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CULTURE

History Of Great Obatala

Obatala or Oshanla is an orisha also known as Obatalá in Nigeria or Oxalá in Brazil.Unlike other orisha such as Ogun, Sango (the god of thunder) Esu and others.Obatala is one of the Yoruba Deities that gains an international recognition.Some authorities equate the gentle Obatala with Christ and the Egyptian Osiris because he represents integrity, reason, innocence, harmony, the New Year, repentance, and resurrection.

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History Of Great Obatala

RELIGION

See Some Powerful and Dangerous Deities in the Nigerian History...

What is a Deity A deity is a god or goddess, with divine characters or natures especially that of the supreme being (Divinity)example Esu. They are also known as idol, immortal, creator celestial etc. They are supernatural being considered to be DIVINE and SACRED. There are some of the popular and powerful deities in the Nigerian History Sopona , the god of smallpox Sopona, the yoruba god of smallpox was adherents of the yoruba traditional religion. They believed that smallpoxwas a disease afflicted upon humans

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See Some Powerful and Dangerous Deities in the Nigerian History...

RELIGION

A Cogent Reason Why Some People Do Not Like The Interpretation Of Satan As Esu In The Yoruba Bible

Despite the major victory of translating the English Bible into the Yoruba version, some people do not like the interpretation of Satan as 'Esu' in the yoruba bible.This is simply because they believe that Samuel Ajayi Crowther's interpretation was the source of the Misconception between the Satan in the Bible and a Yoruba deity called 'Esu'.

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A Cogent Reason Why Some People Do Not Like The Interpretation Of Satan As Esu In The Yoruba Bible

SOCIETY

Founder Of Esu People’s Congress To Die By Hanging Over Robbery

The founder of a secret organization known as Esu People’s Congress in the Akoko axis, Jayeola Oluwaseun has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Akure high court after he was found guilty of conspiracy, armed robbery and causing grievous harm. While delivering the judgment, Justice Samuel Bola held that the prosecution had discharged the burden placed on it by the law and had proven the charges against him through the evidence of its witnesses. The defendant along with others at large on July 9, 2018

  1 year ago ago
Founder Of Esu People’s Congress To Die By Hanging Over Robbery

EDUCATION

Prof. Ivara Esu Makes Unscheduled Inspection At Fabrication Academy, Commends Management, Trainees

Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu, has expressed delight at the increased training at the Construction and Fabrication Academy of West Africa, Calabar. Professor Esu stated this earlier today during an unscheduled visit at the Academy to ascertain training activities and general progress.

  1 year ago ago
Prof. Ivara Esu Makes Unscheduled Inspection At Fabrication Academy, Commends Management, Trainees

ENTERTAINMENT

"Confusion" See what they wrote on these ladies' shirts that got people talking

According to a long time belief of the Yoruba people who were also learned and understood English very well, they alleged that the English meaning of the Yoruba word "Esu" is Satan, as they prefer referring to Satan or devil as "Esu". On the contrary and according to the clothes that two ladies wore and tweeted the pictures on Twitter, they claimed that the Yoruba word "Esu" whom the Yoruba people do refer to the English meaning as Satan is not Satan. After this picture went viral, a lot of people debated on

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RELIGION

AGWU: The Igbo god of Possession and Divinity which Most People Mistake to be a Spirit of Badluck

Igboland is one of those tribes with very rich cultures and traditions. In Igboland one could see tradions which have lived for years and are still thriving. The Igbo people do not joke with whatever they hold dear and always try to promote it and make it survive and live through ages. Talking about the rich cultural heritage of the Igbo people, gods, goddesses, shrines, deities, charms, masquerades and many other totem of worship come to mind. Let us talk about Agwu. Agwu is similar to the Akan god known as

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AGWU: The Igbo god of Possession and Divinity which Most People Mistake to be a Spirit of Badluck

POLITICS

Cross River State Deputy Governor Visits Fabrication Academy, Set To Be Commissioned Soon

Cross River State Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu, yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to the Construction & Fabrication Academy of West Africa in continuation of a tour of selected projects around the state.The visit by the Deputy Governor is in line with the desire of the present administration to improve human capital development through skills acquisition training.

  1 year ago ago
Cross River State Deputy Governor Visits Fabrication Academy, Set To Be Commissioned Soon

RELIGION

Opinion: Babalawo's Èṣù is not the same as the popular Satan in other religions

Esu was translated as Satan when modern religion was introduced to the African people. But Who is Èṣù? Èṣù is one of the 801 Irunmole’s of Olodumare in fact, he is the “enforcer” otherwise the chief of staff to Olodumare. According to Yoruba spiritual system Èṣù is the custodian of the “Ase” that Olodumare used in creating this world and also the progenitor between Man and “Ajogun” (the negative or evil occurrences happening to man, ranging from Iku (Death), Arun (Sickness), Ejo (Problem)

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Opinion: Babalawo's Èṣù is not the same as the popular Satan in other religions

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Another PDP Chieftain Joins APC, PDP Will Suffer If I Join Other Parties-Wike

(Photo Credit: Google). Another PDP Chieftain Joins APC. Recently, Ivara Esu (Deputy Governor of Cross River State) registered as a member of APC after Governor Ben Ayade defected to the party. Esu debunked rumours saying that he's unwilling to defect from PDP to the ruling party in Nigeria (APC).

