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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Olu Of Igbokoda Reconcile, Moves To Save Ilaje From Cult Activities

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Olugbo Of Ugbo, Olu Of Igbokoda Reconcile , Moves To Save Ilaje From Cult Activities

It was a historical event today 16th October in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State as The Olugbo Of Ugbo, Oba Fredrick Enitolorunda Akinruntan (Okoro Ajiga I) and The Olu of Igbokoda, Oba Afolabi Odidiomo (Akokoniko Larada I) reconciled a long time seemingly conflict in order to save the unrest situations of cultist clashes and other related criminal activities in Igbokoda and other part of Ilaje Local Government.

The two traditional rulers have not been in good order with themselves for sometimes over an undisclosed issues, but due to the issues of the conflicts, criminals in the area, especially cultist have taken the advantages to perpetrate series of evils, including cultist group known as eiye and eiye having clashes which had claimed many lives and properties in the area. The recent brutal killings that took place on 14th October 2021 where two persons suspected to be members of aiye cult were killed by eiye gang at Omonira street Igbokoda gave a signal threat to both local and international security risk in the area.

The conflict Resolution Team which was sponsored by the President of Ilaje National Association of USA, Prince Kayode Enigbokan, had HRH, Professor Aderibigbe Olomola, The Oloja of Itebu-Kunmi as the Chairman. Other members of the team were; Justice Okorisa Orimisan James, Primate S.O Ayodele, Dr. Roju Malumi, and Dr. Ibukun Omotehinse.

While presented his cordial experience with cultist issues in Igbokoda before the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Afolabi pointed that he had not been able to manage the situation because of the threat he usually had by some well-meaning individuals who usually grant the cultist bail whenever an arrest is made.

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Olu Of Igbokoda Reconcile , Moves To Save Ilaje From Cult Activities

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Olu Of Igbokoda Reconcile , Moves To Save Ilaje From Cult Activities

Olu of Igbokoda noted that he knows some of those cultist leaders and members in each group who usually go out to kill others and others who have been killed. He further explained that the setback is those who supposed to join hands with him to wipe the issues of cultist once and for all ended up granting cultists bail when they were arrested, and when they were granted bail, they went back to kill more people in Igbokoda. Meanwhile, passerby who couldn’t hear his side of the story pointed at him as member of the cultist because he is unable to manage the situation.

Oba Afolabi Odidiomo thanks all well meaning individuals who had contributed to the success of the conflict resolution and appreciated the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan for given him the privileges to come to his palace and make peace. He also call on all security agents in igbokoda and Government of ondo state to wage war and save the situation so that business activities could be restored.

Olugbo Of Ugbo, Olu Of Igbokoda Reconcile, Moves To Save Ilaje From Cult Activities

In response to the Olu of Igbokoda, the Olugbo of Ugbo, Oba Akinruntan made it known that the Olu of Igbokoda is considered as his son, and all considered as sins or offenses of Olu of Igbokoda to him are forgiven. ‘’There is no more conflict and there will be none in the future because Ilaje is our home, conflict is over between me and olu of Igbokoda’’ Olugbo said.

Olugbo also made it known that he has also considered the situation of cultist clashes in Igbokoda and other parts of Ilaje as based on the facts that he and Olu of Igbokoda were not in good order, therefore resulted to no one to talk to people having the clashes. Olugbo also confirmed that some recognized institutions, including Government and individuals, are using such advantages to deny Ilaje people with capital development and relented efforts to see to the sea incursion in Aiyetoro community.

Olugbo further explained that he cannot continue to see the situation as it is going, because Ilaje both home and abroad are calling him everyday for solution to the daily cultist killings and other criminals activities in Ilaje, especially Igbokoda. ‘’by reconciled with Olu of Igbokoda today is an anniversary which has been made in the history of Ilaje, and I am sure it is the most happiest day in the heart of Ilaje people’’ Olugbo affirmed.

Speaking on the cultist killings in Igbokoda, The Olugbo of Ugbo assured the Olu of Igbokoda of his support to eradicate the root of cultists in the entire parts of Ilaje local Government, and to call other Obas to move Ilaje forward. In his words, Olugbo gave 24hrs to all cultists in Ilaje Local Government, especially in Igbokoda to shield their swords or face the consequences awaiting them. Olugbo warned all supporters and influencers of cultists and other criminals to desists or face demolitions of their buildings in Igbokoda and other parts of Ilaje. He gave his backing to the Olu of Igbokoda to arrest any perpetrators he found wanting and let him see who will go out to bail them from police or other security agents.

