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Culture and Education

The Artist and The Arts


By Olusola Ajiboye

Constant interactions with artists and scholars of Yoruba culture and the Arts have fired an irreversible zeal in me, to Explore and bring into focus, the core values of Indigenous Yoruba heritage as such subsist in the minds, thoughts and products of Artists in different parts of the Yoruba country.

A great number of these Artists reside in Osun State, recognized as the most urbanized part of Nigeria, where they continuously make good impression of their talents and intellectual potentials for the


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whole world to see. Their outstanding works, have inscribed Osun state on the global tourism map for considerable investments with corresponding returns into the Nigerian Economy.
One of such Artists is Muraina Oyelami who has over fifty years showcased his multi-talents in a profession which he holds dear. He lives in his country home of Iragbiji where he deputizes for the town’s traditional Rule as Essa (Prime Minister) and deliberately chose his residence on a sloppy area, sandwiched between two Rocky-suspensions in the ancient town. Muraina’s residence is a picture of an Art house where paintings, Artifacts and objects of culture are in copious display.


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My visit and our short discourse reveal a lot about his persona, his profession and how he has kept the balance among the various religious interests in his family, his private and public life.

He was born a Muslim over Seventy (70) years ago but cannot be described as such. He is rather inclined towards a life of religious freedom which he believes, has helped him to navigate peaceful relationships among peoples of different beliefs.
Why did he de-robe himself of a religious tag?.
His response was rooted in genetics,
“I am Yoruba by birth… My journey in life has exposed me to various experiences. Having traversed the world, visiting France, America, Australia, Germany, London, Brazil, India, China, South Africa among other nations, I understand that life has almost an equal volume of positivities and Negativities, But man as God’s creation must always look more at the positivities by standing up to the negativities.”
My attempt to evoke information on his line of thought with a view to establish his non-alignment with religious belief systems further revealed his mindset. He sees the two dominant foreign religions (Islam and Christianity) as instruments of conquests and slavery, brought into Africa to deprive the blackman of his value as a freeman.


Despite the modern concepts that came with the two religions, the Artist sees beyond the euphoria of frankincense to the realm of deceit and delusion of grandeur that the foreign religions created in the minds of the converts.
“The slave traders, who also gave us freedom are cheats… the Blackman either as a Christian or Muslim convert is actually never free, he is disfavoured and discriminated against on account of his colour. It means that conversion from a native to a foreign religion cannot represent God’s wish for man to be truly free, at least in the Eurocentric or Arabian context”.
Chief Muraina Oyelami avered that no colour is wholly white or black. Classifying man in the image of colour according to him is discriminatory and racially obfuscating in such a manner to present the blackman as neither white nor black. In the confused state that the African convert is programmed by his colonial Christian or Islamic messiahs, his true identity or heritage history is distorted and often times eroded. Mo

This is behind the racial identification and profiling of words with negative bearings and prefixes along the black-Race such words like Black-Friday, Black-Monkey, Black-Angel, Black-Maria, Black-Sheep, Black-leg. Black-Monkey were coined as the Artist-puts it, to put the African in the picture of negativity and nausea.
The profane Racial profiling becomes more annoying when Christian and Islamic converts see God in the image of a Caucasian rather than in the image of Humanity.



Is this why Religion, has caused more divisions than Unity among men? Stirred more hatred than love? And promoted anarchy than peace in the world?
The Artist response was a simple yes.
In his words, Religion should be independent of behavior….
“While adherents of Christianity and Islam engage in avoidable acrimonies and conflicts, worshippers of native religions co-habit in peace, with utmost belief in God Almighty, even as the heritage believers are banded as pagans or Kaffaris among other derogative names.
The writer’s curiosity on his “faithless” or non-religious philosophy elicited a question.

You were born a Muslim, raised by an Islamic faith family and named Muraina. Are you not often subjected to harassments due to you liberal and exclusive approach to religion?

