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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 Concept of “Eseun àná!” (Giving thanks for yesterday)

Yoruba people are very unique because Olodumare blessed the race with very interesting attributes that if copied by other peoples of the world, would have made this world a better place, but unfortunately and sadly, Yoruba youths are fast losing such uniqueness. Of such attributes are Respect for Elders and …

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Ondo Kingdom: Social Life Descent, Inheritance and Succession

Ondo kinship ideology today is highly bilateral with an emphasis on patrilineality. Unlike other Yoruba kingdoms, however, the Ondo possess a strong tendency toward matrifocality. This is expressed in the kinship term, Omiye mi, which simply means “my maternal kin,” but which is a household word and constitutes a fundamental tenet …

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The Ondo Road Eastwards Of Lagos

During the first six decades of the nineteenth century, practically all the trade of the Yoruba country with the Europeans on the coast was done by the western Yoruba peoples – Egba, Egbado, Ijebu and Ibadan. The chief trade routes passed through Egbados, Abeokuta and Ijebu near the coast, and …

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Christian Faith And Cultures Historical Background

The practice of taking the Good News to different cultures has taken place throughout the entire history of the Church. We need only think of Saint Paul’s missionary work in relation to the Greco-Roman communities of his time to understand that the “tradition” of the gospel in different cultural contexts …

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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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Role of Women In Socio-Economic Development of Ondo Kingdom

Women generally have peculiar instincts, especially when examining issues relating to social and economics matters. Such instincts could be seen in their attitudinal behaviours exhibited in trading and cultural practices. The Ondo women, like others across the World also possess social and economic instincts which are put into play to promote …

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