CULTURE AND TRADITION

Yoruba-Igbo Ties: Oduduwa was never last born to Igbo Prince, says Oluwo

  “Place the two cultures side by side in greetings, communication, language, clothing, idols, dancing, wedding etc,one needs no teacher to tell you there are clear distinction. We only must respect the nation that binds us together, Nigeria” NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in a bid to lay the controversy of Yoruba-Igbo ties to rest, the first class natural paramount monarch, Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has said the founding father of Yoruba, Oduduwa was never last born to the Igbos prince as claimed by Ohaneze Indigbo. Oluwo described the claim as unfounded, false and misleading to the stalwarts of history, beseeching Igbo community to further their [Read]

Ooni reaffirms Igbo-Yoruba Family Ties, says “we’re inseparable” [READ MORE]

  The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has reaffirmed his position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. Ooni Ogunwusi stated this last weekend at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife while receiving the Lagos state president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Solomon Ogbonna who had as a member accompanied the delegation of African Farmers And Cultural Organization on a courtesy visit to the palace. “I am so happy to have the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State President here as part of this empowerment initiative. Lagos is part of Yoruba land we [Read]

I won’t stop working until midnight of May 28 when my tenure expires – Gov Amosun 

  ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has said he will not relent towards working for the development of Ogun -State pledging that he work tirelessly till the midnight May 28 before his tenure expires on 29. He disclosed this known during a world press briefing on the unveiling of African Drum Fe with the theme: DRUMING FOR THE FUTURE at Mitros hall, Ibara Housing Estate, Okelewo, Abeokuta. The governor also maintained that the unveiling  of the 2019 4th African Drum festival is par his promises that he promised to fulfil before tenure expires on may 29, adding that he will work tirelessly to make a Ogun [Read]

2019 African Drum Festival: Ogun Set to Host 21 Countries, 71 Independent Participants, Others

ABEOKUTA – Not less 21 African countries, 23 troupes and 71 independent participants will feature at the 2019 edition of African Drum Festival annually held in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria. The drum festival according to the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee who is also the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, about 26 states of the federation have also signified interest in participating in this year’s edition. Onanuga said the festival which berthed in 2016 has not only repositioned and placed Ogun State on the world map of culture and tourism, but has become an enduring legacy. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the LOC Chairman equally added that few European and American [Read]

Ooni of Ife: Google Cannot Exist Without ‘Ifa’

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that the Google originated from the ‘Ifa’ also known as the oracle. The traditional leader said that without ‘Ifa’ , google would not have been created. Ogunwusi said this during the press tour of the tourists sites within the ancient city ahead of the Tourism Innovation and Development Innovation Conference (TIDA) slated for April 24. The theme of the forthcoming conference is: “Impact of Sustainable Tourism Development and Marketing of Tourism Destinations on Host Communities”. ‘Odu Ifa’ refers to the verses of the literary corpus that are usually consulted by people who believe in its efficacy before embarking on any [Read]

TRADITION: Ogun Celebrates 33rd LISABI DAY festival, Unveils Giant Statue of Warrior [SEE MORE PHOTOS]

  Ogun State government celebrated 33rd Lisabi Day with the unveiling of a giant Statue of the legendary warrior, LISABI AGBONGBO AKALA in Adatan Area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital earlier yesterday Saturday March 30, 2019. Outgoing governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in company of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo as well as other Egba Monarchs, sons and daughters unveiled the giant statue amid cheers from the ecstatic crowd and other Indigenes of the egba town. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

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Even cows in the bush are happy with Buhari’s re-election – Fulani Herdsmen

  The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association has reacted to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to our source, the National President of the association, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo said that even Fulani cows are happy over the victory of President Buhari over the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Recall that both major contenders in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku and Buhari are both Fulanis. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Bello claimed that so many people tried to use money to buy the group but they were led by their belief in Buhari. Bello added, “The game is finished and we are already in [Read]

No Other Political Party Will Rule In Lagos Except APC – Oba Akiolu [READ MORE]

  The Oba of Lagos Oba Akiolu 1 has said that God will not allow any other party apart from All Progressives Congress (APC) to take over the State in the forthcoming general election in 2019. Oba Akiolu He made this remark yesterday in Lagos at the 11th Annual Hijrah Lecture and Commissioning of the new House of Assembly Mosque. He said the new Mosque was unique especially as it was built inside the Assembly complex where Bills are passed into law. Oba Akiolu also argued that it was not enough to build Mosque but that the custodians of the Mosque should be properly taken care of. He also advised [Read]

Gov Amosun Showers Encomiums On Oba Alake As He Bags Honorary Doctorate Award [READ MORE]

  ABEOKUTA – Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has showered encomiums on the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo on the conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree in management by the Governing Council of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi state. The Governor in a personally signed congratulatory message on behalf of the state government, said the honour was symbiotic as a result of the monarch’s contribution to nation’s growth and Ogun State as a former military officer and traditional leader. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Oba Gbadebo, alongside former Minister of Education and Health, Professor Ihechukwu Mmadubike will be honoured at the university’s 3rd convocation ceremony [Read]

OPC Appoints Oshibote as New Leader following Death of Fasheun – READ MORE

  Prince Oshibote Oodua has emerged as the new president of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) following the death of its founder and national president, Dr Frederick Fasheun. The new president, Prince Oshibote was announced at Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos, where members of the congress gathered in their numbers to mourn the passage of their former leader. NEWS FLAKES NG had earlier reported that Dr. Fasheun died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH in the early hours of Saturday. According to the eldest child of the former OPC leader, Kayode Fasheun, the late OPC national president took ill briefly during the week before he finally passed on. “He [Read]

Ooni Hosts Former President Mahama Of Ghana – SEE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has played host to the immediate past President of Ghana, John Mahama, stating that the African continent remains one big family, despite the boundaries between her countries and communities. According to a statement issued by the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the first class traditional ruler, Moses Olafare said the immediate past Ghanaian leader led his team on a courtesy visit to the Ooni at his palace in Ile-Ife. The monarch in the statement noted that, “before the advent of the Western civilization, there were no boundaries between the African nations and communities. We are one big family. But it gladdens [Read]

BREAKING: FG declares Tuesday Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Maulud – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.   The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others. While calling on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country, Gen. Dambazau assured that the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country [Read]

GIST: Anambra Gov, Willie Obiano Visits Ooni of Ife, Wife, wishes them Successful Union – SEE PHOTOS

    Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, Nigeria was in Ile-Ife on Friday to congratulate the Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and his queen, Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi (Yeyeluwa) on their wedding which took place recently. Describing Ooni Ogunwusi who is a Co-Chairman of National Council Of Traditional Rulers Of Nigeria his father and long time friend, Governor Obiano called Ile-Ife as the spiritual home of the Yorubas where everyone came from. During the visit to Ife, Obiano said, “Your Majesty, I was in America, when you got married last week. As a son and longtime friend of yours, I consider it necessary [Read]

REVEALED: Why I Married Moronke Naomi Silekunola – Ooni Of Ife READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has cleared the air on why he decided to marry a prophetess. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has given reason why the king picked Olori Moronke Naomi Silekunola Ogunwusi. There was great joyousness at Ile-Ife, Osun State yesterday as the Ooni received his new wife at the palace, a day after he marked his 44th birthday. The palace said he married the woman because of the spiritual strength she will bring to the kingdom and the fear of God in her. According to a statement issued to daily post by the Director, [Read]