Buhari, Saraki, Kalu, Tinubu, Ooni, others mourn Adeleke

Sympathisers, associates and family members wept profusely as the body of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, arrived his country home in Ede from Bicket Hospital, Osogbo where he died yesterday. The body was brought to his house about 1 p.m. in a wine Sienna bus. Meanwhile, irate youths took to the major streets of the town to protest his death which they said was not ‘natural’. The indigenes of the town attributed his death to spiritual forces from politicians, who felt threatened by his political…

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Ooni’s wife calls for peace, unity

Wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Zainab Ogunwusi, has expressed her absolute belief in the peace and unity of Yoruba land and the entire nation of Nigeria. She made the call recently during her visit to the Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife in Osun State. The Ooni’s wife also condoled with members of the Hausa community who lost their loved ones and properties during the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in Ile-Ife. Speaking during the visit, Ogunwusi, who lauded the…

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Flying 9 months round the world taught me never to give up – Captain Odujinrin

Capt. Ademilola Odujirin has been flying for past 17 years. He was trained in the United Kingdom and United States of America and flew for Arik Air for five years. He recounts his experience to WOLE SHADARE   If you liken him to Ajala who travelled round the world, you won’t be wrong. He did what many could not do by flying nine months around the world. That was Capt. Ademilola Odujinrin who did a solo flight in his aircraft, the upgraded Cirus SR 22 He is the first African…

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Oloyotunji of African Village on tour of Nigeria

The Oloyotunji of Oyotunji African Village, Sheldon, South Carolina, USA, Oba Egunjobi Adefunmi II, is on tour of Nigeria to drum up support for the forthcoming Oyotunji Cultural Fiesta slated for later in the year in Sheldon, South Carolina, with no fewer than 150,000 Nigerians expected to attend the cultural festival. The cultural fiesta is an annual event that will attract millions of guests from all over the world – Nigeria, United States of America, Africa region and South American continent. It is dedicated to exposing African culture and creating…

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Buhari: Testator of APC’s survival

Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the 2019 timetable for elections, political activities are gradually gathering momentum, quietly though. There has been increased communication among top political gladiators across the geo-political zones as well as the political parties. Nocturnal meetings are already returning. Reconciliation of sworn enemies in the political arena is on-going, too. Possible alignment and realignment of political interests and forces are being discussed. Apparently, the early announcement of the election timetable may be a strategy to divert attention of politics-inclined critics from the daily lampooning…

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Ijebu community installs Adebambo as Arole Ako

Oke Ako community in Yemoji Local Council Development Area of Ogun State will come alive on Thursday as United Kingdombased businessman Rafiu Olatunde Adebambo is installed as the Arole Ako. The installation, to be performed by the Aladeken of Oke Ako, Oba Joshua Osunsami, is expected to be witnessed by government functionaries, monarchs, eminent personalities and other sons and daughters of the town. A sleepy but ancient town in the contemporary history of Ijebuland, Oke Ako is approximately 10.7km from Ijebu-Ode, from which Yemoji LCDA was recently carved out by…

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Ooni’s wife visits Yoruba, Arewa communities, urges peace

The Yeyeluwa  (queen) of Ife,  Wuraola Ogunwusi, has called for the return of brotherly love between the Yoruba and Arewa communities which existed before the recent communal dispute in Ile-Ife. The queen made the call when she visited the communities in Enuwa and Sabo, Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday to commiserate with them on the recent clash in which some persons died and properties were destroyed. At Enuwa, Wuraola was received by the committee that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, set up to look into the crisis. “Peace is…

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Lions’ coach makes U-turn, ready for Eagles

Cameroon coach, Hugo Broos, has made a dramatic U-turn over his decision to quit the job, rather, he declared his readiness for the challenges ahead of the team. The major challenge of Broos is the back-to-back Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Lions scheduled for August. Although Nigeria currently lead on the table with six maximum points from two games while Cameroon are second with two points, the Lions could turn the tide against the Super Eagles with victories in the two games which will…

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Ife crisis: Arewa group hails Aregbesola, Ooni

Shettima warns against ethnic sentiments A group, Arewa Initiatives for Peaceful Co-existence (AIPC) yesterday commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State for setting up a judicial commission of enquiry to look into the recent disturbance of public peace in Ile-Ife. The move, coincided yesterday with the National President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima, warning against subjecting the Ile-Ife mayhem to ethnic sentiments. However, AIPC, which made the commendation through its South-West leadership after a courtesy call on the governor in his office in Osogbo, also donated…

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