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Yahoo Yahoo: Ooni of Ife warns Nigeria youths
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Yahoo Yahoo: Ooni of Ife warns Nigeria youths

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has cautioned Nigerian youths against indulging in internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo. Ooni said Yahoo Yahoo should not be encouraged among youths because it is a negativity. The monarch spoke in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday. He said youths focus should on activities that would improve their lives rather than involve in negative vices. According to Ooni: “Most of our plans last year were truncated by the covid-19 pandemic which shut down the entire world after our trip to Ghana where I took some youth leaders for a meet-and-greet with critical stakeholders early last year. “Here, we focus on positivity. Yahoo, yahoo is negativity that we don’t associate with. It should not be encouraged among our youths. ” Y...
Insecurity: Osun Monarch Calls for Death Penalty for Kidnappers
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Insecurity: Osun Monarch Calls for Death Penalty for Kidnappers

Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi has suggested death penalty for those arrested for kidnapping and other crimes in the country. Speaking at a farmer-herder summit held in Iwo Local Government of Osun State on Tuesday May 18, the Osun monarch also charged herders in his local government to work hand in hand with him to ensure that criminals perpetrating abductions and killings in Iwo get arrested. Akanbi said; There must be the death penalty for kidnappers and no Human Rights advocate should kick against that. Government must begin to kill corrupt people irrespective of their ethnicity, be it Fulani Hausa, Yoruba or any tribe. “If the security forces cannot enforce the law, then there would be anarchy, ritualists, corrupt people, kidnappers should be killed henceforth. “I ...
Prince Philip’s cause of death recorded as ‘old age’
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Prince Philip’s cause of death recorded as ‘old age’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s official cause of death has reportedly been recorded as old age at 99. Prince Philip died on April 9, just weeks after he reunited with the Queen following a month-long stay in hospital. Dad-of-four Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history, dedicating decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch's side. Despite enduring his longest stay in hospital just weeks before his death, The Telegraph reports his passing was due to old age.
Late Zulu King’s Widow Dies Less than two Months after Husband’s Demise
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Late Zulu King’s Widow Dies Less than two Months after Husband’s Demise

Regent of the Zulu nation and wife of South Africa’s recently deceased Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Her Majesty Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu has reportedly passed on. Mangosuthu Buthelezi, traditional prime minister to the Zulu monarch who did not mention the cause of her death said she died "unexpectedly" on Thursday April 29. The statement read; “It is with the deepest shock and distress that the Royal Family announces the unexpected passing of Her Majesty Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Regent of the Zulu Nation. “This has taken us by surprise and left us utterly bereft,” he added without mentioning the cause of death." The sudden death of Dlamini-Zulu, 65, comes days after she was reportedly hospitalised just weeks after her husband's burial. Zwelithin...
Painter Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi and Defrauding Facebook Lover of N51m
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Painter Arrested for allegedly Impersonating Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi and Defrauding Facebook Lover of N51m

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a painter, Moses Olaitan, and his accomplice, Segun Omoshola, for allegedly impersonating the Elegushi of Ikate land, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and using his image to defraud a woman they met on Facebook of N51m. Parading the suspect before newsmen on Thursday, April 29, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at the station. He said after a detailed investigation, detectives tracked down and arrested Olaitan and Segun three months after perpetrating the crime. Speaking to newsmen, Olaitan said after he opened a Facebook account in the name of the monarch and started posting different pictures of the traditional ruler to attract potential suitors. “Everything happened on F...
Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students
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Police Parade Kidnappers of Ogun Monarch, OOU students

The Ogun State Police Command has paraded the suspected kidnappers of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus and a community leader, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo, The two female students of OOU were abducted on March 14, 2021, at their hostel while Chief Omotayo was kidnapped on his way from a meeting in Ijebu-Ode on March 20.He was later released after undisclosed amount was paid to the kidnappers. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Ajogun, who paraded the suspects alongside suspected armed robbers at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta on Wednesday, April 28, said they were apprehended two days after the students were released. The suspects, Umaru Usman, Mohammed Bello, and Babuga Abubakar, 40, also confessed to a series of kidnap case...
Queen Elizabeth II all Smiles as She Returns to Work for First Time Since Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Queen Elizabeth II all Smiles as She Returns to Work for First Time Since Prince Philip’s Funeral

