The Yoruba leader, Prof Akintoye also said that the launching of Amotekun was not to break up the country, and commended the governors for the initiative, saying: “What is happening today is that Yoruba people under the leadership of their elected governors have stepped forward to provide higher level of protection to their people in […]READ MORE
Operation Amotekun: Real reasons Yoruba leaders created regional security outfit In the beginning, there was relative peace across the six states in the Southwest. People could travel from one part of the region to the other with ease of mind and peace. Some travellers who enjoy night journeys did not have any reason to […]READ MORE
The struggle of the Yorubas A famous Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe, once wrote about Nigeria, “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. There is nothing basically wrong with the Nigerian character. There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else.” In […]READ MORE
The religion of the Yoruba people originated thousands of years ago and is a tradition of nature worship and ancestor reverence (Yoruba Religion, n.d.). The Yoruba worship one god called Olodumare, and also hundreds of deities known as Orishas, who are personified aspects of nature and spirit. The principal Orishas include Eleggua, Ogun, Ochosi, Obatala, […]READ MORE
Who are the Yoruba people? The African people, who lived in the lower western Niger area, at least by the 4th century BC, were not initially known as the Yoruba, although they shared a common ethnicity and language group. Both archeology and traditional Yoruba oral historians confirm the existence of people in this region […]READ MORE
We are a group of advocates for the freedom and empowerment of our people, that is, the people of Yoruba descent all across the world. A people with a population of over one hundred and fifty million dispersed all over the world.