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Olu of Imasailand! Celebration galore as Oba Kuoye receives Staff of Office, assures Stakeholders of inclusive reign

The newly crowned Olu of Imasailand, Oba (Rtn) Kuoye Lukman Olalekan Adeleke, has assured the indigenes of Imasai in Yewa North Local Government of Ogun State, of his commitment towards the development and progress of the ancient kingdom.

Oba Kuoye, made this commitment while receiving his staff and instruments of office from the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by the Hon. Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape on Thursday.

While expressing his gratitude to Governor Dapo Abiodun, and the entire members of Ogun state Executives Council for the love and support given to him and the people of Imasai, he promised that his reign will be all inclusive and asked for co-operation from all stakeholders as well as their unflinching support toward a peaceful reign in the town.

He said, “I want to specially appreciate our indefatigable Governor, HE Dapo Abiodun, and other Executive Council members, for standing firm for what you believed in. This is a very important activity and ceremony, and I do not take for granted the trust you have all bestowed on me. It is my firm belief that the unblemished track record of my performance where I have worked, both in the private and public sectors will be used for the development of this town.

Speaking to his fellow contestants, Prince Kuoye said, I am very grateful for this opportunity and I want to thank my fellow contestants who have gracefully accepted the decision of the people. I want my dear brothers that vied this stool with me to know that we are all winners as my Obaship will be inclusive administration.

Continuing, he said, “I therefore appeal to everyone of us in the interest of peace and community stability to steer clear of any act that can put the name of our town into a disrepute. I believe we all should be partakers in the development of the ancient town. A new season begins in Imasayiland from today and we must always stand to defend our people.

Oba Kuoye, from Oyesokun Ruling House, who emerged victorious during the selection process conducted by the traditional chiefs under the strict supervision of officials of Egbado North Local Government officials in Ayetoro in June, boasts of a wealth of experience in public service spanning over two decades; thus, the people of the kingdom are unanimous in their belief that his reign will usher peace and development to the town.

Until his selection to the stool of his forefathers, Kuoye worked with National Identity Management Commission, NIMC. He had also served as Special Assistant to Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State and was also a former Secretary and Vice-Chairman, Transition Committee of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.

While presenting the staff of office to Oba Kuoye, the Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, urged the new Olu of Imasailand to cooperate with other traditional rulers in Yewaland, especially, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland and members of the Yewa Council of Traditional Rulers, and added that the new Oba should see his ascendancy the stool of his forefathers as a calling to ensure that there is always peace in Yewaland and Ogun State as a whole.

Afuape also advised the new Kabiyesi to also give his unflinching support to the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state with a view to prove the confidence reposed in him.

Olu of Imasailand! Celebration galore as Oba Kuoye receives Staff of Office, assures Stakeholders of inclusive reign

Olu of Odosenlu Oba Adedotun Odusanya Celebrates One Year on Throne

The Olu of Odosenlu Alaro kingdom, Oba Adedotun Oduneye Odusanya (Osijiya II), is in a gay mood at the moment. Just like yesterday, he has spent one year on the throne of his forefathers and the handsome husband of Olori Adebukola is preparing to make the one year coronation celebration very remarkable and memorable,as it also the season of his birthday.If you recall how the entire town was agog with jubilation on 20th August 2020,when Kabiyesi received his staff of office days,in expectation of the new dawn that has now brought prosperity to the Odosenlu Alaro kingdom.

As you read this, the Ijebu town has come alive for the festive event, the palace is already wearing a new look and the people are happy in expectant of the coronation anniversary, because the kings ascension, has been a source of good omen in terms of peace, tranquility, development, progress of the town.

Ijebu Nation Newspaper gather that the three-day events, which promises to attract prominent indigenes from far and near, top Nigerians, royalties, captains of industry will begin on Friday 27th August, 2021 with a Jumat Service and Thanksgiving at Odosenlu Alaro Central Mosque.

On Saturday 28th August, 2021, there will be the commissioning of the of the new Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps facility with Armoury at 12 noon.

The one year coronation anniversary celebration with climax on Sunday 29th August, 2021,with the unveiling of Grade 1 Customary Court Odosenlu Alaro,in honor of Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland,a thanksgiving Service at Christ Anglican church Odosenlu Alaro and a grand reception at Olu of Odosenlu Alaro palace.

Olu of Odosenlu Oba Adedotun Odusanya Celebrates One Year on Throne

Olu Ibogun, Oba Faluade gets Ph.D from Benin Republic University

Just as he is basking on the joy of the coming 3rd year anniversary, of his ascension to the throne of his forebears.The Olu Ibogun, Oba Fakayode Adesina Faluade, has been honoured, in recognition of his unrelenting efforts at bringing modernity and development to his community and its environs.

The renowned Ifa priest-cum-traditional ruler was recently bestowed with the prestigious ‘Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science in Community Development’ by the Bestower International University, Seme, Podji, Republic of Benin, a neighboring country to Nigeria. In appreciation of this unique and rare honour accorded him by the university, the revered monarch put out in the social media thus, ‘I consider this PhD degree a great honour. My deep thanks to Bestower International University for this prestigious one.’

