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BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [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]

GIST: Oluwo of Iwo attends council of Oba’s meeting at Ooni’s palace for the first time READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, is presently attending the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council Meeting at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. This is the first time of attending the meeting since he ascended the throne almost the same time as the Ooni in 2015. His decision to attend this time around is as a result of the Obas who prevailed on him to attend after they noticed that he has never attended any meetings with them since he ascended the throne. The Olojuo of Ido Osun, Oba Aderemi Adedapo, who is the secretary to the Council of Obas and about 40 other traditional [Read]

GIST: Tobi Philips May Soon Be Crowned New Olori Of Ife READ MORE >>>

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that  Tobi Philips May Soon Be Crowned New Olori Of Ife, according to reports.  Tobi and the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi were reported to have been dating and their relationship is becoming more serious and stronger now. The Olori of Ife is a traditional title given to the wife of the Oba as the queen of the land. This two started their love affairs last year shortly after the Oba separated from his wife, Olori Wuraola, who he has since divorced. Oba Adeyeye Enitan is 43 and his close family have been pressuring him to get a wife so has he can have [Read]