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  •  The Igbobi Sabe Kingdom in Lagos State on Sunday revived the ancient Efe and Gelede Festival after 12 years break in its commemoration This was held at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex in Lagos with the theme Cultural Rebirth Oba Owolabi Adeniyi Onisabe of Igbobi Sabe said that the rebirth of the festival had been hellip
    Igbobi-Sabe Kingdom hosts Efe, Gelede Festival after 12-years-hiatus
     The Igbobi Sabe Kingdom in Lagos State on Sunday revived the ancient Efe and Gelede Festival after 12 years break in its commemoration This was held at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex in Lagos with the theme Cultural Rebirth Oba Owolabi Adeniyi Onisabe of Igbobi Sabe said that the rebirth of the festival had been hellip
    Igbobi-Sabe Kingdom hosts Efe, Gelede Festival after 12-years-hiatus
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    Igbobi-Sabe Kingdom hosts Efe, Gelede Festival after 12-years-hiatus

    The Igbobi-Sabe Kingdom in Lagos State on Sunday revived the ancient Efe and Gelede Festival after 12 years break in its commemoration.This was held at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex in Lagos with the theme: “Cultural Rebirth”.Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, Onisabe of Igbobi-Sabe, said that the rebirth of the festival had been on the front burner for yearsAdeniyi said that the festival was such celebrated by the Yoruba communities across Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo for three centuries ago.He noted that the significance of the Gelede Festival was to pay tribute to the primordial mother – Iya Nla and to the roles that women play in the process of social organisation and development of yoruba society.According to him, Gelede does not focus on fertility and motherhood alone but also a form of correcting social behavior within the community.Adeniyi said this would henceforth be celebrated annually as the festival had been registered with Yaba Local Council Development Agency and the Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture.He noted that the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) had  endorsed the festival and also included it in its annual calendar.“Igbobi-Sabe community is known for Gelede and Efe, just like Isale-Eko, Lagos Island, Mulero in Orile Agege,  Alausa in Ikeja, Otta in Ogun State as well as Benin Republic and Togo, that we have involved in the celebration.“For over 12 years now, the festival has been observed in Igbobi-Sabe but to avoid this indigenous festival going into extinction and the wrath of my ancestors, I needed to act fast to ensure it is quickly revived.“This is a fulfillment of my promise to move my community to greater heights developmentally and socio-culturally.“Involving communities who had been observing and celebrating this festival with Igbobi-Sabe community will foster peaceful coexistence and cultural solidarity among all.His wife, Olori Mosunmola Adeniyi advised women generally not to be complacent by being full housewives but be hard workers to contribute to the growth of their homes and the society at large.She urged parents to uphold cultural rebirth in their homes by encouraging their wards to speak their mother tongue.“There is no reason a woman should not help her partner and contribute meaningfully to the growth of her home and the society. We have the American Vice President as a woman.“In doing this, we should resist all forms of abuse and report such to the appropriate authorities,” she said.Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, Olota of Ota, in  Ogun State, commended the Igbobi-Sabe community for such a laudable cultural rebirth.He urged Nigerians to look inwards and ensure every aspect of African culture that was gradually going into extinction was revived.He said the Yoruba culture of respect and hard work should be reawakened, while the youths maintain their self dignity and ignore all forms of ill mannered behaviour.“It is obvious we have lost some aspects of our cultural heritage to western civilisation, culture is an important part of our identity. So, we should protect it from untimely dearth,” he said.Also, Oba Lateef Adams, Onikate of Ikate land in Lagos warned Nigerians “Don’t kill your cultural heritage, let us live in peace and harmony to uphold our culture”.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gelede Masquerades were seen displaying all forms of cultural dance at the venue while Nigerian Legendary Fuji Musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde-Marshal, popularly known as KWAM 1 and Nigerian Female Gangan drummer, Aralola Olumuyiwa performed to the delight of the revellers.(NAN)

  •  Following are the results of Match Day 32 fixtures played on Sunday in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL as well as dates of the remaining fixtures Abia Warriors 2 0 Enugu Rangers Int l Heartland FC 1 0 Akwa United Dakkada FC 2 0 Shooting Stars Kwara United 2 0 Katsina United MFM FC 0 0 Lobi Stars Niger hellip
    Match Day 32 results in 2021/2022 NPFL
     Following are the results of Match Day 32 fixtures played on Sunday in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL as well as dates of the remaining fixtures Abia Warriors 2 0 Enugu Rangers Int l Heartland FC 1 0 Akwa United Dakkada FC 2 0 Shooting Stars Kwara United 2 0 Katsina United MFM FC 0 0 Lobi Stars Niger hellip
    Match Day 32 results in 2021/2022 NPFL
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    Match Day 32 results in 2021/2022 NPFL

