“YOU’RE THE FACE OF OUR TOURISM EXPEDITION”, OYETOLA HAILS OONI AS IFE CELEBRATE OLOJO FESTIVAL

-Adewale Adetoyese Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola has described the Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, as a royal ally and a critical face of his administration’s tourism expedition. Governor Oyetola made this known on Saturday, while joining thousands of natives, tourists and dignitaries at the Ile Oduduwa Palace of Ile-Ife, to celebrate the 2020 edition of Olojo festival. “We are happy to have an Ooni who shares our dream that Olojo Festival should be of tourist and commercial values and not a mere avenue for celebrations…

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Ooni Ogunwusi Returns From Seclusion; Harps On Fasting, Prayers Towards Seeking Heavenly Blessings

-Adewale Adetoyese The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Friday night returned from the seven days seclusion exercise which he embarked upon as part of the ongoing Olojo festival. While addressing the cheering crowd at his Ile Oodua Palace, Ooni Ogunwusi described his journey as a core spiritual exercise during which he prayed for his subjects, the Yoruba race and the entire humanity. “Tonight, I’ll give you keys towards receiving heavenly blessings and all round breakthrough. It is fasting and prayers to the…

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Ooni Calls Jimoh Aliu Hero Of Yoruba Culture, Says His Death Is A Blow To Nigerian Theatre Industry

-Olafare Moses ‘Yera The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has described the death of the veteran nollywood giant, Pa Jimoh Aliu as a passage of one of Yoruba’s greatest heroes of culture and traditions, saying his death has dealt a blow to the theatre and film industry in Nigeria. Ooni Ogunwusi, the Spiritual leader of the Oodua race worldwide in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, described the late actor, producer and entertainer as a unique…

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You’re only wasting your time trying to impeach me, Oluwo taunts kingmakers

-Adewale Adetoyese The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi has taunted some kingmakers in the town over a letter of removal, noting that those involved are wasting their time. In a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, TellAfrica gathered that Oba Akanbi revealed that most of the kingmakers behind the letter calling for his removal as the Oluwo ‘were under duress stage managed by an over 40years serial contestant to the revered stool of Oluwo’. “We want to state it categorically that detractors who contested the stool…

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Ooni Commence 7-Day Seclusion As Ife Begins Olojo Festival

Adewale Adetoyese Ife begins Olojo festival as Ooni enters 7-day seclusion. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Sunday moved into Ile Mole, Iremo quarters, Ile-Ife for a 7-day seclusion as the annual Olojo festival kicked off in the ancient city universally believed to be the source and natural headquarters of the Oduduwa Race. Ooni Ogunwusi who appeared in his usual white traditional attire laced with colorful ancient beads, told newsmen on his way out of the Ile Oodua Palace of Ife that…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt Inaugurates Committee For Herbal Cure

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, inaugurated the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 herbal remedies and natural compounds, in order to find a solution to COVID-19 on Monday 14, September. Mr Onu explained that COVID-19 remains a threat to the health and well-being of Nigerians and the national economy and reiterated an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle it. This was revealed in a statement on Monday by the Director, Press and PR, FMST, Abdulganiyu Aminu. Inaugurating…

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Man Making Porn-Video At Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove Arrested

-Adewale Adetoyese Men of the Osun State Police Command have arrested one Tobiloba Jolaosho, for allegedly filming a steamy session at the Osun Osogbo shrine. TellAfrica gathered that Jolaosho was arrested following a complaint by one Amoo Awosunwon. Awosunwon reported the case to the police in July after seeing a sex video on social media of Jolaosho allegedly dressed in Osun Osogbo attire with a naked lady at the Osogbo shrine. Police spokeswoman Yemisi Opalola confirmed the arrest on Sunday. TellAfrica shall keep you posted.

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Okun People Writes NASS, Demand Constitutional Review

-Adewale Adetoyese “Zone us to South-West” The Okun community, Kogi State. Members of Okun ethnic nationality in Kogi State has written to the National Assembly, demanding relocation from the North-Central geopolitical zone to the South-West. TellAfrica gathered that the demand was contained in the memorandum sent to the Senate Committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, under the aegis of Okun Development Association. They also wanted a separate state which would be made up of the Okun people and the core Yoruba speaking part of Kwara State. The memorandum,…

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Oluwo Shares The Mystery Of Living Above ‘gods & dieties’ And the Need to Protect Our Heritage

During an interview session with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi on Thursday, the revered monarch explained his relationship as a king with the ancestors and the ancestral powers that be. The monarch had always maintained that his representation supersedes any ancient god due to the fact that he enjoys the royal priesthood as ordained by God. He emphasized his supremacy in this interview. See excerpts from interview and video below; “Today, I stand tall to say; I will, I should and I must be greater than my…

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Oluwo Moves To Paint Roadside Houses In Iwo

Oluwo moves to paint roadside houses, asks landlords to visit palace for paints. The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has expressed readiness to paint houses across roadside in the ancient. TellAfrica gathered this from a post shared on the monarch’s verified social media handle, which hinted that the need for uniformed beautification informed his decision to embark on the project. Oba Akanbin further disclosed reintroduction of monthly sanitation to keep the city clean and maintain environmental standard. He however clarified that only the front of every houses at…

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