Ooni appoints Adediwura new Obalufe


Guided by the laws of the State of Osun, in line with the customs and traditions of Ile-Ife and having widely consulted with the government, kingmakers other relevant stakeholders, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) weekend appointed Comrade Idowu Olaniyi Adediwura from Ajagbusi Royal House of Orunto as the new Obalufe of Ife Kingdom to replace the late Oba Folorunso Omisakin who died in October 2015.

OOni of Ife, HRM Ogunwusi Adeyeye
OOni of Ife, HRM Ogunwusi Adeyeye

Born in 1967 to the family of Pa Afred Tijuara and Mrs Tayelolu Mariani Adediwura, the Obalufe designate  expected to be the Ooni’s deputy is a trade unionist and labour leader in the maritime sector, a member of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and has remained the Tin Can Island Container Terminal unit chairman from 1992 till date. He attended All Saints Primary School, Ilode, Ile-Ife, Oronna High School, Ilaro Ogun State and Pen Foster Career School in Canada.

He is married to Mrs Olusola and has children.