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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,…

Remo youth endorse Babatunde Ajayi as kingmakers pick new Akarigbo this week

Remoland is set to wear a new look this week as kingmakers put in motion the process of having a new king for the town. The kingmakers have already approved the names of 19 candidates from Torungunwa Ruling House that will produce the next king. According to feelers from Remo,…

Ooni of Ife denies marriage crash, keeps mum on ‘new Yoruba wife’

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has dismissed rumours that his marriage has crashed. Amidst growing concerns on the state of his 17-month-old marriage to Olori Wuraola, the Ooni said he and his wife are happily living together in the palace. There were online reports on Monday that the marriage…

Ooni of Ife to pay registration fees for 1,000 Queen Moremi beauty contestants

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has offered N5 million to the first 1,000 aspiring aspirants of the second edition of Queen Moremi beauty pageant slated for October. The ambassador to the maiden Queen Moremi of Ile-Ife, Ronke Ademiluyi, disclosed this at an event in Lagos on Thursday. She said,…

How my ‘Sugar Daddy’ surprised me at my movie premiere – Actress Lizzy Anjorin

The Yoruba actress, Lizzy Anjorin, has thanked her ‘sugar daddy’ for contributing to the successful premiere of her widely publicized movie, ‘Owo Nairabet,’ in Lagos on Friday. She said the presence of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi and a representative of the Ooni of Ife added colour to the…

Mercy Aigbe, Annie Idibia, Ooni’s wife, others march against domestic violence

The award winning actress, Mercy Aigbe, replied estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, on Instagram after his claim that her allegations against him was a stunt to make money for a movie. The actress in the caption of a picture of her battered eye, Thursday, said, "Throwback to when a man I…

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LAUTECH Crisis: Ooni pledges N500,000 to support #FundLAUTECH initiative

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Monday pledged to support the #FundLAUTECH initiative with N500,000. The monarch made the pledge when the #FundLAUTECH team, a group of alumni members of the troubled institution, paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Led by the…

Ooni reacts to fire at palace of Oba of Lagos

The fire at the palace of the Oba of Lagos on Tuesday has nothing to do with the Lagos’ monarch’s relationship with the Ooni of Ife, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Ooni’s palace, Moses Olafare, told PREMIUM TIMES that the Ife monarch, Enitan Ogunwusi, is unhappy with…

Ooni’s Palace reacts to snub by Oba of Lagos

The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reacted to the humiliating treatment meted out to him by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at a public function in Lagos on Tuesday. A video of the incident which went virile on social media showed the Lagos monarch refusing…

Video shows Oba of Lagos snub Ooni of Ife

A new video has gone viral showing the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, shunning the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi. The video showed the Ooni arrive, greet the monarch seated beside Mr. Akiolu, believed to be the Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe. But when the Mr. Ogunwusi tried to greet…

How I posed as Ooni to dupe women who wanted to be my queen – Suspect

A man claiming to be the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, duped two U.S.-based Nigerian women with promises of marriage, the police have said. The 26 years old suspect, Abiodun Joseph, was paraded by the police in Ogun on Monday after his arrest. He also confessed to the crime. The…

‎Ooni, Emir Sanusi meet on Ife ethnic clash

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday hosted the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi,who was accompanied by senior members of Kano Emirate Council.‎ The visiting monarch while speaking ‎said he was in Ife to formally congratulate Ooni on his ascension to the throne and to appreciate him for his…

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Ife crisis: Let peace reign, Ooni tells Afenifere, Hausa leaders

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday met with leaders of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and victims of the recent Ife crisis, and warned that the incident should not be politicised. He urged Afenifere and the Hausa community to allow peace reign and forego whatever wrongs they perceive…

Atiku visits Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday visited the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The reason for the visit is unclear. The former vice president's media office did not provide details. It only provided three photographs of the visit. The Ooni's palace…

PHOTO SPEAKS: Ooni of Ife, Sultan, others grace coronation of Oba of Benin

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MILESTONES: Buhari honoured, Ooni weds, Ibru passes on

Appointment JACOB GYANG BUBA, the Gbong Gwom Jos and chairman of Plateau Council of Chiefs, was on Wednesday, March 16, installed as the 3rd Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka. His investiture was part of activities commemorating the 10th convocation of the institution. Executive Secretary of the National Universities…

Rumble in Ooni’s palace over new appointment

The Aga Orunto ruling house in Ile Ife has protested the appointment of Idowu Olaniyi Adediwura as the new Obalufe of the Ife kingdom. In what appeared to be a simmering chieftaincy crisis, members of the ruling house on Monday mobilized a protest march to the palace of the Oni…

PHOTO NEWS: Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, weds in Benin

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Saturday married a new wife, Wuraola Otiti, a daughter of the families of Obanor and Obayuwana, in Benin City. The reception of the traditional wedding held at the Edo Hotel at No 4, Okada Avenue in GRA, Benin City, Edo State. The royal…

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ex-Minister of Finance, Olu Falae

Olu Falae escapes police bullet on journey to Ooni’s palace

Afenifere chieftain and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, narrowly escaped bullets from policemen on Tuesday while traveling to Ile Ife, in Osun State to pay homage to the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The national leader of the Social Democratic Party, who narrated his ordeal…

Most Cubans originated from Yorubaland – Ambassador

The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Sosa, has said that the Ooni of Ife is the spiritual father of most Cubans all over the world. Mr. Sosa spoke Tuesday while hosting Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, at the embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Abuja. "‎Ooni is the…

Ooni installed as Chancellor of University of Nigeria

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has pledged to work with Nigerian youth and other like minds to achieve a greater Nigeria. The monarch said this on Saturday during his installation as Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. The installation was part of a ceremony to mark…

Buhari Appoints Ooni UNN Chancellor

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja ll, as the Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A statement by the Director of Media, Ooni's Palace, Moses Olafare, said the president made the appointment on Thursday. "This appointment would develop further and enable the monarch…

PHOTO NEWS: Ooni of Ife visits Buhari

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa, Abuja. “The meeting with the President was about peace and progress of the nation which he stands for and I stand for," the Ooni said after the meeting. "What is also key…

Yoruba group, OPC, lambasts Benin chiefs over comment on Oduduwa history

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has accused Benin palace chiefs of distorting Oduduwa history, saying their comments were capable of triggering discord between the Yoruba and people of the Benin Kingdom. The group also said the research being relied on by the chiefs to deny the relationship between people of…

Benin Kingdom in Edo is Yoruba territory — Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday said Benin Kingdom in Edo State remained part of the expansive Yoruba race, a pronouncement that may spark fresh rivalry and altercation between people of the two ancient kingdoms. The monarch made the comment in reaction to a statement credited to the…