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OP ED: Computer Village Lagos and the story of Iyaloja and Babaloja

OP ED: Computer Village Lagos and the story of Iyaloja and Babaloja

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While the Asians and Caucasians think strategically, the West African is almost always emotional. There has been an uproar with the intention of the Tinubus to appoint an Iyaloja for the Computer Village in Lagos...and probably other modern business entities. Some claim it is anti-business, anti-Igbo or anti-democracy. Whatever! But would they have broken any law in the real sense? Hell, no!For the avoidance of doubts, the Iyaloja is a title for the Traditional African Market where the officer presides over the affairs of the Traditional Market. She is a titled Chief and a representative of the Oba or King. She collects the taxes and pays to the coffers of the Town, adjudicates over market disputes and ensures sanity. It is a part and parcel of the Yoruba Culture. In the 1999 Consti...