The Queen has bravely returned to work for the first time since her late husband Prince Philip's funeral. The monarch, 95, appeared all smiles as she held virtual audiences by video link from Windsor Castle 10 days after the memorial service of her late husband. No longer dressed in a black mourning outfit, she rocked a pale blue floral dress that featured large purple, white and yellow flowers, with a three-string pearl necklace and a diamond brooch as outfit accessories. The Queen spoke with the Ambassador from the Republic of Latvia and the Ambassador from the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday. She also received Her Excellency Sara Affoue Amani, the Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire, during the virtual meeting. It is the first time she has been seen undertaking h...
Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days
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Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days

Kidnapped Traditional Ruler of Ilemeso in Ekiti State, David Oyewunmi has regained freedom after spending five days in captivity. LIB reported earlier that Oyewunmi was kidnapped on April 16 at his palace after gunmen scaled the fence of the palace. Ekiti police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu who confirmed that the monarch has been released added that he is currently receiving medical attention at a health facility within the state following the trauma he experienced at the hands of the kidnappers. Channels Television reported that Abutu linked the release of the monarch to a combined effort of the police and local security outfits in the state.
Queen Elizabeth won’t release a portrait when she marks her 95th birthday this week without Prince Philip by her side for the first time in seven decades
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Queen Elizabeth won’t release a portrait when she marks her 95th birthday this week without Prince Philip by her side for the first time in seven decades

The Queen of England will be without her husband Prince Philip for the first time in seven decades when she celebrates her 95th birthday this week. The widowed monarch will turn 95 on Wednesday, and to mark her birthday a new portrait of her which was to be released won't be out again as she continues to grieve for her husband of 73 years. A source told The Mirror: ‘The Queen will not be alone. ‘She will have others who care about her deeply and want to be there to support her in her most pressing hour.  ‘In typical fashion, the Queen has insisted she is coping and despite the suggestion she had prepared herself for this day to come, everyone is well aware there is nothing like the experience when it comes.’ It comes after the Queen was...
Kate Middleton Wears a Diamond and Pearl Necklace the Queen Once Loaned to Princess Diana for Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Kate Middleton Wears a Diamond and Pearl Necklace the Queen Once Loaned to Princess Diana for Prince Philip’s Funeral

The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured in Her Majesty's jewels as she arrived at St George's Chapel for Duke of Edinburgh's funeral today. Kate Middleton, 39, rocked the Queen's pearls paired with drop pearl earrings, both from Her Majesty's personal collection, with a black face covering and pillar-box hat with net veil for the funeral. She completed her look with a black £1,605 Roland Mouret dress, the same outfit she wore for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in 2018. The Japanese Pearl choker necklace was worn by Kate for the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, and by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in 1982. The Queen loaned it to Diana, who loved pearls, for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Pr...
Queen Elizabeth Shares one of her Favourite Images with Prince Philip just Hours Before his Burial
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Queen Elizabeth Shares one of her Favourite Images with Prince Philip just Hours Before his Burial

Ahead of Prince Philip's burial, which holds today, Buckingham Palace shared a touching unseen picture of the Queen with her husband, who died peacefully at the castle on Friday, April 9, at 99. The Queen will say a private farewell to Prince Philip before his coffin leaves Windsor Castle for today's funeral. The monarch, 94, will take a moment to reflect at the duke's side ahead of his final journey to St George's Chapel. Sources say she has been the "epitome of dignity" this week as she deals with the loss of her husband of 73 years, and has insisted on personally signing off final preparations for the 3pm service. The photo released by Buckingham Palace shows Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at one of their "happy places" – the Coyles of Muick hills close to ...
“It is not Possible for him to Rest in Peace”- Media personality, Shade Ladipo reacts to the Death of Prince Phillip
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“It is not Possible for him to Rest in Peace”- Media personality, Shade Ladipo reacts to the Death of Prince Phillip

