Tag: Yoruba

Mazi EmekaJune 30, 2016

‘Enough is enough’ – Yoruba elders warn Niger Delta militants

“Enough is enough,” some Yoruba elders, under the aegis of Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) have warned Fulani herdsmen, militants and ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 23, 2016

Opinion: The slow death of Nigeria’s endangered languages

Many linguists predict that at least half of the world’s 6,000 or so languages will be dead or dying by ...

Mallam YeroJune 21, 2016

These 4 tweets make the case for why lumping the ‘North’ together is foolish

For a nation that boasts of over 200 tribes and languages, generalization can sometimes be dangerous. To many across the ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Ayo Sogunro: Nigeria’s shareholding formula

By Ayo Sogunro The Nigerians I compare to corporate Directors in our continuing discussion on the Hierarchy of Nigerian Policy ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 23, 2016

‘We support Fayose’s ban of Fulani herdsmen’- Afenifere

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state is not standing alone in his ban of the activities of Fulani herdsmen in ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 20, 2016

IPOB is now friends with Niger Delta Avengers and Egbesu Water Lions

The two newly revamped militant groups in the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Avengers and the the Red Egbesu Water ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMay 16, 2016

“We are not at war” | Ijaw association responds to Odua Defenders Union

Following the threat made by the Oodua Defenders Union (ODU) to the Niger Delta Avengers, the Ijaw Development Association (IDA) has berated ...

Mazi EmekaApril 27, 2016

Afenifere blasts Buhari, Lai Mohammed, DSS over herdsmen attacks (READ)

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday, chastised the Nigerian government for its continued silence on the killing of Nigerians by ...

Adebayo EmuleomoApril 26, 2016

Why South-West PDP may break away after May 21

Key members of the South-west geopolitical zone of the Peoples Democratic Party have vowed to exit the party if the ...

Oreoluwa PetersMarch 27, 2016

‘I didn’t choose to be in the Yoruba movie sector’ – Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe-Gentry is known for three things -decent acting, beautiful persona and an impeccable fashion taste. The Nollywood actress who ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMarch 7, 2016

Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi set to marry in Benin [DETAILS]

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has put the drama of the supremacy between his throne and that of ...

Adebayo EmuleomoMarch 4, 2016

Fayose, Sultan of Sokoto, Ooni of Ife, others attend coronation of Olubadan (PHOTOS)

A new dawn has set over the throne of the Olubadan of Ibadanland as Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji was on ...

Janeth JMarch 3, 2016

Hausa, Yoruba clash in Mile 12, several feared dead (VIEWER DISCRETION)

Hausa and Yoruba traders on Thursday afternoon, were involved in a bloody altercation in the popular Mile 12 market in ...

Adebayo EmuleomoJanuary 21, 2016

‘Olu Falae is one of the cleanest men in Africa’ – Fasehun

Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun has waded into the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal that ...

Kolapo OlapojuDecember 8, 2015

‘A new Yoruba nation is coming’ – Ooni of Ife

The new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has promised that there will be a new Yoruba nation, where ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 16, 2015

Fashola’s success will determine the future of Yoruba in Nigeria’s politics – Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, believes the appointment of Yorubas into major ministerial positions, is a challenge at ...

Adebayo EmuleomoNovember 13, 2015

‘Yorubas are too sensitive’ – 7 things we learned from Gani Adams’ new interview

In a recent interview where he spoke on the increased rate of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, the ...

Janeth JOctober 26, 2015

‘Kwakwanso is telling his father’s age mates to shut up’ – Afenifere

Afenifere, has berated the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for attempting to downplay and sidestep the activities of Fulani ...

Janeth JOctober 17, 2015

‘Know your boundaries’ | Afenifere warns Ndigbo as Yoruba, Igbo war looms

Afenifere Renewal Group, says it is culturally wrong and a desecration of Yoruba culture for an Igbo to be crowned ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 31, 2015

“Yoruba regrets voting Buhari… Tinubu is not truthful” – Afenifere leader

Senator Femi Okunrounmu, a leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, says the Yorubas have started regretting voting for President Muhammadu ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 28, 2015

“There’s no family in Yoruba land that allows thieves” – VP Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says there is no preferential treatment being given to any ethnic group, in the anti-corruption war ...

Janeth JAugust 13, 2015

This activist says Yoruba politicians lack the vision Awolowo had

The President, Rights Monitoring Group, Olufemi Aduwo, has supported a claim that the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, was the Yoruba ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 12, 2015

“How Awolowo became the leader of Yoruba” – Osoba

Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has countered claims made in ‘My Watch’, the book of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, where ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 5, 2015

“Igbos should remain in opposition for a long time, like the Yorubas” – APC chieftain

Joe Igbokwe, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, has enjoined Igbo politicians to remain in ...

Ada IgboanugoAugust 1, 2015

Top Yoruba actor loses mother

Popular comic actor, Elesho, is currently mourning the death of his beloved mother who died at the age of 94. Of all ...

Janeth JJuly 21, 2015

Straight to the Peckham beat! London police is recruiting Yoruba speakers

Yoruba is now one of the additional languages to be considered if one wants to join the London Metropolitan police. Aspiring ...

Kolapo OlapojuJuly 2, 2015

Why should the North (with 230 tribes) plot against 1 tribe- Yoruba? | Arewa throws subtle ethnic shade

The Arewa Consultative Forum, took what appeared to be a subtle swipe at the Yoruba ethnic group, on Wednesday, July 1. The swipe ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2015

Opinion: How has Alaafin Awole’s curse affected the Yorubas?

by Victor Terhemba Now, I wonder how the inability of the Yoruba people to collective have a leader will be ...

Ada IgboanugoJune 14, 2015

Olamide still doesn’t like being compared to late Dagrin

Its been how many years now since Dagrin died but one person still gets a daily reminder of it even ...

Kolapo OlapojuApril 27, 2015

Tinubu will destroy himself, Obasanjo will fight with Buhari – This PDP chieftain predicts doom for APC

by Kolapio Olapoju A member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has predicted that National ...

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