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Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Lanrelagboi: 3:43pm On Dec 14, 2019
It was Martin Luther King, Jr. who said that History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

One of the appealing importance of history in society is that it helps to put things straight by providing facts and figures to occurrences. But how can citizens make better decisions without information? Without knowledge of our past and the intricacies of culture, we are oblivion of the secrets of state crafts and become bound by the mistakes of the past.

The demise of the late Oniru of Iru land, Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru, has brought about a vacuum in the highly coveted royal seat in the city of aquatic splendor. This season presents a window of opportunity to educate the good people of Lagos about the state and its rich cultural heritage.

It’s important to note that there are only three Ruling Houses recognized by the Customary Law Regulation Selection to the Oniru Chieftaincy of 14th September 1993, approved under the leadership of the late Former Governor, Sir Michael Agbolade Otedola.

The Ruling Houses include Abisogun, Akiogun, and Ogunyemi.

The said Declaration leaves no space for second-guessing or any lacuna of some sort as it clearly states the number of Ruling Houses, the approved rotation and the procedure to be followed in the nomination of the candidates by the Local Government Authority.

It is rather unfortunate that many Lagosians have been misled to believe that the Akiogun is the only Ruling House in the Oniru Kingdom owing to the fact that the Akiogun family has ruled for a stretch of about 72 years.

Upon the demise of 13th Oba of Oniru, Oba Yesufu Abiodun from the Akiogun Ruling House, who reigned for 48 years between 1936 and 1984, it was the turn of the Ogunyemi Ruling House to produce the candidate to the stool of Oba of Oniru by all standards. But for some reason, the Ogunyemi Ruling House declined and approved their right to the Akiogun family. This was why the immediate past monarch, the 14th Oba of Oniru, Late Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru from the same Akiogun Ruling House got nominated and selected as the Oba Oniru. He reigned from 1995 to 2019 until his death last September at the age of 82.

In all ramifications, history has been fair and kind to the Akiogun Ruling House, and this honestly shouldn’t be taken too far so they don’t annoy the gods and the collective sensibility of the good people of Lagos.

According to the rotation, it is actually no brainer that it’s time for the Abisogun Ruling House to step to the throne of their forefathers. It would have been a different ball game entirely if the Abisoguns accepts that the Akiogun family continues with the reign. In the absence of such agreement, it is important that we preserve the integrity of our traditional institutions and not distort history due to the chase for power or affluence which is transient.

However, the four branches that make up the Abisogun Ruling Family namely, Omowunmi, Omishade, Oresanya, and Ewumi branches have stood up to say that enough is enough! They have presented a candidate for the family choice at the recently concluded elections, where Mr. Hakeem Oriyomi Ajasa of the Ewumi branch of the Abisogun Ruling House emerged as the winner to fill the vacant stool of the Oba Oniru of Iruland.

The family has agreed according to a recent publication signed by the Head of the Abisogun family, Chief Bilinminu Sanni Abisogun, that Mr. Hakeem Ajasa will spare head the “otoge movement” which would lead to the end of a dominating dynasty. The elections which had credible pillars of the family come together help to set the record straight even as Lagosians look forward to a new king.

It is rather unfortunate that many Lagosians have been misled to believe that the Akiogun is the only Ruling House in the Oniru Kingdom owing to the fact that the Akiogun family has ruled for a stretch of about 72 years.

Upon the demise of 13th Oba of Oniru, Oba Yesufu Abiodun from the Akiogun Ruling House, who reigned for 48 years between 1936 and 1984, it was the turn of the Ogunyemi Ruling House to produce the candidate to the stool of Oba of Oniru by all standards. But for some reason, the Ogunyemi Ruling House declined and approved their right to the Akiogun family. This was why the immediate past monarch, the 14th Oba of Oniru, Late Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru from the same Akiogun Ruling House got nominated and selected as the Oba Oniru. He reigned from 1995 to 2019 until his death last September at the age of 82.

In all ramifications, history has been fair and kind to the Akiogun Ruling House, and this honestly shouldn’t be taken too far so they don’t annoy the gods and the collective sensibility of the good people of Lagos.

According to the rotation, it is actually no brainer that it’s time for the Abisogun Ruling House to step to the throne of their forefathers. It would have been a different ball game entirely if the Abisoguns accepts that the Akiogun family continues with the reign. In the absence of such agreement, it is important that we preserve the integrity of our traditional institutions and not distort history due to the chase for power or affluence which is transient.

However, the four branches that make up the Abisogun Ruling Family namely, Omowunmi, Omishade, Oresanya, and Ewumi branches have stood up to say that enough is enough! They have presented a candidate for the family choice at the recently concluded elections, where Mr. Hakeem Oriyomi Ajasa of the Ewumi branch of the Abisogun Ruling House emerged as the winner to fill the vacant stool of the Oba Oniru of Iruland.

