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6.2b(i) Jimoh/Adetunji research questions and report Set 1 1994

Questions


Apado

At what date did the UMS mission begin work in Apado?

At what dates (approx) did other missions begin work in Apado?

Were there any mission schools in Apado in the 1950s? If so, which missions were running them?

Who were the main Ilorin Talaka Parapo (ITP) or Action Group leaders in Apado in the 1950s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations? (traditional? Muslim? UMS? Other Christian denomination?)

Had any of them attended a mission school, in Apado or elsewhere? If so, who, and what schools?

In one of the Ilorin files (Kaduna Archives) it is reported that there was a UMS mission at Apado in the 1950s, that Apado was an ITP stronghold, and that it was the Christians who were the ITP activists, eg in the village council. Is all this correct? Can you possibly give details, if the statement is not completely correct?

Why was it that Apado was an ITP stronghold, when most of the rest of Igporin District was NPC?

How did Apado people vote in the elections of 1979? (eg largely UPN? largely NPN?)

Who were the major UPN leaders in/from Apado in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Apado or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?

Is Prince Titus Ajibola a native of Apado? Is he a member of the royal family? What is his religious affiliation? Did he attend mission schools? If so, which schools and where?

Who were the major NPN leaders in/from Apado in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Apado or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?


Okutala

At what date (approx) did the SDA mission begin work in Okutala?

At what dates (approx) did other missions begin work in Okutala?

Were there any mission schools in Okutala in the 1950s? If so, which missions were running them?

Who were the main Ilorin Talaka Parapo (ITP) or Action Group leaders in Okutala in the 1950s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations? (traditional? Muslim? SDA? other Christian denomination?)

Had any of them attended a mission school, in Okutala or elsewhere? If so, who, and what schools?

How did Okutala people vote in the elections of 1979? (eg largely UPN? largely NPN?)

Who were the major UPN leaders in/from Okutala in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Okutala or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?

From newspapers, I read that a Mr. Joshua Ajagbe Adefalu from Okutala stood for election in 1979, and that a Mr. Sola Adefalu from Okutala was a leader in the Oke Moro/Oke Asa Progressive Association.

Are these the same person? (and which is the correct name?)

Or from the same family?

(if they are two separate people, please could you answer the 3 following questions about both of them ?)

What is his religious affiliation? Did he attend a mission school or schools, in Okutala or elsewhere? If so, which schools, and where?

Who were the major NPN leaders in/from Okutala in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Okutala or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?


Shao

At what date did the SDA mission begin work in Shao?

At what dates (approx) did other missions begin work in Shao?

Were there any mission schools in Shao in the 1950s? If so, which missions were running them?

Who were the main Ilorin Talaka Parapo (ITP) or Action Group leaders in Shao in the 1950s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations? (traditional? Muslim? SDA? other Christian denomination?)

Had any of them attended a mission school, in Shao or elsewhere? If so, who, and what schools?

How did Shao people vote in the elections of 1979? (eg largely UPN? largely NPN?)

Who were the major UPN leaders in/from Shao in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Shao or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?

What family is Wole Oke a member of? What is his religious affiliation? Did he attend mission schools? If so, which schools and where?

Who were the major NPN leaders in/from Shao in the 1970s?

What (in each case) were their religious affiliations?

Had any of them attended a mission school or schools, in Shao or elsewhere? If so, who, which schools, and where?

Could you give me some details of your major informants? Eg

Name

Compound

Town

Age (or approx age)

Any other relevant information

Whether each informant will allow his/her name and compound to be mentioned, or whether he/she prefers to be listed as “anonymous informant from Apado” etc?

Report


INTRODUCTION

Shao and Okutala formerly belonged to Ilorin Division of Kwara State, Nigeria. By virtue of further creation of Local Government Areas in 1976, the two towns fell under Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State Nigeria. For administrative purposes, the two towns are located in different districts in the local government. While Shao belongs to Oloru District, Okutala falls under Lanwa District.

Apado, another case study, falls under Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.

However, the three towns are having the following things in common.

(i) The three towns voted en mass for Ilorin Talaka Parapo (A.G.) Action Group in the 1950s as well as for U.P.N. in the 1970s.

(ii) Shao, Okutala and Apado are predominantly Christians, Islam and Traditional religion put together are in the minority.

(iii) The three towns can trace their ancestors back to Yorubas in the South/West part of Nigeria.


APADO

1.The exact date of UMS work in Apado is not known. But there was clear evidence that the Church walls were standing in the year 1933. Informal schooling began under U.M.S. around 1928. Formal classroom teaching began sometime in 1947.

2.a. Roman Catholic Mission began work sometime in 1964.

b. Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C.) was also established in the late 50’s.

3. Informal schooling began under U.M.S. around 1928 and formal schooling began in 1947. So in the 50’s U.M.S. Primary school had been in existence.

4. Leaders of Ilorin Talaka Parapo (I.T.P.) in Apado included the following:

1. Late Pa Micheal Alao

2. Pa Joshua Ibitoye

3. Mohammed Odeyemi Asona

4. Okanla Asanlu

5. The leaders were of Christian religion and basically of U.M.S. origin.

6. None of the leaders attended any formal schools.

7. The statement under t his section is very correct.

8. Apado does not belong to the same cultural group as the rest of Igporin District. Secondly, Christian religion serves as an eye opener in fighting for one’s right.

