It is not in doubt that Ihitte Okwe autonomous community in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, is a completely rural settlement. It is also clear that the name of the community does not ring a bell. To say that the community is largely peaceful and a good chunk of the population are peasant farmers, is also a truism.Read More
THE wife of Abia State Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu has urged Abia women to actively participate in politics and contest for elective positions to enable them to be involved in decision-making in the state.Read More
Elder Jossy Okenwa, a 62- year-old automobile electrician, with a wife and six children is now paralysed on his two legs, confined to a wheelchair and thrown out of hospital becau
Elder Jossy Okenwa, a 62- year-old automobile electrician, with a wife and six children is now paralysed on his two legs, confined to a wheelchair and thrown out of hospital because of his inability to continue with medical bills. se of his inability to continue with medical bills.
POLAKU – RESIDENTS of Polaku community, a confluence settlement between Taylor Creek and River Nun in Gbarain clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have expressed alarm that they could no longer sleep happily at night, while their homes were coming apart due to continuous gas flaring at the nearby Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC Integrated Gbarian/Ubie Gas gathering facility.Read More
The Edo State Government has said that work has intensified at designated resettlement camps across the state to receive residents, who are displaced by flooding.Read More
It was wailing, sobbing and gnashing of teeth by victims and sympathizers at Mbanugo Street Onitsha, as goods, house hold properties and documents worth over N40 million naira were destroyed by fire at No. 18/27 Mbanugo Street, near The Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Onitsha, Anambra state.Read More
Heavy downpour that lasted for hours over the weekend has rendered hundreds of displaced and their houses numbering about 184 destroyed in eight communities of Kurfi local government area Katsina State.Read More
EVERY four hours, no fewer than two lives are lost on Nigerian roads. And every year, about 20,000 of the 11.654 million vehicles in the country are involved in accidents, Sunday Vanguard’s investigations and analysis of data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have shown.Read More
Some communities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State have been cut off following
early morning three-hour downpour which had rendered the road leading to the area impassable.
FORMER Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja who is the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland said, yesterday, that the new Ibadan kings installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi stoked the crisis in Ibadan traditional council by their romance with the governor.Read More
Mr Babatunde Hunpe, Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Environment, has assured Lagosians that the state government is making efforts to ensure that refuse disappear in Lagos streets.Read More
IBADAN—A veil appears to have been cast on the peace moves by some Ibadan indigenes to end the royal crisis between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji and his estranged new kings as the latter accused a former governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja of throwing a cog in the wheel of the reconciliatory process.
The monarch and his members of Olubadan-in-Council have been embroiled in crisis over the review of Olubadan chieftaincy declaration and eventual elevation of 21 kings to a crown wearing status.
The new kings, who paid due respect to the Olubadan of Ibadan, said the recent comments credited to Ladoja where he gave what they described as “fallacious and mischievous” on the release of the Olubadan monthly stipend by the Local Government Traditional Councils in Ibadanland.
Contrary to the alleged claims by Ladoja, the kings argued that it was not Ladoja, who facilitated the peace move to the palace of the Olubadan but they were formally invited by the Olubadan of Ibadan.
In a statement by Oba Lekan Balogun, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, Oba Tajudeen Ajibola, Oba Eddy Oyewole, Oba Lateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe and Oba Amidu Ajibade, the monarchs said: “What motivated the release of the suspended stipend was the letter from the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matter ref: CB.211/2T1/237 dated 6th August 2018 which is self-explanatory. The Ministry’s letter was in response to Olubadan’s letter captioned: ‘suspension of payment of Monthly stipends/Allowance of Members of Traditional Councils in Ibadanland by Olubadan of Ibadan’ dated 16th July 2018.
“The Ministry then enjoined us to release the outstanding monthly allowances of the imperial majesty, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan in the interest of peace”.
“Ladoja, as a former Governor of Oyo State, is conversant with the Chiefs Laws of Oyo State and so cannot claim ignorance of the Chiefs Law Cap 28, Section 28(i), Volume 1 which states: ‘that the Governor may from time to time after consultation with the Council of Obas and Chiefs of the State by order specify the chieftaincies the holders for the time being of which are entitled to wear beaded crowns’ and which law ultimately perfected the elevation of 48 Obas in Oyo State including the Ibadan High Chiefs to crown and coronet wearing Obas by Oyo State Governor on the 22nd March 2018.
“Ladoja should approach the court of law to challenge the Governor on the above law if he feels offended. Oh! He is helpless about it.
“Ladoja should stop insulting us, we are not his stooges. When we go to any Olubadan-In-Council meeting in future we will go as Obas-in-Council (as His Royal majesties) under the chairmanship of kabiyesi, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, who is his Imperial majesty. We are not calling ourselves what we are not please.” “At best, he seems jealous of our elevation forgetting that the moment we were elevated as His Royal Majesties, that was the moment that our referred Kabiyesi, the Olubadan of Ibadanland became elevated from His Royal majesty to His Imperial Majesty in Ibadanland. The High Chiefs in Ibadanland have become Obas under the Imperial Majesty of kabiyesi, the Olubadan of Ibadanland while we are still members of Olubadan-in-Council unadulterated.”
THE people of oil rich Alabini in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have called on Governor Dickson Seriake to give developmental attention to the area, just as they decried the neglect of the area despite its huge contribution to the resources of the country and state.Read More
RESIDENTS of Aba the commercial nerve city of Abia state have called on the state government to provide more refuse buckets in the city to curtail indiscriminate refuse dumping in order to reduce street flooding after rains.Read More
Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RETAN, in Ekiti State, was yesterday, enmeshed in violence that left 11 members with machete cuts on their heads and other parts of their bodies.Read More