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No More Secret Cult Burial For Obas, ‘Osugbo’ Role Abolished–Awujale

The Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland Oba Dr. Sikiru Kayode Adetona who also doubles as the President of the Ijebu Traditional Council may have set to clash with traditional worshipers otherwise called ‘Osugbo’ over burial rites for any traditional rulers that passes on. According to the news source, Awujale who said there was no custom or tradition in Ijebuland ...

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Banji Ojo Showers Encomium On Fayemi Over Upgrade Of Arts & Culture

Convener of the Yoruba Mandate Group Worldwide, Akogun Banji Ojo has praised the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi over the recent upgrade of the Council of Arts and Culture to a Ministry.This was revealed in a statement released by his Chief of Staff, Olalekan Ajimoti. He said “It is a good and welcoming development for the advancement ...

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EKIFEST: Yoruba Mandate Group To Mobilize South West On Cultural Rejuvenation

Yoruba Mandate Group has felicitated with the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on its recent feat at the just concluded 32nd edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture NAFEST 2019 in Benin City, Edo State, emerging as the Most Creative and Innovative state. In a congratulatory message by the Convener, Akogun Banji Ojo, he pledged that ...

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21 Ibadan ‘Obas’ Visit, Prostrate To Olubadan At 91

The reconciliatory moves embarked upon by the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde received a boost on Monday as the Olubadan high chiefs paid the 91 year old monarch homage at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace without beaded crowns . Among the nine high chiefs, six were present at the Olubadan Popoyemoja, Ibadan, palace on Monday. Those absent included; the Osi Olubadan ...

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Ibadan Obas Ditch Ajimobi, Return To Olubadan Palace Without Crowns

The rift between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and his estranged high chiefs, may end soon following the bold steps of some of the chiefs who were installed by obas by former governor Abiola Ajimobi, visited the palace on Monday afternoon without their crowns. The last time the chiefs were at the palace was in May 2017 before ...

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Renounce Your Membership Of Ogboni, Others, Oluwo Tells Yoruba Monarchs

Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo land, has called on traditional rulers in the south-west to renounce their “membership of secret societies”. In a statement by Ibraheem Alli, his press secretary, the monarch asked the traditional rulers to live up to defend their status as “divinely appointed rulers” He said they ought not to enslave themselves in secret societies, charging them ...

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Court Orders Arrest Of Emir Of Kano, Sanusi’s Aides

A magistrate’s court in Kano state has ordered the arrest of Munir Bayero, chief of staff to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, Mujitaba Abba and Sani Kwaru, also aides of the monarch. Muhammad Idris, the magistrate, gave the order based on a request by the Kano State Public Complaints And Anti- Corruption Commission. The commission is probing the alleged misappropriation ...

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Why I Cancelled Obesere’s Installation As Agbaakin Bobagunwa – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has said the installation date of a popular Ibadan-born fuji icon, Alhaji Abass Akande (Obesere), as Agbaakin Bobagunwa of Ibadanland fixed for Thursday May 2, 2019, was cancelled based on procedural errors. The first-class monarch, in a statement issued on Sunday by his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Public Affairs, ...

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Breaking News: Court Voids Ganduje’s Appointment Of New Emirs

A Kano State High Court Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, as null and void. Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, against the Governor and the state government, for splitting the emirate. It ordered a return to status quo ...

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Ganduje Presents Staff Of Office To New Emirs

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has presented the staff of office to the four new emirs following the recent breakup of the Kano emirate. This is coming on the back of a court order which restrained the governor from implementing the breakup of the emirate. Abba Anwar, his chief press secretary, in a statement on Monday, said the governor presented ...

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