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Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Afolabs101: 11:58am On Nov 01, 2013
These notices were put up all over the estate after palace security drove around last Sunday announcing the upcoming Oro Festival. Residents have been informed that from between the hours of 10pm and 4am they are to remain in their houses "in their own best interest". No outside lights, all windows must be shut, curtains closed, no generators, no noise, no peeping!

This is 2013 and Oniru Estate is prime real estate in Lagos, how is this possible?? Didn't Fashola say that people holding these traditional festivals should not hinder people of other religions from going about their business?? Can any other religious body enforce a no movement order because they are doing their special prayers
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 12:02pm On Nov 01, 2013
@op what sort of outdoor business activity do you want to engage in at 10pm to 4am?

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by asha80(m): 12:04pm On Nov 01, 2013
Afolabs101: These notices were put up all over the estate after palace security drove around last Sunday announcing the upcoming Oro Festival. Residents have been informed that from between the hours of 10pm and 4am they are to remain in their houses "in their own best interest". No outside lights, all windows must be shut, curtains closed, no generators, no noise, no peeping!

This is 2013 and Oniru Estate is prime real estate in Lagos, how is this possible?? Didn't Fashola say that people holding these traditional festivals should not hinder people of other religions from going about their business?? Can any other religious body enforce a no movement order because they are doing their special prayers
comply or go back to your village.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 12:05pm On Nov 01, 2013
Yeeeeeparipa mole oro baba o
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Afolabs101: 12:06pm On Nov 01, 2013
What if someone has a medical emergency and needs to go to hospital, also some people like bankers are still working by 9-10pm. And anyway, whats wrong with being out at 10 or 11pm?

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 12:09pm On Nov 01, 2013
asha 80: comply or go back to your village.
Dont mind him. Later when they deport them back to there village they would start screaming victimisation. I dont know why they find it difficult to respect the culture of their host. moreso what would a responsible individual be doing outdoors during the hours of 10pm and 4am, the said time the oro rituals would be performed
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by zeelo2014: 12:20pm On Nov 01, 2013
All windows must be shut & the generators off. Just imagine? In 2013?

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 12:27pm On Nov 01, 2013
zeelo2014: All windows must be shut & the generators off. Just imagine? In 2013?
Do the needful, go back to your village

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by gurnam: 12:34pm On Nov 01, 2013
Approved. Go ahead and do the needful.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by hardniola(m): 12:57pm On Nov 01, 2013
not satisfy get a room in ajegunle.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by bloggernaija: 1:04pm On Nov 01, 2013
About time.
you lose your language ,culture and tradition ,
You may as well sell yourself to slavery.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by sashash(m): 1:08pm On Nov 01, 2013
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lakhadimar: @op what sort of outdoor business activity do you want to engage in at 10pm to 4am?
i wonder oooo...its their culture n they aint doing it the afternoon so they are being considerate

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by zeelo2014: 1:15pm On Nov 01, 2013
lakhadimar: Do the needful, go back to your village
Hahahahahahaha. Look at what hatred & poverty has done to ur brains.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 1:23pm On Nov 01, 2013
zeelo2014:
Hahahahahahaha. Look at what hatred & poverty has done to ur brains.
F00l! I am proud of my culture and heritage onlike you who migrated as an economic refugee all the way from across the niger to yorubaland in search of greener pasture and have totally lost tourch with your culture. I take pride in the belief system of my fathers viz the oro festival, and if you have any grudge with that do the needful. GO BACK TO YOUR VILLAGE!

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Zet72(m): 1:50pm On Nov 01, 2013
lakhadimar: F00l! I am proud of my culture and heritage onlike you who migrated as an economic refugee all the way from across the niger to yorubaland in search of greener pasture and have totally lost tourch with your culture. I take pride in the belief system of my fathers viz the oro festival, and if you have any grudge with that do the needful. GO BACK TO YOUR VILLAGE!
When the civilized people are talking a savage & cretin like u is expected to keep shut,
Anyways, that's evidence of mega-city....... smh

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by ifyalways(f): 2:05pm On Nov 01, 2013
Any body renting an accomodation in the Island,I'm sure the agents/landlord would inform him or her before hand if they observe Oro within the vicinity. Ikate,Ajiran and some places observe theirs every ten days.

You cannot come to someone's house and ask him to stop his culture or religious inclinations. If it doesnt suit you,simply don't go there or park out. smiley

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by kiviglomi: 2:06pm On Nov 01, 2013
And Seun, you don't think this vital information should go on front page immediately? shocked
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 2:07pm On Nov 01, 2013

"All residents are hereby directed to stay indoors in their best interest"

Is this not the joke of the century? Imagine the audacity of these silly bàstards! So, after forking out not less than N60m to buy an overpriced property in Oniru, one clown that calls himself Oba, who has ZERO constitutional recognition or authority whatsoever, and into whose pocket most of the millions I paid would enter, would suddenly have the audacity to "direct" me to stay indoors in my best interest? Not even plead, not even request, but DIRECT? Imagine the arrogant language, like say dem dash me free land or free house. Are you mad?

