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Nigerian experts discuss use of language for sustainable development

International Association of Language Educators, Obafemi Awolowo University Language scholars and educationists under the aegis of International Association of Language Educators, on Monday, deliberated on the contributions of language to the development of all Nigerian sectors. The group held its annual conference workshop in Obafemi Awolowo university Ile-Ife with dignitaries…

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Xenophobia: Attacks on Nigerians unacceptable to black race, Ooni says

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has described the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa on Nigerians living there and their properties as a shameful act that is unacceptable to the black race in Africa and in the diaspora. The traditional ruler also advised Nigerians alleged to have embarked on…

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Rehabilitate cyber-criminals, Ooni urges EFCC

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go beyond merely arresting cyber-criminals by rehabilitating them. The monarch made the call while playing host to an EFCC delegation from the South-west zonal office of the commission on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Mr…

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Insecurity: Yoruba living abroad afraid to come home – Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday said many Yoruba people living abroad are afraid to come home due to the insecurity ravaging the South-west region. Mr Ogunwusi said this at a security summit, tagged, "South West Geopolitical Zone Security Summit", held at International Conference Centre, the University of…

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Osun 28th anniversary: Osun is work in progress – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the creation of Osun State commended both past and current administrations in the state for working for the development of the state. He, however, noted that the state “is still a work…

Buhari and APC Southwest leaders. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Nigeria’s security challenges topped discussions at State House last week

The State House played host to many visitors last week. One major issue that was discussed at the meetings was the security situation across Nigeria. Here are some highlights from the State House last week: Tuesday President Buhari on Tuesday received some elders and leaders of thought from Ogun State…

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Why Nigeria has leadership problems – Aregbesola

A former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has hinged the leadership woes in Nigeria on failure at the family level. Mr Aregbesola spoke on Saturday at the seventh edition of the Youth Leadership Summit organised by the student executives of the University of Ilorin. The theme of the summit…

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Ooni meets Buhari, laments security situation in South West

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has alerted Nigerians to the machinations of war-mongers, who are contriving to cause unrest in the country. The traditional ruler raised the alarm in Abuja on Thursday when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa. The monarch,…

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Ooni of Ife speaks on killings in South West

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated the need for South-West geopolitical zone to be united to defend itself against rampant killings. He made this known on Sunday at Kota Ekiti in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State during the thanksgiving ceremony organised in honour of…

Prof Wole Soyinka and Ooni of Ife

Nigeria can’t survive another civil war, Ooni, Soyinka warn

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka have jointly warned political actors in Nigeria to take steps to douse socio-political controversies that could lead to another civil war. They said Nigeria cannot survive another civil conflict such as that of 1967 to 1970. The two leaders…

FCMB Opens New Branch in Ile-Ife, Reiterates Commitment to Excellent Service Delivery

FCMB Opens New Branch in Ile-Ife, Reiterates Commitment to Excellent Service Delivery

The First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has opened a new ultra-modern branch in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="339048"] The development is in line with the Bank’s strategic expansion drive and commitment towards bringing its banking services closer to the doorsteps of more people and businesses, while also…

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Insecurity: We’ll chase ‘bad’ Fulani herders out of Yoruba land – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said plans are underway to chase 'bad Fulani herders' involved in violent attacks out of Yoruba land. Kidnappings in South-west Nigeria and across the country have increased in recent months despite assurances by the government. Speaking at his palace on Wednesday, Mr Ogunwusi…

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,…