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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The monarchs of the two warring communities: On the 27th day of March,23 years after the imposition of the treaty, the town was finally broken up due to hostilities from the host and support from the Lagos Authority.

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

The name Modakeke was gotten from a bird called Ako Stork which was normally found in the new settlement. And it was not the first criss they would do that.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The age-old rivalry was rekindled and for days, peace took a forced backseat as anarchy rained supreme in the area.

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They were very hardworking; and they began to cultivate the land to grow crops of different cridis. 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.

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Hear the new ‘chairman’, Awopetu: This is an unbiased review on the Elophone P Elophone is one of the few Iife firms that offers you great value for your money. While the Ife-Modakeke crisis remains the oldest of these conflicts, there is a need to develop an adaptive conflict resolution model that would arrest the situation before escalation.

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Here we publish several helpful articles in various categories, such as how-to articles, where to find things, resources, business, interviews and reviews. The signatories knew it was impracticable to achieve this, since the people of Modakekes had lived in Ife for a long time and it has practically become their home.

In the words of A. That local government council never functioned for one day.

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

There has been communal clashes and wars among the Yorubas but none of these wars extended to present day time as the Ife and Modakeke conflict. The inhabitants of Ibadan quickly spread out to other parts of Yoruba land in search of a new life. Some of them migrated to Ile-Ife in to start a new life. Going by this analysis, the lessons from the Ife-Modakeke crisis makes a good study because of its strategic importance in Yoruba history; and again, its prospect for conflict resolution in Nigeria.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It has a documentary value of the local achievements and challenges faced by the people.

Ironically, the community did not see anything wrong nor unconstitutional in what it did.

This is why the Palace area is known as Enuwa Enu Owa until today. On both sides, lives have been lost and ironically, even those who should know on the two sides have often allowed sentiment and emotions to run so deep that they blur all their sense of reasoning.

We have all watched in distress and anguish as our people in the two communities of Ife and Modakeke unleashed mayhem on each other. Baderinwa might be playing safe by not being categorical on the possible position of his boss on the matter, crisos definitely the community has raised the stake in the search for peace in the area.

This site uses cookies. But the problems of Ife and Modakeke go beyond throwing stones. However, it is still Modakeke, which has been embroidered in an age-long fratricidal war with Ife, added a new dimension to the crisis when the town decided to implement the recommendations of the peace panel set up by President Olusegun Obasanjo and headed by Olabode George, a retired naval commodore and Vice-Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-west.


Perhaps, to score some political points or to bring the issue back to the front burner of national discourse. Johnson which caused a flood of refugees down south, leading one of the displaced Oyo group of people to settle down in the area known today as Modakeke.

Notify me of new comments via email. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. And that is why the Modakekes might not be helping matters as they are only raising the stakes for peace. The content on the InfoGuide Nigeria is provided as general information only.

The Ife And Modakeke Conflict And How It Was Resolved – InfoGuide Nigeria

After the fall of the Oyo empire by the Fulanis, the whole Oyo populace was thrown into confusion. Efforts of the Nigerian government both the Federal and the State Governments in resolving these crises and the impact of the resolutions taken have had on the peoples of Ife and Modakeke is worth studying.

Since then the war between Ife and Modakeke has continued. And the reasons are many. Like some of his ‘colleagues’ that are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea drisis their bid to remain in power after the expiration of their three year term next month, Awopetu is not likely to have that fears.

The first casualty was the council itself.