5 reasons why the time is right for Yorubas to have their own nation

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5 reasons why the time is right for Yorubas to have their own nation

Dominating the political sphere in Nigeria over recent weeks is the formation of a Yoruba Nation.

The Yoruba Nation movement has become stronger over recent months and as intense as ever.

The origination of the widely accepted Yoruba Nation movement comes after a high-profile clash between indigenes in Oyo State and Fulani herdsmen.

The reaction of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of Nigeria seemed biased to his Fulani tribe which sparked outrage in the South West.



The Yoruba Nation movement which looked like a fallacy now has picked up steam and seems to have caught the attention of the international political sphere.

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Here are five reasons the time is right for Yorubas to have their own nation.

1 Since the amalgamation of Nigeria till the present day, the country is at its all-time worst and more divided than ever citing an example of a possible BIAFRA separatist movement reemerging showing that the coming together has not worked.

2 The Yorubas constitute around 47 million people worldwide making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa with 21% of the country’s population.


3 The Yorubas have a distinct cultural identity based on a well-documented history and tradition as found all over the world are the Yoruba people or descendants especially in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Cuba, Brazil, Latin America,

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4 There is no religious bias among the Yoruba tradition as Christians and Muslims live in harmony based on brotherhood.

5 The Yoruba people have a different way of life compared to other ethnic groups, and based on education will fare better as a stand alone country.



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