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OKUN-ADE COMMUNITY, TX. MOURNS AS ASOLO JOINS HIS ANCESTORS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : April 10th, 2024

Below is a release by the Office of the Akile of Dallas,TX. USA over the death of the Paramount Ruler of Isolo Kingdom as made available to the media.

OKUN-ADE COMMUNITY, TX. USA MOURNS AS ASOLO JOINS HIS ANCESTORS

In loving memory of a revered leader and cherished monarch, we bid farewell to His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Alani Adelaja Agbabiaka, the Paramount Ruler of Isolo Kingdom, Lagos State. Today, as we mourn his passing, we also celebrate the remarkable life and indelible legacy he leaves behind.

Oba Kabiru Alani Adelaja Agbabiaka was more than just a ruler; he was a beacon of wisdom, compassion, and unity in his community. Throughout his reign, he exemplified the true essence of leadership, always placing the welfare of his people above all else.

Under his guidance, Isolo Kingdom flourished, experiencing unprecedented growth and development. His unwavering commitment to progress and prosperity touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an enduring mark on the fabric of society.

As we gather to pay our final respects, let us not mourn the loss of a great king, but rather celebrate his extraordinary contributions and the profound impact he had on our lives. May his legacy continue to inspire generations to come, and may his gentle soul find eternal peace in the embrace of his ancestors.

In this time of sorrow, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones, and the entire Isolo community. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever dwell in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Farewell, Kabiyesi Osolo of Isolo. Your memory will live on in our hearts forever. May you rest in perfect peace.

Signed
Iga Okunade Media Office

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HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun
Oshiloye joye 1
Akile of Iga Okun-Ade
Yoruba Africa Kingdom
Dallas, TX . USA

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EMBRACE THE JOY OF EASTER – OBA OF DALLAS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 30th, 2024

Below is the goodwill message from the traditional ruler of Yoruba African Kingdom in Dallas, TX, USA

Title: Embracing the Joy of Easter: A Message of Hope from HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun, Oba of Dallas

Dear Yoruba Christians in Diaspora,

As the vibrant colors of spring blossom around us, heralding the arrival of Easter, it is with great joy and humility that I extend my heartfelt greetings to each and every one of you. In this sacred season, we are reminded of the profound significance of faith, unity, and renewal.

Easter is not merely a commemoration of historical events; it is a celebration of eternal truths that resonate deeply within our hearts and souls. It is a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made out of love, and the triumphant victory over darkness and despair. The resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ symbolizes the promise of redemption, forgiveness, and everlasting life.

In the spirit of Easter, let us come together as a community, transcending boundaries and differences, to embrace the essence of love, compassion, and unity. Regardless of our backgrounds or circumstances, we are bound by a common faith and heritage that unites us as one family.

As Yoruba Christians residing in the United States, we carry with us the rich tapestry of our cultural traditions and values. Let us draw strength from our shared heritage as we navigate the challenges and triumphs of life in a foreign land. Our resilience, perseverance, and unwavering faith serve as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Yoruba people.

During this Easter season, let us extend a hand of friendship and goodwill to our neighbors, irrespective of their creed or ethnicity. Let us embody the virtues of kindness, generosity, and empathy, reaching out to those in need and spreading the message of hope and compassion.

As the Oba of Dallas, I am deeply proud of the contributions that Yoruba Christians have made to the fabric of American society. Your dedication to your faith, your commitment to your families, and your determination to succeed inspire us all. May your light continue to shine brightly, illuminating the path for future generations to follow.

In the midst of life’s trials and tribulations, may the joy of Easter serve as a beacon of hope, guiding us through the darkest of nights and leading us towards a brighter tomorrow. Let us rejoice in the resurrection of our Savior, and let His love permeate every aspect of our lives.

As you gather with your loved ones to celebrate this sacred occasion, may the blessings of Easter fill your hearts with peace, joy, and eternal happiness. On behalf of myself and the entire community of Dallas, I extend my warmest wishes for a blessed and joyous Easter.

