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“Members drew on emotional resources including cultural affiliations, friendship and family visits, to strengthen ethnic bonds. “It was the creative ingenuity of diaspora members to establish communal and ethnic associations rooted in their own culture”. These were the words of HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun, Oshiloye Ojoye 1, Akile of Okun-Ade, Yoruba African Kingdom in Dallas,Texas.

In an exclusive interview with a main stream online media, the Akile of Dallas who recently returned back to his kingdom in the United States of America after attending the annual retreat of the Council of Oba Yoruba in Diaspora (COD) which was held in Nigeria, stated that pursuing the welfare of the Yorubas in Diaspora has necessitated the need to hold this annual summit inorder to cross- fertilize ideas with stakeholders at homeland.

“Very often, diaspora communities construct identities that distinguished them from their host communities and these identities could be expressed in terms of settlement patterns, social, religious, political and economic institutions and this fits into the adventures of the Yoruba Nation worldwide” Akile said.

The concept of diaspora is used to describe a community, which has a history of migration, possess distinctive cultural practices that distinguished it from the host community and maintain cultural ties with the homeland.

When asked why the need for Obas in diaspora, the highly respected royal father said ” The word diaspora is Greek, meaning scattering.The concept of diaspora is used to describe a community, which has a history of migration, possess distinctive cultural practices that distinguished it from the host community and maintain cultural ties with the homeland, hence, in a bid to deliberately preserve such cultural practices and traditions in foreign countries, the Obaship became an acceptable phenomenon amongst its people”.

“The term Yoruba in diaspora is used here to refer to all people of Yoruba descent who settle outside the shores of the Yoruba homeland but maintain socio-cultural linkages with the homeland or who continue to maintain Yoruba identity”, Akile said.

According to Oba Abimbola the Council of Oba Yoruba in Diaspora is a network that will serve as a mechanism of managing threats of insecurity, cultural survival and preservation of the Yoruba race in foreign lands.

Akile advise Yoruba Nation that inorder to foster unity in our community, we must stick close to the traditions we all claim to be a part of.

“No longer will our Diaspora based culture and customs hold up, if we continue
to stand for using European culture as a lens from which to view African culture. If Eledumare has declared it to be of one’s destiny to be given an exalted position, he/she must be deeply steeped in African culture” Oba Abimbola stressed.

Push News 24 International reports that the Council of Oba Yoruba in Diaspora, is an association of Yoruba traditional rulers who concerns themselves with the welfare of their members and patrons.

From time immemorial, we have Yorubas spreads across the globe dwelling happily with their accepted traditional leaders (Obas).

Aside homeland, We have Yorubas in Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana, Cote D, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Gambia, Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago etc.

With the onset of the Atlantic slave trade, Yoruba people from Nigeria and Benin were forcibly transported to America as slaves. Their religion expanded across many borders — to Trinidad, Cuba, Saint Lucia, Benin, Togo, Brazil, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, to name a few.

the Oriade of Georgia, United States, Oba Bernard Shola Akinrimisi; the traditional ruler of Yoruba in the Republic of Ireland, Oba Saheed Ibrahim Adufe, and the traditional ruler of Yoruba in Liberia, Oba Omobolaji Ogunkoya.

The 2024 annual summit of the Council of Obas-in-Council had in attendance several royal fathers to include Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun, Oshiloye Ojoye 1, Akile of Dallas, Oriade of Georgia, Oba Bernard Shola Akinrimisi; the traditional ruler of Yoruba in Liberia, Oba Omobolaji Ogunkoya, Oodua Gbadewolu I and the traditional ruler of Yoruba in the Republic of Ireland, Oba Saheed Ibrahim Adufe, the Omole of Miami, Florida, Oba Adeleke Adesina, Ori-Ade of Georgia, Oba Akinrimisi Bernard, Oba Germany, Oba Sulaiman Lawal, Oba Adeyinka Daso (Netherlands), Adedayo Yaya Gawa (Cote d’Voire), Oba Aderonmu Sadiq (France), Oba Moshood K.B. Abolade (Gambia), Oba Aderabarin Babajide (Mexico) amongst others.

HRM Alase Oba Adejuyigbe E.A.O Adefunmi, Oloyotunji of Oyotunji Village USA, Paramount Ruler of North American and the Diasporas was however absent.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 1st, 2024


The Akile of Iga Okunade in Dallas,Texas , HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun, had while celebrating the yuletide holidays and New Year has admonished Nigerians in Diaspora to emulate the life of Jesus Christ who is an embodiment of forgiveness and good conducts

In a statement by his palace spokesman, Oba Abimbola praised Nigerians for their resilience in facing and surmounting of the daunting challenges in the past year as they sojourn outside Nigeria.

