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]

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]

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]

GIST: Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi shows-off his new bride SEE LOVELY PHOTOS + BIOGRAPHY

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that months after his marriage to Olori Wuraola crashed, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has found himself a new bride, Her Majesty, Prophetess, Evangelist, Olori Moronke Naomi Oluwaseyi Silekunola Ogunwusi. He announced her as The New Yeyeluwa Oodua. The Ooni released a statement announcing his new bride, alongside photos of the queen. It reads: “I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst of many trials”. READ ALSO: LIFESTYLE: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi celebrates 44th Birthday in grand style “Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with [Read]

LIFESTYLE: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi celebrates 44th Birthday in grand style – SEE MORE PHOTOS

  The Ooni of Ife, his Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II celebrates his 44th birthday anniversary in grand style. The monarch was born on October 17th, 19874. He was joined in the celebration by many well wishers and lovers across the globe including the Outgoing Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as well as the Oluwo of Iwoland. READ ALSO: BIRTHDAY: Oluwo Felicitates with Ooni at 44, as Kabiyesi celebrates in grand style SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Happy birthday to Kabiyesi. [Read]

BIRTHDAY: Oluwo Felicitates with Ooni at 44, as Kabiyesi celebrates in grand style – READ MORE

  Oluwo of Iwoland, HIM Oba (Dr.) Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has joined Nigerians to felicitate with the Arole Oduduwa, the Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa, Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on the occasion of his 44th birthday. In a felicitation message made available to journalists by the Oluwo’s press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, described the monarch as a chosen one and symbol of modern Yoruba nation committing his life to all inclusive charity to the advantage of human race. READ ALSO: LIFESTYLE: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi celebrates 44th Birthday in grand style – SEE MORE PHOTOS The statement lauded Ooni for his administrative proficiency in conducting his institution which has reinvigorated [Read]

#OsunDecides2018: Ooni Of Ife Fails To Vote

 Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME from the palace of Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has it that, the monarch has refused to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state because he considers all the governorship candidates participating in the election as his subjects. The Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he was the Ooni’s second in command “to the left” explained the paramount monarch cannot be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates. Our correspondent observed though there was a polling unit by the Ooni’s palace he did not come out to vote. “It’s [Read]

PHOTOS: Enugu traditional ruler dies after he was beaten up by his subjects

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional ruler of Ogbosinne Autonomous Community, in Nkanu West Local Government Area, Igwe Stephen Nwatu, has died after he was reportedly beaten up by his subjects yesterday June 11th. According to reports, the monarch was beaten up after he attempted to stop some of his kinsmen from attending a meeting with the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The monarch allegedly ordered his driver to overrun his subjects who were adamant on going for the meeting. The driver refused to obey the monarch’s order and as the driver made an attempt to reverse the monarch’s car, he mistakenly knocked down an elderly man and crushed his [Read]

BREAKING: Oba of Benin visits Ooni READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II , has just arrived at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for a visit. The Oba arrived at the palace in Ile-Ife at 1:15pm with his chiefs and some dignitaries from the ancient city of Benin. Prominent traditional rulers and notable indigenes of Ife, who joined the Ooni to receive the Benin monarch are the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, traditional rulers from Ile Ife and Dr. John Odeyemi. Security is beefed up around the Ooni’s Palace at Enuwa in Ile Ife as an armoured personnel carrier, armed policemen and other security agents are [Read]