Tag Archives: Ooni of Ife

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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…

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

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…

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…

Buhari

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,…

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…

LAUTECH

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…

Afenifere Renewal Group [Photo Credit: Elendu Reports]

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

[gallery type="thumbnails" size="medium" ids="213249,213259,213257,213256,213255,213254,213253,213252,213251,213250,213248,213247,213246"]