“As good ambassadors, the end of the year 2023 and the beginning of a new one provides us all with an opportunity for reflection and introspection, as well as to plan,” he said in the statement. “But most importantly, it is a time to give thanks to the Almighty God for the gift and for his care and provision to all of us.”

The US based royal father, urged Nigerians to show optimism and be encouraged by the fact that Iga Okunade’s Oba-in-Council and other key stakeholders would not relent in sustaining the ongoing peaceful co-existence with their host country and would provide the needed support to Nigerians with the aim of improving the general well-being of our people.

“The year 2023 was no doubt challenging,” he said. “But I’m happy our people rose to the occasion and triumphed in their various fields of endeavor. The lessons of the past year will serve as a useful instrument that will guide us to fruition in the years ahead.”

Oba Akile thanked the Yoruba African Community and other distinguished persons who stood by him through thick and thin, promising that their interest, welfare, and well-being would remain his firm commitment, mission, and purpose throughout his reign as a custodian of the Yoruba Heritage.

He assured Nigerians in the United States that his reign would continue to support and implement policies, programmes, and projects that have a direct and positive impact on them.

The traditional ruler, however, urged the people to be vigilant against saboteurs who have continued to wreck the good image of Nigeria abroad.

He encouraged individuals and groups to cooperate and participate in all activities initiated by the Yoruba African Kingdom in Texas with the aim of preserving our culture, globalizing our heritage, and upholding our norms and traditional inclinations ”.

For the royal father, this is necessary to ensure that as we integrate and interact with our chosen environments, we do not lose our ancestral values.



PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: December 30th, 2023

TDCJ Launches Tuition Reimbursement Program to Enhance Employee Education Opportunities

On Friday, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) unanimously approved the launch of EmpowerEDU, a tuition reimbursement program aimed at supporting Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) employees in their pursuit of higher education.

Under the newly established program, eligible TDCJ employees will have the opportunity to be reimbursed for tuition expenses incurred while pursuing relevant courses at accredited institutions of higher education. This program is designed to aid employees in enhancing their job-related skills, work-related capabilities, and overall competency, thereby positioning them to excel in their current roles and adapt to evolving technological, legal, and procedural advancements.

“Our workforce is the backbone of this agency, and investing in their education and professional development is vital,” TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier said. “Through the EmpowerEDU Tuition Reimbursement Program, we aim to empower our employees to not only excel in their current roles, but also to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.”

To apply for the tuition reimbursement program, applicants must be a full-time TDCJ employee with at least three continuous years (36 months) of service, a satisfactory annual job performance evaluation and not be on disciplinary probation or be a return-to-work retiree. A review committee consisting of agency administrators will evaluate each application based on the eligibility, course relevance, and potential improvement in job-related skills.

“Our goal is to establish ourselves as the No. 1 employer in Texas. We believe in investing in our employees and providing opportunities for growth and development,” Collier said. “This program will not only help our staff advance their education, but also enhance their professional skills and knowledge, ultimately benefiting TDCJ and the communities we serve.”

Employees seeking reimbursement must submit their request within 20 days of receiving their final grades and successfully completing the course. Reimbursement is capped at $5,000 per fiscal year for tuition, books, and mandatory fees. Reimbursement spots are limited.



PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : November 17, 2023


Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS), 2023 All Progressives Congress (APC), House of Representatives Candidate, has congratulated Hon Sulaiman Wale Rauf, Amuwo Odofin Constituency ll, Lagos State on his victory at the court of appeal.

Push News 24 International reports that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos state, In a unanimous decision delivered by Hon.Justice A B. Idrees, today the 17th, day of November, 2023, dismissed the six (6) grounds of Appeal instituted by Hon David Olukoya Doherty. Their Lordship declared his appeal was predicated on nothing stating “No one can build something on nothing”.

Sanusi, in a congratulatory message on friday, said the judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal affirms that the rule of law is meant to protect the will of the people in a free and fair electioneering process.

He also urged the lawmaker to continue to work with other candidates for the development of Constituency ll, and Lagos at large.

“The Appeal Court decision stood for the vital proposition that the rule of law serves to protect the sovereign will of the people when expressed in free and honest elections,” Sanusi said.

“Congratulations to Hon Rauf, for the Court of Appeal judgment affirming his overwhelming victory in the general election in the state.

“By this judgement, the appellate court clearly shows that Hon Rauf is the candidate who the people of Amuwo Odofin Constituency ll chose to pilot their affairs for the next four years at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“The confidence the people repose in the Hon Rauf has been well earned and should be wholly respected.

