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STATE OF THE NATION ........Genocidal herders and the siege to Odualand

By Louis Odion, FNGE After a long spell of portentous silence broken only by a few agitated whispers, the cultural establishment of the Yoruba nation would appear to be speaking up finally in a coherent voice on the perceived expansionist agenda by migrant killer herders, if the flurry of statements last weekend by the Ooni of Ife and the Aare Onakankafo (the native war generalissimo) is enough clue.  Without mincing words, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi declared a royal fatwa in Ile-Ife on the sneaky herders believed to have infiltrated the Yoruba forests in their thousands and, fairly on daily basis, are increasingly making life a total nightmare for subsistent farmers, sowing fear of rape in defenceless women and dispensing summary execution by AK47 to hapless commuters on key highways in the Yoruba heartland.  What lends Ojaja II’s stern message more pungency is that it was delivered to a visiting five-star royal father from the Arewaland, the Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Muhammed

The Skillful Communicator Garba Shehu You Never Knew-By Daughter: Maria Garba Shehu

Veteran consummate communicator-per excellence,  and Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari Mr Garba Shehus’s  Daughter MARIA recently grated an interview to high flying Daily Trust on  her dad’s life and passions The 27-year-old PR and Social Media Consultant is   an alumni of the University of Sharjah in the UAE with a BA in Communications.   In that interview, she talks about unknown aspects about her dad, and more.    By fine courtesy, we reproduce here the classic piece * How would you describe your dad? Maria: He is a very brilliant and hardworking man. He is the most hardworking man I know and he is so easy to love by others. His honesty, work ethic and the way he makes sure everyone around him is always well taken care of in all ways. * What kind of dad is he – strict or relaxed? Maria: He honestly can be a bit of both depending on the situation and how he perceives it. Sometimes I feel it’s seas

STANDING UP FOR TRUTH ..........ICPC boss urged not to disappoint legal profession

Head of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has been urged to be a good ambassador of the legal profession by ensuring court proceedings are not falsified or misrepresented on the Commission's official news handle. Owasanoye, who is a 1984 second class upper graduate of Law from the University of Ife, is now  a professor of law. Making this call, a broadcast industry watcher, Dr. Yemi Anthony, noted that the commission, under the watch of a legal luminary, is already flouting the law by misleading the public, on its website, by distorting court proceedings. According to him, this sacrilegious as the head of the organization is someone at home with court processes being a professor of law. He noted further that what the ICPC reels out each after court sittings in the ongoing Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) trial is often fraught with inaccuracies. Anthony stressed that there is a variance between what really takes pl

Born In Nigeria.........Now Making Waves In AMERICA :Meet The Lady CALLED Floxy Bee

  "The world is but a Stage " ~Set for big Night @ Joe's Pub on July 25 ~An exclusive 70 Minutes Event ~ Ticket Price: $20.00 (BUY NOW TO AVOID LAST MINUTE  RUSH) ~Doors at 9PM ~ Show at 9:30PM Floxy :A Brief Profile Exclusive by Chief Mike De cerutti  E WASAP +234 7042631895 Floxy Bee , the Queen of Hikosso Music has devoted her career to furthering the musical & cultural traditions of Nigeria throughout the diaspora. Since the age of sixteen she has been performing and recording. She has received numerous awards for her Hikosso music, a mixture of highlife, makossa, soukous, juju, afrobeat and neo-traditional Yoruba. She has performed at the 2017 Olojo Festival in Ile-Ife, the Apollo Theatre with Lucky Dube, the Toronto African Music Festival. etc. She has received citations from the cities of Boston and Newark for efforts to bridge cultures through music. In 2012 she was made the Yeye As