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Ooni Of Ife Names His Newborn Prince Adesoji Aderemi
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Ooni Of Ife Names His Newborn Prince Adesoji Aderemi

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has named his newborn son after the 49th Ooni Oba Adesoji Tadenikawo Aderemi as promised The highly-respected monarch tweeted on Wednesday to inform the public of the prince’s name. He wrote: “In accordance with the traditional rites lasting for 21 days with today marking the 8th day, and in keeping to my promise of naming our first prince after my predecessor the 49th Ooni of Ife in the 3rd dynasty of Ife. “Our prince is hereby named “Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa Ogunwusi Ojaja II.” Oba Ogunwusi urged the public to “pray to God to guide and keep him in fulfillment of his destiny.” The prince was born on November 18. He is the Ooni’s first child with Olori Moronke Sileku...
DHA 2020: Ooni Of Ife Receives Imperial Royal Father Of The Year Award In Abuja
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DHA 2020: Ooni Of Ife Receives Imperial Royal Father Of The Year Award In Abuja

A renowned Nigeria Monarch and one of the most highly recognised and respected King from the Southwest region of Nigeria, His Imperial Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, has received the prestigious Democracy Heroes Awards. He was conferred with the award of the Imperial Royal Father of the Year 2020,at the Democracy Heroes Award, though he was indisposed to attend the grande award occasion which was held on the 14th of October, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The distinguished award was presented to HRH, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II by the Executive Director of Democracy Heroes Awards, Mr. Ajagbonna Fajag, who congratulated the Ooni of Ife for the well deserved honour. He also appreciated His Imperial Majesty for his support and contribu...
Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests
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Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests

Obasanjo spoke when he visited Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Monday. He described the #EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth. He said the youths are clamouring for a better life and there are several ways the government can show it understands their plights by making things easier for them. “More than 65 percent of our population is under within the ages of 18 and 30; they are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them,” Obasanjo said. “Some of them didn’t even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be remove...
Restructuring: Effective Leaders Listen, Sam Adeyemi Replies Presidency
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Restructuring: Effective Leaders Listen, Sam Adeyemi Replies Presidency

Senior Pastor of Lagos-based church, Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has joined other prominent Nigerians to call on the Federal Government, led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to urgently restructure the country to save it from collapse. The cleric stated this on Monday in an apparent response to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The Presidency had in the statement described recent calls for the restructuring of the country as “recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country.” The PUNCH had earlier reported that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had on Saturday called on the President to restructure the country “as soon ...
Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre
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Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has promised to build a multi-million Naira Chemotherapy Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the UCH, Mr Toye Akinrinlola on Wednesday in Ibadan. Akinrinlola said that the Ooni made the promise when the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo visited him in his palace. The centre, he said, would be built in partnership with other donors from the U. S. The statement quoted the monarch as saying: ” the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria calls for concern and action from all well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations in the country. ”I will call on friends and well-wishers to join me in the completion of the centre”. The monarch also promised ...
Olakunle Churchill Honoured With Man Of The Year Award At Yoruba Cultural Event
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Olakunle Churchill Honoured With Man Of The Year Award At Yoruba Cultural Event

Churchill Group CEO Olakunle Churchill Honoured By Ooni Ife At Yoruba Cultural Event. Popular Nigeria-Africa Philanthropist, Enterpreneur and Investor, Dr. Oladunni Olakunle Churchill has been honoured by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. He was recognised and honoured as MAN OF THE YEAR by the Ooni of Ife at Queen Moremi Ajasoro Pageant event, held in Lagos. Dr. Olakunle Churchill was recognised for his inputs and dedication towards youth empowerment in Nigeria and across Africa. The award and recognition of Dr. Oladunni Olakunle Churchill, was received on his behalf, by popular Abuja based PR Strategist and veteran Journalist, Mr. Alex Nwankwo. On receiving the Award, he appreciated the organiser of Queen Moremi Ajasoro Pageant and His Imperial Majesty, th...
Femi Fani-kayode Blasts Tinubu For Not To Stand Up To Greet Ooni Of Ife
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Femi Fani-kayode Blasts Tinubu For Not To Stand Up To Greet Ooni Of Ife