Media personality, Shade Ladipo, has said that Prince Phillip, husband of the queen of England, will never know peace.The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday April 9 at the age of 99. Reacting to the news of his demise on her Instastories this afternoon, Shade said the whole British monarch is'' built on slavery and colonization of Black people'' and for this reason, late Prince Phillip and the whole monarch ''can never rest in peace.'' See her post below
Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery
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Prince Phillip Dies at 99, weeks after being admitted in hospital for Infection and Heart Surgery

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth,  has died at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, was said to be the monarch's rock during her 69-year reign. He spent his final days at Windsor Castle with his wife after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition. Her Majesty announced her husband's death at midday today, April 9. Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal...
Prince William Should be next Monarch and not Prince Charles, new Public poll says
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Prince William Should be next Monarch and not Prince Charles, new Public poll says

A new poll says Brits would rather have Prince William as the new King rather than Prince Charles when the Queen of England dies. Prince William is the grandson of the Queen while 72-year-old Prince Charles is her son meaning Charles is next in line to be King if the Queen dies but in a new poll called Deltapoll, the Duke of Cambridge took 47% of the public vote in being next in line to wearing the crown, compared to 27% of respondents who want to see tradition continue with the Queen's eldest child. According to the poll, more than half – 51% – believe Harry, 36, along with wife Meghan, 39, have damaged the ­reputation of the monarchy. Deltapoll interviewed 1,590 adults between March 31 and April 1 to get data The data, weighted to be representative of the British adul...
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

Palace officials in Warri have today April 5 officially announced the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri in Delta state Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu Of Warri, was reported to have died in December 2020 from COVID19 complications just a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. The palace initially denied the reports of his death, saying he was indisposed. However after a meeting today, Johnson Amatserunreleghe, one of the palace officials, announced the passing of the monarch saying the town will go into a period of mourning and that there shall be no celebrations in the town for a period of three months while mourning lasts. The palace announced Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, a prince, as the new Olu of Warri designate. The designate w...
Rochas Okorocha Allegedly Attacked by Imo Monarch Inside an Airplane
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Rochas Okorocha Allegedly Attacked by Imo Monarch Inside an Airplane

The former chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya on Sunday March 28 allegedly attacked ex-Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha inside an airplane. The Nation reported that what started as a little joke in the business class section of Air Peace at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, suddenly snowballed into a full-fledged confrontation inside the aircraft as the monarch allegedly descended on Okorocha with his walking stick and shouted at him to stay away from him and Orlu people. The fight was stopped after the flight captain and other attendants onboard intervened. While Okorocha maintained calmness and immediately relocated to another seat, Ilomuanya continously warned him to stay away from Orlu Senatorial District if he tr...
Alaafin of Oyo marries his 13th wife, Olori Chioma Adeyemi
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Alaafin of Oyo marries his 13th wife, Olori Chioma Adeyemi

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has married a new wife amid reports of marital crisis rocking his palace in the last few months. The monarch and his 13th wife were spotted at the installation of Real Estate Giant, Chief Tomori Williams as the Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland last weekend. Their union came to light after popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde praised the monarch and also mentioned Olori Chioma Adeyemi. City People reported that Oba Lamidi Adeyemi got married to the new Queen last year. Though she is yet to embark on a 9-month course, she will be the first young eastern Queen married to Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors
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100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State,  Attahiru Ahmad has disclosed that more than 100 miners operating between Anka and Maru LGAs in the state were abducted by bandits on March 2. The monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs, said the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. Speaking in Gusau on Tuesday March 9 when Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state, the Emir of Anka also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site. He said; “The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property."
Some Selfish Yoruba Leaders Behind Crisis In Southwest – Oluwo
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Some Selfish Yoruba Leaders Behind Crisis In Southwest – Oluwo

