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OGBENI RAUF ADESOJI AREGBESOLA O!

February 27, 2021

Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola (born 25 May 1957)[2] is the current Minister of the Federal Ministry of Interior of Nigeria.

Before that he was the fourth civilian governor of Osun State. He is a native of Ilesa, Osun. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Appointed by Muhammadu Buhari Federal Minister of Interior Incumbent Assumed office August 2019 Preceded by Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau 8th Governor of Osun State In office 27 November 2010 – 27 November 2018 Preceded by Olagunsoye Oyinlola Succeeded by Adegboyega Oyetola .

Born 25 May 1957 (age 63)

Nationality Nigerian Political party All Progressives Congress

Spouse(s) Sherifat Aregbesola

Alma mater The Polytechnic, Ibadan Occupation Engineering Technologist

Profession Politician Early life and education

Early involvement in politics

2007 gubernatorial campaign

First term (2010–2014) Edit Second term (2014–2018)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rauf_Aregbesola

OGBENI O!-“I never collected salaries as Osun Governor” – Aregbesola insists  https://t.co/a5V2XUrdwO

February 27, 2021

OLOJO FESTIVAL-ILE-IFE IS COMING OOOO!-BOOK FOR EVENTS NOW OOOO!

September 2, 2018

https://theeventsspace.com/event/greenmount-lounge-ade-bar-ife-ile-ife-osun-state-nigeria-festival-olojo-festival-2018-2/ : Celebrating Olojo festival in style
ON September 29, 2017 6:12 AM /
IN Just Human , Metro, News /
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By Dapo Akinrefon
THE 2017 Olojo festival is expected to be celebrated in grand style as all road leads to the ancient city of Ile-Ife. The significance of the festival is that it brings about the unification of the Yoruba race.
The festival takes place annually in October and involves several elaborate ritual prayers led by the Ooni. It is marked in a carnival-like atmosphere and is attended by people of all ages.
Olojo has remained popular in Ile-Ife because it is the only day in the year believed to be specially blessed by
Olodumare (the Creator of the universe).
•Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi during the 2016 Olojo festival
Aside from this, the Olojo is regarded as the celebration of first dusk and dawn, and creation of the universe. The ancient city will play host to indigenes and non-indigenes in the town, expected to come out in their multitudes to celebrate the annual festival. All the major streets in the town will wear new looks in preparation for the festival.
Besides, the whole town will be agog as the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, will for the second time since his enthronement in 2015, wear the sacred Are crown. The crown is made of 151 items, parts of which are a cutlass and a hoe. It is also believed that the crown weighs over 60kg and is worn once a year during the Olojo festival.
Olojo festival
It is expected that major gods of the ancient town are appeased during this period. Regarded as the biggest festival on the culture calendar of Ile-Ife, the
Olojo festival is celebrated in remembrance of Ogun , the god of iron who is believed to be the first son of
Oduduwa as well as the creation of the world according to Yoruba mythology.
Annual ritual: On the day of the festival, the Ooni of Ife appears after several days in seclusion and denial, communing with the ancestors and praying for his people. The days in seclusion are to make him pure and ensure the efficacy of his prayers. Prior to his emergence, women from his maternal and paternal families sweep the palace, symbolically ridding the palace of evil.
After this ritual, the Ooni of Ife appears in public with the Are crown. Historically, the crown is believed to be the original crown used by Oduduwa to lead a procession of traditional chiefs and priests to perform at the shrine of Ogun . The next stage of the ceremony is to lead the crowd to
Okemogun’s shrine. At the shrine, the progenitor of Oduduwa performs duties including the renewal of oath, divination for the Ooni at the foot of Oketage hill by Araba (Chief Priest), as well as visiting places of historical importance.
Also, the traditional chiefs with the swords of office marked with chalk and camwood, appear in ceremonial attire and dance to rhythms from Bembe, a traditional drum. The style of drumming and singing for each chief is different.
Only the Ooni can dance to the drum called Osirigi . Olojo has remained popular in Ile-Ife because of its myth and history as it connotes the day in the year specially blessed by Olodumare , the creator of the universe. Prayers are offered for peace and tranquillity in Yorubaland and Nigeria. Tradition holds that Ile-Ife is the cradle of the Yoruba, the city of survivors, spiritual seat of the Yoruba, and land of the ancients.
Ooni starts 7-day seclusion
In preparation for the 2017 edition of the festival, the Ife monarch went into seclusion and is expected to offer prayers for the town and the country. Prior to the seclusion, the Ooni visited
Ile mole, a shrine in Moore for prayers after which, he moved to the seclusion where he remained incommunicado till this evening.
