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YOLA — Hon. Justice Nathan Musa, Chief Judge of Adamawa state has dismissed the suit filed by Baba Gashemuru G. Amalai and 7 others of the Bongkumbebe ruling clan against Kuruhaye Dishon Dansanda of Bonsibe ruling clan and 6 others. The aggrieved kingmakers of Lunguda Traditional Council in September 2019 selected Kuruhaye Dishon Dansanda II as a paramount ruler of the chiefdom following the death of former Kwandi Nunguraya, Dr. Wilfred Kimde, on the 1st...

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The OJUDE OBA FESTIVAL is one of the biggest festivals in the southwestern part of Nigeria. It is most peculiar to the Ijebus- indigenes of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State; although people from different parts of the world visit to partake in the celebration. The festival commences annually on the third day after Eid al-Kabir (popularly called Ileya) to pay homage to the king, Oba Sikiru Kayode (1), Awujale of the Ijebu Kingdom. After a two-year-break due...

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The colorful carnival which also is the largest African cultural festival in the City will hold at the Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney on Saturday, July 16, 2022. IgboFest Houston, a cultural entity and festival that showcases the African heritage and Igbo culture to the great city of Houston has partnered with the Texas Southern University (TSU) to promote, embrace, and encourage culture, and diversity education in the community. TSU will be visibly present at...

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No fewer than nine (9) traditional chiefs in Ibadan would be promoted to their next ranks on Friday. A statement signed by Chief Akeem Rufai, Personal Assistant to Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun said among those to be promoted is the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the state Senator Teslim Folarin. According to the statement, the promotion of the traditional chiefs would be performed at Alli-Iwo Palace and would be supervised...

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The longest-serving Emir in Zamfara, Emir of Kwatarkwashi in Bungudu Local Government Area, Alhaji Ahmad Umar (Mai-Kwatarshi) who has been on the throne for 61 years, died on Thursday at 93. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, who disclosed this in a public announcement, said the emir died after a prolonged illness. Balatabe said his funeral prayer was conducted at 6:30 p.m in the historic town of Kwatarkwashi according to Islamic rites....

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Britain is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s unprecedented Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year on the throne, with all the grandeur one would expect from this 1,000-year-old institution. Queen Elizabeth marked seven decades on the throne in February, and two public holidays were set aside to create a four-day weekend for nationwide events commemorating her reign from June 2-5. The four-day celebration kicked off on Thursday with the traditional ‘Trooping the Colour’ military parade in central London,...

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The Onijeru of Ijeru land in Ogbomoso South Local government area of the state, Oba Ellijah Olaniyi Popoola has joined his ancestors. The monarch who ascended the throne in 2008 died on Friday at the age of 85 after a brief illness. It was gathered that in the last six months no fewer than seven traditional rulers in the state have joined their ancestors among them are the Onigbeti, Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadan...

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YOLA — The Adamawa Emirate Council has suspended the District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Baba Paris with immediate effect. Secretary of the council Khalil M. Kawu, in a letter said the Ward Head of Demsawo in Jimeta, Alhaji Muhammadu Jauro Baba has been appointed to oversee the affairs of the District. The letter did not give a reason for the action of the Adamawa Emirate Council nor the duration of the suspension. It...

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GUSAU — Based on recommendations of a White paper committee set up by the Government to review the report of two separate committees earlier set up to investigate the involvement of three traditional rulers in the activities of banditry in the state, Zamfara State Government has approved the immediate removal of Emirs of Zurmi, Abubakar Atiku and Emir of Dan-sadau Hussaini Umar. The monarchs have been in detention at Government House for several months. The...

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has described the passage of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, as a loss to the entire Oduduwa race worldwide. This is contained in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Otunba Moses Olafare. Ooni Ogunwusi, who doubles as the Natural Head of the Oduduwa race worldwide, stated that the late Alaafin was a worthy elder whose entire life was dedicated...

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