newborn babies. Pap is high in folic acid on the plus side making it a perfect and safe food for expectant mothers. Apart from that, you'll be surprised to learn that the same paper also encourages breast milk development after childbirth-what a healthy meal!


8. Akamu is good for babies and toddlers


Pap is one of the safe foods for children in Nigeria. In Nigeria, it's a common weaning meal introduced to infants. While being highly economical, simple to prepare and easy to digest, it is also very nutritious to growing children. Brown pap is the best form of baby pap. Brown pap consists of carbohydrate, millet, and guinea corn which provides some proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are very important to the growth and overall development of babies.


((((((Bottom Line))))))


Pap isn't like some people believe it to be a 'normal' food. But it is filled with many health benefits, including reduced risk of hypertension, improved digestion, sufficient breast milk flow, improved health of the kidneys, to name but a few.


Corn pap is a Nigerian fermented cereal pudding made from maize, also known as akamu, ogi, koko, or eko. This super light food has been around for decades now and a lot of people in Nigeria are eating it.


A study in 2018 on the Nutritional composition of pap found that pap is rich in essential properties, including carbohydrate, Vitamins [A, B5, B3, B1, riboflavin, C), folic acid, potassium, chromium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. It also contained high contents of amino acids such as tryptophan, phenylalanine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, and valine. The calories in one serving of pap are 152.



Now, I know that daily a lot of people still take this meal called Pap. I will tell you in this article what pap does to your Body each Time you do. Read carefully now to see what pap is doing to your health:


1. Regulates Blood Pressure


Pap is an excellent source of potassium and contains zero sodium content, making it a good diet for people with high blood pressure and those who want to maintain stable blood pressure or prevent hypertension production. Another benefit of taking potassium-rich foods such as pap is that it helps to lessen the effects to sodium in your body while also relieving discomfort in your blood vessel walls, thereby protecting you from myriads of health problems that might have to sprout.


2. Lowers LDL Cholesterol


There are two primary forms of cholesterol in the body, low-density lipoprotein [LDL] and high-density lipoprotein [HDL], respectively. The former, LDL, is also considered to be 'poor' cholesterol since having excess cholesterol in your body will cause plaque to grow in your artery walls, making circulation a problem. It may also result in undue heart strain, and can even lead to high blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.


On the positive side, pap contains a decent deal of chromium, zinc, magnesium, and some other active properties that help minimize the body's cholesterol levels of 'poor' LDLs.


In pap, chromium is found to be involved in lowering LDL cholesterol levels as well as inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque formation in the body. This same mineral is also linked to improved levels of blood sugar, reduced risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, reduced depression, increased levels of energy, increased regenerative capacity, to mention but a few. Again, pap's zinc and magnesium content are also considered great for lowering the body's LDL cholesterols, as they possess potent properties that are useful for this.


Having said that, some of the best ways to help raise your 'healthy' HDL cholesterols and lower your 'poor' LDL cholesterols include – moderate caloric intake, daily physical activity [exercise], reduced smoking, reduced sugar intake, and trans fats, to name just a few. Eating Nigerian foods with low cholesterol, too, will be perfect.


3. Highly beneficial for nursing mothers


Have you ever wondered why pap is one of the most popular nursing mom foods?


Pap contains a high amount of water and some other components which facilitate the adequate flow of breast milk for mothers who are lactating. It also helps to recover strength after having suffered from one disease or another, not forgetting that it is again an easy-to-digest food – a friend of the digestive system.


4. Good source of energy


Pap is an excellent source of carbohydrate, one of the nutrients on which your body strongly relies on adequate energy. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as pap not only provide the body with energy but also encourage mental sharpness and improve fat for energy metabolism.


5. Easy to digest


Pap is one of the easy to digest foods that we have around us. This helps the body to get rid of unnecessary contaminants and chemicals quickly by simply increasing the pace you urinate at. Another advantage of eating easily digestible food is that it puts less stress on the digestive system and is good for people recovering from illness. In addition to the above, people with digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD), or a sensitive stomach, may enjoy consuming easily digestible foods such as pap as they function on the digestive system quite carefully and seldom trigger issues.


6. Boosts the kidney’s health


The kidneys are among the body's most important organs, so any disruption that can cause adverse effects in the human system in this area. Many of the things that can destroy this vital organ are uric acid, urea, toxins, waste, and other hazardous substances. The great news, however, is that drinking pap can get rid of these substances because it helps remove harmful contaminants in the body by urine. If you're drinking pap you appear to urinate more.


7. Promotes healthy pregnancy and lowers the risk of neural tube defects


One of the main products pregnant women need to have a successful pregnancy is folic acid. This acid deficiency may contribute to the birth of underweight children, or may even cause neural tube defects in newborn babies. Pap is high in folic acid on the plus side making it a perfect and safe food for expectant mothers. Apart from that, you'll be surprised to learn that the same paper also encourages breast milk development after childbirth-what a healthy meal!


8. Akamu is good for babies and toddlers


Pap is one of the safe foods for children in Nigeria. In Nigeria, it's a common weaning meal introduced to infants. While being highly economical, simple to prepare and easy to digest, it is also very nutritious to growing children. Brown pap is the best form of baby pap. Brown pap consists of carbohydrate, millet, and guinea corn which provides some proteins, vitamins, and minerals that are very important to the growth and overall development of babies.


((((((Bottom Line))))))


Pap isn't like some people believe it to be a 'normal' food. But it is filled with many health benefits, including reduced risk of hypertension, improved digestion, sufficient breast milk flow, improved health of the kidneys, to name but a few.

History: Chief SL Akintola on his installation as the 13th Aare Onaa Kakanfo of Yorubaland

History: Chief SL Akintola on his installation as the 13th Aare Onaa Kakanfo of Yorubaland


Premier of the Western Region, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola on his installation as the 13th Aare Onaa Kakanfo (Military Generalissimo) of Yorubaland by Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II of Oyo, after a 79-year hiatus, 1964.


Of all who lost their lives in the January 15, 1966 coup, only Samuel Ladoke Akintola (1910-1966), who was the 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo, Field Marshal General (1964-1966), of Yorubaland, died fighting back.


After the previous Kakanfo, Aare Latosa who reigned from 1871 to 1885, no one had the courage to accept the title for 79 years because of the mysterious curse associated with it.


Since Alaafin Ajagbo inaugurated the first Aare Kokoro Gangan (Scorpion) of Iwoye in 1650, no Aare was expected to live long and enjoy a soft death.

Akintola was brutally killed by Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi during the coup and the curse continued when his successor MKO Abiola (1937-1998) also died under mysterious circumstances in July 1998.


The Aare Ona Kakanfo title had been vacant for 19 years until Otunba Ganiyu Adams was invested with it as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo by Alaafin Adeyemi III on October 14, 2017.


Credit to History Ville


Premier of the Western Region, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola on his installation as the 13th Aare Onaa Kakanfo (Military Generalissimo) of Yorubaland by Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II of Oyo, after a 79-year hiatus, 1964.


Of all who lost their lives in the January 15, 1966 coup, only Samuel Ladoke Akintola (1910-1966), who was the 13th Aare Ona Kakanfo, Field Marshal General (1964-1966), of Yorubaland, died fighting back.


After the previous Kakanfo, Aare Latosa who reigned from 1871 to 1885, no one had the courage to accept the title for 79 years because of the mysterious curse associated with it.


Since Alaafin Ajagbo inaugurated the first Aare Kokoro Gangan (Scorpion) of Iwoye in 1650, no Aare was expected to live long and enjoy a soft death.

Akintola was brutally killed by Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi during the coup and the curse continued when his successor MKO Abiola (1937-1998) also died under mysterious circumstances in July 1998.


The Aare Ona Kakanfo title had been vacant for 19 years until Otunba Ganiyu Adams was invested with it as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo by Alaafin Adeyemi III on October 14, 2017.


Credit to History Ville

IWO FESTIVAL: The Myth and the Challenges of IWO in Ikale land

IWO FESTIVAL: The Myth and the Challenges of IWO in Ikale land



IN LIBRARIANSHIP IT IS CALLED ORAL ARCHIVES AND TRADITION


INTRODUCTION

Each tribe in Nigeria and indeed in Yorubaland has its own observable festivals. Ikaleland is not an exception. Several traditional festivals are celebrated at some specific time, for specific purposes. Such festivals are Iwo festival, Ojoye-J'usu festival, Eje festival, Ere/Okute festival, Ogun festival, Eta'dun festival etc.

Iwo festival has been in existence for hundreds of years. The genesis or the historical background of Iwo festival cannot easily be traced since it is an age-long festival. It is a festival that's being celebrated to appease the gods and goddesses or the spirits of the rivers. It is also a festival in which everybody believes that the gods and goddesses or spirits of the rivers around the geographical area where the festival is being celebrated will come out to the town.

THE TOWNS AND PEOPLE THAT CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL


Iwo festival is very unique in nature. According to oral history, it is a festival that combines all towns and villages in Osooroland together. It is also celebrated in other towns like Ayeka, Ikoya, Ome, and some part of Okitipupa etc. History tells us that Ikoya town usually celebrate the festival a day preceding that of the Osooro people but in recent times, things have undergone structural changes.

The undermentioned towns are those that fall under the geographical territory where Iwo festival is been celebrated: Adewinle, Abusoro, Akinfosile, Agbetu, Ayeka, Ayetoro, Erekiti-luwoye, Ikoya, Ilutitun Osooro, Igbotako Osooro, Ome, Iju Odo, Iju Oke, Irowa, Ewi town-part of Okitipupa, Ugwada, Iditala, Omotosho, Omowole, Ilu-Idogun, Mobolorunduro, and some towns and villages in Ogun state.

