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ALL IS SET FOR THE 2021 QUEEN MOREMI AJASORO CULTURAL AND LEADERSHIP PAGEANT

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All is set for the 2021 edition of the annual Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural and Leadership Pageant, an activation of the House Of Oduduwa Foundation under its Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative.  The QMA Pageant is held conincidentally with the last stages of the annual Edi (Moremi) Festival with its medley of cultural activities which was kick started with an exciting but rigorous two-day audition of about one hundred beautiful and culture compliant Maidens from across the country at the multipurpose hall inside the Ile Oodua Palace of The Ooni of Ife in Ile Ife.  The audition was superintended by veteran Nollywood actors like Peter Fatomilola, Yemi Solade, Jaye Kuti, Yinka Salau and a host of others whose physical appearance and motivational contributions added panache and glamour to the auditioning through which the contestants were greatly inspired and galvanized to their creative best and good behavioural limits. The Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enit

WHY WE ARE YET TO DECLARE BANDITS AS TERRORISTS - Defence Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi on Friday explained that due process consideration is the reason for not yet declaring bandits as terrorists. Magashi stated this in Maiduguri while responding to questions from newsmen during a visit to assess the level of success in the fight again insurgency in the North East. According to the minister, the procedure necessary for making such declaration is yet to be completed, adding that the ministry would not hesitate to do the needful as soon as it reaches a conclusion on the process. “We are not declaring them terrorists because there is a procedure for doing that. When the procedure is followed, they will be classified as terrorists. We are waiting for the procedure to be completed,” Magashi said. The minister who, according to the News Agency of Nigera (NAN) was accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs expressed satisfaction with the security successes so far recorded in the area. The

OAU REOPENS, RESUMES RAIN SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

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The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have announced the reopening of the institution for the continuation of the 2021/2022 rain semester.  The University management had on Friday 1st October, 2021 ordered the closure of the institution following students' protests earlier staged in the month, putting on hold the ongoing 2021/2022 rain semester examinations. The University in a release on Friday stated that the decision to reopen the institution resulted from an emergency meeting of the Senate held on Friday 29th of October, 2021. The release further directed students to come into residence on Friday, 5th November, 2021 while examinations continue on Saturday, 6th of November, 2021 in line with what what was previously scheduled. The statement reads: "The University authorities have announced the reopening of the institution which was closed down in the aftermath of the students' protests of early this month.  "The decision to reopen the Universit

SOUTHWEST GOVERNORS VISIT TINUBU AS FORUM MEETING HOLDS IN LAGOS

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The Governors of the South-West under the auspices of the South-West Governors Forum on Tuesday evening met in Lagos. The meeting which was held behind closed doors and hosted by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, Lagos was according to Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State in a Facebook post after the meeting, a moment of deliberations on important issues affecting the region. "This evening, I joined my colleagues at another meeting of the South-West Governors Forum which was hosted by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. At the meeting, we discussed issues bordering on security, governance and development of our region in particular and the nation at large", the Governor said. The State Governors which also included Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo represented by his Deputy, Rauf Olaniyan; Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo and Chairman, South-West Governors Forum; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun following the meeting

OONI EMPOWERS YOUNG GIRLS IN FASHION DESIGNING

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In furtherance of his massive investment in human development and capacity building, the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday equiped many young girls with sowing machines after successfully training them in the field of fashion designing. Addressing newsmen during the event, the Ooni who expressed his heartfelt joy over the success recorded through the initiative since inception five years ago, thanking sponsors as well as partners including the International Breweries, Ilesa (Maker of Trophy Lager Beer) for their support. "I wish to call on the government at all levels and all well-meaning Nigerians to direct huge resources in this line in order to create opportunities for younger people. "When I started about six years ago, my intention is to create chances for all able-bodied young persons to breakthrough either in education or vocation. So I awarded scholarship to indigent students, train others in several vocations i

ALL MEN ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF ELEDUMARE, SAYS OONI AS HE RECEIVES STUDENTS FROM THE BETHESDA SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AT HIS ILE OODUA

