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Russian Jets Deliver 64 Strikes on Militants Near Palmyra, Shielding the City

The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered 64 airstrikes on militants and thwarted their attempt to break into Palmyra during the night. The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled all attempts by militants to break into Palmyra during the night, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning. “During the night, Syrian government forces, actively supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled all attacks by terrorists on Palmyra. The attacking side actively used car bombs, armor and rocket artillery systems,” the ministry’s statement reads. The Russian warplanes conducted ...

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Yoruba Philosophy: Igún (Vulture) the Sacred Bird

Some animals within the Yoruba traditional corpus are revered as sacred figures of religious worship. Some of these animals include the yellow palm bird (popularly called eye oga), vulture (igun) and royal python. Any attempt to fell a tree where the decorous bird (eye ọ̀gà) lays its eggs is to visit doom upon the society. The vulture in Yoruba land is a sacred bird and should not be used as a burnt offering, game or food. The Yoruba saying confirms ...

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Prof. Wole Soyinka says, ‘Ife is the cradle of humanity’. (Ifa said it, we believe it)

*Ignore Olugbo’s anti-Moremi comment, Soyinka tells Ooni     Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has urged the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to ignore anybody, who called Moremi Ajasoro  a traitor.  He explained such view didn’t eliminate anything from the fact of who Moremi was. Though Soyinka didn’t mention anybody’s name, observers noted that the social critic was discussing Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan, who’d controversially described the late Moremi as a traitor that has been not worth ...

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Troops Deployed in The Gambia After President Rejects Election Defeat

Troops have now been deployed in the capital of the Gambia after President Yahya Jammeh suddenly rejected his defeat in last week’s election.  President-elect Adama Barrow said he’d the support of the army after his surprise victory December 1, telling the AFP that the country’s defense chief had called him to offer his backing.   “He said the security of this nation is assured by the armed forces,” said Barrow said. “He said he was loyal to President Yahya (Jammeh) because he was the elected president” ...

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