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Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi and historians

Ooni asks historians to research on Yoruba-Igbo family ties

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has charged researchers to study the age-long relationship between the Yoruba natives and the Igbo people of South-east Nigeria so as to deepen their knowledge of African history. He made this call on Thursday while hosting a monarch, Chukwuemeka Eri, Ezeora 34th, from Anambra…

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Without ‘Ifa’, there would have been no Google – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that Google originated from ‘Ifa’, also known as the oracle. The traditional leader said that without ‘Ifa,’ Google would not have been created. He said this during the press tour of the tourist sites within the ancient city ahead of…

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Poisoning of OAU dam ‘genocidal’ — Management

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has described the poisoning of its dam by suspected hoodlums as an act of genocide against members of the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that some aggrieved indigenes of Ile-Ife, who claimed ownership of some portions of the university…

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OAU: Allegation of dam poisoning unfounded – Ooni

The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State, has described as unfounded and illogical the allegation by the  Obafemi Awolowo University that Ife indigenes poisoned the dam that supplies water to the university. The monarch of the ancient town, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, told PREMIUM TIMES that it is illogical for his people to poison…

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Ooni announces discovery of another waterfall in Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday, said that another waterfall, set to be unveiled, had been discovered at the Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife. Mr Ogunwusi disclosed this when executives of the Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) visited him at his palace. The monarch said the land on which the…

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Ooni of Ife describes ‘Nigeria’s greatest misfortune’

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the greatest misfortune that has ever befallen Nigeria as a nation was the discovery of oil and gas. Mr Ogunwusi said this late on Friday during a courtesy visit by the National Executive of Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) to the Ooni’s…

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Yoruba deity, Oluorogbo, is like Jesus Christ – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, on Saturday likened the Yoruba deity, Oluorogbo, with Jesus Christ, drawing similarities between them. The Ooni spoke Saturday to journalists at the resuscitated Edi Annual Festival in Ile-Ife, meant to celebrate Oluorogbo, who according to mythology, ascended to heaven, after being…

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2019: Ooni of Ife drums support for Moghalu

The Kingsley Moghalu’s presidential campaign received a major boost from the 'throne of Oduduwa,' with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, expressing strong admiration and support for the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate ahead the February 16 presidential elections. “From the throne of Oduduwa, we are proud of you.…

Osinbajo, Sultan, Ooni call for free, fair elections

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged traditional rulers in the country to canvass for peace ahead of the 2019 general elections. Mr Osinbajo made the call on Monday at the opening of the 10th National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) in Abuja. The event Themed ''Building a synergy…

Atiku Abubakar Takes Campaign To Ile-Ife

PHOTOS: Atiku takes campaign to Ile-Ife

The presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, took his campaign to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. Speaking at the palace, Mr Abubakar said his visit to the Ooni was to pay respect to Ile Ife kingdom. "Ile-Ife,…

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Ogun monarch traces lineage to Ile-Ife, pledges to work with Ooni

The Akarigbo of Remo Kingdom in Ogun State, Adewale Ajayi, has traced his lineage to Ile-Ife and pledged to work with the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to promote unity among the Yoruba. Mr Ajayi made the pledge during his courtesy visit to the Ooni in his palace on Monday…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Osun gets new governor, Gboyega Oyetola, as Aregbesola leaves office

A new person will govern Osun State from Tuesday (today). Gboyega Oyetola will assume the position of the governor from Rauf Aregbesola after a handing over ceremony expected to be held in Osogbo, the state capital. Both men are members of Nigeria's ruling party, APC. Both also have other things…

Ooni hosts former President Mahama of Ghana

Ooni hosts former President Mahama of Ghana

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the African continent remains one big family, despite the boundaries between her countries and communities. The African foremost monarch said this on Thursday at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile Ife while playing host to the immediate past President of Ghana,…

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Ooni picks leading artistes to undertake Yoruba culture revival

The Ooni of Ife, Ogunwusi Adeyeye, has lined up leading artistes to undertake a cultural revival of Yoruba heritage in a 12-day artistic show, designed to showcase the Yoruba nation. Mr Adeyeye made the announcement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. He…

Ooni and wife at Art X Lagos 2018

Ooni of Ife, wife, others attend Art X Lagos opening night

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his new wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi, attended the opening night of Art X in Lagos on Friday. ArtXLagos 2018, founded in 2016 by Tokini Peterside to showcase the most innovative contemporary African artworks, was declared open by monarch at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island,…

GOVERNOR OBIANO OF ANAMBRA VISITS OONI OF IFE AND WIFE, WISHES THEM A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE

Gov Obiano my long time friend – Ooni of Ife

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Nigeria was in Ile-Ife on Friday to congratulate the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his queen, Silekunola Ogunwusi (Yeyeluwa) on their wedding which took place recently. Describing Ooni Ogunwusi who is a Co-Chairman of National Council Of Traditional Rulers Of Nigeria,…

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Ooni denies allegation he promised marriage to different lady

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has denied having an extramarital affair with one Elizabeth Odunlami as being rumoured on social media. PREMIUM TIMES recently reported the royal father's latest bride, Shilekunola Naomi, an Akure-based evangelist which was announced on Friday. The monarch was separated from his ex- wife, Olori…

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Ooni of Ife reveals new wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has revealed his new wife. She is Naomi Oluwaseyi. The monarch who is quite active on social media made the surprise announcement on Instagram on Thursday night. “I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst…

Late Ben Enwonwu, TUTU portrait

Enwonwu’s famous painting “Tutu” sells for £320,750 in London

The second rediscovered version of renowned Nigerian artist, Ben Enwonwu’s famous painting “Tutu” on Thursday, sold for an impressive £320,750 at Bonhams‘ Africa Now sale in London. In naira terms, it was sold for about N153 million (N152, 538,472.89). The portrait depicts Enwonwu's most famous sitter, Adetutu ('Tutu') Ademiluyi, the…

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Ooni leads celebration of Olojo festival amidst pomp, pageantry

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, led the ancient city of Ile-Ife on Saturday to celebrate the 2018 Olojo festival amidst pomp and pageantry. The festival was an opportunity to showcase the rich culture of Ile-Ife and the Yoruba nation. The 2018 Olojo festival held on Saturday, in Ile-Ife, with…

Ooni denies endorsing any candidate

OsunDecides: Ooni denies endorsing any candidate

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has urged the European Union election observers that came to observe the Osun governorship election not to be biased in their reports. He gave the charge during the visit of European Union Election Observers led by European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Katil Karlsen, on…

The Ooni of Ife and Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant at the Ooni's palace

Sowore, AAC members attacked at Ooni’s palace

The presidential candidate of Africa Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and his party members were on Monday teargassed during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the meeting was scheduled for 12 noon but was delayed because the monarch did…

APC Flags Off Campaign In Omisore's Home, Gets Ooni's Blessing

OsunDecides: APC kicks off campaign in Ile-Ie

Ahead of the September 22 governorship election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday kicked off its campaign in Ile Ife, the home of Iyiola Omisore, a major contender under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP). The outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, led the campaign team to the palace…

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OsunDecides: Ooni seeks closure of markets for collection of PVCs

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said that all major markets in the ancient city be closed on Monday to enable traders and other residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The monarch said on Monday that it is important for traders to take responsibility in the transformation…

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Top entertainment stories from last week

Ooni debunks remarriage rumours The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is not planning to remarry anytime soon, his palace has said in a statement. The monarch was previously married to Wuraola Ogunwusi (now Zaynab-Otiti Obanor) but the royal union lasted only 17 months. The monarch is alleged to have quietly…