“It is time to now place partisan politics on the shelf for the moment so that these former political contestants can join hands as much as possible for the good and development of Amuwo Odofin Constituency ll.

“Once again, I rejoice with Hon Rauf, our teeming APC members in Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency and, indeed, the good people of Oriade LCDA over this court victory.”

The Awori born Prince also used the occasion to thank his supporters and the PLS Campaign Organization for their contributions towards promoting the activities.

The State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Lagos has nullified the return of the Labour’s Party (LP) candidate, Deji Doherty as the House of Assembly member for Amuwo-Odofin Constituency II in Lagos State.



PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : October 2nd, 2023

Chicago State University told to turn over documents in Nigerian presidential election battle

A U.S. federal judge has ordered Chicago State University to turn over documents related to Nigerian President Bola Tinubu’s time at the school in the late 1970s.

CSU had found itself at the center of a political dispute between Tinubu and his rivals over the legitimacy of a CSU diploma Tinubu provided before the national election earlier this year.

Deadline set

Judge Nancy Maldonado of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago said the decision of a lower federal magistrate judge to release the documents was correct. She set a deadline of Monday, Oct. 2, to turn over the documents. Depositions with CSU officials must be done by Oct. 3.

Tinubu’s political rival, Atiku Abubakar, claims that documents showing that Tinubu graduated from Chicago State in 1979 are not authentic, and that is grounds to nullify Tinubu’s election victory.

The university says it can confirm the president graduated from CSU. However, it cannot authenticate the diploma because it is a ceremonial document, not part of a student’s official academic file. Abubakar finished second behind Tinubu in February’s vote and has challenged the result in Nigeria’s courts ever since. This legal skirmish in Chicago is part of that challenge.

CSU ready to comply

At the hearing last month, CSU attorney Michael Hayes said the university wants clarity and is ready to provide the requested documents once the legal issues are resolved. “We don’t have a dog in this fight,” said Hayes, adding that the university has amassed significant legal fees and unwarranted bad public relations because of the political fight in a foreign land.

Abubakar wants:

An example of a CSU diploma issued in 1979.

Tinubu’s diploma issued in 1979

Any example of a CSU diploma that “contains the same font, seal, signatures and wording” as Tinubu’s diploma issued in June 1979.

CSU documents certified and produced by Jamar Orr, an associate general counsel at CSU at the time.

Abubakar also wants his lawyers to depose CSU officials about the authenticity of Tinubu’s academic documents.

Additional reports: CBS



PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : September 5th, 2023


All Progressives Congress (APC) Stalwart in Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS) has described the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT) as a “democratic expression of the true intent of Nigeria Constitution ”.

The Tribunal panel, led by Haruna Tsammani, on Wednesday dismissed the petitions of Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party’s Peter Obi and the All Peoples Movement (APM) against the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the APC in the 25 February.

The Tribunal also dismissed the case of double nominations against Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Sanusi, in is reaction after the judgement of the tribunal attributed Asiwaju’s victory to “the favour and grace of God and the magnanimity of the Nigerian electorates”, who he said freely gave him the mandate, adding that “God alone gives power to whosoever He chooses.”

The Awori born Prince of Lagos State commended the tribunal for upholding what he described as a ” freely giving popular mandate ” by Nigerians.

“I commend Nigerians and assure them that, PBAT will deliver on his campaign promises as contained in the Renewed Hope Agenda.”

Speaking on lessons learned, the US trained tax expert said the 2022 Electoral Act as amended would help do away with political gangsterism and rascality.

He said any appearance of political surmansault which relates to the interpretation of the electoral Act had come to an end with the current pronouncements by the PEPT because it has redefined the democratic processes.

PLS, as he is fondly called also expressed optimism on the various economic efforts of PBAT despite the current economic situation.

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PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : August 19th. 2023

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has declared Monday August 21st as Work Free Day for all Public Servants in the State.

The Isese festival, marked annually on August 20, is celebrated by adherents of the Yoruba traditional religion. The day is commemorated by several processions and worships of the multitude of gods that make up the Yoruba traditional religion pantheon.

The Isese Day, has been set aside in Lagos to celebrate the indigenous Yoruba culture and traditions as well as the preservation of the Yoruba heritage.

According to a circular issued by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, this Year’s Isese Day celebration will hold on Sunday, 20th August, 2023.

He stated further that the declaration of Work Free Day by Governor Sanwo-Olu is reaffirmation of his “commitment to continue to provide necessary support to traditional institutions in the State with a view to promoting our indigenous culture and tradition while preserving our heritage”.

