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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.
Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi, Senator Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former governor Rashidi Ladoja on Sunday put aside their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji.

Music House: Senator Ladoja tasks journalists to unravel hidden truth on demolition

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Tuesday, tasked journalists to unravel the hidden truth on the real reasons the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi demolished the N800 million Music House owned by a popular gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

Ibadan chieftaincy crisis deepens as Olubadan gets deposition notice

The Ibadan Council of Obas has issued a 21-day deposition notice to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, accusing him of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of the ancient town.

Governor Ajimobi reports Olubadan, Senator Ladoja to President Buhari over chieftaincy crisis

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday reported the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan – govt

Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Bimbo Kolade, has reiterated that the recent reform carried out in the Ibadan Traditional leadership structure will only enhance the status of Olubadan and deepen traditional governance in the ancient city.

I’ve enough reasons but I won’t depose Olubadan – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, despite having enough reasons to do so.

I have no intention to depose Olubadan – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that he had no plans of deposing the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, no matter the level of provocation and opposition to the recent installation of new obas in Ibadanland.

Why I crowned many kings in Ibadan – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has explained why he crowned many kings in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Gov. Ajimobi installs 21 new Ibadan kings in one day

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday presented staffs of office to 21 new kings in Ibadan, the state capital.

Ajimobi presents staffs of office to new Ibadan kings

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Sunday presented staff of office to the 21 new kings in Ibadan.

Gov. Ajimobi celebrates Olubadan at 89

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday congratulated the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, as he turned 89, praying God to renew his strength and continue to grant him peaceful reign.

Ibadan to crown 30 kings in one day

Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, will witness the biggest coronation event in its history on Sunday as Gov. Abiola Ajimobi will crown 30 kings in one fell swoop.

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Ugandan MP relapses after being taken off life support machines

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