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oba

(ˈɔːbɑː; -bə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (in W Africa) a Yoruba chief or ruler
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On June 28, Serbia and Montenegro President Svetozar Marovic posthumously conferred a medal on Oba at a ceremony in Belgrade.
I didn't think much of it," said Oba, who witnessed the attack and told his story to Time magazine reporters for the March 2003 special issue, "Eighty Days That Changed the World.
While I was looking into the possibilities offered by EFt for grant payments, a mail-out brochure pressing the advantages of OBA landed on the executive director's desk at an agency where I volunteer.
Oba Dove was the eighth Barbados Derby winner for his trainer Bill Marshall and the fourth for his owner-breeder DeVere Davis.
Every element of the crown suggests its sacred role: the veil shields the face of the oba from the gaze of ordinary citizens and protects the powers embodied within the ruler's head; the interlace design suggests notions of continuity and balance; and the birds refer to the mystical powers of women whose support is key to the oba's success as a ruler.
According to Ornelia Scull, Olu Anya de Oba De'e (a Yoruba name indicating ownership and name of the sacred bata drum set), a master traditional drummer, bought the drum to New York City.
They called it ~the kingdom of Benin', and it was with the Oba (or king) of Benin that they first established a trade in ivory, palm kernels and red pepper.
Asked if the affected Obasoyin had been notified of the decision of the council, Oba Ademolaju said 'he didn't wait for our report before he began to call himself an Oba.
Oba was murdered together with her office manager in Jebel, a Juba suburb.
Corporation (NYSE: FNB) and OBA Financial Services Inc.
30 July 2014 - US bank holding company FNB Corporation (NYSE:FNB) has received all regulatory nods for its planned merger with domestic sector firm OBA Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:OBAF) via an all-stock deal worth some USD23.
Speaking about the on-going Basketball League, Hisham said the OBA has plans to increase the pool of teams in the future.