TIME OF THE CELEBRATION

Customarily, it is normally celebrated around July and August every year. It depends on when the moon is sighted by the priests who are the custodians of the festival. They are called the "Logengbas".
The moment the moon is sighted (precisely late June or early July), the celebration of Iwo festival is in the offing; the preparation will gradually begin. The preparation begins with the meeting of the Logengbas usually on Oba-market days, after sighting the moon to carryout divination to determine the day of the festival.This is called " Mobikale". The time frame of the festival may be in the next 9days or 18days or 27days.

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LOGENGBAS

Who are the "Logengbas"? Logengbas are the people called "Alaghoros" in short. They are the only authority in all towns i.e the custodians of powers , laws, rules and regulations guiding the conduct and celebration of Iwo festival. They are the links or bridges between the god or goddess of the rivers usually called "Oluweri" in ikaleland and the people that reside in the communities involved. They plan for and direct all the affairs of the festival. The leader of the 'Logengbas' is called "Ludameji".

About three days to the d-day, the Logengbas will go to the Igbo-Oro to prepare the ground for "Oluweri" and also to clear and clean up the road, predominantly called Onakogun, i.e the warrior's road.

The moment the moon is sighted by this group, it is a liberty or license or approval for the Oluweris or gods of the rivers to get themselves prepared and ready for the celebration of the festival.

On the third day after the festival, the logengbas will move round the town with healing water(Ẹrọ). Men are required to dip their hands in it to rub their body while it would be sprinkled on women's body.

ACTIVITIES OF THE OLUWERIS

These are the gods. People believe they come out from the river and streams to "wail" during the month and the day of the Iwo festival. The moment the moon is sighted by the Logengbas, the spirits or gods or rivers (Oluweris) would come out in the dead of the night between the hours of 12:30am and 1:30am to wail once in three days. Once this begins, it means the Iwo festival is on the horizon. But immediately the Logengbas have thrown kolanuts on the ground (m'obi kanle), i.e announce the day of the festival, the Oluweris would start to wail in the midnight for at least an hour, in the process, they would continue to announce the number of days remaining for the d-day.

Activities begin in earnest in the early hours of the D-day with the wailing of the Oluweris. This is usually between the hours of 4:30am and 5:30am. This set of Oluweris is called "Ajigbana", literarily meaning the early morning sweepers. The belief is that this type of Oluweris prepares the ground for the remaining ones on the way.

After a couple of hours, another set of Oluweris would come out in large numbers between the hours of 10:30am and 2:30pm to wail. History tells us that the first set will find their ways to the centre of the town where the Oba, the High Chiefs and the Logengbas would meet them (although not face to face) and to appease and pray for the progress of the town. Thereafter, the whole town would be agog with the cries of Oluweris. By 6:30pm, another set of these Oluweris would come out to cry and continue to pray for the whole town and they would also identify themselves one after the other.

FOOD FOR THE FESTIVAL

There are so many types of food being prepared on the day of the festival. It is a matter of choice. But the commonest of the food is pounded yam with okro or apan soup. The food is usually prepared between the hours of 6:30am and 9:30m for the breakfast and for the dinner, it is prepared between the hours of 4:00pm and 5:30pm. While most people would prefer to eat boiled groundnut and walnut as their lunch.

THE NORMS OF THE FESTIVAL

In the days of our fore fathers ,1920s to 70s, only adult men of proven integrity and powerful persons in the community would be allowed to come out when the gods of the river are wailing in the town but things have changed now. Mature teenage boys 16 above are allowed to come out. Children, women and non -indigenes stay indoor throughout the period Oluweri would be out. The directive requiring all the children, women and non-indigenes/settlers to stay indoor will be passed through drumming, dancing and singing round the town by palace boys. The song goes thus:

Ajoji Ku o De(2x)
Oro ba'mi ,wa ye o(2x)
Oluli, wọ li ẹ o
Movement especially for children, women and non -indigenes are restricted on Iwo festival. They are not allowed to go to the river to fetch water, wearing of shoes, looking at the mirror, fighting or beating anybody, cursing and swearing etc are prohibited on that day. Any food that's on fire when Oluweri is wailing should not be eaten by women. On no account should anybody switch on any electronic gadget and there is partially restricted vehicular movement. All doors and windows must remain shut when the Oluweris are wailing. Should anybody dies within the month, the family must give one big dog to the Logengbas before he or she can be buried. This is used to appease the gods.

ENTERTAINMENT IN IWO FESTIVAL

History has it that in the past, that there was a small object, as small as the stone used to grind pepper. They called it "Uwen". It is very heavy. No one can carry it except very powerful men who must not drop it until it reaches the destination.

Magicians used to perform exceptional wonders. Maize seed could be planted, would germinate, mature and ripe for eating on the same day. Also, it is on record that a basket was used to fetch water without leaking. More so, cock could be made to lay eggs and hen to crow. There are so many entertainments; they vary from town to town. Nowadays, these are very rare, as the knowledge was not passed on by those who have it to the new generation.

On the eve of the festival, people will be gathered at Oba's palace and at different family heads, local drinks are shared, local songs that suit the purpose of Iwo festival will be sung and the people would challenge each in the war of words, incantations and the practise of abracadabra.

THE CHALLENGES FACING IWO FESTIVAL

In the Christendom, people believe that this festival is a means of worshipping idol, gods and goddesses of the rivers. This has generated a lot of controversies to the extent that the matter got to the court of law.
Women have argued that it is a systematic violation of their rights and freedom of movement. Some of them advocated the abolition of the festival.
While some other people view it that it is not tantamount to idol worshipping but a way of preserving our cultural heritage. They argue that the preservation of our culture should be the utmost concern and priority of every individual. They argued that the deviations from our culture in the recent past has so many negative impacts directly or indirectly on Ikale towns and villages. The argument is that we need to appreciate what we have as culture and jettison foreign culture.

Most importantly, the hijacking of the festival by hoodlums and touts have posed some challenges to those who guard the festival.

FINALLY, since many towns and villages in Ikaleland celebrate Iwo festival, there is bound to be some little differences in the methods adopted by different towns in the celebration of the festival. The above analysis was based on our experience in the celebration of Iwo festival in Osooroland, mostly Ilutitun.

Happy Iwo Festival to all Osooro towns and villages celebrating it today and Ikoya that celebrated theirs yesterday.

Aseyi S'amodun

References:
Ikale Peoples and Culture
Our Culture on the Coast.

Akingbulu Olakunle


IN LIBRARIANSHIP IT IS CALLED ORAL ARCHIVES AND TRADITION


INTRODUCTION

Each tribe in Nigeria and indeed in Yorubaland has its own observable festivals. Ikaleland is not an exception. Several traditional festivals are celebrated at some specific time, for specific purposes. Such festivals are Iwo festival, Ojoye-J'usu festival, Eje festival, Ere/Okute festival, Ogun festival, Eta'dun festival etc.

Iwo festival has been in existence for hundreds of years. The genesis or the historical background of Iwo festival cannot easily be traced since it is an age-long festival. It is a festival that's being celebrated to appease the gods and goddesses or the spirits of the rivers. It is also a festival in which everybody believes that the gods and goddesses or spirits of the rivers around the geographical area where the festival is being celebrated will come out to the town.

THE TOWNS AND PEOPLE THAT CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL


Iwo festival is very unique in nature. According to oral history, it is a festival that combines all towns and villages in Osooroland together. It is also celebrated in other towns like Ayeka, Ikoya, Ome, and some part of Okitipupa etc. History tells us that Ikoya town usually celebrate the festival a day preceding that of the Osooro people but in recent times, things have undergone structural changes.

The undermentioned towns are those that fall under the geographical territory where Iwo festival is been celebrated: Adewinle, Abusoro, Akinfosile, Agbetu, Ayeka, Ayetoro, Erekiti-luwoye, Ikoya, Ilutitun Osooro, Igbotako Osooro, Ome, Iju Odo, Iju Oke, Irowa, Ewi town-part of Okitipupa, Ugwada, Iditala, Omotosho, Omowole, Ilu-Idogun, Mobolorunduro, and some towns and villages in Ogun state.

TIME OF THE CELEBRATION

Customarily, it is normally celebrated around July and August every year. It depends on when the moon is sighted by the priests who are the custodians of the festival. They are called the "Logengbas".
The moment the moon is sighted (precisely late June or early July), the celebration of Iwo festival is in the offing; the preparation will gradually begin. The preparation begins with the meeting of the Logengbas usually on Oba-market days, after sighting the moon to carryout divination to determine the day of the festival.This is called " Mobikale". The time frame of the festival may be in the next 9days or 18days or 27days.

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LOGENGBAS

Who are the "Logengbas"? Logengbas are the people called "Alaghoros" in short. They are the only authority in all towns i.e the custodians of powers , laws, rules and regulations guiding the conduct and celebration of Iwo festival. They are the links or bridges between the god or goddess of the rivers usually called "Oluweri" in ikaleland and the people that reside in the communities involved. They plan for and direct all the affairs of the festival. The leader of the 'Logengbas' is called "Ludameji".

About three days to the d-day, the Logengbas will go to the Igbo-Oro to prepare the ground for "Oluweri" and also to clear and clean up the road, predominantly called Onakogun, i.e the warrior's road.

The moment the moon is sighted by this group, it is a liberty or license or approval for the Oluweris or gods of the rivers to get themselves prepared and ready for the celebration of the festival.

On the third day after the festival, the logengbas will move round the town with healing water(Ẹrọ). Men are required to dip their hands in it to rub their body while it would be sprinkled on women's body.

ACTIVITIES OF THE OLUWERIS

These are the gods. People believe they come out from the river and streams to "wail" during the month and the day of the Iwo festival. The moment the moon is sighted by the Logengbas, the spirits or gods or rivers (Oluweris) would come out in the dead of the night between the hours of 12:30am and 1:30am to wail once in three days. Once this begins, it means the Iwo festival is on the horizon. But immediately the Logengbas have thrown kolanuts on the ground (m'obi kanle), i.e announce the day of the festival, the Oluweris would start to wail in the midnight for at least an hour, in the process, they would continue to announce the number of days remaining for the d-day.