His answer came in a snap...

“I am neither a Kafiri nor a pagan. Such prefixes, fallacious and denigrating as they are, were unleashed to promote divisions and hatred among Africans. Do you know that Muraina, the name bear, is actually pronounced Imran in the Quran?

The fact that Imran was the name of the mother of the Prophet makes it great and unique. While some will become fanatical for bearing that name, it has not provoked such tempestuous inclination in me. My traditional or native belief system reveals God as an awesome living dwelling spirit of an ubiquitous character.”



“Congregations are mere physical assemblies of worshippers who may not be Godly and whose beliefs may not resonate with God…. The large Cathedral and Mosques of convergence are also not automatic representations of God’s dwellings but symbolic of Man’s thoughts or views of what God desire.”
Our discourse then moved into the realm of Culture and Arts, which have provided fertile grounds for Africans to exhibit their natural potentials-
The writer is worried about the existential threats posed to African heritage values by contempt and disrespect of Africans themselves, Chief Muraina Oyelami shares my anxieties and locates the problems within the separatist attitudes worshipper and promotes of African cultures and traditions. He worried that the trend should stop to save African Indigenous culture from total distribution. One serious threat to African culture is the continuous denigration of the ancient institution of masquerade which has become carnival celebrations in different parts of the Yoruba Country and elsewhere.

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Such attacks according to the Artist, are potent enough to obliterate a very essential part of African existence and civilization if not checked. The Egungun Masquerade in the Yoruba Religious context is the reliving of Ancestral legacy and way of life…….

This primordial custom fires the belief in the Re-union of the living and the dead, as symbolized by the Masquerades as they move in pageant of colourful processions from place to place during annual festivals.


Chief Muraina asked rhetorically “If the Masquerades have survived all ages and Impediments that come with human civilizations in Africa and are even objects of ancestral worship in Europe and America, why are some Africans bent on destroying this very important institution? Why are some of us wanting to be more Catholic than the Pope?

His opinion aligns with various schools of thought that do not look at the primordial worship of Egungun in the Christian or Islamic ideologues which have titled against the health of indigenous Religions by eroding their values.

To preserve the sanctity of African history, culture and tradition, the multi-potential Artist refers to Nations like India, France, Brazil and Germany where heritage value systems are held aloft.


The discourse did not end without a warning to Africans who get immersed with foreign concepts while their history and culture are constantly under mentioned, under-rated and under-value.

For him “Disrespect of our value systems is the greatest error of our Nationhood…. Colonized African countries were robbed of their freedom, given Independence and yet get appropriated of their true values by Neo-Colonial politicians who think less of their own culture, religion and land but chose to elevate concepts that are hostile and injurious to the well being of their own people.”



It is Muraina Oyelami’s opinion that rather than spite what is ours, we should defend what is good in our Religions, Cultures and Traditions. He wondered why foreign Nations insist on their former colonies to swallow hook line and sinker, alien concept while they steal their indigenous technologies and repackage materials for sales to them, the original owners.

I reminded him that the world is now a global village via Information and Communication Technology but he would not subscribe to whole scale jettisoning of the specifies in our cultural norms.


“We can intermarry and such family ties can cut across Nations but not at the expense of our genetic inheritances” with remarks that….. We must bear in mind the Caucasian trait which is fundamentally racist.

“Racial-bigoty is in the DNA of every European….. they are only being forced by the reality of the modern age and the strides Africans have made in several human endeavours to tolerate and accept us in their countries”
Between the Arts and the Artist, there are indeed, very thin lines of separation. In most cases, there are not lines at all.


The thirty (30) minutes Discourse with Muraina Adebisi Abefe Oyelami Eesa of Iragbiji in Osun state South West Nigeria revealed a passion for African Arts and Culture, devoid of Christian, Islamic and Animist influences but allows a philosophy that mutually co-habits with moral and spiritual injunctions of the God-Head.



