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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,…

Akarigbo of Remo Kingdom

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, the Chief of Staff to the outgoing Osun State Governor. [Photo credit: Tropic Reporters]

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,…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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,…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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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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…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ooni of Ife to embark on 10-day historical visit to Brazil

the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, will embark on a 10-day historical visit to Brazil in June to strengthen the cultural ties between both countries. The visit will strengthen the cultural affinities between the blacks in Brazil and Yorubas in Nigeria with a view to using cultural…

Ooni, Oluwo settle ‘rift’ as Osun traditional rulers meet

The lingering conflict between the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, may have been laid to rest as the latter on Thursday attended the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers meeting for the first time at the Ile Oduduwa, in Ife. The ooni, who…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Ile-Ife agog as hundreds celebrate Aje Festival

The ancient town of Ile-Ife in Osun State was overwhelmed with hundreds of residents, tourists and entertainers as they all joined the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi , Ojaja ll, to celebrate Aje Festival on Monday and Tuesday. During the annual festival, Ooni disclosed that Nigeria is rich with culture…

Despite Ooni’s denial, Oluwo insists he was harassed on the orders of the Ife monarch

The last has not been heard of the clash between the Ooni of Ife, Adeye Ogunwusi and the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, at the summit of traditional rulers which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday. The Iwo monarch has insisted that he was maltreated by the security…

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Jonathan, Atiku, Dogara, Ooni, others congratulate Buhari at 75

A former President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a birthday goodwill message described President Muhammadu Buhari as a statesman whose unique experience of leading Nigeria at different times, has earned him a special place in history. President Buhari turned 75 on Sunday. In a statement issued by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze,…

Gani Adams at the Ooni of Ife Palace

After Aare Ona Kakanfo appointment, Gani Adams visits Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday played host to the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, urging him to use his new position to right the wrongs in Yorubaland. The monarch also described Mr. Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, as the right choice for…

Abdulrasheed Akanbi

INTERVIEW: Why I’m an unusual king, and why an Iwo man can become Ooni — Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi holds his second year anniversary of his ascension to the stool and marks his 50th birthday on Saturday 7th of October. He spoke with PREMIUM TIMES on his aspirations for his people in Iwo and his novel approach to the traditional stool. PT: You…

Ooni’s ex-queen receives award, dedicates it to women ‘who refuse to be tamed’

Olori Wuraola, the former wife of the Ooni of Ife, was endowed with the “Humanitarian of the Year” award from “Kechie’s Project” at an event during the UN General Assembly week. She shared the news on her Instagram page adding that her outstanding contributions to women and children across the…

Ooni of Ife reacts to split with wife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reacted to the declaration of his now ex-wife, Olori Wuraola, that she was out of the marriage for good. Speaking through his aide, the monarch said he would speak on the matter 'at the appropriate time.' The Ooni’s Director of Media, Moses Olafare,…