Activities begin in earnest in the early hours of the D-day with the wailing of the Oluweris. This is usually between the hours of 4:30am and 5:30am. This set of Oluweris is called "Ajigbana", literarily meaning the early morning sweepers. The belief is that this type of Oluweris prepares the ground for the remaining ones on the way.

After a couple of hours, another set of Oluweris would come out in large numbers between the hours of 10:30am and 2:30pm to wail. History tells us that the first set will find their ways to the centre of the town where the Oba, the High Chiefs and the Logengbas would meet them (although not face to face) and to appease and pray for the progress of the town. Thereafter, the whole town would be agog with the cries of Oluweris. By 6:30pm, another set of these Oluweris would come out to cry and continue to pray for the whole town and they would also identify themselves one after the other.

FOOD FOR THE FESTIVAL

There are so many types of food being prepared on the day of the festival. It is a matter of choice. But the commonest of the food is pounded yam with okro or apan soup. The food is usually prepared between the hours of 6:30am and 9:30m for the breakfast and for the dinner, it is prepared between the hours of 4:00pm and 5:30pm. While most people would prefer to eat boiled groundnut and walnut as their lunch.

THE NORMS OF THE FESTIVAL

In the days of our fore fathers ,1920s to 70s, only adult men of proven integrity and powerful persons in the community would be allowed to come out when the gods of the river are wailing in the town but things have changed now. Mature teenage boys 16 above are allowed to come out. Children, women and non -indigenes stay indoor throughout the period Oluweri would be out. The directive requiring all the children, women and non-indigenes/settlers to stay indoor will be passed through drumming, dancing and singing round the town by palace boys. The song goes thus:

Ajoji Ku o De(2x)
Oro ba'mi ,wa ye o(2x)
Oluli, wọ li ẹ o
Movement especially for children, women and non -indigenes are restricted on Iwo festival. They are not allowed to go to the river to fetch water, wearing of shoes, looking at the mirror, fighting or beating anybody, cursing and swearing etc are prohibited on that day. Any food that's on fire when Oluweri is wailing should not be eaten by women. On no account should anybody switch on any electronic gadget and there is partially restricted vehicular movement. All doors and windows must remain shut when the Oluweris are wailing. Should anybody dies within the month, the family must give one big dog to the Logengbas before he or she can be buried. This is used to appease the gods.

ENTERTAINMENT IN IWO FESTIVAL

History has it that in the past, that there was a small object, as small as the stone used to grind pepper. They called it "Uwen". It is very heavy. No one can carry it except very powerful men who must not drop it until it reaches the destination.

Magicians used to perform exceptional wonders. Maize seed could be planted, would germinate, mature and ripe for eating on the same day. Also, it is on record that a basket was used to fetch water without leaking. More so, cock could be made to lay eggs and hen to crow. There are so many entertainments; they vary from town to town. Nowadays, these are very rare, as the knowledge was not passed on by those who have it to the new generation.

On the eve of the festival, people will be gathered at Oba's palace and at different family heads, local drinks are shared, local songs that suit the purpose of Iwo festival will be sung and the people would challenge each in the war of words, incantations and the practise of abracadabra.

THE CHALLENGES FACING IWO FESTIVAL

In the Christendom, people believe that this festival is a means of worshipping idol, gods and goddesses of the rivers. This has generated a lot of controversies to the extent that the matter got to the court of law.
Women have argued that it is a systematic violation of their rights and freedom of movement. Some of them advocated the abolition of the festival.
While some other people view it that it is not tantamount to idol worshipping but a way of preserving our cultural heritage. They argue that the preservation of our culture should be the utmost concern and priority of every individual. They argued that the deviations from our culture in the recent past has so many negative impacts directly or indirectly on Ikale towns and villages. The argument is that we need to appreciate what we have as culture and jettison foreign culture.

Most importantly, the hijacking of the festival by hoodlums and touts have posed some challenges to those who guard the festival.

FINALLY, since many towns and villages in Ikaleland celebrate Iwo festival, there is bound to be some little differences in the methods adopted by different towns in the celebration of the festival. The above analysis was based on our experience in the celebration of Iwo festival in Osooroland, mostly Ilutitun.

Happy Iwo Festival to all Osooro towns and villages celebrating it today and Ikoya that celebrated theirs yesterday.

Aseyi S'amodun

References:
Ikale Peoples and Culture
Our Culture on the Coast.

Akingbulu Olakunle

#RevolutionNowNigeria: Coward regime led by Muhammadu Buhari yields by releasing Shiites leader Ibrahim El ZakZaky, #Oduduwa12 abducted from home of Sunday Igboho, #Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for wearing #BuhariMustGo Tshirts to Church, several #EndSarsProtesters - Sowore

#RevolutionNowNigeria: Coward regime led by Muhammadu Buhari yields by releasing Shiites leader Ibrahim El ZakZaky, #Oduduwa12 abducted from home of Sunday Igboho, #Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for wearing #BuhariMustGo Tshirts to Church, several #EndSarsProtesters - Sowore


Today is August 5 2021, as expected, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the introduction of REVOLUTION into the political lexicon of Nigeria’s checkered history. It was the first time a group of courageous citizens took on the behemoth corrupt, undisciplined, incompetent, feudalistic and fascist Nigerian political system with the plan to distinctly demolish it to save Nigerians from perdition and possible extinction.  When the event of August 2019 hit in over 20 cities across Nigeria too it took many by surprise such that 5 million people searched and sought to know the meaning of REVOLUTION on google.com. 


Today, many of our citizens have gained more consciousness and better political understanding of how a REVOLUTION would put an end to their misery and birth a new era where social and economic justice will be accorded a prime place in their lives.  


The struggle for #RevolutionNow slated for today was dedicated to the release of unjustly detained citizens by the regime. We are happy to announce that the cowardly regime led by Muhammadu Buhari has yielded by releasing Shiites leader Ibrahim El ZakZaky, #Oduduwa12 abducted from the home of Sunday Adeyemo aka “Sunday Igboho,” #Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for wearing #BuhariMustGo Tshirts to Church, several #EndSarsProtesters  have all been granted reprieve while we pursue our next intensive struggle to #FreeNnamdiKanu and several other victims of impunity, we commend our commitment colleagues for a job well done!



These token victories would however not eclipse our ultimate goal to upturn the rotten system of patronage, greed, predatory conduct and authoritarianism by the Nigeria political elite led by Buhari. 


However, due to the need to have a bigger and larger mass action for this year, it was decided that we would step down today’s direct action and only engage in symbolic activities. A new date will soon be announced for a global mass action against tyranny and oppression in Nigeria. There is no alternative to a People’s REVOLUTION. #Revolutionnow #Buharimustgo


Today is August 5 2021, as expected, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the introduction of REVOLUTION into the political lexicon of Nigeria’s checkered history. It was the first time a group of courageous citizens took on the behemoth corrupt, undisciplined, incompetent, feudalistic and fascist Nigerian political system with the plan to distinctly demolish it to save Nigerians from perdition and possible extinction.  When the event of August 2019 hit in over 20 cities across Nigeria too it took many by surprise such that 5 million people searched and sought to know the meaning of REVOLUTION on google.com. 


Today, many of our citizens have gained more consciousness and better political understanding of how a REVOLUTION would put an end to their misery and birth a new era where social and economic justice will be accorded a prime place in their lives.  


The struggle for #RevolutionNow slated for today was dedicated to the release of unjustly detained citizens by the regime. We are happy to announce that the cowardly regime led by Muhammadu Buhari has yielded by releasing Shiites leader Ibrahim El ZakZaky, #Oduduwa12 abducted from the home of Sunday Adeyemo aka “Sunday Igboho,” #Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for wearing #BuhariMustGo Tshirts to Church, several #EndSarsProtesters  have all been granted reprieve while we pursue our next intensive struggle to #FreeNnamdiKanu and several other victims of impunity, we commend our commitment colleagues for a job well done!



These token victories would however not eclipse our ultimate goal to upturn the rotten system of patronage, greed, predatory conduct and authoritarianism by the Nigeria political elite led by Buhari. 


However, due to the need to have a bigger and larger mass action for this year, it was decided that we would step down today’s direct action and only engage in symbolic activities. A new date will soon be announced for a global mass action against tyranny and oppression in Nigeria. There is no alternative to a People’s REVOLUTION. #Revolutionnow #Buharimustgo

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Federal High Court grants RIDICULOUS bail to the #YorubaNation12

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Federal High Court grants RIDICULOUS bail to the #YorubaNation12


Court grants bail to the #YorubaNation12 after 34 days in custody of the Nigeria's Lawless DSS.

The Bail conditions placed on the 12 IGBOHO associates are VERY RIDICULOUS.




More details coming.....


#NoGoingBack  #August5thProtest

#BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow


Court grants bail to the #YorubaNation12 after 34 days in custody of the Nigeria's Lawless DSS.

The Bail conditions placed on the 12 IGBOHO associates are VERY RIDICULOUS.




More details coming.....


#NoGoingBack  #August5thProtest

#BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

FreeOduduwa12 NOW: Nigeria's Lawless DSS produces 8 of #Oduduwa12 in court

FreeOduduwa12 NOW: Nigeria's Lawless DSS produces 8 of #Oduduwa12 in court

 Nigeria's Lawless DSS forced to produce #Oduduwa12 in court today in Abuja but they only came with 8 of them.





 Nigeria's Lawless DSS forced to produce #Oduduwa12 in court today in Abuja but they only came with 8 of them.





