Monday, 19 March 2018


Some Amazing Facts About Ijebu

1. Ijebus were the first to settle in Lagos and Ibadan.

2. Ijebus were the first people to have had contact with the Europeans in the 14th century.

3. Ijebus were the first to be educated through Western education.

4. Ijebu is the largest Ethnic group in Nigeria (wow!!!)

5. First people to manufacture gears of wars in the history of Nigeria.

6. First people to contend the slavery extortion in their region.

7. The first people to invent money made from cowry shells, later made Coins called "PANDORO", which became acceptable through Africa and Europe.

8. Ijebu is the only tribe in Nigeria that has its origin from the Biblical days.

9. According to the Biblical account; the Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe who inhabited and built Jerusalem prior to its conquest by King David.

10. Ijebu was the first indigenous CLERK to the European Missionaries.

11. The European observers found Ijebus more intelligent than other groups in Nigeria.

12. When Oduduwa was blind, an Ijebu King (fifth Awujale) was the one to provide remedy to restore his sight.

13. Ijebus are known as socialites, people if high integrity & handwork.

14. Ijebus were the one to raise agitation for emancipation from Colonialism.

15. Ijebu King (Orimolusi) was the second Oba appointed by the Colonial Masters for the London conference in 1957 to negotiate the Nigerian Independence.

16. Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first individual in the modern era to be named Leader of the Yorubas (Asiwaju Omo Oodua)

17. The richest black woman in the world, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, is an Ijebu woman from Ikorodu, Lagos (waterside Ijebu).

18. Ijebu man was the first Nigerian to play in the English premier league in the early 60s.

19. Ijebus are famous with Egungun, Agemo, jigbo, Ileya festivals etc.

20. Mike Adenuga, an Ijebu man from Ijebu-Igbo, was the first Nigerian to single handedly own Oil, Mining and Telecommunication (GLO).

21. Ijebu man, late Haruna Ishola, was the first musician to perform outside the shores of Nigeria.

22. Ijebu men,Chief S. O. Shonibare & Chief Shakirudeen Olarewaju Kazeem (Shokas) were the first Nigerians to own private individual housing estates (called Shonibare estate in Lagos. And Shokas Estate/Bobagunwa Castle) of about 40 mansions in Ijebu-Igbo.

23. Ijebu man, late Chief Kuti (Abusi Odumare) from Ijebu-Igbo was the first Nigerian to be banned from building further houses in Lagos having owned about 100 storey buildings in Shomolu and Ebute Meta!

24. Also an Ijebu man, Chief Isamosta Ashiru from Ijebu-Igbo, was banned from building further houses in Ibadan having owned 99% of houses on Ososami street, Ibadan (left and right)!

25. Ijebu man, late Chief Abayomi Adeyemi also from Ijebu-Igbo, was the first Nigerian contractor to build about seven housing estates for Federal Govt. He has about 60 personal houses in Lagos alone!

26. Unbelievable, a man of Ijebu origin was enthroned as Olubadan of Ibadan land, Ijebu l'oko Ibadan

27. An Ijebu woman (a potter), Bilikisu Significant was traced to the Biblical Queen of Sheba as wife to King Pharaoh

28. Ijebu has a major farm settlement that generated hundreds of millions of naira through palm oil processing (Apoje Farm settlement in Ijebu-Igbo) for the government.

29. Ijebu has produced so many musical icons like Haruna Ishola (Ijebu-Igbo), Y.K. Ajadi (Ijebu-Igbo), Popular Jingo (Ijebu-Igbo), Batuli Alake (Ijebu-Igbo), Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, K1 (Ijebu-Ode), Adewale Ayuba (Ikenne), Musiliu Haruna Ishola (Ijebu-Igbo), Kolade Onanuga (Ijebu-Ode), Salawa Abeni (Ijebu-Ode), Wale Thomson (Ijebu-Igbo), etc.

30. The first black man to publish an indigenous Bible with dictionary and concordance was an Ijebu man (Rev. Dr. Basil Kayode Balogun ) from Ijebu-Igbo.

31. The Doyen of Theatre, Late Chief Hubert Adedeji Ogunde, was an Ijebu man from Ososa

32. Ijebu nation has more than 15 tertiary institutions which include OSU/OOU, TASUED, Babcock, Hallmark, South-West, Kinston (Universities), Grace, AAP, Gaposa, Oscotech, Pogil (Polytechnics), Tasce (Coll of Edu.), etc.

33. Do you know that Ijebu land (Ijagun) hosts the 1st university of education in Nigeria?

34. Do you know that Ijebu nation share one-third of entire Lagos state starting from Ikorodu to Ketu, Somolu, Palmgrove, Oshodi, Yaba, Epe, Ikeja, etc.

35. Do you know that the Itshekiris (Delta state of Nigeria) are Ijebus?

What a great Nation!

The Regional capital is Ijebu Ode!!

The Commercial capital is Sagamu!!!

The Spiritual capital is Ijebu Igbo!!!!

Lastly, The Paramount ruler & Awujale of Ijebu land is the longest reigning traditional ruler in the history of Nigeria----57 years, 06 months ( still counting)?


