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Presidential poll: Ooni of Ife to Jonathan: Your chance of winning depends ONLY on….

Pres Jonathan Shakes Hands with Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has told President Goodluck Jonathan that his chance of winning the March 28 presidential poll lies with God. He disclosed this last Saturday when the President paid him a courtesy call in his palace in company of other PDP chieftains in the state. The monarch rather than assuring […]

Jonathan and his fruitless to visits to Southwest….S/West NOT for sale

President Goodluck Jonatha and Yoruba leaders

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is trying to court the marginalised Southwest geo-political zone, ahead of March 28. The Commander-In-Chief spent four days in the South West recently. He was in Lagos, Ogbomoso, Ibadan, Oyo and Akure, where he held partisan meetings with monarchs, Inthe renewed battle for the region, the president has visited the Alaafin of […]

OAU: Unending controversy over President’s visit

protest against GEJ in OAU

A recent visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has caused disaffection among some of the students, writes FEMI MAKINDE President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, penultimate Friday to attend a summit organised by the Concerned Yoruba Leaders has caused disunity among the […]

Ahead 2015 Presidential: Jonathan, Jittery, Goes Begging Yoruba Obas

President Goodluck Jonathan with the Ooni of Ife Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubusi ii during the President’s visit to the Ooni yesterday in Ile Ife.

Following his poor performance in office and his rejection by the people of the South-West, President Goodluck Jonathan has begun traveling to the zone to beg traditional rulers and eminent citizens to help save his presidency. The trip started in earnest, with visit to the Ooni of Ife earlier today. President Jonathan jet out of […]

As #Osunpoll draws near: Political violence creating tension ahead of D-Day

Omisore, Aregbesola and Akinbade

There is no doubt that tension has built up ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State. The tension followed series of campaigns by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Rauf Aregbesola and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore. The candidates’ various utterances at campaign rallies have confirmed […]

Ahead of Osun guber poll- Ooni sends message to politicians, Ife people


OSOGBO—The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has appealed to all the politicians in Ile-Ife not to turn the community into a theatre of war. The foremost traditional ruler also advised the residents of the ancient town to shun violence before and during the August 9 governorship election in the state. Oba Sijuwade’s appeal came […]

Yoruba obas to reconcile Ooni, Alaafin •Meet in Ibadan

Ooni, Alaafin

TRADITIONAL rulers from the Yoruba speaking states of the country have said that in a short while, the feud between two foremost obas in the region, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. The traditional rulers, under the aegis of Yoruba Obas Conflict Resolution […]

Ile-Ife already in place before birth of Jesus Christ, Oyo town – Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade said yesterday in Ibadan that Ile-Ife had been in existed over 10,000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, and even before Oyo town, warning people against distortion of history. Sijuwade made this fact known while delivering his goodwill message at the Lead City University where he was given […]

Ooni’s Peace Initiative

Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, played the role expected of him as an elder and a father of all when he averted what would have snowballed into a bloody clash between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employees Association (RTEAN) recently. These two unions in […]

Aregbe’s Victory: Ooni, Obasanjo’s Final Demystification

Once again, the transience of power played out itself in Osun State penultimate Friday when the state erupted in a spontaneous wild jubilation over the fall of impostor Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola from the Olympian height of power. Never in the history of the 19-year-old state has such a common source of joy experienced in the […]

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