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has said that all men are created in the image of Eledumare(God), the supreme being. Ooni Stated this in on Monday in a caption to a video shared via his official Instagram handle @ooniadimulaife showing him and Students from the Bethesda School for the Blind, Suru Lere, Lagos who had come to pay him a courtesy visit at his place on the occasion of his birthday anniversary recently celebrated. The Ooni while expressing his joy and appreciation over their visit described the children as special creatures with astonishing endowments, adding that they indeed occupy an important position in his life worth. "All human beings are made in the image of Eledumare with special endowments to impact our world. It’s always incredibly inspiring to me anytime I specially host my children from @bethesda_school. They occupy one of the highest and noble places in my life as they are inseparable fro

OONI CELEBRATES ODOLE OODUA, SIR KESINGTON ADEBUTU AT 86, GBENGA ADEFAYE AT 60

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The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has congratulated the prominent gaming magnate, Sir Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu; Odole Oodua, on the commemoration of his birthday. Ooni Ogunwusi in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, described Sir Kensington as an outstanding Yoruba leader whose investment in human development, capacity building for the youth, humanitarian activities and sustainance of peace nationwide cannot be overemphasized. "Sir Adebutu is an asset to us in Yoruba land in particular and the world at large ko, we are always proud of him and his activities which are the basis upon which he was installed as the Odoole Oodua. "On this special day, we wish him a healthy long life filled with prosperity from the throne of Oduduwa." The statement read. Also in the statement, Ooni Ogunwusi congratulated the Provost of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism(NIJ) and General Manag

ANAMBRA POLL: IPOB DECLARES ONE WEEK SIT-AT-HOME PROTEST

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The Indigenous People of of Biafra (IPOB) has declared a one week sit-at-home protest from the 5th to 10th of November to further mount pressure on the Federal Government to free its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful made this known in a statement in Awka, Anambra State on Saturday. According to the statement, the order will take effect unless the the Government release their leader on or before 4th of November, 2021. Meanwhile, the scheduled indoor protest will clash with the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6, 2021. The statement reads: “Following the adjournment of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court case to 10th of November 2021, by the Federal High Court, Abuja, we the great movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that IPOB will lock down Biafraland from 5th of November to 10th of November except Sunday, November 7th, a day ou

NIGERIA WILL STRESS YOU - Davido

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Popular pop singer David Adeleke, better known as Davido has said that being a citizen of Nigeria or living in the country can be very stressful. Davido made this assertion via his insta story when he shared photos of both his American and Nigerian Passports for people to see difference in his looks. On his American passport, the singer wrote “SEE MY FACE FOR MY YANKEE PASSPORT" and on his Nigerian Passport he wrote "SEE MY FACE FOR MY NAIJA PASSPORT, NIGERIA WILL STRESS YOU".

"My Family Was A Photograph Lover Type" - OAU Beauty Model, Temiloluwa Akinsola Revealed Her Modelling Career Was Inspired By Her Family

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Photo: Instagram/ @ temiloluwaakinsola Temiloluwa Akinsola is a young Nigerian Beauty Model, Visual Artist, Creative Director and Student of Law. In this exclusive interview with IfeCityBlog CampusCelebs , She revealed how her journey into modelling was inspired by her family and some other things. Can we meet you and get to know little about your journey into modelling?  My name is Temiloluwa Akinsola, I'm a model, a visual artist, creative director and law student. The truth is I have always loved being in front of the camera, my family was the "photograph lover" type, my mum precisely, she made sure you had a picture to show for your birthdays, every millstone in your life is very important to her. So every time I heard the photographer's voice; I would quickly dress and do all the "makeup" I could and lobby around till I eventually got a modelling career. Then as I was growing up and my father got cable(my TV Africa), Fashion TV became my channel,

#ENDSARS MEMORIAL: OONI CALLS FOR GENUINE DIALOGUES WITH THE YOUTHS

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has urged the Nigerian political elites to consider the country's young population for genuine dialogues. Ooni Ogunwusi made this call in a post via his official Facebook handle @ooniadimulaife while reflecting on the nationwide protests against police brutality and other injustices in the country staged by the Nigerian youths one year ago. According to Ooni who is also the Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), the endsars experience will remain a huge point of reference in the nation's history. The prominent traditional ruler while maintaining that the country's younger generation holds the key to a better Nigeria given the great skills they possess however urged them to demonstrate this by leveraging the democratic process to take active participation in governance. "Endsars will continue to have a significant space in the anna

