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Breaking….Nigerian Governor suspends 3 traditional rulers



No fewer than three third class traditional rulers have been suspended by the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom.

The monarchs were suspended for their roles in the protracted crisis between Shitile and Ikyurav.

Those suspended are; Chief Tivlumun Ubugh, Mue Ter Chongo, Chief Ayoleve Orgunga, Mue Ter Ipusu and Chief Luke Atomigba, the district head of Mbachar.

The affected traditional rulers are to face a panel to be constituted by the paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv, HRM Professor James Ayatse to investigate them and determine the appropriate sanctions.

According to the statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, the suspension of the chiefs followed the recommendation of the State Security Council at the meeting held in Makurdi on Monday.

The governor said that the traditional rulers had neglected their duties and exhibited a nonchalant attitude towards attempts at resolving the crisis.

Ortom said instead of the chiefs to work towards ensuring peace, they had rather fueled the crisis based on vested interests, thereby contravening the code of conduct enshrined in the Local Government and Chieftaincy laws of the State.

According to the Governor, the council directed that all the district heads from Sankera area who declined an invitation to attend security meeting with the first-class chief in the zone, Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa will be sanctioned.

The governor also said that the council advised the Tor Sankera to be a father to all his subjects and ensure that peace reign in his domain.

Ortom said that security operatives were directed to ensure that criminals responsible for the crisis in the area were apprehended and made to face appropriate sanctions.

The governor advised people of the area to go about their normal business and to report to security agents any suspicious elements, stressing that President Muhammadu Buhari had given marching orders to security agents to tackle banditry in the country.

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See pictures of Emir of Ilorin as he departs for London




His Royal Highness Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on Tuesday departed at the Muritala International Airport, Lagos for United Kingdom.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the emir was fully accompanied by top protocol and security officers, as well as aides as he walk majestically at the airport. The Principal Personal Assistant to the Emir, Alhaji Modibbo Sulu-Gambari and Personal Assistant, Alhaji Muritala Abdulraheem are with him in London .


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At last, Ibadan High Chiefs finally bow for Olubadan




Olubadan of Ibadan

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.

They appeared as part of the entourage of the monarch to the ongoing Southwest security summit at the Internatuinal Conference Centre, University of Ibadan on Monday.

The joint public appearance came two years after they went their separate ways following the crowing of members of the Olubadan-In-Council in 2017 by the immediate past Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

The new obas had boycotted the palace since their crowning due to the Olubadan’s opposition to their elevation by the governor.

The monarch argued that the State Government has no right to independently elevate his chiefs.

Though both parties indicated willingness to reconcile while the crisis lasted, the Olubadan insisted that the only condition for reconciliation was for the new obas to drop their crowns and wait for their time to ascend the throne of the Olubadan in line with the custom.

But the obas also stood their ground, stressing that their crowning was already gazetted by the state government.

The appearance of the obas at the security summit however indicated that they have surrendered to the tough stance of the Olubadan.

They wore only common hats as they sat two lines behind the Olubadan as members of his entourage.

The outing may be a silent indication that the royal rumble in the Olubadan palace has come to an end without fanfare.

On the entourage today are the Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun; Asipa Olubadan, High Chief Eddy Oyewole; Balogun Olubadan, High Chief Owolabi Olakulehin; the Asipa Balogun, High Chief Lateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe; the Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Amidu Ajibade and the Ekarun Balogun High Chief Adegbola.

At the meeting are also the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Olugbo of Ugbo land, Oba Frederick Akinruntan; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilqan Akinolu and a host of other traditional rulers.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde commended the reconciliation between the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Saliu Adetunji and his high chiefs.

He gave the commendation during his welcome speech at the ongoing South West security meeting at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

Sighting the high chiefs without their crowns in their attendance with the Olubadan, Makinde said: “In the entourage of the Olubadan, I can see the high chiefs.

” I think it is a positive development in Oyo State. We are talking about security here; and I think it is part of what will help overall security of the society.”

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Emir of Ilorin appoints Alapansanpa as new Danmasanin Ilorin




    Engr. Suleiman Alapansanpa during a royal outing

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara State Traditional Council, Mai-Martaba Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has appointed Engr.Suleiman Alapansanpa as the new Danmasanin Ilorin.

ROYAL NEWS reports that Alapansanpa, a retired public servant is a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, (FNSE) among other professional bodies.

He was until his appointment the Chairman of the Annual Ilorin Emirate Durbar Committee.  His appointment was in recognition of his sterling qualities and aged long contributions to the Emirate.




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