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Reformed Ogboni Fraternity

Reformed Ogboni Fraternity. A Nigerian equivalent to a Masonic lodge, deriving mainly from the efforts of an educated Yoruba Anglican clergyman, J. A. T. Ogunbiyi, who had been chaplain to the Masonic lodges in Lagos. In 1914 he established a Christian Ogboni Society, both as a Yoruba version of Christianity modelled on the traditional Ogboni secret society, and as an alternative to imported freemasonry.

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