As the succession to the throne of the Alaafin of Oyo gets underway, former Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adewale Adesiyan, has declared his intention to ascend to the stool.
Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, the late Alaafin of Oyo, learnt his job of being king in the most difficult way. When he was born on October 15, 1938, his father was a dashing prince, who had witnessed the end of the old order.
Mr. Morenikeji Lasisi, better known as Baba Kekere, is the longest-serving aide in the Alaafin of Oyo’s palace. Lasisi, who arrived at the Alaafin’s palace as a teenager, ran errands for Oba Ladigbolu, Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II...
The Yoruba World Centre has shifted the launch of its language millionaire contest from May to July in honour of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.
The Ogun State Council of Obas has commiserated with Governor Seyi Makinde, families and people of Oyo State and indeed the whole Yoruba race, on the passing away of Alaafin of Oyo
Two-time African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight titleholder, Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph, says Nigerian boxers will miss the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, for the inspirational role
Traditional worshippers have decried the open display of the body of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, during the Muslim prayer session, which they said, was against the tenets of traditional respect for a deceased king.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed away. He 'joined his ancestors' at the age of 83, after almost 52 years on the throne – and as the longest-reigning Alaafin of all-time. According to reports, Alaafin Adeyemi passed away in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado…
7 Jun 2021
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and a former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli, have condemned the Saturday night invasion
3 May 2021
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III and Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, have urged the Federal Government to take decisive actions against the state of insecurity in the country.
27 Apr 2021
A Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), has urged all paramount traditional leaders, especially the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, to convene a meeting of Yoruba leaders.
1 Apr 2021
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, yesterday