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Crisis Brews in Akure Over Plan to Install Rival Eze Ndigbo

Crisis Brews in Akure Over Plan to Install Rival Eze Ndigbo

A seeming crisis is brewing among the Igbo community in Akure, the Ondo State capital over the plan to install a rival Eze Ndigbo by the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi. Consequently, some concerned Igbo leaders in the state have raised alarm that if care was not taken the unpopular decision would pitch the

Osamawe Replaces Deji As New Chairman Ondo Council of Obas

The Ondo state Government today named the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo as the new Chairman of the state’s Council of Obas. He replaces the Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida who joined his ancestors in 2013. The state Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade made this known in a statement issued after the

Planned Defection: Ondo Traditional Rulers Back Mimiko

The planned defection of Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received a boost following the endorsement of the move by prominent traditional rulers in the state. In response to a reported  invitation from the PDP for the Ondo State governor to join it from its present Labour Party (LP)

Peace Returns to Akure as Communities Sign Agreement

Warring youths of Akure and Isolo in Ondo State have signed a peace pact with the state government. On Tuesday, the youths clashed over the funeral rites of the Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, Afunbiowo 11, who joined his ancestors on Sunday. Akure youths invaded Isolo, ordering residents to shut their markets as part

Police Move Into Ode-Irele Town Over Fracas

Anti riot policemen were drafted to Ode-Irele, headquarters of Irele council of Ondo State at the weekend to maintain law and order after an attempt to install a parallel monarch led to a scuffle among residents. About 30 people were seriously injured while several houses were set ablaze in the crisis. It was learnt that