Showing posts with label Yoruba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yoruba. Show all posts

Friday, October 3, 2014

What has Jonathan done for the Yoruba, Nigeria ?

Mr Jonathan became the Acting President of Nigeria on 9 February 2010 - 6 May 2010.
He assumed the office of the President of Nigeria on 6 May 2010.
Prior to Jonathan ascension into the presidency of Nigeria on 9 February 2010, Mr Obasanjo, a half Ibo and half Yoruba President of Nigeria had earlier rigged the entire General Elections in Yorubaland except in Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Edo and Delta states, on two consecutive periods - 2003 and 2007.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Popular Yoruba Drummer Dies

We have information that renowned Yoruba drummer, Baba. Baami Ayankele has died. The top traditionalist reportedly gave up the ghost some moments ago. Late Ayankele was an Ifa priest, respected for the expertise and finesse he displays whenever he beats the ‘bata’ drum. Many have described him as a museum of wisdom and knowledge, especially with an undiluted Yoruba culture.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Aged Veteran actor in the Yoruba sector of Nollywood is dead. - R.I.P

The aged actor died last night at an clinic in Abeokuta following suffering from a brief illness. The deceased was a member of Association of Nigerian Theater Arts Practitioners (ANTP), Abeokuta, Ogun state chapter, till his death, he's the daddy of prime actor, Segun Ogungbe. It could be recall he was reported dead a year ago Saturday, November 28, 2012, sequel to the mistake people made to announce him dead as opposed to his elder brother, yet another experienced movie story, Pa Akin Ogungbe who died at 78

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Disagreement Rocks Yoruba Comitee Set Up for confab In Lagos.

THE South-West geo-political zone, yesterday, was divided on how the outcome of the proposed National Conference should become law. While some agreed that the report should be sent to the National Assembly for consideration as declared by President Goodluck Jonathan, others said a referendum of the people is sufficient.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SAD: Another ‘Yoruba’ Movie Actress Dies

Among the prominent faces of Yoruba genre of Nollywood, Janet Atayero-Oluseye who got married last year to Olalekan Oluseye has passed away.   She died at age 32 on Wednesday 23th of October, 2013. The member of Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioner (ANTP), Ibadan chapter was with the Ojopagogo movie caucus in Ibadan until her death. She was said to possess complained of pains on her foot and couldn't walk with it for months and subsequently her health deteriorated although she was treated in a medical facility and some spiritual measures were taken to greatly help her out, she however died and was buried in Lagos, exactly the same day she died.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Yoruba man gave me life-changing job to my mother’s disbelief — Chu Okongwu

Sonny Chu Okongwu, an economist, was minister of national planning, 1985-1986; and minister of finance, 1986-1990; under the Babangida administration. At 79, he takes us through the journey of his life, from the colonial period when he was a journalist at Daily Times.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Yoruba (our mother tongue) Set To Become The Language Of Instruction In Schools. (Post Of The Month)

Kudos to Yoruba state governors and the rest must follow.. Strategic Planning!
Yoruba Governors Are Planning To Augment Education In Yorubaland By Making Yoruba (our mother tongue) The Language Of Instruction In Schools..

"The slave maker knew that he couldn't make these people slaves until he first made them DUMB. And one of the best ways to make a man DUMB is to take his tongue, take his language. A man who can't talk, what do they call him? A DUMMY. Once your language is gone, you are a DUMMY. You can't communicate with people who are your relatives, you can never have access to information from your family—you just can't communicate......Omowale Malcolm X
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Group views Ohaneze’s claims on Lagos as insult on Yoruba

A socio cultural group, Oodua Solidarity Forum, has condemned the Ohaneze claim  published on Tuesday August 6, 2013, in the Daily Sun as not only insult to the Yoruba, but also an affront just as it decry the attacks, threaths on Femi Fani-Kayode and  his failmy.

The group in a satement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Olajide Julius and made available to Vanguard viewed the  Ohaneze claim  that  “The Igbo are key stakeholders in the affairs of the state (Lagos). We constitute over 46% of the population of the state…It is the Igbo that make Lagos what it is and without them Lagos will go to sleep. The Igbo in Lagos have the capacity to defend themselves…”. published on Tuesday August 6, 2013, in the Daily Sun as not only insult to the Yoruba, but also an affront.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Yuguda, Fayemi, others for Yoruba youth summit

BAUCHI State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda and his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr Kayode Fayemi, are among top Nigerians that would address Yoruba youths at a summit organised by the Yoruba Youth Forum.
The summit, according to a statement by the coordinator of the group, Mr Wale Ayeni, would also have the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr Kingsley Kuku, as well as the Special Adviser to the President on Youth and Student Matters, Mr Jude Imagwe, in attendance.
Ayeni, in the statement, said the summit, with the theme: “Nigeria at 100: True Federalism, a Panacea to Nigeria’s Corporate Existence,” would take place in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Thursday.
The group, on the occasion, would also honour some prominent Nigerians.