Giving insight to what he will be doing during the seclusion, the Ooni of Ife told newsmen that during the period, he would offer prayers for the country and its leadership. According to the monarch, during the seclusion, he would not be receiving visitors nor see outside. He said: “Our ancestors will be appeased during the period and by the time I re-emerge on Saturday for the grand finale, the rites will be concluded.”
Speaking further, he said the festival “is a celebration of the creation of the universe and many visitors from within the country and the diaspora will come around to celebrate with us. My duty is specifically to offer prayers and that I will do to the best of my ability.” On the significance of the festival, the royal father said Olojo is the celebration of first dusk and dawn and creation of the universe, with an assurance to work towards promoting further, all notable cultural festivals in Yorubaland.: Celebrating Olojo festival in style
ON September 29, 2017 6:12 AM /
IN Just Human , Metro, News /
Comments
By Dapo Akinrefon
THE 2017 Olojo festival is expected to be celebrated in grand style as all road leads to the ancient city of Ile-Ife. The significance of the festival is that it brings about the unification of the Yoruba race.
The festival takes place annually in October and involves several elaborate ritual prayers led by the Ooni. It is marked in a carnival-like atmosphere and is attended by people of all ages.
Olojo has remained popular in Ile-Ife because it is the only day in the year believed to be specially blessed by
Olodumare (the Creator of the universe).
•Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi during the 2016 Olojo festival
Aside from this, the Olojo is regarded as the celebration of first dusk and dawn, and creation of the universe. The ancient city will play host to indigenes and non-indigenes in the town, expected to come out in their multitudes to celebrate the annual festival. All the major streets in the town will wear new looks in preparation for the festival.
Besides, the whole town will be agog as the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, will for the second time since his enthronement in 2015, wear the sacred Are crown. The crown is made of 151 items, parts of which are a cutlass and a hoe. It is also believed that the crown weighs over 60kg and is worn once a year during the Olojo festival.
Olojo festival
It is expected that major gods of the ancient town are appeased during this period. Regarded as the biggest festival on the culture calendar of Ile-Ife, the
Olojo festival is celebrated in remembrance of Ogun , the god of iron who is believed to be the first son of
Oduduwa as well as the creation of the world according to Yoruba mythology.
Annual ritual: On the day of the festival, the Ooni of Ife appears after several days in seclusion and denial, communing with the ancestors and praying for his people. The days in seclusion are to make him pure and ensure the efficacy of his prayers. Prior to his emergence, women from his maternal and paternal families sweep the palace, symbolically ridding the palace of evil.
After this ritual, the Ooni of Ife appears in public with the Are crown. Historically, the crown is believed to be the original crown used by Oduduwa to lead a procession of traditional chiefs and priests to perform at the shrine of Ogun . The next stage of the ceremony is to lead the crowd to
Okemogun’s shrine. At the shrine, the progenitor of Oduduwa performs duties including the renewal of oath, divination for the Ooni at the foot of Oketage hill by Araba (Chief Priest), as well as visiting places of historical importance.
Also, the traditional chiefs with the swords of office marked with chalk and camwood, appear in ceremonial attire and dance to rhythms from Bembe, a traditional drum. The style of drumming and singing for each chief is different.
Only the Ooni can dance to the drum called Osirigi . Olojo has remained popular in Ile-Ife because of its myth and history as it connotes the day in the year specially blessed by Olodumare , the creator of the universe. Prayers are offered for peace and tranquillity in Yorubaland and Nigeria. Tradition holds that Ile-Ife is the cradle of the Yoruba, the city of survivors, spiritual seat of the Yoruba, and land of the ancients.
Ooni starts 7-day seclusion
In preparation for the 2017 edition of the festival, the Ife monarch went into seclusion and is expected to offer prayers for the town and the country. Prior to the seclusion, the Ooni visited
Ile mole, a shrine in Moore for prayers after which, he moved to the seclusion where he remained incommunicado till this evening.
Giving insight to what he will be doing during the seclusion, the Ooni of Ife told newsmen that during the period, he would offer prayers for the country and its leadership. According to the monarch, during the seclusion, he would not be receiving visitors nor see outside. He said: “Our ancestors will be appeased during the period and by the time I re-emerge on Saturday for the grand finale, the rites will be concluded.”
Speaking further, he said the festival “is a celebration of the creation of the universe and many visitors from within the country and the diaspora will come around to celebrate with us. My duty is specifically to offer prayers and that I will do to the best of my ability.” On the significance of the festival, the royal father said Olojo is the celebration of first dusk and dawn and creation of the universe, with an assurance to work towards promoting further, all notable cultural festivals in Yorubaland.