Aare Gani Adams slams DSS over failure to present Igboho’s aides in Court

Aare Gani Adams slams DSS over failure to present Igboho’s aides in Court


Th
e Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, on Friday took a swipe at the Department of State Services(DSS) over its failure to present all the 12 aides of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.


Recall that the 12 Igboho’s aides were arrested, while two were killed on July 1, when the DSS raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.


However, the DSS on Thursday claimed it had only three of the aides in its custody as against the initial 12 reported in the media.


Reacting to the development, Aare Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the conduct of the secret police truly showed a complete affront on human rights.


Wondering why it has taken the DSS so much time to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident, during which two of Igboho’s aides were killed, the Yoruba generalisimo insisted that the DSS is exhibiting pure neglect and arrogance that are capable of discrediting the image of the secret police.


“Our constitution is clear about the rights of every citizen, that anybody arrested must be taken to court latest 24 hours after his arrest, and such rights must be protected under the law. It is sad and most unfortunate that the DSS has arrogated to itself the power that usually reminds us of the inglorious years of the military where citizens rights have no basis in their law.


“Therefore, the DSS’ failure to present Igboho’s aides in court for the second time was a flagrant display of lawlessness and gross injustice. Ideally, it is only the President and the vice president of the country that have that immunity as provided by our constitution. So, why is the DSS finding it too difficult to allow the constitution to take its course as it is done in other climes?”


By Daynews


Th
e Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, on Friday took a swipe at the Department of State Services(DSS) over its failure to present all the 12 aides of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.


Recall that the 12 Igboho’s aides were arrested, while two were killed on July 1, when the DSS raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.


However, the DSS on Thursday claimed it had only three of the aides in its custody as against the initial 12 reported in the media.


Reacting to the development, Aare Adams in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the conduct of the secret police truly showed a complete affront on human rights.


Wondering why it has taken the DSS so much time to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident, during which two of Igboho’s aides were killed, the Yoruba generalisimo insisted that the DSS is exhibiting pure neglect and arrogance that are capable of discrediting the image of the secret police.


“Our constitution is clear about the rights of every citizen, that anybody arrested must be taken to court latest 24 hours after his arrest, and such rights must be protected under the law. It is sad and most unfortunate that the DSS has arrogated to itself the power that usually reminds us of the inglorious years of the military where citizens rights have no basis in their law.


“Therefore, the DSS’ failure to present Igboho’s aides in court for the second time was a flagrant display of lawlessness and gross injustice. Ideally, it is only the President and the vice president of the country that have that immunity as provided by our constitution. So, why is the DSS finding it too difficult to allow the constitution to take its course as it is done in other climes?”


By Daynews

THE PURPORTED OBASANJO MEETING: Ilana Omo Oodua Knows Nothing About It - Statement

THE PURPORTED OBASANJO MEETING: Ilana Omo Oodua Knows Nothing About It - Statement


There is a shrill call circulating all over the social media via a video recording by an unidentified individual that there is a meeting of all Yoruba sons and daughters with General Olusegun Obasanjo scheduled for Saturday.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* wishes to emphatically dissociate itself and all its affiliate organizations from the call for, or the organization of, any such meeting.


The former Nigerian President has not informed us, nor called any of our leaders, especially Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of the Yoruba Self Determination Movement, to put us on notice.


The video is totally empty on detail and content.


 Many questions abound:

Which Saturday is it being slated for: tomorrow or next week? What date, specifically?


Which Obasanjo house in Sango Ota? His farm is at Ota; There is no place called Sango Ota. His three known houses, or places of abode, are in Abeokuta: on the hill, at the Library and at his family house in the centre of the ancient city.


What is the agenda of such a meeting?

Who convened it? Is it at the instance of Obasanjo himself?

What is the name of the person making the announcement? Which group does he represent or belong to?

Whose interest is he serving?

Who is sponsoring the convergence?


Obasanjo is a Yoruba. He is within his moral right as a Yoruba elder to call for a meeting of Yoruba people of any hue, concerning matters affecting the Yoruba race.


But if it is on the matter of Yoruba self-determination or on the subsisting Yoruba affliction and persecution within Nigeria, getting such a call from an anonymous individual on social media is suspicious and disorienting, to say the least.

The acknowledged leader of the Yoruba self-determination struggle is Prof. Banji Akintoye. Gen Obasanjo, or his representatives or agents could have reached out to him to assemble credible Yoruba groups for such a discussion.


That could have earned the invitation more weight and credibility.


This particular call is uncoordinated, sounds suspicious and would lead to a meeting (if at all any such meeting holds) that is very unlikely to bear any positive fruit for our course.


If anybody chooses to attend the meeting, *Ilana Omo Oodua* states here clearly that he or she does so at his or her own risk.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* is presently inundated with many court cases involving Yoruba sons and daughters illegally arrested, detained or caused to be detained by the Nigerian government.


The attendant expenditure on legal matters and logistics issues is quite challenging.


We may not be in a position to bail out, or rescue, any wayfarer caught in the web of this particular adventure!


Attendee’s discretion is therefore advised.


Thank you.


Opeoluwa Akinola
Secretary General
*Ilana Omo Oodua*


There is a shrill call circulating all over the social media via a video recording by an unidentified individual that there is a meeting of all Yoruba sons and daughters with General Olusegun Obasanjo scheduled for Saturday.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* wishes to emphatically dissociate itself and all its affiliate organizations from the call for, or the organization of, any such meeting.


The former Nigerian President has not informed us, nor called any of our leaders, especially Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of the Yoruba Self Determination Movement, to put us on notice.


The video is totally empty on detail and content.


 Many questions abound:

Which Saturday is it being slated for: tomorrow or next week? What date, specifically?


Which Obasanjo house in Sango Ota? His farm is at Ota; There is no place called Sango Ota. His three known houses, or places of abode, are in Abeokuta: on the hill, at the Library and at his family house in the centre of the ancient city.


What is the agenda of such a meeting?

Who convened it? Is it at the instance of Obasanjo himself?

What is the name of the person making the announcement? Which group does he represent or belong to?

Whose interest is he serving?

Who is sponsoring the convergence?


Obasanjo is a Yoruba. He is within his moral right as a Yoruba elder to call for a meeting of Yoruba people of any hue, concerning matters affecting the Yoruba race.


But if it is on the matter of Yoruba self-determination or on the subsisting Yoruba affliction and persecution within Nigeria, getting such a call from an anonymous individual on social media is suspicious and disorienting, to say the least.

The acknowledged leader of the Yoruba self-determination struggle is Prof. Banji Akintoye. Gen Obasanjo, or his representatives or agents could have reached out to him to assemble credible Yoruba groups for such a discussion.


That could have earned the invitation more weight and credibility.


This particular call is uncoordinated, sounds suspicious and would lead to a meeting (if at all any such meeting holds) that is very unlikely to bear any positive fruit for our course.


If anybody chooses to attend the meeting, *Ilana Omo Oodua* states here clearly that he or she does so at his or her own risk.


*Ilana Omo Oodua* is presently inundated with many court cases involving Yoruba sons and daughters illegally arrested, detained or caused to be detained by the Nigerian government.


The attendant expenditure on legal matters and logistics issues is quite challenging.


We may not be in a position to bail out, or rescue, any wayfarer caught in the web of this particular adventure!


Attendee’s discretion is therefore advised.


Thank you.


Opeoluwa Akinola
Secretary General
*Ilana Omo Oodua*

AFENIFERE NEVER LIKENS IGBOHO TO PROPHET MUHAMMAD (s.a.w)

AFENIFERE NEVER LIKENS IGBOHO TO PROPHET MUHAMMAD (s.a.w)

Igboho

Our attention has been drawn to the mischievous and unfounded insinuation making the rounds on what Afenifere said on Mr Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba nation agitator who is presently on trial in Benin Republic.

We like to state very clearly that Afenifere never made such comparison nor implied it in any form. Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, has people of different faiths in its fold. Muslims members occupy eminent positions in the organisation like adherents of other faiths. 

To set the record straight, we hereby present the circumstance that gave birth to the unfounded insinuation.

On Monday, July 25, 2021, we issued a statement in which we lauded Olubadan of Ibadan, Ooni of Ife and other Obas for sending delegations to Cotonou in the wake of Sunday Igboho’s trial.

In the statement, an illusion was made to the condemnation being hauled at Igboho 'for running away' from Nigeria.

The relevant paragraphs read as follow:


“It is so sad that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is concentrating on hunting and harassing those who are seeking relief from the oppressive situation in Nigeria while shying away from tackling the menaces of kidnapping, terrorism and antics bordering on ethnic cleansing”.

`On the propriety of Sunday Igboho trying to escape abroad, Afenifere maintained that there is nothing strange or wrong with this adding that history is replete with conveyors of a new order having to seek refuge outside their immediate environment at least for a time.

“We recall that Moses had to be taken away from the prying eyes of Pharaoh and his agents in Egypt. Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) too had to leave his hometown, Mecca for Medina in order to escape persecution. Thus, there is nothing wrong in Igboho seeking a respite first to preserve his life and perhaps to re-strategize.

Afenifere under Chief Adebanjo accused the federal government of going after freedom agitators while neglecting those who are known to be behind terrorism in the country.'

From the above, it could be seen that the reference made to the two Prophets, Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w) was in the context of seeking refuge from persecution. No reference whatsoever, in form of comparison, to the persons of the highly referred Prophets and Igboho as there was absolutely no reason for such. 

Various media used the story. None, except Sahara Reporters, came up with a headline that was clearly sensational and libelous. In none of other media platforms, especially traditional media, did such insinuation appear. Indeed, the body of the story published by Sahara Reporters has no bearing with the sensational and unprofessional headline it cast. 

Its handling of the story was so condemnable that it had even pulled it down from its platform - with apology. If it were sure of the veracity of its report, why pulling it down - with apology? 