Too bad I am not a resident of that water-logged estate. I would have certainly exercised my full rights as a law-abiding night crawler, and then see how these buffoons would react to that. Arrant nonsense.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Mynd44: 2:08pm On Nov 01, 2013
Zet72: When the civilized people are talking a savage & cretin like u is expected to keep shut,
Anyways, that's evidence of mega-city....... smh
In the Arab world, Sallah festivities go on for 10 days. Public holiday stretches that long.

During the month of Ramadan, most restaurants close and those that don't must put blinds on their windows so those who are eating inside cannot be seen from the outside. Public eating is banned and clubbing/partying are curbed by the government.

The countries who do this include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman etc. All countries with trade advances and are moving up in development without anyone going to tell them they are backward.

Everyone have been warned a week before the time and told the necessary steps.

If you have an urgent medical need, they will always allow you pass. The reason for shutting everywhere down is so that no one sees what they should not see and start saying someone put a hex/curse on them but if you want to defy it, they won't charge you to court or arrest you.

Just dare it and you might find what you are looking for

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by ifyalways(f): 2:13pm On Nov 01, 2013
proO1:

Is this not the joke of the century? Imagine the audacity of these silly bàstards! So, after forking out not less than N60m to buy an overpriced property in Oniru, one clown that calls himself Oba, who has ZERO constitutional recognition or authority whatsoever, and into whose pocket most of the millions I paid would enter, would suddenly have the audacity to "direct" me to stay indoors in my best interest? Not even plead, not even request, but DIRECT? Imagine the arrogant language, like say dem dash me free land or free house. Are you mad?

Too bad I am not a resident of that water-logged estate. I would have certainly exercised my full rights as a law-abiding night crawler, and then see how these buffoons would react to that. Arrant nonsense.
Ha,brother,make we no use our mouth cuss ourselves ke.
Full or half rights only come in place if you are alive to tell the story no ni. If oro ppl catch you,u show yourself or make mouth,they'll kill and bury you and NOTHING would come out of it.
Just take this as a sisterly advice.

If you like buy your crib for 100B,Oniru land is a private property besides,they'll inform you even before you pay so what gives?

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Ralphlauren(m): 2:18pm On Nov 01, 2013
they are quite nice to have informed residents before hand. they even issued a written notice. that is quite impressive.

in other communities, people do not know till the very morning or much later in that day.

that way, it is easy for the oro people to get a 'sacrifical lamb'

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Afolabs101: 2:19pm On Nov 01, 2013
ifyalways: Any body renting an accomodation in the Island,I'm sure the agents would inform him or her before hand if they observe Oro within the vicinity. Ikate,Ajiran and some places observe theirs every ten days.

You cannot come to someone's house and ask him to stop his culture or religious inclinations. If it doesnt suit you,simply don't go there or park out. smiley

Residents/landlords were not told about this before a week ago. I believe this is even the first time they have restricted movement because of Oro (correct me if I'm wrong). But no one is going to their house to tell them not to celebrate but then they are coming to us and forcing us to stay indoors, windows locked, curtains closed, no lights, no gens etc for a week.

I just don't agree with the fact that you are restricting movement, when we have a constitution and laws. The Oniru family sold most of the land in the estate, these lands are owned (through lease hold of 99 years) by individuals and rented by individuals. So on what authority is the family restricting movement??

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by naptu2: 2:21pm On Nov 01, 2013
ANNUAL ORO FESTIVAL OF THE ONIRU CHIEFAINCY FAMILY
>>
>> Dear Residents,
>>
>> Kindly be informed that the Annual Oro Festival of the Oniru Chieftaincy
>> family starts on the 1st to 7th of November, 2013 between 11pm to 4am daily.
>>
>> Residents are advised to stay away from the Oba Palace Road and New
>> Market Road between 11pm and 4am daily during the festival.
>>
>>
>> Thanks for your usual cooperation.
>>
>>
>> Signed: Millennium Homes Residents
>> Association.

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Nobody: 2:22pm On Nov 01, 2013
ifyalways:
Ha,brother,make we no use our mouth cuss ourselves ke.
Full or half rights only come in place if you are alive to tell the story no ni. If oro ppl catch you,u show yourself or make mouth,they'll kill and bury you and NOTHING would come out of it.
Just take this as a sisterly advice.

If you like buy your crib for 100B,Oniru land is a private property besides,they'll inform you even before you pay so what gives?

Well, if that is the case, then no problem, since it takes lawful effect as an enforceable agreement. If the residents willfully agree to such an arrangement prior to taking up residency, then they are obliged to respect the agreement. I was concerned with the legality of such a 'curfew' that is apparently not backed by law.