Since the chief promoter of Ifa Olokun Foundation,became the traditional ruler of Ibogun in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, as the Olu of Ibogunland, three years ago, he has never rested on his oars at attracting developmental and infrastructural projects to his native land, all of which have endeared him to his subjects within and outside, and his latest decoration as a honorary doctorate degree holder in community development by a foreign university, is another sterling and eloquent testimony to Oba Fakayode Adesina Faluade’s avowed commitment and unwavering resolve to bring his enclave and community out of hitherto obscurity to virtual recognition as a town to be reckoned with on all fronts. At the moment, the youthful monarch is planning to make his 3rd coronation anniversary,which comes up every December,a grand celebration.

 

Olu Ibogun, Oba Faluade gets Ph.D from Benin Republic University

Ooni of ife names Son after Late Adesoji Aderemi

The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Wednesday fulfilled his promise to name his newly born prince after his predecessor, Sir Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi.

The day which climaxed the first eight-day of the 3 week cultural rites traditionally observed at the Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni of Ife for naming new born princes and princess started with the traditional movement of the Ooni from his private residence in the palace to the sacred Yeyemoolu well to offer prayers and traditional rites before moving through various palace chambers; from Ile Ogun to Ile Odikeji and Ile Omirin, finally to Ile-Igbo to mount the oldest stool of Oduduwa at Ile Igbo Where a reigning Ooni occasionally sits whenever there is a very important events.

At Ile Igbo, spiritual obeisance by the Isoros and other traditional rites were offered to formally welcome the royal baby to the Ife Royal Court and announce his names to the general public.

Custodians of various deities known as 'Oba Isoro', Obas and Ife High-Chiefs offered prayers in the traditional way with items like sugarcane, Aadun, honey, dried fishes, money, pen, bitter colas, cola nuts, alligator peppers, snails schnapps, water, palm oil, doves and other Yoruba core prayer items.

After the prayers and sacrifices, the Ooni consulted Ifa oracle through the Araba Agbaye, head of Ifa priests worldwide, before making the baby's names public.

Names of the prince handed by Araba Agbaye to High-Chief Lowa of Ife, Chief Adekola Adeyeye who officially pronounced them to the anxious crowd are: Tadenikawo, Adesoji, Aderemi, Eri-Ifeoluwasimi, Adeiwa, Inioluwa, Ademide, Adegbite, Diekoloreoluwa, son of Ogunwusi.

The birth of the prince on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 was greeted by three phases of 21day traditional rites according to the dictates of Yoruba customs before it was rounded off on Wednesday within the premises of Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni.

The Lowa Adimula of Ife who presented the baby's names to the public said the traditional rites which started a week ago will be concluded after 21 days from birth, saying it has become important for people to understand the culture and traditions of naming princes following the legacy established by Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, the progenitor of Yoruba race.

Ooni Ogunwusi had pledged to name his prince after the 49th Ooni of the 3rd dynasty and First African Governor of the old Western Region in Nigeria, Sir Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi who Ooni reigned from 1930 to 1980.

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Ooni of ife names Son after Late Adesoji Aderemi

Ooni Welcomes Son Prince Adesoji Aderemi to Ile Ife Palace

‘A new baby is like beginning of all things- wonder,hope,a dream of possibilities’. The amazing effect these words of American writer Eda LeShan,on Tuesday,enveloped the Ooni of Ife,Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II,as he received his crown prince Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi Ogunwusi,and subsequently releasing his pictures to the public.

The Prince came in a motorcade to the entrance of the Palace and received by the agba Ife led by Obalufe of Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, The modewa led by Lowa Adimula of Ife, chief Adeola Adeyeye and emeses led by Sarun Oriowo Oyeyemi. They all ushered the Prince and his mother,Olori Shilekunola Ogunwusi, the families, friends and associates from Akure into the Ooni's Palace.

The Prince and his mother first stopped at Ile-Nla within the palace courtyard where the families and relatives of Ogunwusi Royal families and friends were awaiting the arrival of the baby from where they proceeded to Emese's court, where the Prince was finally handed over to his joyful father, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi who came out through the sacred Ile Igbo, in accordance to the full culture and traditions of Ile-Ife as always observed whenever a reigning Ooni receives his newly born Prince into the palace after the necessary rites of 21 days.

After receiving his son from the mother, Ooni Ogunwusi accompanied by relevant spiritual aides swiftly took the baby straight into the inner chamber of Ile Igbo, for the necessary spiritual confirmation to establish the blood lineage of Oduduwa the progenitor following the foots steps of his ancestors.

The monarch later came out from Ile Igbo, with smiles and majestic dance steps welcomed by thunderous shouts "Kabiyesi ooooo!" "Kabiyesi oooooo!" from the waiting crowd who watched with excitements and jubilations as Ooni handed over the Prince to his elated mother who danced with the baby in her hands to her apartment at the palace.

Ooni's Palace was full of activities as various people across the country came in droves to witness the grand entry of the Prince and the subsequent handing over to the joyous father who was seeing him for the first time since he was born 3 weeks ago.

It would be recalled that the palace of the Ooni of Ife two weeks ago during the 8 day naming ceremony announced that it would not release the facial identity of the Prince to the public until after the mandated 21 days in line with the cultural legacy established by Oduduwa Olofin Adimula several centuries ago.

Ooni Welcomes Son Prince Adesoji Aderemi to Ile Ife Palace
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