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‘Mamalawo’ Sophie Oluwole, 1st Nigerian Female To Bag A PhD In Philosophy, Is Dead

Sophie Oluwole, Nigeria’s first female Doctor of Philosophy, is dead. News of her death was announced on Monday. Popularly referred to as ‘Mamalawo’, Professor Oluwole, who was 82 at the time of her death, was a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos and the Chief Executive Officer of Centre for African Culture and Development. She retired from the Department ...

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I Don’t Know You, Ooni Renounces Lady Who Claims Oba Promised Her Marriage

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has debunked an allegation of marriage scam brought against him by one Elizabeth Odunlami. Odunlami, who on her Facebook revealed that the Ooni promised her marriage and used her name for business transactions, which ran into millions of dollars in the United States. The allegations came few days after the Ooni married Shilekunola Naomi, ...

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80 Year- Old Alaafin Of Oyo Expects Third Set Of Twins In Eight Months

The Alaafin, Lamidi Adeyemi III, and his wives, Memumat Adeyemi and Olaitan Ajoke both welcomed a set of twin each this year. His youngest queen, Memunat, was delivered of a set of twins and an elaborate naming ceremony, was held at the palace in Oyo. Just as the celebration was on, another young queen, Olaitan, was delivered of another set ...

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Ooni Of Ife Unveils Spiritualist As New Queen

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has unveiled his new queen. This comes about a year after his marriage to Olori Zainab Wuraola crashed and a day after he turned 44. The new queen, identified as Shilekunola Morenike, Naomi, was unveiled on the monarch’s social media handles. Olori Morenike Naomi Releasing photos of the queen on his verified ...

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Buhari Congratulates Alaafin At 80

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, on his 80th birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President joined the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State, Traditional Council, family, and friends of the Alaafin of Oyo, who is heir to the historic ...

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Oyo Ex-governor, Ladoja Behind Ibadan Chieftaincy Crisis – New ‘Obas’

The high chiefs, who were promoted to the status of “Obas” by the Oyo state government have revealed that former governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja, is the main cause of the lingering traditional crisis in Ibadan. The new “kings”, in a statement signed on their behalf by Oba Lekan Balogun, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, Oba Tajudeen Ajibola, Oba ...

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Herdsmen Slaughter Father, Son In Benue, Remove Vital Organs

Suspected herdsmen have allegedly slaughtered one Mr. Andrew Ataboh and his son at Innahim farm settlement in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident happened Friday evening. It was gathered that Ataboh of Okokolo ward and his son were abducted by the herdsmen in a farm settlement yesterday and their lifeless bodies were found by residents of the ...

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Chief Of Army Staff Loses Father

The Chief of the army staff of the Nigeria Army, Lt General Tukur Buratai has lost his father. The Octogenarian Yusuf Buratai died this morning in his home in Maiduguri. Alhaji Yusuf Buratai who also served the Nigerian Army in his youthful days is expected to be interred in Maiduguri today.

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Gani Adams Replaces MKO Abiola As Yoruba’s Aare Ona Kakanfo

The leader of the Oduduwa Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, is the new ‘Aare Ona Kakanfo’, which in the pre-colonial Yoruba history was a supreme military title conferred by the Alaafin of Oyo. The Alaafin, Lamidi Adeyemi, confirmed the choice of Mr. Adams for the title during his 79th birthday celebration on Sunday. The development was also confirmed by a spokesperson ...

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Olubadan: Judge Transfers Ladoja’s Case To CJ

There is a twist to the case by former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja against review of the Olubadan 1959 Chieftaincy Declaration. Justice M. I. Sule of Oyo State High Court has transferred the matter to the Chief Judge, Justice M. Abimbola. In a ruling at the resumed hearing Wednesday, the judge said she would not want to start a ...

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