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SPEAKER OWOEYE AN EXPERIENCED LEGISLATOR, SAYS OMISORE AS HE CELEBRATES HIM ON 49TH BIRTHDAY

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A national Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Osun State Deputy Governor, Senator Iyiola Omisore has felicitated with the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Timothy Owoeye on the occasion of his 49th birthday. In a congratulatory message issued from his media office on Tuesday, the Apesin of the Source expressed his joy for the Honourable Speaker, describing him as one of the most experienced legislators in the nation.  Senator Omisore in the message further commended Owoeye's leadership as that founded upon a high level of maturity and wisdom which according to him has been greatly instrumental to the smooth administration of the State legislature under him which he said is particularly evident in the harmonious relationship between the parliament and other arms of Government in the state among other success records. He concluded his greetings by wishing him a long, fulfilled and peaceful life.

BUHARI, OONI OF IFE, OBASANJO AND OBA OF BENIN AT THE CORONATION OF THE NEW OLU OF WARRI, READ WHAT THEY TOLD HIM

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Moses Olafare(Ooni's Palace) The new Olu, Ogiame Atuwatse III, was crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri on Saturday at Ode-Itsekiri, ancestral home of the Itsekiri. Having been called upon to speak on behalf of all the Nigerian traditional rulers in his capacity as the natural head of Oduduwa Race worldwide and Co-chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NYCN) to bless the new Olu of Warri and welcome him into the fold, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, described the event as a red-letter day in the Itsekiri Kingdom and in the Oduduwa nation at large. "The entire Oduduwa Race was elated about your emergence as the Olu of Warri. We are indeed happy and excited with this development.  We the traditional rulers in Nigeria are all very delighted to welcome you on board as one of our brother kings. “You can feel the energy in the air in Itsekiri Kingdom, you are loved by your people. I want to appeal to you, you are the father of the entire It

OONI CELEBRATES ALAPOMU AT 58

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The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has felicitated with the Alapomu of Apomu Kingdom, HRM, Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi, over His 58th birthday celebration. In a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare as obtained by Ife City Blog on Thursday, Ooni Ogunwusi who described Oba Adenekan as a noble descendant of the prestigious Giesi ruling House in Ife, added that he (Oba Adenekan) has been a change maker in Apomu Kingdom and in the committee of Oodua traditional rulers globally. "Kabiyesi, you have started very well in ancient Kingdom of Apomu and Arole Oodua Olofin Adimula is so proud as a father to see the changes your reign is beginning to bring the ancient town in particular and Oodua Race in general. "Back home here in Ile-Ife, the Giesi Ruling House of Agbedegbede your ancestral compound which you share with Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, your giant strides are seen and the entir

OONI OF IFE, IYALAJE OODUA, OTHERS AT THE WEDDING OF FORMER OGUN GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER

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Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos was over the weekend agog with the wedding ceremony of the daughter of a former Ogun State Governor, Kehinde Daniels and a popular Nigerian media entrepreneur, Debola Williams. The event had in attendance dignitaries, top government officials as well as prominent traditional figures including the the Arole Oodua Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Akande Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade, former President Goodluck Jonathan alongside his wife and Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan Other dignitaries at the occasion included the Former OGUN state Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba; The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari; the Erelu Kuti Of Lagos; Erelu Abiola Dosunmu among others who all came from far and near to solidarize with their friends, the bride's parents and former Governor of the State Otunba Gbenga Daniels and His wife, Yeye Olufunke Dani

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEWLY INSTALLED ERELU OF IFETEDO KINGDOM, CHIEF (MRS) OLAJUMOKE ADEBOLA AWODEYI

