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Royal Rumble : Olubadan of Ibadan, chiefs fight dirty over masquerade festival

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji and members of the Olubadan -In- Council, turned obas have disagreed on the order of the Olubadan barring the masquerades from dancing in any of the High Chiefs residence in this years Egungun festival.

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The Olubadan, in a statement suspended the visit of egungun to any of the High Chiefs, citing security reasons for his action.

But, in a counter move, the concerned high chiefs-turned beaded kings had kicked against the Olubadan instruction, describing it as arbitrary use of power and an attempt to fight tradition.

In a statement signed by the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, on behalf of others after their meeting on Monday, the kings insisted that they would resist the order and host masqueraders in their various homes. They also described security reason given by the monarch as phantom.

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The statement said, “Our attention has been drawn to the directive by our referred father, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adetunji, that the usual annual masquerade dance in our residences would not hold this year due to a phantom security threat, a directive we reject in its entirety.

“As far as we are concerned, the directive was arbitrary use of power and authority, we won’t take it. Our father (Olubadan) wants to distort and destroy the tradition and wants to use us to fight tradition, but, we won’t succumb to his antics. The same Olubadan solicited for the hosting of the Egungun authority from the late Oba Odugade Odulana when he was about five steps away from his present position and his request was granted.

“We therefore tend to ask him that of what benefits would his outrageous order be to him? Except for extraneous reason as we just pointed out, how can one explain that security would be threatened only when the masqueraders come to dance in our residences and not when they went to his palace?

“As the members of Olubadan-in-Council, we were not part of the decision and we won’t take it and the Egungun authority will not likely take it. It was our resolve that the Olubadan is trying to use everything to fight the government, because the government has among its responsibilities the protection of the people’s tradition, but, we will not allow ourselves to be used to either fight the government or the tradition.”

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Fubara, don’t bite the hand that fed you, it’s very dangerous -prophet Ikuru

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By Collins Nkwocha

The prophetic hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry has called on the governor of Rivers state Siminalayi Fubara to discard the Idea of probing Wike’s administration and ultimately make peace with his political father,Wike.

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Speaking in Lagos today, the prophet insisted that the Idea of probing Wike’s administration is an affront Which sounded like a bad joke, delivered in the middle of a funeral sermon “you don’t have to disrespect Wike to the extent that you want to probe him, it’s an insult,you were nobody in Rivers state, Wike picked you and made you prominent and relevant in Rivers state, remember you were the account general under Wike’s administration,be wise, don’t bite the hand that fed you”.

He pointed out that it will be a wise decision if they can sort out their differences so that peace can return to Rivers state”I want to appeal to Wike and Fubara, Father and son, please kindly sort out your differences, Rivers state is suffering,the people living in Rivers state are apprehensive because of the both of you,I call and pray for peace “.

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There’s a curse working against Rivers state government House – Prophet Ikuru

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The prophetic hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry has hinted that there’s a curse that is lingering in the Rivers state government House which makes people recalcitrant and obstinate.

 

Speaking today in Ikeja, the prophet insisted that until the curse is broken there won’t be peace in River State ” who will ever imagine that Fubara would stand up to Wike the way he has done, it’s like a movie to a lot of people, there’s a curse working against Rivers state government House,Peter Odili had serious fight with Rotimi Amaechi, Rotimi Amaechi and Wike had serious war that claimed lives,now it’s Wike against his very loyal political son, Fubara; these things are not ordinary,curse is at work, you can imagine Fubara making plans to probe Wike’s administration instead of looking for a way to reconcile with his political father, something is responsible for this vindictive attitude “.

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He reiterated that the curse must be broken so that people can return to Rivers state ” as the prophet of the nation,I bound every blood sucking demon that has patterned  the River State government House in such a way that the predecessor and the successor must be in conflict so that blood can be shed, in the name of Jesus Christ,let peace return to Rivers state so that the people of the state can have joy once again”.

 

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Cheif of Naval Staff has been stupendous,Okwu is a jobless rascal,not a member of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo -Amb.Okoro

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By Collins Nkwocha

The DG of Importers Association of Nigeria Taskforce , IMAN,Amb.Chijioke Okoro John has slammed one Okwu Nnabuike who claims to be the president of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Youths, calling for the removal of the Chief of Naval staff as a rascal who does not have a means of livelihood,who specialises in making unverifiable allegations in order to magnetise financial gain.

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Speaking yesterday in Abuja ,Amb.Okoro said “I’m the DG of IMAN taskforce and I have over three thousand members actively working in the field , adulterated and oil bunkering was very high before the appointment of the current Chief of Naval Staff,I can tell Nigerians with every certainty that he has worked assiduously to curtail the act in the Niger Delta region,the president,Bola Ahmed Tinubu should ignore him because he is not speaking for the Ohaneze Ndigbo”.

He maintained that there’s no name like Okwu Nnabuike as far the Ohaneze Ndigbo is concern “I challenge Okwu to call for a meeting of Igbo Youths,if he’s truly representing the Ohaneze Ndigbo,he only hides under the banner to level unverifiable allegations with the quest of being settled, financially, the president should know that he has a very reliable and competent Chief of Naval staff”.

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