*N.P.C. was the party in Government in Northern Nigeria and the influence of the District Heads particularly in their various seats cannot be over emphasised.

* Northern Peoples Congress.

9. Apado people voted largely for U.P.N. during the 1979 election.

10. Major UPN leaders in/from Apado in the 70’s included the following:

1. Pa Joshua Ibitoye

2. Late Cornileus Adebayo Adekunle

3. Prince T.S. Ajibola

4. Mr. Jacob Ogundele

5. Iyanda Joseph Barber

6. Pa Samuel Kayode

7. Deacon T. Asipade

8. Salami Elero

9. Memudu Olarewaju

10. Ahmed Amao

11. Alhaji Oniru

*12. Iyaafin Ayoka Adebayo *a lady

13. Alhaji Aweda Yusuf

14. Mr. D.D. Kayode

15. Mr. D.S. Banji

16. Mr. S.F. Oshin

17. Mr. A.K. Oshin

18. [name removed to protect an individual]

19. Mr. Peter Adebola

11. Most of the leaders of U.P.N. in the 1970’s were predominately Christians of U.M.S., with the exception of names against numbers 11 and 13.

12.  Late C. Adebayo Adekunle UMS Primary, Jebba

Prince T.S. Ajibola UMS Primary Alera/Babaloma

Elemementary Trs College, Igbetti

Mr. Jacob Ogundele UMS Primary Apado

Bishop Smith Memorial College

Pa Samuel Kayode UMS Bible School—Share

Mr. D.D. Kayode UMS Share/Jebba

UMS Mokwa Teachers College

Mr. D.S. Banji UMS Apado & Share

UMS Mokwa Teachers College

Mr. S.F. Oshin UMS Alera

UMS Mokwa Teachers College

Mr. A.K. Oshin UMS Share

[name removed to protect an individual]

Mr. Peter Adebola UMS Apado

13. Prince Titus Ajibola is a native of Apado. He is a member of the royal family. He is a Christian of U.M.S. denomination.

Yes, he attended UMS mission schools.

Primary Schoolings at Alera and Babaloma

Elementary Teachers College at UMS Igbetti

Higher Teachers College at ECWA College Igbaja.

14. N.P.N. major leaders in Apado in the 1970s:

--Deacon S.B. Alao was appointed by the N.P.N. government to serve as the Councillor for Education in the defunct Oshin Local Government Area of Kwara State.

--Ma Ruth Ibitoye—Lady Chairman

--Chief Abraham Owoyale

--Deacon Peter Alao Kayode

--Late Pa Hussan Ologogi

15. They were all Christians under the UMS except for the last name who changed to Roman Catholic Mission later in his Christian life.

16. Deacon S.B. Alao was the only individual that had opportunity for formal education. He attended UMS primary school in Share, proceeded for Teachers Grade III Certificate in E.T.C. Igbetti and thereafter his Higher Teachers Certificate in ECWA Teachers College, Igbaja.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Compound  Age

1. Peter Adebola Ile Ago  60 yrs.

Nig. Herald Newspaper

Company, Ilorin.

2. Mr. David B. Kayode Oke Asanlu  50 yrs.

College of Education, Ilorin.

3. Mrs. Mary A. Kayode Oke Asanlu  47 yrs.

College of Education, Ilorin.

4. Mr. D.S. Banji Ile Asipade  50 yrs.

6. Prince T.S. Ajibola Ile Baale  65 yrs.

The above named individuals will certainly not mind if their names are mentioned in the write up. They all are from Apado town.


OKUTALA

1. Seven Day Adventist (SDA) mission began work in Okutala in the year 1947.

2. The only other mission after SDA at Okutala is Baptist Church and it began work in Okutala in the year 1986.

3. There was no mission school in Okutala in the 1950s.

4. The main Ilorin Talaka Parapo (ITP) or Action Group leaders in Okutala in 1950s are:

(a) Mr. Joshua Adefalu

(b) Mallam Jimoh Oro

(c) Alhaji Isiaka Ayinde Jimoh

5. Their religious affiliation varied from each other i.e. Mr. Joshua Adefalu is a Christian (SDA member) while Mallam Jimoh Oro and Alhaji I.A. Jimoh are Muslims.

6. None of them attended mission school either in Okutala or elsewhere.

7. Okutala voted en mass for UPN party in the election of 1979. They voted only for UPN and there was no vote for the other party – NPN.

8. The major UPN leaders at Okutala in the 1970s are:-

(a) Mr. Joshua Adefalu

(b) Mr. Amos Fajobi

(c) Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu

(d) Alhaji Isiaka Ayinde Jimoh

(e) Mallam Jimoh Oro (Late)

9. Their religious affiliations are as follows:

(a) Mr. Joshua Adefalu, Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu and Amos Fajobi are all Christians. Alhaji Jimoh Oro and Alhaji Isiaka Ayinde Jimoh are Muslims.