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Today Saturday 17th of April, 2021 was a memorable day for the people of Ifetedo Kingdom, the entire Ifeland and Yoruba race in general as Chief (Mrs) Olajumoke Adebola Awodeyi was installed as the Erelu of the Kingdom by His Royal Majesty Oba Akinola Oyetade Akinrera Latiiri I, the Olubosin of Ifetedo Kingdom and Paramount Ruler of Ife South Local Government Area of Osun State. At the epoch-making and historical event were dignitaries and top government  officials including Mr. Motoyese Ogundiji (Ife South Council Manager), Alhaji Musedik Gbenga Ojuade (IPU National President), High Chief Olaleye Fayemi (The new Osi of Ifetedo Kingdom), Alhaji Azeez Aleshbaba Alesinloye, (Ife South LGEA Secretary) among others. The Arole Oduduwa, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife alongside other prominent traditional rulers including the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi Odundun II, the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom

EMINENT NIGERIANS GRACE OONI OF IFE'S 5YEARS CORONATION ANNIVERSARY LECTURE

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Premier Hotels Tower, Ibadan the Oyo State Capital was stormed by dignitaries yesterday Saturday 28th of November, 2020 to grace the 5th Coronation Anniversary Lecture and Banquet, part of the activities marking the 5th Year Ascension Anniversary of the Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty, Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. Among those present were the former president Olusegun Obasanjo, the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Alaafin of Oyo Iku Baba Yeye Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. According to @ooniofficialphotojournalist reports on Instagram, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar while eulogising Ooni was quoted saying "The Ooni is a friend, brother and a worthy companion who has performed creditably well in accordance with the status of the Ooni within the last five years. "Let me also add that he has visited

RRCC BOSS HON. BISI AWOPE BAGS OSUN CHESS ASSOCIATION VICE CHAIR

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The Osun State Sports Council has appointed Hon. Bisi Awope, CEO of Raia Rooks Corner Limited as the Vice Chairman of the State Chess Association. This was confirmed by a letter of appointment earlier issued today  to the Ife born Chess Icon by the State Sports umpire signed by its Acting General Manager, Rotimi Dunmoye. The four years term State Vice Chairmanship position bestowed on the manager of the famous Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament hosting club, the Raia Rooks Chess Club, according to the letter, is expected to begin with immediate effect but will be fully activated with the official inauguration of the Association which has been put on hold due to reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter reads in part: "This is to humbly refer to the above topic and to inform your honour that Mr. Governor, HE, Adegboyega Oyetola has approved your nomination as Vice Chairman of the Osun State Chess Association". "This letter serves as a letter of appointme

"WE LOVE YOU AS ONE OF THE GREAT IFES" - Maye to Omisore

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The Maye of Yoruba Land His Royal Eminence, Dr. Abdul-Rahaman Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin has exalted Otunba Senator (Dr.) Christopher Ajani Iyiola Omisore as a Great son of the soil. Adedoyin stated this in a goodwill letter signed by him to congratulate Omisore, the Apesin Oodua, a former deputy governor of Osun State and a two terms senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary. "The management, staff, students of my conglomerate (MAYE GROUP) and my family congratulate you on your 63RD BIRTHDAY", he wrote. Also a celebrated Ife with an impressive array of achievements to his credit in business and academics including the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government; Our Saviors' University, USA, Unique Citizens University, Ghana, Oduduwa Polytechnic, Idimu Lagos, The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Hilton Hotels, Nigeria, FAMF Bank Limited, Nigeria among others, the Maye Oodua wished Senator Iyiola Omisore more grea

CELEBRATING AN ICONIC LEADER AND PHILANTHROPIST AT 63, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR CHRISTOPHER IYIOLA AJANI OMISORE, PhD, FNSE, CON

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EDITORIAL We  at Ife City Blog join millions other sons and daughters of the source, the good people of Osun State and the entire Nigerian populace and beyond to felicitate with Otunba Senator Christopher Iyiola Ajani Omisore, PhD, FNSE, CON, former deputy governor of Osun State, two terms senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Apesin of the Source as he turns 63 today 15th of September, 2020.  We recognize and celebrate your iconic leadership style, rare expertise in social and professional engineering, uncommon philathropic spirit and your overall contributions to making Ife, Osun State and Nigeria as a whole better. To Your Excellency, we say a happy birthday and we wish you many more fulfilled years on earth in good health. "Igba odun, odun kan ni" From all of us at Ife City Blog.