    Following are the results of Match Day 32 fixtures played on  Sunday in the 20212022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), as well as dates of the remaining fixtures:Abia Warriors  2-0  Enugu Rangers Int’lHeartland FC  1-0  Akwa UnitedDakkada FC  2-0  Shooting StarsKwara United  2-0  Katsina UnitedMFM FC 0-0 Lobi StarsNiger Tornadoes 2-1 Enyimba FCPlateau United 1-0 Kano PillarsRemo Stars 1-0 Gombe UnitedSunshine Stars 2-1 Nasarawa UnitedWikki Tourists 1-0 Rivers UnitedThe following are for Match Day 33 fixture to be played on June 12:Kastina United vs MFM FCKano Pillars vs Wikki TouristsLobi Stars vs Heartland FCNasarawa United vs Enugu Rangers Int’lGombe United vs Dakkada FCEnyimba International vs Kwara UnitedSunshine Stars vs Niger TornadoesRivers United vs Abia WarriorsShooting Stars FC  vs Plateau UnitedAkwa United vs Remo starsRescheduled of Match Day 28 fixtures:Dakkada  FC vs  Abia Warriors on Wednesday .Reschedule of Match Day 31 fixtures:Kano Pillars vs Dakkada  FC on June 15.

    (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian Medical Association NMA has called on its members in Ondo State and environs to mobilise themselves to participate in the treatment of the people injured in Sunday s Catholic church attack in Owo The NMA President Dr Uche Ojinmah made the call on Sunday in a statement following gunmen s attack on worshippers at St hellip
    Owo church attack: NMA mobilises members to treat injured
     The Nigerian Medical Association NMA has called on its members in Ondo State and environs to mobilise themselves to participate in the treatment of the people injured in Sunday s Catholic church attack in Owo The NMA President Dr Uche Ojinmah made the call on Sunday in a statement following gunmen s attack on worshippers at St hellip
    Owo church attack: NMA mobilises members to treat injured
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    Owo church attack: NMA mobilises members to treat injured

    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on its members in Ondo State and environs to mobilise themselves to participate in the treatment of the people injured in Sunday’s Catholic church attack in Owo.

    The NMA President, Dr Uche Ojinmah, made the call on Sunday in a statement following gunmen’s attack on worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo.

    He also called on Nigerians in the affected area of the state to go to the hospitals where the injured were being treated to donate blood to save lives.

    Ojinmah said NMA received with shock and sadness the dastardly attack on innocent worshippers.

    ”The recurrent shedding of innocent blood in our dear country has been going on for far too long.

    ”It is the position of the NMA that explanations, condemnations and reassurances are no longer comforting.

    ”The NMA commiserates with the government and good people of Ondo State over the loss of lives and prays for the quick recovery of those injured”, he said.

    Ojinmah called for quick intervention by various levels of government and security agencies to protect the lives and property of Nigerians in every part of the nation.


    (NAN)

  •  11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road 11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road Bus Kitui Kenya June 5 2022 Eleven people were killed and eight others injured when an overloaded minibus veered off a busy road and rolled several times in eastern Kenya on Saturday evening an official hellip
    11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road
     11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road 11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road Bus Kitui Kenya June 5 2022 Eleven people were killed and eight others injured when an overloaded minibus veered off a busy road and rolled several times in eastern Kenya on Saturday evening an official hellip
    11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road
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    11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road

    11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road

    11 die in Kenya after overloaded minibus veers off road

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    Kitui (Kenya), June 5, 2022 Eleven people were killed and eight others injured when an overloaded minibus veered off a busy road and rolled several times in eastern Kenya on Saturday evening, an official confirmed on Sunday.

    The accident occurred at around 11:00 p.m. in Kanyonyo, an area in Kitui county, when the 14-seater, known locally as matatu, veered off the Machakos-Kitui road while its driver tried to overtake another vehicle.

    Rebecca Ndirangu, deputy county commissioner for Lower Yatta, said nine of those onboard the minibus died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment in hospital.

    The matatu driver fled the scene after the “self-involved” accident, Ndirangu said over the phone.

    An estimated 3,000 Kenyans die in road accidents annually, according to the National Transport Safety Authority.

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  •  Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander Somalia Mogadishu June 5 2022 Somali National Army SNA forces killed a senior commander of al Shabab on Saturday in an operation in southwest Somalia the military said Sunday The SNA commanders who led the operation told Somali National Television on Sunday hellip
    Somali army kills senior Shabab commander
     Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander Somalia Mogadishu June 5 2022 Somali National Army SNA forces killed a senior commander of al Shabab on Saturday in an operation in southwest Somalia the military said Sunday The SNA commanders who led the operation told Somali National Television on Sunday hellip
    Somali army kills senior Shabab commander
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    Somali army kills senior Shabab commander

    Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander

    Somali army says kills senior Shabab commander

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    Mogadishu, June 5, 2022 Somali National Army (SNA) forces killed a senior commander of al-Shabab on Saturday in an operation in southwest Somalia, the military said Sunday.

    The SNA commanders who led the operation told Somali National Television on Sunday that Mohamed Nur Ga’al, also known as Sheikh Al-Sima, was killed near El-unit, in Tiyeglow town in Bakool region.

    The state-owned broadcaster said that Nur was a senior Shabab leader responsibility for a series of terror attacks in Bay and Bakool regions.

    Bakool is one of the strongholds of the Qaida-affiliated terrorist group.

    Somali security forces, backed by African Union peacekeeping troops, have intensified their assault against al-Shabab, as part of efforts to stabilise the the country.

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