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How I Averted Yoruba/ Fulani Clash – Emir Of Ilorin

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he emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari has narrated how he prevented a Yoruba/Fulani ethnic conflict that he said could have thrown the country into a major crisis about two months ago.

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The monarch made the revelation yesterday at the annual national conference of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), at Fufu in Ilorin South local government area.

Sulu-Gambari said the conflict would have started in his domain before it was averted. He disclosed that a clash between the Yoruba people and the Fulani herdsmen in Alapa area in Asa local government in the Ilorin Emirate would have triggered off a war, if not for his intervention.

The emir said that some people alleged that after the death of a Yoruba man in a clash between a Fulani and Yoruba man, members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) were mobilised to attack the Fulani people in the area the following day.

He added that it was further alleged that after OPC members had killed many of the Fulani herdsmen, their wives and children, they carried away their cattle and disposed of them in Ibadan.

The monarch disclosed that this allegation made a group of militants from the far north of the country to mobilise themselves and prepare to come to Ilorin to avenge the killing of their Fulani kinsmen.

He said that when he heard of this plan, he quickly intervened by explaining to the people that the progenitor of the head of Ilorin Emirate was from the Sokoto Sultanate and that both the Fulani and Yoruba people in the emirate were one people, cohabiting without discrimination.

Sulu-Gambari disclosed that what he said discouraged the people from going ahead with their vengeance mission and thanked God that his intervention worked, saying that the reprisal attack would have aggravated the security problems of the country.

He said that the Fulani herdsmen left who were displaced after their huts were burnt during the conflict had been relocated to a camp. He said that along with assistance the Kwara State government had rendered to the camp, he had donated N1million for their feeding.

The monarch, who described Kwara State as the gateway between the North and South-west of the country said that if Ilorin the state capital, or the state as a whole were to be engulfed in violence, the whole country would be in trouble.

He called on the people of his Ilorin community to discourage violence by not discriminating against one another based on ethnicity; saying that they had all came from elsewhere to live in the community and had long become brothers and sisters.

The emir commended the leadership of the IEDPU for the achievements recorded within its tenure, under the presidency of Saka Yusuf.

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

The comic actor and director made this known in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba’s staff of office in Lagos (Video)

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

Local priests in Lagos have invoked spell on hoodlums that attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu.

Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

But, in a video that has since gone viral, some ifa priests were seen laying a curse on the attackers of the monarch’s palace

 

The monarch on Friday October 23, gave the men 24-hour to return the staff of office.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, traditional priests in the state gathered to rain curses on those involved in the looting.

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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