Friday, August 28, 2015
Nigeria’s multi-ethnic status makes her a dynamic nation. A country inhabited by people from various tribal lineages with certain peculiarities that makes her an interesting place to seek economic prosperity and have a thrilling hiatus from work.
From the north to the south, east and west, interesting tales are told about the Ijebus’, an extraction of the Yoruba ethnic group. Their stories, which grab the attention of Nigerians and foreigners alike are filled with anecdotes of unusual social practices.
The Ijebus’ are domiciled in Ogun state, South-west Nigeria. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 hotel booking portal looks at 4 enthralling things about this tribe that will prompt Nigerians to love and associate with them.
Sociable a.k.a party maniacs
These crop of people are sociable and they love to party. Barely any weekend passes by without seeing a woman in her colourful iro, buba and gele attending a jamboree with her husband adorned in a resplendent agbada and a cap to match. Across the western part of the country and beyond, Ijebus’ are the most emotional people you will find.
Ijebu Garri (Cassava grain)
Crispy and crunchy, the Ijebu garri is one of Nigeria’s popular staple foods. There is a general consensus among Nigerians that it is the best enjoyed if well prepared with cold water and peanuts. These people are not ashamed to enjoy this meal at any hour of the day, which is why they are dexterous in the production of garri.
When a lady informs her friends that her husband is from Ijebu, their first question will likely be ‘does he spend money’? The perception about Ijebus is that they are economical and frugal. This is a good thing until it transitions to stinginess. Many people do not understand how people who love partying be described as misers but this is a normal behaviour with Ijebus’ who are shrewd and fun loving people.
Since Ijebus love to party, it is only natural that they find a way to celebrate with as many festivals as they can. And the Ojude Oba festival is a wonderful opportunity for gyration. It is an avenue for sons and daughters from Ijebu-ode to meet and rejoice. Even though it is held in a particular district in Ijebu, people from other suburbs also make their presence felt at the festival.
The ISIS leader, Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested in Lebanon on his way to Nigeria lately, was coming on the invitation of a foreign company operating in the country, Daily Trust has gathered.
Sources in Nigeria’s security circles, who spoke to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity, said the visa was issued by a Foreign Service official (name withheld) in Beirut based on that invitation.
67 migrants are feared dead off Libya and the coastal town of Zuwara after more than 3,000 people attempted the crossing between Tuesday and Wednesday. The crew of the Swedish rescue vessel Poseidon discovered around 52 bodies in the hold of a wooden boat from which around 400 people were rescued some 30 miles north of Libya.
A 42-year-old man, Solomon Odo, who allegedly raped his co-tenant’s 9 year-old child, was on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
A resident of 62, Alhaji Abasi St., Ogudu, Lagos, Odo is facing a two-count charge of child defilement and rape.
Prosecutor Simeon Imhonwa said the accused committed the offences on Aug. 9 at 7.00 p.m. at his residence.