An Ọba chased out of palace by his subjects over corruption allegations (Ezekiel 34)


[This article was taken from Sunnewsonline of August 27, 2012, but the link no longer works]

Corruption: Monarch chased out of palace


•Over alleged corruption, indiscipline

…Police take him into protective custody

From TUNDE RAHEEM Akure

Angry natives of Igburowo community in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State yesterday chased away their paramount ruler, Oba Pius Akinfesola Adewole, from his palace over alleged gross corruption and indiscipline.

The action was witnessed by a large number of kinsmen, who trooped out to show their disapproval for Adewole’s alleged sins.

The protest, which began at about 6am, involved chiefs and prominent citizens of the community, who expressed their feelings in songs over the alleged misrule of the traditional ruler, which they claimed had brought shame and disrespect to the community.

The villagers had earlier written a protest letter, dated August 3, 2012, which was signed by about 21 of their representatives, representing various interest groups, including high chiefs, female chiefs, otherwise called Opoji in local parlance, as well as male and female natives, members of Igburowo Development Committee (IDC), youth association and the secretary of the Akinbumiti Ruling House.

The letter was addressed to Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

They demanded that the oba vacates the throne over some atrocities allegedly perpetrated in the community.

According to the letter, the monarch, who is known as the Akamuja of Igburowoland, was accused of forceful acquisition of land belonging to his subjects, frivolous litigation over subjects’ property, non-performance of traditional rites and assault on his chiefs and subjects.

He was also alleged to have connived with an indigene to defraud the community of N3.6 million meant for the payment of electricity bill to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Plc.

The indigene, who was allegedly nominated by the monarch as a representative of the community, was accused of diverting the money to his personal use.

He is facing prosecution at a Magistrate Court over the allegation.

Similarly, the monarch was also accused of running an autocratic regime by refusing to constitute the Oba-in-Council, several years after the death of some other high chiefs, called Iwarefas, who traditionally are required to run the township administration with him.

Besides, Adewole was also accused of refusing to convene traditional meeting places where people would gather to discuss communal matters.

The monarch was also accused of shortchanging traditional chiefs by refusing to pay them their full entitlements after he had allegedly collected same from the local government.

The community also accused him of fighting with his chiefs, illegal conversion of the community’s resources to personal use and writing of fictitious petitions and institution of several court cases against his subjects.

The protesters, who barricaded the major roads leading to the community, carried placards bearing inscriptions such as “Enough is Enough, 16 years of no development, no action,” “no, to backwardness,” “Igburowo says no to Akinfesola” “Go, Akinfesola, Go, Igburowo community rejects you Pius Adewole.”

The protesters, who marched from the main market to all the streets, later stormed the palace and ordered him out.

He was manhandled.

However, the quick intervention of Ore Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his men saved the life of the monarch.

The police had hectic time rescuing the traditional ruler.

He was taken to the Ore Police Station.

Confirming the incident, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adeniran Aremu, said the traditional ruler was in police custody after he was rescued from his subjects who forced him out of the palace.

Aremu said policemen had been drafted to the town to maintain law and order, adding that investigation was ongoing.

Anti-Christ or Anti-Messiah: On Whose Side Are You?


IYE has been suggested as the Name of Olodumare (Aku for the Almighty), which is erroneously written as YAH and JAH. It forms the suffix of the appellation IMISI IYE, which is erroneously written as MESSIAH, of Eshumare (can be truncated to Eshu) the Saviour who was born around 2,000 years ago. The translation of IMISI IYE seems to be recorded in Genesis 2:7 and is “IYE’s breath of life” that animates and gives life to flesh. The Jews (also known as the Synagogue of Satan), who fraudulently claims to be Eshu’s people (Lamentations 5:1-2; Ezekiel 7:20-24; Revelations 2:9; 3:9) but admit to not knowing how the original language of Eshu’s people was spoken and pronounced, write “ESHU” as YESHU. Unsurprisingly, they so much hate it, as seen in various online articles – google (submit an online query) “YESHU” for instance. Since the use of another name would perhaps have added to the ease in exposing their fraud, they altered the true Name in their fraudulent literature by padding it to the right with the vowel “a”: ESHU/YESHU → YESHUAESHU came to Ile aye (this world) in the Name of Olodumare which is clearly seen in the appellation IMISI IYE but not obvious in MESSIAH (John 5:43). The appellation “OLODUMARE” is an elision of “OLODU-IKOKO TO N TAN OSHUMARE” (Owner of the pot-like Odu which emits the Rainbow), “OSHUMARE” is also “ESHUMARE”, and it is clearly obvious that Eshumare comes in the name of Olodumare!

The synagogue of Satan along with their fellow fraudsters of Europe and Asia, who constitute the Amorites of Genesis 15:16 and the evil axis of Christianity-Islam-Judaism have been doing Satan’s bidding of deception by covering the world with deceit (Isaiah 25:7) and filling the nations with stupor (Isaiah 51: 17-23; Jeremiah 51: 6-10). One technique they have used to achieve these evils is to take out of the word from the original texts from which they forged the Scripture/Bible as warned in Revelations 22:19, and drawing people away from the Names ESHU and IYE. An example is the replacement of the title IMISI IYE (Messiah) with “Christ.” Another is the replacement of the title name “ESHU” with “Zeus”/”Jesus”.