  The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, has alleged that some Yoruba leaders are beating the drums of war and sponsoring crisis for selfish and political reasons. The monarch, in a statement he posted on his Facebook page, on Sunday, said all the hues and cries on security challenge in the Southwest region is about the . Oluwo said the Yoruba leaders sponsoring crisis in the region will not end well. According to him, “Those who are singing discordant tune are doing so because of personal aggrandisement. We know some Yoruba leaders who are calling for war for political reason. It is all about 2023 presidency. Because they feel someone wants to become President and they don’t want him. “It is because they know that the next president of this country will be ...
“Time to Ban Our Princes From Marrying American Women” Piers Morgan Says as he Compares Meghan to American Socialite Wallis Simpson who led Harry’s Great-uncle King Edward VIII to Abdicate his Throne
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“Time to Ban Our Princes From Marrying American Women” Piers Morgan Says as he Compares Meghan to American Socialite Wallis Simpson who led Harry’s Great-uncle King Edward VIII to Abdicate his Throne

Before Prince Harry, who stepped back from his royal duties to protect his wife, there was King Edward VIII who abdicated his throne so that he can marry an American socialite. King Edward VIII is Prince Harry's great-uncle. He gave up his throne to marry American socialite, Wallis Simpson, when it became apparent he could not marry her and remain on the throne. Edward was a king for only 326 days, making him the shortest reigning monarch in British history. His abdication gave room for his younger brother, George VI, who is Prince Harry's great-grandfather, to become King. For Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, she wore a dress that has now been compared to a floral dress Wallis Simpson wore in a photo taken before King Edward abdicated the throne to m...
Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler, Four Boat Passengers in Rivers
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Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler, Four Boat Passengers in Rivers

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the traditional ruler of Ikuru town in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aarom Ikuru. The palace spokesperson, Mr Maurice Ikuru, who confirmed the incident on Monday morning, February 22, said the monarch was kidnapped at about 8:30 to 9pm on Sunday, February 21. Meanwhile, spokesperson of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that some boat travellers, including a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, who were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni were kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be pirates. "I can confirm that some persons who were coming back from Andoni were ambushed and kidnapped. Investigation is on-going to get the details,” Omoni stated.
Yorubas Will Lose More In War Against Fulanis – Oluwo Of Iwo
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Yorubas Will Lose More In War Against Fulanis – Oluwo Of Iwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has cautioned the Yorubas to stop the drum of war against the Fulanis in the southwest. Oluwo argued “the lifestyle of many Fulanis is not worth fighting as they tend to lose nothing except their cows.” A statement personally signed by the monarch on Friday cautioned the herders to respect human dignity. He also appealed to Yorubas to consider their brothers in the northern parts of the country. “The lingering Yoruba-Fulani saga is a fragile issue that demands a witty, technical approach. No doubt, the activities such as killing, kidnapping, raping perpetrated by the bad eggs among the Fulanis are condemnable. “As a people, we must understand who to fight. I see Fulani as a section of the Hausas. And most Fulanis are not station...
Polygamy is Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in the Country – Emir of Anka
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Polygamy is Responsible for the Falling Standard of Education in the Country – Emir of Anka

Chairman of Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmed has again warned against polygamy which he claimed is responsible for the falling standard of education in the country. Speaking during a meeting with seventeen emirs of the state and the chairman, Zamfara State Universal Education Board, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun in Gusau, the Emir of Anka who had earlier linked poverty to polygamy, urged Muslim Ummahs to ensure they give their children quality and quantitative education in western and Islamic education. The monarch also  reiterated the traditional rulers’ support to Universal Basic Education Board in Zamfara State towards providing quality education to the people.
Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Adewale is dead
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Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Adewale is dead

The Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba Abdul-Rauf Adewale Adedeji II is dead, DAILY POST exclusively gathered. The monarch died late Wednesday night. Oba Adewale was installed as the paramount ruler of Ikirun in 1991. Details later…
Sunday Igboho Finally Apologize to  Ooni of Ife
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Sunday Igboho Finally Apologize to Ooni of Ife

Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has apologized to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi over unsavory comments made about him. Igboho had earlier stated that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, disappointed the Yoruba people when he visited the President Muhammadu Buhari and refused to discuss with him issues bothering on killer Fulani Herdsmen ravaging the south west. The activist stated this on Wednesday morning at a virtual Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora, The Punch reports. Igboho said, “The monarchs are now afraid but we must keep praying for them to be united with one voice. They should not be afraid of arrest at their age. Some of them don’t even grant audience at their palaces any longer. So, everything is now in Go...
Criminal Herdsmen: Ooni Sends Warning To Sunday Ighoho
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Criminal Herdsmen: Ooni Sends Warning To Sunday Ighoho

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, not to take laws into his hands but allow constituted authorities to handle the herdsmen menace. The monarch also warned Sunday Igboho to watch out for politicians seeking to hijack his agitations against killer herdsmen in the region. This is coming after the first class monarch met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa on Tuesday. The prominent Yoruba monarch visited Aso Rock, amid heated ethnic tension in Ondo and some parts in Oyo state, generated by the recent locals-Fulani herders’ confrontation. Speaking with the press after the meeting, According to Ooni of Ife, the purpose of his visit is connected with the simmering ethnic tension in some parts of...
Abia’s First Class King, Eze Benard Enweremadu dies after 44 years on the throne
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Abia’s First Class King, Eze Benard Enweremadu dies after 44 years on the throne

Eze Benard Enweremadu, an Abia First Class King and also the Traditional Head of Ngwaland (Ezeukwu of Ngwaukwu) is dead.   In a statement issued at the deceased’s country home in Ahiaba Ngwaukwu Autonomous Community in Isialangwa North Local Government Area by the heir apparent and former Speaker of Abia House of Assembly Christopher Enweremadu on Saturday January 23, it was gathered that the monarch died on January 17.   Benard who ruled for 44 years after mounting the traditional stool of Ezeukwu of Ukwu at the age of 33, was the deputy chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the old Imo and later became the Chairman of Abia Council of Traditional Rulers.
Alaafin Writes Open Letter To Buhari, Warns Over Insecurity And Herdsmen Activities in Yorubaland
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Alaafin Writes Open Letter To Buhari, Warns Over Insecurity And Herdsmen Activities in Yorubaland

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and warned him of looming anarchy in the country and siege on Yorubaland by herdsmen and kidnappers. Alaafin, who listed the recent spate of insecurity in Yorubaland by herdsmen and their collaborators, lamented that President Buhari was not doing enough in addressing the menace. The monarch said Yorubas had all it takes to resort to self help, unless the security in the zone improves and people are guaranteed safety of their lives and property. Titled, “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum”, Alaafin said, “I have never been timid or shy of my total support for the success of your administration to deliver the country to the Promised Land. “My confidence had always been based on Yo...
Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”
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Obong Of Calabar Tells Ayade To “Step Aside And Learn About Governance”

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance. The monarch blamed Ayade for the looting and destruction of public and private properties that trailed the #endsars protest in the state last week. Speaking when Liyel Imoke, the former governor of the state paid him a visit on Saturday, October 31, 2020, the Obong said the attack happened partly because the governor was not holding regular security meetings. The monarch said, “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places;...
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside
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Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside

Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Otu has asked Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state to step aside.   Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.   The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.   He said;   “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should ...
Monarch Armed With Pistol Intervened When I Was Kidnapped As A Governor – Ngige
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Monarch Armed With Pistol Intervened When I Was Kidnapped As A Governor – Ngige

