Ise Ekiti, Nigeria and surroundings.
Story - Ise Ekiti Community
Ise Ekiti's origins and traditionsIse Ekiti in the state of Ekiti is the main seat of the municipality of Ise/Orun and lies approximately between the geographical Latitudes 07o25 and 7o30N with a total of 204,022 inhabitants (as of 2007)". It is bordered by Ado Ekiti and Gboyin LG Areas to the N, Emure Ekiti LG Area to the East, Owo LG Area to the S and Akure-North and Ikere Ekiti LG Areas to the W...
21Ize was one of the sixteen kings of Ekitiland. The city' s supremacy in Ekiti and even in Yorubaland gave the Arinjale the intrinsic right to bear the pearl coronet, which is still the emblem of the city' s sovereignty and a true indication of the importance of a true Yorubalanduler.
Twenty-two Verbal Stories, no matter what the sources, that the originators of Ise Ekiti came from Okeluse, a city in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. How do they get to Okeluse when the Ise emigrated from Ile - Ife according to one of their own tradition?
A certain Olofin, a descendent of Oduduwa from Ile-Ife, is thought to have had three young men and that the Arinjale of Ise Ekiti was the youngest, while his brethren were the Oba of Benin and the Awujale of Ijebu Ode. 23 Awujale is said to have escorted Awujale to Ijebu Ode, while the Oba left Benin in a different way.
A municipal controversy developed over the Awujale' s name, which eventually resulted in Arinjale leaving Ijebu Ode. Arinjale Ijebu Ode abandoned Ijebu Ode with many supporters and moved to a place named Olokuta near Akure, where they faced significant problems due to some catastrophes such as thunderstorms.
Twenty-five Another interpretation of their verbal transmission unites the nation of lse with the kings of the kingdom of Benin. The Oba of Benin is said to have two children, Osunleke and Gbaderin, who were brought up on the same date by different mother. Dissatisfied with his brother's enthroning as Oba of Benin, Gbaderin abandoned the city as always with some followers, especially fighters like himself, and when he came to Okeluse, he moved to the suburbs at the request of Oba of Okeluse.
The message of his visit to Okeluse arrived at his brothers Osunleke, the Oba of Benin, who sent envoys to tell the Oba to expel his brothers and followers, as Okeluse was a creek of Benin. Twenty-seven Gbaderin thought that it made no sense to cause the human being of Okeluse immeasurable misery, so that he and most of his followers went to a place he had once found during a hunt known as Use; a term that was falsified over the years or yorubanized in Ise.
So it is certain that the emure have emigrated from the Ile Ife to their current whereabouts. With regard to Ise Ekiti, the first claimed Ile-Ife, while the second claimed that the founders of Ise Ekiti were one of the children of the Oba of Benin, who after the story was a empire established by a fairy princ.
We can therefore presume that the Ise's right to Ile - Ife is justified. Ise-Ekiti' s inhabitants were amazed on Wednesday, November 30, 1898, when a "magic lantern" was exhibited in the city. In the Ekiti state of today, the village inhabitants could not believe their vision when they saw the magical beacon.
A number of Christian followers who had their guardianship in Lagos took the lamp to the city. He wrote in Bishop Philips' journal that they could realize the amount of two pound and 16 schillings by exhibiting the Laterna Magica this year. Originally, what they called a magical streetlamp was a film viewer that had never been seen in the city at that time.
But it was noted in the journal that the funds used by those who saw the Laterna Magica were used to buy a hermitage bells. Istse-Ekiti has a long tradition. It is a country of civilization, formation and Christianity. St. Mark's Anglican churches recently witnessed the city' s 120th anniversary of Christianity and its wealth of historical and artistic development, the rise of Christianity and progress in upbringing.
This was the date when the city came to life and recognized its famous progeny and daughter (those who had died), their offspring, their descendants and some others, among them officials, who were the city' s forerunners of the city. It also showed why Ise-Ekiti and some Ekiti cities are reserves of information produced by teachers and educators in the state.
By chance Oba Aweloye, the great-grandfather of today's royalty, Oba David Adetunji Ajayi Aweloye II, was on the crown in 1896 when the magical lamp was taken to the city for observation. Aweloye II reminded of the founding of St. Mark's Primary School, Ise-Ekiti, in the first ten years of the twentieth century as a "turning point in the evolution of education and civilization in the community".
"In 1958, he mentions how the devotion between Ise-Ekiti and Emure-Ekiti peaked in the foundation of a high school. Oba also referred to the relation to the three great coroneters in Ekiti, the Eternal of Ado-Ekiti, the Ajero of Ijero-Ekiti and the Arinjale of Ise-Ekiti. They were the three cities that were given the Christian flare in those early years.
Oba compared Ise-Ekiti with Israel, which was selected as "God's special treasure". "Among those who received the award in the city were the first postmaster, Pa John Ogunleye, and the first college student in 1951, and Babalola Olokesusi, a member of parliament, who encourages families to enrol their kids in high school.
Ise-Ekiti, A Cradle of Honour, by Prof. L.B. Kolawole in 2003, as the man who transformed the education environment of Ise-Ekiti by encouraging the children of the city to enrol in his classes - Academy Secondary School, Sapele, and Holy Trinity School, Sabongida Ora, where he was director at different time.
The guys in the city were known as "Olokesusi-Boys". It is interesting to note that at the recent meeting, the city remembered that its young people were the ones who over the years evolved from the city as teachers, technologists, administrators and great performers. A celebration to commemorate 120 years of Christianity in the city, the jubilee became a big celebration, especially for indigenous people and to commemorate old time.
Dr. S.A. Abe, Archbishop of Ondo and Bishop of Ekiti (Anglican Communion), was pleased that the effects of Christianity have been spreading to other areas such as the city, such as formation, healthcare and welfare. Jubilee Committee Secretary General Joseph Olatunji Falana said it took a year to schedule the celebration, which affected all aspects of Ise Ekiti people.
Significant guest speakers at the ceremony were the Ekiti and Ondo Governments Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Chief Afe Babalola, Niyi Akintola, Wole Olanipekun and Benedict Ajayi. Twenty four persons received posthumously honours, among them Reverend Charles Jemiriye, who was the leader at the foundation of the Congregation.