“Christ” is a title that is perhaps indigenous to the HELLenists (ancient Greco-Romans) who say it is derived from the HELLenist “Christos” meaning “Anointed”. It is related to the Hellenist “Kyrios”, a title meaning “Lord” and associated with Zeus, the Greco-Roman chief god. They also say that it is the equivalent translation of IMISI IYE (Messiah) but so far have been unable to provide any evidence.

These Hellenists carried out a racial cleansing of the Middle East, including biblical Israel, and murdered the followers of Eshu in all the territories that they invaded and colonized in order to achieve their fraudulent dominance of the world. But they could not fully translate and understand the language of the Eshu’s people. Thus, they misinterpreted “IMISI IYE” as Christ either ignorantly or mischievously. They should tell the world the reason for the replacement as they could have simply used “Messiah” if they had any shred of honesty. Their use of Christ is to draw people away from the Name of Olodumare, the IYE part of IMISI IYE. In John 1:41 and 4:25 is proof of the replacement. ESHU and His followers would never have used a strange appellation from an alien language instead of theirs (Zephaniah 3:9) to describe Him.

Well, Zeus has historically been regarded by the Hellenists as their Lord, as their Christ. Since Zeus is Jesus, Jesus is Christ and Jesus Christ is a lie, Christians worship Zeus and rebel against IYE as Jesus was not, is not, and will never be the IMISI IYE (Messiah). However, ESHU/YESHU is the IMISI IYE and the Saviour. ESHU’s followers are one with IYE (John 17:11). ESHU is not Christ. Christ opposes the Messiah.

Taking this further, it becomes obvious that the term “Anti-Christ” is deceptive and the actual term should be “Anti-Messiah” or “Anti-Imisi Iye”. Thus, ESHU who is the IMISI IYE is “Anti-Christ,” Jesus/Zeus is the “Anti-Messiah” or “Anti-Imisi Iye” and Christians constitute the body of the Anti-Messiah.

This is not rocket science as the opposition is not ambiguous. Sadly, the Amorites have increasingly brainwashed themselves and the world to expect a delusional victory by Christ over the IMISI IYE (Anti-Christ), whereas the truth is that the IMISI IYE will defeat Jesus (Zeus) Christ and his followers. These sons of Satan have been lying thus for over two thousand years – 2,000 years of untempered lunacy!

  • Why did the Hellenists introduce the name Zeus, also written as IeZeus, Iesous, JeZeus and Jesus into their Bible?
  • Is it not an act of brazen rebellion to lie about the Names of Olodumare and the Saviour?
  • Why did the Hellenists replace the appellation (Imisi Iye) with Christ?
  • Why do the Amorites insist on the lie called Jesus Christ in spite of the overwhelming logical evidence that it is a fraud?

Consequently, many do not know that they have been deceived. Many of the Amorites would have noticed the fraud of Christianity but reject ESHU because they hold on to racist views – they do not want to accept that His people are one of the black families and they get infuriated at the thought of black leadership. Some Negro families would also likewise want to reject Him because they look down on His people who are known today as the descendants of Oduduwa (more commonly but in error as Yoruba). This foolish envy is part of the cause of their enslavement, misery and expulsion from the now known mischievously as the Middle East (Jeremiah 27:1-11) and continues till today in Nigeria and the black community worldwide. Indeed, some of the dark-skinned families would gather along with the Amorites of Gog and Magog in a fatally futile and deranged attempt to attack the restored nation of the descendants of Oduduwa (Ezekiel 38:1-6).

May IYE have mercy on the humble and contrite ones who truthfully seek Him (Psalm 51:17), draw them unto ESHU (John 6:44) and thwart the efforts of those who want to prevent such (Numbers 22-24), Ashẹ!

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Satanic clergy amongst the Aku (aka Ọmọ Oduduwa)


The occupants of today’s state of Israel, who call themselves Jews, are identified in the Bible as Satan’s very spawn (Revelations 2:9; 3:9). They are Amorites, who, just like their fellow Amorites of Europe and Asia (especially Turks), slaughtered the original black peoples of the Middle East including the true biblical Israelites, Moabites, Edomites, Philistines, amongst others. The Amorites took over the region and ever since have been claiming to be the original peoples – the largest identity theft since men began to be on this planet – just like Olosi (popularly spelled as “Lucis” and “Lucifer”; also known as “Satan”) who tried to take the place of Ọbatala (aka Èṣùmare). They also plagiarized the original texts of the original Scriptures, altering many things therein, and propagated worldwide their fictitious religions that constitute the tripod or axis of evil: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. One of the alterations was to replace the Name of the Imisi Iye (popularly and wrongly spelled as “Messiah”), Èṣù (or Èshù whch is short for Èṣùmare and wrongly spelled by the Amorites as Yeshu, Yeshua), with that of their chief god, Zeus (IeZeus, Iesous, JeZeus, Jesus) Christ, who is the false prophet, the prophet of Olosi. Zeus Christ opposes Èṣù, implying that Zeus and his followers are anti-Imisi Iye or anti-Messiah and Olosi is their father while the followers of Èṣù are anti-Christ.