Ngige, who was governor between 2003 and 2006, was held hostage in Awka, the state capital, on July 10, 2003. In an interview with THISDAY, Ngige gave an account of what truly transpired between him and his abductors. “The first thing that comes to mind each time I flash back is the maxim that everything that happens to a man is for a purpose is very correct. If you are a believer in God, you will know that even if suffering is inflicted on you, it may turn out for your own good,” he said. “So, when July 10 came, I wasn’t expecting it. I did not have any premonition. Even though I picked some intelligence reports but it wasn’t clear. The last call was from my friend, Chris Uba and that was early in the morning of July 10 and said he was going to Lagos to do one or two things ...
Ned Nwoko Asked Police To Dig Up Monarch’s Palace Over “Dead Bodies”
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Ned Nwoko Asked Police To Dig Up Monarch’s Palace Over “Dead Bodies”

The team, led by the officer-in-charge of homicide in Delta State Police Command, ransacked all rooms in the palace, in search of weapons as alleged by Nwoko The last may not have been heard about the drama at Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State where a former senator, Ned Nwoko, has been allegedly oppressing residents.Last month, he ordered the arrest of Chukwunonso Nwoko, monarch of the town, and subsequently asked the police to ransack his palace.SaharaReporters gathered that the monarch and some residents of Idumuje-Ugbako had opposed Nwoko's attempt to forcefully acquire additional 90 hectares of land from an area earmarked for all indigenes of the community.Heavily armed police officers accompanied by one of Nwoko's vigilante guards, Okachi Nw...
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It Is A Taboo To Rear Dogs In My Town, Ara, Osun State – Osun Monarch Reveals

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Alara of Ara town in Egbedore Local Government Area, Oba (Dr) Olubayo Adesola has revealed why rearing and eating of dog are forbidden in his domain. In the town, the monarch also revealed that no one has dog as pet. It’s also a taboo, he added. Oba Adesola revealed these while featuring on a Yoruba programme, ‘Yoruba Dun Lede” on Amiloaded TV recently. Disclosing the history of the town, the monarch said “Ara is a famous town founded by a man, ‘Orira’, who came from Ife town and he was one of Aranfe sons. Aranfe hails from Oduduwa. On what led to an end to consumption of dog meat, Oba Adesola explained that “the King that time committed an offence that makes Alafin to summon him. On getting to Oyo, Alafin’s daughter was on sick bed; ...
Edo Guber: Oba of Benin States Position, Warns against Godfatherism
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Edo Guber: Oba of Benin States Position, Warns against Godfatherism

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Nedo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, has stated his position on political developments in Edo State. In a statement released on Thursday and signed by the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, the monarch kicked against godfatherism and imposition of candidates. The Oba also denied that he has ever asked any of the aspirants in the upcoming elections to step down for another. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary will hold on June 23, a day after the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducts the...
Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru
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Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru

The stage is set for Gbolahan Lawal, Lagos commissioner for agriculture and former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Bola Tinubu, to be announced as the new oniru of Iru, We has learnt. He resigned his appointment as commissioner on Thursday, preparatory to taking over as the first class monarch of Iruland, which covers Victoria Island, Lagos state. The affluent Victoria Island encompasses Lagos Island, Ikoyi and the Lekki Peninsula. There have been controversies over who occupies the seat since September 2019 when Idowu Abiodun, the former oniru, died aged 82. The tussle had been between Adesegun, a former commissioner and son of the late ruler whom some chiefs had reportedly endorsed, and Hakeem Ajasa, a retired police officer also endorsed by a part of the royal family. Sources, ...
Oyo Oldest Monarch is Dead  (Age 141)
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Oyo Oldest Monarch is Dead (Age 141)

Oba Samuel Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State is dead at age of 141. Oba Afolabi who is believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday May 23. The late monarch who was enthroned as king in the community at the age of 102, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.
Another Monarch, Yusuf Bayero Dies In Kano
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Another Monarch, Yusuf Bayero Dies In Kano

