Ooni unveils Adire textile production hub, harps on youth engagement

The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday launched an Adire textile production hub; a cultural centre built on a 30,000 square meters of land with a vision to empower the youths through the revival of local fabrics. While declaring the hub opened within the premises of the Ife Ground Resorts, Ile-Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi revealed that the ancient Adire textile is an agelong tradition of Ife, from where he said it was taken to the Abeokuta by the Egbas and other parts of the world. “Our…

Oyetola mourns passage of Akirun

Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed sadness over the transition of the Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba AbdulRauf Olawale Adedeji II. Oba Adedeji who died at the age of 78, was installed the Akirun of Ikirun in 1991. Oyetola in a Press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, commiserated with the first son of the monarch and Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Hon. Babatunde Olawale, the immediate family of the monarch, his friends, associates and the people Ikirun. He commended the late…

NOTABLE CITIES IN YORUBALAND &THEIR FOUNDERS.

(1) Ile-Ife was founded by Obatala (2)  Owo was founded by Ojugbelu. (3) Oshogbo was founded by Queen Oso-Igbo (4) Akure was founded by Omoremi Omoluabi (5) Ondo was founded by Queen Pupupu (6) Iwo was founded by prince Ogbaigbai. (7) Oyo was founded by prince Oranmiyan (8) Igede Ekiti was founded by Ake (9) Abeokuta was founded by Shodeke (10) Ilesha was founded by Owalushe Ajaka. (11) Esie was founded by prince Baragbon (12) Ijero Ekiti was founded by Prince Ogbe (13) Sango-Otta was founded by Osolo and Eleidi…

50th Anniversary: Oyetola congratulates Alaafin …  says Monarch belongs to a class of his own

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has congratulated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on the occasion of  his 50th anniversary on the throne, described him as an extraordinary traditional ruler who belonged to a class of his own. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said he was delighted to join indigenes of Oyo, Government and the people of Oyo State as well as millions of Yoruba sons and daughters across the world to celebrate the milestone reached by the…

Gov Yahaya Bello congratulates new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. 

Kogi State Governor,Yahaya Bello has praised the republican nature of Ndigbo which he said was again on display in the election of a renowned diplomat, Professor George Obiozor, to lead the prestigious apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The Governor noted that with the election of the professor of international relations to pilot the affairs of their people,Ndigbo were sending a strong message to the rest of the country, and indeed the world, that they remained willing to find common grounds with any other group ready to reciprocate their gesture.…

Oyetola mourns passing of Owa of Igbajo, Oba Fashade  ….  condoles with Osun APC chair, Prince Famodun 

The State of Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has mourned the passing of Owa of Igbajo, Oba Olufemi Fashade, said that the traditional ruler would be remembered for his legacies. Similarly, the Governor condoled with the Osun Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and a Prince of Igbajo, Gboyega Famodun, over the death of the traditional ruler. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Tuesday, commiserated with the immediate family of the monarch and the people of Igbajo town in Boluwaduro Local Government Area…

We have prioritised inclusive governance, made people’s voices, counsel count — Oyetola … inaugurates Owa Obokun Adimula’s palace

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Saturday said his administration has prioritised inclusive, participatory and people-oriented governance since assumption of office. He said the administration had also given priority to people’s voices, particularly the counsel of traditional rulers in the State. This is even as the Governor inaugurated the newly-constructed ultra-modern palace of Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland. Owa Obokun Adimula’s palace got burnt in 2008, an incident that led to the quest to reconstruct the palace with a modern look. Addressing the people at the…

Gov Sani-Bello commiserates with Etsu Nupe,Bida Emirate over death of Shaban Nupe, Alh Abdulmalik Ndayako

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has condoled with the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Traditional Rulers Council Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and the people of Bida Emirate over the death of Shaban Nupe Alhaji Abdulmalik Ndayako Governor Sani Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary,Mary Noel-Berje described Alhaji Abdulmalik Ndayako as a man of Culture and tradition who believed in the unity of Nupe kingdom, Niger State and Nigeria as a whole. The Governor said the deceased lived a humble and…

12th Anniversary: Oyetola felicitates Aragbiji, says he’s father to all

Governor of the State of Osun,Adegboyega Oyetola  has felicitated the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdur-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi, Odundun IV, on the occasion of his 12th installation anniversary as the monarch of Iragbiji. The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, in Osogbo on Friday, said the traditional ruler has been making tremendous impact in the development of not just his domain but the State at large since his ascension to the throne. Oyetola who described the 12-year reign of Oba Olabomi as peaceful and progressive…

Ooni receives newly born Crown Prince,Adesoji Aderemi , unveils his facial identity 

The Ooni of Ife , His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Tuesday received his crown prince Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi Ogunwusi, released his pictures to the public. According to the Ooni’s Director, Media & Public Affairs,Comrade Moses Olafare,the Crown Prince came in a motorcade to the entrance(Enu Geru)of the Palace and was received by the AGBA IFE led by Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, The MODEWA led by Lowa Adimula of Ife, Highchief Adeola Adeyeye and EMESEs led by Sarun Oriowo Oyeyemi. They all ushered the Prince…