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Deji of Akureland: Another Oba fighting chieftaincy battles

WHY is the traditional ruler of Akure, the Deji, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, fighting many battles at the same time? This is the question that is begging for answers across the state. Many are of the view that the Oba may be biting more than he can chew while others believed that recalcitrant subjects needed to be whip to line in the interest of peace in the community. Oba Aladelusi according to some traditional chiefs needed to stamp his authority to avoid being seen as a toothless bulldog who can only bark but can’t bite.

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After bloody attack by herdsmen: Imo community seeks divine intervention

DAYS after a clash with some marauding Fulani herdsmen, the people of Akokwa community in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State are still haunted by the memory of the many lives lost in that bloody encounter. But in what would appear as a surprising departure from the trend, they have instead of seeking for revenge against the perpetrators of the dastardly act, opted to make peace with God for the role they played individually and collectively in the tragic incident.

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Crisis rocks Igbo’s oldest monarchy

A MAJOR crisis has erupted in the ancient Nri Kingdom in Anambra State, regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Igbo and the custodian of the Igbo culture and tradition, with the traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Obidiegwu Onyesoh, announcing the sacking of the 12-member royal cabinet, following what had been described as irreconcilable differences between them.

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Agony of oil producing community

UMUAHIA — ABIA State is one of Nigeria’s oil producing states. It attained this status by virtue of oil wells in Owaza community of Ukwa West Council, a rural boundary community between Abia and Rivers states. According to elderly indigenes of the community, oil exploration started in the area in 1958 and soon after, oil was found in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State. Shell Petroleum Development Company has been the sole oil firm operating in the area with scores of servicing firms until last year when Total, among others, came in to commence operations there.

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