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has berated former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, for failing to stand up to greet the Ooni of Ife at the Coronation of the Oniru of Iruland in Lagos state earlier in the week. The Ooni of Ife had arrived the event and was walking to the high table when he stopped by to greet Tinubu. That the Asiwaju of Bourdillon refused to stand up to greet the Ooni of Ife speaks volumes.This was not only deeply insulting to every Ife & indeed son & daughter of Odua but it is also a crying shame. Would a northern pol. leader refuse to stand up for his traditional ruler? https://youtu.be/MQT7pEAZxJY    
Fire Outbreak: My Palace Is Intact, Ooni Allays Public Fear
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Fire Outbreak: My Palace Is Intact, Ooni Allays Public Fear

Against the backdrop of a minor fire outbreak which gutted a part of the administrative building with his palace compound on Wednesday, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has allayed public fear, saying his palace was not affected by the incident. He said there is no need for panic, assuring that the fire incident was a minor one, that slightly razed a tiny part of one of the administrative buildings within the palace compound. According to a press statement forwarded to the Tribune Online in Osogbo by Ooni’s director of media and public affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, there was no cause for alarm as the monarch’s palace remains intact. The statement reads “the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, wishes to inform the entire public that a mi...
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Ooni Of Ife, Ogunwusi Wants BBNaija Scrapped And Replaced

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has lamented youths channel energies into #BBNaija than profitable things. He was concerned that reports on the reality TV show attracts more interest from youths than governance, elections and other important national issues. He spoke while addressing members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in commemoration of the International Youth Day. According to him: “In the last general elections, the total number of votes cast was around 27 million while over 170 million people voted during the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show. “This is a practical reality of who Nigerian youths are and where our priorities lie as Nigerian youths… “Instead of BBNaija why not plan a show, which will be called The Big Nigeria Reality Show?” H...
BBNaija Show Misrepresents Nigerian Youths – Ooni Of Ife
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BBNaija Show Misrepresents Nigerian Youths – Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Wednesday added his powerful voice to the calls for the scrapping of Big Brother Nigeria reality show, also called BBNaija. The great monarch said the show misrepresents “the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”. Instead, the Ooni advocated for a new show that will be more beneficial to the youths. The new show already has a willing sponsor, Elizabeth Jack Rich, founder of Elizabeth Jack-Rch Aid Foundation The Ooni spoke in Ile-Ife at an interaction with scores of youths who visited him as part of the celebration of International Youth Day. The monarch’s guests are members of the Nigerian Youth Council. He described the youths as the country’s untapped immeasurable wealth and resources and urged them to ta...
COVID-19 Cure: Ooni’s Delegates Meet Ehanire, Health Minister
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COVID-19 Cure: Ooni’s Delegates Meet Ehanire, Health Minister

As global and local efforts are currently being made to provide sustainable cure to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the executive Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has for the first time received a delegation of royal traditional Chiefs from the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, who presented a curative herbal medicine for Covid19. The delegation was received at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Abuja today, Friday 19th June 2020. The reception of traditional rulers by the Honourable Minister of health was premised on discussions surrounding the invention of a new herbal cure for Coronavirus in Nigeria. According to reports this is first time the honourable Minister of Health will be giving any official audience to curative herbal provisions to curtail the sp...
BREAKING: Ooni of Ife Loses Grandmother
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BREAKING: Ooni of Ife Loses Grandmother

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has lost his grandmother, Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa. Mrs. Faramobi gave up the ghost on Saturday night at her residence in Ile-Ife at the ripe age of 103 years. In a statement, signed by Director, Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, the deceased was Born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs. Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife. Survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.
Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu
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Ooni Of Ife Commends Gov. Ugwuanyi For Been A Wonderful Leader, Donates Fumigation Equipments To Enugu

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunlusi, Ojaja II, in a statement on Thursday has extolled the leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a “wonderful” leader whose hospitality is second to none. Oba Adeyeye made this known through his delegation who represented him at the Government House, Enugu, to deliver four modular motorized fumigators donated by him to the Enugu State government, as part of his contributions to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Presenting the equipment, leader of the delegation, Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the hospitality he has shown to us”, disclosing that the Imperial Majesty’s decision to donate the fumigators was borne out ...
Unidentified Man Breaks Two Gates, Rams Into Ooni Of Ife’s Palace
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Unidentified Man Breaks Two Gates, Rams Into Ooni Of Ife’s Palace

