2019: Ogun Speaker wants more women mobilisation

SPEAKER Suraj Adekambi of the Ogun State House of Assembly, has appealed to leaders in the country to mobilise women for more participation in governance politics in the interest of national development.

20 years' special remembrance prayer ceremony for Ajibade Olorun Adaba shakes Oyo

DIGNITARIES from all walks of life witnessed a special prayer ceremony marking the 20th remembrance of the late Alhaji Abdulkareem Ajibade Olorun Adaba Atobatele in Oyo town.


One of the reasons why those who committed suicide chose the homicide option is the wrong thought that they were ALONE in their afflictions. Those who share similar thoughts are already adding weight to their problems. And Christians who share the unbelieving opinion are not only being fearful but guilty of accusing God of child neglect (Heb 13:5, Mat 28:20).

Touch lives of others positively, Christians urged

A cleric, Superior Evangelist Olabode Olaleye of Celestial Church of Christ, has appealed to all the well-to-do Nigerians, Christians in particular to live a life pleasing unto God by using any available opportunity to touch the lives of others and impact positively on the society.

Nigeria on path of greatness —Cleric

A Christian leader, Prophet Emmanuel Tossu, has urged Christians and Nigerians in general not to lose hope or be discouraged in difficult moments like our experience towards the end of 2017, assuring that things would be better soon.

His Glory ordains four, marks anniversary

HIS Glory Evangelistic and Prophetic Ministry, a.k.a Majemu Atunse, Madibo Street, Aba Ida, off Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, New Felele, Ibadan, has ordained four of its members during the celebration service marking the church's seventh anniversary recently.  Those ordained were Bro Olusola Oladejo as Evangelist, Bro. Abiodun Abolaji as church patron, Mrs Abolade Latifat as children's matron and Mrs Taiwo Akinyemi as a deaconess.

Iganna land originated from Sabe —Ogunjimi •Commends Sabiganna's vision, development efforts •Says we regard Alaafin as our father, mentor

Iganna Day 2017 happened to be about the best successful one in the last few years.  On account of this, a crew of Heritage Echo newspaper decided to find out what exactly made the celebration thick from the Iganna Community Development Council chairman, Elder Gabriel Olaniyi Ogunjimi. For details come along with us.

I can never dump Gani Adams —Father Lanky •Commends Alaafin over choice •Reminds Ajimobi on promise on Atiba FM

Chief Ayoade Adewuyi, popularly called 'Father Lanky', is a community leader in Oyo and renowned politician, right from the days of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo as well as the late Chief Bola Ige.  Papa is also a right hand man of Iku Baba Yeye, the Alaafin of Oyo. In this interview with Heritage Echo crew in his residence in Oyo, he talked about his close relationship with Chief Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land designate. Enjoin the chat.

You can't instal Baale on Olugbon's land, monarch tells Soun

CHIEF Nathaniel Oyebanji Ajibola, the Baale of Gambari in Surulere North LCDA, Orilegbon in Oyo State, has frowned at the step taken by HRH, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, Soun of Ogbomoso for installing a Hausa man as Baale in Gambari which is outside the Soun's domain.

Kwara pledges to promote Awon Mass Wedding Festival to attain UNESCO standard •A celebration of Womanhood •30 maidens joined together same day

KWARA State government has promised to continue to promote Awon Mass Wedding Cultural Festival  until it attains the UNESCO standard.
This assurance was contained in the address presented by the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Alhaja Iyabo Jolaade Adewuyi at the occasion of Shao Awon Mass Wedding Cultural Festival 2017 held recently in Shao, in Moro Local Government Area of the state.

Widow commits suicide over death of last child

A mid-aged woman who lost her husband some few months ago, has taken her own life by allegedly taken poison in Osogbo.

Forgive our traditional rulers, Jebba, Shao indigenes plead with Kwara Governor •Want the Obas to be recognized with pay

THE entire indigenes of both Jebba land and Shao land in Kwara State have passionately pleaded with the state governor Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed  to kindly restore the positions of their traditional rulers, HRH Oba Abdulkadir Adebara of Jebba land and Oba (Dr.) Bamidele Adegbite to be recognized and their positions restored with pay.

Mrs. Esther Ayanbanke Odesina dies at 68

A committed and faithful Christian leader in Igbeti, in Olorunsogo Local Government of Oyo State, has passed on.  Aged 68, Mrs. Odesina (Nee Ayanrinde) slept in the Lord on December 23, 2017 during an illness.  She has since been buried in Igbeti after a funeral service at UMCA Bethlehem in the town.

Special 8th-day fidau prayer for Madam Halimotu Sadia Abdul-Azeez

RECENTLY, a special eighth-day Fidau prayer ceremony was held for the repose of the soul of he late Madam Halimotul-Sadia Awero Oyemonla Abdul-Azeez.  The ceremony was held at Alliance Hotel, New Akeetan, Oyo.

Change job-seekers' mentality, NYSC DG tells corps members

BRIGADIER-General Suleiman Kazaure, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Director-General, has tasked corps members to adopt an entrepreneurship mentality rather than that of job-seekers to attain financial independence.

Iku Baba Yeye appeals to striking workers not to occupy Oyo govt secretariat

RECENTLY, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, pleaded to workers of the six state-owned tertiary institutions in Oyo State to suspend their plan to occupy the Oyo State government secretariat over their unpaid salaries.  Oba Adeyemi made the appeal when the workers visited him in his palace to solicit for his intervention.

FG orders repair of Oyo-Ogbomoso, 43 other roads

SEVERAL roads including Oyo-Ogbomosho road now under construction with 43 others would soon witness a drastic transformation going by the promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 1, 2017.

We'll give Onisanbo befitting burial, indigenes pledge

THE indigenes of Ogbooro in Ifeloju LCDA, in Oyo State, have pledged to give their Oba who recently joined his forefathers a befitting burial in the town.

House wife beaten to death over Xmas food

AN ex-boxer has been on the run for beaten his wife to death for demanding money for Christmas food from her husband.