Then again, as a proud Igbo man, that arrogant language "directed" pain me small, ontop my own property wey cost me small fortune? Haba.

Sisterly advice taken
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Afolabs101: 2:22pm On Nov 01, 2013
ifyalways:
they'll inform you even before you pay so what gives?

No one informed anyone before they paid because this no movement thing started this year. In previous years they would just go about their rituals, prayers etc without bothering anyone. It seems they now want to start taking it seriously.

But as a Christian, I will be far away for the duration of that week. I can't be sleeping at night and right outside my window they're offering sacrifices to the "gods" shocked
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Afolabs101: 2:24pm On Nov 01, 2013
proO1:

Well, if that is the case, then no problem, since it takes lawful effect as an enforceable agreement. If the residents willfully agree to such an arrangement prior to taking up residency, then they are obliged to respect the agreement. I was concerned with the legality of such a 'curfew' that is apparently not backed by law.

Ify is mistaken, the residents did not agree to this as they were never asked or warned. There is no enforceable agreement!
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by OrlandoOwoh(m): 2:25pm On Nov 01, 2013
Won ki n wo oo.
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by ifyalways(f): 2:26pm On Nov 01, 2013
Afolabs101:

Residents/landlords were not told about this before a week ago. I believe this is even the first time they have restricted movement because of Oro (correct me if I'm wrong). But no one is going to their house to tell them not to celebrate but then they are coming to us and forcing us to stay indoors, windows locked, curtains closed, no lights, no gens etc for a week.

I just don't agree with the fact that you are restricting movement, when we have a constitution and laws. The Oniru family sold most of the land in the estate, these lands are owned (through lease hold of 99 years) by individuals and rented by individuals. So on what authority is the family restricting movement??
Did you just move in to Oniru undecided Did you sublet or rented directly from a landlord and/or an agent?
Please check your agreement paper again.

Landlords inform propective tenants before payment . . .unless you met a dubious one. undecided

Like I said,I think Oniru belongs to those who observe their own Oro once a year,others do once every ten days or so. Sorry if you're just knowing,there's little or nothing you can do now than to stay safe. If strong head carry you come outside them jam you,you are O.Y.O.
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Mynd44: 2:27pm On Nov 01, 2013
Afolabs101:

Ify is mistaken, the residents did not agree to this as they were never asked or warned. There is no enforceable agreement!
Dude, the roads belong to the government and not the traditionalists. They have distributed fliers and asked that you stay away. If you wanna to disregard it, do so.

You can get in your Benz AMG and ride slowly around that area at 2am. Have fun but do not complain if there is an end result

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Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by Mynd44: 2:28pm On Nov 01, 2013
Orlando Owoh: Won ki n wo oo.
and they want to, na their business
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by ifyalways(f): 2:29pm On Nov 01, 2013
naptu2: ANNUAL ORO FESTIVAL OF THE ONIRU CHIEFAINCY FAMILY
>>
>> Dear Residents,
>>
>> Kindly be informed that the Annual Oro Festival of the Oniru Chieftaincy
>> family starts on the 1st to 7th of November, 2013 between 11pm to 4am daily.
>>
>> Residents are advised to stay away from the Oba Palace Road and New
>> Market Road between 11pm and 4am daily during the festival.
>>
>>
>> Thanks for your usual cooperation.
>>
>>
>> Signed: Millennium Homes Residents
>> Association.
Thank you jare.

That Afolayan dude just moved to the Oniru or maybe got his crib via sublet. Most landlords inform you before payment,even when you want to buy a virgin land within the island,they tell you if there is oro or sort involved in the vicinity.

I can peep oro eh cheesy but na coded things oh. Don't try it !
Re: Oniru Estate In Victoria-Island Under-Curfew For Oro Festival by oduaboy1: 2:32pm On Nov 01, 2013
proO1:

Is this not the joke of the century? Imagine the audacity of these silly bàstards! So, after forking out not less than N60m to buy an overpriced property in Oniru, one clown that calls himself Oba, who has ZERO constitutional recognition or authority whatsoever, and into whose pocket most of the millions I paid would enter, would suddenly have the audacity to "direct" me to stay indoors in my best interest? Not even plead, not even request, but DIRECT? Imagine the arrogant language, like say dem dash me free land or free house. Are you mad?

Too bad I am not a resident of that water-logged estate. I would have certainly exercised my full rights as a law-abiding night crawler, and then see how these buffoons would react to that. Arrant nonsense.
Omo ibo it's not to late to exercise your rights,just go to oniru between the selected time frame for the oro festival and see if you would live to tell the story.
Oun ti oju e bari ,oun ni ko fi ara mo.
You came all the way from alaigbo to tell the indeginious people how to run their culture,you must be sick in the head.

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