  1 year ago ago
Today's Headlines: Another PDP Chieftain Joins APC, PDP Will Suffer If I Join Other Parties-Wike

RELIGION

Short night prayers against spiritual Husbands/wives, Pray with Faith

Night Prayers are very Important to someone life. Night time is a terrible time, a time when we can take care of different situations and situations. Demons work in the middle of the night, where people sleep, and if you want to defeat the demons and destroy all the activity in your life, you must be ready to fight the spirit battle in the middle of the night. Regardless of the past in life, take the time to pray midnight for this matter, you will see the hand of God in your life. May you receive your blessings,

  1 year ago ago
Short night prayers against spiritual Husbands/wives, Pray with Faith

POLITICS

Ogun, Sango Should Also Be Used To Fight Corruption And Swear-in Politicians - Primate Ayodele

Leader of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has advocated that traditional deities such as Esu, Ogun, Sango, as well as the Holy Bible and Quran should be allowed to take over the war against corruption in Nigeria. Ayodele advised that curses should be attached to the tools used to swear-in public office holders.

  11 months ago ago
Ogun, Sango Should Also Be Used To Fight Corruption And Swear-in Politicians - Primate Ayodele

ENTERTAINMENT

"Devil Is Not Satan"– Devil Worshiper Says As She Enlightens The Public On The Misconception (VIDEO)

"Devil Is Not Satan"– Devil Worshiper Says As She Enlightens The Public On The Misconception (VIDEO) A lady who worships Esu(Devil) during an interview with BBC Yoruba have made a shocking revelation as she maintains that the Devil who the Yorubas regards as Èṣù is completely different from Satan in the Bible. According her, the devil(ÈṢÙ) and other deities are messengers appointed by God, Èṣù especially is appointed to manage God's affairs on earth. And that the devil also serves as a mediator

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RELIGION

Reason why Samuel Ajayi Crowther translated the devil as Esu

In Yoruba land, Esu is a very important Orisa, Esu is said to be the messenger for all other orisas, Esu is primarily an officer of special relations between Orun (heaven) and Aye (Earth). He is the "inspector-general" or Olodumare 's confidential assistant, making Olodumare 's final recommendation for the latter clearance. He also periodically reports to Olodumare on the actions of men and gods, on the inaccuracy of religion in general, and sacrifices in particular. One of the principal deities of the Aborisa

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Reason why Samuel Ajayi Crowther translated the devil as Esu

EDUCATION

Ivara Esu Expresses Satisfaction At The Increased Enrollment Of Pupils In The Junior Primary Schools

The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ivara Esu has expressed satisfaction at the increased enrollment of pupils in the junior public primary schools through the National homegrown feeding programme. Professor Esu made the remark when a team from the National social Investment programme unit of the federal ministry of humanitarian Affairs and social Development Abuja paid him a courtesy call in Government House Calabar.

  1 year ago ago
Ivara Esu Expresses Satisfaction At The Increased Enrollment Of Pupils In The Junior Primary Schools

SOCIETY

Horrors In Nigeria Ivory Towers

In the beginning when God (Olodumare) created heaven and the earth, the Bible recorded that everything was perfect. Although the world was without form, Olodumare, the omnipotent, omniscience breathed into the world, and it became perfect. God created everything, both living and not living, among his creation was Esu laalu ogiri oko, onile orita (meaning the devil) the dreaded one who lives at the T junction. Olodumare created Esu to praise, adore and glorify him on daily basis, but when Esu wanted to compare

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Horrors In Nigeria Ivory Towers

ENTERTAINMENT

Famous musician Shina Peters becomes Bishop in Cherubim and Seraphim Church

Famous musician Shina Peters holds the title of Bishop in Cherubim and Seraphim Church The iconic singer was celebrated by the bishops, of Cherubim and Seraphim in Iju area of ​​Lagos State. The singer posted a video and photo on his Instagram account on Sunday with the caption, He is a different bishop and says God is in control of everything. The singer also wrote on his Facebook page God is glorified, I will serve God to the end. Meanwhile, family and friends are not congratulating him on his social network,

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Famous musician Shina Peters becomes Bishop in Cherubim and Seraphim Church

RELIGION

The stereotype about Esu

ÈṢÙ IS NOT SATAN We are strictly scrutinising Abrahamic colonial legacies. We owe this duty to our ancestors, ourselves and to posterity too. Unfortunately, it has been erroneously imprinted in the minds of Yorùbá Christians since the ill-translation of Bible to Yorùbá language by the erstwhile slave, Samuel Ajayi Crowther that our dear Èsù, one of the most cherished Irúnmọlẹ̀ of utmost importance is Satan. Èṣù: Often ill-translated as "The Devil" or "The Evil Being", Èṣù is neither of

  1 year ago ago
The stereotype about Esu

HEALTH

C'River Remains Top In COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage As Deputy Governor Gets Second Jab

The Cross River State Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, has called for a wider acceptability from citizens on the ongoing Covid-19 Vaccination exercise as a means of preventing deaths due to Covid-19 infections. Prof. Esu made this call in Calabar shortly after completing his second dose of the Oxford Astrazeneca Vaccine signalling a full immunity to the Covid-19 virus.

  1 year ago ago
C'River Remains Top In COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage As Deputy Governor Gets Second Jab

EDUCATION

Jelesinmi camp: Where young people learn about language, culture and art - video

There are various training centers especially for young people, including the pre school Jeleosinmi camp. But Abolore Sobayo's Jeleosinmi training center is different, because it teaches young people in Yoruba language and art in general. Speaking to BBC Yoruba about the purpose of the station Sobayo said many young people, were being trampled on by the Esu that prompted him to create a learning station.

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Jelesinmi camp: Where young people learn about language, culture and art - video