“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 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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Ooni Celebrates International Youth Day, Suggests Replacement For Big Brother 9ija

-Yera Moses Olafare The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Wednesday gathered Nigerian youths to celebrate and commemorate the 2020 International Youth Day. Ooni Ogunwusi who played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, described the youths as the country’s untapped immeasurable wealth. Angered by the low participation of the country’s teeming youths in leadership, the Ooni lamented that the youths have misplaced their priorities and must redress…

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Ooni Charges Government On Food Security As Ife Celebrates Yam Festival

-Adewale Adetoyese The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has charged government at all levels to encourage farming towards ensuring food security in the country. Ooni Ogunwusi made the call on Thursday, while playing host to farmers, traders and other economic stakeholders at his Ile Oduduwa Palace, Ile-Ife for the annual yam festival. Ooni, the Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) who described food as an indispensable commodity to human survival, decried several challenges including climate change, insecurity and others confronting food…

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Ooni Condemns Rape & Child Abuse At Yeyemolu Festival

Ooni condemns incessant rape, child abuse as Ife celebrates Yeyemolu festival. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has condemned incessant rape, child abuse and other forms of molestation particularly against women in the society. Ooni Ogunwusi made the disclosure on Friday, during the annual Yeyemolu festival; which is the remembrance of the first queen of the Ooni of Ife, at his Ile Oduduwa Palace, Ile-Ife. The frontline traditional ruler while explaining the indispensable roles of women in the society, admonished that they should…

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“Ooni Sijuade, Pillar Behind My Success” Ooni Adeyeye Claims

“Ooni Sijuwade, pillar behind my success” says Ooni Ogunwusi as he remembers his predecessor. The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has described his predecessor, late Ooni Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II as the pillar behind his success in life. Ooni Ogunwusi gave the testimony during a programme designed to celebrate the five-year remembrance of the immediate past Ooni, at his Ile Oduduwa Palace, on Tuesday in Ile-Ife. While acknowledging the purposeful reign of Ooni Sijuwade, Ooni Ogunwusi explained that he enjoyed a mutual relationship…

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40 Years Remembrance: Ooni Ogunwusi Celebrates Ooni Adesoji Aderemi

-Ooni Ogunwusi I’m deeply elated this day and privileged to celebrate the 40 years posthumous living of a Royal African Icon who has positively shaped the face of traditional rulers globally, one who I am a grand child of his loins, celebrating 40 years of departure of his body, yet his spirit still with us, guiding our paths unto greater heights._Posterity acknowleges your legendary impact which remains indelible in our hearts. May we never depart from the footprints you have set but we shall continue the good works which you…

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Former O.A.U Acting VC & 1 other Discharged And Acquitted Of Fraud

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo in the matter of former Acting Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba aka “Village Chemist” and ex-Acting Bursar Mrs. Josephine Akeredolu of abuse of office and alleged corruption held that both accused are discharged and acquitted. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the duo were arraigned in 2017 at an Ede High Court in Osun State on seven counts of conspiracy, stealing, paying of earned and productivity allowance of N1.4 billion to the workers of the university without…

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OGBÈ ÒTÚRÁ: ODÙ IFÁ 2020- Kíni Oun Eebo; What is Required For Atonement?

OGBEOTURAIFA OF THE YEAR 2020/2021 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA. Eriwoya!!!We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye Olu-Isese, the Permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. With combine efforts of Board of Ethics and Scripture and the Council of Elders of ICIR, we the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2020/2021 Organizing Committee set up by the International Council for Ifa…

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Ooni Donates Decontamination Machines To Rivers State

The Rivers State Commissioner for information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim revealed this in a statement on Wednesday having received the emmisaries from the palace of the Chairman, Traditional Rulers Association of Nigeria, Ooni of Ile-Ife. The statement reads; COVID-19: OONI DONATES DECONTAMINATION MACHINES TO RIVERS STATE “The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has donated two motorized fumigating machines to Rivers State Government. “Presenting the machines to the State Governor at Government House, Port Harcourt, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi said the machines which are locally fabricated is…

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