Ibadan Prime Youths Forum (IPYF) which is the Youth Wing of the apex socio-cultural group for all Indigenes of Ibadanland both home and abroad (CCII) has called on all political parties to maintain peaceful environment as they commence their primary elections this week.
The IPYF National Coordinator, Dr Oluwatunmise Adeagbo in a press statement advised political parties to present quality candidates for the citizens of the country.
He said ” It is a known fact that every decision made by the political parties will have both direct and indirect effect on the citizens. It is on this note that we implore political parties to present credible Candidates that will positively contribute to the development of the state in a selfless way with the masses’ interest as their priority.
He continued that All aspirants across the political parties are encouraged to display the spirit of sportsmanship and avoid any action that may disrupt the peace of the land or daily activities of the masses in the state.
“We pray the best candidate emerge across board for the betterment of our dear state and country”
The Youth Wing of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Ibadan Prime Youth Forum (IPYF) has sent their felicitation message to a distinguished and successful two-time President – General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Chief Mustapha Adebayo Oyero.
According to the National Coordinator of the Forum, Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo who described Chief Bayo Oyero as a gift not only to Ibadanland but to humanity as a whole, citing the various levels which he has served Nigeria beyond Ibadan land.
“On behalf of all Ibadan youths (sons and daughters) we celebrate our father, a distinguished scholar of note, and community developer, whose impact in the development of Ibadan remains infallible. We recognize and appreciate his efforts. He has written his name on the good side of history and made indelible contribution to the growth of Nigeria in different capacities where he served. Ibadan Youths are proud of him, as he is one of those eminent personalities we look up to and emulate”
Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo further prayed for longevity of life for Chief Mustapha Adebayo Oyero, and wished him many more years on earth.
“We pray to God Almighty to grant him more years in sound health”
The 2022 Ibadan Cultural Festival Central Committee Chairman, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola has sent his appreciation to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Individuals and Corporate Organizations who contributed in one way or the other to the recently concluded Ibadan 2022 Cultural Festival.
In his appreciation message, he also acknowledged the support and role of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Moshood Olalekan Balogun and the President-General of CCII, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga.
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust
Yes, you made us happy and you made our souls blossom.
“That this year Ibadan Cultural Festival has come and ended in glory is enough reason to show gratitude to everyone who has participated and, or contributed to the success story. You are all the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”
“To His Excellency, the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde FNSE whose physical presence at two different events during the weeklong activities has become history making in any Ibadan Cultural Festival anniversary ever experienced. Thank you Sir”
“To our Kabiyesi, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Senator, Dr. Mahood Olalekan Ishola Balogun, Alli Okunmade II , his Oloris and the Olubadan -in – Council. The Iyalode in Council, and all the Senior Chiefs, we thank you all”
“To Her Excellency, wife of the former Governor, Chief Mrs Olayinka Mutiat Ladoja, Grand Ambassador of Ibadan Culture and Special Guest of Honour of the events whose singular efforts contributed immensely to the success story of this year’s celebration, I will forever remain grateful and on behalf of us all, I say Thank you Ma”
“To all our worthy and deserving Awardees from Fellowship through Business Luncheon to the Merit awards at the Grand Finale, we congratulate you for being considered to be so celebrated and honored by Ibadanland. Congratulations to you all”
“To all affiliate clubs and associations home and abroad, we congratulate you all for taking ownership of the whole event as the hosting authority. Congratulations and thank you all”
“To our individual sponsors as well as corporate partners, we remain indebted to you and pray that our relationship will blossom into permanent investment that will be beneficial to both sides”
“To all the members of this year Planning Committee whose labour, dedication, commitment and financial support can only be imagined, I owe you a lot and pray that God almighty will compensate you beyond any human expectations”
“To the Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga CCII EXCO led administration for believing in our capacity and strength, we appreciate and congratulate you on this achievement”
“To our partners in the media and other allied interest groups, we thank you all”
“For all that you have committed to the success of this year Ibadan Cultural Festival celebration, please accept our gratitude and we pray for God abundance mercy on us and on Ibadanland”
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Balogun Gaphar Ojetola Chairman Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022
The 2022 Ibadan Cultural Festival will come to an tomorrow, 19th of March 2022 with a Grand Finale Ceremony at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Liberty Road, Oke l-Ado Ibadan understand the leadership of President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga.
This year festival started with a Church Service on the 13th of March 2022 which was well attended by sons and daughters of Ibadan land, including the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde.
According to the Chairman, Central Planing Committee of Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022 Balogun Gaphar Ojetola the Cultural Festival will come to an end tomorrow after series of activities which includes Oreke Beauty Pageant, Quiz & Essay Competition, Talent Hunt, Amala Day, Visit to Olubadan Palace, Football Competition, Ibadan Youth Day, Fellowship Award, Business Luncheon, etc.
The Grand Finale is expected to have in attendance, His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State as the Special Guest and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Senator Mohood Olalekan Balogun Alli Okumade II as the Royal Father of the day.