By Olusola Ajiboye

Proverbs are regarded as the essence of languages, an illumination for its proper understanding and the spice to its beauty.
In other words, Proverbs help to beautify a language and build the gaps between and among its different meanings for a lucid understanding of its contents.
Research over a long period do indicate such great influence of proverbs on the beauty of Yoruba language in particular, by navigating deeper understanding of a language spoken by over sixty (60) million peoples in five(5) Countries across the West African Sub-region.rbs illuminate the path to spiritual comprehension of God and its creation, the influence of words on the conduct and demeanor of Man and his capacity to build relationship with his creator and the environment in which he finds a habitat.
The result is that, Yoruba ethnic nationalities have trans- border configuration but never the less, striven to preserve the originality of their language, history and culture inspite of alterations here and there.
Proverbs also unify the Yorubas through constant memory of the uniqueness of their language which could have been forgotten over time.
An analytical overview of this Yoruba Proverb, will assist in locating the nuances of Yoruba history, language and culture,

Eni ti ko da’so funni, ko lee pe’ni la rungun

Translated in English to mean
He who cannot provide an apparel, cannot accuse one of being reckless.
This is a Yoruba proverb often used to define obligations between and among men within and outside family settings. The Yorubas are urban dwellers but are closely knit in communal relationships.

The communal life styles promote collective protection and welfare in such ways that the affluents are obligated to care for the needs of the less fortunate.

The proverb is therefore a reflection of gap – bridging between the Haves and the Have-nots. This is a summation of Social Responsibility.

The proverbs emphasizes moral obligation to help but does not suggest a dependent syndrome. This is why it did not ignore the sense of pride which an average Yoruba Native cherishes.



Eni ti ko daso fun ni - He who cannot clad: Koo lee pe’ni la rungun - Cannot accuse one of being reckless -

There is a moral lesson in this proverb for the giver and taker, it strengthens responsibility and dignity. Responsibility to empower and responsibility resist subservience.
Mentorship is emphasized in this proverb as He who clads attracts recognition by the Cladded. This is why the proverb is compositely interfused with another proverb - “Orisa boo le gbemi, semi boo se bami - “A Deity that cannot act in my favour should rather allow me to live as nature dictates”.
Yoruba linguists are unanimous in the interpretation of this aspect of the proverb which is believed to exhibit the behavioural pattern of a people who love to protect their pride and dignity at all times.
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When this writer sought the opinion of Waheed Lawal, a Yoruba proverb Analyst on this particular cultural trait of the Yoruba ethnic group, he linked the behavioural pattern to “the penchant of an average Yoruba who disdains anything that is belittling or mean or undignifying” Orisa boo le gbemi” - A Diety that cannot act in one’s faviour” - Semi boo, se bami - leave me as I am according to him, “may sound a tone of pride and ungratefulness when viewed within the backdrop of filial obligation to help.

It may be argued that a person who volunteers a little help deserves appreciation even if such assistance is inadequate to the situation.

Waheed Lawal subscribes to this line of argument only if the helper does not seek vain glory for rendering an assistance that do not resonate with the desire of the needy.
His response, coated in a proverb - phrase “ko ni regun kan lori eni, oro re koni tumo” - Cannot utter recount on the obligated, neither is such a recount meaningful. The filler re-emphasized the points earlier stressed in the opening paragraph of the proverb - Eni ti ko daso fun ni - He who cannot clad cannot accuse the unclad as reckless - Ko le pe’ni larungun.
What is the major moral lesson that the proverb teaches?
Responsibility of the blessed to help the vulnerable and obligation of the needy to appreciate such help.

