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OPINION: WHO IS THE MOST SUPREME AMONG YORUBA OBAS?

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By Wasiu Aromire Who is in search of the most supreme Yoruba oba? Again, for the umpteenth time, this trivial issue is being ludicrously raised.  Though raising this issue has become the trademark of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, whether you like it or not, it has also become a mess that the Yoruba are being forced to deal with, even when their immaculate appearance is expected at a prestigious global outing. One keeps wondering, should this be what we are dealing with at this most challenging moment in the history of the Yoruba?  In 2016, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi reiterated his commitment to peace, progress and development across Yorubaland and Nigeria as a whole. Specifically, he stated his mission would be towards attaining "a more united Yoruba race and peaceful Nigeria". Laudable mission, one would want to say. Clearly, the double-edged mission is not only an area of pressing need but one such important area of need that only the seriousminded, the emotion

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DAY: OONI CALLS FOR MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Moses Olafare The Arole Oduduwa and Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II has advocated for massive investment in research and development of African Medicine.  Ooni stated this on Tuesday at a World Press Conference held at his Ile Oodua, the Palace in commemoration this Year's African Traditional Medicine Day, held on the 31st of August, every year. Addressing newsmen after a brief introduction by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, Ooni Ogunwusi who is the spiritual leader of the prestigious Yoruba race, described the African Traditional Medicine as a major inheritance of the black people which is capable of solving all medical, spiritual and other problems. The monarch who called on Nigerians particularly sons and daughters of Oduduwa to join in the promotion of the African Traditional Medicine, added that herbs and roots are of unbeatable efficacy globally. He said, "Recently, as part of my COVID 19 response, promising t

MEDIA BIGWIG DELE MOMODU BAGS NEW CHIEFTAINCY TITLE

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Veteran columnist and publisher, Ovation Magazine, Chief Ayobami Dele Momodu has been confered with a new chieftancy title of Aare Tayese of Iwoland alongside his wife as Yeye Aare Tayese of the same town by His Imperial Majesty, the Oluwo of Iwoland Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi Ilufemiloye Telu I. In a letter addressed to the duo, dated 27th August, 2021, the Oluwo who is also the Deputy Chairman of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers stated that Chief Momodu's invaluable contributions to the promotion of the Yoruba culture and tradition as well as ensuring the sustenance of good gnervnance through his media craft made him to be considered for the honorary title. "Having contributed immensely to the promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition, and your mental beneficence through national and international media, in ensuring that quality governance are delivered, my throne(Oluwo In Council), considered you worthy and most suitable for the Honorary Chieftancy title o

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

IYALAJE OODUA: I'M AWARE OF MY DUTIES AND I SHALL DELIVER OPTIMALLY, TOYIN KOLADE PLEDGES

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Moses Olafare The newly installed Iyalaje of Oduduwa Race worldwide(Iyalaje Oodua) Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade, on Saturday stated that she is not unaware of the huge responsibilities and roles attached to her latest status, promising to perform optimally towards wealth recreation as well as human development. The Ilesa born business tycoon cum philanthropist who has been the global promoter of the popular Annual Aje Festival for about half a decade, gave the assurance at the ancient Ile Oodua Palace of The Ooni of Ife in Ile-Ife  before the Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, and a host of other top dignitaries including traditional rulers across Nigeria who took turns to pray for her traditionally. "Through my close relationship with the Arole Oduduwa which I hold in a very high esteem, I have always been close to the traditional institution and I am glad to state that I have learnt a lot enough to last me a lifetime. "Let me be specific

LAGOS BASED INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TYCOON, TOYIN KOLADE INSTALLED AS THE IYALAJE OODUA

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Kayode Olawuni The City of Ife was on Saturday agog in celebrations with the installation ceremony of Princess (Dr) Toyin Kolade as the Iyalaje of the Oodua Race by His Imperial Majesty, the Arole Oduduwa Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. Aje by the Yoruba pantheon is the goddess of wealth, market profitability and economic prosperity and by her installation therefore as the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess (Dr.) Toyin Kolade becomes the custodian of all economic and commercial activities for the entire Oodua race, particularly as it relates to coordinating the affairs of mankind vis a vis the spirit of Aje. Until her new honour, Princess Toyin Kolade holds the title of the Iyalaje of Apapa, Lagos State and She is the Global Coordinator of the Annual AJE Festival held in the ancient City of Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba race. The three days ceremony which began on Thursday the 15th of July withnessed a series of activities featuring the performance of important

OONI MOURNS LATE OLU OF WARRI, LAUDS ITSEKIRI PEOPLE OVER PEACEFUL SELECTION OF PRINCE TSOLA EMIKO

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Ooni of Ife(Left) with the Late Olu of Warri The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has condoled with the Itsekiri sons and daughters worldwide over the passage of the immediate past Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli. In a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni prayed for the soul of late Olu Ikenwoli who he described as a natural traditional ruler who meant well for his people and a great descendant of Oduduwa who in his 5 years as Olu of Warri contributed immensely to the upliftment of the agelong relationship of the Itsekiri and Yoruba nations. "Ogiame Ikenwoli was a fantastic leader and highly respected member of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN), so passionate about harmonious coexistence among the nations of the lager Oduduwa race worldwide, Yoruba, Edo and Itsekiri nations in particular. We related very closely, we exchanged royal visits, we agre

ODUMAKIN'S DEATH: WE HAVE LOST A BRILLIANT CHAP - AFENIFERE

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Late Comrade Yinka Odumakin The Pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has described the death of it's National Publicity Secretary Comrade Yinka Odumakin as a great loss. This was contained in a statement by the Group's Secretary-General, Basorun Sheinde Arogbofa on Saturday. He described Odumakin's exit as a great loss and a  big blow not just to Afenifere but to the entire Nation. "It's a terrible blow to Afenifere and Nigeria. We've lost a brilliant chap with intelligent and brilliant ideas. This is sad, very sad", he said. Mr. Odumakin died in the early hours of yesterday Saturday 3rd of April, 2021 following complications from an undisclosed illness. In an emotional phone conversation with The Nation, wife of the foremost Yoruba activist and nationalist narrated that her husband died when his condition was already improving.  "It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone. He has been battling for his