Some centuries later, they came to West Africa where Èṣù had settled the original peoples had migrated to, including the biblical Israelites (Israel is a wrong spelling) known more properly as the today as the Aku or Ẹgbẹ Ọmọ Oduduwa (nation of Oduduwa’s descendants) – the term Yoruba is misleading and applies to Ọyọ alone. These Amorites began to preach their false religions to the Aku the others in order to enslave them spiritually and mentally and then physically. Initially the phony Arabs used the Hausawa (Hausa people; re-lexified in the bible as “Assyrian”) and Fulani to preach Islam to the them and thereafter got converts to also do the work for them. Later, the Europeans arrived and did same with Christianity.

Many of these converts have been vigorously turning their own people from Olodumare to Satan and Zeus who is Lord, a repeat of history as same happened in biblical Israel prior to Fulani and Babylonian deportation and ancient Greco-Roman conquest/Hellenization. They own lots of consumer goods, chariots (automobiles), and property. They commit idolatry by worshiping and filling the land with idols and setting up their temples in every street and highway. They teach the people to cast their eyes onto their various idols and kiss their feet – images of Zeus and crosses of Tammuz (1 Kings 19:18), crescents, etc. – and fornicate with alien ways, with the spirit of harlotry which is in their midst. They also brainwash their people into rejecting knowledge and not reasoning. Many of them are under the delusion of being born-again as they are not filled with the Spirit of IYE (2 Chronicles 18) but consumed by unclean spirits, having given their lives as sacrifices to Zeus. Since they teach the people to call upon strange and evil names, they ask for death and their portion is death, just like the four hundred and fifty (450) prophets of Christ that were executed by Elijah (1 Kings 18:41), unless they humble themselves and seek forgiveness from IYE.

Below is a list of some of these Ọmọ Àlè (“children of Satan” or “bastards”; “Àlè” is the Islamic “Allah”; cf. John 8:37-47).