OGEDENGBE OOOO!-GREAT YORUBA WARRIOR OOOO!

September 1, 2018

#Òbíríkítí Ọmọlúwàbí Ethos (Bravery): Ògèdèngbé Agbógungbórò – Ogedengbe The Itinerant Warrior

Narrated By Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

Ògèdèngbé is one of the most important men in the history of the Yorùbá. Ògèdèngbé was the Ìjẹ̀ṣà warrior who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Èkìtì-Parapọ̀ Army.

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His name at birth was Ọ̀rìṣàráyíbí Ògúnmọ́lá. He was born at Ijọka but taken to Atorin, near Iléṣà in Osun State in 1822 after he was named. He earned the name Ògèdèngbé for his dexterity in wrestling and fearlessness. Agbógungbórò was added when his war credentials soared. Growing up, Ògèdèngbé exemplifed valor, courage and industry. He was tall, intimidating, with piercing eyes. He grew up at a time of great unrest between Yoruba sub-ethnicities. In his youth, he was reckless, commanding and charismatic. Ògèdèngbé was involved in several campaigns against the Ìbàdàn who often attacked the Ìjẹ̀ṣà. In one of such during Ìgbájọ war in 1867 Ògèdèngbé was captured. It was said that, at Ìgbájọ, a young Ìbàdàn soldier severed his head, Ògèdèngbé staggered back and picked up his head, fixed it back. This terrified the Ibadan. Baṣọ̀run Ògúnmọ́lá captured him and took him to Ìbàdàn, where he fought for Ìbàdàn army and rose to the position of senior military commander. To make the ridicule complete he was given Ìbàdàn tribal marks. The Ìbàdàn thought someone might take him for an Ìbàdàn man and kill him in battle.

