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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OnReflection: 8:24pm On Nov 24, 2015
MayorofLagos:


You want to merge Lagos with where???

You must first pay me, Mayor, omo onile fees. grin

Lol.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by OnReflection: 8:31pm On Nov 24, 2015
Katsumoto:


Excellent question

Simple answer - Because Yoruba chieftains can't put the Yoruba interests above their selfish interests.

Merging of states would solve this issue of bloated civil services.
Why can't Ogun merge Lagos, Oyo with Osun, and Ondo with Ekiti?

Have three big states with more autonomous LGs for outreach to citizens?


Like you, I believe this is the way to go.
But wait a minute...I think we may have to leave Lagos out of the equation to begin with. The combo of Lagos-based politicians who fear being subsumed and E-siders that only pay lip service to regionalism, are likely to rail against any attempt to merge with Ogun state.

(b) a Referendum is conducted in each of the States proposing to merge with 75% of the eligible voters in each of those States approving the merger;

Nah, we need to demonstrate the benefits of a merger with our interior states first - lest we end up with some semblance of the much derided sene-gambia union.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by zimoni(f): 8:37pm On Nov 24, 2015
MayorofLagos:


My brother i probably preempted your intent. Accept my apology.

I thought you were saying to accomodate their planned march but not oppose it for the risk it would degenerate into face off.

My bad!

You are welcome Sir.

Long Live The Eleko.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Katsumoto: 8:39pm On Nov 24, 2015
OnReflection:


Like you, I believe this is the way to go.
But wait a minute...I think we may have to leave Lagos out of the equation to begin with. The combo of Lagos-based politicians who fear being subsumed and E-siders that only pay lip service to regionalism, are likely to rail against any attempt to merge with Ogun state.


Interesting, I would have thought that it would be easier to merge Lagos with Ogun since both states have the indigenous same groups - Awori, Egba, & Ijebu.

But I can see your angle.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Katsumoto: 8:42pm On Nov 24, 2015
MayorofLagos:


You want to merge Lagos with where

You must first pay me, Mayor, omo onile fees. grin

grin grin grin grin

Let's first establish that you aren't a squatter. When did your forebears get to Lagos? grin grin grin
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by zimoni(f): 8:45pm On Nov 24, 2015
Big Katz vs Big Mayor

The Lagosians

This is going to be interesting. Where is my guguru?

Le go there.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by zimoni(f): 8:47pm On Nov 24, 2015
Who are the guests viewing this thread sef? Hope they are not those jobless bloggers, I hate those dudes.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Katsumoto: 8:55pm On Nov 24, 2015
zimoni:
Big Katz vs Big Mayor

The Lagosians

This is going to be interesting. Where is my guguru?

Le go there.

grin grin grin grin grin grin

You chaps love drama too much.

Mayor is a faaji man. He has no time for war. cheesy

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by zimoni(f): 9:07pm On Nov 24, 2015
Katsumoto:


grin grin grin grin grin grin

You chaps love drama too much.

Mayor is a faaji man. He has no time for war. cheesy

Abi oooo

Nobody dare fights a Samurai.



Shymm3x, IlekeHD, Aare, Superstar1 where have you guys been?
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by macof(m): 9:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
9jacrip:


Iloromu is different from Oke Ora; both are part one the 13 hamlets.

And sadly, I cannot date from Oduduwa house embarassed embarassed

Oh ok!
grin grin don't just fall in stuupid love and commit ewo
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Sall(m): 9:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
It still baffles me why my people the OKUN kept calm and so quiet despite the marginalisation we go through in kogi state.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by CHRISTALLITE: 9:24pm On Nov 24, 2015
MayorofLagos:


I understand, there is no need to placate me. First of all, im not a sir.

If govt is told about you they will invite you in and give proper interview to collect info and assess your needs, not just your ability to pay for enrollment but also your maintenance and future needs to complete undergrad program. Each state has scholarship program to care for situations like this.

If they call you to go to a govt agency, are you able to? Have you applied for scholarship?
Okay Sir.

I will appreciate it.
I will surely go if am called.

