By Dare Babarinsa This month, it is 59 years since Chief Obafemi Awolowo stepped down as the Premier of the defunct Western Region. He had been in power for eight giddy years, the first Yoruba person to preside over the affairs of most of the Yoruba country since the princes departed from Ile-Ife at the dawn of time. Even then a large swath of Yoruba territory were outside his purview, in the neither-land of Northern Nigeria and across the border in then Dahomey, now better known as the Benin Republic.

from The NEWS https://www.thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2018/11/how-the-olofa-won-his-shoes/