The conduct of Sahara Reporters in this case is saddening in view of the efforts being made to ensure that the media is not gagged.

Giving the recognition members of Afenifere have for all religious faiths and the high regards we have for Prophets of God, there is no way we would liken an individual to these prophets, least of all, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)' the Release added.


Comrade Jare Ajayi, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere


Igboho

Our attention has been drawn to the mischievous and unfounded insinuation making the rounds on what Afenifere said on Mr Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba nation agitator who is presently on trial in Benin Republic.

We like to state very clearly that Afenifere never made such comparison nor implied it in any form. Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, has people of different faiths in its fold. Muslims members occupy eminent positions in the organisation like adherents of other faiths. 

To set the record straight, we hereby present the circumstance that gave birth to the unfounded insinuation.

On Monday, July 25, 2021, we issued a statement in which we lauded Olubadan of Ibadan, Ooni of Ife and other Obas for sending delegations to Cotonou in the wake of Sunday Igboho’s trial.

In the statement, an illusion was made to the condemnation being hauled at Igboho 'for running away' from Nigeria.

The relevant paragraphs read as follow:


“It is so sad that President Muhammadu Buhari administration is concentrating on hunting and harassing those who are seeking relief from the oppressive situation in Nigeria while shying away from tackling the menaces of kidnapping, terrorism and antics bordering on ethnic cleansing”.

`On the propriety of Sunday Igboho trying to escape abroad, Afenifere maintained that there is nothing strange or wrong with this adding that history is replete with conveyors of a new order having to seek refuge outside their immediate environment at least for a time.

“We recall that Moses had to be taken away from the prying eyes of Pharaoh and his agents in Egypt. Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) too had to leave his hometown, Mecca for Medina in order to escape persecution. Thus, there is nothing wrong in Igboho seeking a respite first to preserve his life and perhaps to re-strategize.

Afenifere under Chief Adebanjo accused the federal government of going after freedom agitators while neglecting those who are known to be behind terrorism in the country.'

From the above, it could be seen that the reference made to the two Prophets, Moses and Muhammad (s.a.w) was in the context of seeking refuge from persecution. No reference whatsoever, in form of comparison, to the persons of the highly referred Prophets and Igboho as there was absolutely no reason for such. 

Various media used the story. None, except Sahara Reporters, came up with a headline that was clearly sensational and libelous. In none of other media platforms, especially traditional media, did such insinuation appear. Indeed, the body of the story published by Sahara Reporters has no bearing with the sensational and unprofessional headline it cast. 

Its handling of the story was so condemnable that it had even pulled it down from its platform - with apology. If it were sure of the veracity of its report, why pulling it down - with apology? 

The conduct of Sahara Reporters in this case is saddening in view of the efforts being made to ensure that the media is not gagged.

Giving the recognition members of Afenifere have for all religious faiths and the high regards we have for Prophets of God, there is no way we would liken an individual to these prophets, least of all, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)' the Release added.


Comrade Jare Ajayi, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere


Urgently: 4 of the Yoruba rally detainees in Lagos colapsed in the crowded cell, rushed to police hospital, Falomo

Urgently: 4 of the Yoruba rally detainees in Lagos colapsed in the crowded cell, rushed to police hospital, Falomo

 EMMERGENCY


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4 of the Yoruba rally detainees colapsed in the crowded cell and have been rushed to police hospital, Falomo. One of them seriously at the point of death.  


It will be problematic for the police for any of them to die in police custody after the Magistrate have ordered their release since last Monday and police bureaucracy prevented their release on Friday. 


It is better for the police to hasten their work so the detainees can be released without further delay.


Olasupo Ojo

25/7/2021

 EMMERGENCY


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4 of the Yoruba rally detainees colapsed in the crowded cell and have been rushed to police hospital, Falomo. One of them seriously at the point of death.  


It will be problematic for the police for any of them to die in police custody after the Magistrate have ordered their release since last Monday and police bureaucracy prevented their release on Friday. 


It is better for the police to hasten their work so the detainees can be released without further delay.


Olasupo Ojo

25/7/2021

ENCOUNTER WITH FULANI HERDSMEN BY BOLAJI AKINYEMI; ‘THEY HAVE NO TIME THREATENING ANYBODY, THEY ACT, IN TERROR BUT THEY ARE NOT TERRORISTS

ENCOUNTER WITH FULANI HERDSMEN BY BOLAJI AKINYEMI; ‘THEY HAVE NO TIME THREATENING ANYBODY, THEY ACT, IN TERROR BUT THEY ARE NOT TERRORISTS


Let me start by reminding you that bandits are not enemies of Nigeria like Nmadi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, who are unable to set an APC on fire, don’t misquote me o, I meant Armoured Personnel Carrier, nor shot down an Airforce jet fighter. Their nuisances is getting too much and Baba is pretty uncomfortable. Kanu is always ranting and talking like a Parrot, his talks are threats to national security. Igboho’s street possessions are disturbing the quietness of the Villa, so much so that the foot sounds of the crowds is terrorizing the country and makes it impossible for “Baba oni bàbà'” to sleep, haba! ? fi oro ro ara yín wo now, ?e bí ?yin na ni Baba?


Herdsmen are foot soldiers of the bandits, a very respectful group giving Government no reasons to worry, but citizens, every reason to. Like they say, it’s different strokes for different folks!


Bandits are friends of Nigeria, they are not hiding in the comfort of London, nor roaming the streets of Nairobi, but in the forests of Nigeria with all its adverse effects, strategizing and laboring to help us achieve a “ONE NIGERIA” .


They have no time threatening anybody, they act, in terror but they are not terrorists; killing, kidnapping, sacking villages, hosting their Emirates flags and conducting peaceful local government elections, no ballot box snatching, everything went well without the fear of any “Oluomo” and his road masters. Moment from now you will have reasons to compare their elections with the one holding in Lagos today.

They are not economic saboteurs, they just collect farming permits to the knowledge of Nigerian Army, and if you don’t pay and go to farm, don’t hold the army or our government responsible for whatever happens to you. They are not docile like former Governor of Osun, whose State of Osun brand couldn’t be perpetuated after him. Now as Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who proposed a new marriage levy lacks the courage to enforce it. Trust Sheikh Gumi’s brethren, “àw?n eleyi”, you pay marriage levies at gun point, if not the bride and the groom will be whisked into the jungle of banditry. May be the Honorable Minister should consult them as per operational model to help increase IGR, at least results terminate insults and they are having results.


Herdsmen are a very caring tribes, animal friendly too, if not for them, you people would have been treating goats, sheep and cows as animals don’t have the right of way in the jungle, but no way, they are standing up for animals against humans leading hungry herds just to feed on labors of farmers in your homelands, and you people are shouting, ” ?e kí ?ran ma j?un ní”; in a jungle of no justice?

They are not like Sunday Igboho making noise in cities in the name of rallies, but when they show up in the city at your house garden only God will help you as He did me.


I had reasons to be in Abuja, I didn’t say Abaji, read me clearly, Abuja FCT, and was accommodated in a beautiful duplex in the elitist area of Wuse, overlooking Sheraton hotel. I was in my room when I heard a gun shot, worried though, but felt there should be no need to, because of the presence of the mobile policemen, how wrong I was, a noise followed after some 10 minutes. I became uncomfortable and needed to find out what the issues were. I left my room and went outside towards the garden where the noise was coming from and some Fulani leaders were raging in anger and an associate of my friend who accommodated me was literally prostrating to them, they were breathing fire and brimstone demanding for the policeman who fired the shot. The boasting was out of this world; their “Sheu Garuba”, (they also have a spokesman) said; “I have called the Commissioner of police for FCT, to confirm posting policemen to this garden, I have called the IGP, an explanation must be given for this! I was lost with the daring boldness of private citizen demanding that we should hand the officer of the state who fired the shot to him for punishment. Call it effrontery occasions by impunity? He went further, “who does the owner of the house think he is”? No Governor can dare us”. All these he said through an interpreter to my hearing, I couldn’t bear his intoxication of Buhari’s administration’s nepotism. I respected myself and left him and went to the officer who fired the shot to ask for what really happened, he told me of the consistency of the herdsmen grazing their herds in the garden. 


He said they have had it tough stopping them. But today he asked them to move their herds out of the garden and in the moment of argument a boy made a sound, whatever that meant to the cow, they all turned towards him (the officer). He of course was trying to beat a retreat when he fell down and the rifle discharged and the bullet hit one of the cows on the leg. Herdsmen don’t joke, the cow will need surgery to have the bullet remove. Thank God the idea of the best veterinary center in the world never crossed their mind, we would have been talking in thousands of dollars during negotiations for compensation. Please, avoid herdsmen o, only payments settled the matter. While bandits are collecting ransom for evils against you and not the “state”, herdsmen are getting compensation for grazing their herds on your farm and garden. What a tribal consolidation!


President Muhammadu Buhari, Sir, this was how it started in Igangan, it is now at your backyard. A resolvable crisis was left to fester, the Presidency kept quiet while your people had upper hand, until things went out of hands. Mr President Sir, for fear of reprisal attack which your people are known for, you can only imagine the demand they make for compensation, while they pay nothing for damages done to farms and gardens.


May I appeal to all Nigerians at home an in diaspora, to please, lend their voices to our cry. We are not talking about some remote village on the backside of Osun State but Wuse Zone 3, FCT Abuja, not about a maize farm, but the beautification effort of an individual, we are not talking about an illiterate farmer but an educated and respectable citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! It is about time we rise and be supported by the global communities to tell our President to help us beg his people.