Christianity

  • Bishop Francis Wale Oke – Presiding Bishop, Sword of the Spirit Ministries
  • Pastor Seyi Ogunorunyinka – General Oveerseer, The Promised Land Ministries
  • Sunday Ola Makinde – Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria
  • Pastor WF Kumuyi – General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church
  • Samson Adedokun – Pastor, New Dawn Baptist Church
  • Pastor Enoch Adeboye – General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (extremely evil)
  • Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye – wife of Enoch Adeboye
  • Pastor Tola Odutola – Senior Pastor, Jesus House Baltimore parish of Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Pastor T Kalejaiye – Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Pastor Sam Ayodele – Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Dr. James Fadele – Senior pastor and the Chairman of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America
  • Dr Olabisi Tofade – leader, Jubilee Christian Church
  • Dr. Olufemi Alabi – Bethel of Praise Ministries
  • Pastor Laolu Akande – Executive Director, Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN)
  • Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele – President of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church
  • Prophet Idris Taiwo – Overseer and Shepherd in charge, Christ Revival Rain Ministry
  • Prophet Segun Oluwasogbon – General Overseer, The Flame of Fire International Church
  • Reverend Jesse Bola Majekodunmi – Senior Pastor, Neighborhood Church of God
  • Late Pastor Steve Tayo Oseromi JP – Founder and General Overseer, Christ Fire and Miracle Ministry
  • Reverend Mrs. Flora Oyebanji – Hour of Restoration Evangelical International Ministry
  • Prophet Isaac Adebunmi – President, Return To Your Creator Mission Outreach
  • Archbishop Magnus Atilade – President, Christian Welfare Initiative
  • Reverend (Dr.)  Felix Omobude – Founder and General Superintendent, New Covenant Gospel Church
  • Pastor Oyeleke Alabi Owolabi – President, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Nigeria
  • Reverend Roselyn Oduyemi – General Overseer, Bethel Worship Centre for all Nations
  • Most Reverend Adewale Martins – Catholic Archbishop of Lagos (dead?)
  • Pastor Gabriel Olutola JP – National President, The Apostolic Church, TAC
  • Reverend Oladapo O. Babalola – Bishop, Diocese of Lagos Mainland Methodist Church Nigeria
  • Pastor Wale Adefarasin – General Overseer, Guiding Light Assembly
  • Pastor Paul Adefarasin – The House On The Rock Church
  • Most Reverend Peter Akinola – Immediate Past Prelate of the Anglican Communion of Nigeria
  • Most Reverend Adebola Ademowo – Archbishop of Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, Bishop of Lagos, and Dean of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Ph.D. – Bishop of Kaduna, Anglican Communion
  • Venerable Luyi Akinwande – Dean, Cathedral of St Jude Diocese of Lagos Mainland, Anglican Communion
  • Rt Reverend Joseph Olusola – Bishop of Ijesa North-east Diocese, Anglican Communion
  • Pastor Tunde Bakare – Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly
  • Reverend Dr. Wilson Badejo – Former General Overseer, Foursquare Church
  • Reverend (Mrs.) Olagodo – Resident Pastor, Foursquare Gospel Church, Omole, Lagos
  • Reverend Dean Adegbenga Adekoya – Pastor, Foursquare Gospel Church
  • Reverend Idowu Alawode – District Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church, Akute District
  • Reverend (Mrs.) Yetunde Oluwaseun Sodipo – Zonal Superintendent, Foursquare Gospel Church, Ifo Zone, Ogun State
  • Reverend Father Michael Ajayi – Catholic Diocese of Oshogbo, Osun State
  • Pastor Dapo Sokan – President Pastor, Christ Faith Tabernacle International Churches
  • Bishop Samuel Alawode – Presiding Pastor, Maranatha Ministries International
  • Archbishop Peter Okoduwa – Founder and General Overseer, Dispensational Gospel Missions
  • Evangelist Ebenezer Olubukunola Okunowo – Lay President, African Church
  • Reverend Dr. Adesina Sanyaolu – Senior Pastor, Chapel of Holiness International, and Rector, Rhema Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • Reverend Dr. Abayomi Enitan – Pastor, Ikoyi Baptist Church
  • Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya – General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (a joke)
  • Bishop Felix Adejumo – General Overseer, Agape Christian Ministries Inc.
  • Reverend Mrs. Funke Adejumo, wife of Felix Adejumo
  • Pastor Dr. Francis Akin-John – International Church Growth Ministries
  • David Oyedepo – Presiding Bishop, Winners Chapel (devil)
  • Sir Kolawole Olowu – Grand President of Knights of St John International, Lagos Grand Commandery
  • Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo – Senior Pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC)
  • Femi Faseru – Resident Pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Maryland
  • Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor – Founder and Senior Pastor Word of Life Bible Church, President Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, President Christian Association of Nigeria (pawn? morose? from Itsekiri)
  • Pastor Sam Adeyemi – Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre
  • Pastor Adenike Adeyemi, wife of Pastor Sam Adeyemi
  • Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua – General Overseer. Synagogue Church Of All Nations (flee with all your heart, strength and soul!)
  • Pastor Poju Oyemade – Senior Pastor, Covenant Christian Centre
  • Reverend Akinkuolie Olusola – General Overseer Overflowing Life Ministry
  • late Moses Orimolade Tunolase – co-Founder, Cherubim and Seraphim Churches Worldwide
  • Christiana Abiodun Akinsowon – co-Founder, Cherubim and Seraphim Churches Worldwide
  • Mother Cherub Prophetess (Mrs.) Agnes Oluyinka Olushoto-Aderanti – Spiritual Mother Rock of Ages Cherubim and Seraphim Church Worldwide
  • His Eminence Ezekiel Oshofowora – The Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim
  • Apostle Isaac Omotayo – Cherubim and Seraphim Church
  • late Samuel Bilewu Oschoffa – Founder, Celestial Church of Christ
  • Most Superior Evangelist Deola Somorin – Shepherd, Celestial Church of Christ FESTAC Cathedral
  • late Joseph Ayo Babalola – Christ Apostolic Church
  • late Josiah Olunowo Oshitelu – Founder, Church of the Lord (Aladura)
  • Evangelist Femi Olaoluwa – President, Radiant Life Ministries
  • Prophet Duromola Adedayo Samuel – President, Radiant Life Outreach Ministries
  • Archbishop John Onaiyekan – Former President of Christian Association of Nigeria
  • Ladi Thompson – Founder and Senior Pastor, The Living Waters Unlimited Church
  • Pastor Isaac Ogundele – Word of Hope Ministry Worldwide
  • Isaac Ogundeyi – Senior Pastor, Calvary Redemption Bible Church
  • Pastor Ayodele Akinwunmi – Calvary Redemption Bible Church
  • Pastor Tunde Rufus – Calvary Redemption Bible Church
  • Pastor Olutayo Nathaniel Ojajuni – Calvary Redemption Bible Church
  • Mrs. Tinu Agbabiaka – Founder, Practical Christian Living Initiative
  • Prophet/Evangelist Samson Oluwamodede – General Overseer, Prayer Centre Church of God
  • Prophet David Abiola – Head, First Anointing Bible Church
  • Deacon Niyi Obason
  • Pastor Alayande Ajobola – Chairman, Honeyland Schools
  • Reverend Esther Oluyemisi Ikotun – Dominion Prophetic Outreach Ministry
  • Pastor (Mrs.) Eunice Bukola Elusope – General Overseer, All Power In Christ Church
  • Bishop Kola Onaolopo – Founder, Abundant Life Ministries
  • Reverend (Mrs.) Janet Taiye Onaolopo – wife of Bishop Kola Onaolopo
  • Apostle Sunday Popoola – World Communication Ministries
  • Pastor (Mrs.) Omowunmi Popoola – wife of Apostle Sunday Popoola
  • Pastor and Mrs Oludele Taiwo Oyedokun – Ore-Ofe Baptist Church
  • Deaconess Damola Omonijo
  • Pastor Abraham Akinosun
  • Apostle Wole Oladiyun – General Overseer, Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry
  • Pastor Gbenga Ajadi – General Overseer, His Praise Deliverance Chapel
  • Reverend GEO Olusanya – President, Altar Ministers’ Fire Renewal Congress; Senior Pastor, Christ Abundance Life Mission International
  • Reverend David Sola Amosun – President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Badagry Province
  • Reverend (Dr) EJ Oludayitan – General Overseer, New Creature Evangelical Church Worldwide
  • Moji Anjorin Solanke – Christian Science Committee on Publication Nigeria (West)
  • Bolaji Akinyemi – Teacher, Apostle, Prophet, Prayer Action for Successful Season
  • Reverend Bola Alawode – National Director of Mobilization, Prayer Action for Successful Season
  • Bolaniran Omokorede – Senior Pastor, Agape Bible Church
  • Evangelist Mike Bamiloye – Mount Zion Faith Ministry
  • Gloria Bamiloye – wife of Evangelist Mike Bamiloye
  • Pastor Dapo Supo – Resident Pastor, Christ Fellowship International Church
  • Sister Omotayo Adigun – Leader of The Precious Stones (gospel band); Christ Fellowship International Church
  • Reverend Francis Olubambi – National Director, Vision International Christian Ministries
  • Reverend Bola and Pastor (Mrs.) Deborah Osikoya – Co-founders, Parenthood Federation International; Co-founders, Friends of Families in Need; Co-founders, Chosen Generation Home School, Addo-Owode, Ajah, Lagos