47TH BIRTHDAY: OONI OF IFE STORMS INSTAGRAM WITH PICTURES OF HIM AND HIS BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, ADVISES ON PARENTING

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A day after a colourful and glorious birthday celebrations, the Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday took to social media to share beautiful family pictures of him and his beautiful daughter, Princess Adeola Ogunwusi @adeola_oguns.  Ooni in the said post @ooniadimulaife which garnerd over 13,000 likes within 2 hours reflected on his experience in parenting which he described as a journey full of ups and downs. "Parenting can be a big dream with unique challenges. It’s never a game of squid. I have had my share of its beauty as a young Father who was blessed with the most precious daughter at the age of 19. It was a huge responsibility for me, and I relied on a leap of faith and determination. The Journey with my daughter, Princess Adeola was incredibly filled with uncertainty as a young Father, nonetheless, I guided my heart with all diligence and girded my loins for all the challenges. "Reminiscent of the past, those st

OONI'S BIRTHDAY: URINARY TRACT INFECTION PATIENTS, OTHERS BENEFIT FROM HAI-SPONSORED FREE HEALTHCARE SERVICE (PHOTOS)

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Several natives and residents of Ile-Ife especially people suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) related diseases, were on Friday given free healthcare services, sponsored by Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI), in celebration of the birthday anniversary of the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The initiative which held at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, was sponsored by HAI, under the leadership of Princess Temitope Adesegun, to assist the poor and other vulnerable persons. The exercise which includes quality medical advice on the prevention, maintenance and complete cure of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), played host to many beneficiaries with special preference for the elderly and women. Aside from the free medical checkup and advice, free drugs and other medications as recommended by doctors on ground were equally administered to the participants who trooped in from all walks of life. Beneficiaries who took tur

OYETOLA, AKEREDOLU, OTHERS ADVOCATE CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR TRADITIONAL RULERS AS OONI HOLDS ANNUAL BIRTHDAY SYMPOSIUM

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Governor of the state of Osun, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and other stakeholders on Thursday, advocated that constitutional roles should be assigned to traditional rulers to give legal backings to their responsibilities especially in the security of their domains. The governors were among notable stakeholders who partook in the fourth edition of the Ooni Ogunwusi annual international leadership symposium 2021, in commemoration of the birthday anniversary of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The event which has the theme: "Addressing Security Challenges As They Affect Grassroots Development In Nigeria: Need for Constitutional Empowerment of Traditional Institution", held at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife. Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin, Governor Oyetola, who expressed huge concern about the current challenges confrontin

IFE NORTH POWER OUTAGE: IBEDC TO REAPPEAR BEFORE OSUN ASSEMBLY ON OCTOBER 27TH

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There appears to be a glimmer of hope for the residents of Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State to see light again soon in the area after over a five months old total blackout in the area due to power outage. This new hope is coming following an engagement with the management of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on Wednesday at the floor of the State House of Assembly.  The Lawmaker representing Ife North State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Honorable Tunde Lekan Olatunji had during the plenary of 6 October, 2021 moved a motion that the House of Assembly should summon the Managing Director of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to appear before it on Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 with the aim of resolving the power outage in the area, a motion that was

Ooni's Birthday: Hundreds Benefit From Iyalaje Oodu-Sponsored Free Healthcare Services

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Hundreds of natives and residents of Ile-Ife especially the aged members in the ancient city on Wednesday benefited from the free healthcare services, sponsored by the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, in celebration of the birthday anniversary of the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The initiative which held at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, was put together by the Iyalaje Oodua to assist the poor and other vulnerable persons particularly those suffering from High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Iyalaje Oodua, Represented by a public health expert, Dr Juliana Harriman praised beneficiaries of the free healthcare for coming out in their numbers to be educated and given treatment on various health challenges they facing them. She assured them that Iyalaje Oodua would continue with the exercise even beyond the Ooni's birthday.  "Yes, you have turned out in numbers and this has indeed impressed my Pr

