Igwe Umenyiora… The Making of a quintessential monarch
It’S not every time that you find a traditional ruler outside his chieftaincy regalia. No matter how casual he decides to go, you will always find an emblem of royalty on him; if it’s not the traditional beads, it’s the red cap. But on this day, it was a rare experience to see HRM Igwe…
Abductors of monarch’s wife, driver demand N20m ransom
Two days after the wife of a traditional ruler, the Alauga of Auga-Akoko, in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Mrs. Olukemi Agunloye, was kidnapped, the abductors have contacted the family to demand N20 million ransom. The victim, alongside her driver, was abducted between Auga-Akoko and Ise-Akoko on Sunday morning while on…
Delta monarch, Chukwuka Okonjo turns 90
Father of the former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, will on Thursday, June 21, turn 90 years. Okonjo is the traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State and author of over 100 articles and books including “University Tertiary Education for All”, a 2017 publication by Safari Books. The academia was crowned Obi…
Ekiti monarch seeks FG’s assistance to rebuild burnt student’s hostel
The traditional ruler of Efon-Alaaye Ekiti, Oba Emmanuel Aladejare, has asked the Federal Government to help rebuild the burnt hostel of the Federal Girls College (FGC), whose students now suffer as a result of the inferno. The hostel, which accommodated no fewer than 115 students, was razed on January 9 this year, while students were receiving…
Gunmen abduct Rivers monarch
Unidentified gunmen have abducted the paramount ruler of Mgbuolua Rundele community, Eze G.A. Omodu, in Emohua Local Council of Rivers State. The Guardian learnt that the monarch had returned home with his family for the Christmas celebration and was whisked away at a gunpoint to an unknown destination by the bandits. A member of the…
Crisis looms as parallel monarch emerges in Ondo Community
The traditional ruler of Akungba in Akoko South West Local Council of Ondo State, Oba Sunday Isaac Adeyeye, has appealed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to avert an impending crisis in the community. His appeal followed the installation of Isiaka Oseni as a parallel monarch in the town, a development that may lead to a major…
Okorocha pardons 26 suspended monarchs
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, yesterday lifted the suspension placed on 26 traditional rulers in the state.
‘Absence of monarch cause of criminality in Rivers’
According to the elders, the absence of a people-elected Amanyanabo of Kalabari, is reason for the increase in crimes waves such as kidnapping, killings, assassination and cultism in the land.
Okorocha re-instates monarch
Few months after his suspension, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha , has lifted the suspension placed on the monarch of Mbaise, Eze Desmond Oguguo.
Ondo monarch, Olugbo denies role in electoral crisis
THE Olugbo of Ugbo-Ilaje in the coastal area of Ondo State, Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan, has denied allegations linking him with incidents of ballot box snatching and intimidation of voters during the conduct of the state Assembly elections in Ilaje local council of the state last Saturday.
PDP, Catholic group fault monarch over alleged threat
MORE reactions have continued to trail the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu alleged threat as the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and the National Offices of Caritas Nigeria and Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), a Catholic-based organisation,yesterday condemned the monarch’s action.