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New Ibadan obas ‘drop crown’

The new 21 obas in Ibadan land appeared to have dropped their crowns in a move seen as surrendering to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

No backing down unless Olubadan accept us as monarchs – new kings

The new kings, yesterday, vowed that they would only return to the Olubadan’s palace if they are accorded due recognition as obas and not as high chiefs.

Olubadan, high chiefs end 26 months’ rift

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has, after 26 months, welcomed his estranged high chiefs and members of the Olubadan-in-Council back into his palace following a reconciliation move to end their rift.

Ibadan obas tackle Olubadan over masquerade festival

Ibadan Obas have faulted the insistence of the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji that this year’s masquerade festival must be according to his directive instead of following the tradition of the ancient city.

Alaafin: Traditional rulers working to end kidnapping

Worried by the security situations in the state and nation at large, a foremost traditional ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has assured the people of the state that the security situation, particularly the spate of kidnappings will soon be nip in the bud in the next few weeks.

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.

Olubadan, other Obas meet at palace after one year face-off

After over one year of muscle-flexing on the review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration, members of the Olubadan-In-Council on Monday met at the palace of the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

INEC: 60% of unclaimed PVCs in Oyo belong to Ibadan residents

Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, says 60.1 per cent of the total number of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state belong to residents of Ibadan.

Grazing: Oluwo cautions Yoruba leaders over land allocation

Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwoland, at the weekend cautioned Yoruba leaders, who are opposed to the proposed allocation of land for the establishment of cattle ranches in Yorubaland, warning that they should not plant seeds of discord among Nigerians.

Governor Ajimobi reiterates commitment to uplift Oyo traditional institutions

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the uplift and modernisation of chieftaincy institution in the state.

Governor Ajimobi presents new cars to 36 traditional rulers

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital presented new cars to 36 traditional rulers across the state.
Ibadan Egungun Festival

Masqueraders defy Olubadan, visit new kings

Ibadan masqueraders have defied an order of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, that they should not dance for new kings in the city, during the ongoing masquerade festival.

Kidnappers release Ibadan chief’s twins after N10m ransom

The abducted twins of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Dr. Lekan Balogun, have been released by suspected kidnappers who seized them and their mother in front of family house in Akobo area of Ibadan last week.

Oba Balogun: My abducted twins are on their way home

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Lekan Balogun, said he expected his abducted twins back home soon after the suspected kidnappers reduced the ransom from N40m to N10m.

Bayern Munich put five past Borussia Monchengladbach after early deficit

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich eased past Borussia Monchengladbach after recovering from falling behind.

Ibadan monarch begs kidnappers to release his twin kids

The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has pleaded with the kidnappers of his twin children to release them.

PDP accuses Governor Ajimobi of fanning embers of discord

As the controversy over the elevation of 21 traditional chiefs to the rank of first class obas in Ibadanland rages on, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has accused the state government of deliberately using the Ibadan chieftaincy crisis to cause division among Ibadan people.

Court fixes date for judgment in Senator Ladoja’s case challenging Olubadan reform

Judgment in the suit challenging the constitution of a judicial panel of enquiry and subsequent gazette of its outcome by the Oyo State Government by a former Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, has been fixed for January 19, 2018.

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Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

President Buhari’s chief of staff receives suspended Anambra monarchs

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, on Thursday, received some traditional rulers from Anambra State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.