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Nigeria: Man, 20, Commits Suicide in Osun


By Abdul-Hameed Olawale, 7 March 2013

Osogbo — A 20-year-old man, Oladunni Ayodeji, has committed suicide at Oke-Obutu area of Modakeke, Osun State. Our correspondent reports that the matter was reported to the Divisional Police Officer in Modakeke, and policemen were deployed to the scene.

Nigeria: Oranyan Festival – Ooni Is Ignorant, Says Alaafin

By Ola Ajayi, 17 December 2012

Ibadan — The perennial rivalry between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade resurfaced weekend as the former described Oba Sijuade as someone who is not knowledgeable about his ancestral origin.

The two foremost Yoruba monarchs have been embroiled in crisis over the control of Yorubaland.

Nigeria: Indigenes Laud Ife-Modakeke Peace Pact

By Gbenga Faturoti, 11 February 2009

Osogbo — Indigenes of Ife and Modakeke in Osun State, have lauded Friday’s peace pact between the two communities, which culminated in the elevation of the Ogunsua of Modakeke as an Oba.

The accord was consummated among Osun State Government, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II and Ogunsua of Modakeke, Francis Adedoyin.

Nigeria: Modakeke: Monarch Returns After 7-Month Exile

By Ademola Adeyemo, 28 October 2003

Osogbo — The traditional ruler of Modakeke, Ile-Ife, Osun State Oba Francis Adedoyin, last Saturday made a trumphant return to his throne, which he abdicated for seven months, following the bloody riot that engulfed the town early this year.

The Ogunsua of Modakeke had fled into exile when his palace was torched by rioters, who accused him of taking sides in the internal crisis that visited the town.

Nigeria: Modakeke Crisis: Police Declare 7 Persons Wanted

By Ademola Adeyemo, 12 June 2003

Osogbo — For allegedly participating in the recent bloody crisis, which left many people dead and some wounded in Modakeke, Police in Osun State yesterday declared seven persons including leaders of the warring NURTW factions wanted.

At least 10 persons were killed and some buildings including the palace of the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Francis Adedoyin, were razed down during the crisis between the factions of NURTW in the town.

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