General news

Murder of top Ondo monarch against Yoruba tradition, custom – Ekiti Obas

Published

on

By Ariwodola Idowu

The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, on Saturday lamented the killing of a first-class Oba in Ondo State by unidentified gunmen, describing it as worrisome and against the Yoruba tradition and custom.

The council, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado Ekiti by its Chairman and the Alaawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, described the manner of the death of the Oba as most unfortunate and regrettable.

According to the council, the sudden death of the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Adegoke Adeusi, on Nov. 26, 2020, is shocking and calls for concern.

Oba Alabi said that it was embarrassing and painful that the Olufon was killed by unknown gunmen while on his way to his domain after an official engagement. He prayed that God will grant his soul eternal rest.

The Chairman of the Council said the ugly development and the rude manner of the death of Oba Adeusi had further buttressed the point that the issue of insecurity in the country should be handled with the utmost seriousness it deserved.

He called on the Federal and state governments to further increase adequate air and land surveillance to be able to identify the hideouts of the criminals for appropriate action.

He also called on all Nigerians to be security conscious and be ready to support government in the onerous task of ensuring security in the different communities.

He commiserated with Ondo State Council of Traditional rulers, the Government and people of the state on the killing of the first-class traditional ruler.

The Chairman also consoled with members of the immediate family of the late Oba Olufon, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.

He said that this is the time for Amotekun to commence its operations across the South West geopolitical zone as a panacea for insecurity in the zone, especially during the yuletide season. (NAN)

Emmanuel Afonne

Emmanuel Afonne: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to launch Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) Sonangol celebrates 45 years in the service of Angola (By Charné Hundermark) Africa Oil & Power officially opens workshops in Mozambique and celebrates International Women’s Day Call for an independent investigation into the death of Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market Place Whenever you’re ready to travel again, Jumeirah is here to help plan the perfect vacation with an exclusive global offer. Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 7, 2021) Global COVID-19 experts see inequitable vaccine distribution and reluctance to be key challenges for Africa in 2021 Q&A with Paula Lanco – President of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 7, 2021) U-19 men’s volleyball championship: Cameroon beats Gambia 3-0 Ebola: 2,167 people vaccinated in Guinea, DRC – WHO Meghan accuses British royal family of racism Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Qhubeka ASSOS team offers fantastic team performances at Strade Bianche Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET AFCON U20: Ghana beat Uganda to win fourth title NPFL: Kano Pillars chairman optimistic about Rangers win Tanzania tries to bring back contraband chameleons seized in Austria Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UN African Football – Election of the African Football Confederation (CAF): Ceremony of African Unity Media advisory – African football – Election of the African Football Confederation (CAF): Ceremony of African Unity Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Djibouti Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Oyeleke becomes national archery tournament champion Cameroonians beat Nigeria to avenge their boys’ defeat AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SG Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Uganda: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (March 4, 2021) “The Experimenting Public Relations Book is our contribution to the body of knowledge in Public Relations,” says Olorundero.