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Ekiti: Ooni Of Ife Bags Doctorate Degree From Afe Babalola University(PHOTOS)

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, was on Sunday honoured with a Degree of Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, by the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD). The honour was part of the programmes lined up in commemoration of the institution's 12 years of establishment and 9th Convocation Ceremony. According to the institution, Ooni Ogunwusi who is the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was so considered because of his immeasurable contribution to the development of education in Nigeria, particularly through ABUAD. In his acceptance speech, the Ooni lauded the University, especially it's proprietor, Aare Afe Babalola who is a legal luminary, calling for the institutionalization of the founder's lofty dreams and ideologies towards the advancement of education in Nigeria and Africa. "We can have like an institute for the Afe Babalola Theories, for our children and the generation yet u

Ooni's Team Presents 'Treasures Of Our Ancestors' To Black Leaders, Influencers In Brazil

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The visit of the delegation from The Ooni of Ifé, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II to the city of São Paulo in Brazil on Thursday brought together leaders and influencers willing to promote the proposal of the Oduduwa Heritage Home within the project “Treasure of Our Ancestors”, an initiative of the African foremost king; Ooni Ogunwusi with the purpose of strengthening ties and building bridges that facilitate cultural, tourist and economic exchange between Brazil and Nigeria and, in particular Ile-Ifé, Cradle & Natural Headquarters of a the Yoruba people and Oduduwa Race at large. Representing His Majesty, the delegation formed by the kings Joseph Adebayo Adewole the Ajero of the kingdom of Ijero-Ekiti and Oba Kayodee Adeenekan Afolabi the Alapomu of Apomu) Chief Adekunle Sumbo the Saagba of Ogbagi Akoko, Prince Adekunle Olokooba, a specialist in traditional medicine and Comrade Moses Olafare, head of communication at the palace of the Ooni of Ifé in addition to visiting th

OONI CELEBRATES SON, PRINCE TADENIKAWO ON BIRTHDAY

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A prince of the Source and hier to the throne of Oduduwa, Prince Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi today turns a year old. The father, Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II earlier today announced the Prince birthday via his verified Facebook page @ooniadimulaife. Ooni in the post described the Prince birth as "An answer to many prayers" and prayed for him to live long to fulfil destiny.  "Prince Tadenikawo is One today!!! An answer to many prayers, you came right at the appointed time. To the glory of the Almighty, the King of Kings, you will surely live to fulfil your destiny in this world! Amin! Ase !!! Lots of Love from - Ooni Ojaja II and Olori Silekunola", the post read. Ooni had on Wednesday November 25th 2020 named Prince Tadenikawo after the 49th Ooni of Ife in the third dynasty, Late Ooni Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi, First African Governor of the Old Western Region.

OONI'S DELEGATION IN BRAZIL AHEAD OF THE 2022 'BACK-TO-HOME' PROJECT

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A delegation of the Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Tuesday visited Fábrica do Samba to learn a little about Unidos de Vila Maria for Carnival 2022 in Brazil and to meet Afro Brazilian stakeholders ahead of his trip to unveil a Back-To-Home Project themed the "Precious of Our Ancestors"  The team had on Monday arrived Sao Paolo for the purpose of establishing more connections between Brazil and the African continent and to fulfill a ten-day schedule organized by Oduduwa heritage home brasil, a cultural institute based in Rio de Janeiro, whose purpose is to strengthen ties and build bridges that facilitate cultural exchange between these two countries connected by fraternal ties for centuries.  The Ooni's team formed by tow kings; Oba Joseph Adewole the Ajero of the Kingdom of Ijero (Ekiti) and Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi the Alapomu of Apomu (Osun), the coordinator of the team is Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni&#3

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

#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

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

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

NIGERIAN YOUTHS APPOINT OONI OF IFE 'ROYAL FATHER Of THE LARGEST BLACK NATION'

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Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife has been appointed by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) as the 'Royal Father of The Largest Black Nation'.  The honour was bestowed on the Ooni who doubles as Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) on Tuesday during the Extra-Elective Congress of the NYCN, which held at the Calabar Municipal Government Headquarters, Calabar, Cross River State. At the congress with the theme; Harmonization for Unity and Progress, Ooni Ogunwusi reiterated his commitment to youth development and nation building. Represented by two notable Yoruba traditional rulers; the Oore of Otun-Ekiti, Oba Adekunle Adeagbo and the Alapomu of Apomu Kingdom, Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi , Ooni Ogunwusi explained that his decision to dedicate the ancient throne of Oduduwa to youth emancipation, is to give the needed mentorship to the youth towards prosperity. "When he (The Ooni) hos