CULTURE AND TRADITION

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Tinubu, Abiodun, others grace installation of Adebutu as Odole-Odua

FOUNDER of Premier Lotto, Chief Adebutu Kesington, was onn Saturday installed as the Odole-Oodua by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. The first installation rite was done for him by the Owa Eredumi of Ife, Omiwenu Odeyele, at the Oranmiyan shrine known as Igbo Eede. In attendance were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Governors of Osun, Ogun and Lagos States, Gboyega Oyetola, Dapo Abiodun and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and prominent traditional rulers among others. Adebutu’s wives, Caroline and Amina, were also conferred with the title of Yeyemode and Yeyerewa Oodua respectively [Read]

Multiple Awards As Anambra-born Nwama Emerges Overall Best NDA Graduate

2nd Lt. Ugochukwu Nwama from Anambra State has written his name in gold as a result of his sterling performance at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He was adjudged the best graduating Cadet Adjutant of the 2018 Course. The young officer, who is the son of Igwe Obosi Eze, A.C. Iweka 111, was presented with four different awards as rewards for his achievement at the Passing out Parade in Kaduna State last February. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that according to records from the institution, Nwama not only emerged the best in the Army but was the overall best in the entire military–the Army, Air Force and the Navy in the [Read]

Emir reveals what may lead to another civil war in Nigeria

Alhaji Samaila Muhammed Mera, the Emir of Argungu, has warned that Nigeria risks another devastating civil war if the calls for the country’s break up are not halted. The first class monarch and foremost traditional ruler said the nation is better off as one entity. The monarch pointed out that if Nigeria was separated today, each of these ethnic groups would start rising against each other, waging supremacy war and this would lead to another civil war. He said, “I am not a constitutional lawyer or politician. Whatever restructuring would take place in this country, my sincere advice is that we are better off to remain one Nigeria than divided [Read]

344-Year Oldest Tortoise in Africa Dies In Ogbomoso Palace [SEE PHOTOS]

A 344 –  year – old tortoise popularly known as ALAGBA in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso has passed on. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the scared tortoise which was the oldest in Africa, was sick for a few days before her demise on Thursday. The tortoise became a popular breed upon ascension of the throne of the current Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi. The monarch, provided good shelter and health support for the tortoise during its sojourn on earth. Confirming the ugly incident, Private Secretary to Oba Oyewumi, Toyin Ajamu, stressed that the tortoise, which attracted people from all walks of life from Nigeria and abroad, [Read]

Lagos Monarch, Oba Oniru Joins his Ancestors 17 Days After Celebrating 82nd Birthday

LAGOS – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a prominent Lagos monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru has been reported dead. According to The Lagos Times, Oba Oniru died in Lagos after a brief illness, seventeen days after celebrating his 82nd birthday. Until his death, he was aged 82. Meanwhile, The News Guru noted that a family source who broke the sad news revealed that the family would officially announce the death of the late monarch soon. Daily Independent [Read]

TRADITION: Ooni of Ife Goes Into 7-day Seclusion As Annual Olojo Festival Begins

…WARNS SABOTEURS WITHIN PRESIDENCY AGAINST SABOTAGING BUHARI’S NEW ECONOMIC COUNCIL IN THE BEST INTEREST OF POOR MASSES IFE – The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II on Sunday evening proceeded on a seven day annual seclusion as Olojo festival begins in Ile Ife. While addressing newsmen on his way out of the palace, Ooni Ogunwusi who is the co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers noted that he was in a very high spirit to formally begin this year’s OLOJO festival with seclusion to meet with God Almighty who owns the “Day” through fasting and prayers during which he will [Read]

Thunder Strikes 36 Cows To Death In Ondo

ONDO – No fewer than thirty six (36) cows were reportedly struck to death on Saturday by a mysterious thunderstorm on Oke Owa in Ijare community of Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. NEWS FLAKES NG reliably gathered that the cows were struck by thunderstorm in the late hours of Saturday without any of them surviving. The cows were said to have died for desecrating the mountain where sacrifice is made every year by the town’s monarch. It was learnt that the herders reported the case to the monarch of the town after the unfortunate incident. The monarch of the town, the Olujare of Ijare, Oba Adebamigbe is always [Read]

