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Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by adenigga(m): 3:51am On Sep 10
Seek CAN, Muslims’ support for public holidays

Traditional worshippers, under the umbrella of Traditional Religion Worshippers’ Association, Oyo State Chapter, yesterday staged a peaceful protest over what they called discrimination against them by the Oyo State government.

The worshippers, who staged the protest at the front of Oyo State Government Secretariat Complex, carried placards bearing various inscriptions such “Stop discrimination against traditional religion”, “Oyo is a secular state, stop discrimination” and others.

They also appealed to the Muslims, Christians and others to join them in appealing to the state government to grant their request of giving public holidays to them.
The General Secretary of the association in the state, Dr. Fayemi Fakayode, who spoke on behalf of others, said: “We are gathered here today to make our plight known to everybody in Oyo State. This peaceful demonstration is necessitated by the attitude of the Oyo State government under the leadership of Seyi Mankinde to the practitioners of Yoruba traditional religion in this state.

Also, the President-General, Isese Foundation and President, Oyo State Traditional Religions, Baale Olukanmi Egbelade, said: “We want the government to give us the recognition we deserve. There is freedom of religion. August 20 of every year should be given to us as public holiday.”

HOWEVER, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters, Odukoya Sunday, who received the worshippers on behalf of the state government, promised to pass their message to Makinde.

He said: “They are part of the state and nobody is looking down on them. I’m going to present their case to the governor and he would do something about it.”
https://t.guardian.ng/news/traditional-worshippers-protest-accuse-oyo-govt-of-discrimination/

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by olus01(m): 3:55am On Sep 10
This one of the reasons Jesus wept thousands years ago

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by adenigga(m): 3:59am On Sep 10
olus01:
This one of the reasons Jesus wept thousands years ago

I no fit laugh o..,

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by IamWonderful: 4:03am On Sep 10
It is a secular country everyone deserved to be carry along, what sauce for the goose sauce for the gander.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by LawLab247: 4:05am On Sep 10
Amadioha, the hour has come grin . They are well within their rights tho. Anyways, for CAC company/business or NGO registration, TIN, SCUML, Copyright, Trademark, NAFDAC etc, reach us at www. eNigeria. org.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by olus01(m): 4:35am On Sep 10
IamWonderful:
It is a secular country everyone deserved to be carry along, what sauce for the goose sauce for the gander.
I see voice of the gods
Who told you what is sauce for goose is also sauce for gander?

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Splendorgirl633: 4:47am On Sep 10
grin, you guys should better join the recognized religion.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by IamWonderful: 4:53am On Sep 10
olus01:

I see voice of the gods
Who told you what is sauce for goose is also sauce for gander?
Traditionalists are also Nigerians, if other religion have public holiday, they should be given also.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by crafteck(m): 4:58am On Sep 10
It hurts to see people think traditional worship is bad but Christianity, islam etc are good. We imported well packaged religions, demonised ours through films and lectures but when real problems come, we remember theres one traditionalist somewhere..... Weve gone mad, without our religion, cultural heritage, arts...... We are nothing, allowing foreign bodies to strip us of our identity... As the adage goes... OMO ALE LON FOWO OSI JUWE ILE BABA E(NA BAST.. ARD GO USE LEFT HAND POINT HIN PAPA HOUSE) continue demonising yours.... When push comes to sholve, you would realise you are still second tier citizens in another mans world... Maybe except for religious leaders milking you dry.They can pay their way into anything with your sweat and hard earned cash.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Mikelarteta(m): 4:59am On Sep 10
Amotekun.......way to go lol
Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by MzMercie: 4:59am On Sep 10
Ok
Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Eriggs: 4:59am On Sep 10
shey na dis rubbish be d problem of Nigeria right now? misplaced priorities

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by XXLMANDIGO: 4:59am On Sep 10
Oyo is not like Osun or other APC states that practise Tradoislam lipsrsealed

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by miwasey: 5:00am On Sep 10
Why are dey just protesting now; did dey do so during previous governments?

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Softgamer: 5:01am On Sep 10
https://www.nairaland.com/6108578/99.95-pastors-babalawos-most-religious

all pastors, imams, babalawos etc are yahooboys or fraudsters.

1. when a pastor uses the bible to trick you into giving your entire salary as seed with the promise that where it came out from will multiply 10 folds and at the end of the year it never did, then that is yahoo or fraud. STEALING BY TRICKS. and it is punishable under the law and constitution of the federal republic.

2. when a pastor makes u believe that he has stayed for 5 years without visiting the hospital and never got sick because he paid his tithe and sowed a whosky seed for god so god gave him good heath. HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED. this is misinformation and it could actually lead to loss of life.
these pastors live in posh apartments devoid of dirt, flies, mosquito etc. the environment is disinfected regular and they eat very good fruits and food which automatically boost theor immune system. now tell me, how the Bleep wll these scumbags get sick. if they want to proove that they never got sick because of the whosky seed they sowed, let them go to agege or ajegunle or any surburb where their members life and stay in the condition they are without good phone and bad environment and let me see if they will not get sick.