A yet-to-be-identified man on Tuesday evening broke two gates and forced his way into the compound where a house occupied by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was located in his Ile Oodua’s palace in Ile Ife. According to sources, several gunshots were heard around the palace and one man was said to have been arrested in connection with the incident. A source in Enuwa where the palace is located, who preferred anonymity, said a man driving a Mercedes Benz car with two passengers, had driven to the entrance of the palace some minutes to 7pm. The security men at the entrance, it was learnt, however, denied the vehicle entry and asked the driver to park. “But before they could check the vehicle, two of the passengers had disembarked and ran away, while the driver forced h...
Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi Reacts to Rumors that Their Marriage has Crashed
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Ooni of Ife’s Wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi Reacts to Rumors that Their Marriage has Crashed

Olori Prophetess Naomi has shut down rumors her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has packed up. There have been reports online that she has packed out of the monarch's house following some marital crisis. On Monday evening, she took to her IG page to set the record straight. Read her press statement below There have been strange rumours and unfounded news making rounds on social media in recent times.I want all believers of good news to know that, it is all lies and a picture of how the peddlers of the evil news would have loved our love story to turn out. I would have loved to maintain silence, however, due to concerns being expressed by well meaning people something has to be said. Now, the gospel truth is that I have been busy with ministry off the social ...
Ooni Of Ife Sold It To Us, Chinese Tells Osun Farmers After They Were Caught Excavating Acres Of Land (Video)
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Ooni Of Ife Sold It To Us, Chinese Tells Osun Farmers After They Were Caught Excavating Acres Of Land (Video)

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has been accused of selling acres of land that belongs to some Nigerian farmers in Osun State to a group of Chinese Nationals for a huge sum of money. According to the farmers who disclosed their displeasure during an interview, some Chinese men handed a huge amount of money to the traditional ruler and got express permission to take over the large farm lands without compensation to the owners. One of the farmers that was interviewed in the presence the Chinese men on the expanse of land which was being evacuated identified himself as Olaiya, from Erin Nla, spoke in Yoruba language while reacting to the incident, he said; “Please help me, this is my farm, the Chinese have destroyed everything planted on it, Cocoa plantation, Bana...
Traditional Cure for Coronavirus will be Ready Soon – Ooni of Ife
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Traditional Cure for Coronavirus will be Ready Soon – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the traditional cure for Coronavirus has reached an advanced stage and will be made available to the public very soon. He said this yesterday, April 29, while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State, shortly after he donated two motorized modular fumigators to the state government. He also expressed optimism that Nigeria will soon win the war against Coronavirus. Oba Ogunwusi said that he has gone far in working with the traditional medicine practitioners in the country to ensure a solution for Coronavirus. He said though scientific solutions were being sought globally to end the pandemic, traditional medicine and solutions must also be considered and embraced as a way out of COVID-19. The Ooni, therefore...
Ooni Of Ife’s Wife, Queen Oluwaseyi Naomi Celebrates Her 27th Birthday
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Ooni Of Ife’s Wife, Queen Oluwaseyi Naomi Celebrates Her 27th Birthday

Ooni of Ife’s wife, Adeseyi Naomi who is a prophetess and evangelist celebrates her birthday today as she turns 27. Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who tied the knot with the beautiful evangelist on October 19, 2018. Queen Morenikeji Oluwaseyi Naomi is the founder of En-Heralds Interdenominatonal ministry based in Akure, Ondo state. She is well known for her powerful ministration as she is a very influential evangelist. She is well known for that. The new queen of the monarch of Ife is appraised of her beauty and elegance. The union is blessed with one kid named Princess Adeola Ogunwusi. The monarch of Ife earlier had two wives before the arrival of Queen Naomi Oluwaseyi of which their unions were dissolved. The beautiful Queen celebrates her 27th birthday with her husband...
COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians
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COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians

A clinical herbalist, Mrs Christiana Olapade-Ojo, says Nigerians should not be quick to dismiss the claims made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on using natural herbs to fight COVID-19. Olapade-Ojo, the Managing Director of Natural Resources Laboratories (NARL), spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan. NAN reports that the monarch recently shared a video on his social media page where he explained how several traditional herbs could be used to treat the novel coronavirus. This had resulted in online criticisms, with many questioning the safety and effectiveness of the herbs listed by the monarch. Olapade-Ojo, however, said that viral diseases were not a new phenomenon and traditional medicines and herbs had helped to fight epidemics like small...
Ooni Of Ife Shuts Palace Over Coronavirus, Suspends Traditional Activities
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Ooni Of Ife Shuts Palace Over Coronavirus, Suspends Traditional Activities

