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Friday, October 13, 2017

Afínjúu Fulani Ijesha Clocks 80

The Owa Obokun of Ijesaland. Vantage Bororo Ijesa, himself

Oba Adekunle Aromolaran

To God alone be the glory as we celebrate the royal birth of His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR; LLD, Paramount ruler of Ijesaland and Chairman, Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers.
He was born into the royal household of Kabiyesi, Alayeluwa, Oba Iluyomade Aromolaran I, the Owa-Obokun and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland (from 1920 to 1942) and Princess Tinuola Aromolaran – a princess of Esa-Oke in Ijesaland.
Ilesa: God's Dwelling Place
(Ulésà ni Olorun wà)
He started his primary school education at Otapete Methodist School, Ilesa which he finally completed at the prestigious Agbeni Methodist School Oke Ado Ibadan. He was a school teacher before proceeding to Wesley College, Elekuro Ibadan – a Teachers’ Training College. Kabiyesi later studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics at Abeokuta Grammar School, Ogun State with Messrs. Femi and Dotun (Twin brothers) Oyewole as his tutors.
Ubeé Ni Olorun Wà
A Prophetic Validation
Kabiyesi attended the then University College Ibadan (UCI) which was then a College of the University of London (now the University of Ibadan) where he obtained the B.Sc. Degree in Economics. He did a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration of the University of Ife then located at Ibadan, and later went overseas (i.e. to Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania)in the United State of America for His Master’s Degree in Mathematical Economics. He later studied for and earned his Ph.D. in Development Economics.
Ulésà Ni Olorun Wa
Sealed With A prophetic Seal
From A Prophet's Zeal
Kabiyesi joined the Civil Service of the old Western Region, served in various capacities and rose to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary before he voluntarily resigned his appointment to set up his private business called Aromolaran Publishing Company Limited at Ibadan. The Company had branches along the West Coast of Africa: in Ghana, Sierra Leone, London and New York (USA).
Kabiyesi is a reputable Publisher who has authored over 100 Titles for use in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions both in Nigeria and Overseas and contributed to national and international Journals. Kabiyesi was also an Examiner for General Certificate Education (GCE) Advanced Level Economics for West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and Ghana.
Lawrence Omole Way, Omi - Asoro, Ilesa
On the transition of the former Owa-Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Peter Adeniran Agunlejika II in September 1981, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR; LLD, was unanimously chosen in 1982 by all Ijesas at home and in the diaspora to become the 40th Owa-Obokun Adimula and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland precisely with effect from 20th February, 1982. He was coronated by the then Government of the old Oyo State, the Late Chief Bola Ige amidst pomp and pageantry on Saturday, 15th May, 1982.
Kabiyesi was the Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria (now called Modibo Adama Federal University of Technology) from 2002 to 2014. Kabiyesi holds the LLD Degree (Honoris Causa) of the same University.

Kabiyesi is the President of Ijesa Traditional Council comprising the Twelve (12) Local Governments in Ijesaland. He is also the Prescribed and Consenting Authority over all Chieftaincies in Ijesaland. About One Hundred Beaded Crown Traditional Rulers in Ijesaland are under the control of His Imperial Majesty.

Kabiyesi is currently the Chairman of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Inside The Studio Of Ara FM Station Okesha.
In consideration of his meritorious and selfless services to the Nigerian Nation, Kabiyesi was honoured with the award of the Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR) by the Federal Governement of Nigeria.
                 By: Dideolu Falobi.
A Faculty At Wesley Guild Hospital, Ijofi
A pleasure by us at Soji Graphics to congratulate and celebrate, The Bòròró Ijesa himself, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, CFR;LLD, The Owa-Obokun Adimula, Olori Alade and Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland as he turns 80 today.

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