YOU’RE ON SAME LEVEL WITH OBAS UNDER ME – AWUJALE BLASTS ALAKE OVER RANKING

The Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, has ​strongly criticized the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, over his recent ranking of Yoruba Obas. The Alake ​recently ranked five top Obas, placing​ the Ooni of Ife as first, followed by the Alaafin of Oyo, the Oba of Benin, ​himself (the Alake)​ coming More...

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By editor On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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HISTORY OF ILE IFE – THE PLACE OF ORANMIYAN

Penultimate Sunday, the Alake of  Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, stirred controversy, when he  attempted what some have  described as an unholy ranking of kings. The Alake, while receiving the Ooni of Ife, More...

By editor On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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A FADING FUTURE FOR NIGERIA’S INDIGO DYERS – SPECIAL REPORT

The Kofar Mata dye pit began trading in 1498 “I first came here when I was young and I enjoyed helping out,” says Haroun Baffa. He comes from a long line of indigo dyers – for seven generations More...

By editor On Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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PHOTONEWS: PROF. CHINUA ACHEBE’S BODY ARRIVES IN NIGERIA

  The body of late Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe arrived in Nigeria earlier today in Abuja. Prof. Achebe’s body arrived in a Nigerian More...

By Editor On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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THE WALLS OF BENIN – NIGERIA’S FORGOTTEN EMPIRE

Some of Benin’s bronze sculptures that used to hang in the King’s palace, now in the British Museum. Photograph by Charles Tilford. Collectors may be interested in artefacts from the era, but the More...