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Relationship and Family

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Success in marriage and family building depends on trust that is mutual and willingly given
Adeoye Adelakun, former legislator and political leader exrayed his marital experience in a Dialogue with global magazine Lead Writer, Olusola Ajiboye.
GM - Its my pleasure sir, to exchange views with you on this segment of Family and Relationship and share your experience on the prospects and challenges of marital life.
Hon. Adelakun – My pleasure too, am happy for this opportunity. Welcome to my home.
Gm:- My enquiries reveal that you will be seventy (70) years of age next year and your marriage has spanned a period of thirty(30) years.
Hon. Adelakun:- Yes its true, you are very correct, God’s willing, I pray and earnestly look forward to it.
Gm:- I also know that you are a Christian of Catholic denomination. What influence did your religious background exert on your marital and family life?
Hon. Adelakun- It’s awesome. I am a Christian by birth and orientation, but from a polygamous family, I nevertheless add that the narrative (Polygamy) was not influenced by cultural or customized factors but by natural exigencies.
GM- How? Can you elucidate on this?
Hon. Adelakun - My mother did not have a child after me for a long time and as a result, extended family pressures forced my father to marry a second wife with the hope of fathering
Hon. Adelakun - Looks so, perhaps. However the sole or individual genealogical trait that you pointed out became broken twelve (12) years after I was born, as she gave birth to another child.
GM – How did your father receive the obvious good news? What was his reaction?
Hon. Adelakun – He was excited and happy but regretted for succumbing to pressures of fathering a polygamous family, because he never wanted it in the first instance.
GM-And what is your own perception of polygamy?
Hon. Adelakun- I don’t, and will never subscribe to it,
because of my belief that polygamy often have negative effects on children and the family setting due to unhealthy rivalries, hatred and evil intentions it generates.
I therefore made a resolution before I became an adult not to have a second wife, no matter what the situation may be.
GM – Let’s look at your pre-marital life and how you navigated it to the point of marriage. What were the challenges you confronted in your journey towards making a home?
Hon. Adelakun- My mother was instrumental to my marital success. I should admit that I had relationships before I met my wife, and I was a ladies man inspite of my Christian background but my mother’s steadfastness in prayers and constant admonitions did a lot to assist me get a wife of my dream.
I still remember her words “God will give you a mother as your wife” I grew older to understand the import of this prayer and others too numerous to recount in my desire to make a successful family.


GM – How old were you when you met your wife?

Hon. Adelakun – I was twenty nine (29) years old when I met her.

GM – What were the points of attraction?

Hon. Adelakun – I will say, the attraction was seemless and mutual. Haven gone out with a lot of ladies without serious intention of getting married. Hers was different.

GM – How and where did you meet her?

Hon. Adelakun – I met my wife through a cousin who happens to be a friend of her (my wife) own friend. At that time I was a clerk in a firm of Accountants in Ibadan and my wife was a student of Ogun State Polytechnic.

The tertiary Institution was in a strike and she came to Ibadan to spend sometime with her friend and both of them used to hang out with my cousin who is a friend to my wife’s friend. I returned from an Audit tour one day and met the three friends and got introduced to them by my cousin. That was the beginning of my marital journey.

GM – When did the relationship actually start? When did you propose to her?

Hon. Adelakun – What I would describe as the proposal did not happen in a jiffy, even when the interest was mutually manifest. The strike at the Polytechnic was called off and she had to return to campus.

I offered to convey her and one thing led to another, I proposed and continued till she went for her National Youth Service and as God would have it, she got posted to Ogun State, had her orientation programme at Sagamu and her primary assignment at Area..G4 – This gave both of us the opportunity of frequent visitation and in the process, love grew and matured into marriage.

GM- What year did you both take marital vows?

Hon. Adelakun- Wednesday 1st of October, 1982. But it was not an easy take at the Initial stage. My wife was born and raised as a Muslim, from a family whose patriarch was an Islamic cleric. So it was a problem to convince her parents to give their daughter’s hand in marriage to a Christian of Catholic denomination.

GM – How did you get around the Initial opposition?

Hon. Adelakun – My wife and I decided that she should get pregnant to convince her father to accept our marriage intention. It was a tough decision even when we saw it as the only option to get her father’s acceptance.

