GLIMMER OF HOPE AS OLUBADAN, IBADAN HIGH CHIEFS CLOSE RANK

  By Muyiwa Adeyemi (Head Southwest Bureau Ibadan) Seyi Makinde received a boost as the Olubadan high chiefs paid the 91-year-old monarch homage at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace • Olubadan Is Imperial Majesty, We Remain Royal Highnesses — Balogun The resolve of members of Olubadan-in-Council and Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji to sheath their swords and allow the court decide the legality or otherwise of the review of the 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy laws that allowed High Chiefs to wear beaded crowns has calmed down some frayed nerves, yet the issue is…

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REMOVE YOUR ILLEGAL CROWNS AND RETURN TO THE PALACE, OLUBADAN TELLS HIS CHIEFS

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, on Tuesday declared that he has no objection to the return of his embattled high chiefs to the palace once they remove their illegal crowns. Reacting comprehensively to the statement credited to the embattled chiefs, the Olubadan in a statement signed by his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko stated that he was not responsible in the first instance for their desertion from the palace and abdicating their responsibilities to Ibadanland. He also stated that rather…

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NEW OLUBADAN CRISIS: SERIKI FAMILY TAUNTS AJIMOBI OLUBADANY

Ibadan new kings saga: Defeated Seriki line taunts Ajimobi, Olubadan Vanguard News / Nwafor Polycarp / 2 hours ago By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—THE head of Seriki line in Ibadan traditional institution, Chief Adebayo Oyediji, who lost the Olubadan stool to His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has taunted both the governor and the monarch that nemesis has at last caught up with them for denying his lineage the coveted stool. Seriki line had opposed the installation of Oba Adetunji as the next Olubadan saying the rule guiding the chieftaincy title…

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I DONT DESERVE DEPOSITION THREAT- OLUBADAN

I don’t deserve deposition threat, says Olubadan Punch Newspapers / Olubode Olusesan / 4 hours ago Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, said he had not committed any crime capable of making Governor Abiola Ajimobi to depose him or threatening to do so. A statement signed by the monarch’s Director, Media and Public Affairs, Adeola Oloko, said that the monarch stated this during the visit of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olaniyan, to the Olubadan palace on Thursday. Olubadan said, “There are checks and…

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COURT FIXES NOVEMBER FOR OLUBADAN AND LADOJA’S CASE AGAINST AJIMOBI

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Justice Olajumoke Aiki of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, on Thursday, picked November 6, 2017, as the date for the hearing of the application filed by Kunle Sobaloju challenging the court jurisdiction to entertain Olubadan’s case against Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and others over the installation of 21 kings in Ibadan land. In the suit filed on September 19, 2017, by the Olubadan against Ajimobi and 23 others, the monarch is asking the court to set aside the installation of the 21 kings…

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OLUBADAN SUPPORTERS ASK GOVT TO PRODUCE THOSE WHO ATTACKED PALACE IF THEY WANT RESOLUTION OF CRISIS

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Authentic Mogajis in Ibadan on Monday said that the proposed truce meeting being planned by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes to resolve the crisis surrounding the installation of 21 kings by Governor Abiola Ajimobi in Ibadan would be meaningless unless the gunmen who attacked the Olubadan palace a week ago during the installation of baales in the palace were produced. The CCII had said that a truce meeting was underway after a panel was constituted to meet with Ajimobi, the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Rashidi Ladoja, and the Olubadan…

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WE WILL REMOVE YOU UNCEREMONIOUSLY IF YOU REMOVE OLUBADAN, AUTHENTIC MOGAJIS THREATEN AJIMOBI

The Council of Authentic Mogajis (Family Heads) in Ibadanland on Friday warned Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State not to attempt to remove the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji. The Mogajis declared that any attempt to do so will lead to the Governor’s removal unceremoniously. They insisted that if Ajimobi dared to depose the monarch, all families in the ancient city would rise to remove the Governor. The Mogajis while reacting to some statements credited to the governor where he said he had power to remove the monarch,…

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I WAS THE TARGET OF THE OLUBADAN PALACE ATTACK SAYS LADOJA

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land and former governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, on Wednesday, alleged that the gunmen that stormed the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Monday, came to kill him. Some hoodlums had launched an attack on the palace on Monday during the installation of family heads, known as mogajis. The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress had said in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Olawale Sadare, that Ladoja should be blamed for…

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HEARING BEGINS ON LADOJA’S SUIT AGAINST AJIMOBI OVER APPOINTMENT OF 22 OBAS FOR IBADAN

By Ola Ajayi & Adeola badru Ibadan—TWO-pronged legal actions instituted by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, against Governor Abiola Ajimobi and others began yesterday in an Oyo State High Court. Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State with The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso1 While Justice Olajumoke Aiki granted an order of substituted service of court processes to be served on 21 new kings in favour of the monarch, the same court also heard the case brought by Ladoja against…

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I HAVE ENOUGH REASONS TO DEPOSE THE OLUBADAN BUT I WON’T DO IT SAYS AJIMOBI

Olubadan of Ibadanland Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadanland despite having enough reasons to do so. The governor who noted that the office of the governor is higher and above other titles in the land noted that, he will never allow the situation to cause any acrimony between himself and the monarch whom he referred to as a father. The governor gave the assurance during a meeting of with the traditional council in the eleven local governments in Ibadan,…

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