2021 Queen Moremi Ajasoro Leadership And Cultural Pageant: Registrion And Things To Know - Ife City Blog

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Registrion for the 2021 edition of the annual Queen Moremi Ajasoro Leadership and Cultural Pageant has commenced with participants standing a chance to win mouth-watering prizes. The Pageant in a post on its official Instagram page @qmainternational announced that the overall Winner will go home with a Branded Car and a cash prize of N1million Entrepreneurship fund while participants are also to be funded with start-up capital. The Queen Moremi Ajasoro Pageant is one of the programmes under the Queen Moremi Ajasoro International Initiative of His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife to celebrate the memory and heroism of the foremost and legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro during the annual Edi Festival. The Edi Festival celebrates women, activism and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people and by extension the entire black race. It is an annual event dedicated to celebrating the heroic deeds of the foremost Queen of Ile-

Eminent Nigerians Expected To Grace The 2021 Ooni Of Ife's Annual Birthday Symposium

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Arole Oduduwa The  2021 edition of the annual Ooni of Ife's Birthday Symposium and lecture is set to be gr aced with the presence of a number of high profile personalities from various walks of life including the  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo(SAN); Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN); Osun State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola and the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and other top dignitaries. Scheduled to hold at the prominent Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife by 10am on Thursday, October 14, 2021, the event has the theme "Addressing Security Challenges As They Affect Grassroots Development In Nigeria: Need for Constitutional Empowerment of Traditional Institution". Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, Senator Okorocha would be the keynote speaker, in the presence of other stakeholders especially in the security sector including the Osun State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode

PRIVATE JET PROMISE: WE NEVER ISSUED PRESS STATEMENT - OONI'S PALACE

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Senator Ademola Adeleke with the Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II during a Courtesy visit to the monarch (Photo Source: Press/Ooni's Palace) The palace of the Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has debunked the report making the rounds of its confirmation in a press  statement of the promise of a private Jet by a State governorship aspirant, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The palace in a statement on Friday signed by its Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare frowned at the purported report, describing it as mischievous and only intended to bring the revered stool of the Monarch to a disrepute. The palace, while urging the public to disregard the media report further noted that Ooni's standpoint during Adeleke's visit which according to the statement is characteristic of political office aspirants without exception during electioneering campaigns season, was a fair a

2021 AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON TO GO LIVE IN ILE-IFE WITH ADIREOODUA TEXTILEHUB, USFS-OAU

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Photo: Instagram|@afwlondon The 2021 edition of the the Africa Fashion Week, London slated to hold at the Freemasons' Hall London tomorrow Saturday 9th October, 2021 is set to be marked in the City of Ife with a fashion show powered by the AdireOodua TextileHub, Ile-Ife in conjunction with the Undergrad Student Fashion School, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Founded by a Nigerian and Yoruba princess Ronke Ademiluyi about a decade ago, the AFWL is Europe largest fashion event focused on promoting and nurturing African and African-Inspired design talents. The annual International Fashion event features prominently in Digital Fashion Showcase, Exhibition and Shopping, Fashion Business Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops, Hair and Beauty Presentations as well as Ethical and Sustainable Fashion. The brand since inception in 2011 has hosted 9 Catwalk events and contributed significantly in terms of expertise to at least 10 other events produced by 3rd parties including the likes of

ORANFE: 2021 FESTIVAL IN ILE-IFE AND MORE EXCITING THINGS ABOUT THE FIERY DEITY - Ife City Blog

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His Ancestral Majesty, Oba Abiodun Oraroritimi Mulatto, the Oranfe Onile Ile Osangangan I, the Obaluru of Ife, Leading Traditional Processions at the 2021 Oranfe Festival Oranfe in the Yoruba panthology is the deity responsible for Fire, Lightning and Thunderstrikes. It is a renowned Yoruba god known for justice, rebellion and humanitarian dispositions. Oranfe is said to be the oldest deified god in the Yoruba religious system. Also known as Sango, the deity is, according to the Yoruba oral historical account, one of the first mortals to grace the earth surface.  Oranfe which literally means 'Owner of the Abode of Fire' was said to have been sent into the earth by Olodumare, the supreme being to serve as a pathfinder for Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. The 2021 edition of the Oranfe Festival in Ile-Ife was epic. Held between 28th of September and 5th of October, 2021, the Festival, as tradition demands, began with a community cleansing of the Ile-Ife cosmopoly, stag