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How the next Ooni of Ife will emerge (We have got details of some of the contenders)

Days after the late Ooni of Ife, Oba
Okunade Sijuwade’s remains was interred at the Palace, the succession
battle to fill the void has began in earnest. And this is because major
contenders to the throne are beginning to emerge. City People gathered
that powerful sons and daughters of Ile-Ife have started putting heads
together with one thing in mind… who becomes the next King?

 The kingmakers, through the Ifa Oracle will
be relied upon to supply the name of the new Ooni, as tradition demands.
According to City People, the battle for succession has been
narrowed down to the Ademiluyi Royal Family in the town regarded as the
cradle of humanity by the Yoruba. There are four ruling houses in
Ile-Ife, namely Lafogido, Giesi, Ogbooru and Osinkola. The Ademiluyis
are the main branch of the Osinkola dynasty. While Oba Okunade Sijuwade
is from the Ogboru ruling house, his predecessor, Oba Adesoji Aderemi,
was from Giesi ruling house.
Oba Sijuwade’s death has thrown up at least five members of the
Ademiluyi family as top contenders. The names currently on the lips of
the family include those of Princes Ademola Ademiluyi, an octogenarian,
lawyer and a close confidant of Chief Rasaq Okoya (chairman, Eleganza
Group); Yinka Ademiluyi, a septuagenarian socialite, and Gboyega
Ademiluyi, said to be in his late sixties, but suave, cultured and a
highly successful oil magnate.
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Open Heavens 17 August 2015: Monday daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Progress With Speed

Topic: Progress with Speed [Monday August 17, 2015]

Memorise: Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the
fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. -
Psalm 124:7

Read: Psalm 126:1-4 (KJV)

1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that
dream.

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then
said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.

3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in...

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Ex-President Jonathan and wife arrive Kenya Games Reserve

 

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan at the weekend stormed Kenya’s Maasai
Mara Games Reserve in two chartered planes.One of the planes carried
Kenya State security and the second was
occupied by Jonathan, his wife Patience and two of their children.

According to the Nation, he is at the reserve for a three-day tour to witness the wildebeest migration.

Jonathan was booked at the new Angama Mara Lodge at the Oloololo conservancy,and was received by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai.Tunai, who is also the Council of Governors tourism committee
chairman, said more than 500,000 tourists from all over the world are
expected to witness the spectacular crossing of wildebeest across the
crocodile-infested Mara...

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23-year-old admission seeker commits suicide in Lagos

The corpse being taken away

There was confusion in the FESTAC area
of Lagos on Sunday after a 23-year-old, identified only as Ugochukwu,
was found hanging in his apartment.

PUNCH Metro learnt that
Ugochukwu, who lived on 311 Road, FESTAC Town, had sought admission into
a university in Lagos State, and had written the 2015 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination.
It was gathered that Ugochukwu, however, had yet to secure the admission.
Our correspondent gathered that on
Sunday at about 12pm, Ugochukwu’s mother, identified only as Ngozi, and
his two siblings came back from church to find him hanging in the
sitting room.
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The family reportedly stayed in...

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