Author: Ogochukwu Isioma

Reviewing Of Olubadan Chieftaincy Titles: Beyond Primordial Sentiment – By Ismael Taiwo

Recently, much have been said on the recent reviewing of Olubadan Chieftaincy titles which culminated into the elevation of Olubadan High Chiefs and Baales across Ibadan land to the rank of Obaship. Some justified the move while some vilified the State government and claimed the move to be an attempt to demoralize the powers of Olubadan. Country people, I have sought to maintain silence and refused to make my assertion based on bandwagon effect but rather mustering enough facts and evidences from those that are accustomed with traditions, customs and the laws of the land. In the cause of...

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International World Peace Day: Edo Arts And Culture Commissioner Preaches Peace

In commemoration of United Nations International world peace day marked on September 21st, A non-governmental organisation “FACULTY OF PEACE”, an affiliated body of Edo State Civil Society Organisation, organized an event to celebrate the day, with the theme “CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE: This is the way, Walk in it”. The event which was held at Baden-Baden hotel Sapele road, Benin City, had in attendance many top dignitaries. Some of the dignitaries who attended the event as guest speakers included: Representative of former IGP Rtd. Solomon Arase, Edo state Commsioner of Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, Edo...

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Nollywood Star, Adesua Etomi Visits Obaseki, Lauds Achievements

Award-winning Nollywood star, Adesua Etomi on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, at the Government House in Benin City. The actress, who hails from Edo State, commended the Obaseki-led administration for the giant strides it has made in empowering women and caring for the less-privileged in the society as well as providing critical infrastructure and enthroning law and order in the state. The multi-talented star said her visit was to show her solidarity for governor Obaseki and his team that are gradually transforming the state without making noise about it. The...

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Olubadan Sues Ajimobi, 23 Others For Installing 21 Kings

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others, for their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017. Joined in the suit are the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the eight high chiefs that were elevated to kings as well as the Baales that were conferred with kingship status. Apart from the suit filed by the Olubadan, there are others filed by a former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, Abdul Jelil...

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S’West Military Operation To Tackle Badoo, Others – Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday identified the Badoo group and other cults as one of the security challenges that Operation Crocodile Smile II would take care of in the South-West. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in an interview with Mobile Punch, insisted that the military operations – Egwu Eke II and Crocodile Smile II – like the earlier operations, were not targeted at “any particular ethnic group or group of individuals.” Usman said, “Let me tell you. I made reference to Operation Crocodile Smile, because there is so much mischief and misinformation...

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