The circular announced Tuesday, 22nd August at 8a.m. prompt as resumption of work for all State workers.

The indigenous religion of the Yoruba people, Isese, is dated as having begun as early as 500–300 B.C.E., according to existing archaeological evidence.

Isese, the Yoruba word for tradition, is also used to denote different kinds of festivals held by adherents of the Yoruba traditional religion or culture in Nigeria and Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Benin, and other countries.

The Yoruba people and descendant are black people who occupies the south-western area of Nigeria in Africa. The origin and existence of the Yoruba race can be traced to their ancient father ODUDUWA who migrated from the ancient city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The historical Yoruba develop in situ, out of earlier (Mesolithic) Volta-Niger populations, by the 1st millennium BC. Archaeologically, the settlement at Ile-Ife can be dated to around the 10th to 6th century BC, with urban structures appearing in the 4th-7th Centuries

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A contemporary man is not the first to enjoy unrestrained love and loyalty from his wife. In the past, countless men successfully obtained the heart of their wives, treasuring it to the point of speechlessly compelling these women to give their best. For Prince Lanre A. Sanusi (PLS), All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain and Boardroom guru, having a wife like Dr Omolara A. Sanusi is the “blessing of many lifetimes”.

Push News 24 International reports that while commemorating his wife’s big-day he said “In recent times, Dr Omolara has demonstrated her matchless love for me , her husband and family. Despite being a fairly reserved person, the lady has never blushed to tell the world that her heart belongs to her husband and that she takes him more seriously than anything else. When she recently took it upon herself to celebrate our conjugal years together as a man and wife, people were not surprised that she gave her best”.

Describing her personae, Sanusi said ” Truth be told, Lara’s things are always colourful and deliberate”.

“Lara is a very understanding woman, she takes every opportunity to celebrate and honour her family, while also wowing the public into celebrating her. And even though she does not make as much noise as her peers, the deluge of goodwill that has accompanied her yearly birthday established that her doings in business, career in the health care industry and other spaces have started entering the books of other people, many of whom would be content in following her to learn how to be a successful wife to a very involving husband”

“Describe her as an epitome of integrity, beauty, and dexterity, and you are just stating the obvious about this woman of many parts”

“Her peers describe her as a humble, passionate advocate of peaceful co-existence and non-violence, Dr Omolara was in her element during the celebration of her modest 45th birthday. Her achievements and contributions to the nursing and health Care industry as it affects humanity in her over 20 years of public and private service career have been recognized with various honours home and abroad”.

Sanusi noted that his wife’s sincerity of purpose, meticulous handling of sensitive issues, and capacity to share her vision and carry others along easily pedestal her for greater heights.

PLS while wishing her many fruitful years ahead, took the opportunity to also address his Amuwo Odofin Constituency

“I remain truly committed to my values of improving lives for my constituents and Nigerians at large” he said.

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Google has partnered with Verve to make digital transactions on Google Play Store easier for Nigerians.

The firm noted that as from Wednesday, Nigerians could now use their Verve cards to make purchases on the Google Play Store.

It stated that under its new partnership, Google would process Verve transactions within Nigeria, and the transactions would be undertaken in naira and treated as local transactions by the country’s banking institutions.

Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.

Commenting on the development, Head of Retail and Payment Partnerships, Google Play, Anthea Crawford, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Verve, expanding Google Play access for more Nigerians.

The introduction of local payments with Verve cards is a significant milestone, enabling more Nigerians to participate in the app economy and access the apps they need.”

The Managing Director Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude, added, “The integration with Google Play is a significant stride towards achieving Verve’s vision of promoting financial inclusion. We are excited to bring digital content and services closer to Verve cardholders, hence bridging the digital divide.”

Recall that in 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has explained the reason for the sudden disappearance of the newly launched e-naira speed wallet from Google’s play store.

The bank explained that the app’s disappearance was only temporary as it was undergoing an important upgrade aimed at tackling glitches noticed since its launch.

Director of Corporate Communications of the bank, Osita Nwanisobi, gave the explanation on Thursday in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.

He was speaking at a CBN Fair for the southeast geo-political zone, which held simultaneously in Ebonyi and Abịa States.

The e-Naira Speed Wallet app had gone missing from the Google Play Store just days after its launch on Monday, 25th of October 2021.