After the fall of Ọ̀̀yọ́, Ìbàdàn, a new city founded in the 1820s began its quest to rule and dominate the rest of Yoruba sub-ethnicities. The struggle for power, influence and survival led to a sixteen year internecine war among the Yoruba. That war was named Kírìjì – an onomatopoeic play on the thunderous sound of cannons fired by the Èkìtì and Ìjẹ̀sà, under the command of Ogedengbe. Kírìjì war was fought between the Western Yoruba (Ibadan, Modakeke Oyo and Ọfà forces ) and Eastern Yoruba (Ìjẹ̀sà, Èkìtì, Ifè, Àkókò, Ìgbómìnà, Kàbbà, Egbé and Lọ́kọ́ja). During the Kírìjì war, Ìbàdàn was fighting on five fronts. The first battle in Kírìjì war between the Western and Eastern forces called Ogun Jálumi (battle of waterloo) fought at Ìkìrun on 1st of November, 1878 ended in ignominious for the Ekiti. This defeat led the Èkìtì to Ògèdèngbé, who had been reluctant to lead the Ekiti-Parapo against Ìbàdàn under whom he obtained his infantry training. Ògèdèngbé led the Ekiti Parapo front, assisted by the Ẹ̀gbá, Ìjẹ̀bú and Èkó (Lagos) against Ibadan imperialism. Ìlárá-Mọ̀kín served as the military and reconnaissance headquarters where Ekiti War generals reviewed and perfected war strategies. The Èkìtì and Ìjẹ̀sà purchased cannons in abundance and that gave them advantage over Ibadan. During the Kiriji war, it was said that Ògèdèngbé would shoot arrows from his room to the battlefield. He was also known for making himself invisible. Ògèdèngbé trusted no one but his dog who is rumored to be more of a wild canine beast. People ran at the sight of the beast. Ògèdèngbé tied cowries on his dog on market days and the dog would walk into the Ìyálọ́jà stall. She would load supplies on the dog and the dog would return home.

After the armistice was signed to end Kírìjì war, Ògèdèngbé returned to a hero’s welcome in Iléṣà. He was honoured with the highest chieftaincy title of Ọbańlá of Ìjẹ̀ṣà, second to the Ọwá-Obòkun of Ìjẹ̀sà in 1898. After Kiriji war, Chief Ògèdèngbé lived peacefully until he died on the 29th July, 1910. Mysteriously, Ògèdèngbé’s dog disappeared immediately he died. Other notable war heroes of the 19th century Yorùbá were Baṣọ̀run Olúyọ̀lé, Ìbíkúnlé and Ògúnmọ́lá of Ibadan, Ọ̀náfọwọ́kàn of Ìjẹ̀bú, Ṣódẹkẹ́ of Ẹ̀gbá and Fábùnmi of Òkè-Ìmẹ̀sí.

It is hard to write about Ògèdèngbé without delving much into Kírìjì war. It was Kírìjì that cemented his legacy as a fearless warrior with remarkable skills in war strategy and weaponry. This defining Yoruba civil war will be discussed on Òbíríkítí some day soon.

OGBENI AREGBESOLA OOOO! The GREATEST GOVERNOR IN AFRICA OOOO! (OSUN STATE,NIGERIA)

August 24, 2018

OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA YORUBA STUDIES CENTRE IS COMING TO ADEYIPO!

August 24, 2018

OGBENI OOO!- AREGBESOLA BAGS HONORARY DEGREE !

July 31, 2018

Check out @LeadershipNGA’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/LeadershipNGA/status/1024026064664780800?s=09

GOMINA AREGBESOLA DONATED THIS VAN TO AFRICAN HERITAGE RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE,ADEYIPO VILLAGE,NIGERIA OOOO!

May 3, 2018

OGBENI PHOTO NEWS: Aregbesola Visits African Heritage Research Library AND CULTURAL CENTRE,ADEYIPO VILLAGE,OYO STATE ON JAN.16,2016

November 27, 2017

from yeyeolade.blogspot.com and osun defender newspaper

PHOTO NEWS: Aregbesola Visits African Heritage Research Library

Pictures of the Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the African Cultural Promoter, Yeye Akilimali Funma Olade, during a visit to African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday 19-01-2016.
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Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (right) and African Cultural Promoter, Yeye Akilimali Funma Olade (middle), during a visit to African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday 19-01-2016.

Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (middle); Christian Cleric, Evangelist Oyewole Olowomojuore (right) and African Cultural Promoter, Yeye Akilimali Funma Olade, during a visit to African Heritage Research Library and Cultural Centre, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday 19-01-2016.

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