With deepest respect and admiration,

HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun
Oba of Dallas

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IMPORTANCE OF PROMOTING YORUBA LANGUAGE IN DIASPORA- OBA AKILE (Part 1)

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 5th, 2024

In a new twist to revamp the Yoruba language, the Akile of Okun-Ade, Yoruba African Community in Dallas, Texas, USA, HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun has joined the called on Nigerians who are of Yoruba descent to ensure deliberate efforts in promoting the Yoruba language across all spheres of life.

The US based Yoruba leader made this assertions in a recent media release which was sighted by Push News 24 International and made available to the public.

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Importance of Promoting the Yoruba Language in Diaspora Highlighted by Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun (Part I), Oba of Dallas

Dallas, TX – March 5, 2024 – Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun , the esteemed Oba of Dallas, has underscored the critical significance of promoting the Yoruba language within the diaspora community. Recognizing the profound cultural richness embedded within the Yoruba heritage, Oba Balogun emphasizes the imperative of preserving and perpetuating this linguistic tradition among Yoruba descendants residing outside of Nigeria.

With a legacy deeply rooted in the preservation of Yoruba culture, Oba Balogun has initiated numerous endeavors aimed at fostering a deeper connection to the language and traditions of the Yoruba people. Through educational initiatives, cultural programs, and community outreach efforts, Oba Balogun advocates for the active engagement of Yoruba diaspora members in embracing and celebrating their linguistic and cultural heritage.

“The Yoruba language serves as a conduit for preserving our identity, heritage, and values,” remarked Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun I. “By promoting the Yoruba language within the diaspora, we not only honor our ancestors but also empower future generations to embrace their roots and contribute to the enrichment of our global community.”

In addition to promoting linguistic proficiency, Oba Balogun stresses the societal benefits of multilingualism and cultural diversity. By nurturing fluency in the Yoruba language among diaspora youth, Oba Balogun envisions a future where cultural exchange and mutual understanding thrive, fostering stronger bonds between individuals of diverse backgrounds.

As the custodian of Yoruba culture in Dallas, Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun I remains steadfast in his commitment to advancing initiatives that promote cultural preservation, linguistic proficiency, and community cohesion. Through collaborative efforts and unwavering dedication, Oba Balogun endeavors to ensure that the vibrant tapestry of Yoruba culture continues to flourish within the diaspora and beyond.

Signed

Director of Palace Communications

About Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun :
Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun, Oshiloye Ojoye I, Akile of Iga Okun-Ade. is the revered traditional ruler of the Yoruba community in Dallas, Texas. With a profound dedication to preserving and promoting Yoruba culture, Oba Balogun serves as a beacon of leadership and cultural stewardship within the diaspora community. Through his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment, Oba Balogun continues to inspire and empower individuals to embrace their cultural heritage and contribute to the collective enrichment of society.

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DIASPORA DYNAMICS: UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF NIGERIAN EXPATS FOR ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT- OBA OF DALLAS

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : February 23rd, 2024

Diaspora Dynamics: Unleashing the Potential of Nigerian Expats for Economic Advancement

In an increasingly interconnected world, the role of diaspora communities in contributing to their home countries’ development cannot be overstated. Among these global citizens, Nigerian expatriates stand out for their potential to drive economic advancement back home.” these were the words of Akile of Okun-Ade, Yoruba African Kingdom in Dallas, TX, HRM Oba Abimbola Akile Balogun.

Oba Abimbola in his reaction to Push News 24 International questions on the high cost of living in Nigeria delve into the dynamics of the Nigerian diaspora and explores how their talents and resources can be harnessed for national progress.

While unveiling their potential: Nigeria boasts a vast diaspora scattered across the globe, with millions of Nigerians residing in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and others. Beyond their numbers, Oba Akile said “Nigerian expatriates possess a wealth of skills, expertise, and financial resources that can be instrumental in propelling the country’s economic growth.”

The revered traditional ruler stressed that “One of the most tangible ways Nigerian expats can contribute to economic advancement is through secured investment and entrepreneurship.”

“Many members of the diaspora have established successful businesses abroad and possess the knowledge and capital to initiate ventures back home. From technology startups to agricultural initiatives, these investments have the potential to create jobs, stimulate innovation, and drive overall economic expansion.”

