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REMINISCENCES: FOLLOWING IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS; THE UNCOMMON ROYAL FATHER

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TERRIFIC HEADLINES will commence this account with the examination of the relevance of some Yoruba idioms in modern times. Because idioms might be confusing to those several people that are unacquainted with them; this piece will first examine the metaphoric angle. Yoruba would say: ‘’Two people cannot go to the law court to contest some suits and come back to be friends’’ Well, one may submit without any fear of equivocation that the good nature of one of the personalities, and the willingness of the other party to reconcile have somehow invalidated the idiom. Why? I know two prominent indigenes of Osun State who were in court for almost four years to settle political scores and later became friends; after the court entered judgement in favour of one of them. The grace of God must have been at play for forgiveness to be recorded, because it is not an easy task. The second issue is the word: ‘’Kabiyesi’’ which literally translates into: ‘’Nobody could question the person so addressed’’ But modernization, democracy, and the rule of law have made everybody equal in the face of the law, and also accountable for their deeds.  The constitution defines public officers with immunity. It was famed Nelson Mandela who stated that: ‘’What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. ‘’It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.’’ Oba Olufemi Adewumi Ogunleye, the Towulade of Akinale falls into the class of achievers by dint of hard work, resilience, and ability to rise above situations. Oba Ogunleye is the traditional ruler of the rustic settlement near Ewekoro, Ogun State. Akinale-Owu is 23 kilometres south of Abeokuta on the Abeokuta-Lagos road. The amazing story is that Oba Ogunleye, graduated in 2017 with a Second Class Upper degree in Law from Crescent University, Abeokuta.  As an undergraduate of the University, the royal father conducted himself with decorum, and adjusted to the reality and demand of subjecting himself to the requirements and regulations of the institution at the age of over 70 years in spite of his being a royal father. EARLY LIFE The story of the life of Oba Ogunleye is one that should promote feelings of responsiveness in the younger generation, who should also be encouraged by the royal father’s terrestrial journey that has been full of…

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