Islam

  • Abdu-Lateef Oladimeji Adegbite – Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
  • Alhaji (Prince) Fasai Gbagba – President, Jama-at-ul Islamiya of Nigeria and Overseas
  • Mr Dauda Raji – General Secretary, Ahmaddiyya Muslim Jaamat of Nigeria
  • Dr Moshood Fashola – Amir, Ahmaddiyya; acting HOD, Economics Department, University of Lagos
  • Alhaja Khairat Sodique – General Secretary, Jama-at-Ul Islammiyya of Nigeria
  • Professor Ishaq Akintola – National Director, Muslim Rights Concern MURIC; Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Lagos State University
  • Imam Fuad Adeyemi – Founder, Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society
  • Professor Abdul-ganiyu Oladosu – Chief Imam, University of Ilorin
  • Sheik Alhaji Muizdeen Salmon Alawiye – Founder, Morkaz-Uloom Arabiyat Institute
  • Yusuf Nasiru – Imam, Unique Ratibi Mosque
  • Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe – Chief Imam, Osogbo
  • Alhaji Sheriff Yusuf – President, Nasrul-Lahi-Fatih Society NASFAT
  • Alhaji Niyi Yusuf – Former National Vice President, Nasril-Li-Fathi-Association of Nigeria NASFAT; Country Managing Director, Accenture
  • Alhaji Azeez Arisekola-Alao – Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland
  • Alhaji Liadi Orunsolu – Chief Imam of Egbaland
  • Alhaji Suraj Adekunbi – National Missioner, Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria; Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly

Others

  • Satguru Maharaj ji – Founder, One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj ji village

Confused Traditional Rulers?

These people are supposed to be the true shepherds, true pastors, divine representatives and priests, but have gone after other gods and bear strange names. Many of them have been fattening themselves via personal aggrandizement at the expense of their people and scattering their people, initially via slave trade, across the face of the earth (Ezekiel 34). Some got to their thrones by ungodly means, and were chosen by brutish men only. They mix Ifa, which IYE gave to mankind for blessings, with Islam and Christianity which Satan gave for curses. The Muslims amongst them even abandon the traditional and heavenly caps (fila) and crowns for that of Islam. Many also join Christian and Muslim gatherings which are clearly profane assemblies. Some practice Ifa only, but still bear alien names. Overall, they are the ones given the task, by virtue of their position, of leading the people in venerating/coming close to the divinities. However, their association with alien ways and religions confuses and/or discourages their subjects. The ones listed below are included because they bear strange names, likewise the traditional chiefs.

  • Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi III – Alaafin of Ọyọ (king of the northern kingdom of Israel)
  • Ọba Munirudeen Yussuf – Awuse of Onigbongbo
  • Chief Charles Olusegun Famuagun – High Chief Sasere of Ado-Ekiti
  • Ọba Sikiru Adetona – Awujale of Ijebuland (king of the Jebusites; celebrates an Islamic Ojude-Ọba festival)
  • Ọba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooye III – Ataoja of Osogbo (the Ọsun festival has been popular under his reign, but he bears the name “Jimoh”)
  • Ọba Zubair Agboola Oyesoro II – Oludofian of Idofian
  • Ọba Razaq Adenugba – Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye
  • Ọba Michael Gbadebo – Orijeru of Igbooyeland
  • Ọba Amos Abib Awobaju – Limeri of Awa-Ijebu
  • Ọba Saheed Elegushi – Elegushi of Ikateland
  • Chief Mudashiru Lawal – Baale of Gbara Community
  • Ọba Frederick Adekunle Aroloye – Owa of Idanre
  • Ọba Gilbert Ogunlowo – Awosuye of Atosin-Idanre
  • Ọba (Dr.) Idowu Abiodun Oniru (JP) – Oniru of Oniruland, Victoria Island and its environs (JP is a title for those who have gone on pilgrimage to the Jerusalem occupied by the synagogue of satan)
  • Ọba Kehinde Olugbenle – Olu of Ilaro
  • High Chief Abdul Ganiyu Odebiyi – Baale of Salemo Olorombo Town
  • Alhaja Aminat Abiodun – Iyalode of Ibadan

These lists are by no means extensive and will be updated when possible.

