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    ‘It’s shocking how brothers kill brothers’ — Buhari speaks on Tiv/Jukun crisis

‘It’s shocking how brothers kill brothers’ — Buhari speaks on Tiv/Jukun crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is shocking how hate and bigotry inhabits the human soul resulting in brothers killing brothers.Buhari was speaking on the Tiv/Jukun crisis, and he asked the governments and people of Benue and Taraba to exercise restraint following the killing of David Tanko, a Catholic priest, in Kpankufu Village,Wukari, Taraba.The president made the call in a statement [...]

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    Mike Okonkwo: Traditional rulers, governors should be held accountable for kidnappings

Mike Okonkwo: Traditional rulers, governors should be held accountable for kidnappings

Mike Okonkwo, presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), says traditional rulers and governors should be held responsible for kidnappings.Okonkwo, who spoke to journalists in Abuja after a sermon at summit, said the traditional rulers know their geographical space better and should be able to fish out the perpetrators.He argued that any traditional ruler whose territory records incessant cases [...]

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    Oluwo asks Yoruba monarchs to renounce membership of secret societies

Oluwo asks Yoruba monarchs to renounce membership of secret societies

Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo land, has called on traditional rulers in the south-west to renounce their "membership of secret societies".In a statement by Ibraheem Alli, his press secretary, the monarch asked the traditional rulers to live up to defend their status as "divinely appointed rulers"He said they ought not to enslave themselves in secret societies, charging them to fight against [...]

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    Iwo monarch to FG: Give traditional rulers security votes if you want to end insecurity

Iwo monarch to FG: Give traditional rulers security votes if you want to end insecurity

Adbulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, has called on the federal government to make provision for security votes for the traditional institution to help fight insecurity in the country. Akanbi, who spoke to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday, said the traditional rulers are closer to the grassroots and are privy to the intelligence needed to curb crimes in [...]

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    Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has banned traditional rulers in the state from speaking in English at official functions and while conducting affairs at their palaces.Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staffs of office to 19 newly recognised traditional rulers in the state in Owerri on Tuesday.He directed that every monarch must only speak in Igbo [...]

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    Beat your wives and lose your title, Sanusi warns Kano traditional leaders

Beat your wives and lose your title, Sanusi warns Kano traditional leaders

Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, has warned all Islamic title holders in Kano to desist from beating their wives if they want to retain their title.According to Daily Trust, Sanusi said this at the recent mass wedding of 1,520 couples.He reportedly called on all imams, district heads, village heads and ward heads to pay heed to the warning.“You should all [...]

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    Breaking away from Nigeria will be difficult, Buhari tells Igbo monarchs

Breaking away from Nigeria will be difficult, Buhari tells Igbo monarchs

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the essence of Nigeria's unity, urging those contemplating its breakup to have a rethink.Speaking at a meeting with the council of south-east traditional rulers at the state house on Thursday, Buhari said the question of having another country out of Nigeria was misplaced.“The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be [...]

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