Ooni's Transition To Be Officially Announced Tomorrow As Residents Are Implored To Stay Indoors

Published On: August 11, 2015, 7:23 am (5 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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BARRING any unforeseen circumstance, official public announcement of the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, would be made tomorrow.

This disclosure was made on Monday by the Awara of Iwara-Ife, Oba Layi Adereti, while speaking on the preparation for the burial of the monarch, who was reported to have passed on at Saint Mary Hospital in London about two weeks ago.

Oba Adereti maintained that Oro festival is the final rite of passage for the Ooni, adding that the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. had already been fixed for the final pronouncement of the demise of the traditional ruler.

The monarch, who is also the head of Oro cult in the entire Ile-Ife, said all residents of the ancient town, whether male or female, would remain indoors during the Oro rites.

Oba Adereti posited that after the Oro rites and official proclamation of Ooni’s death, other necessary rites would be performed, just as he urged all residents to heed the restriction order from the palace.

According to him: “Though only females are normally barred when Oro festival is being carried out, this time around, it has no respect for any gender.

“This is an official statement from the palace of Awara of Iwara-Ife, who is the head of Oro diety, that on Wednesday, there would be official proclamation of the demise of Ooni of Ife. The proclamation will be made public during the Oro festival, being the final rites on the demise of the Ooni of Ife.

“The residents of the ancient town are, therefore, urged to keep away from the streets between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., during which the Oro deity will be out. With the announcement, people are advised to stay in-door for the period the Oro will be out.”

Since July 28, 2015 when the news of the demise of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade, was reported in the media, there had been raging controversy as traditional chiefs in Ile-Ife insisted that the monarch was still alive.

The Ife Royal Traditional Council (RTC), at a recent closed-door meeting with Governor Rauf Aregbesola, at Oke-Fia Government House in Osogbo, debunked the story, contending that the monarch was hale and hearty.


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Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:23 AM | Addicted Hero
ooooooooh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:39 AM | Addicted Hero
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What about students and pupils that might want to go to school in the morning?
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 07:45 AM | Upcoming
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barbaric custom
Jesus is all that the world needs
get Jesus. Get life
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:05 AM | Upcoming
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barbaric custom
Jesus is all that the world needs
get Jesus. Get life
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:06 AM | Upcoming
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D way some tribes worship worldly god if they do same for d almighty GOD, dis country will be good.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:11 AM | Addicted Hero
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OK so tomorrow he will finally die and be pronounced dead officially. Haaa, that's tradition, it should be respected anyways.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:15 AM | Gistmaniac
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Yorubas and their cult. Next will be human head for burial
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:41 AM | Gistmaniac
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What rubbish !
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 08:57 AM | Gistmaniac
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all these Nigerian culture sef, I don tire for them
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:12 AM | Hero
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what rubbish! ooh so he don die for london since 2 weeks ago, and una won dey use ORO nonsense dey disturb people peace... God strike you there u yeye people
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:18 AM | Addicted Hero
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Una dey craze, shebi uns say im never die? How many innocent head una don cut? God is watching u all
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:23 AM | Addicted Hero
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Quote from: amyportion on 11-08-2015 08:06 AM
barbaric custom
Jesus is all that the world needs
get Jesus. Get life
truth
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:51 AM | Upcoming
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God will have mercy on them and reveal himself to them..
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:52 AM | Upcoming
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Rubbish.....
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:54 AM | Newbie
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Quote from: amyportion on 11-08-2015 08:06 AM
barbaric custom
Jesus is all that the world needs
get Jesus. Get life
well said thats the right word to use.. May God save them
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 09:55 AM | Upcoming
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Hmmm
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 10:05 AM | Gistmaniac
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What do you expect before? When obasanjo sold nigeria to devil since 1978!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 10:31 AM | Upcoming
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Quote from: amyportion on 11-08-2015 08:05 AM
barbaric custom
Jesus is all that the world needs
get Jesus. Get life
You are the real barbaric element because you have no culture.
You prefer the Oyinbo culture that was forcefully imposed on you.
You don't even know anything about Jesus Christ.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 11:00 AM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: Umeano Chijioke  link=topic=271168.msg4423779#msg4423779 date=1439278873
Yorubas and their cult. Next will be human head for burial
Yes ...O I swear it will be your head ....Na Ogun go destroy it.
.It definitely shows that you are not cultured.
If na Oyinbo dey do this .....it will be readily accepted just like the Halloween.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 11-08-2015 11:09 AM | Gistmaniac
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