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Olukun of Ikun Akoko, Oba Michael Adedoyin Olokunbola Dies At 71.

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The Olukun of Ikun Akoko, Oba Michael Adedoyin Olokunbola JP, in the Akoko South West local government area of ondo state has joined his ancestors at 71.

According to the statement issued and signed by Elder Titus Orimijupa, the president Ikun Akoko Progressive Union announcing the death confirmed the monarch died in Lagos Teaching Hospital after a brief illness.

“On behalf of the entire good people of Ikun-Akoko in Akoko SouthWest Local Government Area of Ondo State the Ikun-Akoko Progressive Union announce with deep sense of loss the glorious home call of the Olukun of Ikun-Akoko His Royal Majesty Pastor Michael Adedoyin Olokunbola, JP who joined his ancestors on 23rd January 2024 in Lagos University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. He was installed the Olukun of Ikun-Akoko on 10th May 2003. He reigned for twenty years and eight months.”

In accordance with the customs and traditions of the people of Ikun-Akoko, which provides that all traditional rites of passage befitting of the holder of the title of Olukun of Ikun-Akoko that has joined his forebearers be concluded within three months of his joining his ancestors before a formal announcement of his passing is made, a formal announcement of his passing was therefore made on Tuesday 23rd April 2024.

According to Orimijupa, all traditional rites of passage expected to have been done for an Olukun of Ikun-Akoko that has joined his ancestors have been done within the three months window allowed before the announcement of the demise of Olukun of Ikun-Akoko, HRM Michael Adedoyin Olokunbola, JP.

He noted that, “HRM Michael Adedoyin Olokunbola will be remembered for his leadership qualities and the numerous developmental projects he facilitated to the community during his reign as the Olukun of Ikun-Akoko.

As the people of Ikun-Akoko mourn the loss of this great leader and a symbol of unity, we passionately request for your prayers for his immediate family, the Odeolukun Ruling House and the entire good people of Ikun-Akoko.

Therefore the family of the late Monarch in conjunction with the Odeolukun Ruling House and the entire Ikun-Akoko community have fixed Saturday 4th May 2024 as the day to celebrate the times and life of the late Monarch.

“The Government of Ondo State and the entire good people of the state and Nigeria are respectfully invited to the celebration of Life.

May his rest in peace.

With a view to avoiding vacuum, the Odeolukun Ruling House, in line with extant traditional requirements has nominated and installed Princess Bolanle Deborah Jacob as the Regent of the stool of Olukun of Ikun-Akoko on Tuesday 23rd April 2024. The Akoko SouthWest Local Government of Ondo State has been formally notified of this development.

Thank you”

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Court Awards N10 Million Damages to Dethroned Emir of Kano, Bayero

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The Federal High Court in Kano has ruled in favor of the deposed Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, awarding him N10 million in damages for the violation of his fundamental rights and freedom of movement.

 

Justice Simon Amobeda declared that Bayero’s arrest without lawful justification was unjustified.

 

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had dethroned Bayero and reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir, leading to Bayero’s legal challenge.

 

The court upheld Bayero’s right to move freely and live in Kano or elsewhere in Nigeria but did not order Sanusi II’s eviction from the palace.

 

Counsel for Bayero, Abdulrazaq Ahmad, hailed the judgment as a vindication, while counsel for the Kano State government and Sanusi II, Ibrahim Isa Wangida, saw it as a victory for their clients, but may appeal the damages award.

 

The court’s decision restrains the state government and security agencies from further breaching Bayero’s rights.

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Sheikh Niasse Denies Asking Sanusi to Step Down as Emir of Kano

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Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Niasse, the global leader of the Tijjaniyya Sect, has refuted claims that he asked Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the 16th Emir of Kano, to relinquish his throne.

 

A letter circulating online had purportedly claimed that Sheikh Niasse urged Sanusi to step down, but the sect’s leader has denounced the letter as fake and forged.

 

In a counter letter written in Arabic and translated into Hausa, Sheikh Niasse’s spokesperson, Sani Auwalu Ahmad Tijjan, who is also the Commissioner of Religious Matters in Kano State, confirmed that the original letter was a fabrication.

 

The spokesperson described Sanusi as a disciple of Sheikh Niasse in Nigeria, known for his humility and sound religious character.

 

The sect has given those responsible for the fake letter 24 hours to come forward and explain its origin and intended recipient, failing which legal action will be taken.

 

This is the second time a fake letter has been attributed to Sheikh Niasse, and the sect is determined to take action to protect their leader’s integrity.

 

Security agents are already involved in the matter, and those found responsible will face the full force of the law.

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HIGH CHIEF GEORGE NDUBISI VISITS OONI OF IFE IN GRAND STYLE

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The Atulunse 1 of Ifegunwa, Ile- Ife, High Chief (Dr) George Ndubisi during the week, paid a courtesy call on the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Arole Oodua Ojaja ll, at his palace in Ile Ife, Osun State.

 

High Chief (Dr) George Ndubisi MD/CEO Blow Money Records, and Chairman Blow Pay Global Services Ltd in company of Chief Austin Kelly Dike, Chairman, Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) southwest zone and Chairman, Association of Igbo Maritime Practitioners in Nigeria (ASIMPIN) Elders Forum, Kabieyesi, Oba Solomon Adedire Adewole as well as other friends, visited the Royal Father and Paramount Ruler to pay homage ahead of the forthcoming Sallah celebration.

The revered Palace radiated with joy as the High Chief made a glamorous entry with his entourage.

 

The visit was significant as it disclosed the level of relationship between the Royal Father and the Atulunse l of Ifegunwa, High Chief George Ndubisi.

High Chief Ndubisi, a philanthropist, Entertainment Czar and astute businessman, is in the compendium of personalities who carved comfortable niche for themselves by dint of hard work. His closeness to the Paramount Ruler of Yoruba Land and his acceptance by the palace is in recognition of his impactful lifestyle and humanitarian programmes and interventions.

 

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