OVER 200 YOUTHS SET IMO MONARCH’S PALACE ON FIRE, SEE PIX

Youths numbering over 200 on Tuesday set ablaze the palace of the traditional ruler of Obollo Autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government of Imo state, Eze Edwin Mbaeyi. A source in the community, who simply identified himself as Collins told our correspondent that the palace was burnt over the refusal of the monarch to coronate one Chief Chijioke Njokuocha as the traditional prime minister of the community after the death of his father, Chief Samuel Njokuocha. According to the source, the monarch’s preference for one Chief Jasper Nwachukwu…

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CRISIS ROCKS TROMPCON, KING ALFRED DIETE SPIFF SUSPENDED OVER OBA OF BENIN

Okon Bassey in Uyo The former Governor of old Rivers State, His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diete Spiff, has been suspended indefinitely as a member of the Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria (TROMPCON) over activities inimical to the body. By the suspension, King Spiff has also been barred from parading himself with the title of the National Life Patron of TROMPCON. Members of TROMPCON took the decision to suspend Spiff at an emergency general meeting of the National Executive Council held at the palace of the…

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NEW AKARIGBO OF IJEBU-REMO EMERGES

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A new candidate for the stool of the Akarigbo of Remoland has emerged. He is Prince Babatunde Adewale Ajayi. The newly elected Akarigbo is a barrister and a chartered accountant. He was elected on Thursday through an open ballot held among the seven kingmakers at the Akarigbo’s palace, Sagamu. Ajayi polled five votes, as against two votes by the runner up, Prof. Babatunde Ogunmola. Nineteen princes were said to have contested the exalted position, but the remaining 17 nominees had no vote. The election was supervised by…

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OLORI WURAOLA REVERTS TO HER MAIDEN NAME AFTER CONFIRMING MARRIAGE BREAKUP, SEE PICS

Moments after former Queen of Ife, Olori Wuraola officially confirmed the end of her marriage to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in an Instagram post where she said ‘The Ooni and I are No more’. She also went a step further by changing her name on Instgarm from Queen Wuraola -Zaynab Ogunwusi (@oloriwuraolaogunwusi) to Queen Zaynab-Otiti Obanor. Her Instagram handle is now (@hhzaynab). /

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COURT REMOVES ONDO MONARCH

An Akure High Court presided over by Justice A. Adegoroye has ordered the Oloja of Oka in Ondo community, Noah Ijelu, to vacate his throne immediately. Justice Adegoroye gave the order in his judgment in a case filed by members of Adesinmirinwa and Olupona ruling houses against the installation of Ijelu. In the suit, the governor, his deputy, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo, as well as High Chief Lisa J. A. Akinkunmi, representing the kingmakers of Oka community, and Mr.…

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100- YR OLD ASAGBA OF ASABA HONOURED WITH DOCTORATE DEGREE AT DELSU

Akpokona Omafuaire WARRI— Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged graduates of Delta State University, Abraka, to pursue excellence everywhere they go, just as he promised to establish 20 graduates of agriculture in entrepreneurship in tandem with his SMART agenda. The governor made the call yesterday during the 25th anniversary of the school and its 11th convocation, as he promised to continue to support the institution to achieve excellence. Prof. Victor Peretomode, Vice Chancellor of the institution, in his address,  thanked the governor for supporting the university as he…

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