Olubadan of Ibadanland
Olubadan accuses new monarchs of blackmail, threatens legal action
The crisis between Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the newly installed monarchs on Wednesday deepened as the Olubadan threatened legal action against the new obas for blackmail and denigration of the institution he represents. Apparently referring to the letter "Re: Grievances; our response" of February 14, 2020 signed by Otun Olubadan, Oba Lekan…
‘Crowned’ Ibadan chiefs accept elevation from Olubadan
The crisis besetting the Olubadan-in-Council seems to have come to an end, as some Ibadan high chiefs have accepted their elevation to the next ranks
Remembering 38th Olubadan Adeyemo Operinde 1 (1905 – 1999)
Last Monday, April 8, 2019 marked the 20th year that the 38th Olubadan of Ibadanland, Alayeluwa Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo, Operinde 1, joined his ancestors. Born on January 1,1905, in Ibadan, Oba Adeyemo Operinde 1,was crowned the 38th Olubadan of Ibadanland on January 14,1994. He transited on April 8,1999 at the age of 94. Four years…
Olubadan tells new monarchs to drop ‘illegal crowns’
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has asked the newly-crowned kings in the town to drop their “illegal crowns” before he would...
Olubadan allays fears over installation of new Iyalode
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has allayed fears over the delay in the installation of Chief Theresa Oyekanmi as the substantive Iyalode of Ibadanland.
Release my kids, Olubadan of Ibadanland begs kidnappers
The Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has pleaded with the kidnappers of his twin children to release them. He made the plea while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ibadan. He appealed to the kidnappers to bear with him as he does not have the money being requested.…
Ibadan to have 32 Obas, as Olubadan remains paramount ruler
The implication is that the Ikolaba chieftaincy would now become the entry point for a potential high chief, instead of Jagun chieftaincy, as it currently stands, if the recommendations sail through.