No,I haven't apply for any scholarship,please put me through.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Lushore1: 9:28pm On Nov 24, 2015
Stevens, Oluwole A. "Olu" 
Birth Year : 1970 
Louisville Judge Olu Stevens is the presiding Judge in the 30th Judicial Circuit, Division 6.  He had been a prosecutor with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office; he was in private practice for ten years; and was with the firm Stoll Keenon and Ogden. Stevens is a graduate of Morehouse College and George Washington University Law School. He is a past president of the Louisville Bar Association and a past president of the Louisville Bar Foundation. In 2009, Olu Stevens was one of three African American judges who received appointments from Kenucky Governor Steve Beshear; Stevens was appointed a circuit judge in Jefferson County. The other two appointments went to Sadiqua Reynolds and Erica Lee Williams, both were district judges [source: Wolfson, A. "Governor appoints three Black judges," Louisville Courier-Journal, 07/01/2009, News section]. In 2010, Judge Stevens was one of three African American judges to be elected in Jefferson County, and he retained his circuit court judgeship, defeating Thomas J. Cannon, garnering 60% of the votes [source: J. Riley, "3 African-American appointees elected," Louisville Courier-Journal, 11/03/2010, p.K8, News section]. The other election winners were District Judge Brian C. Edwards in Division 11, who had also received an appointment from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in 2009, and District Judge Erica Lee Williams in Division 17.

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 9:46pm On Nov 24, 2015
Eyin eyan mi I still dey ooo.Nothing do me

As a young boss,its neccessary you know what's going on cool

Plus champions league things too

Mo n pada bo wink
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 9:54pm On Nov 24, 2015
Meeehn modath I visited that preggy thread and I was really impressed.Soo much sanity

No fight,everybody get sense,knowledge too.There are doctors among them

No wonder they don't want to leave that peaceful place grin

Who wan comot VGC go live for Ajegunle

I don't know how the females on this board survive

Eyin gaan ma rugged offline no be small grin cheesy

Just today,I saw a guy displaying mizkulikuli's pics and I was like meeeehn awon boys yi o nice ooo

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Firefire(m): 9:54pm On Nov 24, 2015
Interesting...
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:11pm On Nov 24, 2015
ekafine:


^^^^ Can you believe this mangalitsa piglet took one of my posts from page 312 and opened a thread with it

Chai! Na pesin go marry dem dis one too oo. grin Animal! next time I see you viewing this thread eh,I'll break your yamuze

Your life is messed up already.Wallahi aye e ti sanskobo grin Omo ale! how can I help you? ehn

Eyin mummy in the house make una no pity am oo grin.This one is a well-renowned animal on this board

See link here .Check her post history as well


https://www.nairaland.com/2759794/yorubas-sojourners-kogi-pix
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by raumdeuter: 10:23pm On Nov 24, 2015
Merging of states wont work
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:30pm On Nov 24, 2015
macof:


Oh ok!
grin grin don't just fall in stuupid love and commit ewo

Mos def bro.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:33pm On Nov 24, 2015
OnReflection:


I am following your posts closely 9jacrip.
It is a shame you are not updating that FB group as well, you know wink

Egbon mi, se e wa daada?

I've not been following the group much, not sure much is happening there though. Following your posts as well sir. cool
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Katsumoto: 10:39pm On Nov 24, 2015
raumdeuter:
Merging of states wont work

And why not? Please elucidate further.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by raumdeuter: 10:46pm On Nov 24, 2015
Katsumoto:


And why not? Please elucidate further.

Unless its by a decree, I dont think the states would vote to be merged back

Ondo people were glad to get rid of Ekitis in 1996, Oyo were glad to get rid of the Ijesha in 1991

People in EKiti would simply tell you we cant go back to the days of getting instruction from AKure.

And Ibadan would tell you they dont want Ijeshas back

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Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Ilaje44(m): 10:46pm On Nov 24, 2015
IlekeHD:
@Ilaje44

I just had a chance to listen to your videos.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=43&v=sdtMSrqQpNI


I love this video....I love the accent.... I really do.



@IFELEKE

Doesn't it sound like Ekiti?

Ule
Ufe

And people are doubting that Ilaje is Yoruba? Really?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgNT55ABdU4

^^^ Not me cool

The Spambot banned me for replying to somebody that greeted me in German.


