The city is a confluence of cultures, populated by the Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Fulani, Nupe, Bariba, Kanuri and Malian tribes, as well as other Nigerians and foreign nationals.
The suzerainty of the old Oyo Empire on Ilorin, in the 17th Century was directly influenced by Alaafin Ojigi’s interest to save the Igbomina Yoruba area that had been turned slave reservoirs by the Nupes.
Today I bring to you this wonderful story of a OBA in BENIN KINGDOM.
STORY TITLE : OVONRAMWEN NOGBAISI, OBA OF BENIN
Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888 – 1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897.
Born in circa 1857, he was the son of Oba Adolo he took the name Ovonramwen Nogbaisi at his enthronement in 1888, every Oba took a new name at his coronation, the name translates as Ovonramwen meaning "The Rising Sun" and Nogbaisi meaning "which spreads over all."
Ijebu Jesa was known and called Ijebu Egboro is the ancient historic town in the east of Osun State, Nigeria and it occupies a strategic position in Ijesaland. #thestory_teller
In Ijesa division, Ijebu jesa is the next most important town politically and in terms of history to Ilesa. Her Oba is the next to the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland. The town is situated eight kilometers north of Ilesa and about 128 kilometers east of Ibadan. #thestory_teller
Tonight I tell a story about chief Balogun LANDUJI OSHODI TAPA OF EKO, get a comfortable position, relax, tell somebody to somebody, that the story don start 😊.
I DEDICATE THIS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF EPE IN LAGOS STATE.
Chief Balogun Landuji Oshodi Tapa was an outstanding warrior and a statesman. During the reign of King Eshilokun, he immigrated to Lagos from Bida in what is now known as the Niger State. This was after he had lost his parents in a tribal war when he was only six years old.
Bode Thomas was born to a wealthy trader, John Thomas in 1918. He attended C.M.S. Grammar School, a missionary school founded by Samuel Ajayi Crowther. #thestory_teller
He travelled to London to study Law with Remi Fani-Kayode and Chief FRA Williams. Bode Thomas, FRA William and Remi Fani Kayode founded d 1st indigenous law practice in Nigeria ‘Thomas, Williams and Kayode’. #thestory_teller
Kiriji as a term is not native to the Yoruba speaking people, from the perspective of its epistemology . It was said to have been derived from the onomatopoeic booming of the cannons echoed by the rocky terrain of the war field #kiriji
the cannons which were acquired by the Ekiti Saro merchants in Lagos through their trading with the Europeans.
The Ife-Modakeke conflict, having re-occurred over and again across three centuries of 19th, 20th and 21st, is the oldest intra-ethnic conflict in Nigeria. #ifemodakeke #thestory_teller
The people of Ife and Modakeke belong to the same ethnic nationality, hence, they share a number of socio-cultural and socio-political similarities yet, the nature of the attachments of these two groups to their distinct natural experiences are primordial in nature.
Every military barrack in Nigeria has one thing in common; a mammy market. A mammy market is a place close to the barracks, where soldiers’ interact and buy their day-to-day needs. #thestory_teller #FridayMotivation
However, many do not know that mammy market was named after a woman, Mammy Ochefu, the wife of late military governor of defunct East-Central state, Col. Anthony Aboki Ochefu. #thestory_teller #OlesAtTheWheel
Good afternoon good people, today I am bringing to you a mid day story.
As I make promise and keep to it, this story is dedicated to @Rozemareigh, happy brithday to you dear.
STORY TITLE : LAILA DONGOYARO THE ACTIVIST
Born to a Syrian father and a Hausa-Fulani mother, Laila had only primary school education when she was married off at the age of 12. When she grew up to know the value of education, Laila started to advocate for girl-child education. #thestory_teller
Laila Dongoyaro was known for fighting for Northern women’s right and the poor. Her journey into women’s activism stemmed from her childhood experience.
Back in the days when Tortoise could talk and the animals ruled the forest, famines were frequent and those animals who could not survive the drought would wither and die. There was one such period when the tortoise had become lean. #thestory_teller#TrafficChief
He had survived as long as he could on his wit but he soon began to suffer like all the other animals as every available source of food disappeared.
Hah, not every source. Tortoise perked up for he had noticed that Bird still had flesh on her skin beneath her feathers.?
Once upon a time, there lived a poor farmer in a village with his wife. One day, the farmer bought a goose thinking that the goose will lay eggs which he can eat and sell the remaining. He took the goose home and made a nest for it to lay eggs.
Next day morning, the farmer went to the nest to check if the goose has laid any eggs. To his surprise, the goose had laid a golden egg. The farmer went to the town and sold the golden egg for a good price. The goose started laying a golden egg every day.
Both Simbi and Moshood met at the Arabic Quranic school as secondary school youngsters in 1954 and fell in love. MKO Abiola on his own was from a thoroughly poor background and by the time her family got to know about the relationship,
He was born in Oke-Oluokun, Ibadan, on September 3, 1915 to Mr. Sanusi Ashiyanbi Adelabu and Mrs. Awujola Adelabu. At the tender age of five, Adegoke Adelabu lost his mother and then lived with his paternal aunt.
Adegoke Adelabu attended St. David’s C.M.S School in Kudeti, Ibadan from 1925 to 1929; CMS Central School, Mapo, Ibadan in 1930 and Government College, where he was a head boy, from 1931 to 1936.
It happened that the city of Ife was at one time in a state of frequent commotion and unrest, owing to the repeated raids of a
tribe of people called the Igbos(the forest people)
The said tribe is believed to have had no relation to the contemporary Ìgbòs of modern Nigeria).
Good evening wonderful people, I am sure you are all good, so today we start our series and I hope I will be able to meet up with your request, for those who made the request for this story.
Please your objective contributions are needed.
SERIES TITLE : YORUBA OBAS
I have done a story about Oduduwa and so today i will start with Osangangan Obamakin who was the 2nd Ooni of Ife, a paramount traditional ruler of Ile Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas. He succeeded Ooni Oduduwa and was succeeded by his son, Ooni Ogun.
Ooni Ogun was the 3rd Ooni of Ife, a paramount traditional ruler of Ile Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas. He succeeded his father Ooni Osangangan Obamakin and was succeeded by Obalufon Ogbogbodirin.
Ansa was King of Calabar for fifty years. He had a very faithful cat as a housekeeper, and a rat was his house-boy. The king was an obstinate, headstrong man, but was very fond of the cat, who had been in his store for many years.