Hundreds storm Ile-Ife to celebrate 2021 edition of Olojo day 

Hundreds of people from all walks of life on Saturday stormed the palace of Ooni of Ife to celebrate the grand finale of the 2021 edition of the Olojo festival in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The programme which started in the early hours of the day was characterised by varieties of activities ranging from different traditional performances like rendering of Yoruba poetries, invocation of deities, gods, and goddesses of the land among others.
The event which was turned into a carnival-like is a spectacle that provides a good understanding of Yoruba myth, history, beliefs, and the ceremonial significance of the ancient town of Ile Ife. 
Speaking at the event, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi prayed for the enhancement of the Yoruba kingdom, its unifications.and peaceful co-existence among the Yoruba people.
The monarch affirmed that the celebration of the event is meant to seek the faces of gods for the protection of the Yoruba within and outside the country.
The royal father who blessed all Yoruba sons and daughters from the country and in diaspora, charged them to always embrace their traditions, beliefs, and cultures wherever they might found themselves through their deeds, conducts, and dressings.
In his own speech at the occasion, the state governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola described the event as historic and significant to the progress of the Yoruba race.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, said, “this festival, which is regarded as the day of the first dawn, accentuates the place and the importance of Ile-Ife to creation and humanity. We must all, therefore, join hands together to celebrate it and accord it its rightful place.”
Oyetola who said, last year, our Government promised that the Yoruba Museum and the World Heritage Centre, the first of its kind, would be located in Ile-Ife, said, “to actualize this, the documents of the land allocated for the project have been handed over to me by the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, led by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunmodede.  In no distant time, work will commence on the project.”
“When completed, the project will be a supporting tourism infrastructure for the Pilgrimage of Yoruba at home and in the Diaspora.”
“Our Administration strongly believes that State economy should be repositioned by giving a boost to cultural-tourism promotion with a view to driving meaningful youth employment, creating wealth, and preserving our cultural heritage, among others. Necessary moral and financial support will be given to the promotion of endowed cultural heritage”.
“Government will continue to do all within its power to protect the people, provide an enabling environment for a prosperous, secure and progressive Osun.”
“As we celebrate this year’s edition of the festival, I enjoin all and sundry to intensify efforts to preserve our cultural heritage, entrench peaceful-co-existence, eschew political bitterness, and always be our brothers’ keepers”.
” I congratulate His Imperial Majesty on the successful completion of the rites and the grand finale of this year’s festival. I thank the Ooni for his sacrifices and for interfacing with the ancestors to perform all the necessary cleansing, productivity, security, and other rites for the benefit of the black race in particular and  mankind in general.”
“This year’s Olojo festival happily coincides with the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State. I, therefore, enjoin us all to ride on the new platform offered by this year’s Olojo festival to resolve to build a stronger, safer, better, and more prosperous Osun”.
“Ile-Ife occupies a central place in the cultural heritage and importance of Osun. Let us continue to find new ways of developing our cultural heritage, including Olojo, to further make them become tourist attractions and foreign exchange-earners.”
Let us all resolve as we celebrate today to live together with our neighbors in peace so that the purpose of Olojo could be fulfilled.
“I would like to seize the opportunity to remind us that the deadly Covid-19 Delta Variant is still here with us. I, therefore, charge you to observe the protocols as you celebrate and to all to get vaccinated”, he concluded.


Experts Say Mixture Of Snail Slime, Evaporated Milk Cannot Cure Stroke

CLAIM: A Facebook user claims water gotten from snails (snail slime) and peak milk can cure partial or full stroke.

VERDICT: The claim that water gotten from snails (snail slime) and peak milk can cure partial or full stroke is false.

FULL STORY: On July 26, 2020, a Facebook user, Prince Nnamdi Enyinnaya Emelelu Eluwa, in a post claimed that water gotten from snails (Snail slime) and peak milk can cure partial or full stroke. The post which is over a year old has recently been reshared by other Facebook users.

Marburg Virus: What You Need To Know About Disease Recently Detected In West Africa

On Monday, August 9, 2021, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the first case of Marburg virus in West Africa in Guinea. This development has sent shivers down the spines of West Africans who are still grappling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But before this dreaded disease is greeted by rumours and misinformation, here is what you have to know about the virus.APC states to establish Health Emergency Trust Fund…

FACT CHECK: US Did Not Give Nigeria 48 Hours Ultimatum To Detain Abba Kyari

CLAIM: Several social media posts claim the United States of America (USA) gave Nigeria’s Federal Government 48 hours to detain suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, or face severe sanctions.

VERDICT: The claim is false and misleading. The US did not give Nigerian Federal Government 48 hours ultimatum to detain Abba Kyari.

FULL STORY: Tons of reactions have greeted the indictment of suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, by the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The court indicted Kyari following his alleged involvement in the international scheme to defraud a Qatari school founder of over $1 million. The fraud scheme was masterminded by popular Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi.

The Dangers In Mixing Toilet Cleaner With Bleach

Few weeks ago, Eniola Oyemolade, a journalist, decided to get creative while cleaning, by mixing a toilet cleaner and a bleach together. She did this with the thought that if one product works, mixing it with another would make it even better.

Unknowing to her, Mixing bleach with toilet cleaner creates a poisonous gas that can cause adverse health reactions, including death.

“After the mixture, I started feeling a burning sensation in my throat and I had to leave the room because the odour was really bad too,” she said.

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More