The Dan’iya of Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Bayero, is dead. He was the district head of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area. Bayero was said to be the first district head Ajingi Local Government Area in the history of Kano state.
Oba Elegushi Celebrates his Second Wife as They Mark their 1st Wedding Anniversary
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Oba Elegushi Celebrates his Second Wife as They Mark their 1st Wedding Anniversary

Popular Lagos monarch, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi is celebrating his second wife, Hadiza, on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary. Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi married Hadiza in Kano in May 2019. Today, May 3, marks their first wedding anniversary and the monarch took to social media to express his love for her. ''Happy 1st Anniversary to my beautiful wife. The past year has been very amazing because I’ve been married to an amazing and loving woman. Truly, time flies when you are having fun that must be why the last year has flown by so fast. We’ve been married for 365 days, and I’ve loved every second of it. Thank you for adding colour to my world. Happy Anniversary to us. Our best years still lies ahead.'' he wrote on Instagram
Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result
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Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting his COVID-19 Test Result

The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Muhammad Ahmad Asha, has died. The monarch died at the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, the state capital this morning May 3. A family member who spoke with Tribune, said the monarch died while awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test carried out on him. “We really don’t know whether he was killed by the COVID-19 or not. Because up till this morning, we have not received the results.'' the source said The traditional ruler ascended to the throne 16 years ago. Plans are currently being made to bury him according to Islamic rites. He was 71 years old. His death comes barely 24 hours after the Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa, died in Kano state after a brief illness.  
COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians
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COVID-19: Don’t dismiss Ooni’s herbal cure claim, expert urges Nigerians

A clinical herbalist, Mrs Christiana Olapade-Ojo, says Nigerians should not be quick to dismiss the claims made by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on using natural herbs to fight COVID-19. Olapade-Ojo, the Managing Director of Natural Resources Laboratories (NARL), spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan. NAN reports that the monarch recently shared a video on his social media page where he explained how several traditional herbs could be used to treat the novel coronavirus. This had resulted in online criticisms, with many questioning the safety and effectiveness of the herbs listed by the monarch. Olapade-Ojo, however, said that viral diseases were not a new phenomenon and traditional medicines and herbs had helped to fight epidemics like small...
Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter
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Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter

Dr Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Sunday paid a visit to Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo. Furthermore, he visited the traditional ruler days after the letter Adeyemi wrote to him went viral. Also in the letter ,the monarch had asked Fayemi to be very careful in the manner he handles the leadership crisis rocking the state traditional council. Spent Sunday afternoon with Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye and had very fruitful discussions. JKF
“I Would Win in Court But Don’t Want to Return” – Sanusi
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“I Would Win in Court But Don’t Want to Return” – Sanusi

Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has said that he doesn’t wish to return to the state as a monarch. Sanusi, in a trending video, expressed confidence that he would get justice if he decided to challenge his removal. The footage was recorded on Friday at Awe in Nasarawa State after the court ruling that freed him from detention. The Umar Ganduje government had banished Sanusi to Nasarawa on Monday. “I’ve done what I could in 6 years. I’m moving on. The truth is I don’t want to go back. The (dethronement) letter was so badly written, so unprofessionally written”, he said. “It is the easiest thing in the world to go to court. Fair hearing…High Court ruling, just like today. Did you query him? Did you ask him to defend himself? No. We should go on with the new phase ...
Emir of Kano Has not been Moved to Lagos- ex-Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka
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Emir of Kano Has not been Moved to Lagos- ex-Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, says contrary to reports, deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has been moved to Lagos state. Saleh Shehu Ahmed, a journalist with the Voice of America, this afternoon, tweeted that the former monarch has been moved to Lagos. Breaking news: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi arrived Lagos State'' Saleh wrote Reacting to this Information, Chidoka wrote Contrary to speculations, Emir Sanusi confirmed to me that he is still in Awe, Nasarawa State. He is held unconstitutionally and illegally and no agency of government is taking responsibility for his unlawful arrest. A track record of violating fundamental rights is upon us
The God that Goodluck Jonathan Kneels to Pray to Will Vindicate him- Reno Omokri Mocks Sanusi After his Removal as Emir of Kano
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The God that Goodluck Jonathan Kneels to Pray to Will Vindicate him- Reno Omokri Mocks Sanusi After his Removal as Emir of Kano

