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Iluku, Obatala hills, where religion, mystery, culture, history find balance

Many towns in Oyo State are surrounded by mountains and hills that are seen as a mere part of the environment. Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare reports that this is not so for the people of Ofiki in Atisbo South Local Council Development Area of Oyo State as they continue to celebrate their heritage in the Obatala and Iluku hills which are said to have mystical powers and have become home to all religions despite the cultural background.
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In Oyo, Alaafin’s wife identifies with 120 widows

One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Ayaba Bairat Adeyemi recently toured four local government councils within Oyo metropolis. It was a charity trip during which she breathed a new life into some widows. TUNDE BUSARI reports.
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How my father’s prediction led to my enthronement —Oba Oladele

Not all dreams come to reality. Some go off target and leave a man in perpetual dream. However, the experience of the newly installed Adagba of Iyanfoworogi, a community near Ile-Ife, Oba Adetayo Oladele, is a dream which came to pass. TUNDE BUSARI writes on the voyage of the American returnee from childhood to the palace.
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Yoruba get new head of Sango worship

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The transition of the immediate past Baale Sango of Yorubaland, Oyebamiji Akano six months ago created a leadership vacuum for Sango devotees in Yorubaland, both in Nigeria and in the diaspora. However, a new head has just been installed in the event held in the ancient Oyo town, Oyo State. TUNDE BUSARI who witnessed the installation reports the significance of the event.
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Influx of beggars, street urchins worries Akure residents

In almost every street of most Nigerian towns and cities, beggars are a common sight while their population keeps growing geometrically every other day with mentally and physically disabled individuals including street urchins engaging in street begging. 5 sober prophetic predictions for 2019 In Akure, the Ondo State capital, street begging has evolved in another […]
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Pomp, ceremony as Isale Eko relieves history

Lagos is a city that throws its doors open to all and sundry, regardless of ethnic affiliations. And for a long time to come, nothing, many believe, would change such. But, history has it that the city has its aborigines too and they are mainly found in Isale Eko area of the city. SEGUN KASALI reports that the maiden edition of the Isale Eko Day celebration was not just a carnival, but also an opportunity to talk about the rich history of Lagos and issues that will move the city forward
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ARAHFEST 2018: Taking culture, tradition a notch higher

For five days, the otherwise serene community of Aramoko Ekiti was at a standstill.  Residents and indigenes of the town  were on hand to welcome  visitors, especially  culture and  tourism enthusiasts,  who had come  from both within and outside the country to witness the best of  the community’s culture, foods and games on display at  […]
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Those who abandoned cause of the Yoruba race faced the wrath of the sacred land of Yoruba —Deji Osibogun

Chief Deji Osibogun, a businessman and politician, is the chairman of the Ibadan-based Space FM radio and co-founder of Yoruba KO’YA Movement. In this interview with TAYO GESINDE, he speaks about the reason the Yoruba are clamouring for restructuring, the ongoing efforts to unite the race, among other issues. Excerpts:
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State CID, Panti is a blessing to my domain —Oba Adeniyi

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Despite his sojourn in the United States (US) where he worked as Information Technology expert, the Oba of Igbobi-Sabe, Lagos State, Oba Owolabi Adeniyi (Maforunyomi I) did not disconnect with Yoruba culture. When he ascended the throne of his forefathers, the propagation continues. He told TUNDE BUSARI his strong attachment with his root. Excerpts
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