Here is a video dedicated to one of the old guild of Youtubers (Adunbarin) where you can hear me speak Ilaje Jamani. It's also an old video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiqUMO22bR8
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Ghost01(m): 10:55pm On Nov 24, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:
[size=16pt]Ogun state gets new radio station[/size]



A non serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gbenga Obadara, who represented Ogun Central Senatorial District under the platform of SDP during the 7th legislature has opened a new private radio station in the state.

All is now set for the on air commencement of the private radio station located within the heart of Abeokuta.
The newly completed radio station has been undergoing test transmission since 20 November.

The new station named ‘Sweet FM’, will be transmitting on the frequency of 107.1FM band.

The station is situated within the popular Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, the state capital.

Findings revealed that the station, which is the second private radio station in the state, will fully come on air by 1 December, 2015.
Investigation revealed that a lot of programmes being aired on an existing radio station in the town have now been taken to the new radio station
.

A member of the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters’ Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) in the state, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the new radio station arrived at a very good time when they were having some crisis with the management of the existing radio station.

There has been crisis between the management of the Radio Nigeria, Abeokuta (Paramount FM) and FIBAN in the state and the station is like home station for most of the presenters in the state.

The presenters stopped airing their programmes on the station in the last one month before the station itself went off air since about two weeks ago due to a faulty transmitter.

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the Odeda-born former federal lawmaker commenced work on the radio station as requested by the FIBAN members due to his close and cordial relationship with the association.

With the birth of the new radio station in few days to come, Ogun State is now having four radio stations. One is owned by the Federal Government, Paramount 94.5 FM; the second one is the state owned, OGBC 2 90.5FM and the third one, Rockcity 101.9FM owned by a veteran journalist and a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state under Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Mr Niran Malaolu.
The newest in town now is Sweet 107.1FM which will commence full transmission on Tuesday, 1 December, 2015.


http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2015/11/24/obadara-opens-new-radio-station/
Just 4? Akure alone has seven.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 10:58pm On Nov 24, 2015
Ghost01:
Just 4? Akure alone has seven.

I have doubts about the credibilty of the news as well.Those who reside in Ogun state should help us out

Do you live in Akure?
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Katsumoto: 11:02pm On Nov 24, 2015
raumdeuter:


Unless its by a decree, I dont think the states would vote to be merged back

Ondo people were glad to get rid of Ekitis in 1996, Oyo were glad to get rid of the Ijesha in 1991

People in EKiti would simply tell you we cant go back to the days of getting instruction from AKure.

And Ibadan would tell you they dont want Ijeshas back

And yet

1. Some folk think Yoruba can have an independent nation with so much division. It appears even regionalism can't work.

2. More importantly, people want progress but don't understand what is required and are not prepared to accept change

SMDH
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 11:11pm On Nov 24, 2015
MayorofLagos:
9ja crip,
Congratulations to the new Ooni and all the High Priests of Ife.

Congratulations to you as well being a member of the Priest family.

I congratulate Yorubaland and Omoluabi everywhere.

Thanks also for bringing those pictures, very nice and worthy. I particularly liked the one you took with his gaze fixed directly in the lens, I wish there was more lighting....that's a classic cover shot!

When the coronation is all done I would like you to create an album thread for Ooni Ogunwusi in Culture section. Give it any title that suits you. Let's extoll Ile Ife.

Please shed light on the following for me.

1. There's a shrine in Isale Eko called Idita. Some call it Idito. This shrine is believed to have been transplanted by Olofin. Before coronation an Oba must visit and perform some rituals here, facilitated by Araba. Egungun, Agemo all stop here and give homage. In the Tapa cult there is an Igunnu called Salumangi (Salumogi)...the very short Igunnu...when Igunnu cult comes out, Salumogi steps forward and pays homage at Idita. When Oro comes out they also visit the shrine. The most dramatic is the appearance of Adimu at Idita. Adimu's presence here is more than paying homage...the whole purpose of him coming out is to visit Idita...nothing more, and he spends upward of 30minutes inside.

Of all these, only three have access to the interior - Oba, led by Araba; Adimu and Oro.

There seem to be a parallel of these acts and figures in Ife.

What is the link?

2. What is the significance of the trident in the white staff held by Ooni?


Egbon mi, let me begin with question 2. I really haven't paid much attention to the trident, neither do I think it is special considering the fact that I've seen it mostly with Ogboni chiefs. I should add that the Ooni holds the role of the Ogboni Patrone for life upon ascending yhe throne - maybe the trident is an Ogboni aborigene thing.