Reno Omokri has reacted to the removal of Muhammad Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano. In a post shared on his IG page, Reno mocked the former monarch who according to him, peddled lies against former President Goodluck Jonathan when he was in office. Reno's post reads Last year, I said everyone who falsely accused former President Jonathan, would pay for it. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a liar, and a most manipulative individual, who deliberately lied against ex President Jonathan, to forestall him and facilitate the election of General @muhammadubuhari. Well, he has his Buhari. Is he happy. He should find time to read Galatians 6:7-8. One by one, the God that Jonathan kneels to pray to will vindicate him!''.
Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi
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Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi

Kano state’s Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has been barred from investigating the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi pending the hearing of an appeal filed by the monarch. Justice Lewis Allogoa of the Federal High Court in Kano who issued an injunction on Friday March 6, ordered the maintenance of a status quo pending the hearing of the matter. This came after the commission insisted on investigating Emir Sanusi over alleged sale of landed properties belonging to Kano Emirate. Emir Sanusi however dragged the commission to court and sought for an order to restrain it from investigating him over alleged land racketeering to the tune of N2.2billion. The order, dated March 6, 2020 and signed by Justice Allogoa, reads in part: “The status quo be maintained ...
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Oluwo of Iwo Suspended for Six Months

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Traditional Rulers’ Council. The monarch was suspended over his alleged attack on the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo during a peace meeting to resolve a land tussle among monarchs on February 14th. The council also set up a committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun, to further investigate issues involving Oluwo and Obas in Iwo land. The royal fathers at their emergency meeting held at the Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, which was presided over by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, arrived at the decision to suspend the Oluwo.
The North will Destroy Itself if it Doesn’t Change – Emir Sanusi
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The North will Destroy Itself if it Doesn’t Change – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has warned that the northern region of the country will destroy itself if it doesn't change its ways. Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 60th birthday celebration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, the Kano monarch stated that repeating the same thing and expecting a different result shows that something is wrong. Emir Sanusi who pointed out that the country is moving on, stated that real change can only come in the region if things are done differently. He also averred that a day will come when there will be a constitutional amendment that addresses issues of quota system and federal character, because the rest of the country cannot continue educating their children who will remain unemployed because they come from the wrong...
Protesters Demand Suspension Of Oluwo Akanbi For Beating Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira
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Protesters Demand Suspension Of Oluwo Akanbi For Beating Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira

Residents of Ogbagba have stormed Osun State Secretariat, Abere Osun State to protest the alleged beating of their monarch, Agbowu of Ogbagba, Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira on Friday during a peacemaking meeting by the Oluwo of Iwo. The protesters bore placards with inscriptions such as: “Justice must prevail“; ” Oluwo destroys traditions: Suspend him!”; “Oyetola save our souls” and “Suspend Rasheed Akanbi now”, among others.
Oluwo Of Iwo Should Be Overthrown For Beating Up Monarch – Fani-Kayode
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Oluwo Of Iwo Should Be Overthrown For Beating Up Monarch – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation has called out the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, over the alleged assault on a monarch The tussle between the monarch happened on Friday during a peace meeting with Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makamaover dispute in Iwo area Oba Akanbi allegedly stood up from where he was sitting and descended on Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa town, inflicting injury on him. Speaking on the development, Fani-Kayode took to his Twitter page to blast the Oluwo of Iwo. The former minister described the incident as unacceptable and sacrilegious even as he called for Oba Akanbi to be deposed. Fani-Kayode wrote: “When a land is ravaged by poverty even drug dealers,armed robbers and Yahoo f...

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