They are not like Kanu and Igboho, dissidents who must not be tolerated for any reasons whatsoever, neither are they like someone who have to travel all the way to Atlanta to perform money alert miracle, but probably still collected offerings in the same meeting. This guys are great, they stay in the forest and “monies” are delivered in Obi Cubana’s mode; CASH! You don’t have to show your phone screen on camera, even Thomas’s had their mouth agape at the sight of “ape ká nu ko”, apology to Professor Ebenezer Obey.


Don’t come here proving the first University in Nigeria is in Ibadan, or that the first TV station in Africa was built in “show sure”. Just keep it to yourself that an Igbo man was the first to buy himself out of slavery to freedom. We are not talking about education and civilization, but native Arabian intelligence of Mansa Musa era with which tribes were subjugated and their territories taken, and no Governor in Nigeria can match Nasir El-Rufai when it comes to subtle advocacy for his tribe, and he is absolutely in support of this position of mine that bandits have never challenged the sovereignty of Nigeria or the authority of Mr President as the Commander In Chief of the Armed forces! So, I don’t want any low I.Q person to come here to say what is not. Just help us beg Mr President and his people to let us be!



Dr. Akinyemi is a Lagos based public affairs commentator.


Let me start by reminding you that bandits are not enemies of Nigeria like Nmadi Kanu and Sunday Igboho, who are unable to set an APC on fire, don’t misquote me o, I meant Armoured Personnel Carrier, nor shot down an Airforce jet fighter. Their nuisances is getting too much and Baba is pretty uncomfortable. Kanu is always ranting and talking like a Parrot, his talks are threats to national security. Igboho’s street possessions are disturbing the quietness of the Villa, so much so that the foot sounds of the crowds is terrorizing the country and makes it impossible for “Baba oni bàbà'” to sleep, haba! ? fi oro ro ara yín wo now, ?e bí ?yin na ni Baba?


Herdsmen are foot soldiers of the bandits, a very respectful group giving Government no reasons to worry, but citizens, every reason to. Like they say, it’s different strokes for different folks!


Bandits are friends of Nigeria, they are not hiding in the comfort of London, nor roaming the streets of Nairobi, but in the forests of Nigeria with all its adverse effects, strategizing and laboring to help us achieve a “ONE NIGERIA” .


They have no time threatening anybody, they act, in terror but they are not terrorists; killing, kidnapping, sacking villages, hosting their Emirates flags and conducting peaceful local government elections, no ballot box snatching, everything went well without the fear of any “Oluomo” and his road masters. Moment from now you will have reasons to compare their elections with the one holding in Lagos today.

They are not economic saboteurs, they just collect farming permits to the knowledge of Nigerian Army, and if you don’t pay and go to farm, don’t hold the army or our government responsible for whatever happens to you. They are not docile like former Governor of Osun, whose State of Osun brand couldn’t be perpetuated after him. Now as Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who proposed a new marriage levy lacks the courage to enforce it. Trust Sheikh Gumi’s brethren, “àw?n eleyi”, you pay marriage levies at gun point, if not the bride and the groom will be whisked into the jungle of banditry. May be the Honorable Minister should consult them as per operational model to help increase IGR, at least results terminate insults and they are having results.


Herdsmen are a very caring tribes, animal friendly too, if not for them, you people would have been treating goats, sheep and cows as animals don’t have the right of way in the jungle, but no way, they are standing up for animals against humans leading hungry herds just to feed on labors of farmers in your homelands, and you people are shouting, ” ?e kí ?ran ma j?un ní”; in a jungle of no justice?

They are not like Sunday Igboho making noise in cities in the name of rallies, but when they show up in the city at your house garden only God will help you as He did me.


I had reasons to be in Abuja, I didn’t say Abaji, read me clearly, Abuja FCT, and was accommodated in a beautiful duplex in the elitist area of Wuse, overlooking Sheraton hotel. I was in my room when I heard a gun shot, worried though, but felt there should be no need to, because of the presence of the mobile policemen, how wrong I was, a noise followed after some 10 minutes. I became uncomfortable and needed to find out what the issues were. I left my room and went outside towards the garden where the noise was coming from and some Fulani leaders were raging in anger and an associate of my friend who accommodated me was literally prostrating to them, they were breathing fire and brimstone demanding for the policeman who fired the shot. The boasting was out of this world; their “Sheu Garuba”, (they also have a spokesman) said; “I have called the Commissioner of police for FCT, to confirm posting policemen to this garden, I have called the IGP, an explanation must be given for this! I was lost with the daring boldness of private citizen demanding that we should hand the officer of the state who fired the shot to him for punishment. Call it effrontery occasions by impunity? He went further, “who does the owner of the house think he is”? No Governor can dare us”. All these he said through an interpreter to my hearing, I couldn’t bear his intoxication of Buhari’s administration’s nepotism. I respected myself and left him and went to the officer who fired the shot to ask for what really happened, he told me of the consistency of the herdsmen grazing their herds in the garden. 


He said they have had it tough stopping them. But today he asked them to move their herds out of the garden and in the moment of argument a boy made a sound, whatever that meant to the cow, they all turned towards him (the officer). He of course was trying to beat a retreat when he fell down and the rifle discharged and the bullet hit one of the cows on the leg. Herdsmen don’t joke, the cow will need surgery to have the bullet remove. Thank God the idea of the best veterinary center in the world never crossed their mind, we would have been talking in thousands of dollars during negotiations for compensation. Please, avoid herdsmen o, only payments settled the matter. While bandits are collecting ransom for evils against you and not the “state”, herdsmen are getting compensation for grazing their herds on your farm and garden. What a tribal consolidation!


President Muhammadu Buhari, Sir, this was how it started in Igangan, it is now at your backyard. A resolvable crisis was left to fester, the Presidency kept quiet while your people had upper hand, until things went out of hands. Mr President Sir, for fear of reprisal attack which your people are known for, you can only imagine the demand they make for compensation, while they pay nothing for damages done to farms and gardens.


May I appeal to all Nigerians at home an in diaspora, to please, lend their voices to our cry. We are not talking about some remote village on the backside of Osun State but Wuse Zone 3, FCT Abuja, not about a maize farm, but the beautification effort of an individual, we are not talking about an illiterate farmer but an educated and respectable citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria! It is about time we rise and be supported by the global communities to tell our President to help us beg his people.


They are not like Kanu and Igboho, dissidents who must not be tolerated for any reasons whatsoever, neither are they like someone who have to travel all the way to Atlanta to perform money alert miracle, but probably still collected offerings in the same meeting. This guys are great, they stay in the forest and “monies” are delivered in Obi Cubana’s mode; CASH! You don’t have to show your phone screen on camera, even Thomas’s had their mouth agape at the sight of “ape ká nu ko”, apology to Professor Ebenezer Obey.


Don’t come here proving the first University in Nigeria is in Ibadan, or that the first TV station in Africa was built in “show sure”. Just keep it to yourself that an Igbo man was the first to buy himself out of slavery to freedom. We are not talking about education and civilization, but native Arabian intelligence of Mansa Musa era with which tribes were subjugated and their territories taken, and no Governor in Nigeria can match Nasir El-Rufai when it comes to subtle advocacy for his tribe, and he is absolutely in support of this position of mine that bandits have never challenged the sovereignty of Nigeria or the authority of Mr President as the Commander In Chief of the Armed forces! So, I don’t want any low I.Q person to come here to say what is not. Just help us beg Mr President and his people to let us be!



Dr. Akinyemi is a Lagos based public affairs commentator.

Kanu The Adulterer And Igboho The Idolator; Choosing Between Sin And Crime - Prof Akinyemi

Kanu The Adulterer And Igboho The Idolator; Choosing Between Sin And Crime - Prof Akinyemi

 Long read, but quite educational credited to Professor Akinyemi. Your thoughts please.


THE AMBITIOUS FULANIS VERSUS THE IRREPRESSIBLE YORUBAS AND BIAFRA PUT IN PERSPECTIVE BY AN ERUDITE PROFESSOR


Masterstoke:


*Kanu The Adulterer And Igboho The Idolator; Choosing Between Sin And Crime*, 

By Bolaji O. Akinyemi, July 04, 2021



We should have known we were emboldening our monster against ourselves when we let it loose against others


The beauty of a democratic society is its penchant for the rule of law. For this, our founding fathers craved when in hope of it, they fought for freedom from our colonial masters opting for self rule. The generation after them who were nursed and nurtured for leadership from the dividends of self rule through regional arrangements in a working federation will not put up with the hijack of power by the military. They fought till they saw the military back to the barracks but not out of power.


Militocracy was given in exchange to us for democracy by the reason of decrees they renamed the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; this document is a folly, but the foolishness it dispenses par time is a function of personality of its operators, particularly, the President, the head of the Judiciary and most importantly the heads of the Legislative arms in the office of the Senate President and Speaker, house of representatives. This aberration is the tint of religion upon our secular state. 


The weakness of our constitution is often seen through the high handedness of the office of the President, little surprise that Muhammadu Buhari has left no one in doubt of his being an alien to the spirit of democracy. Our desperate need for change concealed the despotic tendencies of our new President. Even when the news broke out that our President had given order for the quarters of some judges to be invaded in the middle of the night in a gestapo manner, "we had it accommodated under the deception of fighting corruptions in the judiciary". Some of us saw the hand writing on the wall and warned that we are heading for dangerous times, knowing that our rights in a democracy will amount to nothing if we fail to stand up for those who should stand up for us. The instrument of the defense of the common man through our courts was damaged when judges' homes were invaded in manner we are yet to adopt at dealing with known criminals thereby truncating our collective desires for peace. Miyetti Allah, unlike our judges, has openly admitted carrying out attacks on certain communities and persons without any consequences. 


