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15-year-old boy made king in Ondo. {Photo}


The Ondo State Executive Council on Monday, approved the appointment of 15-year-old Prince Oloyede Adeyeoba as the Arujale of Okeluse in Ose local government area of the state.

The 15-year-old Senior Secondary School student is the only surviving son of the late king.


The appointment was among the three ratified by the Executive Council presided over by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday, 23rd March, 2020.

The council also approved the appointment of Prince Ebenezer Adewunmi Ogunmolasuyi as the Olupenmen of Upenmen in Owo local government Area of Ondo State.


The 47-year-old Mass Communication and Journalism graduate from the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ and an Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR is from the Ayiwoye Akinola ruling house.

The Olupenmen stool became vacant in August 2017 after the demise of Oba (Rtd Col.) Samuel Ademulegun. The third Prince whose selection was ratified is Prince Olorunsola Akinyelure as Odogbo of Ode Omi in Irele council area.

Briefing government house correspondents after the meeting, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lola Fagbemi, flanked by his Information counterpart, Donald Ojogo, said Ogunmolasuyi’s appointment followed an election conducted by kingmakers in the community.

Fagbemi said the ratification was arrived at after hours of deliberations by the Council. The election was supervised by Mr Segun Omojuwa, the Director of Local Government Administration in Owo local government.


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Oluwo: My Suspension Was Audio



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I can’t be suspended as ruler of Iwo land – Oluwo tackles


Traditional ruler of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has said that nobody can suspend him from being the monarch of the town.

He spoke in response of a punishment slammed on him on Friday by Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers over his assault on another monarch.


In a post on Instagram, Oluwo attached a video, showing him partying and dancing to a song that states that he was not pained by “abuses”.

He said, “I was never suspended as Oluwo of Iwoland. The Osun State Traditional Council has only recommended my suspension from the council meetings and activities for six months on the guise that my conduct (being too flashy, stylish, human rights defender and swagging); and that (the suspension) is even subject to governor’s approval. This clarification is important for the public notice!”


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Oluwo gets 6 month suspension after assaulting Agbowu


The Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers on Friday suspended the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi for allegedly beating up a fellow oba.

He was suspended for six months.

A committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun, was also constituted by the council to further investigate the matter involving Oluwo and Obas in Iwo land.


The royal fathers at their emergency meeting held at Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere,Osun State agreed to suspend the monarch for six months.

The meeting was presided over by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.


Pandemonium had broken out recently at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 11, Osogbo, Osun State, when Ob Akanbi allegedly beat up another monarch, Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo.

The incident occurred during peace meeting to resolve a land tussle among royal fathers within the Iwo axis, where the AIG Bashir Makama had summoned the royal fathers.


It was gathered that during the meeting where other monarchs, top police, and government officers were present, that Oba Akanbi allegedly rose up from his seat and descended on Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa town, inflicting injury on him.

But Oba Akanbi denied the allegation that he assaulted Oba Akinropo, during a peace meeting in the state.


He said the allegation was a desperate gang up against him.

The monarch, who denied the trending report of physically assaulting Oba Akinropo, said what happened was a ‘mere altercation and not physical combat.’


Oba Akanbi said what transpired between him and the Ogbaagba monarch was a fallout of a courageous move on his part to put a stop to economic oppression against the downtrodden by kings in his domain.

“I did not punch Agbowu of Ogbaagba, although there was altercation that almost resulted to exchange of blows, but that didn’t happen at all.

“I brought him and other Obas to the police to talk to them on the need to stop selling land that did not belong to them. I am fighting corruption in a traditional way. They are selling a hectares of land at the rate of N60,000, which I’m kicking against.

“I did not touch Agbowu of Ogbaagba, although he was aggressive and we almost had altercation but I did not punch him,” the Iwo monarch said.


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Oluwo of Iwo reacts to assaulting Agbowu, says he is fighting corruption


Oluwo of Iwo responds to assault allegations, “I am fighting corruption”
Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi in response to his alleged assault on a monarch said he is fighting corruption the traditional way.

He said this while reacting to reports of his encounter with Dhikrulahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagba, during a peace meeting in the state.


He had reportedly assaulted his fellow monarch at a peace meeting put together by an assistant inspector-general of police.

But at a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday, he described the allegation as a desperate gang up against him.


The monarch said what happened between him and Akinropo was a “mere altercation and not physical combat”.

“I did not punch Agbowu of Ogbaagba, although there was an altercation that almost resulted to exchange of blows, but that didn’t happen at all.


“I brought him and other Obas to the police to talk to them on the need to stop selling land that did not belong to them.

“I am fighting corruption in a traditional way. They are selling a hectares of land at the rate of N60,000, which I’m kicking against.


“I did not touch Agbowu of Ogbaagba, although he was aggressive and we almost had altercation but I did not punch him.”

The Iwo monarch added that he is a peace-loving person.

“If I am that boxing king you people are calling me, I should have done that in Iwo and not in Osogbo,” he said.

“I personally initiated the peace meeting in which I involved the AIG when those kings refused to desist from land grabbing despite my several warnings and advice.”


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