Echoes of the Kiriji war between Ibadan and Ekiti Parapos, which ended on September 23, 1886 resonated again, last week, as prominent sons and daughters of Yorubaland including traditional rulers gathered at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, to review what led to the war and the lessons the South West geopolitical zone should learn from it. The centenary anniversary with the theme: "Celebrating Yoruba in the past, present and future ", was jointly organised by the Yoruba Academy and the Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG.
More than one million people are expected to participate in a one-in-town carnival organized to celebrate the first anniversary of the ascension to the throne of his Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ile- Ife. The carnival, tagged: "O ti see se Carnival, 2016", is not only aimed at celebrating the landmark reign of the monarch but also to showcase the rich cultural splendor of Ile-Ife and foster unity among the YorA1bA race.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised youths to be consistent in pursuing their dreams and aspirations to be able to contribute to national development. The Royal Father gave the advise at a conference with the theme, ''Activating the Secret Wealth of Nigeria'' on Tuesday night in Abuja.
FAMILY members, friends and political associates, yesterday, gathered in Lagos to mark the one-year anniversary of the demise of the Awolowo matriarch, Chief Mrs. Hannah Idowu Dideolu and to remember her life, struggles and role in the unity of Yoruba nation. Notable Nigerians present at the event include, Chairman of the YUF, Bishop Bolanle Gbonigi; Arch.
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State are among eminent Nigerians expected at the 7th Annual Event and Award Night of Abike Ade Foundation, scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 29, at Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos. Abike Ade Foundation, a charity organisation with the mandate to empower the less privileged, especially the youths, operates under the slogan, 'Cry for Help'.
I must confess that I was charmed as well - especially when he knelt at church and told the animists to go to hell - until his visit to America. Before coming to America, many on Facebook showed pictures of him at a local festival .
L agos- Nigeria's innovative telecommunications operator, Etisalat, has boosted the fight against malaria with the distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to residents of Owutu community, in Ikorodu, Lagos State and Enuwa Square, Ile Ife in Osun State. The exercises in commemoration of the 2016 World Mosquito Day, forms part of an ongoing Pan-Nigeria crusade by the telecommunications giant against the scourge of malaria in the country.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on the Muslims to use 2016 Eid-el Kabir celebration to pray for economy stability, peace and harmony in Nigeria. Ogunwusi made the call in his Sallah message to the Muslims in Ile Ife, Osun, on Monday.
By AYO ONIKOYI A team from the Nigerian Rebirth Project led by its founder, Comrade Isaac Balami recently visited some royal fathers across the country. The familiarisation tour of palaces of Obas and Emirs and other traditional rulers is to further authenticate the genuineness and national interest which is the core objective of the Rebirth Project.