I signed the press release, which conveyed the approval of the governor of Ondo State then, Sunday Abiodun Olukoya, which made him the Ewi of Ado Ekiti. One of the internal factors was an inherent weakness arising from the size and nature of the Empire. The Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh has been on the throne since 1984. He was born in Dange, some 60 kilometres from Sokoto, on March 15, 1903, the same day the British finally subdued the Sokoto Caliphate. Amen Edore Oyakhire (August 16, 1998 – May 28, 1999), Dr. Lam Adesina (May 29, 1999 – May 28, 2003), Alhaji Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja (May 29, 2003 – May 28, 2007; he was impeached in January 2006 but got reinstated in December 2006), Chief Christopher Alao-Akala (January 12, 2006 – December 2006; and May 29, 2007 – May 29, 2011), Chief Abiola Ajimobi (May 29, 2011 – May 29, 2019), Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (May 29, 2019 till present – he is the incumbent governor). Then from Ilorin, the Fulani began military pressure on northern Yorubaland, sacking Oyo in 1837. Enter your email address to get notifications of new opinion articles as they are published. Sir Adesoji Aderemi was known as a wealthy man, who had a large family comprising many wives and children. He served as the governor of Western Region, Nigeria, between 1960 and 1962. Siddiq Abubakar III had an Islamic education; he attended the local Koranic schools and held several administrative posts before succeeding his uncle, Hassan Ibn Mu’azu, as the Sultan of Sokoto at the age of 35. N200 per day, minimum 30 days. There are other Yoruba Obas who are warming up to celebrate their golden anniversaries on the throne too. Oba Suleiman Durotoye Abegunde (1907-1993) ruled Omuaran in Kwara State from 1945 to 1993, while the late Olofa of Offa, also in Kwara State, Oba Mustapha Olawore Olaonipekun, who died in 2010, ruled for over 40 years. Alaafin Atobatele Atugba reigned between 1837 and 1859. The Oyo Empire was one of the most politically important states in the entirety of Western Africa from the mid-7th to the late 18th century, holding sway not only over most of the other kingdoms in Yorubaland but beyond. Jobele. The late Olu of Warri, D. Eyeolusan Joao Akengbuwa ruled from 1795 to 1848. A friend of mine, Dr. Fasi Yusuf, has written so much about the Awujale. Local government is the third tier of government in Nigeria. It is the headquarters of Etsako West Local Government. Iseyin-Moniya Road, Other Projects Under 80% Completion to be Delivered By February – Oyo Govt. Fiditi. Mostly all the zone, clan, street in each area or cities … The collapse of the Oyo Empire in the 19th century was brought about by several factors, some internal and others external. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. In the 1960s, he was the most powerful ruler in the Owo division of the Ondo Province, which now constitutes six local governments in Ondo State – four Akoko local governments, Owo local government and Ose local government. The Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, recently celebrated his thirtieth anniversary on the throne. ... South West Towns and Councils » OYO STATE . if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write ("&exclude=" + document.MAX_used); if (document.referrer) document.write ("&referer=" + escape(document.referrer)); The Emir, who said this on Thursday during his visit to the Alaafin in Oyo town, said he was looking forward to benefiting from the fatherly advice and counsel of the octogenarian monarch. Pop. '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? / Basorun /Agodi GRA Area: Iyaganku / okebola Area: Jericho/idishin/ Area: … The town lies on the main highway north from Lagos city and is a hub for local roads serving the state. He was succeeded by his son, Alhaji Usman Nagogo (1905-1981), who also ruled for 37 years. document.write ("