• Lagos monarch’s son sentenced to death by hanging

    Lagos monarch’s son sentenced to death by hanging

    Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, yesterday, convicted and sentenced one Ibrahim Omilade, the son of the traditional ruler of Mafoluku, in the Oshodi area to death by hanging.

    Justice Jose handed down the sentence after finding Omilade and his co-convicts, two siblings Shola Oni and Kayode Oni, guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder brought against them by the Lagos State government.

    The convicts were accused of murdering of one Suleiman Afolabi during a […]

  • Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Give Akure indigenes appointments – Monarch tells Buhari

    Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, the Deji of Akure Kingdom, weekend, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to consider sons and daughters of his kingdom for key cabinet positions in his government.

    Oba Aladetoyinbo made the plea while playing host to President Buhari, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders and other top government functionaries, who paid him a courtesy visit in Akure.

    The Oba expressed concerns over the exclusion of sons and daughters of Akure from key federal cabinet positions since the exit of Chief […]

  • Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    Suspended monarch sues Edo government, demands N1bn compensation

    It was gathered that the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Eidonojie II, has filed a suit before a Benin High Court against the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the state executive council over his recent suspension as the traditional ruler of Uromi.

    Other respondents in the suit are the state Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 5), the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, one Betty Okoebor and one Matthew Okoebor.

    The executive council had in a letter dated […]

  • The World’s Longest Serving Monarch, King of Thailand Dies at 88

    The World’s Longest Serving Monarch, King of Thailand Dies at 88

    The world’s longest-reigning monarch has finally died leaving the country in deep mourning.

    Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital on Thursday, the palace said in an announcement. He was 88.

    King Bhumibol reigned for seven decades after ascending the throne in 1946. His loss will be deeply mourned in Thailand, where he was regarded as a pillar of stability during decades of political upheaval and rapid development.

    The palace did not give a reason for his […]

  • Late Kabba monarch laid to rest

    Late Kabba monarch laid to rest

    According to reports, the late traditional ruler of Kabba town in Kogi State, Oba Michael Olabayo, was on Saturday laid to rest in a ceremony attended by Governor Yahaya Bello and other eminent personalities.

    The state burial climaxed a three-day of activities put together by the government and the people to honour the monarch, who died at the age of 71.

    Dignitaries at the occasion included the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ahmed Umar; former Governor of the State, Ibrahim Idris; […]

  • Edo guber: Monarch places curse on subjects who vote against Obaseki

    Edo guber: Monarch places curse on subjects who vote against Obaseki

    Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo state, the Iyase of Udo Kingdom in the state, Patrick Igbinidu, has placed what seems like a curse on his subjects who votes against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Godwin Obaseki, in the election billed to hold next week.

    The monarch placed this curse yesterday when he received Obaseki and members of his campaign team at the palace, in Udo, near Benin, in Ovia South West local government […]

  • DSS arrests Bayelsa monarch over boundary dispute

    DSS arrests Bayelsa monarch over boundary dispute

    The Department of State Security (DSS) on Tuesday arrested a traditional ruler of Agrisaba community in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State, King Walter Agiri, over boundary dispute between Agrisaba and Oluasiri in the council.

    The Bayelsa Renaissance Movement (BRM) on Tuesday commended DSS for taking the bold step to arrest the monarch as part of efforts to find lasting solution to the problem.

    The king was arrested by DSS operatives  in Yenagoa and whisked away to the command’s headquarters for […]

  • SAD!!!  Monarch Ejeh of Ankpa in Kogi is dead

    SAD!!! Monarch Ejeh of Ankpa in Kogi is dead

    Alhaji Yakubu Ahmodu, the Ejeh of Ankpa in Kogi State, died in his place on Monday at the age of 73. Family sources said the monarch returned to Ankpa from Benin, Edo State on Sunday where he attended the conference of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

     

    Ahmodu ascended the throne on August 7, 1993. He is survived by wives, children and grandchildren. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said the death of the monarch was painful and a great loss to the […]

  • DSS arrests Bayelsa monarch over protest against Agip

    DSS arrests Bayelsa monarch over protest against Agip

    The arrest of His Royal Highness, King Walter Agri, the traditional ruler of Agrissaba in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, by operatives of the Department of State Services, is causing tension in the oil-rich community.

    The DSS had arrested the monarch on August 7 over his alleged involvement in a protest against the Nigeria Agip Oil Company.

    It was learnt that angry youths and elders of the community had staged a protest against the multinational oil company last Friday over […]

  • Traditional rulers laud Ambode, security agencies over rescue of monarch

    Traditional rulers laud Ambode, security agencies over rescue of monarch

    Traditional Rulers under the aegis of the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs on Tuesday commended the efforts of the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and security agencies on the successful rescue of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni.

    The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu I, who led the traditional rulers to the Lagos House, Ikeja, said he and his colleagues were on a “thank you” visit to the Governor to commend him for the immense role he played towards […]

  • Police arrest 60-year-old monarch for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

    Police arrest 60-year-old monarch for allegedly raping 8-year-old girl

    The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old traditional ruler, Abubakar Ya’u, for allegedly raping an eight-year-old primary school pupil.

    The traditional ruler, who is the village head of Kargo in Garki Local Government Area of Jigawa State, was paraded at the State Police Command Headquarters alongside three other rapists arrested at different locations within the state.

    The command’s spokesperson, Abdu Jinjiri, who represented the Commissioner of Police, Mr Henry Fadairo, disclosed that the arrest of the village head, followed complaints […]