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oshodi

History Of Oshodi, Eko (Lagos)

The history of Lagos cannot be complete without making reference to the exploits of the legendary Chief Balogun Landuji Oshodi Tapa.For those who are not in the know, Oshodi Tapa was a little boy from the North (Nupe descent) who was about to be loaded onto a Portuguese ship as another sold slave. With his parents already murdered, he escaped and sought refuge in Oba of Lagos palace. Oba Eshinlokun (Kosoko’s father) took him in and raised him like one ...

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orun is not heaven

The translation of the “Ọ̀run” as “heaven” is totally misleading – Prof. Moyo Okediji‎

It turns an indigenous Oòduà (Yoruba) concept upsidedown into an Abrahamic tradition of “heaven” and “hell.” The Christians and Moslems attempted to distort the Oòduà (Yoruba) language to serve their various needs, once they translated Orun to heaven. This is why they use contradictions such as Orun Ina (Heaven of Burning Fire, meaning Hell). How could it be heaven, and then be a place of burning fire? The Christians and Moslems also use “rere” (good) to qualify Orun, as in Orun ...

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The Independent Ukraine’s painful journey through the five stages of grief

[this article was written for the Unz Review] In my July 25th article “Zelenskii’s dilemma” I pointed out the fundamental asymmetry of the Ukrainian power configuration following Zelenskii’s crushing victory over Poroshenko: while a vast majority of the Ukrainian people clearly voted to stop the war and restore some kind of peace to the Ukraine, the real levers of power in the post-Maidan Banderastan are all held by all sorts of very powerful, if also small, minority groups including: The various ...

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Isefa, Itefa, Idafa, Ise Ifa/Akose.

About Isefa, Itefa, Idafa, Ise Ifa/Akose.

Isefa is to receive one hand of Ifa. This only happens if due to one reason or the other, the person could not be initiated at that present time and it’s important for such person to have Ifa at that time so such person will receive one hand of Ifa. Also it’s done where by Ifa instructed that a new born needs to have Ifa immediately, one hand of Ifa will be made for such baby. Itefa: this is the ...

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