The family has agreed according to a recent publication signed by the Head of the Abisogun family, Chief Bilinminu Sanni Abisogun, that Mr. Hakeem Ajasa will spare head the “otoge movement” which would lead to the end of a dominating dynasty. The elections which had credible pillars of the family come together help to set the record straight even as Lagosians look forward to a new king.

It is instructive that the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Education take a cue from this anomaly to make sustainable efforts to sensitize Lagosians with the basic history of Lagos state. It won’t only help to put things straight; it will also go a long way in ensuring that the future generations who school and live in Lagos are thoroughly educated and equipped for leadership.

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It is undeserving that any of the Ruling House is willing to ride to the throne on fake news, and misinformation, largely as a result of the ignorance of the good people of Lagos. Unprofessional publications filled with lies, tantrums, and balderdash are not supposed to be emanating from a Ruling House known for prestige and royalty.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/12/iru-kingdom-the-end-of-a-dominating-dynasty-2/

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Eife(m): 4:26pm On Dec 14, 2019
What are the roles of a King can someone educate me on this please
I don't know his story
But that aside
Nigerian culture is becoming history
Everybody eyes dey politics shocked

But I won't lie I love history
Sometimes the teachers are boring cry cry cry

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by 21sailor: 4:26pm On Dec 14, 2019
To d dude above me
Wetin I do u nah?

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by osamz007: 4:27pm On Dec 14, 2019
The two gees above wetin I do na�

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Lamasta(m): 4:27pm On Dec 14, 2019
Who the cap fits let Him wear it

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Eife(m): 4:27pm On Dec 14, 2019
osamz007:
The two gees above wetin I do na�
21sailor:
Fft

grin grin grin

Try again next year

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Impregnable101: 4:27pm On Dec 14, 2019
I love history
I wish there is a time machine. Na to go back to 1885 go spend like 2 weeks there grin grin

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Ogbuefienubiaka: 4:28pm On Dec 14, 2019
What is the long and useless write aim to achieve?

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by ekaette1621: 4:29pm On Dec 14, 2019
I RECENTLY BOUGHT A BAG OF RICE AT #12500
COURTESY OF THIS NEWS.

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by goshen26: 4:30pm On Dec 14, 2019
Summary


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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by sanemind2(m): 4:30pm On Dec 14, 2019
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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Conceptman: 4:30pm On Dec 14, 2019
Royalty and its wahala but once u make it to the seat , enjoy the throne ni o
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Bitcoinomy(m): 4:31pm On Dec 14, 2019
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by JubrilBuhari: 4:32pm On Dec 14, 2019
Who cares?
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by GoldChick(f): 4:35pm On Dec 14, 2019
uhmmmmmm... I hope there won't be any blood she'd
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by seanwilliam(m): 4:37pm On Dec 14, 2019
This family so get money and influential ehn
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Bolaji25: 4:39pm On Dec 14, 2019
Abeg make them carry their Wahala comot.Anyone wey dem like make them crown.
Na as I go ticket money escape the crazy country Na him be my concern..Afghanistan here I come..Fiaaammm..

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by OnyeOmenala: 4:39pm On Dec 14, 2019

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by OnlineMonarch(m): 4:40pm On Dec 14, 2019
The Oniru kingdom shall rise again.
Its now a symbolic entity of Lagos


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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by BelovedofLord(m): 4:44pm On Dec 14, 2019
Good to learn from history.

A Nation, without, history is bound to be doomed.

The contraption " NIGERIA " beware!

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by LoveToRead: 4:44pm On Dec 14, 2019
Power, how beautiful thy name is.

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by legba1(m): 4:45pm On Dec 14, 2019
All na for the land........sales proceed of land from that axis is huge......
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by FullBlastLight: 4:46pm On Dec 14, 2019
Impregnable101:
I love history
I wish there is a time machine. Na to go back to 1885 go spend like 2 weeks there grin grin

Honestly, u wil desperately run back 2 d present, because it wil be so bland, banal & boring!
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by supercase1(m): 4:47pm On Dec 14, 2019
Una dey there they drag nonsense oba titles while fulanis na oga kpata kpata for asp rock and tinubu dey dream say in 20yrs time he go b governor grin
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by osamz007: 4:47pm On Dec 14, 2019
Eife:


grin grin grin

Try again next year

Lol, I must achieve am this year

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by longsnake(m): 4:48pm On Dec 14, 2019
Do NEPA have history in Nigeria?
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by Ayt27(m): 4:54pm On Dec 14, 2019
FullBlastLight:


Honestly, u wil desperately run back 2 d present, because it wil be so bland, banal & boring!
I doubt it only yesterday I was having a nostalgia for the late 60's , 70's and early 80's even though I never lived in that era.

Nostalgia for a different era is quite common

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Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by tolumizzy(m): 4:55pm On Dec 14, 2019
grin
Re: Iru Kingdom: The End Of A Dominating Dynasty by CSTR2: 5:12pm On Dec 14, 2019
Impregnable101:
I love history
I wish there is a time machine. Na to go back to 1885 go spend like 2 weeks there grin grin
You get to fucckk raw without the fear of HIV.

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