Google in Nigeria – celebrating the company’s presence in Africa’s largest market, Google confirmed that the ‘Nigerian-sounding voice’ was part of its new offerings to its Nigerian users.At the event, Google also announced several new products and initiatives, including a $4m fund for African youths and an app that teaches kids how to read.“We are here for the long-haul,” Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan told journalists. “We want people to get the best out of the internet.”Google is one of the most valuable brands in the world. Founded by two Stanford University Ph.D. students in 1998, the company’s flagship product was Search. Today, people perform over 3.5 billion searches daily using Google.Its other products – Gmail, Youtube, Chrome, Maps, Translator, Android – are also used every day by billions of people. Android alone runs on more than two billion devices.For the last quarter of 2018, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced revenues of $31.84 billion.In Nigeria, Google is a household name, especially among young people with smartphones. For many, the company’s name is synonymous with the World Wide Web.But access to the Internet remains limited for the majority of Nigerians. In 2018, Google announced Google Station for Nigeria, a program to provide high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots across five Nigerian cities.Google wants more Nigerians to get online and to have a valuable experience; this has shaped the trajectory of its product innovation and initiatives for Nigeria in recent years; based on the news from this year’s Google in Nigeria event, the trend is set to continue.

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In an unprecedented social media post,a Cameroonian lady , Danny Zara, a young woman has revealed her audacious plan to embark on a 200-hour sex marathon

Danny Zara has announced publicly her plans to embark on a 200-hour sex marathon.

Meet a 25-year-old Cameroonian lady (Danny Zara)from Mankon, North West Region of Cameroon, who will be embarking on a mission to break the Guinness World Record for the longest Sex duration.

The current record for the longest Sex duration is (15hours 7mins & 23 seconds)and has been held by a Nigerian man since 2013.

Zara, in a post on Facebook, said that the Guinness World Record is “aware of my proposed attempt to have continuous sexual intercourse for 200 hrs.”

She sought the participation of willing men to join her in the endeavor slated to start on 17th July to 25th July 2023.

Zara said: “Ladies and Gentlemen, after the confirmation from the Guinness Books of Records, I have decided to break a record of the Longest Sex Hour (Sex_Thon).

“Planet Cameroon, it is time for you to support your own so we can bring this book to our country make Nigeria no help us tear am. Thanks to my defense team, Bella Powers of Bella Powers Voice.

“All we need now are guys that will volunteer themselves for this project to be carried out. Your girl is loyal.”

Danny Zara has engaged in a variety of pursuits throughout her life. She has made a name for herself as a passionate and tenacious Cameroonian. Despite the fact that there are few specifics about her professional background, her recent sex marathon declaration has made her more well-known.

The bold ambition Danny Zara has to pursue a 200-hour sex marathon is one thing that makes her stand out. The goal of this enormous project is to beat the current Guinness World Record. Zara recently revealed her goal to have nonstop sex for a staggering 200 hours in a bold Facebook post.

Danny Zara is actively looking for capable people who are willing to join her on this historic voyage in order to complete this achievement. Even if the idea of such a marathon may raise questions and pique interest, it’s crucial to approach the subject with an open mind and respect for the variety of human goals and aspirations.

It is important to recognize that taking part in such an event should be voluntary, responsible, and lawful. Everyone involved must have honest conversations about limits, consent, and personal wellbeing.

Zara’s announcement has sparked a mixed reaction among the public, with many expressing surprise, curiosity, and admiration for her boldness. However, concerns have been raised regarding the physical and mental health implications of such a strenuous undertaking.

As news of Zara’s upcoming sex marathon spreads, the spotlight has turned to the Guinness World Records organization, which is known for recognizing extraordinary and often eccentric achievements. While the organization has not released an official statement regarding Zara’s attempt, it is anticipated that they will carefully assess the circumstances and stipulations surrounding her proposed record-breaking endeavor.

The specific sum of Danny Zara’s wealth is still unknown as of this writing. Even if her next project has received a lot of attention, it is important to keep in mind that a person’s worth or accomplishments should not only be determined by their financial situation. The human spirit and the pursuit of one’s desires are both attested to by Zara’s pursuit of individual objectives and breaking down barriers.

A wonderful monument to Danny Zara’s tenacity and bravery is her decision to engage in a 200-hour sex marathon. Inspiring people who dare to dream big, Zara’s quest for a Guinness World Record defies social conventions and tests personal limits. As we excitedly anticipate the results of her enormous project, let’s remember how important it is to have open discussions about sexuality, consent, and personal fulfillment.

With her Facebook post going viral and garnering significant attention from both local and international audiences, Zara awaits the participation of men willing to volunteer for this unprecedented project. Her determination to conquer new frontiers and secure a place in history is met with anticipation, skepticism, and curiosity as the countdown to the highly anticipated event begins.