Olugbo warned all parents living in and out of Igbokoda to calm their wards from crime because it is time for traditional rulers sword to reach every home of criminals. He thanks the President of the Ilaje National Association of USA and their members on their efforts so far in bringing developmental agendas to the people.

The chairman of the Reconciliation Team, Professor Aderibigbe Olomola spoken on behalf of his team to thank the Olugbo of Ugbo and Olu of Igbokoda for given them the opportunity to reach out with them when they were selected for the tasks. Prof. Olomola also appreciated the President of Ilaje National Association of USA for the responsibilities reposed on them to serve the interest of Ilaje land by reuniting the two monarchs. He counted it as an achievement they had delivered for Ilaje home and abroad.

The President of the INAUSA, Prince Kayode Enigbokan while sending his warm appreciation over the event, thanked the Secretary of the INAUSA Olori Olufunmi Nejo-Oluyede for her support and advice all time over the victory recorded in reuniting the two traditional whom he considered as voices and active traditional rulers ilaje is proud of. He also thanked all members of the association for their support throughout the time they started their possible efforts. Prince Enigbokan promised to send his official appreciation messages to all concerned people in due time.

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Ooni of Ife’s Daughter Counters Mother’s Statement, Re-affirms Love For Father 

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Over the week, Omolara Olatunbosun estranged wife of Ooni of Ife; Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi made a statement published on a popular new platform where she stated that; Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi was an absentee father to their daughter Adeola Ogunwusi at birth. She also made an allegation that; Ooni was nowhere to be found as she was the one who single-handedly raised Adeola from childbirth.

Her statement reads; “I was a pregnant teen, but he(Ooni) was nowhere to be found, and I bore the responsibilities for our child, and paid the physical and social cost of raising her alone in my mom’s house,” Omolara insisted.

Omolara Olatubosun, who repeatedly glosses over Ooni’s constant reference to his daughter as the apple of his eye whom he raised as a single father, could not take any of that. She maintains that the truth remains that the monarch was an absentee father, describing his claim of a loving father as mendacious and having no basis in fact, but has gone on for too long. “I was, in fact, the single parent.

He was, until our daughter was old enough, an absentee father.” “I, Omolara, took care of my daughter physically, financially and emotionally, with the moral support of my mother and siblings.  I was a pregnant teen, but he was nowhere to be found, and I bore the responsibilities for our child and paid the physical and social cost of raising her alone in my mom’s house,” she maintained in a statement released.

In reaction to the above assertion made by Omolara Olatunbosun about Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Princess Adeola Ogunwusi, the daughter in question has come out publicly on social media reacting to the claim made by her mother.

In her post on Instagram, via her handle, adeola_oguns, she posted a comment re-affirming her unending love for her father. She also never failed to extol his virtues and the fatherly love and support laced with listening ears she has enjoyed all her life which has helped mold her to become a better woman.

She said; ” Kabiyesi, I don’t think I can ever forget to get used to the way you carry my matter on your head… the pride in your eyes whenever you talk about me; it is always my daughter this, my daughter that.

Wahala for who no get daughter o!. Kabiyesi, I am who I am today because of you…the love and admiration you constantly shower on me has made me into this kind and thoughtful young woman.  Thank you for being who you are, you are forever generous and loving. I love you today, tomorrow and forever.”

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Iyalaje Oodua Launches Website, Unveil Plans for 2022 Aje Festival 

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Ever since Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade was installed as the Iyalaje Oodua (Spiritual symbol for wealth, commerce and industry) by His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Princess Kolade has been a nip in the bud by hitting the ground running with her giant strides towards harnessing business opportunities, wealth and commerce within the Oodua region and beyond.

In a bid to infuse technological advancement following the modern-day trend, She recently launched Aje Website www.iyalajeoodua.com where she loaded all needed information about the sacred Aje diety among other information and frequently asked questions for those at home and in the diaspora.

To further spread her reach increasing her milage across the globe; she also launched the Iyalaje-In-Council and Iyalaje-Worldwide platform on Whatsapp, where hundreds of people have joined and have had a series of progressive meetings, where salient issues affecting trade and commerce in Nigeria were discussed at length.

The initiative is also to give those in the diaspora a sense of belonging and engage them on business opportunities in Nigeria and how trade exchange between Nigeria and the rest of the world can be improved drastically.

As the Annual Aje festival beckons next year in February; solid preparations are in top gear to ensure the 2022 Aje festival is glamourous by deviating from the norm. Next Aje festival will avail people from the diaspora to participate fully and also talk about unlocking business opportunities. The newest innovation for the next edition is the inclusion of ‘Aje Summit’; a round engaging discussions atmosphere that would attract prominent government functionaries, celebrated business moguls, Iyalaje’s and Iyaloja’s across the country.