Other dignitaries expected at the event includes Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Captain of Industries, High Chiefs of Ibadan land, successful and resourceful sons and daughters of Ibadan land.
The event will also feature presentation of Special Award to all living and death President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes and other important personalities who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ibadan land.
As part of the activities of this year Ibadan Cultural Festival, the President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes led Ibadan sons and daughters to pay a visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Senator Mohood Olalekan Balogun, Alliwo Okumade II
Speaking at the Palace, the Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga, assured Kabiesi and Ibadan residents that the new Palace of the Olubadan will be completed before December.
Speaking further, “the project that would involve everybody,” adding, “with our population in Ibadan said to be four million according to the last population census, if just one million people out of the four million is captured as eligible to a thousand naira each, a billion Naira would be raised and that would do something.”
“With the way things turned out and the kind of weather experienced on the day of coronation with a harmless heavy night shower that rounded off the day, we can say with confidence that the morning had already shown how the night would be as the good time to expect under the reign of the new Olubada,” Adeaga said
Also, the finals of the Football Competition organized in celebration of Ibadan Cultural Festival took place yesterday at Ilaji Hotel & Resorts.
Ibadan South East Local Government came first in the male under 15 male Football Competition beating Ibadan North LG to 1 goals to nothing while Methodist Gram schl Elekuro came first in the S l Amole /CCII female football cup championship among all the secondary Schools in lbadan land, beating Liberty academy Orita challenge to 2 goals to nothing.
The Ibadan Cultural Festival held three in one event today, 14 of March 2022 being the second day of the 2022 Cultural Festival Celebration.
The program featured Talent Hunt Presentation, Presentation of Awards to Winners of Quiz and Essay Competition and Amala Day.
While delivering his Speech, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola rejoiced with the President- General who’s the Chief Host, Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga that he’s a lucky person whose tenure Ibadan crowned a new Olubadan of Ibadan land.
Balogun Gaphar Ojetola also appreciated both members of the Central Planing Committee and Sub-Committees for their support and cooperation so far and prayed that God will continue to Strengthen them. He equally appreciates the presence of everyone.
Under different categories the following persons emerged winners and we’re given Cash prizes and other items.
Chanting: 1.Ajisafe Omotolani
Muiz Abdulsalam ( Special Child)
Ibrahim Tiamiyu (Cyclist).
On the Inter Secondary School Quiz Competition the following Students emerged winners; Abdul-Qoyum Olajide, Muslim Grammar School, Odinjo came 1st; Timileyin Akinloye, Community High School came 2nd; while Mariam Adekola, Our lady of Apostle, Odo Ona came 3rd.
The Chairman of 2022 Education Sub-Committee, Professor Remi Raji Oyelade on behalf of the Chairman 2022 Central Planing Committee, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola and the Chief Host, The President-General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes presented Awards to the Winners.
Kazeem Olubunmi Isolagbenla Foundation also presented certificates of excellence to the winners with a total cash prizes.
On the International Essay Competition for Higher Institutions, Bukunmi Agboola from Obafemi Awolowo University & Nabeelah Mobilaji Ajani from University of Ilorin both emerged as 2nd runner up, award of excellence was presented to them by Mogaji Akere.
Morufat Tijani emerged 1st runner up with Abdulroshid Sadiq emerged over all winner both from the University of Ibadan, award of excellence was presented to them by Oloye Lekan Alabi.
The event also featured presentation of Awards to the neatest Markets who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Market Competition. Ajia came third position, Sango came second while Aleshiloye came first
The final segment of the second day program was Amala Day which was well attended by Dignitaries and Royal Personalities in Ibadan.
As part of the Ibadan Cultural Festival 2022, popular Comedians including Bukunmi Ilori (Kie Kie) and Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni) have confirmed their availability for the annual All Ibadan Youth Day.
According to the National Coordinator of Ibadan Prime Youth Forum, Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo confirmed to our correspondent that the celebrities showed their interest on Monday through email, to attend the event which has been scheduled to hold on March 16, 2022, by 10 am at Bode Amao Hall, Oke Aremo Ibadan House.
Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo further stated that Celebraties in the entertainment Industry both Indigenes and non Indigenes who are our own have indicated interested to be part of this year Ibadan 2022 Youth Day”
Speaking further, the Director of Programme of Ibadan Prime Youth Forum, who’s the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Moshood Adekunle confirmed that Mr Macaroni among other celebrities who are of Ibadan origin will grace the event, including giving a short performance.
The event, tagged “Historical Exposition: Youths Involvement in the development of Ibadanland” will also feature free medical Outreach, free shopping for all attendees, and lots more.
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Akin Alao of the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, while Chief (Mrs) Moji Ladipo is the Guest speaker, Akogun Sarafadeen Alli, Chairman; and Princess Oluwayemisi Adeaga as Chairperson of the day.
Other celebrities to grace the event include Officer Woos and Oluwa Dollars.
The Former First Lady of Oyo State, and wife of the Current Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland Chief Mrs Mutiat Ladoja on Tuesday was decorated as the Grant Ambassador of Ibadan Cultural.
