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Details as Olubadan crowns 34 high chiefs in Ibadan



The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun has presented crowns to 34 Baales (village heads) across Ibadanland.

The crowning, an elevation of the Baales to obaship status with the sobriety of His Royal Highnesses was stagged at Olubadan Palace, Oja’ba, Ibadan.

The ceremony was coordinated and facilitated by the Olubadan in his capacity as His Imperial Majesty of the entire Ibadanland.

The 34 baales elevated as obas are domiciled across six local government areas in Ibadanland, including Akinyele, Ona-Ara, Egbeda, Ido, Lagelu, and Oluyole.

Five new Royal Highnesses will emerge from the Akinyele Local Government Area, including Oba Lasisi Akano (Onijaye of Ijaye); and Oba Ismaila Olasunkanmi Abioye Opeola (Oniroko of Iroko).

Others are Oba Moses Olasunkanmi Akinyosoye (Onikereku of Ikereku), Oba James Oluyemi Odeniran (Alakinyele of Akinyele); and Oba Kareem Adigun- (Onimoniya of Moniya).

From Ona-Ara Local Government Area will emerge six Royal Highnesses namely, Oba Adebowale Kamorudeen Adeyemi, JP- (Oniladuntan of Laduntan); and Oba Mudasiru Musa (Alararo of Araro).

Others are Oba (Engr.) Nureni Yusuf Adegbenro (Alajia of Ajia Moja Opo); Oba Muili Mosaderin (Ololosunde of Olosunde); Oba Yekini Obisesan- (Alakanran of Akanran); and Oba Richard Adesokan Olunloyo (Ololunloyo- of Olunloyo).

From Egbeda Local Government Area are six Royal Highnesses: Oba Suleiman Akinsola Oladepo (Alajia of Ajia Adepoju Olorungbuji); and Oba Victor Sunday Okunola (Elegbeda of Egbeda).

Others include Oba Oyesola Oyerinde- (Elerunmu of Erunmu); Oba Mudasiru Omodele Adebayo (Ololodo of Olodo); and Oba Saliu Oguntayo (Onisade of Isade)

Seven baales in the Ido Local Government Area will be elevated as Royal Highnesses, including Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola- (Onido of Ido); and Oba Olabamiji Ahmed Thomas- (Alakufo of Akufo).

Also from the local government area are Oba Raphael Adebayo- (Olomi of Omi-Adio); Oba Dauda Omotosho- (Alawotan of Awotan); and Oba (Alhaji) Wahab Olabamiji Okedina- (Oloke of Okelade-Okin).

The remaining two Royal Highnesses from the local government area include Oba Raimi Bolarinwa Idowu- (Alapete of Apete); Oba Dauda Salami- (Onisiba of Siba).

From Lagelu Local Government Area are eight Royal Highnesses: Oba Arigbabuwo Muniru Adekunle- (Onilalupon of Lalupon); and Oba Najimudeen Olalekan Bello- (Onilagun of Lagun).

Others are Oba Adeboye Salako- (Olofa of Ofa-Igbo); Oba Sabitu Oyetunde- (Onile- Igbon of Ile-Igbon); Oba Adesina Basiru- (Elejioku of Ejioku); and Oba Samuel Abiodun Folarin- (Olorunda of Olorunda-Abaa).

Other Royal Highnesses from the local government area are Oba Ojo Victor Olajide Oyedepo Olabamiji- (Ologburo of Ogburo); and Oba Tairu Ademola Akande, JP- (Olodooba of Odo-Oba).

Similarly, three baales domiciled in Oluyole Local Government Area will be elevated and crowned as Royal Highnesses by the Olubadan of Ibadanland.

They include Oba Muritala Salami Olumini- (Onidiayunre of Idi-Ayunre); Oba Yekini Olatunde- (Onilatunde of Latunde); and Oba Tiamiyu Olubiyi Oladipupo- (Alaba of Abanla).

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JUST IN: POLICE declares Prime Suspect to MOHBAD’S death, PRIMEBOY wanted



LAGOS State Police Command on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 declared one of the prime suspects to the untimely death of IleriOluwa Oladimeji Aloba aka Mohbad who is identified as Owoduni Ibrahim aka Primeboy wanted.

According to the Press Release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin available to SOJ WORLDWIDE, he said Primeboy refused to honour several invitations sent to him.

A reward of One Million Naira will be given to anyone with useful information leading to his arrest, said the Police

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#SaferKwara: Governor AbdulRazaq Meets Army Chief



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq receives Commander 22 Armoured Brigade Ilorin Brigade General Adebayo Abdulrahman Babalola at Government House, Ilorin.

During the visit, the Governor explored strategies for strengthening security in the state with the Army chief.

Military personnel have made several efforts to dislodge security threats from the state.

The Army chief reiterated that the operations will be sustained to keep the state safer for peaceful and law-abiding residents.

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Football is coming home! UK & Republic of Ireland set to host Euro 2028 as Turkey withdraw bid



The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland look set to host Euro 2028 after the Turkish FA withdrew its bid to host the tournament.

The Turkish FA has officially withdrawn its bid to host Euro 2028 in order to focus on its plan to co-host the tournament with Italy in 2032. UEFA has now approved the joint proposal, which was first announced in July.

Turkey’s withdrawal from the 2028 bidding process means that the UK and Republic of Ireland’s bid will now run unopposed. Wembley Stadium hosted the semi-finals and final of the delayed 2020 European Championship, but the UK has not hosted an entire major tournament since 1996.

Both bids will require official approval at a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on Tuesday. An official statement from UEFA read: “The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision.”

If approved, then Euro 2028 will be hosted in the UK and Ireland. Among the ten proposed stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Hampden Park and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as well as the currently unbuilt Bramley Moore Dock stadium in Liverpool and Casement Park in Belfast

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