We should have known we were emboldening our monster against ourselves when we let it loose against others. Boko Haram are known terrorists by global index and so consequently, are criminals by global standards, but not in Nigeria!  Committing crime is not what makes people criminals under this Government, but your tribe and religion. The nepotism of this administration reaches to the highest heaven, so much more that tribes that are not Fulani are criminalized, so, whatever those other tribes do, is a crime! Whereas Fulanis, as 1st class citizens, are conferred with justice whatever their doings; right or wrong, the rest of us must look away like our President, while we hail, sai Baba! For Fulanis from any where in the world, are fathers the moment they step on Nigeria's soil as our ancestral lands are  'gifts' from their god to their father, Uthman Dan Fodio and ourselves, slaves bequeath to farm our lands for their cows. A hundred of us is not worth one of their cows, I don't see what Kanu have said in his anger that can equate this generational provocation made to a people forbidden to be! 


Boko Haram, with just a little over 30,000 murders unanswered for from 2002, had the privilege of their welfare discussed on the floor of the senate, raised by their Senator. Till today, they are still repenting and getting integrated into our national life. But a mention of the agitation of Indigenous People of Biafra who are fed to dancing pythons and smiling crocodiles is forbidden in the hallowed chamber of our National Assembly. 


We have fed our hydra headed monster in power, today we are confronted with a multi headed beast, suckling, drinking and spilling blood across the country. For no just cause, this monster comes against us in different ways aside the Boko Haram who spill blood in minimum of hundreds of souls. There are the killer herders who come close to them. Then of course the trading arm of this evil network called bandits whose major preoccupation is to kidnap for ransom to fund their core terror attacks and if ransom is not paid in time, the victim gets killed.


This group have a face in the public, who is soliciting our understanding to understand their plight that they are not criminals and shouldn't be called bandits less they become angry? Their solicitor is also the Negotiator General who advises the Government on when to and what to pay! Yes, "the instruments of debate and dialogue is for engaging human and not beings who are less in value than our cows". 


The "animal" in Nnamdi Kanu has violated the human counsel of Sheikh Gumi. Before our Fulani President no one has the right to be angry except humans. But the Creator of all bequeathed rights even to animals.


Ṣùgbọ́n ajá mó ọmọ tí ẹ fún ló mú, o mo ti odù oya kii mọ́lẹ̀. Dogs know how to breastfeed its puppies, but it is skillful at hunting grasscutter.


Fulani demanded for compensation from this administration over the need to settle their brothers who came from President Buhari's ancestral home of Niger Republic and other West Africa neighboring countries to help their brothers become governors and President in Nigeria. For which there are a phantom Fulani radio projects invented by Lai Mohammed's ministry of information. A whooping 100Billion was allegedly paid to Miyetti Allah, a deafening silence on this important issue trading our sovereignty to sustain the rampaging lawlessness that the foreign militia has become to our national security greets us from the National Assembly.


Compensation has become the sole rights of our President's tribe to claim in Nigeria. When cows are killed a hundred lives does not suffice for the life of a cow. But indigenous tribes dare not ask for compensation for people killed and their property destroyed. The fall out of south east crisis was a demand by the same people for onions, but Igangan losses must be born by the loser for daring to stand up to their oppressors. This is the injustice that made a "none entity", the entity to which millions of Yoruba at home and in diaspora look today for freedom. Do I need to remind our political class that when the nobles refuses to stand up for the just cause of the common man a dynamics of power shift is activated. 


This is the fertile ground of ideology nursing the trees of the likes of Kanu and Igboho, many more of them will grow even if both are cut down without altering the ideology of dominance of Fulani race and the docility of our elected leaders to the National Assembly. 


It is needless for Sunday Igboho's house to be invaded in the middle of the night by a combined team of DSS Operatives and the military in the dead of the night acting on information which became intelligence upon which the house was broken into without a warrant! We have no one to turn to except God, because the court that should have been our hope was raided and the judiciary eventually toppled when Onoghen was gotten rid of while we hailed Sai Baba! 


Leaving Kanu and Igboho to face the music of this desperados in their Fulanization agenda is simply to postpone our own day of "partying". If only Onoghen has stood up for those judges whose quarters were invaded, he wouldn't have become a victim because Judiciary as an institution would have stood for him and by him. But he watched while the system was castrated only to realize that his office is only as potent as the institution. If only Kanu and Igboho had allowed themselves to be angered by the dehumanizing of the people of Agatu and hadn't waited till their tribes became the reason to exhibit angers, exclusively bestowed on Fulani alone by our National Sheikh, Gumi, may be, they would have had a court to run to. I may not share the ideology of Kanu or the idolatry of Sunday Igboho but in a free society, both are entitled to their convictions and expressions of same. Kanu might have been reckless with words but he is yet to be linked directly with any crime! The invasion of Sunday Igboho's house has led to the abduction of his gods and they are in the custody of DSS, we can only hope that his gods will be safe with Buhari's Government, but his own personal safety is our collective responsibility to ensure. To look away from Kanu's plight is to prepare the flights of terror that this Government has become for an attack against us soon. To ignore Sunday is to wait for our turn. 


If the world thinks that democracy confers legitimacy on the Government of Muhammadu Buhari, a review of the attack on Sunday Igboho's house will reveal the short supply of human rights under this administration. Rights, which is the hallmark of any constitutional democracy  are completely eroded that we find it hard to call the attention of global community to the gruesome killing of the feline found in Sunday Igboho's house. If Sunday is a "criminal", was the cat an accomplice? If the guys they killed there were armed, was the cat holding an AK47 to justify the shoot at sight order of the President carried out on it? The event at Soka in Ibadan has overtaken that of the black Tuesday at the Lekki toll gate. Now we know how needless casualties of Government killings are handled; their bodies are taken away! 


Sunday Igboho has had peaceful protests in other places in the South West without a single report of violence to the police, but the planned protest for Lagos must be stopped I believe to the knowledge of the Chief Security Officer of the State who also doubles as the Executive Governor from whom the Commissioner of Police must generate his brief to interpret the orders from Abuja to the public. How much of the fear of Lagos was unleashed on Igboho's house only Sanwó-Olu and possibly Tinubu can tell? The attitude of Lagos to our collective well-being in the South West all right thinking should be probing. The floppy approach of LASG to Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn and the generosity of Olówó Eko who gave 50 million naira to victims of fire disaster at Kastina market, but, ignored those of Shasha market yet he hopes to benefit from the Zoning of Presidency to the South West. Yorùbás know what to do when that time comes. 


Our questions must go to the world, if we hope to stop the monster we have fed against ourselves in the name of democracy. We need to rid our streets of protests and for now to avoid playing into the hands of a tribe whose mission is nothing but a genocide. We must protect our people against those who are killing indigenous tribes and taking over their lands. Time to take our right and welfare to the chambers of the Senate and the house of Representatives. If Boko Haram had a voice raised for them in the red chamber, our elected representatives at the NASS must be called to duty. We can't be calling for 1963 constitution without demanding for the processes that led to it. Our elected representatives at the federal house then, stood for the people and championed their causes. Who are Nnamdi Kanu and  Sunday Igboho's Senators? Who are their Reps? Answers to these questions will be a good way to address the criminalization of our people without crime and the justification of criminal elements among the Fulani who gloat in crime and pride in violence to our humiliation. It is not a favor to cry for justice, injustice to one, is injustice to all! To stand up now is to do so for yourself!


Bolaji O. Akinyemi


#culled from social media

 Long read, but quite educational credited to Professor Akinyemi. Your thoughts please.


THE AMBITIOUS FULANIS VERSUS THE IRREPRESSIBLE YORUBAS AND BIAFRA PUT IN PERSPECTIVE BY AN ERUDITE PROFESSOR


Masterstoke:


*Kanu The Adulterer And Igboho The Idolator; Choosing Between Sin And Crime*, 

By Bolaji O. Akinyemi, July 04, 2021



We should have known we were emboldening our monster against ourselves when we let it loose against others


The beauty of a democratic society is its penchant for the rule of law. For this, our founding fathers craved when in hope of it, they fought for freedom from our colonial masters opting for self rule. The generation after them who were nursed and nurtured for leadership from the dividends of self rule through regional arrangements in a working federation will not put up with the hijack of power by the military. They fought till they saw the military back to the barracks but not out of power.


Militocracy was given in exchange to us for democracy by the reason of decrees they renamed the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; this document is a folly, but the foolishness it dispenses par time is a function of personality of its operators, particularly, the President, the head of the Judiciary and most importantly the heads of the Legislative arms in the office of the Senate President and Speaker, house of representatives. This aberration is the tint of religion upon our secular state. 


The weakness of our constitution is often seen through the high handedness of the office of the President, little surprise that Muhammadu Buhari has left no one in doubt of his being an alien to the spirit of democracy. Our desperate need for change concealed the despotic tendencies of our new President. Even when the news broke out that our President had given order for the quarters of some judges to be invaded in the middle of the night in a gestapo manner, "we had it accommodated under the deception of fighting corruptions in the judiciary". Some of us saw the hand writing on the wall and warned that we are heading for dangerous times, knowing that our rights in a democracy will amount to nothing if we fail to stand up for those who should stand up for us. The instrument of the defense of the common man through our courts was damaged when judges' homes were invaded in manner we are yet to adopt at dealing with known criminals thereby truncating our collective desires for peace. Miyetti Allah, unlike our judges, has openly admitted carrying out attacks on certain communities and persons without any consequences. 


We should have known we were emboldening our monster against ourselves when we let it loose against others. Boko Haram are known terrorists by global index and so consequently, are criminals by global standards, but not in Nigeria!  Committing crime is not what makes people criminals under this Government, but your tribe and religion. The nepotism of this administration reaches to the highest heaven, so much more that tribes that are not Fulani are criminalized, so, whatever those other tribes do, is a crime! Whereas Fulanis, as 1st class citizens, are conferred with justice whatever their doings; right or wrong, the rest of us must look away like our President, while we hail, sai Baba! For Fulanis from any where in the world, are fathers the moment they step on Nigeria's soil as our ancestral lands are  'gifts' from their god to their father, Uthman Dan Fodio and ourselves, slaves bequeath to farm our lands for their cows. A hundred of us is not worth one of their cows, I don't see what Kanu have said in his anger that can equate this generational provocation made to a people forbidden to be! 


