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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And as the name indicates, it is an improvement over the Innjoo Fire in many areas. The Ife and Modakeke conflict is well captioned by foremost Yoruba historian Rev.

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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 name Modaeke was gotten from a bird called Ako Stork which was normally found in the new settlement. Since then the war between Ife and Modakeke has continued. While it is true that not all conflicts lend themselves to conflict resolution techniques, the Ife-Modakeke crisis makes an exception. Ife Ile-Ife is an ancient Yoruba city moodakeke south western Nigeria.

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And it was not the first time they would do that. The city is located in the present day Osun State. The youths and adults alike in on both sides took up arms and wanton destruction of lives and property began in earnest. 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.


The reigning Ooni of Ife, Oba Akinmoyero was said to have received them well. They owe a sacred responsibility to defend and protect all interests concerning the Yorubas, Modakeke inclusive.

The Ife And Modakeke Conflict And How It Was Resolved

But his fears surely will come when the tanks roll in again to challenge an outright illegality. They started growing and producing different types of food crops on farmlands given to them by their hosts. By the time the madness subsided, the regime knew crisiss made a tactical blunder by creating the said local government which the Modakekes wanted but the Ifes would hear nothing of it.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This brought untold hardship on both tribes since the Modakekes grew most of the stable and cash crops in the area. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

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 cdisis home. This is why the Palace area is known as Enuwa Enu Owa iife today. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.

This balance, however, can only be met if the roots of the conflict s are traced and treated fairly. Some students residing in Mayfair Junction of Ife, just a few kilometers after the university gate had some squabbles with vigilante group and that was all.

Thus, the greatest challenge facing the process of conflict resolution in Nigeria is the issue of maintaining balance among the conflicting parties by the third party preferably the Nigerian Government. There was alot of powerful men in Modakeke like the late balogun and baale raji orire ikoyi eso who was Baba bosa he owned bosa Street in Modakeke, there was Akanbi onigbinde he was a warrior, there was lasisi ijori who was from Modakeke and ibadan, there was adewale ishola, there was oba raji animasun who was a wealthy king,there was ademiguin olabisi who was in Modakeke war and deafted 20 man in war he lived in ibadan, there was the baale of ile oba compound in he was powerful to and many more.


He eventually made the Otun and Balogun removed to Ibadan. And closely related to this, is what the Ifes, in real terms, stand to lose in the events of the Modakekes having their own separate local government.

Late last month, youths in the community, apparently miffed by the reluctance of the government to implement the report of the panel, threatened to set up an internal government for the town. As related as Ife and Modakeke are, however, both have engaged in protracted conflict for over a century.

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The Modakekes do not seem to believe that they are still tenants. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us. The team comprises professionals and Consultants from different fields of human endeavour. Included in this treaty was a clause that stated that Modakeke be removed from Ife soil and rebuilt in a place between the Rivers Osun and Oba, and the Ibadans were to see that this was carried out.