Tag: monarchs

Anambra: Suspected cultists behead 1, kill 2 others in monarch’s compound

From Obinna Odogwu, Awka There is palpable fear in Okija community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State following the gruesome murder of two persons by suspected cultists. There…

UPDATED: Restore our constitutional powers, Monarchs tell NASS

By Sanni Onogu, Abuja Traditional rulers in the country on Thursday urged the National Assembly to restore its constitutional powers which were eroded by the 1967 and 1976 Local Government…

Insecurity: Govs Makinde, AbdulRazak, monarchs, security agencies meet in Ibadan

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan   Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and AbdulRahman AbdulRazak of Kwara State, traditional rulers in the border towns between the two neighbouring states and heads…

Insecurity: Nigerian borders too porous, S’West govs, monarchs tell FG

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The governors in the South West of Nigeria and leading traditional rulers in the geopolitical zone rose from a security meeting by the Chief of Staff…

Monarch’s absence stalls arraignment of Adjogbe’s suspected killers

By Elo Edremoda, Warri The absence of His Royal Majesty Oghenekevwe Kumane, Ovie of Evwreni Kingdom, in Ughelli North Local Government of Delta State, yesterday stalled the arraignment of suspected…

Monarch’s sack: Anambra community begins replacement process

By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha People of Abacha community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state have unanimously endorsed the removal of their traditional ruler, Igwe Godwin Mbakwe by…

Ekiti monarchs mourn Olufon’s killing

 Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has commiserated with its counterpart in Ondo on the death of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi. The first traditional…

South West governors and monarchs back FG’s plan to regulate social media

Governors and monarchs of the South-West region have supported the Federal government decision to regulate social media in the country. The governors and monarchs had a meeting in Lagos state…

Monarchs vital to fight against insecurity, says Lawan

From Sanni Onogu, Abuja Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said traditional rulers should be given specific roles in the Constitution for Nigeria to surmount its security challenges. Lawan said this…

Residents protest monarch’s highhandedness

By Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf Some indigenous people of Ajiran community in Eti-Osa council area of Lagos State have protested the alleged highhandedness of their traditional ruler Oba Tijani Akinloye, the…

Arthur Eze/Obiano feud: Anambra doles out 144 Jeeps to monarchs

Obinna Odogwu, Awka Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday, distributed 144 jeeps to some of the traditional rulers of various communities in the state. The vehicles christened Ikenga by…

Igbo monarchs make Arthur Eze life patron

Igbo traditional rulers in diaspora in the 19 northern states, South West, South South, Abuja and overseas have adopted Prince Arthur Eze, chairman of Oranto Petroleum, as the life patron….

Delta monarchs call for prosecution of self-styled kings

Paul Osuyi, Asaba   Royal fathers in Delta State have called on the state government and security agencies to fashion out penalties for persons posing as kings in some communities…

Suspended Anambra monarchs reject Obi of Onitsha as traditional rulers council chairman

Twelve Anambra traditional rulers suspended by Governor Willie Obiano for travelling to  Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari have rejected Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, as chairman of the…

Anambra monarchs in Aso Rock, laud Buhari for 2nd Niger Bridge, others

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja. Traditional rulers from Anambra State on Thursday expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to development of the country in general, and the South…