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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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‘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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