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The worship of Olodumare and the Orishas is still very much active in Yorubaland and the African diaspora such that families are named after them. As we conclude this four-part series, we take a look at the female Orishas. Ọ̀ṣun: Ọṣun is an Orisha that reflects one of the manifestations of the Yorùbá Supreme Being…

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Yorubaland has a rich cultural heritage infiltrated by its language, songs, traditional religious practices, folktales, lore, chants, and history. The heritage comes in the form of ancient places of worship, artefacts, old towns, and monuments, just to mention a few. These are some heritage sites in Yorubaland that are worth exploring. Abeokuta, Ogun Some people…

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The 1851 Agidingbi Chess game is Nigeria’s first indigenous variant of the chess game. Inspired by the historical narrative around Lagos that most Nigerians are not aware of, Oludamola Adebowale, historian, art curator and founder of ASIRI Magazine speaks to Guardian Life on the importance of historic preservation through chess. Of all the events that…

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Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says he is seeking re-election for a second term in office to ensure sustainable development of the state

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Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has said that the appointment of the the14th Olowu of Owu kingdom complied with the Obas and Chiefs Law, 2021, and the customs and traditions of Owuland.

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The village head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga local government area of Sokoto State, Abubakar Ibrahim, was among eleven suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which Nine Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty (991,320) pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kgs of cannabis and khat, as well as 46.637 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, were recovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) across seven states.

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