• Biafra: IPOB berates Yoruba and Hausa over Kanu’s detention

    Biafra: IPOB berates Yoruba and Hausa over Kanu’s detention

    Nnamdi Kanu, the Leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has flayed the West and the North for not condemning the detention of their leader.

    The group in a statement credited to its spokesman, Emma Powerful, stated that the Yoruba and the Hausa were not speaking against the injustice, saying that that was why God was angry with Nigeria.

    The group maintained that its leader committed no crime and should not suffer undeserved punishment.

    The statement reads: “The Indigenous People of Biafra […]

  • Child, three others drown as Yoruba, Egun clash in Lagos

    Child, three others drown as Yoruba, Egun clash in Lagos

    Four persons are believed to have drowned, over 200 structures burnt and several residents displaced on Wednesday in Otodogbami Community, Ikate, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos when Yoruba and Egun ethnic groups clashed within the community.

    Those who drowned were said to have included a child.

    They were said to have drowned while trying to escape through the river behind the community during the clash.

    However, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, said no one died.

    Badmos said: “The […]

  • Yoruba speaking states to get own anthem – Ooni of Ife

    Yoruba speaking states to get own anthem – Ooni of Ife

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Friday ended his visit to Ekiti state with a promise that the Yoruba-speaking states in Nigeria would soon have a common anthem in local dialect that will be sung at every public forum immediately after that of the national anthem.

    The monarch made the pronouncement when he visited Governor Ayo Fayose at the Government House to round-off his two-day official visit to the state.

    He said the need for such Yoruba […]

  • Ooni counsels Yoruba on peace, unity

    Ooni counsels Yoruba on peace, unity

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says preaching peace and unity is the only way to guarantee progress among the Yoruba.

    The Ooni made the remark while addressing newsmen at the grand finale of the annual Olojo Festival on Monday evening in Ile-Ife.

    He pledged to continue to work for the unity of the Yoruba, adding that the only way to progress in life was to pursue love while promoting unity.

    “Without peace and unity, there cannot be any […]

  • Tinubu is losing his political powers in Yoruba land – Okupe

    Tinubu is losing his political powers in Yoruba land – Okupe

    Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has proclaimed an end to the political dominance of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Bola Tinubu.

    Okupe made the proclamation following the defeat of Olusegun Abraham, at the last Saturday’s APC primary election in Ondo State.

    Abraham, who was rumoured to be Tinubu’s preferred candidate lost to former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate in the coming governorship election in […]

  • Alaafin, Ooni laud Lagos Assembly for promoting Yoruba heritage

    Alaafin, Ooni laud Lagos Assembly for promoting Yoruba heritage

    The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi have commended the Lagos State Assembly for promoting and preserving the rich Yoruba cultural heritage.

    The monarchs gave the commendation when the Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa led other members of the House on a courtesy visit to the monarchs’ palaces in Oyo and Ile-Ife.

    The Alaafin of Oyo, who commended the lawmakers for conducting their Thursday plenary session in Yoruba Language, urged the Yoruba […]

  • Yoruba, Ijaw leaders parley over Lagos, Ogun killings

    Yoruba, Ijaw leaders parley over Lagos, Ogun killings

    Yoruba and Ijaw leaders, yesterday in Lagos, restated calls for the restructuring of the polity. They said that only the implementation of the relevant sections of the 2014 National Conference report would douse tension in the country.

    The leaders made the call at the end of a meeting between the ethnic groups following recent killings in some Lagos and Ogun communities, which police authorities attributed to Ijaw militants.

    In a communique jointly signed by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, leader of the Yoruba delegation, […]

  • Some senior Yoruba, Hausa military officers planning to overthrow President Buhari – Niger Delta militants

    Some senior Yoruba, Hausa military officers planning to overthrow President Buhari – Niger Delta militants

    Niger Delta militants group under the aegis, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, JNDLF, has alleged that some senior military officers from the Yoruba and Hausa extractions are planning to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government through a coup d’état.

    The group alleged that the coup plotters intend to achieve their plan through civil unrest and the continuous attack on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.

    JNDLF, which recently threatened to launch a missile attack, in a statement said it was contacted […]