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New Ooni Of Ife To Be Coronated Today

The 51st Ooni of Ife, Oba elect, Adeyeye Ogunwusi will be coronated traditionally today, Monday, November 23, 2015.

According to reports, Oba Ogunwusi will leave Ilofi, where he has been going through various traditional installation rites.

 Mr. Biyi Odunlade, an aide to the new Ooni while speaking with newsmen maintained that, ‘The Ooni left Ilofi on Sunday and he will be crowned today (Monday). The Ooni does not receive the crown in the public. Unlike other Obas, who are crowned in public, Ooni of Ife doesn’t receive the crown in public.’

Odunlade added that “The traditional crowning will be done at the palace on Monday (today) but the inauguration would hold on December 7. The Ooni will come out to see some people after the traditional coronation.”

The newly-appointed Ooni of Ife, was reportedly prevented from entering the ancient town due to the non-completion of necessary rituals.

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