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New Ooni arrives in Ife for coronation

28 October 2015, 12:03

Osogbo—The Ooni-designate, Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, will today arrive the ancient town to begin traditional rites leading to his coronation.

Prince Ogunwusi was on Monday named the 51st Ooni of Ife by Osun State government to succeed Oba Okunade Sijuwade who on July 28, 2015 joined his ancestors in a London hospital.

It was further learnt that all shops within the ancient town will be closed tomorrow as a mark of honour for the new Ooni.

Meanwhile, sources around Ile Oodua, the official Ooni’s palace said that the rites expected to precede entrance of an Ooni-designate into Ile Ife have been concluded, strengthening the  royal entry expectation.

Also read: New Ooni urged to foster unity

The Oba Isoro, Oba Eluyele Olawenu, the Lowa Eredumi of Ile Ife, who according to the tradition will handle the installation rites of the monarch, earlier said only the Ifa oracle could determine the best time for him to enter the town.

According to the tradition of Ile Ife, Ooni does not only belong to Isoro cult but also manages its affairs with the help of Obadio, the head of all deities in the town.

- News 24

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