At the Summit, various issues would be treated on how to infuse technological advancement in business and how to follow the 21st-century trend of doing business across the world. The Aje Summit is a first of its kind that would attract all sundry from all walks of life under one roof to improve business opportunities and also engage in modes and ease of doing business to increase wealth creation and empower with knowledge.

Iyalaje Oodua disclosed that; ‘Next Aje festival will be a paradigm shift. We are moving from the usual status quo and also give opportunities for those who want to learn more about business and trade. At the Summit, we will teach people how to fish and not give them fish. At the Summit, there would be an exchange of information, business opportunities, business ideas and also we would create funding for a good business proposal.

In line with the vision and mission of His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi; that by 2030, he wants the wealth valuation within Oodua land to increase in billions of dollars in investment. So as Iyalaje Oodua, we are tapping into the vision to ensure we meet the said target. We would be holding a world Press conference soon to unveil our plans for the next Aje Festival that is billed to hold next year February 2022.

We would be going to Brazil and Europe to propagate the gospel and attract more direct foreign investment into the country. For more update, you can visit our website www.iyalajeoodua.com and all our designated social media handles platform for more information.”

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Lady Kosor Felicia Akpapunam Finally Laid To Rest In Asaba

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They came out in their numbers, the high and mighty, men, women and youths…from across the seas, from Abuja, port Harcourt, Kaduna, Jos, the hinterlands they all took the trouble to attend as a final honour and parting gift to a dear and loved friend, compatriot, sister and colleague.

All wished they could give something to bring her back to life…plead a few more years for her on planet Earth…but alas, their tears and good wishes only helped to ease her final journey into the eternal as they waved, teary-eyed, some sobbing by her graveside in Asaba and sang the funeral hymn, “God be with u till we meet again”.

Her sons Chuks and Ogechukwu were a sorry sight, so were her siblings Ogbueshi Sammy and Hadiza were wailing, dressed in beautiful white lace with stones, Chief Mrs. Kosor Felicia Akpapunam, a friend of the poor, administrator, mother, and grandmother was finally committed to Mother Earth.

Sadly, her husband, the entertainment personage Henry Akpapunam (DJ MANNIX), was cordoned in a small room according to the dictates of tradition and comforted by family.

His siblings Ken, Collins and Sister Fyde, her hubby Captain Tony Inogbo, their two sons Kynebi and Nonso were all gloomy and tearful. Officiating Minister was Pastor Patrick Okoro who led a large contingent of members and pastorate from RCCG, Jesus Assembly, Games Village Parish Abuja, said in his sermon at the interment, Kosor Akpapunam was a beautiful soul who touched the lives of all those who came across her path. She will be missed.

Lady Kosor Felicia Akpapunam Finally Laid To Rest In Asaba

She ran the race and she lived well and in Christ. Media personality and friend of the couple, Al Humphrey Onyanabo revealed, I attended all the events for the burial, from the service of songs in Abuja to the traditional all-night wake keep in Ezi to the interment in Asaba, Sister K was no Dangote or Adeniga, but she was loved because she reached out and touched the lives of those around her meaningfully. It’s a profound lesson for all of us to live an impactful life.

Her husband Henry Akpapunam said in her memory he and his sons Chuks and Oge had decided to continue with Kosor foundation which she set up.

This is the least we can do to continue the good work she started. Prominent in all activities were her fellow members of the Elegant Ladies Club of Asaba, a cosmopolitan assemblage of successful Asaba professionals and businesswomen who honored a worthy member by their active participation and support.

At the reception after interment, they took control of the event ensuring that guests were comfortable and adequately provided for. Mrs A U Okocha who was present at all the events summed up Sister K.

She was a beautiful soul, a philanthropist, an administrator, and a very generous person. Present from the ELCA were Mrs Mary Uraih (President), Mrs Pat Onianwa (Vice President), Mrs Joan Monu (provost), Mrs. Nkem Ogosi (legal adviser), Mrs Maryam Eyuche Mujadadi (social and publicity secretary) and many others.

Also present was a delegation from Edo College Old Boys Association, Ecoba 65-69 group, to which Henry Akpapunam belong.

They included Prof Reuben Osahon, the Chair Person of the Association, Dr Ifeanyi Uraih, Godwin Sagay, and Oludare Agbe Davies. Mrs Kate Maduekwe, lecturer in Uniabuja, Mrs Ijeoma Eche Nwachukwu, Mr Mike Nwabude, Eunice, Chioma, Oluchi, all staff of NAOC, where Sister K had given 35years of her life working for NAOC. Prof Goodwill Ofunne, MD and CEO OF FISPAS and Ogbueshi Nabo Afam Obiago.

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