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has shut his palace to curb spread of Coronavirus. Ooni, in a statement yesterday by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, said: “The palace is shut and all social and cultural activities have been suspended, only visitors with essential mission will be allowed in. The easiest solution is for everyone to stay at home. COVID-19 is not a respecter of anybody, and does not honour anybody. This is the first time in a long while that the world is having a common problem, we must tackle it together.” The Ooni advised people to engage in frequent hand washing and to cover their mouth while coughing and sneezing. He added: “We must look beyond the negativities and look at the lessons embedded in this challenging time. Coronavi...
Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns
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Stop Calling Upcoming Actors Veterans’ – Fred Amata warns

Nollywood actor and filmmaker Fred Amata has warned the media to desist from calling upcoming actors Veterans saying veterans are people who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry over a long period of time. Fred Amata, who is the president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria made the comments just days after actor after actor Zubby Michaels Criticized the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) organizers over an alleged snub of “pillars of Nollywood”. Zubby, accused the AMVCA organizers of being tribalistic in their choice of awards by ignoring Igbo 'veteran' actors and now Amata has asked the media to stop referring to young actors and actresses as veterans. Speaking in a press conference in Lagos to mark the Directors Guild of Nigeria forth coming ...
Jonathan, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka Join One United Africa 1000 Man March
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Jonathan, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka Join One United Africa 1000 Man March

Zambia President, Goodluck, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka, Join One United Africa 1000 Man March In the search for workable solutions to manage the extensive challenges faced in Africa, a non governmental organization called One United Africa Foundation has commenced the crusade of a Pan-African renaissance. In its envisioned prospects, the organizations has signed a partnership with one of Nigeria's leading PR agency, Amity Global Network, as the official Media Partner for the efficient promotion of its People to People Citizenry Engagement Initiative. This is in view of the One United Africa 1000Man March, holding in Abuja on the 31st of March 2020 and organized to promote unity, defined engagements that unites the collective exploration of our resources and productively channeli...
I Am The Highest King In Yoruba Land, I Speak With Thunder In My Mouth – Olugbo of Ugbo
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I Am The Highest King In Yoruba Land, I Speak With Thunder In My Mouth – Olugbo of Ugbo

The Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom in Ondo State, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, has declared that he is the highest Oba in Yoruba land. He also claimed that his father owns Ife Kingdom and that he has the right to crown Yoruba Obas. The Olugbo had recently attacked the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, over his (Ooni) claim that the Igbo people were originally from Ile-Ife. Akinruntan spoke at the installation held at his palace in Ugboland, yesterday, declaring that, “I am ready to crown more kings from the Diaspora as long as I remain the number one king in Yorubaland. I am the custodian of the Yoruba culture. “I am going to give more Obas in the Diaspora crowns. Many of them will get crowns and staff of office from me and nobody can query me. They know that I’m a special ...
Oluwo Of Iwo Should Not Destroy Yoruba Culture With Ignorance
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Oluwo Of Iwo Should Not Destroy Yoruba Culture With Ignorance

This is the hightime Oluwo of Iwo excesses be curtailed. In a dieing time for our culture where the government and civilization is taking away our culture from us and foreign religions are making our religion seems like the one inherited from the Devil like they have seen the devil before. The government wants to suddenly turn Nigeria into a western state a notion they know it is not possible. There is an Holiday for both Christians and Muslims but there is none for the traditional worshipers, they have ignored our culture and practise. The government wants to suddenly turn Nigeria into a western state a notion they know it is not possible. There is an Holiday for both Christians and Muslims but there is none for the traditional worshipers, they have ignored our ...
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Oluwo of Iwo Suspended for Six Months

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Traditional Rulers’ Council. The monarch was suspended over his alleged attack on the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo during a peace meeting to resolve a land tussle among monarchs on February 14th. The council also set up a committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun, to further investigate issues involving Oluwo and Obas in Iwo land. The royal fathers at their emergency meeting held at the Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, which was presided over by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, arrived at the decision to suspend the Oluwo.
Ooni of Ife’s Sister Finds Love again, to Get Married in March
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Ooni of Ife’s Sister Finds Love again, to Get Married in March

