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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Among the prominent conflicts in Nigeria are: Secondary sources were also sourced to enrich this research work. This study will expose their historical origin of these two communities which should unite them rather than separate them. History shackles them as well. He eventually made the Modakke and Balogun removed to Ibadan.

Retrieved from ” https: The ideas expressed on this site are solely the opinions of the author s and do not necessarily represent the opinions of anyone else. There has modxkeke communal clashes and wars among the Yorubas but none of these wars extended to present day time as the Ife and Modakeke conflict.

It was also customary for the storks at the location to chirp and sing the rhyme “Mo-da-ke-ke-ke-ke” which was most of the time heard by the Ifes and it was decided that the new settlement would be called MODAKEKE. And that is why the Modakekes might not be helping matters as they are only raising the stakes for peace. This peace pact led to the elevation of the Ogunsua of Modakeke as an Oba.

To address comments or complaints, jfe Contact us. 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. The Ifes, either rightly or wrongly or perhaps antecedental arrogance, modakekf see the Modakekes as a tenant, who no matter how successful it might be must not be allowed to rise above certain level.


And he is not having his best of times politically.

Nigeria: Ife, Modakeke Crisis: the Modakekes Raise the Stakes –

Today, the present day Ife is a modern town with a fast growing population. Subscription required using via Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Nigeria articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates.

Our aim is to provide daily living guide for Nigerians and her friends. This brought untold hardship on both tribes since the Modakekes grew most of the stable and cash crops in the area.

Ancient Ife was skilled in making glass beads which were found as far moakeke Mali, Mauritania and Ghana. The content on the InfoGuide Nigeria is provided as general information only.

It has in its city a number of financial institutions, churches, mosques and a federal university; Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, which is adjudged the most beautiful university in Nigeria. But in the midst of all criiss, what political mileage do the Modakekes want to achieve by declaring a local government for itself?

Oduduwa took the three items of creation from Obatala, climbed down from the heavens on a chain and threw a handful of earth on the primordial ocean, and then put a cockerel on it so that it would scatter the earth, thus creating the land on which Ile-Ife would be built. The age-old rivalry was rekindled and for days, peace took a forced backseat as anarchy rained supreme in the area.

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. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The first casualty was the council itself. 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: The Modakekes are also known as the “Akoraye” and have a history of valor at war and are prosperous farmers.


It will help policy makers to detect early conflict, manage early escalation of conflict and ensure peaceful relations among the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Email required Address never made public. Oba Akinmoyero would later apportion a land outside the walls of Ife to the Ibadans as a show of his goodwill and appreciation of their gallantry. Modakeke in Osun StateSouth West Nigeria[1] [2] [3] with a population of close topeople.

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According to Yoruba mythology, Ile-Ife was found by Oduduwa, the younger brother to Obatala; whom the supreme God Olodumare sent to create the earth. But such a move can only raise the stake for a peacful resolution of the crisis. Also in Februarya peace pact was signed between Ife and Modakeke.

Notify me of new comments via email. Related Nigeria West Africa. The Ife and Modakeke conflict is well captioned by foremost Modakeme historian Rev. Their phones are if