• Radio station honors Awolowo, Ooni, Tinubu & Adenuga in Ibadan

    Radio station honors Awolowo, Ooni, Tinubu & Adenuga in Ibadan

    The Premierof Old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi; and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, were on Friday, awarded for their tremendous contributions to improving the wellbeing of the people of the South West.

    The honour conferred upon the recipients in Ibadan by an Ibadan private radio station, Impact Business Radio, saw Chief Awolowo receiving the Yoruba legend award for his pioneering feats across different sectors, […]

  • Ooni, BoI sign N1bn MoU to empower youth, women

    Ooni, BoI sign N1bn MoU to empower youth, women

    According to reports, the House of Oduduwa and the Bank of Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which would provide loans to youths in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, signed for the House of Oduduwa, while the Acting Managing Director of ‎the BoI, Waheed Olagunju, signed for the financial institution.

    Olagunju explained that the initiative was aimed at reducing youth unemployment in Ile-Ife communities.

    Among the features of the MoU is the provision of N1 billion loan […]

  • African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    It was gathered that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said cocoa farmers in Africa should be allowed to determine the price of the produce in the international market.

    The monarch, who made the call at the first Regional Cocoa Symposium held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan on Tuesday, said it was morally wrong for external bodies to determine what the price of a farm produce would be, bearing in mind the fact that Africa was producing […]

  • Ooni warns against misrepresentation of African religions

    Ooni warns against misrepresentation of African religions

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has cautioned people to stop misrepresenting the importance of festivals and deities celebrated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and all parts of Africa.

    The Ooni stated this when he spoke at the 2016 celebration of ORANFE, the god of fire in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Wednesday.

    He expressed regrets that many people failed to promote the positive aspects of the Yoruba and African festivals due to slavish mentality and […]

  • Ooni counsels Yoruba on peace, unity

    Ooni counsels Yoruba on peace, unity

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, says preaching peace and unity is the only way to guarantee progress among the Yoruba.

    The Ooni made the remark while addressing newsmen at the grand finale of the annual Olojo Festival on Monday evening in Ile-Ife.

    He pledged to continue to work for the unity of the Yoruba, adding that the only way to progress in life was to pursue love while promoting unity.

    “Without peace and unity, there cannot be any […]

  • Ooni appoints new Sooko Laekun

    Ooni appoints new Sooko Laekun

    It was gathered that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, has approved the appointment of Prince Abimbola Adegboyega Ogunwusi as the Sooko Laekun of Ile Ife.

    The holder of the title is the coordinator of princes and default representative of the Ooni.

    The office became vacant with the demise of Prince Dapo Sijuwade.

    In ancient times, the Sooko Laekun was like the Aremo of Oyo.

    The new Sooko, an alumnus of the University of Ibadan, is a top business man with […]

  • Ooni charges Muslims to pray for economy stability

    Ooni charges Muslims to pray for economy stability

    The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Muslims to use 2016 Eid-el Kabir celebration to pray for economy stability, peace and harmony in Nigeria.

    Ogunwusi made the call in his Sallah message to the Muslims in Ile Ife, Osun, on Monday.

    The monarch said that all the challenges facing the nation would not last and that there would be an end to it soonest.

    The Ooni appealed to all Nigerians to endure and persevere as Prophet Mohammed did.

    While thanking […]

  • Alaafin, Ooni laud Lagos Assembly for promoting Yoruba heritage

    Alaafin, Ooni laud Lagos Assembly for promoting Yoruba heritage

    The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi have commended the Lagos State Assembly for promoting and preserving the rich Yoruba cultural heritage.

    The monarchs gave the commendation when the Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa led other members of the House on a courtesy visit to the monarchs’ palaces in Oyo and Ile-Ife.

    The Alaafin of Oyo, who commended the lawmakers for conducting their Thursday plenary session in Yoruba Language, urged the Yoruba […]

  • PDP Lobbies Ooni For Omisore’s Release, Seeks Forgiveness On His Behalf

    PDP Lobbies Ooni For Omisore’s Release, Seeks Forgiveness On His Behalf

    Chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the State of Osun have appealed to the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(Ojaja II) to come to the rescue one of them Senator Iyiola Omisore who is being investigated for his roles in the criminal diversion of funds meant for arms by the former National Security Adviser Colonel Sabo Dasuki.

    This appeal was made on Wednesday by the State Chairman of the party Hon. Adesoji Adagunodo who […]

  • How borrowed western culture muddled African values – Ooni explains

    How borrowed western culture muddled African values – Ooni explains

    Ooni of Ile-Ife and Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has observed that the adoption of western culture by Africans as a standard way of living is responsible for the waning state of African culture and tradition.

    The monarch spoke on Thursday at the 2015/2016 yearly lecture of the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos (UNILAG), with the theme, “Redefining the Role of Traditional Institutions for National Development.” The well-attended ceremony also featured the launch of postgraduate trust fund.

    Ogunwusi, who […]

  • Ooni Blames Society For Youth Restiveness

    Ooni Blames Society For Youth Restiveness

    According to reports, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said that the cause of youth restiveness is deficiencies in the society, blaming it for the rising wave of agitations in the country.

    The traditional ruler who has been in the vanguard of the empowerment of young ones said anger behind groups such as the Niger Delta Avengers and Movement for actualisation of the Sovereign of Biafra are borne out of the failure of the existing system to cater […]