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Sunday, 25 February 2024 13:02

My self-exile ends with Igboho’s return to Nigeria – Akintoye

The Leader and Founder of the Yoruba group, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Emeritus Professor Banjo Akintoye who has been in self-exile since the incarceration of the Yoruba Nation agitator in Benin Republic, Chief Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho , has declared his intention to return to Nigeria following the arrival of Igboho to the country last Friday.

The historian stated this on Saturday at the funeral ceremony of the late Mrs S.A. Adeyemo, mother of Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Akintoye said he was highly fulfilled as a Yoruba, to witness the victory of Igboho , and his eventual return to Nigeria, after a long battle with the authorities.

Akintoye spoke through his spokesperson, Chief Gani Alagbala from the United States of America did not mince words to reaffirm that the Nation would soon be realised.


The burial reception held at Sablak Event Centre , Sanyo, Ibadan has in attendance prominent Yoruba personalities, and traditional rulers including the Ajero of Ijero Ekiti, Oba Joseph Adewole; the Olojora of Ijora , Oba Ogundana; and the Olodogbo of Odogbo-Ijesha,  Oba Tunde Oginni amongst others.

While reaffirming the resolve to actualise Yoruba Nation in no distant time, the freedom fighter insisted that Tinubu is not responsible for the hardship in the country.



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