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Yoruba Egungun mythology: When the dead bless the living

Yoruba Egungun mythology: When the dead bless the living

MASQUERADE festival is widely marked by adherents of traditional religion in the South West zone of the country. The worshippers believe that their ancestors who died several years ago reincarnate, pay them regular visits to bless them. So, it is a yearly festival in states like Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, Oyo states and other parts of the country. It is marked with pomp and pageantry in other cities and towns like Ibadan, Otan-ile, Ilare, Imesi ile, Ilesha, Adubi Elere, Ijebu Ijesa,Ibokun, Ipetu-Ile,Ifo and many others.

8 policemen arrested for shooting teenager during Anambra festival

8 policemen arrested for shooting teenager during Anambra festival

The Police in Anambra State have detained eight mobile policemen serving at Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old boy, Arinze Obigbo, in the abdomen during the Mgbe-Agbogho festival of Ogidi, weekend.

Eyo festival: History and features

Eyo festival: History and features

THE distinctive symbolic festival and the heart of traditionalism in Lagos, Adamu Orisa Play, otherwise known as Eyo masquerade trooped out to the streets of Lagos Island, popularly called Eko (hinterland of Lagos) on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Lagos State. The state was established on May 27, 1967 and has commenced events marking the celebration of the Golden Jubilee since April 8, 2017. Mr. Habeeb Fasinro, Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee’s Co-chairman in a statement, confirmed that the Eyo festival will be celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS). However, this year’s festival will be the 68th in the history of Eyo.

6th Delta sports festival : Delta to maintain lead In sports – Okowa

6th Delta sports festival : Delta to maintain lead In sports – Okowa

The 6th Delta state sports festival ended today at Ozoro with Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa promising his administration’s commitment to ensure that the state will continue to excel in national sports events. Speaking when he declared the festival closed, Governor Okowa asserted, “it is an open secret that the constant successes achieved by Delta State […]

Ogun batik dealers festival: A call for govt aid

Ogun batik dealers festival: A call for govt aid

Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is popular for the local production of an age-long tie and dye business popularly called Adire or Kampala. Besides Olumo Rock for which Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital is popular for, the other attraction for tourists to the ancient city is the Adire fabric which is mainly produced in Kemta-Itoku area of the city.