‘We won’t allow 17days Oro restriction in Iseyin’, Islamic Council Declares

OYO – The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Iseyin chapter, has warned the adherents of the Oro deity in the Iseyin area of Oyo State to refrain from testing the people’s will by insisting on restricting their movement for 17 days. The Oro is an annual traditional festival celebrated by male descendants of the specific locations where it is taking place. The NSCIA, led by its Chairman, Raji Coker; Secretary, Mr Fatahi Olawoyin; and Public Relations Officer, Mallam Maruf Mustapha, said the Oro adherents were merely crying wolve to deceive the judiciary, the police and the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde. Mustapha described as diversionary last week’s statement by [Read]

Pandemonium in Ondo As Irate Youths Attack Monarch, Beat Wife Over Festival

ONDO – Ilara Mokin community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State was thrown into pandemonium on Friday following the attack on the palace of the traditional ruler of the town by some irate youths.  Oba Aderemi Adefehinti was said to have been at loggerheads with his people following his alleged refusal to participate in some traditional festivals in the community. The traditional ruler, who has been on the throne since 1998, was alleged to have stopped participating in the traditional festivals because he had allegedly become a Christian. According to an eyewitness, trouble started when the monarch allegedly did not show up for the New Yam Festival to [Read]

Ogun: 13 traditional worshippers remanded for attacking Muslims, Christians

ILARO – A Magistrate’s court sitting in Ilaro, Ogun State yesterday remanded 13 traditional worshippers for allegedly attacking Muslims and Christians in Idi-Iroko, a border community in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The suspects charged to court in two separate suits filed before the magistrate court were accused of assault, contempt of court, among others. The prosecutor, Dada Olushola, said the accused persons were arrested by police while committing the offence during the Oro festival. Olushola added that the accused persons observed the Oro festival during the day time which is against the judgment and order of the high court in Ipokia. Magistrate S. O. Banwo however granted [Read]

Masquerades attack Akwa-Ibom church, Injure pastor, members, steal properties

AKWA-IBOM – Masquerades on rampage attacked a Church, City of Living Grace Chapel, in Idu Uruan, Uruan local government area, Akwa Ibom State, and destroyed the church’s properties, beat up some members and stole the phones of others. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the masquerades, who were purportedly grieved that the pastor of the Church, Apostle Emmanuel Etim, had repeatedly preached against the practice of terrorising the citizens during the Ekpo masquerade festival, were led by a group of touts to attack the Church. A member of the Church, Ms Mboutidem Sam, who spoke with our correspondent in Uyo said the Church was observing a month long fasting and prayer [Read]

Five die, several injured as cultists clash during Oro festival in Lagos

LAGOS – The annual Oro cultural festival held in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State at the weekend turned bloody as suspected members of rival cult gangs engaged themselves in a shootout.  Five members of the secret cult groups died in the festival while several others sustained bullet and machete wounds after members of the gang engaged themselves with guns, cutlasses, and bottles. Eyewitnesses alleged that members of Aiye took advantage of the festival to attack members of a rival gang, Eiye. The eyewitnesses said the first attack took place around the Imota area of Ikorodu, while Eiye members went on a reprisal at Owutu area of Ikorodu. The witnesses [Read]

[PHOTOS] Alaafin Of Oyo’s Wife Spotted In NYSC Uniform As She Serves Her Country

Olori Ajoke Adeyemi, who is one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, is currently doing her compulsory one year National Youth Service after successfully graduating from a tertiary institution. The queen shared a photo of herself fully clad in her NYSC uniform with the caption: Nigeria we serve “Alihamdulilahi for the journey so far.. #corperunusual.” she wrote. Her followers congratulated her with one referring to her as “kopa olori.” [Read]

Jubilation in Bama as inhabitants celebrate First Sallah in 5 years

BORNO – The Shehu of Bama Kingdom of Borno State, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has expressed delight after his people joined the rest of the world to mark the first Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domains. According to the monarch, this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims. “Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were not privileged to celebrate for the past five years,” an utterly elated Shehu stated on Monday. “ Indeed we have to be grateful to Allah SWT for sparing our lives and non among us here today that is [Read]

Use Local Charms To Retrieve Millions From US Treasury – Oluwo Of Iwo Tells Youths

The Oluwo of Owo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi revealed how to retrieve millions from the US treasury using local charms in a new interview he granted. The Oluwo of Owo told Goldmyne TV that charms like ‘Egbe and Afeeri’ can help anyone in retrieving millions from the US reserves. The Osun monarch “encouraged” Nigerians to make use of the charms in getting back ‘the millions and zillions sitting in the United States’ and also promised to help out those who don’t know how to get it. [Read]