Among the prominent conflicts in Nigeria are: Ife-Modakeke Crisis in Osun State; Yoruba-Hausa Clashes in Shagamu, Ogun State;. This article describes how the Ife and Modakeke conflict- two prominent tribes in Yoruba land- started; and how it was eventually resolved. Fresh facts have emerged on why the people of Modakeke and Ife are planning another round of war against each other. It was gathered that.

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Retrieved 21 April And that is why there seems to be a conspiracy on the part of successive governments to push the crisis on until another government comes in that will definitely inherit the problem. Including a pixel packed 5. These conflicts have provided a pattern that makes scholars to attribute their causes to greed, power and wealth distribution.

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Their phones are usually Long before the Ife and Modakeke conflict came into existence, the yorubas have been fighting each other for land and dominance. Baderinwa might be playing safe by not being categorical on the possible position of his boss on the matter, but definitely the community has raised the stake in the search for peace in the area. Leader of a group by the name Coalition of Modakeke Youths, Wole Animasaun, said that 20 months after the panel was set up and submitted its report, the government has not implemented the provision that said a local government area office be opened in the town.

Samuel Johnson who described in details the events that occurred in his book, History of the Yoruba: Johnson which caused a flood of refugees down south, leading one of the displaced Oyo group of people to settle down in the area known today as Modakeke.


While this might be outside political contention but the fact is that it has become a ready tool of political maneuvering. Oyo empire; one of the strongest and highly fortified empires fell and never returned to its glory days. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It has its own traditional system with a modakek ruler and hierarchy of chiefs.

Even with its legendary ruthlessness, the regime of the mldakeke Abacha knew that it was perhaps biting more than it could chew and it quickly beat a retreat.

The Ife And Modakeke Conflict And How It Was Resolved – InfoGuide Nigeria

The latest effort to end the long conflict over land rights involved Nigerian former president, Olusegun Obasango who announced a government-brokered ceasefire in March and the establishment of a member peace committee. The History of Nigeria. While the Ife-Modakeke crisis remains the oldest of these conflicts, there is a need to develop an adaptive conflict resolution model that moadkeke arrest the situation before escalation.

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Oduduwa took the three items of creation from Obatala, climbed down from the heavens on a chain and threw a handful of earth mocakeke the primordial ocean, and then put a cockerel on it so that it would scatter the earth, thus creating the land on which Ile-Ife would be built.

The monarchs of the two warring communities: It took some time before some semblance of normalcy could be restored but some of those areas are yet to be re-occupied up till today by residents.


As Yorubas, their ancestry is traced to Oduduwa the progenitor of Yoruba race. The Innjoo Halo is a budget smartphone. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have cirsis legal right to edit or correct.

Prior to the arrival of the Oyos, Ijesha land extended to the present location of the Palace of the Ooni of Ife. Hear the new ‘chairman’, Awopetu: Populated places in Osun State Towns in Yorubaland. The first casualty was the council itself. The loss of lives and destruction of properties that have resulted from these clashes sadden us all.

The reigning Ooni of Ife, Oba Akinmoyero was said to have received them well.

Nigeria: Ife, Modakeke Crisis: the Modakekes Raise the Stakes

In addition to the above, field work were carried out in the two communities so as to get first such hand information as regards the perceptions of the indigenes concerning the crisis. Therefore technically, the two communities are holding the short end of the stick as part of politics of the state is concerned.

Some of them migrated to Ile-Ife in to start a new life. The signatories knew it was impracticable to achieve this, since the people of Modakekes had lived in Ife for a long time and it has practically become their home. They have to do with age-long animosity which has been politically watered to satisfy selfish ends.