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Crime Of Yesteryears In Ondo (Olorunwa And Allah-dey)

One of the most celebrated trials of murder in Ondo was the one that involved the arraignment and eventual conviction of two friends – Olorunwa and Allah-dey – for the first degree murder of a pregnant Ondo woman, Funmilayo, at a stream near Aogo in the early 60s. Olorunwa, (real …

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Ondo Popular Ancient Poem

Melu, Melu, e se e oja o? Me ee! Gbejidokun du o mu k’eiye bo wa komi. Mo toi tee shai yu Ku e bu Mo bu shoma K’ese shoma Shoma lepa K’ese lepa Lepa nie K’ese nie Nie dogun K’ese dogun Dogun loja K’ese loja Loja nie K’ese nie …

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The Yoruba And The Fading Heritage

Yoruba is the most civilized tribe in Nigeria’’ yesss, genuine Igbos and Hausas confirmed this. Yoruba is the most educated tribe in Nigeria, of course, no doubt about that; the most accommodating; most peaceful and the likes. These good attributes goes on and on. Then, ask yourself, ‘’is this as …

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Philosophical Milestones Of Life for Men

If at 20 years, you are still confused about the path to take in the journey of life, do not worry as the directions are not clear-cut at this age. If at 30 years, you still have not found your way to the path, hurry up because some of your …

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The Features Of Yoruba Religion.

Like many West African natives, Yoruba practiced the traditional religion, before the introduction of Christianity and Islam. Each community has individual deity (or deities) peculiar to its devotional needs, for instance: Ifẹ worship Ọlọjọ, Ọyọ worship Ṣango, Ibadan worship Oke, Ijẹbu has Agẹmọ, Ẹgba worship Alalẹ, Ondo worship Ogun. Despite …

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The Original Yoruba Word For Wife Is Aya Not Iyawo.

Did you know that the original Yoruba word for wife in Yoruba language is AYA and not IYAWO? The latter is quite commonly used nowadays than the former. We would take you through how Iyawo came about IYA was the first child and the daughter of the King of Iwo …

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Biography of Rt. Rev. Canon Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi

Rt. Rev. Canon Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi was born on 5th September 1882. His mother was Madam Olatunwunsi of the Awosika family in Ondo. His father was Seriki Lawani Adeyemi, from the royal family of Oyo. Madam Olatunwunsi was abducted to Epe, near Lagos, while Prince Lawani Adeyemi was an …

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Synopsis of Late High Chief Lisa Bayo Akinnola NPMA, MFR

Born in Ondo Town on August 1st, 1934 by Late Princess Alice Morinola Akinnola (Leyo Royal Ruling House) to the Late Chief Danial Ladapo Akinnola (Baba Ijo All Saints Church, Ogbonkowo, Ondo). High Chief Bayo Akinnola attended Ibadan Grammar School where he later became the Vice-Principal. He was at Nigeria …

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A Task To Industrialize Our Ondo Ekimogun Kingdom

The clamour for the restoration of Ondo Kingdom on the path of industrialization cannot come at a better time than now against the backdrop of the dearth of industrial presence in the town. Prior to the attainment of independence in Nigeria in 1960, the town was a hot bed of …

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