The punishment is quite severe: when Èṣúmare has returned and gathered back all his people, those who trust in his name will be clothed in white robes and live in his kingdom, and the others will be cast out into darkness, naked and unable to enter, weeping and gnashing their teeth. The foolishly fattened ones will be cut off.

CHRISTIANITY – a white supremacist and Satanic religion used to rape Negroes


Letter from one of the most evil King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883 (from Reunionblackfamily)

http://allafrica.com/stories/200510060035.html

The letter which follows is Courtesy of Dr. Vera Nobles and Dr. Chiedozie Okoro. Letter from King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

Reverends, Fathers and Dear Compatriots:

The task that is given to fulfill is very delicate and requires much tact. You will go certainly to evangelize, but your evangelization must inspire above all Belgium interests. Your principal objective in our mission in the Congo is never to teach the niggers to know God, this they know already. They speak and submit to a Mungu, one Nzambi, one Nzakomba, and what else I don’t know. They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else’s wife, to lie and to insult is bad. Have courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know already. Your essential role is to facilitate the task of administrators and industrials, which means you will go to interpret the gospel in the way it will be the best to protect your interests in that part of the world. For these things, you have to keep watch on disinteresting our savages from the richness that is plenty [in their underground. To avoid that, they get interested in it, and make you murderous] competition and dream one day to overthrow you.

Your knowledge of the gospel will allow you to find texts ordering, and encouraging your followers to love poverty, like “Happier are the poor because they will inherit the heaven” and, “It’s very difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.” You have to detach from them and make them disrespect everything which gives courage to affront us. I make reference to their Mystic System and their war fetish – warfare protection – which they pretend not to want to abandon, and you must do everything in your power to make it disappear.

Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they won’t revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parent’s teachings. The children have to learn to obey what the missionary recommends, who is the father of their soul. You must singularly insist on their total submission and obedience, avoid developing the spirit in the schools, teach students to read and not to reason. There, dear patriots, are some of the principles that you must apply. You will find many other books, which will be given to you at the end of this conference. Evangelize the niggers so that they stay forever in submission to the white colonialists, so they never revolt against the restraints they are undergoing. Recite every day – “Happy are those who are weeping because the kingdom of God is for them.”

Convert always the blacks by using the whip. Keep their women in nine months of submission to work freely for us. Force them to pay you in sign of recognition-goats, chicken or eggs-every time you visit their villages. And make sure that niggers never become rich. Sing every day that it’s impossible for the rich to enter heaven. Make them pay tax each week at Sunday mass. Use the money supposed for the poor, to build flourishing business centres. Institute a confessional system, which allows you to be good detectives denouncing any black that has a different consciousness contrary to that of the decision-maker. Teach the niggers to forget their heroes and to adore only ours. Never present a chair to a black that comes to visit you. Don’t give him more than one cigarette. Never invite him for dinner even if he gives you a chicken every time you arrive at his house.

“The above speech which shows the real intention of the Christian missionary journey in Africa was exposed to the world by Mr. Moukouani Muikwani Bukoko, born in the Congo in 1915, and who in 1935 while working in the Congo, bought a second hand Bible from a Belgian priest who forgot the speech in the Bible. – Dr. Chiedozie Okoro

We should note:

1] that all missionaries carried out, and still carry out, that mandate. We are only lucky to have found King Leopold’s articulation of the aim of all Christian imperialist missionaries to Africa.

2] Even the African converts who today manage the older churches in Africa (the priests, bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals etc of the Roman and Protestant sects), and especially also those who evangelize Born-Again Christianity, still  serve the same mandate. Which is why they demonize African gods and Anglicize African names, and drop the names of African deities which form part of African names; and still attack and demolish the African shrines that have managed to survive, e.g. Okija.

3] Those Africans who voluntarily converted to Christianity  before the colonial conquest such as Affonso I of the BaKongo in the 15th century probably did not discern the purpose of the brand of Christianity that was supplied to them. Which was probably why they fell easy prey to the missionaries and the white traders and pirates who followed them.

