Tagged: Olubadan

Images from the gun attack on Oyo State SSG On Monday

  Unknown gunmen opened fire at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, during installation of Mogajis and Baales on monday morning . While the ceremony was going on, Four gunmen in a black Toyota Sienna opened fire sporadically around 11:45am, shattering Asaju Balogun Olubadan, the SSG Oloye Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli’s car’s glass windows and other cars parked in front of the palace. . Everyone docked for cover during the shoot, including journalists who were just arriving at the palace. . Further security information made available to us has it that investigations are in top gear to...

Oyo APC faults Olubadan over allowance claim

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has faulted Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, over the claim that the state government has not paid his allowances for the past six months. The Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, recently told our correspondent that the monarch had not been receiving his allowances regularly from the Oyo State Government. But in a statement signed by the party’s Director of Media, Research and Strategy, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the APC also commended the Olubadan for approaching the court over the installation of 21 new kings by...

Olubadan Sues Ajimobi and 23 Others

The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others for crowning 21 kings in Ibadan. The mass coronation happened on August 27. Also joined in the suit are: the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, the eight high chiefs who were elevated to kings as well as the baales who were conferred with kingship status. Besides the monarch’s suit, former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, Abdul Jelil Karimu, among others, have also challenged the legality of the coronation in court. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Ibadan family heads ask Olubadan to begin installation of new Baales, Mogajis

  The controversy that trailed the elevation of 8 High Chiefs and 13 Baales in Ibadan took another dimension at the weekend as a group of Mogajis (Family Heads) under the umbrella of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis asked the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji to put the current impasse behind him and commence the installation of new Mogajis and Baales as he may deem necessary. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, spokesman of Authentic Mogajis, Chief Wale Oladoja (Mogaji Akinsola) said that the decision was taken at a meeting of the group where it reviewed the ‘Current State of things...

Ibadan a new dawn and order for royalty.

For many, the newly restructured ascendancy platform to the Olubadan stool and the coronation of new traditional rulers in Ibadan were received with mixed feelings. But the Oyo State government’s insistence on the new structure has spread the grip of royalty in Ibadan. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Olubadan: Governor Abiola Ajimobi reviews traditional chieftaincy lines.

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has advised ex-Governor Rashidi Ladoja not to dabble in governance, but should face his traditional line. This followed a statement credited to Ladoja last weekend on the proposed review of the chieftaincy declaration of Ibadan land by the government. Ajimobi, who addressed participants at this year’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, at the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, said the review was overdue, adding that Ibadan had expanded. He said: “The population of Ibadan has increased. We believe that such as it has been done in many Yoruba cities and towns, we need...

Dethronement: Monarch petitions Oyo Governor, accuses Olubadan of illegality

The crisis surrounding the removal of Onido of Ido in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state, Chief Tajudeen Adelani Akinola Agura and installation of a Baale (a lesser chief) by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji took a new dimension on Wednesday as the deposed ruler has insisted he remains the authentic Onido of Ido. While condemning the action of the Olubadan, the embattled Onido of Ido in a letter by his lawyer, Mr. Dare Adebayo described the appointment of Baale of Ido as illegal, null and void. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Process of removing Iyaloja of Ibadanland not yet completed —Olubadan

MR Adeola Oloko, the media aide to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, says the reported removal of the Iyaloja of Ibadanland, Chief Labake Lawal, is yet to be formally presented to the traditional ruler. Oloko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, on Monday, that the formal process of removing the Iyaloja was consequently yet to be completed. He said that the monarch had the authority to ratify both the deposed Iyaloja and the new candidate as presented by the traders’ association through the Iyalode of Ibadanland, Alhaja Aminat Abiodun. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email