Princess Adesola, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi’s sister has found love again and is set to tie the nuptial knots with her man, Ayoola. The Nation reported that the Ooni of Ife's 47-year-old sister will be exchanging her marital vows with her boyfriend on March 8. A quick check on Instagram also revealed that she has been sharing loved up photos with her would-be husband. Here are some photos below; Princess Adesola was formerly married to a Pastor. Their marriage produced one child before it packed up.
Ooni Of Ife’s Baby Mama And Daughter Release New Beautiful Photos!
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Ooni Of Ife’s Baby Mama And Daughter Release New Beautiful Photos!

Princess Adeola Aanuoluwapo Ogunwusi, the 25-year-old daughter of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi is such a beauty to behold and these new photos are proof! Adeola Ogunwusi, a first degree graduate of Warwick University, with a Masters programme at the University College, London in Urban Economic Development, is a carbon copy of her 45 year old mum, Omolara Olatunbosun , who gave birth to her while she was 20 and while the Ooni of Ife was 19. The first time the Ooni of Ife publicly talked about his daughter was during a chat with the Press in 2016 “At the age of 19, I fathered a child, which made the matter more complicated. Life was very tough because I had to cater for my child; but that made me to work harder.... That experience shaped my life and made me to keep striving....
“We Are Playing Tennis”- Teni Confirms Relationship With Wizkid To Ooni Of Ife
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“We Are Playing Tennis”- Teni Confirms Relationship With Wizkid To Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, recently hosted ‘Billionaire’ crooner, Teni in his palace. In a relaxed atmosphere, the king probed the singer on her affection for fellow singer, Wizkid. Teni has in recent times jokingly publicized her affection for Wizkid. She even squared up to Tiwa Savage on stage last December over Wizkid. In several clips shared on Instagram on Monday night by Teni, the Ooni is seen probing her about her seeming interest in Wizkid. After singing for a while, Ooni said: “Who will sweep Teni off her feet?” as Teni sits on the floor beside him, to which a man in the room mentioned Wizkid. The surprised monarch then asked Teni if Wizkid was the man, she said: “We are just playing tennis.”   View this post on In...
Amotekun: We Won’t Rely On Guns, Will Use Ancestors’ Powers To Operate
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Amotekun: We Won’t Rely On Guns, Will Use Ancestors’ Powers To Operate

As the newly launched security outfit tagged Western Nigeria Security Network (tagged: Operation Amotekun) is set to begin operation, one of its personnel, Soludero Hunters’ Association has said the outfit doesn’t rely on guns to function well but would use their ancestors’ powers to ward off any aggression against Yoruba indigenes in the zone. Oba Nureni Ajijola Anabi who is the National President of the hunters, told newsmen that since the outfit was launched, they had resuscitated all “powers used by our ancestors to conquer their aggressors and that’s what we will use in protecting our zone”. “We promise to be civil and law-abiding in our operations. We will never disappoint our governors who initiated the security outfit. Also, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Eniitan Adeyeye Ogunwus...
Amotekun: Don’t Betray South-west, Ooni Tells Personnel
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Amotekun: Don’t Betray South-west, Ooni Tells Personnel

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on personnel of the Western Nigeria Security Network known as ‘Operation Amotekun’ not to betray the region on the ideals behind setting up the security outfit. Ogunwusi stated this on Thursday in Ibadan during the launch of Amotekun by the governors of the South-West region. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Amotekun was evolved by the governors in the South-West region to complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police in tackling security challenges in the region. The Ooni said that the governors in the region had done their best, adding that it was left for the personnel and the residents of the region to work together for the success of the security outfit. “All the traditional rulers are in support, the Federal Gove...
Popular Nigerian Journalist, Janet Mba-Afolabi Becomes Queen In Osun
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Popular Nigerian Journalist, Janet Mba-Afolabi Becomes Queen In Osun