Prof Ishola advocates cartoon version of Yoruba folktales on TV

MANY international schools of thought and researchers have said that Nigerian languages are on the verge of going into extinction because of rap interest in western culture and this trend, if steps are not taken would disenfranchise the younger generation and unborn, the identity, value and richness of their culture.
Moreover, it is truism that people without culture or tradition are lost generation. And Nigeria is one of the nations which this reality stare in the eyes as the Yoruba Language amongst others are seriously threatened by the lost of virtues and values, but a renowned scholar and culturist, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola said there are ways to revive, preserve and promote the Yoruba culture ditto language.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“You Are A Failure” – Fasheun Fires Back At Ahmadu Ali For Calling Yoruba Ingrates

Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has fired back at a former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Ahmadu Ali, for describing Yoruba people as ingrates.
The OPC boss , while describing Ali’s comment as a symptom of “verbal diarrhoea,” said it showed that the former Minister of Education, whose mishandling of a students’ crisis led to the death of several youths in 1978, “was as insensitive, reckless and narcissistic as ever.”
Fashenu in a statement on Tuesday, said it was bad for the retired colonel to insult world-class Yoruba dignitaries whose shoe latch he could not untie.
He said, “There are some leaders, who had accidentally found themselves in positions in our national life, but their poor performance made them immaterial that Nigerians would rather prefer to abandon on the rubbish dump of ignominy.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

It’s unfortunate Akinjide said Yoruba aren’t marginalised –Olajide

Publicity Secretary, Yoruba Unity Forum and former Secretary-General, Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr. Kunle Olajide, speaks on the perceived marginalisation of the Yoruba, nationhood, federalism and more in this interview with AKINWALE ABOLUWADE
The Yoruba Leadership Forum is crying foul over the perceived marginalisation of the South-West. What warranted this?
The bone of contention is that we sincerely believe that injustice in any part of the country is injustice in Nigeria. If any section of Nigeria is treated unjustly, it is injustice to Nigeria. We believe that we have been treated unjustly by the present administration. We have been deprived of political and career appointments even in the ministries, departments and agencies. What appears to be a systematic elimination of Yoruba race has continued to worry us. This was why we had to shout and bring it to the open that the injustice must not be allowed to continue.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shocking earnings of Yoruba movie stars

Quite a number of perks come with being a movie star in this part of the world. They include designer clothes, luxury cars and posh apartments. Apart from their penchant for such status symbols, today’s Nollywood actors and actresses are also seen as role models, especially to the young and impressionable who dream of becoming stars some day. But, judging by the results of a recent investigation conducted by Saturday Beats, it appears all that glitters is not gold, after all.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nollywood Yoruba Actor Otolo Is Dead. ( R.I.P)

We were informed by a reliable source that the comic actor gave up the ghost yesterday. All effort to call Otolo has been futile. Most of the Nollywood stakeholders we tried to question about the situation could not give any concrete answer as they seem not to be informed about it.

We are still digging further to know the state of the matter. we shall keep you posted as event unfolds.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Man, 20, arrested for molesting two teenage sisters

Yoruba Man, 20, arrested for molesting two teenage sisters
A 20-year-old man, Samuel Olamilekan has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s court for having canal knowledge of two teenagers from one family.

The suspect said to be undergoing a pastoral training in one Cherubim and Serafim Church was said to have had canal knowledge of the little girls without their consent.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, told the court that Olamilekan had a vision for  the girls that they had unfamiliar spirit (Emere)  and asked them  to see him so that he can cast out the spirit from them Grin.

On getting there, Olamilekan  allegedly assaulted the two young girls by beating them with broom and palm tree in order to cast out the unfamiliar spirit in them. Grin Olamilekan was also accused of obtaining the sum of N4,000 from them on the pretext of using it to buy candle to pray for them in order to cast out the unfamiliar spirit finally. Grin


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