But their Japanese counterparts probably did discern the game, even without access to some version of Leopold’s letter. But even if the Japanese Shoguns did not intuit what Leopold makes explicit, they clearly realized the danger of Japanese converts to Christianity forming a fifth column within Japanese society and state, a fifth column loyal to their co-religionists in Europe. To rid Japan of that danger, in the late 16th century, the Shoguns began their expulsion of Portuguese and Spanish missionaries on the grounds that they were forcing Japanese to become Christian, teaching their disciples to wreck temples, taking and trading slaves, etc. Then, in 1596, it became clear to the Japanese authorities that Christianization had been a prelude to Spanish conquest of other lands; and Letter from King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, it quickly dawned on them that a fifth column loyal to Rome and controlled by the priests of a foreign religion was a clear and present danger to the sovereignty of a newly unified Japan. Soon after, the persecution and suppression of Japanese Christians began. Early in the 17th century, sensing the danger from a creed that taught obedience to foreign priests rather than the Japanese authorities, all missionaries were ordered to leave and all Japanese were ordered to register at the Buddhist temples. When Japanese Christians took part in a rebellion, foreign priests were executed, the Spanish were expelled and Japanese Christians were forbidden to travel abroad. After another rebellion, largely by Christians, was put down, the Japanese Christians were suppressed and their descendants were put under close state surveillance for centuries thereafter.  In the 1640s all Japanese suspected of being Christians were ruthlessly exterminated. Thus did Japan, by 1650, save itself from the first European attempt to mentally subvert, conquer and colonize it.

4] The African captives who were taken abroad and enslaved, and the Africans at home after the European conquest, having already been forcibly deprived of their autonomy, were in no political position to resist Christianization. Thus the Christianity still practised in all of the African American diaspora, just as that in the African homeland since the start of the 20th century, continues to carry out the Leopoldian mandate.

Hence, for example, whereas the White Born-Agains of the USA, when in the US Navy ships in WWII, sang:

“Praise the Lord,

And pass the ammunition,”

the attitude of African Born-Again converts today is best summed up as:

“Praise the Lord,

And lie down for the manna.”

Thanks to a century or more of this Leopold-mandated missionary mind control, African Christians are not an activist,  self-helping, economically engaged, politically resolute, let alone militant bunch. Hence their putting up with all manner of mistreatment and exploitation by their misrulers, white and black. The most they are disposed to do to their misrulers is to admonish them to “Fear God!” – as one protester’s miserable placard read in last week’s Lagos demonstration against the latest of the murderous fuel price hikes by the OBJ Misgovernment. The idea of an uprising to tame their misrulers is alien to the religiously opiated frame of mind of the Nigerians.

5] The lesson in the contrast between an Africa that the Christian missionaries brainwashed and subverted, and a Japan where this brainwashing and subversion was forcibly prevented, is stark and clear. What then must Africans of today begin to do to save themselves from brainwashing by their White World enemies here on earth? – That is the question.

Other related articles of interest are:

Searching for Lost Heritage


Searching for Lost Heritage. (Taken from Tell Magazine but the link no longer works)

Vandermeer (in white) during his initiation, with Wande Abimbola (in green)

In search of direction and purpose in life, African Americans, Latinos, Jamaicans, Cubans and Brazilians in America become Ifa worshippers and consult priests

By ABDULRAFIU LAWAL / Boston, Massachusetts

The grey staircase banister leading to the five-bedroom house smells of fresh paint.  As he opens the kitchen door while reciting some Ifa poems in Yoruba language laced with American accent, the neatness of the kitchen and fragrance of rose air freshener become convivial.

The kitchen area reveals a dining table with four chairs, a refrigerator and gas cooker on the far left. Moving through the passage to the divination room, one needs to take off shoes before proceeding further.  On the right is a black wooden shelf containing books on Ifa authored by scholars from all over the world. Atop the shelf rests a black gong, pictures and Ifa divination chain, opele.

Unlike the room of an average Ifa priest in Nigeria, this room has no strange wall hangings. In the middle of the room there is a rug, two small chairs facing each other, a small table between and some Ifa paraphernalia. On this table, you have a divination tray carved from wood known as Opon Ifa containing Iyerosun (divination powder), carved ivory object used to invoke Ifa during divination (Iroke) and cowrie shells (Eerindinlogun). Welcome to the home of Tony Vandermeer, an African American Ifa priest, known as Babalawo, located in the Dorchester area of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, US.

Vandermeer, an enigmatic character in many ways, hails from Harlem, a part of New York, which is a predominantly black settlement. Harlem is famous in America for producing a generation of black intellectuals. He comes from a family of seven. Coincidentally, he also has seven children, five boys and two girls. This is unusual in America where most families do not have more than three children.  It is however not the only unusual thing about Vandermeer. Equally unusual is the fact that he does not celebrate Christmas, Easter or any of the Christian holidays in the US, which is predominantly Christian.

Rather, he observes the Ifa new year (odun Ifa)  and other celebrations recognised by his religion. As an Ifa worshipper, Vandermeer is known for his practice throughout New England and beyond by his students and clients. New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the US consisting of six states namely Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

So why would someone in America, the land of opportunities, need the services of an Ifa priest?

One of his clients, Yvette Modestin, a social worker and coordinator for Network for Afro Latin American and Afro Caribbean Women, says divination allows her to understand the sequence of events unfolding in her life. According to her, “I have been in the position where Ifa divination has spoken directly to a situation that I was in. I actually find it hard to explain because it is an internal thing that happens, that validates the next step you are about to make.”

Modestin, founder of Encuentro Diaspora Afro who through her association with Vandermeer also embraced Ifa religion, says it has cleared confusion and pains from her life. “Ifa has become my voice and whisper because I felt like my ancestors were speaking to me. I had tapped into something that was deeper than me. This is what has been calling me and what I need in my life,” she said.

