Ewedu, known as jute leaf and scientifically known as Corchorus olitorius is found in the tropic and subtropical region of the world like Africa and is one of the major vegetables in Nigeria. It is especially popular among the Yoruba-speaking people of Southwestern Nigeria, among whom it constitutes a major soup.
Photo: Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, culled from the Tableshakers Security of lives and properties of the citizens is, generally, considered as the number one objective of any government. This principle is consider to be respected with utmost priority by every organ of government. It could be recalled that Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had, recently, disclosed that some group of individuals are ganging up to attack the state.
Bimbo Ademoye is a Nollywood star who is doing good in the movie industry.Bimbo Adeyemo is well known for her role in the movie Sugar rush.Bimbo started acting way back in 2014 but started getting loud attention and fame in the year 2018.Bimbo is known for her role in the movie Back up wife which surfaced in the year 2017.
The Wish To Secede Is Not A Crime, Nnamdi Kanu And Sunday Igbogho Are Not The Problem - Wole Soyinka
The Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has reacted to the recent trend of secessionists' movements by Sunday Igbogho and Nnamdi Kanu. Following the recent arrest and repatriation of the leader of the Indegenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and the the invasion of Sunday Igbogho's residence, there have been a lot of civil unrest in the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the country.
The six states in the Southwestern region of Nigeria passed the first regional security outfit codenamed "Amotekun" into law early last year. The bill was deliberated upon by the states legislative and they secured legal and constitutional backing for its creation. Barely a year after, South Eastern governors converged and created a security outfit for their region too.
The agitation for a sovereign nation by the Southwestern region is gaining more supporters by the day.This cause led by popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo AKA Sunday Igboho is becoming serious - pictures of 'Oduduwa Rebublic' currency and map has flooded the internet causing fuss.
One of the lawyers of Sunday Igboho has revealed that his client might not return to Nigeria until the tenure of the current administration expires. Sunday Igboho was arrested in Cotonou weeks ago and he is still facing trial in Benin Republic.Attorney Olusegun Falola pleaded with all Yorubas to see Sunday Igboho as someone who is under the protection of Benin Republic.
Different groups and politicians in Nigeria had been advocating for restructuring and decentralisation of power from the Federal to the state level in Nigeria. Currently, Nigeria operate a Federal system of government. With this form of government, much power is concentrated at the center of government as there are 68 items on the exclusive list while the concurrent legislative list has 12.
Nigeria is presently divided into six geo-political zones: North-Central, North-West, North-East, South-South, South-East and South-West, and in the six geo-political zones, the Igbos sit in the South-eastern part of Nigeria. Since 1999 when Nigeria was returned Constitutional Presidential country, an Igbo man or woman has not been given the opportunity to lead the country as president.
OPINION: 'Two Questions' Begging For Answers After Gani Claimed Southwest Paid Bandits N3b In 2 Years
It's no longer news that Nigeria is being ravaged by insecurity in various forms such as banditry, terrorism robbery and kidnapping. The list goes on and on. The issue of insecurity in the country has brought about various suggestions from different quarters on how to curtail the ugly situation.
Following the case filed by the Rivers State Government to take control of the collection of Value Added Tax, the Lagos state government has filed a suit to be joined as co-respondent to the ongoing VAT issue. In a report, the Southwestern states have come together to agree on a common legal way to present their suit to take charge of VAT collection in all Southwest states.
There is all indication that the Southwestern Governors are gradually lending their voices towards the defence of their citizens, this was as a result of a vital decision the southern Governors took in their meeting, held in Lagos Yesterday. In One of the communique reached at the end of their meeting in Lagos on Monday July 5, the Governors unanimously agreed that, on no condition should any Police or Federal law enforcement agents come to any of the 17 Southern States to effect any arrest of an individual without a prior knowledge of the State Governor and his approval.
Opinion:Why Southwest Fulani Leaders Should be Commended For Forgiving The Killers of Jos Travellers
Recall that last Saturday (14th August 2021), about 90 travellers were attacked by Irigwe youths around Gada-biyu-Rukuba road in Jos North LGA of Plateau State. Report has it that over 25 Muslims who are Fulani by tribe were murdered and several others were injured. Photo credit: Facebook
According to information gathered, about 30 gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, stormed a hotel in Ekiti State where they kidnapped four people. It was gathered that the armed men allegedly had forceful intercourse with a female victim. There has been multiple reports of attacks on communities in the Southwestern part of the country by suspected herdsmen.
Although many Igbos have continued to feel marginalized in the Nigerian polity, some of their politicians who found political appointments in Southwestern states have continued to assert that Igbos are specially treated in Nigeria. One notable Igbo politician that has continued to assert that Igbos created their problems themselves is, Joe Igbokwe.
There is a saying that "united we stand; divided we fall." No one ever knew the Yorubas occupying the Southwestern part of Nigeria were so united until recently when Yoruba Nation Rally was held despite the government effort to thwart and stop the rally. Few days before the rally, DSS invaded Sunday Igboho's house, killed two, arrested 13 people and claimed they discovered many dangerous weapons in his house.
If there's any attire a typical African man is known with right from the onset then, it must be Agbada, especially within the Southwestern and Northern Nigeria.But now, it has become a universal fashion outfit.The Agbada initially was seen as an outfit for the old men.
What the Fulani Herdsmen are doing across the nation has made many people lose interest in them, most especially in the Southwestern part of the country.
The governor of Lagos state Sanwo Olu has disclosed the reason why the state is yet to have its own Amotekun.He explained that already the state has Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps which acts just like the popular Amotekun.He said that apart from community policing the corps members are carrying out border patrol.
(Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo AKA, Sunday Igboho. A staunch warlord and freedom fighter from the core Southwestern states of Yorubaland) Sunday Igboho came into the limelight when he publicly announced the launch against the marauding activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the Ibarapa area of Oyo state.