Concerned about the need of Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building, His Rolyal Majesty was quoted as saying ” in addition to financial contributions, Nigerian expatriates play a crucial role in knowledge transfer and capacity building. Through mentorship programs, partnerships with local institutions, and participation in educational initiatives, diaspora members can facilitate the transfer of skills and expertise in various sectors, including healthcare, education, and technology. By nurturing talent and empowering local communities, they contribute to building a more robust and competitive workforce”.

According to Akile Diaspora Engagement Initiatives have been one of the areas where his kingdom and members of the Yoruba African Community have created a platform for recognizing the importance of diaspora engagement.

Push News 24 International reports that the Nigerian government and various organizations have launched initiatives to tap into the potential of Nigerian expatriates. These include investment forums, networking events, and policy frameworks aimed at facilitating remittances, easing business regulations, and fostering collaboration between diaspora members and local stakeholders. Such initiatives create avenues for dialogue, partnership, and collective action toward shared development goals.Challenges and Opportunities.

Oba Abimbola also painstakingly said that despite their immense potential, Nigerian expatriates face challenges in fully harnessing their contributions to economic advancement. These include bureaucratic hurdles, regulatory barriers, and concerns about political instability and security risks. Addressing these challenges requires concerted efforts from both the Nigerian government and diaspora communities to create an enabling environment for investment, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

As Nigeria charts its path toward economic advancement and prosperity, leveraging the potential of its diaspora emerges as a strategic imperative. By tapping into the talents, resources, and networks of Nigerian expatriates, the country can unlock new opportunities for growth, innovation, and inclusive development.

Oba Akile concluded ny saying “With continued collaboration and engagement, the Nigerian diaspora stands poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s future economic landscape.”

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NEW YEAR MSG : OBA AKILE ADMONISH NIGERIANS TO BE GOOD AMBASSADORS IN DIASPORA

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : January 1st, 2024

NEW YEAR MESSAGE : OBA AKILE ADMONISH NIGERIANS TO BE GOOD AMBASSADORS IN DIASPORA

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.

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HOUSE RECONSIDERS DIASPORA VOTING

PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : November 14th, 2023

The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora has promised to reintroduce the diaspora voting bill in a bid to accommodate Nigerians living abroad.

Chairman of the Committee and member representing Oluyole federal constituency, Tolulope Shadipe, stated this on Thursday when the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, appeared before the Committee.

Dabiri-Erewa was at the National Assembly to defend the Commission’s 2023 budget and 2022 budget performance in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Shadipe, the National Assembly will reintroduce the diaspora voting bill which was rejected during the constitution amendment exercise. She said the bill for the diaspora voting would pass this time because that is the direction the world is going and Nigeria must not be left behind.

“We would be back with the bill, they are Nigerians and they have the right to vote in Nigerian elections,” she stated.

“The modalities and the issues that were raised the last time would be resolved and we would come back to it.”

The lawmaker noted that the Committee was also looking at the issue of people of Nigerian descent who are currently not Nigerians but want to return home after DNA tests proved they had ties with the country.

In her response, Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians to stop migrating to other countries if they did not have jobs there.

According to her, 80 percent of prisoners in Dubai are Nigerians who went there without jobs and got into trouble. The NIDCOM chief said there was a need for stronger multi-sector collaboration to stop the trend.

During the Constitution Amendment by the House of Reps in March, the push for diaspora voting suffered a setback as the lawmakers rejected the bill.

In his own presentation, Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, assured Nigerians in the diaspora that the 10th Senate would put in more effort to pass the bill this time.He said, “We will do our best to make sure that this time around, we achieve your desire in this regard.

Push News 24 Internatioonal repirts that there are millions of Nigerians living abroad. These are the top ten countries with Nigerian population. At the top is the USA (380,785), followed by the UK (190,000), Germany (56,000), Italy (71,000), Canada (51,800), France (30,000), South Africa (30,000), Ireland (17,542), China (10,000) and the Netherlands (9,453)