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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Alaafin: Kings who indulge in clubbing, drinking do not deserve respect

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said that Yoruba kings and chiefs who indulge in clubbing, smoking, drinking and other untoward behaviour are not worthy of honour and any respect.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has described policing as the responsibility of every citizen to ensure a safe society.

Ooni: Policing is everybody’s responsibility

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has described policing as the responsibility of every citizen to ensure a safe society.

Kogi guber: PDP cries out over sporadic gunshots by governor’s aide

The People’s Democratic Party in Takete-Ide has accused a media aide to Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Femi Fanwo, of harassing innocent indigenes of the community with sporadic gunshots and threats of arrest.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo charges NDIC to invest in ICT, research

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday charged the management of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to invest massively in Information and Communication Technology and research for smarter regulatory duties as demanded in the 21st century.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo warns Ogun monarchs to steer clear of aged-long bickering

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned traditional rulers in Ogun state capital to steer clear of an aged-long bickering and rivalry among themselves for the sake of peace and development in the state .
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Alaafin’s advise gave us electoral victory

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday said one of the secrets of his electoral success at the 2019 governorship election was the advice offered him by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, during his campaign four years earlier.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo: South-West troop deployment an option, not a promise

There were indications on Thursday that the military had yet to get an order on the deployment of troops in the South-West to tackle killer herdsmen.

Sookos, Ife high chiefs divided over usage of ‘beaded crowns’

Princes and princesses in the four ruling houses in Ile Ife under the aegis of the Ife Traditional Council of Sookos (ITCS) are engaged in a face off with the town’s high chiefs over their decision to wear ” beaded crowns.”
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senator Boroffice condoles with Owo indigenes over Olowo’s demise

The lawmaker representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has condoled the people of Owo kingdom over the demise of Olowo of Owo, Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Offa robbery: Money stolen not up to N7 million, but I gave them N10...

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the money stolen during Offa robbery attack in Kwara State was not up to N7 million, but he gave the community N10 million.

Protest rocks Iwo town over chieftaincy title, family calls for justice

Some members of the Baale Olatifede family, Olatifede village in Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State on Friday urged the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, to respect the tradition by installing the eldest male in the family as baale of the community.

Ayodele Fayose’s government abandoned us for four years – Ekiti communities

Some communities in Ekiti North Senatorial District of Ekiti State are sad and angry. They have accused the immediate past administration of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of neglecting them by not extending developmental and infrastructural projects to them during his tenure.

You’re behind crisis rocking Olubadan chieftaincy system – Ibadan Obas tell Senator Ladoja

Members of the Olubadan-in-Council who have been elevated from ‘High Chiefs’ to beaded-crown wearing monarchs have accused the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland and former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, as the mastermind of the crisis rocking the Olubadan chieftaincy system since the middle of 2017.
Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose: My security men have been withdrawn

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor, says he is being harassed and that his security aides have been withdrawn.

Governor Fayose tasks Ekiti politicians on peaceful conduct

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has stressed the need for all politicians in the state, irrespective of their political affiliation to eschew violence before, during and after the July 14 governorship poll.

Frenzied search for Adetutu Ademiluyi as paint goes on record sale

Few days to the record auction in London of Ben Enwonwu’s paint of an Ile-Ife princess, Adetutu Ademiluyi, there has been increasing curiosity to know more about the princess, whether she is alive or dead.

BBNaija: Tobi becomes first Head of House

Tobi Bakre, has been crowned the first Head of House in the on-going Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2018 reality show.

Governor Ajimobi commiserates with Olubadan over wife’s death

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has commiserated with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on the death of his senior wife, Olori Kudirat Adetunji.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.