Award-winning journalist, Janet Mba-Afolabi, publisher of The Scroll magazine, and a former director of Insider has become the Queen of Apomu, Headquarters of Isokan Local government area of Osun State. This is by virtue of her husband, Oba-elect Kayode Afolabi, becoming the king of the town. The Senior journalist made a post today: “Dear Friends and colleagues, I’m pleased to inform you that my husband, Kayode Afolabi has been made the new king of Apomu, Headquarters of Isokan Local government area of Osun State. His appointment was approved by Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on January 6, 2020. The installation took place Tuesday, January 7 in Apomu Town. Ooni Of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has congratulated Afolabi on his installation and hailed the choice of Afola...
Video: Panic as Ooni of Ife gets stuck inside the elevator at a Lagos Hotel for almost 30 minutes
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Video: Panic as Ooni of Ife gets stuck inside the elevator at a Lagos Hotel for almost 30 minutes

There was panic at a Lagos Hotel last night when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got stuck inside the elevator in the Hotel. The monarch alongside his wife, Olori Prophetess Naomi and other members of his entourage had gone to see the Queen Moremi stage play. When they arrived the hotel lobby, they were made to use the lift to get to the hall where the play was to take place. However, when they entered the elevator with their entourage which reports claim were over 20,  it got stuck shortly after the doors were closed. There was panic at the hotel as the king and his entourage were stuck for almost 30minutes. They were however evacuated from the basement of the hotel. Watch a video from the scene below   View this post on Instagram ...
5 Foreign Countries That Speaks Yoruba, No. 3 Use It As Official Language
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5 Foreign Countries That Speaks Yoruba, No. 3 Use It As Official Language

Yoruba, a language homed in the Southwestern part of Nigeria, is one of the most widely spoken languages heard in other part of Africa, North America, United Kingdom and Europe. Due to the effect of the Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade that occurred in the 18 century, sons and daughters of the Yoruba kingdom has spread around the world and have impacted in one way or the other to uplift the tribes culture and tradition. Recently, the Representative of the Oduduwa Kingdom and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja(ii) has been on mission to trend the the practice of the Yoruba culture and tradition globally In this article, we're going to list out 5 Foreign Countries that speaks this language, of which one of them has granted it as an official language. 1. El - Salvador ...
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Court Sacks Idowu Adediwura As Obalufe Of Ife, Orders Replacement

An Osun State High Court on Wednesday sacked the Obalufe of Ife, Chief Idowu Adediwura, and directed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to, within 21 days, filled the stool with a candidate from the Aga Ruling House. Obalufe is the traditional prime minister of Ife and he is next to Ooni in rank. Justice Foluke Awolalu of the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, in her judgment on the suit instituted by Abayomi Elugbuji on behalf of self and the Aga Ruling House, held that the installation of Adediwura was not in accordance with the provisions of Ife Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957. The court had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection filed by Adediwura seeking that the matter be dismissed because there were similar cases already instituted on the same matter. ...
Chief Adebutu ‘Baba Ijebu’ Arrived In Style In ₦300m Rolls-Royce Phantom
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Chief Adebutu ‘Baba Ijebu’ Arrived In Style In ₦300m Rolls-Royce Phantom

This is the moment Chief Kessington Adebunkunola Adebutu a.k.a Baba Ijebu arrived in style for his coronation as the new Odole-Oodua in a luxury 2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII. Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Saturday crowned Chief Kessington Adebunkunola Adebutu as the new Odole of Oodua at his palace in Ife, Osun State. Chief Adebutu is the owner and founder of the Premier Lotto Limited popularly known as Baba Ijebu. His lotto company is the biggest in Nigeria. The billionaire businessman arrived in style at the ceremony in his brand new 2020 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII sedan. According to sources, the new Odole Oodua gifted himself the new luxury car to celebrate his new title. The brand new luxury Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII cost over ₦300 million in Nigeria. It has ...
Ooni Of Ife Storms Edo Government House In Style To See Governor Obaseki
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Ooni Of Ife Storms Edo Government House In Style To See Governor Obaseki

The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has endorsed Governor Godwin Obaseki, urging him to remain focused on good governance. The Ooni gave the commendations during a visit to Edo Government House, in Benin City, where he also attended the birthday ceremony of the Esama of Benin. He said the governor deserved all the commendation and support he needed to “continue in his transformative work as governor of Edo State”. His words: “I am here to associate myself with you for all the good things you are doing and to let you know that we are watching all the good things you are doing for the state. You have brought in your capacity as a player in the private sector, combining your wealth of experiences from the private sector with that of the public sect...
EFCC Seeks Traditional Rulers’ Support To Fight Cybercrime
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EFCC Seeks Traditional Rulers’ Support To Fight Cybercrime

