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Makinde endorses Olakuleyin as 43rd Olubadan

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has declared that he has accepted the recommendation by the Olubadan-in-Council recommending Oba Olayiwola Olakuleyin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland. This was as the governor declared that arrangements to officially enthrone Oba Olakuleyin as the next Olubadan would be set in motion as soon as there are signs […]

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Kingmakers nominate Olakulehin as 43rd Olubadan

The Olubadan-in-Council has on Friday, nominated the Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland. Oba Olakulehin’s nomination by the council will succeed Oba Lekan Balogun who died at University College Hospital (UCH) at the age of 81, after his nomination have been approved by the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde. […]

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Not how long, but how well; Obj says of late Olubadan’s reign.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday paid glowing tributes to the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II, noting that his reign, though short but was impactful. Oba Balogun, who received Staff of Office as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland on 11th March, 2022 joined his ancestors on 14th March, […]

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Bodija Explosion: Lesson on neighbourhood watch- Olubadan.

The unfortunate explosion that occurred in Bodija Housing Estate, Ibadan about two weeks ago has been described as a wake-up call to the generality of the people on personal vigilance as well as call for more surveillance on the part of security agencies.  This was the remark of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan […]

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Olubadan condemns killings, kidnappings……promises support for NDLEA on fight against drug abuse. 

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II on Tuesday expressed worries over incessant killings and kidnappings across the country, asking the security agencies to up their games.  Oba Balogun made this remark in a press statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by his Personal Assistant (Media) Oladele Ogunsola while reacting […]

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Hon. Alabi, Ibadan pride in NASS- Balogun

……as lawmaker gifts Olubadan power generating set. The lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Akin Alabi has been described as an Ibadan pride in the green chamber by the immediate past Senator of Oyo South Senatorial District, Dr. Sen. Kola Balogun. Dr. Balogun, the Baba-Kekere Olubadan spoke on behalf […]

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Olubadan hosts 2Div. GOC…..urges collaboration among security agencies to tackle land grabbing menace

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II on Tuesday called on the 2Div., Nigerian Army to collaborate with other security agencies in the state to ensure that the peace being enjoyed in the state remains enduring and unruptured.  Oba Balogun made this call while playing host to the General Officer Commanding […]

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Olubadan harps on constitutional role traditional rulers….Yoruba Obas converge on Ibadan. 

Ahead of the Yoruba Obas Forum conference holding on Monday (tomorrow), the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II has called on the forum to make a strong demand for a constitutional role for the traditional rulers in the country at the conference.  Oba Balogun made the call at the ancient […]

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Court recess kingmakers’ fresh suit against Makinde till Dec. 14

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters were joined in the suit as co- defendants. The claimants in the suit No. HOY/41/2023 are: High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, (Basorun of Oyo), High Chief Wakeel Oyedepo, (Lagunna), High Chief Amuda […]

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Ladoja attends Olubadan Advisory Council Meeting…..says I’m invited.

In a dramatic turn and against the hostile posture exhibited to the Otun Olubadan and the former governor of Oyo State, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja at the last meeting of the Olubadan Advisory Council which he attended, it was he, who led the other members of the Council to the Alarere residence of the Olubadan […]

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Olubadan replaces aide on Chieftaincy Matters……signs on Baale Afijagba.

To strengthen his reign and give better performance on Chieftaincy Matters, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II on Monday relieved his Personal Assistant on Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu of his duty and in his place appointed his kinsman, Alhaji Lateef Muibi Balogun, Baale Afijagba. In a letter announcing the […]

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Ibadan has only one Hausa community head- Olubadan.

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II has disclosed that only the Sarkin Hausawa of Ibadanland has the recognition of his authority as the head of the Hausa community in the entire ancient metropolis.  Oba Balogun, who traced the relationship between Ibadan and Hausa community to several decades ago disclosed that […]

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Court sacks Ghandi as Soun, orders fresh selection process

The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso, Wednesday, upturned the appointment of the new Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye. The Oyo State Government announced Pastor Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun and made him king on 8th September 2023. Before this time, one of the contestants, Kabir Laoye had sued Ghandi Olaoye, noting […]

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Olubadan lauds NCS on commitment to peaceful relationship with community.

The resolve of the new management of the Oyo/Osun Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service to maintain good and peaceful relationship with the people of the two states in the Area Command was on Tuesday commended by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II, who charged the new head of […]

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Olubadan harps on welfare of Correctional Centre inmates. 

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II on Monday called for proper welfare of the inmates of the Correctional Center to truly reflect the new name recently adopted by the para-military agency hitherto called Nigeria Prison Service.  Oba Balogun made this call while playing host to the new Deputy Controller of […]

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Olubadan pleads with Labour……asks govt. to cushion effect of policies on Nigerians. 

Against the backdrop of the insistence of the organized labour under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on nationwide strike next week, Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II has pleaded with them to shelve the planned strike and explore ways of […]

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Dr. Anozie’s death: Olubadan expresses shock, disbelief.

The sudden death of the head of Igbo community, Eze’ndigbo in Ibadan and Oyo State, Dr. Alex Anozie came as a rude shock and disbelief to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II who said the exit of the renown optician was a personal loss.  Oba Balogun, in a condolence […]

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“Blackma@lers and bull!es are the ones chasing clout and feigning support in public” — Olakunle Churchill 

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, seemingly taken a subtle dig at someone while sharing a thought-provoking post in response to the death of the popular singer, Mohbad. Churchill had taken to his social media to express his agreement with a post by socialite Pretty Mike, where he stated that some of those seeking justice for Mohbad are […]

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Self Determination: United Yoruba nation remains our topmost agenda-Group

… advocates peace, unity in Yorubaland A socio-cultural Yoruba group under the aegis of ‘Idande Omo O’dua, threw its weight behind a united Yoruba nation, saying there was no going back on the agenda. The group, during the celebration of 2023 Yoruba National Day in commemoration of its ancestral history regarding the famous ‘Kiriji war […]

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Olubadan demands for quality representation from Alabi.

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR, Alli Okunmade II has charged a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Akin Alabi from Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency to give the constituency and Oyo State at large quality representation in the National Assembly. Though, a second term Federal Lawmaker, Oba Balogun posited that his performance and […]

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