Traditional rulers extol Okori monarch for promoting unity

  Members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) have lauded the Egbere Emere Okori 1 Eleme, HRH Appolus Chu, for promoting unity among ethnic groups in Nigeria.   The commendation was expressed when traditional rulers across Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to Appolus Chu’s Palace at Egbere-Eleme Okori Eleme Kingdom in Eleme, Rivers State, shortly after a conference of the nation’s royal fathers, which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State recently.   The traditional rulers, who in a show of respect and appreciation, paid a visit…

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Why I walked out on panel -Anambra Monarch

The newly elected traditional ruler of Ojoto, the host community of the Idemili South Council Headquarters of Anambra State, HRH Igwe-elect, Dennis Adindu Okafor, has called on Governor Willie Obiano to remove Chiefs Greg Obi and Ikechukwu Onyeabor from the panel set up to look into the processes leading to his emergence as monarch of his community.   Igwe Okafor added that it would be advisable to disband the panel for a new set of members as virtually all membership of the panel as so constituted presently have been exposed…

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Monarch to politicians: Stop coming to us for support

A former Chairman of Ondo State Council of Traditional rulers and Olubaka of Oka-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government area of the state, Oba Adebori Adeleye has taken swipe at some indigenes of Akoko land who only come to their communities when seeking elective offices.   Specifically, Olubaka frowned at a situation where some office seekers would limit their participation in development activities to political period, saying this must stop.   Speaking at a reception organized for the Bobagunwa of Oka Akoko, Dr Olusegun Ategbole, who returned to the community…

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Ondo monarch to spend 2 years in jail for fraud

Magistrate’S Court sitting in Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State has sentenced an Igburowo community monarch in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Pius Akinfesola Adewola, to two years imprisonment for fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. The monarch with the traditional title of Akamuja of Igburowo and was dragged to the court by the state government over 22 counts bordering on fraud. Similarly, the monarch was found guilty of short-changing traditional chiefs in the community by refusing to pay them their entitlements…

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Monarch, youths, traditionalists tackle Fayose over Ikere shrine

Ayodele Fayose

The ancient town of Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere Local Government area of Ekiti State was yesterday soaked in apprehension over alleged threats by Governor Ayo Fayose to uproot a ‘sacred’ tree located at the centre of the town to enable ongoing road dualisation. Construction workers and agents of government made efforts on Monday to remove the tree, but were stopped by aggrived youths and traditionalists who formed a rampaging ring around the area, located at the Odo-Oja end of the town. Fayose reportedly led armed policemen and operatives of the state security…

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