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5 Feb 2021
A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, berated the rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a. Sunday Igboho), over his comment on some Yoruba leaders.
27 Jan 2021
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, faulted the meeting of the South-West governors with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), saying that it fell short of people’s expectations
1 Oct 2020
Yoruba monarch in Gombe condemns nation’s leadership As Nigeria marks her 60th Independence anniversary, groups and Nigerians, yesterday, urged overhauling of the nation’s constitution and structure. Speaking with The Guardian in Ibadan, they said the dreams and visions of the founding-fathers had not been fulfilled despite huge endowments. General-Secretary of National Association of Public Affairs…
24 Apr 2020
As the nation witnesses the plummeting of crude oil prices, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has said that geopolitical restructuring is imperative.
12 Apr 2020
Strident calls for a thorough investigation of the troubled Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, yesterday
22 Dec 2019
It’s an initiative meant to improve security in the region, but I think security matters should not be discussed openly otherwise the marauders would seize the opportunity to develop...
11 Aug 2019
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has thrown its weight behind the call by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka for a declaration of emergency in the Southwest, owing to the level of insecurity in the region, saying the forests in the region....
7 Feb 2019
Following the death of its president, Chief Kehinde Shofola, succession crisis has hit the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE). The crisis became evident at the apex Yoruba socio-cultural organisation yesterday when its secretary-general, Dr. Kunle Olajide, addressed a press conference in Ibadan, Oyo State, denouncing Col. Samuel Agbede (rtd.) as the president. Disclosing that the…
2 Dec 2018
Yoruba socio-cultural organisations of Afenifere, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and lawmaker representing Lagos West in the National Assembly, Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola have mourned the death of the founder of OPC and National Chairman of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, who died yesterday morning at the age…
1 Oct 2018
The current political wrangling in Lagos State over who occupies the office of governor for the next four years is not entirely about Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The issue is also not about Ambode’s relationship with his benefactor and demi-god of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. It appears to be all about Tinubu’s political progression and…
25 Mar 2018
The President of the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Idowu Sofola, is dead. The Secretary-general of the association, Kunle Olajide, confirmed the death, explaining that Sofola was not ill until his demise and that the vacuum he left would be difficult to fill. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he said: “I spoke…
9 Dec 2016
The Yoruba Council of Elders otherwise known as Igbimo Agba Yoruba has suggested the adoption of fiscal federalism which will allow federating units to generate resources in their domains.


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