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, receives some EFCC officials at in palace in Osun State on September 5, 2019. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is seeking the support of traditional rulers in the country to tackle forms of corruption. EFCC’s Ibadan Zonal Head, Mr Friday Bello, disclosed this when he led some officials of the commission on a visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The team visited the traditional ruler on Friday at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State to solicit for support to combat the scourge of financial crimes, especially among youths. Bello told the Ooni that the visit was at the instance of the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, in ensuring that crime rate was brought to a minimal level in the country. He added tha...
Yorubas in Canada welcomed Ooni of Ife in grand style
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Yorubas in Canada welcomed Ooni of Ife in grand style

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, received a grand welcome as he arrived Canada for the Imperial Awards 2019. Watch video below...   View this post on Instagram   #Oonirisa #ooniofife live in #Canada for imperial Awards 2019. A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Aug 8, 2019 at 3:24am PDT
British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing Visits Ooni Of Ife
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British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing Visits Ooni Of Ife

This morning, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adewusi Enitan at his royal palace in Osun State. Sharing photos from the meeting, Catriona wrote, 'a real privilege to meet the paramount ruler of the Yoruba people the Ooni of Ife .? He kindly introduced me to the history and rich culture of the #Yoruba people. Thank-you so much for welcoming me so warmly'.
‘Southwest wants no war’ – Ooni of Ife says after visit to President Buhari
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‘Southwest wants no war’ – Ooni of Ife says after visit to President Buhari

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, reflected on the security situation in the country and urged political leaders against blowing issues out of proportion. He said the Southwest would not want to experience any war, warning that the drumbeats of war “is sounding loud across the country”.   He spoke at the State House, Abuja, after meeting with President Buhari. He told reporters that he was at the State House for talks with the President on behalf of traditional rulers on how to improve the security situation.   The Ooni said: “How to improve security. I came to speak on behalf of other traditional rulers. Before I came here, I discussed with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who has been there for close to 50 years and we cannot take away such a very massiv...
Killer Herdsmen Will Soon Be Kicked Out Of South-west – Ooni Of Ife, Ogunwusi
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Killer Herdsmen Will Soon Be Kicked Out Of South-west – Ooni Of Ife, Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has lent his voice to the clamour to rid the South West of Fulani herdsmen, insisting they would soon be kicked out of the region. The monarch’s comment is coming a few days after the Aare Onakakanfo of Yourbaland, Gani Adams issued an ultimatum to the herders to vacate the region or face dire consequences. Ogunwusi, who spoke when he received the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Dantoro, in his palace in Ile-Ife recently, decried the high rate of crimes linked to the Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region and declared that enough was enough. A statement by the spokesperson for the Ooni’s Palace, Moses Olafare, in Osogbo, said the royal father maintained that the criminal elements among the herdsmen would soon be kicked out as traditional instit...
Buhari Hosts Ooni, Sultan, Others To Iftar
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Buhari Hosts Ooni, Sultan, Others To Iftar

President Muhammadu Buhari hosted traditional and religious leaders to an Iftar meal (breaking of Ramadan fast) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. See the photographs, courtesy, Bashir Ahmad on Twitter:
Igala Affinity: ‘IFA’ Is The Connecting Link Of Original Nigerians – Attah
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Igala Affinity: ‘IFA’ Is The Connecting Link Of Original Nigerians – Attah

Following the controversial statements and counter opinions emanating from some quarters as a result of the statement averred by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Oguwunsi, that the Yoruba and Igbo have common affinity, the Attah Of Igala, His Royal Majesty Dr. Idakwo Ameh Oboni, has contributed to the ongoing discourse over Igbo-Yoruba cultural linkages by categorically stating ‘we are the same people and Ifa is the connecting link’ The monarch stated that “From the Igala man to the man with Kwararafa blood in him, to the man, the Original Nigerians, Ifa is cardinal.” This contradicts Alaafin claims that there were no linguistic, cultural and economic ties for several thousand years before the advent of the Europeans and formation of Nigeria. However, African Sociocultural Harmony an...