For Askia Toure, a 73-year-old writer, poet and political activist who says he comes for divination when his mind is troubled, Ifa is a direction giver. “Ifa is a blessing for me because I get the right answers. I grew up in the African American church, my father was a deacon. Then, I had influence of Sunni Islam. My whole life has been a search for how best to communicate with my creator. After a very traumatic experience in my life, I met Wande Abimbola,” Toure said.

Similar to what obtains in Nigeria, African Americans, Latinos, Jamaicans, Cubans or Brazilians in America who are Ifa worshippers consult priests when searching for jobs, setting up a new business, contracting marriages and facing other challenges of life.

Bridgit Brown, an African American blogger and writer in Boston, says she had an Ifa divination when she was going to work in West Africa for the first time few years ago. She wanted to know how the journey would turn out and the divination revealed that it would be a major success. “And it was. It also told me to be mindful of the importance of ordinary things, and to not just see wealth in terms of money, but in terms of having those things which are of basic needs: food, shelter, love, and so on, which is very contrary to the American way that I grew up knowing,” she said.

The method of divination for Vandermeer’s clients is also similar to that of Nigerian Ifa priests. All a client needs is to give a small consultation fee, whisper his intentions on it and Vandemeer consults Ifa for answers. For him, Ifa divination is a vehicle to help the society rather than an avenue for material gains. “This is why I have no fixed price for divination. I have students who come with coins or a dollar from their pockets. I tell people who come to see me that if they are doing well, I am happy to be part of it.”

He says some of the qualities he has learnt from Ifa in dealing with clients are honesty and patience. “No divination can bless one unless one’s Ori (inner self) accepts it. It is a two-prong process involving divination and sacrifice (ebo). So, if you are not gonna go through the process, don’t even bother. This is because the idea of sacrifice concretises what is it you came for,” he said.

Vandermeer recalls his first contact with traditional African religion in 1978, when he was about graduating from the university. “Things were kind of rough, I was having problems with the mother of my daughter. I went to an Obatala priest for divination which enabled me to get through these problems but things got worse in 1983.” This Obatala priest was of Jamaican ancestry who got initiated through the Cuban system and was part of the African Americans who set up Oyotunji village in North Carolina.

In 1983, sensing that his life had not really changed for the better, this father of seven met some Cubans who introduced him to their own form of Ifa practice. He was given a cauldron, beads of various deities (awon orisa) like Esu and Osanyin. Still not fulfilled, Vandermeer left the Cuban house in 1994 when he met a Nigerian, Afolabi Epega, whose father had written a book on Ifa in the early 1900. However, his romance with Ifa took a turning point when he met Abimbola, who is spokesperson for Babalawos worldwide (Awise Awo Ni Agbaye).

Vandermeer ended up studying with Abimbola for 12 years. “If people come for divination, I would help on any kind of spiritual work like ebo (sacrifice). At this point, he (Abimbola) had set up the Ifa Institute in Atlanta where people were coming to see him.” The interaction culminated in Vandermeer’s initiation in Oyo State in 1999, adding that when he got involved, his mission was to use Ifa “to get the kind of spiritual balance and guide  that I need to navigate the challenges of life.”

But as fate would have it, his destiny decided otherwise. He soon became a full scale Ifa diviner, though with a difference. One unique difference between Ifa diviners in the US like Vandermeer and Nigeria is that they have paid jobs through which they fend for their families. In addition to being an Ifa priest, Vandermeer is a senior lecturer in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and he is currently working towards his doctorate degree.

Like adherents of Islam and Christianity who observe their morning prayers before leaving the house, Vandermeer begins his day chanting Ifa verses, odus and ancestral chants for Egungun and throwing kolanuts before Esu. The essence is for him to have an idea how the day would be and determine what his schedule should look like. “If  it is caution and I don’t have to go out, I will stay indoors. If I have to, I will be cautious,” Vandermeer said.

So why would an educated, widely travelled African American chose to become an Ifa priest? Vandermeer says before embracing Ifa religion, he had developed a sense of himself as a descendant of Africa. “So it made sense to me that my spiritual system should be one that related to Africa.”

Ifa divination system and religion associated with Yoruba history is common in most cultures in West Africa and later Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela due to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The divination system uses an extensive corpus of texts and mathematical formula interpreted by the diviner. The Ifa literary corpus, known as Odu, is made up of 256 parts subdivided into verses called Ese. In the US, Abimbola, a professor of Yoruba language and literature, has given it so much prominence through his works, especially in the last two decades. Its philosophy centres around belief in Olodumare, the Yoruba high God, humility and honesty. Statistics from the Council for Parliament of the World Religions estimate that Ifa religion has over 70 million followers in Africa and the Americas.

According to Yoruba myth, Ifa is one of the 401 divinities sent to the cradle of Yoruba civilisation in Ile Ife, Osun State, by Olodumare to carry out specific tasks on earth. Some of the other divinities are Ogun who is in charge of hunting, war and iron implements; Esu, the universal policeman and keeper of Ase;and Ifa who is in charge of divination because of its mental capacity. This role earned Ifa the nickname Akerefinusogbon (the young one whose mind is full of wisdom).