THIS DAY IN HISTORY 13:02


This day in #history 13/02 
FEBRUARY 13TH

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

1566 – St Augustine, Florida founded

1668 – Treaty of Lisbon : Spain recognizes
Portugal

1689 – British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual
neutrality of Switzerland

1920 – Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations

1980 – Apollo Computer Inc incorporated

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , Founder of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ( d. 1908 )

1933 – Paul Biya, president of Cameroon ( 1982- )

1997 – Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael
Jackson

FAMOUS DEATHS

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

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Gen Muritala Ramat Muhammed -photo credit googlepics

A picture of the car he was in  when assassinated (below)

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The car in which Gen. Muritala was assassinated

1995 – Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader,
murdered

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EXAMINING YORUBA NAMES – THE CONCLUDING PART


THE ORIKI – COGNOMEN OR PET NAMES

This is an attributive, expressing what a child is or what a child hope to become. If a male it is always expressive of something heroic, brave, or strong; it is a term of endearment. It is intended to have stimulating effect on the individual. Yorubas are most often particular to distinguish between the Oruko(name) and Oriki (cognomen).


Male Cognomen names:

Ajagbe One who carries off after a fight

Ajani One who possesses after a struggle

Akanbi
Akande
Alabi A male that comes after several female births.
Alade


Female Cognomen names:

Amoke Whom to know is to pet

Ayoka One who causes joy all around

Abebi One born after a supplication

Akanke To meet whom is to pet

Asabi One of select birth

Alake One to be petted if she survives

The use of these pet names is so common that many children are better known by them than their real names (abiso), that some do not even know their christening names especially when their attributives name is common. Children are addressed by their Oriki by their elders, especially when they wish to express a feeling of endearment for the child. Worthy of note is the fact that, some certain Abiso (christening) carry their own cognomen with them e.g. Adeniji (the crown has a shadow), the attributive to this is Apata (rock). Hence, Adeniji Apata, Apata ni iji – Adeniji is a rock, a rock that casts out its shadow.

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