Fawehinmi reffered to me as Aare Ona Kakanfo –Gani Adams

The new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, spoke with OLALEKAN OSIADE and ADEWALE AJAYI on his recent appointment as the Generalissimo by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. Excerpts…       What informed your decision to accept the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland despite the impression that the holders of the office die in questionable circumstances, at least making reference to the last two occupiers; Chief Ladoke Akintola and Chief Moshood Abiola? Since I received the letter confirming me as the Generalissimo from…

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Aare Ona Kakanfo title does not belong to gentlemen –Prof. Adesina

Professor Olutayo Adesina, a Professor of History at the University of Ibadan spoke with SOLA ADEYEMO on the myths surrounding the Are Ona Kakanfo chieftaincy title. Excerpts…   Why must Alaafin be the one to appoint Are Ona Kakanfo since the title is for Yorubaland? The Alaafin of Oyo by all rights is the only person entitled to appoint and install anybody as Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The title is actually an Oyo title. If he says he is appointing Kakanfo for Yorubaland, his right in the sense that…

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Tagbo: We’ve not declared Davido free of guilt yet –Police

      •You didn’t learn anything, fans tell music star as Tagbo is buried     Contrary to claims by music star, Davido, that he has been cleared of any complicity in the unfortunate death of Tagbo Umeike, the Lagos State Police Command yesterday countered the claim, insisting that the singer is not free yet as the matter is being investigated. The claim by Davido was captured in messages posted via one of his social media handles on Thursday to offer thanks to everyone who prayed for him while saying he…

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Obaseki didn’t use school compound for rally, says APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday described as a falsehood the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Governor Godwin Obaseki, used a public school as venue for the recent tour of some wards in the state. The state’s Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, who stated this in a statement he issued in Benin City, said: “Our attention has been drawn to the lie by the fragmented PDP in Edo State by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, who accused Governor Godwin Obaseki,…

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Alleged graft: Absence of prosecution counsel stalls Ngwuta’s trial

The ongoing trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja was yesterday stalled due to the inability of the Federal Government to produce its witness in court. Ngwuta is being prosecuted by the FG on a 14-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and unlawful possession of two valid diplomatic passports among others. The alleged possession of two valid passports is said to be contrary to Section 10(1a) and (d) of the Immigration Act 2015 and punishable under Section 10(1) of…

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Amosun: I have no twins out of wedlock

  …vows to jail peddlers of rumoured EFCC raid     Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday debunked claims that he married a new wife and had twins out of wedlock. Amosun, who reacted to a series of allegations against him and his administration, also vowed to fish out the peddlers of recent alleged raid of his Lagos residence by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He spoke at the Town Hall Meeting on Year 2018 Budget organised by the state Ministry of Budget and…

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Nobody can claim monopoly of graft war, says Magu

Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday called on Nigerians from all walks of life to join in bringing the ship of corruption in Nigeria to a halt. Speaking at the commission’s office in Lagos, during the inauguration of the EFCC-backed-Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) yesterday, Magu said: “Corruption is something you cannot fight alone, so one of the strategies is to mobilise everybody in every facet of life. “The more we are involved in the fight against corruption the better for us because…

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