Supreme Court delivers judgement on Orimolusi seat. Fresh contest to reveal new Ijebu King in 27 years

After many years of legal tussle, the Supreme Court of Nigeria today laid to rest the litigation battle that has enmeshed the crowning of a new King in the ancient town of Ijebu Igbo. The Supreme Court upholds the judgement of the Appeal Court where it ruled that the King makers in consonance with the […]

Local History: Traditional leadership and Chieftaincy in Ota Nigeria

Traditional Chiefs in Ota play a role in maintaining local cultures and traditions in Ota, Nigeria. Many also form the group of Kingmakers who select the traditional ruler, or Oba, of Ota: the Olota of Ota. Chiefly positions are hereditary. When a traditional chief dies, his or her family lineage performs rites and then meets to determine the new chief. […]