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Just In: Oba Of Benin Arrives Ooni’s Palace For Visit

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II , has just arrived at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for a visit.
Oonirisa and Oba of Benin

The Oba arrived at the palace in Ile-Ife at 1:15pm with his chiefs and some dignitaries from the ancient city of Benin.

The Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi received the revered monarch at his Enuwa Palace in Ile-Ife.

Prominent traditional rulers and notable indigenes of Ife, who joined the Ooni to receive the Benin monarch are the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, traditional rulers from Ile Ife and Dr. John Odeyemi.

Oba Ewuare II first went to the residence of the Ooni

Security is beefed up around the Ooni’s Palace at Enuwa in Ile Ife as an armoured personnel carrier, armed policemen and other security agents are stationed at the entrance to ensure that there is no security breach.

Cultural troupes from Benin and entertainers and drummer from Ile Ife started drumming, singing and dancing as early as 10:am inside the hall where the Oba Ewuare was received.

CityMirrorNews reports that Oba of Benin visit is coming thirty seven years after the last visit of an Oba of Benin.

Late Oba Of Benin Oba Ereduiwa visited Ile-Ife in 1981.

Meanwhile, Oba Ewuare II is expected to visit some significant places like the Oranmiyan groove.

Details later.

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