10. Only Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu attended mission schools. He attended SDA primary School, Osi, Kwara State. He later attended SDA Grammar School, Ede, now in Osun State of Nigeria.

--Mr. Joshua Adefalu was only taught how to read the Bible by the missionaries, he did not attend any formal school.

--Others did not attend mission school

11. Referring to the newspaper publication that you read which mentioned Joshua Ajagbe Adefalu who you said stood for election in 1979, and one Mr. Sola Adefalu a leader of Oke Moro/Oke Asa Progressive Association, the following are the findings:

These people are of the same family but not the same person.

(a) The correct names are as follows:

(i) Mr. Joshua Adefalu is the father to Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu. These are the correct names and their relations.

(ii) Mr. Joshua Adefalu who is the father did not contest any election in 1979 but the son Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu contested at Primary level the election of 1979. He however lost the primary to Mr. Amos Fajobi of the same party in the same town.

(b) Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu is a Christian, a member of SDA.

Mr. Joshua Adefalu (father) is also a Christian. He is also a member of SDA.

Mr. Adebola Ajagbe Adefalu attended mission schools. He attended SDA primary school Osi, in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State and SDA Grammar School in Ede now in Osun State of Nigeria.

(c) Mr. Joshua Adefalu (father) did not attend any school but he was taught how to read the Bible by the SDA missionaries.

12. There was no single NPN member or leaders in Okutala in the 1970s. In fact all the people in Okutala voted en block for U.P.N. in 1979 election.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

NAME COMPOUND  TOWN AGE

Mr. Joshua Adefalu Ile Oriokuta  Okutala 72

Mr. Amos Fajobi Ile Alaagba  Okutala 56

And two sources who preferred to be anonymous. The rest of the informants would not mind if their names are published in your write up.


SHAO

1. Seven Day Adventist (SDA) mission began work in Shao in the year 1914.

2. The following missions began in Shao after SDA.

(a) S.I.M.-E.C.W.A. church 1952

(b) Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) 1975

(c) Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C.) 1982

(d) Foundamental Baptist Church 1987

(e) Baptist Church 1989

3. The only mission school in Shao in the 1950s was Seven Day Adventist Primary School. The school was run by the SDA mission. However, all the mission schools in the country were converted to (L.G.E.A.) Local Government Education Authority in the year 1976 when (UPE) Universal Primary Education was introduced by the government of Nigeria.

4. The following people were leaders of Ilorin Talaka Parapo or Action Group in Shao in the 1950s:

(a) Daniel Kehinde

(b) P.A. Ibrahim Adelakun (Late)

(c) Ahmadu Eja

(d) Babatunde Oke

5. Their religious affiliations are as follows:

(a) Daniel Kehinde is a Christian and he is a member of Seven Day Adventist (SDA)

(b) Babatunde Oke is a Christian and he is a member of E.C.W.A. church

(c) The other two leaders Ahmadu Eja and P.A. Ibrahim Adelakun (Late) are both Muslims.

6. None of the leaders attended mission school.

7. Shao people voted en block for the UPN in the year 1979. In fact NPN did not get a single vote at Shao in the 1979 election. The reason is that they want total freedom from Ilorin domination. Also the candidate that contested under the platform of UPN into the Kwara State House of Assembly is from Shao. He is Mr. Hon. Stephen Wole Oke.

8. The major UPN leaders in Shao in the 1970s are:

(a) Honourable Stephen Wole Oke

(b) Aminu Baba Alawo

(c) Baba Kinrinji

9.Their religious affiliations are as follows:

(a) Hon. Stephen Wole Oke—Christian, member of E.C.W. A. church.

(b) Aminu Baba Alawo and Baba Kinrinji are both Muslims.

10. Only Hon. Stephen Wole Oke attended mission school, others did not.

--Hon. Stephen Wole Oke attended S.I.M.-E.C.W.A. Demonstration Primary School Idera and Igbaja respectively.

11. Hon. Stephen Wole Oke was a UPN member.

(a) He is a Christian a member of E.C.W.A. church.

(b) He attended mission school at primary level. He attended S.I.M.-E.C.W.A. Demonstration Primary School Idera and Igbaja respectively.

12. There was no NPN member in Shao in the 1970s. NPN had no single vote during the 1979 election in Shao. In fact all the votes went for the UPN candidate—Honourable Stephen Wole Oke. The people of Shao deliberately voted en mass for the UPN because they wanted total liberation from the domination of Ilorin people. To this end, Shao people preferred to vote against the Ilorin people who were predominantly NPN.

13. Since there was no NPN member their religious affiliations/schools attended were not applicable.


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

NAME                                                              COMPOUND                    TOWN                   AGE

  1. Honourable Stephen Wole Oke             Ile Eiyeba                          Shao                      47

  2. Aminu Baba Alawo                                Bolude comp.                     Shao                      65

  3. Baba Kirinji                                            Dogo compound                Shao                      70

  4. Daniel Kehinde                                      Dogo comp.                       Shao                      56

  5. Ahmadu Eja Oke                                   Siniga                                 Shao                      61

  6. Babatunde Oke                                     Eiyeba comp.                     Shao                      72

NB. The informants above will not mind if their name