It is interesting to learn details of culture in Lagos traditional circle. To be honest, I read the post more than 3 times to see if I could figure anything out but my first point of problem I'm yet to get details on what 'Idita' means and its etymology, I always forget to ask this but I will keep it in mind - but I know for sure idita is a label to group the different lines in a single family. Rather than use 'awon or awon ara Iranje' 'awon Idita' is used. The info I got from one of my late uncles was that Idita gas 3 lines - Ilesun, Ilale and Ilia. Hence, Idi meta (three lines) but the present Obalepon told me the info was wrong about 2 months back and I'm yet to get him to give me which is right.

In your post it appears Idita is a shrine of some sort?

Also other problems include the fact that you mentioned egungun visiting Idita; originally egungun was never an Ife thing so houses such as that of Obatala have nothing to do with it.

Is the Idita in Lagos an Obatala shrine/temple? If yes, I would like to know what similarities it has with in operations in dealing with the king as its counterpart in Ife. And if not, I would like to learn how they came up with that name and why the name?

I was going to start up a thread as you said but I thought it would be reasonable to dump the photos here instead since this is a Yoruba thread which allows for somehing of that nature to be shared but I will begin to collate more photos of the process of the coronation to start up a thread.

Egbon, it would really be nice if you shared as much indepth details as possible on Lagos - especially her culture history.

On the side, Ogboni is quite strong within the royal circle of Lagos, I wonder why.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 11:14pm On Nov 24, 2015
raumdeuter:


Unless its by a decree, I dont think the states would vote to be merged back

Ondo people were glad to get rid of Ekitis in 1996, Oyo were glad to get rid of the Ijesha in 1991

People in EKiti would simply tell you we cant go back to the days of getting instruction from AKure.

And Ibadan would tell you they dont want Ijeshas back

Sir, I think the previous regional system was arranged along the lines of hold Yoruba kingdoms and provinces - I may be wrong but most of these provinces wanted to be out of being classed with some other provinces or kingdoms.

Right now, I think regional system will be structured along modern states lines rather than subject Ife to Ibadan, Ijesa to Oyo, Ondo to Ekiti etc.

Just my thought.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Ghost01(m): 11:15pm On Nov 24, 2015
Aareonakakanfo:


I have doubts about the credibilty of the news as well.Those who reside in Ogun state should help us out

Do you live in Akure?
Not at present. I'm sure of the figure though. Except if others have been added to the ones there recently.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by raumdeuter: 11:18pm On Nov 24, 2015
Katsumoto:


And yet

1. Some folk think Yoruba can have an independent nation with so much division. It appears even regionalism can't work.

2. More importantly, people want progress but don't understand what is required and are not prepared to accept change

SMDH

This is not peculiar to the SW alone

With an independent nation we can go back to provinces like it used to be

WHile we are all Yoruba we are still different even calling everyone Yoruba was a recent phenomenon

I am sure you know about the clamour for Ijebu State from the current Ogun State, Same with Oke-Ogun from current Oyo and Oduduwa State from current Osun
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 11:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
Katsumoto:


And yet

1. Some folk think Yoruba can have an independent nation with so much division. It appears even regionalism can't work.

2. More importantly, people want progress but don't understand what is required and are not prepared to accept change

SMDH
.

Using division from the past [that wasn't even in existence till post Oyo] as a determinant for the feasibility of the implementation of a system that achieved much more than what we currently operate has or ever will is not good enough Egbon.

At least regional system worked for the short period it existed unlike our present system that has lasted longer but keeps making the future appear bleaker by the year.

Wouldn't it be right to try a something that once worked than cower under the fear of Yoruba division that didn't hinder it in its first attempt?

Just my thoughts egbon Katz.
Re: Yoruba Commonwealth and Politics by Nobody: 11:22pm On Nov 24, 2015
raumdeuter:


This is not peculiar to the SW alone

With an independent nation we can go back to provinces like it used to be

WHile we are all Yoruba we are still different even calling everyone Yoruba was a recent phenomenon

I am sure you know about the clamour for Ijebu State from the current Ogun State, Same with Oke-Ogun from current Oyo and Oduduwa State from current Osun

I'm just now getting your drift sir.

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