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Oluwo Of Iwoland Installs Self As Emir Of Yorubaland

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Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, Telu I stoked the fire of controversy yesterday by adopting the title of an Emir.

The Oluwa of Iwoland officially installed himself the Emir of Yorubaland.

Speaking at the installation and the turbaning ceremony of the first Waziri of Yorubaland, Fadhilaru Sheikh Yahquub Abdul-Baaqi Mohammed, the Oluwo, who adorned an Islamic regalia, said whoever calls him an Emir of Yoruba was in order.

The monarch said Iwo is using the title of Waziri to announce to the world it is truly a citadel of Islamic knowledge.

According to him, Iwo has a distinctive traditional history among the Yoruba race, adding that “these peculiarities have made Iwo to be at the forefront in Yoruba land.”

He condemned those enagaing in cult activities, saying that any traditional submitting his authorities to any cult does not know his worth.

He charged the leaders of the cult groups to expel kings and clerics from their midst because they don’t deserve to be called representatives of God.

The monarch said: “The blood of Oduduwa is running in my veins. I am the Emir of the Yorubaland.

“So far the Alaafin of Oyo has power to install Are Ona Kankafo and Iyalode of Yoruba land. I also have the power to install the Waziri of Yorubaland in accordance with the history which proves that the first monarch in Yorubaland to accept and establish Islam is Oluwo Muhammadu Lamuye.

“Iwo Ilu Aafa is not just a saying. There is a deep history connected to it.

“The first monarch in the entire Yoruba land that accepted and established Islam among the people was the Oluwo Mohammadu Lamuye. The first mosque in Iwo was built in 1655 and that is the first indigenous mosque in Yorubaland.”

Continuing, he said: “Today is historic because I want to give Islam a very good structure in Yoruba land.

“I want to use this title to announce to the world that truly Iwo is the citadel of Islamic knowledge. Iwo has a unique and distinctive traditional history among the entire Yoruba race.

“When I came on the throne, I met a lot of problems of disunity among the Yoruba monarchs but in the North you can’t see the Emirs fighting one another.

“The Waziri didn’t come from the Hausas nor the Fulanis but from the Islamic structure.

“So, anybody that wants to criticise me doesn’t know the history. My action is not just taken from the surface at all but from the history.

“We all believe that Oduduwa is the father of Yoruba. He came from Mecca and he did not come with any form of god. How will anybody believe the report that Oduduwa came from the sky through chains? Even Jesus Christ the son of God according to the Christian faith, was born by a woman.

[By The Nation]



  1. IK

    April 1, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    Dis drug addict has never made any sense since he took over power

    • Amanda

      April 1, 2018 at 6:20 PM

      show some respect for power.

      Muslims own the WORLD :)hahahaha :)

      Don’t forget Quran says, “My elects, My Ummah (muslim community) shall inherit the earth”.

      Therefore, i support this Emir of Yorubaland :)

  2. Froshie

    April 1, 2018 at 8:30 AM


  3. Ken

    April 1, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    He is no more to be called “EMPEROR” and “EMPERESS” with his Jamaican woman, it is now “EMIR” and “WAZIRI” of Yoruba Land again? saying this man is a confused human being is an understatement. I bi like say all those things he chased out from the palace don dey take ten (10) mouth koboko (cane) flog am. This is what Yoruba call sisesise

  4. fifelomo

    April 1, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Attention seeker.

  5. mulikat

    April 1, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    shame on the people of Iwo,who put this gay drug addict to be Oba ,as first place.

  6. DB

    April 1, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    This guy needs his head checked ASAP

  7. Dr T

    April 2, 2018 at 2:10 AM

    Maybe this kink need to learn more about the city history and the title. Emir means emigrate to aqiure the land. find the true meaning of urs and educate ur self to know the value.

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