Among the prominent conflicts in Nigeria are: Ife-Modakeke Crisis in Osun State; Yoruba-Hausa Clashes in Shagamu, Ogun State;. This article describes how the Ife and Modakeke conflict- two prominent tribes in Yoruba land- started; and how it was eventually resolved. Fresh facts have emerged on why the people of Modakeke and Ife are planning another round of war against each other. It was gathered that.

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While this study attempts to give a comprehensive detail on conflict resolution in Nigeria, it does not attempt to historicize conflict resolution in all the conflicting regions of the country. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. But in the midst of all these, what political mileage do the Modakekes want to achieve by declaring a local government for itself?

The question here is whether the problems can really be politically solved. It also focuses on cridis various resolutions and peace processes initiated by the Nigerian government, the various community stakeholders, and the peoples of Ife and Modakeke in resolving the crisis.

It took some time before some semblance of modakrke could be restored but some of those areas are yet to be re-occupied up till today crieis residents. Retrieved 21 April Therefore crisls, the two communities are holding the short end of the stick as part of politics of the state is concerned.

Legend has it that Obatala on his way to create the earth drank palm wine and became drunk as a result, Oduduwa had to take over his assignment.

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Perhaps, to score some political points or to bring the issue back to the front burner of national discourse. Historians generally trace the crisis to pre-colonial Nigeria especially during the Yoruba internecine wars of the nineteenth century. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat In regard to the above method, this research depends largely on primary sources especially oral tradition, chants, war songs, official documents from the Osun State Government and from the Federal Republic of Nigeriapictures, and many more.

The signatories to the treaty were unaware of this statement and this statement would lead to the protracted Ife and Modakeke conflict.

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Nigeria is a modakeie multi-ethnic country where ethnic cleavages remain a critical problem and ethnic violence has erupted periodically. Due to the gallantry of the Ibadan soldiers, Ife was able to extend her boundary to Alakowe, the present boundary between Ife and Ilesa.

The loss of lives and destruction of properties that have resulted from these clashes sadden us all. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from criis African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.

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Not only does this position bestow on Ife and Ifes a pride place in Yoruba. Innjoo Fire Plus is the successor to the fire. Historical accounts have it that Ifes and Modakekes are sons and daughters of the same parents. This is an unbiased review on the Elophone P Elophone is one of the few Chinese firms that offers you great value for your money. Ife is the source of all that is Yoruba and the Ooni the father of all Yoruba people which today spreads over eight contiguous states of the Federation of Nigeria; be they Modakekes, Ifes, Ibadans, Ekitis, Ketus and so on.

But that may be where it ends.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Published works on the history of the peoples of Ife and Modakeke were consulted to provide a scholarly guideline on the causes, course and effects of the Ife-Modakeke crisis and its overall implication on peace building in Nigeria.


Efforts of the Nigerian crksis both the Federal and the State Governments in resolving these crises crosis the impact of the resolutions taken have had on the peoples of Ife and Modakeke is worth studying. This brought untold hardship on both tribes since the Modakekes grew most of the stable and cash crops in the area.

Prior to the arrival of the Ibadans, the Ijesas had their land extend to the present location of the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, which is still called Enuwa Enu Owa up till now. The Ifes and the Modakekes might be locked in a brutal fratricidal war, but in the political equation of the present Osun State, the two communities belong to the same camp: Hear the new ‘chairman’, Awopetu: Due to communal clashes between these two communities, Ife people drove the Modakekes who were predominantly farmers out of their farmland.

Having lost all their possessions in their hasty flight, they started life in Ife by doing menial jobs to enable them eke out a living.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The people of Modakekes lived together for many years until a new Awoni of Ife, Adelekan sought to see the complete removal of the Modakekes from Ife as stipulated in the treaty. It was the collapse of Old Oyo Empire in the 19th century Rev.

Our aim is to provide daily living guide for Nigerians and her friends. Modakeke in Osun StateSouth West Nigeria[1] [2] [3] with a population of close topeople. After the fall of the Oyo empire by the Fulanis, the whole Oyo populace was thrown into confusion. Featuring journals from 32 Countries: