• Blame Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted Special Status, says Akiolu

    Blame Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted Special Status, says Akiolu

    Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has accused former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, of being the reason behind Lagos not being granted a special status till this moment.

    The National Assembly last week defeated a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu to grant Lagos a special status

    Akiolu, who spoke during the 3rd Town Hall Meeting of Governor Akinwnumi Ambode for Lagos Central Senatorial District, said Obasanjo had the opportunity to have granted Lagos a special status during his eight years tenure, but […]

  • ‘I cannot be bought by any politician, says Oba of Lagos, Akiolu

    ‘I cannot be bought by any politician, says Oba of Lagos, Akiolu

    Contrary to the myth that African traditional kings are extraterrestrial and gods in their right, His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu 1, the Oba of Lagos, has attributed the success of his 13-year reign as king in West Africa’s commercial hub to the Almighty Allah, whom he said has always been on his side, in all of his endeavours.

    Speaking at a media chat to mark his 13th anniversary on the throne, Akiolu expressed gratitude to God […]

  • Ambode, Tinubu, Osoba, Oba Akiolu rock Lagos Jazz Festival … more photos

    Ambode, Tinubu, Osoba, Oba Akiolu rock Lagos Jazz Festival … more photos

    A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Senator Gbenga Ashafa were among dignitaries that graced the Lagos international Jazz Festival hosted on Saturday night by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

    The event was in commemoration of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jazz Day which held on 30 April of each year. The event was tagged […]

  • Oba  Akiolu’s comments unfortunate, but we have forgiven him – Ndigbo in Lagos

    Oba Akiolu’s comments unfortunate, but we have forgiven him – Ndigbo in Lagos

    Report gathered that Ndigbo residents in Lagos, yesterday, said despite the “unfortunate” statement by Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Igbo in the state, they have forgiven the traditional ruler in good faith.

    They said that the statement was not enough to make them change their minds about voting for continuity of the present administration in the state which they believe would further complement ongoing transformation in Lagos State.

    Chairman of Igbo community in Apapa, Engr. Gabby Dimude who made the remarks […]

  • We will take appropriate action on Akiolu, says DSS

    We will take appropriate action on Akiolu, says DSS

    Report unravels that the Department of State Services has said that it is taking appropriate action over the alleged threat of Ndigbo in Lagos by Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.

    Answering questions at the National Information Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, spokesperson for the secret service, Marylyn Ogar, said the service was handling the matter though she refused to give the details of the action being taken.

    Ogar said, “We are taking appropriate action. Yesterday, the service had once again warned all […]

  • OPC warns against unbecoming comments directed at Oba Akiolu

    OPC warns against unbecoming comments directed at Oba Akiolu

    Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has warned Nigerians against making unbecoming comments against the paramount ruler of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and warned that all those involved should desist from such unbecoming acts forthwith.

    In a statement issued by the National Coordinating Council of OPC, Comrade Monsuru Akande, it stated that the “Yoruba institutions are not meant to be trampled upon”.

    The attention of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has been drawn to some unruly and unbecoming comments purportedly in reaction to alleged […]