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Celebrating Yoruba Peace Treaty in Ibadan

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L-R:Otunba Deji Osibogun,Chairman of Space 90.1FM and a sponsor of the Lecture,my humble self,Oloye 'Lekan Alabi,Agba Akin Olubadan of Ibadanland and the Moderator of the Lecture,the Leader of the Yoruba and the Guest Speaker,Emeritus Professor(Senator) Banji Akintoye,Emeritus Professor Bolanle Awe,who chaired the Lecture,Jagun Odu'a Tola Adeniyi,the Chief Sponsor of the Lecture and the Baale of Ekotedo,Elder Taiye Ayorinde,who is also a sponsor of the Lecture,at the venue of the Lecture recently.

133 years ago today, exactly on September 23rd,1886,the historic Yoruba Peace Treaty , after a 16-year war between the Ibadan Army and her allies, and the Ekitiparapo Army of

Ekiti,Ijesa,Igbomina,Akoko,Ijebu and Egba,was signed in Imesi-Ile,in present Ekiti State of Nigeria. The peace treaty was brokered by the British Colonial Government.

The 1886 Peace Treaty was a treaty affirming peace,brotherliness, friendship and commerce among the Yoruba,after nearly one hundred years of intercine wars.

Today,at the House of Chiefs,Government Secretariat,Agodi,Ibadan,Oyo State of Nigeria,the 126th  Kiriji Anniversary  Lecture,sponsored by the Yoruba Heritage Group,to commemorate the end of the intercine wars in Yorubaland was held.

A symbolic renactment of the signing of the 1886 Peace Treaty was carried out at the venue of the Lecture by the descendants of the various Yoruba war chiefs who signed the original Treaty in Imesi-Ile,133 years ago.

 

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