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Alayuba, King Gado Shuts Down the 6th Ojude Oba Festival, Atlanta 2022

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Alayuba, King Gado Shuts Down the 6th Ojude Oba Festival, Atlanta 2022

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Coined from the free encyclopdeia, the Ojude Oba festival is an ancient festival celebrated by the Yoruba people of Ijebu-Ode, a town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria. This annual festival usually takes place the third day after Eid al-Kabir (Ileya), to pay homage and show respect to the Royal Majesty, the Awujale of Ijebuland. It is one of the most spiritual and glamorous festivals celebrated in Ijebuland and generally in Ogun State as a whole – Ojude Oba which means king’s fore-court in Yoruba language is usually celebrated with Pomp and pageantry by about one million people from different parts of the world and Nigeria, especially those from Yoruba origin and most especially by people of Ijebu descent all over the world. It is a festival whereby different cultural age groups are known as regberegbe, indigenes, their friends, and associates far and near parades at the front of the king’s palace on the third day of Eid al Kabir festival popularly referred to as “Ileya” in Yoruba language.

This practice is currently being held vastly across the borders as indigenes of the state now celebrate even in diaspora – this year 2022 breathes life into the elegance of an All-White Affair at the Ojude Oba Festival Atlanta 2022, which held on the 23rd of Saturday, July 2022, at the Jazzy J’s Event Hall 5134 Old National Hwy suite I, College Park, GA 30349, in the United States – the event was chaired by Oba Shola Akinrimisi and hosted by Nana (Iyalaja of Atlanta) with music delivered by none other than Olalekan Ayuba, popularly known as King Gado. Quite a success, King Gado also brought on his shine as he gave his audience a show of brilliance of being an Ekute musician – it is safe to say that the Ogun state indigene actually did shut down the 6th Ojude Oba festival in grand fashion.

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Nigeria @ 62: Ayoola calls for greater dedication for a better country

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Nigeria @ 62: Ayoola calls for greater dedication for a better country

 

 

 

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Omooba Adekunle Adebayo Ayoola has called on the leadership of this country to double their dedication towards making the country great.

 

 

 

 

 

Omooba Adekunle Ayoola disclosed that the citizens of the country must also be more patriotic and refrain from all despicable acts that are capable of hurting the progress of the country.

The Poland based investment expert gave this counsel while rejoicing with Nigerians on the occasion of her 62nd Independence anniversary

Ayoola said “we have the almighty God to thank for another opportunity to celebrate our resilience and modest achievements as an independent nation in the last 62 years. Though, we have missed some opportunities in the past but we can always correct our errors and work towards ensuring a more prosperous and secured nation.

“Our leaders at all levels must show greater sense of commitment and dedication to serve the people and make life comfortable for them. The followership too must also be ready to exhibit patriotism, they should believe in the country and join hands with the leadership to turn things around for good. I have that conviction that Nigeria will be far better, just very soon”.

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150 Years: FrieslandCampina Pays Tribute to Member Dairy Farmers

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To mark the end of its 150th anniversary year, FrieslandCampina presents its new short film, A New Day. The film pays tribute to the many generations of dairy farmers who have made FrieslandCampina what it is today; a dynamic, forward-looking dairy cooperative and a global company.

‘A New Day’ tells the story of the next generation of farmers, focused on the future of dairy farming with lots of passion and determination, while adapting to the rapidly changing world.

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According to Hein Schumacher, CEO FrieslandCampina: “We are very proud of our farmers and our cooperative heritage. For over 150 years, our member farmers have always managed to adapt to what the market and society demand from them. By actively responding to evolving needs and constantly innovating, they have developed themselves into very innovative farmers.

“I have great admiration for the next generation of farmers, especially in these tense and uncertain times. They are building the future of sustainable dairy farming, with the same commitment and unwavering spirit as the many generations before them. This film is our tribute to all dairy farmers, young and old” Schumacher said.

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Also commenting, Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina Sub-Saharan Africa said, “The story of our cooperative is a special one. ‘A New Day’ celebrates our farmers who are playing that critical role in bringing better nutrition to the tables of families across Sub-Saharan Africa. FrieslandCampina Sub-Saharan Africa salutes our farm heroes and remains steadfast in our commitment and support to the development and prosperity of our local dairy farmers.”

ABOUT THE FILM
The four-minute film tells the story of three young dairy farmers who are on a journey, sometimes literally, as they face dilemmas, make choices and emerge stronger, ready for a new day. The film shows the challenges they are facing in this rapidly changing world. ‘A New Day’ is the sequel to ‘The Story of Milk, produced in 2012, also by corporate cinema agency 1Camera.

Please click and watch ‘A New Day’ https://youtu.be/NMbg1eT225o

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Foundation Empowers Widows, Funds Children Education

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Foundation Empowers Widows, Funds Children Education

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To reduce the number of out-of-school children in the country and help widows in society, Lawrence Grace Foundation has urged the Federal Government to formulate a policy that will keep children in school and a workable policy document that will cater for the widow’s well-being.

Speaking at the empowerment of 200 widows, free medical outreach, and payment for scores of school children whose parents cannot afford school fees in Agiliti, Mile 12 Area of Lagos state, with the theme, ‘No act of kindness is ever wasted,’ the convener, Oluyinka Adewoye urged government at all levels to create mechanisms through which the needy’s well being can be attended to.

 

 

 

 

 

She stated that the aim of the Foundation is to reduce the poverty rate in society to the minimum as well as the rate of out-of-school children in society. “Part of the foundation objectives is to also train widows in different types of handiwork, which will make them self-reliant and able to contribute their quota to nation-building at large.”

Adewoye pointed out that the Foundation started four years ago with the aim of reaching out to widows, and the less privileged in society as well as empowering more than 4000 indigent people.

 

 

 

Also speaking at the event, Programme Coordinator, Kemisola Adeyemi, urged the government to establish more old people’s homes for senior citizens in all the 774 local councils in Nigeria to cater to their needs.

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