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Ooni Watch: Palace imposes curfew as traditional rites, service of songs hold this week
Ooni Watch: Burial rites reach final stage

Ooni Watch: Palace imposes curfew as traditional rites, service of songs hold this week

Ooni of Ife will this week officially go to meet his ancestors as Palace Chiefs would not only officially announce his passing but final rites and a service of songs are also being planned.

Palace sources revealed to www,thelightnews.com that the family had been given a full itinerary of events and that some of the rites which began last week will be rounded off this week.

In deed A traditional ruler, the Awara of Iwara-Ife, Oba Layi Adereti, who  is also the head of the Oro cult yesterday warned Ife residents to remain indoors from 9am to 4pm as some burial rites will be performed around the town.
Oba Adereti who said the death of the Ooni would be formally announced tomorrow warned all residents of the town, whether male or female, to remain indoors during the rites.

He said after the announcement of the death, certain rites would be performed, adding that the restriction order was from the palace and appealed to all residents to heed the warning.
“This is an official announcement from the palace of the Awara of Iwara-Ife who is the head of the Oro deity. On Wednesday the 12th of August 2015, there will be an official proclamation of the demise of the Ooni  of Ife. The proclamation will be made public during the Oro festival, being the final rites on the demise of the Ooni.
“Residents are therefore urged to keep away from the streets between 9am and 4pm during which the deity will be out. With this announcement, people are advised to stay in-doors”, he said.

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