TRADITIONAL RULERS KICK AS LALONG MOVES TO BREAK JOS TRADITIONAL COUNCIL

Chief Jacob Buba Gyang, the Gbong Gwom Jos, and Chairman, Plateau Council of Chiefs, has said that state governors do not have the authority to redefine traditional boundaries. “I am not aware of any authority by a governor to redefine traditional boundaries. Government cannot redefine boundaries where there is no problem,” Buba said on Friday in Jos. The monarch, who spoke at the “Nzem Berom 2019”, an annual cultural festival of the Berom ethnic group of Plateau, was reacting to a Thursday circular in which the state government created two…

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WIKE THREATENS TO DETHRONE TRADITIONAL RULERS IF…

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has given a two-week ultimatum to all local council chairman in the state to ensure that all bushes used as criminal hideouts by kidnappers and armed robbers are brought down particularly the Emohua axis of the East-West Road leading to the Kalabari and the Ogoni areas. Governor Wike, who gave the marching orders in an interactive meeting with traditional rulers, CDC and all youth leaders in the state at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said the State government was poised to clamp down on…

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MY RELATIONSHIP WITH AWUJALE BY ALAAFIN OF OYO

Not many are aware that there is a strong bond between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona. The two traditional rulers have passed through thick and thin and come to a realisation that theirs is a destined relationship. The Alaafin, in an interview by TUNDE BUSARI, gives an insight into his relationship with the Awujale, just as he addresses other issues.   The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona is arguably the longest reigning Yoruba traditional ruler having spent 59 years on…

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NIGERIA’S TOP TRADITIONAL RULERS LED BY SULTAN OF SOKOTO, OONI OF IFE, OBI OF ONITSHA, OBONG OF CALABAR STORM IMO, SEE PICS

b]SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ONI OF IFE, OBI OF ONITSHA, OBONG OF CALABAR, ETSU OF NUPE, OTHERS, IN IMO FOR POST-ELECTION PEACE SUMMIT – AS GOVERNOR OKOROCHA EXPLAINS WHY OPPONENTS MISINTERPRET HIS FIRM BELIEF IN THE NATION’S UNITY AND CALL HIM “OKOROAWUSA” – WHILE THE ONI SAYS THEY ARE IN OWERRI TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT NIGERIA IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US – SAYS GOVERNOR OKOROCHA HAS DONE WELL IN EIGHT YEARS The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Saidi Abubakar, Oni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Emiton Ogunwusi…

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MONARCHS SHOULD HEAD LOCAL GOVTS SAYS EKITI OBA

There are fears that agitation for constitutional role for traditional rulers may make them political. What are your thoughts on this? In everything, I think we have to go back to history. From the beginning, before the colonialists came, every kingdom or community was governed and administered by the king. When the colonialists came, they realised that to get to the people and pass a message, they had to go through the traditional rulers. That was when they had the indirect rule through the obas. Following that, in the western…

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32 ROYAL FATHERS KIDNAPPED IN 4 YEARS, 645MIL NAIRA DEMANDED, 40MIL NAIRA RANSOM PAID

N645m demanded in ransom, N40m paid Although it started with militant groups in the Niger Delta resorting to taking foreign employees hostage, kidnapping has been elevated to the level of a full scale business in Nigeria. With the growing unemployment and the penchant to make quick money, many a youth have formed gangs and made kidnapping the order of the day while security forces appear incapacitated to stem the trend. Investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday shows that traditional rulers have not been spared. No fewer than 32 of them…

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YOUNG CHRISTIAN LADY BECOMES REGENT IN ONDO STATE, READ HER STORY, & PICS

young Christian Lady, Falowo Moyinoluwa has been installed as the regent of Ibulesoro kingdom in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State after the demise of his father who was the King. She shared the story of how it all happened on her Facebook page. You can read it from the screenshots attached below (Quote) (Report) 8 Likes (Like) (Share) Re: Falowo Moyinoluwa Installed As A Regent In Ibulesoro Kingdom, Ondo (Pictures) by KENZINCO(m): 7:05pm On Apr 20  

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PROTESTS IN LAGOS COMMUNITY OVER PLAN TO INSTAL NON INDIGENE AS TRADITIONAL RULER

By Olasunkanmi Akoni LAGOS—Indigenes and residents of ancient Orugbo-Iddo Community, Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area, LCDA, a suburb in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, yesterday, stormed the state House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja to protest over alleged plans to install a non indigene as the next king, the Olofin Ijaiye of Orugbo-Iddo Kingdom. The protesting group who claimed it had earlier sent petition to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the House of Assembly and Council of Traditional Rulers, (Obas), was led by one of the contenders of the stool, Prince Lawal…

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BLAMING TRADITIONAL RULERS FOR INSECURITY AMOUNTS TO FAILURE- BALARABE MUSA TELLS FG

By Dirisu Yakubu The worsening security situation in some parts of the country, particularly in Zamfara state, North-West  Nigeria, has in the past few weeks fetched the nation local and international opprobrium. Almost on a daily basis, gunmen whose identity remained a subject of conjecture, continue to maim and kill. Unlike members of the Boko Haram that premised their violent campaign against the values of western education, secular justice and democracy; perpetrators of the current killings have been fingered in many things including cattle rustling, kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery…

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NAME TRADITIONAL RULERS WORKING WITH BANDITS, ZAMFARA COUNCIL OF CHIEFS CHALLENGE DEFENCE MINISTER

The Zamfara Council of Chiefs has called on the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali to as a matter of responsibility and urgency name the traditional rulers allegedly colluding with armed criminals in the state. In a communiqué signed by the chairman of the state’s council of chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad and read by the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru shortly after their emergency meeting in Gusau on Thursday, the emirs said the allegations against them is reprehensible and an ‘attempt to discredit them’. “Over the past years,…

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