Inspite of this, Alhaji, as I used to address my father in-law opposed and her mother who was favourably disposed to her daughter’s decision to marry me directed me to meet my father in-laws’ intimate friends who could prevail on him to change his mind.

My father in-law raised issues about my faith and place of birth as it was his desire like most parents in those days to discourage their daughters from choosing life partners outside their place of birth.
After I had sought the kind intervention of one of my father in-laws’ close friends and a formal day of visit was fixed, my father-in law saw me from afar, left the house and stayed at a nearby building, to avoid meeting him at home. But I had spotted him and waited till he went back to the house and met him in company of my wife and his close friend who prevailed on him to accept me as his future son in-law. He agreed to meet my parents for a formal introduction.

We got engaged on 28th December, 1981, got married on 1st October, 1982 and had our first child on 15th October, 1982.

GM- You were, and still averse to polygamy despite being a product of a polygamous family who got married to a Muslim, who could have come from a polygamous family.

Hon. Adelakun - I made up my mind never to take another wife and the decision was welcomed by my family. Luckily for me, my wife was loved and accepted by my parents who raised no eye-brow over her faith and Islamic background. She was my mother’s apple eye who told her to take care of me as she would care for her own children.

As a matter of fact, my mother gave my wife the authority to take charge of her property and the household when she took ill and was on her death-bed, she repeated the same charge and I believe this has influenced our marriage to this day.



Even my father took special interest in my wife who discovered her as a wife material from the day I introduced her to him. I remember that a day before my father died, he told my wife as she was about to travel to visit her parents to ensure that she returns the next day. My father died the exact day my wife came back in obedience to his directive.

GM- What measures did you approach in raising your nuclear family with regards to values, orientation and discipline?

Hon. Adelakun – We have three children, two of whom currently reside in Canada. Our home has been built on mutual love, ability to forgive and the readiness to say sorry. Both of us have kept to this marriage creed. And inspite of my breach of this creed at a particular time in our marital life, my wife still forgave me.

GM- What was this breach?
Hon. Adelakun - I cheated on my wife once and unfortunately it produced a child out of wedlock. The lady in question wanted to make a big issue out of it but I stood my ground and told her pointedly that a second wife will not come into my home - I said to her “you may know the Roof of my house, but you won’t know the curtains”.

GM- How did you gather courage to inform your wife of your indiscretion?
Hon. Adelakun - it wasn’t an easy thing to do, but I confessed to my wife and narrated the affair and the baby. It caught her unawares and in response, I could see the depth of trust, love and respect she has for me. In her own words “if somebody else had told me, I will not believe the story but haven’t heard it from you, I have no option than to forgive you”.

