Jalumi War of 1878 (Battle of Ikirun)

Sketch plan of 1878 Jalumi War aka Battle of Ikirun
Sketch plan of 1878 Jalumi War aka Battle of Ikirun

The Jalumi war, also known as Ogun Jalumi or Battle of Ikirun was a bloody war fought by Ibadan on the side of Ikirun against the allied forces of Ilorin, Ila, Ekiti and Ijesha on November 1, 1878 in the northeastern part of modern day Osun State. The Jalumi war was among the devastating civil wars that plagued the Yoruba nation in the 19th century. Others are, Osogbo war, Ekiti parapo/Kiriji war, Ibadan-Ijaye war e.t.c. Continue reading Jalumi War of 1878 (Battle of Ikirun)

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Oriki Oyo (Panegyric of Oyo)

Oriki Oyo

Below is the Oríkì (panegyric, also praise poetry) of Ọ̀yọ́

A ki rọ’ ba fin la lẹ de Ọyo
O ya ẹ jẹ a lo ree ki Alaafin
Ọmọ a jowu yọ kọ lẹnu
A bi Ila tọ-tọ lẹhin
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Tortoise (Ijapa) and the Elephant | Nigerian Folktale

Ijapa ati Erin tortoise and elephant

Long ago in the animal kingdom of Agodo, animals lived in peace and harmony, and they could all talk like human beings. The kingdom was ruled by the lion and the animals so much loved his reign. But there was a time the lion fell sick. The sickness was so bad that Karatu, the great herbalist that lived in the jungle, had to be consulted. Karatu said the king could only get well if he drink a concoction made from elephant body parts.
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List of Radio Stations in Ondo State and their frequencies, locations and phones

Radio Stations in Nigeria

Below is the list of all radio stations in Ondo State as well as its capital, Akure with their frequencies, locations and phone numbers.

StationFrequencyLocation (Phone Number)

* Orange FM – 94.5 – Federal Housing Estate, Akure (08164595404)

* Positive FM (FRCN) – 102.5 – Information Village, Ondo Road, Akure (08037181720)

* Adaba FM – 88.9 – Km 4 Akure-Ilesa Expressway, Akure (08033039876) Continue reading List of Radio Stations in Ondo State and their frequencies, locations and phones

Merits and Demerits of Macpherson Constitution of 1951

Macpherson constitution of 1951

Read the full details and features of the Macpherson constitution here.

Below are the merits/advantages and demerits/disadvantages of the Macpherson constitution of 1951

Merits/Advantages of Macpherson Constitution

1. It improved on Richards constitution of 1946 by consulting Nigerians during the drafting process.

2. It created the post of a minister. Continue reading Merits and Demerits of Macpherson Constitution of 1951

Merits and Demerits of Richards constitution of 1946

Sir Arthur Richards
Sir Arthur Richards
Read the full details and features of the Richards constitution here.

Below are the merits and demerits (advantages and disadvantages) of the Richards constitution of 1946

Merits/advantages of Richards constitution

1. It brought about regionalism which served as a bedrock for federalism in Nigeria

2. Unlike the Clifford constitution of 1922, the people were consulted (though not really) in the drafting of Richards constitution. Continue reading Merits and Demerits of Richards constitution of 1946

Why the sun and moon live in the sky | Nigerian Folktale

Why the sun and moon live in the sky

Once upon a very long time, sun and water were very close friends and both lived on the earth. Sun used to visit water very often but water never visited sun. So, one day, the curious sun asked water why he had never visited him in his house, and water replied, “If I visit you my friend, I will drive you out of your house because I go everywhere with my large family“. Sun insisted that water should visit him with his large family, and water therefore warned sun to build a very large compound that can accommodate him and his enormous family. Continue reading Why the sun and moon live in the sky | Nigerian Folktale

Why Bats fly at night | Nigerian Folktale

Why bats fly at night

The bat and the squirrel were very good friends and both lived in a village near Idin forest. There came a time that the bat became jealous of the squirrel because he was good looking and he, the bat, was ugly. Continue reading Why Bats fly at night | Nigerian Folktale

Oke’badan festival in the heart of Ibadan

Oke'badan Festival

The Oke’badan festival is one of the many colourful and glamorous festivals celebrated in the city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and the third largest city in Africa. Oke’badan festival is held annually to celebrate the founding of Ibadan and show gratitude to its founders as well; and also to unite the sons and daughters of Ibadan at home and in the diaspora.

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Oloolu- The Father of all masquerades in Ibadan

Oloolu masquerade in Ibadan
Oloolu masquerade | Abiyamo

Egungun (masquerade) is a popular practice found in the cultures of the Yourba people who dwell in the south western part of Nigeria. It is a means of connecting the people to their long gone ancestors who appear in form of human-spirit to give warnings or shower their blessings on the land. Oloolu is a very powerful Egungun/ eegun (masquerade) in the Yoruba city of Ibadan. The name Oloolu is not in any way new to the ears of any Ibadan indigene or dweller. At the mention of Oloolu, Ibadan people, women especially, shiver in cold and fear which ascertain the claim that Oloolu is the most feared masquerade in Ibadan and one of the most revered in the entire Yorubaland and Africa.

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The heroic life of Alimotu Pelewura

Alimotu Pelewura

Alimotu Pelewura was the strong and radical woman who led the Lagos Market Women’s Assossiation (LMWA) in its oppositions to the taxation policy and other unfavourable ordinances of the British colonial government.

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Obitun: Initiation of girls into womanhood in Ondo Town

Obitun cultural dance of Ondo people

The people of Ondo inhabit the south western region of Nigeria and are one of the largest subgroups of the Yoruba ethnic group. Ondo people live as one big family because they are bounded by the same historical background, traditions and cultural heritage which defines who they are. The culture and traditions of Ondo people are very rich, fascinating and exciting as well.

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List of over 350 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and the states they are found

Nigerian ethnic groups

The coming together of different ethnic groups gave birth to the nation called Nigeria today. Below is a list of over 350 ethnic groups/ tribes that make up Nigeria and the states they are found.

1 Abayon Cross River
2 Abua (Odual) Rivers
3 Achipa (Achipawa) Kebbi
4 Adim Cross River
5 Adun Cross River
6 Affade Yobe
7 Afizere Plateau
8 Afo Plateau
9 Agbo Cross River Continue reading List of over 350 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and the states they are found

Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married

Sharo festival of Fulani people

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is made up of over 350 different ethnic groups/tribes with beautiful and varying cultures and traditions. The Fulani ethnic group, found in the northern region of Nigeria, are one of the dominant ethnic groups in Nigeria alongside the Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo groups. The Fulani people have rich and peculiar cultures and traditions which guides their everyday life. Continue reading Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married