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Igbo Vs Yoruba: The Tension Over Lagos

The outcome of the February 23 presidential election has sparked tension between Igbos and their Yoruba hosts in Lagos. The result showed that the Igbo voted massively for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the chagrin of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC government in the state which supported its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari. Alleged attacks on Igbo traders and residents in some parts of the state have further heightened ethnic tension in the city, sparking arguments!-->!-->!-->…

Can We Escape This Gathering Storm? By Nnia Nwodo

Forty-eight hours after our elections, we still have no results. There is hardly any voter in Nigeria, who does not know the results of elections in his polling booth. The INEC server is down, yanked off by INEC. Conflicting results dominate the social media. The two major national parties claim contradictory victories. Returning officers in Rivers and Imo claim to be under siege, being executed by a minister and a governor respectively. Igbos in Lagos are being threatened for exercising their civic rights to vote. This…

LAGOS RALLY: Victory Is Yours, Oba Of Lagos Assures Buhari

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of victory in the February 16 Presidential Election. Akiolu gave the assurance when Buhari and his campaign team visited his palace in Lagos Island on Saturday after arriving the state in continuation of the presidential rallies ahead of the Feb. 16 election. The traditional leader, who noted that the body of traditional rulers in the state were happy to receive the team, said that they appreciated Buhari’s efforts as a highly respected person…

Lagos APC Rally: Teslim Balogun Stadium Jam-Packed For Buhari [PHOTOS]

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari are agog for the presidential camping rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State. The Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, is currently jam-packed with supporters of the President Buhari who arrived at the venue of the rally ahead of the President Buhari arrival. THE WHISTLER reported earlier that the President arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, on Saturday morning in the Nigerian Air Force ‘Eagle One’ otherwise known…

Oba Akiolu To Buhari: Grant Lagos Special Status Or Forget 2019

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, has described the 2019 presidential election as the opportunity that Lagosians have to compel the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to satisfy the state’s demands. Speaking on President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid to seek re-election in 2019, Oba Akiolu suggested that unless the president satisfies Lagos State by agreeing to grant it ‘‘special status’’, the people of the state may have to give their votes to a candidate that will. The monarch, who spoke during a town hall meeting at…

The Monkey Business They Call Governance

“Have you gone to visit your brother in Ekiti?” “Who is that? I have many brothers from Ekiti state” The Governor. Osokomole himself, ekun oko oke, the dainty irunmole who eats jollof rice.” “No. I don’t go about visiting Governors.” “I am referring to the fact that he recently escaped death. His G-Wagon suddenly went up in flames and it got completely burnt down.” “What is a G-Wagon to a Fayose who started his public career as a car dealer?” “Don’t be mean. That car is about N20 million. And Femi…

Oba of Lagos In Court, Fights For Throne

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has insisted before an Ikeja High Court, on Tuesday that he remains the rightfully elected monarch of Lagos. This he disclosed at the resumed hearing of a suit challenging his right to the throne as Oba of Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on May 22, 2017 the last adjournment day which was a day to the 14-year anniversary of his coronation on May 23, 2003 as the Oba of Lagos, Akiolu, citing historical sources, had told the court that he is the bona fide monarch of the…

Ooni Of Ife Reacts To Fire Outbreak At Oba Of Lagos Palace

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi has said that the fire outbreak at the palace of the Oba of Lagos on Tuesday has nothing to do with him. Recall that yesterday, an inferno broke out at Oba Rilwan Akiolu palace in the Iga Iduganran area of Lagos Island.The fire which started at about 1:30pm from an air conditioner in an apartment inside the palace, destroyed furniture and other household items.Recall also that the incident happened few days after the Lagos’ monarch snubbed the Ooni after he approached him (Oba Akiolu) to…
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