With this huge concession from my wife, I told my children about the lady and the baby girl and all of them (children) accepted her as their sibling and part of the family.
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I was overwhelmed by their favourable disposition and decision to bring the child into the family, particularly my last daughter who had met the child without my knowledge and insisted that she be brought into the home to be raised among her siblings. She premised her decision on the Yoruba proverb which is a departure from its general meaning. “if a bastard is home grown, trained and infused with values of Ideal family life, he or she will develop instead of destroying the family”. I was surprised that my daughter could understand the deep nuances of Yoruba language with the way she spoke in defence of her position.
GM- I like you to look at serial marriage collapse of many homes today. What are the eroding factors in achieving good family set-up and its negative effects?
Hon. Adelakun – Parental Influences play major roles, negative and positive on family relationship and the home front.
The expectations of many parents are often times tilted towards giving out their daughters to affluent families who turn out as eventual home breakers. The will to make a successful marriage must be mutual.
The couple need to stand against extraneous pressures of extended families and should have the big heart to forgive at the least possible opportunity. No marriage can stand without the twin elements of mutual love and forgiveness marriage as an institution is premised on companionship and procreation, but whether there’s procreation or not, is not a signal or an excuse to end any marriage.
The vow of companionship and helpmate stands for life even if marriage does not produce fruits.
Marital collapse is on the high level due to inability of partners to learn the true values of marriage, endure its challenges and face its realities.
GM – How have you tailored your marital life along these fundamental principles that you mentioned?
Hon. Adelakun – My wife has made things quite easy for me.
We often work together. Currently we run same family business and this has ensured cohesion, compromise and enhanced our capacity to plan for our children.
As for my children, I have kept to the philosophy of raising them within the precincts of my home, far from external interventions and influences.
I was born and raised in Osogbo, but have kept my children a comfortable distance from my extended family compound.
Even when my father querried me for doing that I told him that was what I wanted. I told him to feel free to visit me and my family in my house anytime he wished, and he had no choice than to accept my decision Nigeria will continue to experience socio-economic and political problems as long as the family which is the bedrock of the society is left in a quandary as it is.
There is a great need for parents to keep eagle eyes on their children and discourage them from getting infested with immoral devices and information from the internet.
Do you know that I never allowed any of my children to own a GSM phone until they secured admission into the University? I had enforced speaking of the Native Tongue at home even when they attended elite English speaking fee paying schools.
Those of them who live outside Nigeria were not allowed until they had their first degrees. All these were strategies I adopted to sustain the values of family life as enunciated in Yoruba culture and tradition. It is my belief that if families adopt these methods, Nigeria will be the better for it.
GM – I must thank you very much, Hon. Adeoye Adelakun, for this dialogue which is an experience of family life worth sharing.
Hon. Adelakun – Thank you very much for this opportunity to ventilate my views and perceptions on Family and Relationship in your globally read magazine. I wish you all the best in your search for the ideals of family life.


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Tourists to Ibodi are often fascinated by its serene natural landscape, enveloped in rich flaura and fauna.
Located in Atakunmosa Local Government Area of Osun State South West Nigeria, Ibodi stands out as a breeding ground of primates. q1
This is a unique feature of the ancestral and culture history of the ancient Yoruba Community.
Scholarly Investigations and Research situate the extensive Monkey Forest as friendly to varieties of Monkeys with growth species and a profound intensive anthroprogenic Influence.

Ibodi Monkey Forest is not just a subject of discourse among zoologists but a copious reference to the origin and migration of its human inhabitants from Ile-Ife, globally reverenced as the Ancestral home of Yorubas.
The forest carries a large image in the minds and psyche of Ibodi Natives who refer to it in the local Yoruba tongue as Igbo-Edun (forest of monkeys.)
Subsequent studies have shown how symbiotic and filial, the Ibodi Monkey Forest has become in the religion and culture of the people, who in the process of sustaining the primordial bond between their ancestors and the primates spare no effort to venerate the Diety whose abode lies within the forest.
Stories woven around this Colony of Monkeys are coated in mysticism which is common to the foundation of ancient settlements and communities Africa.
The Ancestors of Ibodi who left Ile-Ife to establish a kingdom were believed to have been accompanied by a large herd of Monkeys and both found the ancient town comfortable and secured to live. Such a unique migration produced a unified spirit venerated as Aramofe, A pact between humans and Animal pets had blossomed into an annual Cultural-Religious festival sustained till this day.
The monkeys often conveniently sprint out in large numbers from their natural habitat unhindered, in camaredrie with the natives, villagers and all, who visit Ibodi every September to appease the Aramofe spirit and celebrate the union of Ibodi Ancestors and the primates.


