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Late Pa Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi Gone, But Not Forgotten

…34 Years after Baba Died on a Sunday, November 2 1980. Pa Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi was the founder and first general overseer of what is today known as the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The church, today acclaimed as the fastest growing Pentecostal church in the world, started in 1947 as …

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Ondo Kingdom – Why we are, where we are

There are some fundamental things that determine or dictate the way we are and to a great extent, what we do. In simple terms, this situation is believed to be affected by who your parents are, from whom certain attributes are inherited; the environment in which you live in terms …

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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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The Legends of some Ondo Proverbs

Oyinbo Ore: There was an assistant D.O in the former Okitipupa district superintending the Ore/Agbabu/Odigbo axis who attempted to convey a log of wood for building a house with a bicycle over some distance. Unfortunately he ran into a ditch and the log fell on him and killed him. That …

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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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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 Values We Lost for Sacrificing Our Traditional Court System

Although the Traditional Court system and the adopted European Court style, now adopted as ‘modern’ have some elements in common, especially with respect to the process, sequence and conference of witnesses and judicial observers, values, objectives and effectiveness however set the traditional court system above. Even as I do not …

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A Reality Check On The Ondos

It certainly couldn’t have been a misnomer on the part of the colonialists to have named the geographical space encompassing the present Ondo and Ekiti States as “Ondo Province” right from their time and until the creation of states in 1976, when the same entity was re-christened Ondo State. It …

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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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