• Traditional ruler dies in auto crash in Enugu

    Traditional ruler dies in auto crash in Enugu

    Igwe Ezeugwu Ugwuoke of Agbamere clan in Eha-Alumona in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State died in auto crash on Tuesday.

    The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed this in a statement released in Enugu on Tuesday.

    Amaraizu said the fatal accident happened on Tuesday at about 2.55pm.

    It involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one of the official cars of the traditional rulers.

    Amaraizu said: “There was a head on collision between his […]

  • Police confirms killing of traditional ruler in Benue

    Police confirms killing of traditional ruler in Benue

    According to reports, the police in Benue have confirmed the killing of Chief Awuhe Alev, the traditional ruler of Mabayongo district, in Katsina Ala local government council of the state.

    Confirming the incidence on Monday to the News Agency of Nigeria, in Makurdi, the police public relations officer, ASP Moses Yamu, said unknown gunmen invaded the traditional ruler’s house in Vingir village on Sunday night and shot him dead.

    He said the police had yet to discover the motive for the killing […]

  • 4 Ridiculous Things That Can Happen in a Nigerian City Which Has Recently Lost its Traditional Ruler

    4 Ridiculous Things That Can Happen in a Nigerian City Which Has Recently Lost its Traditional Ruler

    When a traditional ruler dies in Nigeria, it is a big deal. His town will come to a standstill as events begin to unfold. These are some of the things that usually take place when a king dies.

    Nigeria’s traditional institution is steeped in culture, mystery, and secrecy. From the selection to coronation and death/burial, only a handful of individuals can understand or explain the process (es). This is why traditional rulers are revered and held in such high esteem.

    It is, […]

  • I died, was buried for days before I was crowned king – Anambra traditional ruler, Eze Onyensoh

    I died, was buried for days before I was crowned king – Anambra traditional ruler, Eze Onyensoh

    The traditional ruler of Nri Kingdom, Anambra State, His Majesty, Eze Obidiegwu Onyensoh (Nri Enwelana) has given insight into his kingdom and shared some rather shocking norms and traditions behind ascending the throne.

    Onyensoh, who is the 26th Eze Nri in the kingdom, said he ‘symbolically’ died and was buried for three days before he was crowned king, adding that the method of ascending the throne is not by election, but by divinity.

    In an interview with the Newsmen, His Majesty, on […]

  • Governor Wike sacks traditional ruler, residents lament

    Governor Wike sacks traditional ruler, residents lament

    Residents of Apara Kingdom of Obio/Akpor Local Government in Rivers State have condemned the removal of their paramount ruler, Eze Gift Eziwho Johnson, by the Nyesom Wike administration.

    Johnson, who is the Eze Oha Apara IV, got his certificate, recognition and staff of office on May 27, last year, from the preceding Rotimi Amaechi administration.

    Wike has shifted his recognition to one of his associates, Mr. Chike Worlu-Wodo, as the new paramount ruler of Apara Kingdom.

    Addressing reporters yesterday at the palace of […]

  • Traditional ruler threatens to sue Melaye over attack on Sen. Tinubu

    Traditional ruler threatens to sue Melaye over attack on Sen. Tinubu

    A traditional ruler, the Atapa of Itapa Ijesa, Dr. Olapade Agoro, has threatened court action against a senator representing Kogi State, Dino Melaye, for damaging the reputation of the citizenry in the eyes of the world.

    Agoro, a politician and religious leader, described Melaye’s action against Senator Remi Tinubu on the floor of the Senate as a dent on the citizenry and the party on which he stood for election.

    The traditional spoke yesterday at his Oluyole home in Ibadan, where he […]

  • Kogi Traditional Ruler escapes Assassination attempt by…

    Kogi Traditional Ruler escapes Assassination attempt by…

    Alhaji Ahmadu Yakubu, the Ejeh of Ankpa and Chairman, Ankpa Area Traditional Council in Kogi, on Thursday, narrowly escaped assassination by gunmen.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the alleged assassination attempt occurred at Eti-Aja Eid prayer ground in Ankpa, where the traditional ruler, in company with other Muslims, went to perform the Eid-el-Kabir prayer.

    Narrating his ordeal to news men shortly after his escape, the traditional ruler said that the gunmen numbering about nine, were armed with guns and other […]

  • Traditional Ruler Killed In Wase, Plateau State

    Traditional Ruler Killed In Wase, Plateau State

    It was gathered that one Isiaka Adamu, a traditional leader and Galadima of Saluwe in Wase local government area of Plateau State has been found dead after his assailants shot him and cut off his limbs.

    The deceased, 62, who is also a security guard working at the Wase local government secretariat, was suspected to have been macheted to death by Tarok thugs.

    Plateau State Youth Council (PSYC) chairman for Wase, Yusuf Mohammed Wase said the deceased had gone to his farm […]