Carbon stock and sequestration potentials of Ibodi Monkey forest place the Reserve as the least studied in Nigeria. Dearth of Research/Studies on the flora and fauna of the Reserve thus exposed it to antropic actions.
Investigations classify the distribution patterns of Carbon-pools and overall sequestration potentials of the forest reserve in different physiognomies. The indicators present a forest where nature, man and animals find a common ground.
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The Anthropogenesis of Ibodi Monkey forest exhibit three physiognomies all of which authenticated primordial interaction of a sustained Unimpairable Cross Influences or in references over long periods of time.
Accounts of Experts and Researchers place Ibodi Monkey Forest in the league of a regenerative reserve which support plant and animal re-growth. Cocoa plantations, high, medium, tall trees and hanging shrubs in competition, ensure the flourishing of

monkeys in free roams. The primates have survived, and multiply over the ages as a result of the formations and settings of the forest.
However, a potent factor that preserves the natural contents of Ibodi Monkey Forest are natives who do not waver in their efforts to protect and preserve its serenity and the myths around the reserve.



The Dearth of Information on its flora and fauna could also have been responsible for keeping the forest from the praying eyes of pochers.
These factors have made Ibodi Monkey Forest a tourist haven and a sign post for academic studies and research. As a natural Resort, its cultural potentials can be turned around for Revenue Generation by investors who should be encouraged to explore its substantial economic values.
The annual Aramofe Cultural and Tourism Festival can be so packaged with all the components of tourism, hospitality recreation and security, within and around the reserve for global attention and significant financial returns to the Nigerian Economy.

With these measures given ample uplift by government and tourist investors, Ibodi will loom large on the world tourism map as another place to be. Health Perfect Beauty


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Election comes around in February 2023 in Nigeria
Who will emerge from this....
The prayers of the righteous shall emerge
Electricity is Still a rare chance
Transportation is a luxury
Unemployment is at more than 80%
Insecurity sorrounded the country
Politician's children live and school abroad
Common people die of common headache
Hospitals are left with nothing to treat patients
curfews start at 7PM - 7 A.M
Senators are living fat and guarded
Citizens are getting murdered in the farms, homes, public places and churches
University graduates are becoming taylors, hairdressers or drivers
Naira plunges daily currently one dollar to N740 (seven hundred and forty Naira)
citizens are fleeing in mass to become refuge in foreign countries
Treasures and talents are disappearing by seconds in Nigeria

Nigeria Got Independence in 1960

Are the people better of than pre Independence day?

Let's look back to the History

What is the Solution? "YORUBA NATION"

Naira scarcity in Nigeria is uncall for. What is the purpose of this punishment for the citizen. Read more from our editorial section
Nigeria has been good in appointing the worse of the bounch as their leaders. Is it happening again or a change is ready to happen

Well, we shall see.

Written by a concern citizen HPB


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 Dear Fellow Readers,


What is Home?
Home is our heavenly place on earth. A place to be happy and rejoice. A place to live with our families and pets and enjoy with friends. A place to build memories as well as a way to build future. A place where we can truly just be ourselves. A place to think and thrive. A place to make connection to our source. Home is a place that remains in continuous improvement. Home is a place to make better for the coming generations. If you ask me what I have done to my home. My home is wherever I considered to be Yoruba land. A place I hope to make better for the generation to come in my own little capacity. A place to pass the touch of light and hope to the coming generation. A place to leave memories that my family will be proud of and a place to pray to my God Almighty.

What I hope to see from others is to think about a home as their sanctuary that must be kept well and better than they found it. Other should be proud to leave a footprint of grace not of curses. A mark of honor not of disgrace. A mark of philanthropy not of greediness. A mark of upgrading not degrading others. Do your path to leave the world better than you found it through your heart of kindness and action.

Some people cannot go back to their home due to the insecurity, Can we really blame them? Take for example, Mr Owolabi at Ogbomoso that was recently killed or Dr Fatai Aborode both by Bandits. Leaders of this nation, how would you define your home. Your home is no longer where your family live only. Since you have been put in power to manage a lengthy land, your home has become border to border and you must protect it if you once think that you will die one day. If you live it worse than you found it, then you owe the Lord and you will pay when you get there. So do your best to leave it better than you found it.

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