Ooni of Ife narrates histories behind 401 tourists’ sites in Ile-Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, late on Wednesday said that there were 401 historical and religious  sites in Ile Ife that could be likened to those found in other parts of the world. The oba also narrated  the  mysteries and the histories  behind most of the  sites that served as the living places for those deities while alive in Ile-Ife. He said that was why Ile Ife was and,  is still, regarded as the cradle of civilisation. Ogunwusi said that these sites in Ile Ife had become  tourists’…

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Federal Government announces new date for Abuja carnival

A durbar in Zaria, northern Nigeria The Federal Government said the annual Abuja carnival has been rescheduled to hold from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25. Mrs Grace Gekpe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information said the postponement was to enable the ministry plan adequately for a robust event in a statement in Abuja. Gekpe, who expressed regret at the inconvenience caused by the postponement, however assured the public of a robust carnival. The annual carnival holds in the first week of November in the city capital with events such as road…

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Ooni of Ife hosts 2Face Idibia, wife Annie

Ooni of Ife presents gift to the Idibia’s (Instagram/AnnieIdibia) The Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has played host to Nigeria’s music icon, 2Face Idibia and his wife Annie, at his palace. The Ooni of Ife’s official Instagram page posted a video of the visit of 2Face Idibia and his wife on Wednesday, where the first class king expressed his pleasure over the visit. He went on congratulate him on his award at the Obafemi Awolowo University. “A great pleasure receiving TuFace, the peace ambassador to the throne of…

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Singer, Mr Eazi postpones March tour due to visa delay

Eazi Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly called Mr Eazi has postponed his US tour scheduled to hold in March due to a delay in his visa. The award winning singer is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he described as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. The ”Leg Over“ crooner disclosed that the issues he had been going through were out of his control, frustrating and disappointing. He took to his Instagram, @mreazi to express his regrets about the postponement. He…

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Nigerian singer, Davido hits 10 million followers on Instagram

Award winning musician,, Davideke, a.k.a Davido has hit 10 million followers on Instagram. Instagram is a social networking application that enables users capture, share and edit photos, videos and messages with friends in a creative way. The ”FIA” crooner thus became the first Nigerian artist to achieve such feat. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DMW boss took to his official instagram account to celebrate this achievement and said that he would ”post every win for everyone to see.” The 26-year-old artist had set such record of…

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Ooni announces discovery of another waterfall in Ife

Ooni Ogunwusi The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday, said that another waterfall, set to be unveiled, had been discovered at the Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife. Ogunwusi disclosed this when executives of the Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) visited him at his palace. The monarch said the land on which the resort was built, was home to wild animals. He explained that the animals had, however, been appeased and had moved further into the bush to make the area safe for operations and tourism. According to him, in his…

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Wizkid new single ‘Jah bless Me’ surfaces online

Popular Nigeria pop artist, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid has released a new single entitled “Jah Bless Me’’. The new song is now trending online, especially on YouTube. The song was released few hours after making a return to social media with a message on his Instagram page, alerting his fans that he had new music on the way. The afrobeat artist had officially released the song, which emerged on his Starboy Youtube page. The song “Jah Bless Me’’ which was reportedly recorded during his recent vacation in Ghana is…

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Ariana Grande becomes Instagram Most-Followed Woman

Ariana Grande Renowned American singer Ariana Grande 25,  has racked up yet another spot with over 146.3 million followers surpassing Selena Gomez as the most followed woman on instagram. Previously, Gomez,26, held the title with about 146.2 million. However, the most followed person on Instagram still remains superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, who has 155.9 million followers and still counting, says billboard. Grande is likely to close the gap to Ronaldo by drawing more followers from Britain following news that she would be a headliner at a concert in Manchester…

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Saidaiji Eyo: Near-naked crowds hunt for lucky sticks at Japan festival

Thousands of near-naked men seeking luck have scrambled to find two sacred sticks as part of an ancient Japanese festival. It’s thought about 10,000 men wearing white loincloths took part in the ceremony at the Kinryozan Saidaiji Buddhist temple in Okayama on Saturday. Participants were purified in water before scrambling to find sticks that had been thrown into the crowd. Those who found the 20cm-long sticks, called “shingi”, are believed to be the luckiest men of the year. This was the 510th anniversary of the Saidaiji-eyo festival, which dates back…

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Anambra govt partners hotel owners on revenue generation

Sally Mbanefo By Sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State Government through the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Art, Culture and Tourism seeks to partner with Hotel Owners Association towards improving the state Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) and hospitality and tourism establishments. This was part of resolutions during the hotel owners’ stakeholders meeting at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka. Some of the key point issues included government-hotel owners relationship where the government will give registration license to these hotel owners and develop a template that will allow them over…

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