According to the Chairman of Ibadan Cultural Festival Central Committee 2022 Chairman, Balogun Gaphar Ojetola, the award was part of activities marking the yearly Ibadan Cultural Festival organised by the Central Council of Ibadanland Indigiens (CCII).
Speaking at the event, the CCII President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga noted that the award was to appreciate the former First Lady for her contributions toward upholding Ibadan culture and tradition.
He added that CCII, which consists of over 300 clubs deem it fit to bestowed the award on Ladoja for tourching lives of the poor and less privileges in Oyo State particularly Ibadanland.
He said Ladoja’s pedigree and anticedent qualified her for the award, which was the first thing that has ever happened in the history of Ibadanland.
“Before we could have single out someone for an award, he/she must have been someone that transverses in Ibadan culture and heritage, which shows her as true Ibadan daughter, she always promoted our culture.”
In her remark, the former first lady expressed her gratitude to CCII for counting her worthy for the award, promising to continue to uphold Ibadan tradition in high extreme.
Other Personality Presents Includes; Elder Brother of Governor Seyi Makinde, Barr. Muyiwa Makinde, the Iyaloja of Ibadanland, Chief Mrs Iswat Ameringun, Ekeefa Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Lekan Alabi, Local Government Chairmen, Representatives of Ibadan Prime Youths Forum, and Government Appointees Among Others.
The President General of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga on Monday, 20th of December, 2021 commended the leadership and all the members of the Ibadan Prime Youth Forum for being a pride to CCII and for fulfilling the purpose to which the forum was established.
Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga gave this remark during the reception ceremony organized by the 2022 Ibadan Cultural Festival Week Committee to celebrate Alhaji Abiola Alli as he resumes Office as the New President of Omo Ajorosun Club Ibadan.
The event which held at Ibadan House, Oke-Aremo had in attendance a former President of Omo Ajorosun Club, who’s also the Ekefa Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Chief Sarafadeen Alli as the Chairman of the occasion.
The Ekefa Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Chief Sarafadeen Alli while giving his remark, also recognized the activities of Ibadan Prime Youth Forum in the last few weeks and affirmed his readiness to be associated with the Forum. In his words, he reiterated that with the activities of the Forum which he has heard and seen, the future of CCII and Ibadan land is very bright.
In his reaction, the National Coordinator of the Ibadan Prime Youths Forum (IPYF also known as the CCII Youth wing), Dr Oluwatunmise Adeagbo expressed his joy and gratitude to God for bringing the youths of Ibadan together for quality development at this time.
He said ‘I was moved to tears when the the CCII President General and Chief Sarafadeen Alli, the Ekefa Balogun of Ibadanland recognized our effort at IPYF aimed at contributing our own quota to the development of Ibadan land, during their speeches today, I thank God for this. Also, I appreciate all the executives and members of the Ibadan Prime Youth Forum for working as a team to achieve this laudable feat.’
Dr ‘Tunmise Adeagbo advised IPYF members to continue to work as a team. He encouraged that they must always come to term after any form of disagreement. Also, he promised the CCII Leadership and Ibadanland of continued effort towards making Ibadan a better place.
Dignitaries present at the occasion were Mr Adeola Oloko representing the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Akanmu Aje Ogungunnuso I, all the CCII Executives members, Iyaloja of Ibadanland Chief Mrs Iswat Ameringun, Notable Mogajis from Maye compound, Ibikunle compound, ‘Iba Oluyole compound.
Other dignitaries include the chairman of Ibadan 2022 cultural week festival Balogun Gafar Ojetola, The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University of Ibadan Mr Olatunji Oladejo, Member and new executive of Omo Ajorosun Club, CCII and IPYF members.
The Ibadan Prime Youth Forum (IPYF) through the leadership of the Forum eulogizes the highest socio-cultural indigenous body in Ibadan land both home and abroad on the support given to the Forum at the recently concluded 1st edition of Ibadan Youth Summit.
The Forum through its National Coordinator, Dr. Oluwatunmise Adeagbo appreciates the Council for not only given life to the Forum but for standing by it and ensuring that the Forum grows. He also re-assured them that the youth wing will continue to make CCII and Ibadan proud while contributing their quota to the development and advancement of Ibadan youths.
“We want to use this medium to appreciate Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes currently headed by our Father, Prince Oluyemisi Adetayo Adeaga, ever since the birth of this Forum, and the inception of this current leadership of CCII, we have enjoyed privileges that are immeasurable in the course of activities as Ibadan Youth form the leadership of Prince Oluyemisi Adeaga and this was evident in the success recorded at the 1st Ibadan Youth Summit, we recognized this and we are not taking them for granted”
“We also want to use this medium to re-assure our Fathers and Mothers that the Forum will continue to represent them and Ibadan well, as we have considered ourselves as Ambassadors of Ibadan land and we have responsibility to Protect the image of the city”
“The First edition of the Ibadan Youth Summit is just one out of many innovations of the Forum, once again, we are grateful for the support and we will continue to contribute our quota to the development and advancement of Ibadan youth”