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oba

(ˈɔːbɑː; -bə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (in W Africa) a Yoruba chief or ruler
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He said that the efforts of Oba Adeyemi in the preservation and promotion of Yoruba heritage continue to enunciate and expose Yoruba custom, norm and social behaviour to the world.
While welcoming the tourists, Oba Ewuare II commended them for making effort to trace their roots back home and thanked the ancestors for protecting African Americans in their sojourn.
The Chairman of the State Council said in a statement at OBA headquarters today within the framework of his current official visit to the United Kingdom that OBA has contributed to more than four decades in deepening the historical ties between the two countries and expanding areas of cooperation through the implementation of many activities and events.
They were sworn in to serve on the OBA's 17-member board during a ceremony held at the Oklahoma Judicial Center.
On Tuesday, Fareed al Zadjali, the OBA chairman, gave away the trophy in the presence of senior club and OBA officials.
Oba pointed out that the rise of China has had big impacts on regional circumstances when it achieved large-scale economic development and is now mobilizing that expanding power to promote the further buildup and modernization of its military.
Principality have been sponsors of the OBA programme since the scheme began seven years ago.
The initiative, aimed at raising awareness on financial literacy and banking services, comes as part of the activities lined up by OBA to mark the annual Arab Financial Inclusion Day coinciding on 27 April.
According to the king, His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Adebisi Olayinka, the town was founded around 12th century by Oduyale Agamu who happened to be one of Oduduwa's sons.
FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY Oba, who arrived at Dudley Zoo from Marineland in Antibes in April, was already trained to perform many actions and all of them - including sticking his tongue out - are useful for medical purposes.
Former Yei county mayor Cecilia Oba (Photo credit: Daniel Friday)