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IBADAN — Members of the Olubadan-in-Council elevated to Obas have agreed to drop their crowns and revert to High Chiefs. This decision was taken at the meeting of the council held at the Oja’ba Palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland on Thursday. The meeting was attended by six members council, namely High Chiefs Owolabi Olakulehin (Balogun of Ibadanland), Tajudeen Ajibola (Otun Balogun), Lateef Adebimpe (Osi-Balogun), Kola Adegbola (Ashipa Balogun), Eddy Oyewole (Ashipa Olubadan) and Hamidu...

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SOKOTO — The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Jamatul NasiI Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has enjoined Muslims across the country to engage in special supplication against the incessant and horrific killings in some parts of the country. The Sultan said the call became imperative as human lives have continued to be wasted unchallenged as was witnessed in Benisheikh, Kaga local government area of Borno State and Gidan Bawa of Isa local...

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ILORIN — Oba Adedotun Abolarin, the traditional ruler of Orangun Oke Ila in Kwara State has canvassed massive educational development at the grassroots to serve as a catalyst for quality socio-economic transformation of the area. The monarch while, speaking at the unveiling of an empowerment programme, tagged KOZ intervention in Igbaja town in the Ifelodun local government area of the state, the traditional ruler, who owns a tuition-free school, called on education stakeholders to do...

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Traditional and religious leaders in South-East Traditional under the auspices of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and the Representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist group. In a joint statement signed by the chairmen of the traditional rulers’ council in all the southeastern states and Christian leaders, said the release of Kanu would de-escalate the...

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Minors in Adamawa State have sought the protection of underage girls from early marriages through the enactment of child rights protection bill that will stop parents from giving them out for marriage until they complete secondary school. This is just as the girls called for legislation for the prohibition of early marriage in the state. The representative of the underage girls, Amira Abdullahi, a 13-year-old JSS 3 student at the Government Day Junior Secondary School,...

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YOLA — Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa has challenged members of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to use the institution in the fight against crime and vices in the society through dissemination of factual information. The Lamido gave the challenge Thursday in his palace in Yola while playing host to Adamawa state committee on citizens’ summit of the Institute led by its chairman Prof Abubakar Abba Tahir. The Royal Father who...

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YOLA — Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa has pledged the support of the Emirate towards ensuring that elected leaders are accountable to their electorates. The royal father stated this Thursday in his palace when members of the Transparency and Accountability Project under the Centre for Women and Adolescent Empowerment Yola led by Hajiya Asma’u Joda paid him an advocacy visit. The Lamido, who acknowledged the role played by the centre towards women emancipation...

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MINNA — Niger State Government has appointed the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate. He is Alh. Mohammed Barau Kontagora. Recall that the selection of the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora was held on Sunday 19th of September, 2021 in Kontagora. The selection was done by the Kingmakers of the Kontagora Emirate in line with the Customary Laws and Practice of the Kontagora Emirate. However, some aggrieved contestants to the stool petitioned the...

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MOSCOW — Russia on Friday, October 1, 2021, held its first royal wedding since the 1917 Bolshevik revolution which toppled the Romanov monarchy, with aristocrats that travelled from across Europe for the lavish ceremony. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov, 40, and his Italian fiancée Rebecca Virginia Bettarini, 39, were wed at Saint Isaac’s cathedral in the former imperial capital Saint Petersburg. Hundreds of foreign guests travelled to Russia’s second city for the Orthodox Christian ceremony,...

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