“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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COVID-19: 125 New Cases With No Death Recorded In Nigeria

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria rose to 57,849 after 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. There are 7,500 active cases in Nigeria while 49,098 persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and federal capital, Abuja. Till date, 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. No death was recorded on Thursday.These were contained in an update by the country’s infectious. About 10 per cent of…

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Stanbic IBTC Appoints Sola David- Borha As New Director

The Board of Directors of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC on Thursday announced the appointment of Sola David- Borha as their Non-Executive Director of the bank. The disclosure notice ehich is effective from 24 September 2020 had been received by the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). The bank board of Stanbic IBTC added that the appointment followed the receipt of all required regulatory approvals. The disclosure, signed by Chidi Okezie, the company secretary, added that Mrs David-Borha is currently the Chief Executive, Standard Bank (Africa Regions). The new appointee had served as…

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FG Wins As Court Restrain NLC,TUC From Embarking Electricity/Petrol Hike Strike

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government has on Thursday won at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, as an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike was granted. TellAfrica gathered that the order as granted by Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also restrained the NLC and TUC from halting work in whatsoever form as planned from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. The Court…

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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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I’m Still Legally Married To Femi Fani-kayode, Ghanaian Wife Reaffirms Amid Alleged Domestic Abuse Of Co-Wife

-Adewale Adetoyese “I’m still married to Fani-Kayode” another woman speaks from Ghana. One Mrs Regina Fani-Kayode (nee Hanson-Amonoo), has reaffirmed that she remains the legal wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Reacting to allegations of abused raised against her husband about his crashed marriage to Precious Chikwendu, Mrs Regina defended her husband, noting that the ex-minister has never abused her in their 23 years of marriage. TellAfrica gathered that Regina, who is a Ghanaian, said she got married to Fani-Kayode based on Ghanaian customs in 1997…

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No Going Back On Water Resources Bill

No going back on Water Resources Bill” – FGN Despite the public outcry against it, the Federal Government has declared it will go ahead with the Water Resources Bill. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed told reporters that the bill was not designed to cause water wars in the country. He explained that the bill is a panacea to likely water conflicts in the country, noting that critics of the bill have either not read it or might be mischievous. He said there is…

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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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