3. when a babalawo tells u that he can do bullet proof for you , he should be arrested. these scumbags have claimed several lives with this stunt.

i could go on and on but i just had to state the major ones. yahoo boys yahoo yahoo no pass this one.
if you must quote me , make sure u are talking sense, dont come telling me shit like THE BIBLE SAID THIS OR THAT. when those bookd where written, the situation was not like now.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by bikerboy1(m): 5:01am On Sep 10
Public holidays for what actually

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by EVILFOREST: 5:01am On Sep 10
They are absolutely RIGHT.
After all, ALL POWER BELONGS to GOD

I suggest AGBEROS demand theirs too.
Since they assist in controlling traffic, aiding the police in apprehending other Non-govermental Agberos
After all, they need recognition too.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Teeisaac(m): 5:01am On Sep 10
Some of them better pass some pastors and Imam

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Softgamer: 5:02am On Sep 10
so on point. u see police arresting people and saying they where caught with charms as if its a crime to be caught with one.
why dont they say he was caught with rosary or bible or koran? if they feel traditional religion is a crime then they should put it into law.
i know the babalawos are as useless as the pastors though maybe worst, but lets call a spade a spade. all of them are scammers. so give all of them the same treatment

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Casan0va: 5:03am On Sep 10
IamWonderful:
Traditionalists are also Nigerians, if other religion have public holiday, they should be given also.
So will the Satanists, Ogbonis, Witchcraft Association of Nigeria, AMORC Rosicrucian Order, Order of the Rose and Star, Latter Day Saints, and all the other sects in Nigeria.

Yes, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Such wisdom, sire.

At least there will be public holiday every two days in Nigeria, wouldn't that be fun? cheesy

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by PAGAN9JA(m): 5:06am On Sep 10
First of all I would like to thank the MODS of Nairaland for bringing our issue to the frontpage.

Lalasticlala Seun Mynd44 etc.

We have also been demanding for a separate day, preferrably Thursday to have our religious content displayed on Front Page by Nairaland. Just as christians have Sunday and Muslims have Friday, we too as a federally recognized religion deserve a day to our honor.

We are the original and indigenous people of this land. Every Nigerian's grandparents was a Traditionalist Animist at one point of time in their life.


We are tired of being discriminated despite deserving the first right in our own soil. We neither have public holidays nor A National Shrine in Abuja.

Govt. Security forces routinely destroy our traditional shrines; at times even Bonafide legit ones.

A man is being pushed to be hung on the gibbet for blasphemy in the North, whereas we face blasphemy everyday from christians and muslims and all quarters of society whereby it has become a norm to do so. Who will speak for us?

The very same 2 religions our Pagan ancestors welcomed with open arms are today strangulating our throats and kicking us out of our own homes. This is why the Gods are angry and have heaped misfortune and devastation on Nigeria for all the wrongs that have been inflicted upon us by foreign colonial religions.


We deserve some respect.

I am even willing to contribute Weekly Articles for Traditional Animist Religions of different Nigerian Tribes for the information of the public.
This I am sure will foster National Unity as we see similarities in our differences.

I PAGAN9JA am a Proud Traditionalist Animist just like my father and his father before him. The Gods and Spirits bless all the people of Nigeria.



For Igbos, please visit my latest thread: https://www.nairaland.com/6072814/images-igbo-traditional-religion-odinani

I have requested Mods to put this on FP but they have ignored. So i will use this opportunity to share this here.


Nigeria will one day return to the Gods and Spirits that our ancestors worshipped. I am confident we will revive our indigenous cultures and ideologies. We will defeat Middle-Eastern Abrahamic Colonialism.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by AltCtrlDel: 5:07am On Sep 10
Lol. Clowns everywhere
Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by EVILFOREST: 5:07am On Sep 10
Softgamer:
so on point. u see police arresting people and saying they where caught with charms as if its a crime to be caught with one.
why dont they say he was caught with rosary or bible or koran? if they feel traditional religion is a crime then they should put it into law.
i know the babalawos are as useless as the pastors though maybe worst
U are BLESSED.
Please remain Blessed.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by milkyworld(m): 5:10am On Sep 10
Sometimes I wonder - White men's religions (the two major ones in particular) might have actually set us backwards than our traditional religions after all....

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by PAGAN9JA(m): 5:10am On Sep 10
AltCtrlDel:
Lol. Clowns everywhere


You are the descendants of clowns then you monkey.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by mansakhalifa(m): 5:11am On Sep 10
I know some people here will condemn them for making this demand.

Later on, these same people condemning them will be the ones screaming "religious tolerance" when I doubt if they even know the meaning of those two words.

Nonsense.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by chriskosherbal(m): 5:11am On Sep 10
olus01:
This one of the reasons Jesus wept thousands years ago
grin grin
Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Softgamer: 5:12am On Sep 10
Casan0va:

So will the Satanists, Ogbonis, Witchcraft Association of Nigeria, AMORC Rosicrucian Order, Order of the Rose and Star, Latter Day Saints, and all the other sects in Nigeria.

Yes, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Such wisdom, sire.

At least there will be public holiday every two days in Nigeria, wouldn't that be fun? cheesy
those people are even more legit than christians and moslems

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by iyanumiv: 5:12am On Sep 10
NOTIN WEY MUSA NO GO SEE FOR GATE SHA

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Susu888(m): 5:14am On Sep 10
Oyedepo people will not agree, na only them get religion but they r first to shout nigeria is a secular state when it concerns them.
Practice wht u preach u hypocrites!
They should give them their holiday else matters on blasphemy should no longer be discussed by non muslims.
Its either right or left , no double standards.

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Nikeruka(m): 5:14am On Sep 10
olus01:

I see voice of the gods
Who told you what is sauce for goose is also sauce for gander?
Be tolerant of other people's religion
They feel the same way you feel about your own religion too

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Re: Traditional Worshippers Protest, Accuse Oyo Government Of Discrimination by Casan0va: 5:14am On Sep 10
Softgamer:
those people are even more leit than christians and moslems

Okay bossman

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