Sunday, 18 March 2018


EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Osinbajo’s Daughter/Bola Shagaya’s Son’s White Wedding Ceremony

Oludamilola, the first daughter of Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, got married to Oluseun Bakare, the son of Bola Shagaya, the billionaire oil magnate today.

Posted on March 17, 2018 by The Elites

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Mangos taste so good that people forget they are also healthy!
Discover how the “king of fruits” can help you, plus fascinating trivia and a few mango cautions and concerns.

Health Benefits

1. Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

2. Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)

3. Clears the Skin:
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

4. Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5. Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

6. Helps in Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.

7. Improved Sex:
Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole food) does help in this area.

8. Improves Digestion:
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.

9. Remedy for Heat Stroke
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body. From an ayurvedic viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when visiting equatorial climates is because the strong “sun energy” is burning up your body, particularly the muscles. The kidneys then become overloaded with the toxins from this process.

10. Boosts Immune System:
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

Facts and trivia:
According to some, more mangos are eaten fresh than any other fruit in the world.
Originated 4,000 plus years ago.
Biologically a close relative with other flowering plants like cashew and pistachio.
Originated in sub-Himalayan plains.
In India where they are most heavily grown and eaten, mangos are known as “safeda.”
There are over 1,000 different varieties of mangos.

Nutrition by the Numbers
One cup (225 gms contain) contains the following. Percentages apply to daily value.
105 calories
76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
25 percent vitamin A (antioxidant and vision)
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
7 percent potassium (to balance out our high sodium intake)
4 percent magnesium

How to Prepare a Raw Mango Fancy Style

1. Hold the mango on its side and cut down on either side of the central seed. You will end with two big “halves” plus the central seed.
2. Place each half on the cutting board with peel facing down and cut the exposed flesh in a horizontal and vertical pattern, taking care not to cut deep through skin.
3 Then invert the whole half to push out the cubes as shown in the photo above.

Mangos for the Skin:

Just blending up the mango and applying to the face is fast and easy. Mangos contain beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to vitamin A. That and vitamin C are crucial to skin self-repair.

Follow this link to see a more complete recipe: Mango Mud Mask. This has all the benefits of mango plus the exfoliating benefits of oatmeal and almonds.

When eaten, mangos help resolve all skin problems including pimples. Extract the large pit or seed from green mangoes. You can eat this seed raw or cooked, or try a recipe like this Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness.

Do Monkeys Know Something We Don’t?

Monkeys choose to eat the seed from the green mango. Ayurvedic healers suggest that it is the seed that gives the monkey its energy and powerful strength to jump in the tress.

If you have a latex allergy, a reaction is possible with mangos and particularly green mangos. This reaction develops because of anacardic acid.
Mango peel and sap contain urushiol, the chemical in poison ivy and poison sumac that can cause an allergic reaction in susceptible individuals.
Mangos are ripened by some dealers using calcium carbide which can cause serious health problems (one more reason to buy organic). If you do have inorganic mangos, do wash them properly before consuming or soak overnight in water.

Sunday, 11 March 2018


EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Faces At Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje’s Wedding Reception In Ibadan

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Aisha Buhari, wife of the President were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of Idris and Fatima Ajimobi.

Many prominent Nigerians had converged in Agodi Gardens in Ibadan on Saturday to celebrate with the couple and their families.

Idris, son of Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State had on March 3 in Kano married Fatima, the daughter of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State in an elaborate wedding attended by the President.
Among the dignitaries at the event were Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President and Rotimi Akeredolu( governor of Ondo), Rauf Aregbesola (governor of Osun) and his wife, Serifat, Ibikunle Amosun (governor of Ogun) and Abubakar Bagudu(governor of Jigawa)

Also in attendance were Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), a former head of state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, APC National Leader, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief Femi Otedola, former Govs. Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) and Adams Oshiomhole (Edo) and Olusegun Osoba(Ogun).

Governor Ganduje, father of Fatima Ajimobi welcomes the VP Yemi Osinbajo
Among the serving ministers present were Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel, Mr Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health and Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance.

Ganduje, the bride’s father, described the wedding as a bridge building mechanism that would provide an everlasting friendship across Nigeria.

The governor, who named Idris Ajimobi, the Seriki Nyaki (Chief Warrior) of Kano, called for similar relationship from Nigerians to further advance the nation’s unity.

Earlier, Chief Kola Daisi, Chairman of the occasion prayed for a successful marital life for Idris and Fatima Ajimobi, noting that the relationship between the young couple was a blessing for the unity of the country.

He commended the courage of Idris for extending his hand of love beyond the Niger, stressing that he would have opted for a Fulani lady if he had such opportunity in his youthful days.

Other personalities present at the event were Otunba Subomi Balogun, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, who represented Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and wife of the former Lagos State Deputy Gov, Jumoke Pedro.

Among the traditional rulers present were Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale, Osile of Oke-Ona, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso and the Ibadan Obas-In-Council.
The event, which was spiced up by popular comedians, Gbenga Adeyinka and Basket mouth, featured cutting of the wedding cake and dancing.