Boko Haram, with just a little over 30,000 murders unanswered for from 2002, had the privilege of their welfare discussed on the floor of the senate, raised by their Senator. Till today, they are still repenting and getting integrated into our national life. But a mention of the agitation of Indigenous People of Biafra who are fed to dancing pythons and smiling crocodiles is forbidden in the hallowed chamber of our National Assembly. 


We have fed our hydra headed monster in power, today we are confronted with a multi headed beast, suckling, drinking and spilling blood across the country. For no just cause, this monster comes against us in different ways aside the Boko Haram who spill blood in minimum of hundreds of souls. There are the killer herders who come close to them. Then of course the trading arm of this evil network called bandits whose major preoccupation is to kidnap for ransom to fund their core terror attacks and if ransom is not paid in time, the victim gets killed.


This group have a face in the public, who is soliciting our understanding to understand their plight that they are not criminals and shouldn't be called bandits less they become angry? Their solicitor is also the Negotiator General who advises the Government on when to and what to pay! Yes, "the instruments of debate and dialogue is for engaging human and not beings who are less in value than our cows". 


The "animal" in Nnamdi Kanu has violated the human counsel of Sheikh Gumi. Before our Fulani President no one has the right to be angry except humans. But the Creator of all bequeathed rights even to animals.


Ṣùgbọ́n ajá mó ọmọ tí ẹ fún ló mú, o mo ti odù oya kii mọ́lẹ̀. Dogs know how to breastfeed its puppies, but it is skillful at hunting grasscutter.


Fulani demanded for compensation from this administration over the need to settle their brothers who came from President Buhari's ancestral home of Niger Republic and other West Africa neighboring countries to help their brothers become governors and President in Nigeria. For which there are a phantom Fulani radio projects invented by Lai Mohammed's ministry of information. A whooping 100Billion was allegedly paid to Miyetti Allah, a deafening silence on this important issue trading our sovereignty to sustain the rampaging lawlessness that the foreign militia has become to our national security greets us from the National Assembly.


Compensation has become the sole rights of our President's tribe to claim in Nigeria. When cows are killed a hundred lives does not suffice for the life of a cow. But indigenous tribes dare not ask for compensation for people killed and their property destroyed. The fall out of south east crisis was a demand by the same people for onions, but Igangan losses must be born by the loser for daring to stand up to their oppressors. This is the injustice that made a "none entity", the entity to which millions of Yoruba at home and in diaspora look today for freedom. Do I need to remind our political class that when the nobles refuses to stand up for the just cause of the common man a dynamics of power shift is activated. 


This is the fertile ground of ideology nursing the trees of the likes of Kanu and Igboho, many more of them will grow even if both are cut down without altering the ideology of dominance of Fulani race and the docility of our elected leaders to the National Assembly. 


It is needless for Sunday Igboho's house to be invaded in the middle of the night by a combined team of DSS Operatives and the military in the dead of the night acting on information which became intelligence upon which the house was broken into without a warrant! We have no one to turn to except God, because the court that should have been our hope was raided and the judiciary eventually toppled when Onoghen was gotten rid of while we hailed Sai Baba! 


Leaving Kanu and Igboho to face the music of this desperados in their Fulanization agenda is simply to postpone our own day of "partying". If only Onoghen has stood up for those judges whose quarters were invaded, he wouldn't have become a victim because Judiciary as an institution would have stood for him and by him. But he watched while the system was castrated only to realize that his office is only as potent as the institution. If only Kanu and Igboho had allowed themselves to be angered by the dehumanizing of the people of Agatu and hadn't waited till their tribes became the reason to exhibit angers, exclusively bestowed on Fulani alone by our National Sheikh, Gumi, may be, they would have had a court to run to. I may not share the ideology of Kanu or the idolatry of Sunday Igboho but in a free society, both are entitled to their convictions and expressions of same. Kanu might have been reckless with words but he is yet to be linked directly with any crime! The invasion of Sunday Igboho's house has led to the abduction of his gods and they are in the custody of DSS, we can only hope that his gods will be safe with Buhari's Government, but his own personal safety is our collective responsibility to ensure. To look away from Kanu's plight is to prepare the flights of terror that this Government has become for an attack against us soon. To ignore Sunday is to wait for our turn. 


If the world thinks that democracy confers legitimacy on the Government of Muhammadu Buhari, a review of the attack on Sunday Igboho's house will reveal the short supply of human rights under this administration. Rights, which is the hallmark of any constitutional democracy  are completely eroded that we find it hard to call the attention of global community to the gruesome killing of the feline found in Sunday Igboho's house. If Sunday is a "criminal", was the cat an accomplice? If the guys they killed there were armed, was the cat holding an AK47 to justify the shoot at sight order of the President carried out on it? The event at Soka in Ibadan has overtaken that of the black Tuesday at the Lekki toll gate. Now we know how needless casualties of Government killings are handled; their bodies are taken away! 


Sunday Igboho has had peaceful protests in other places in the South West without a single report of violence to the police, but the planned protest for Lagos must be stopped I believe to the knowledge of the Chief Security Officer of the State who also doubles as the Executive Governor from whom the Commissioner of Police must generate his brief to interpret the orders from Abuja to the public. How much of the fear of Lagos was unleashed on Igboho's house only Sanwó-Olu and possibly Tinubu can tell? The attitude of Lagos to our collective well-being in the South West all right thinking should be probing. The floppy approach of LASG to Àmọ̀tẹ́kùn and the generosity of Olówó Eko who gave 50 million naira to victims of fire disaster at Kastina market, but, ignored those of Shasha market yet he hopes to benefit from the Zoning of Presidency to the South West. Yorùbás know what to do when that time comes. 


Our questions must go to the world, if we hope to stop the monster we have fed against ourselves in the name of democracy. We need to rid our streets of protests and for now to avoid playing into the hands of a tribe whose mission is nothing but a genocide. We must protect our people against those who are killing indigenous tribes and taking over their lands. Time to take our right and welfare to the chambers of the Senate and the house of Representatives. If Boko Haram had a voice raised for them in the red chamber, our elected representatives at the NASS must be called to duty. We can't be calling for 1963 constitution without demanding for the processes that led to it. Our elected representatives at the federal house then, stood for the people and championed their causes. Who are Nnamdi Kanu and  Sunday Igboho's Senators? Who are their Reps? Answers to these questions will be a good way to address the criminalization of our people without crime and the justification of criminal elements among the Fulani who gloat in crime and pride in violence to our humiliation. It is not a favor to cry for justice, injustice to one, is injustice to all! To stand up now is to do so for yourself!


Bolaji O. Akinyemi


#culled from social media

Federal High Court judge orders Lawless DSS to produce 12 IGBOHO associates illegally detained by the agency

Federal High Court judge orders Lawless DSS to produce 12 IGBOHO associates illegally detained by the agency

An Abuja Federal High Court judge has ordered the Lawless DSS to produce #Oduduwa12 illegally detained by the agency by next week Thursday per Justice Obiora!



The Court on Friday granted the applications of the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu in his ruling on the ex parte application before the court, ordered that the Department of State Service should produce the detained aides of Sunday Igboho in court on the next adjourned date.

Justice Egwuatu also ordered the DSS to show cause why the applicants should not be admitted to bail.

The matter was adjourned to July 29 to take place during the court vacation.

Recall that the 12 detained associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, had instituted a suit against the Department of State Services and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi.

The applicants’ counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved his ex parte motion praying the court for an order “mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants” to enable the court “inquire into the circumstances constituting grounds of their arrest and detention” since July 1, 2021 and where it seems fit, grant applicants bail.”

They also sought the order of the court mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants before the court and “show cause as to why the applicants should not be granted bail in accordance with the provision of Section 32 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and other extant laws in Nigeria.”


Olajengbesi argued that the applicants are citizens of Nigeria with inherent rights.

The ex-parte motion was supported by an eight-paragraph affidavit, exhibit, 11-paragraph affidavit of extreme urgency, affidavit of non-complicity of action, and a written address.


 #RevolutionNow #NoRetreat #NoSurrenderNoRetreat #BuhariMustGo

An Abuja Federal High Court judge has ordered the Lawless DSS to produce #Oduduwa12 illegally detained by the agency by next week Thursday per Justice Obiora!



The Court on Friday granted the applications of the 12 detained aides of Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu in his ruling on the ex parte application before the court, ordered that the Department of State Service should produce the detained aides of Sunday Igboho in court on the next adjourned date.

Justice Egwuatu also ordered the DSS to show cause why the applicants should not be admitted to bail.

The matter was adjourned to July 29 to take place during the court vacation.

Recall that the 12 detained associates of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, had instituted a suit against the Department of State Services and its Director-General, Yusuf Bichi.

The applicants’ counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved his ex parte motion praying the court for an order “mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants” to enable the court “inquire into the circumstances constituting grounds of their arrest and detention” since July 1, 2021 and where it seems fit, grant applicants bail.”

They also sought the order of the court mandating and compelling the respondents to produce the applicants before the court and “show cause as to why the applicants should not be granted bail in accordance with the provision of Section 32 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and other extant laws in Nigeria.”


Olajengbesi argued that the applicants are citizens of Nigeria with inherent rights.

The ex-parte motion was supported by an eight-paragraph affidavit, exhibit, 11-paragraph affidavit of extreme urgency, affidavit of non-complicity of action, and a written address.


 #RevolutionNow #NoRetreat #NoSurrenderNoRetreat #BuhariMustGo

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