Yoruba History

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Time to Revisit Afonja- Akin Osuntokun

One of the significant (defining) attributes of the 19th-century history of the Yoruba was the Afonja (the 6th...

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Three reigns and a new king- Dare Babarinsa

This is a roaring time for the people of Owo, an ancient town in Ondo State. The town...

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The Legend of Lisabi-OLATUNDE SORUNKE

Olumo Rock Lisabi, an Egba warrior, is venerated for his heroic exploits during those turbulent days of inter-tribal...

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AKINTOLA ‘TAKU’- THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE CRISIS OF THE ACTION GROUP IN WESTERN NIGERIA

The two gladiators of the Action Group; left Chief Obafemi Awolowo, right Chief Ladoke Akintola It was three...

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The restless children of Oranmiyan—-DARE BABARINSA

Apart from the Palace of the Ooni, the most visited site in Ile-Ife is Opa Oranmiyan. The Oranmiyan...

A new war for an old man- DARE BABARINSA

Afe Babalola SAN Its 13 days to Christmas and the harmattan haze is hovering over the Ekiti hills...

THE OSOGBO WAR OF 1840

After the Fulanis systematically captured and made Ilorin their territory, they sacked the old Oyo Empire in 1835/1636...

THE KIRIJI WAR

The Kiriji War is the term used to describe a series of conflicts spanning roughly 16 years (1877...

ÒGÈDÈNGBÉ AGBÓGUNGBÓRÒ – OGEDENGBE THE ITINERANT WARRIOR

Artist impression of a Yoruba warrior Ògèdèngbé is one of the most important men in the history of...