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Crisis brews in Ekiti over regency tussle

Daily Independent (Sunday, August 31, 2014):  By Yaqoub Popoola Correspondent, Ado-Ekiti

Strong indications emerged Saturday in Ekiti State of an impending crisis in Ikere-Ekiti over who should be crowned as the regent of the town, following the demise of Ogoga, Oba Adegoke Adegboye.

The erstwhile monarch died on August 22 after a brief illness at the age of 85. Two children of the late Ogoga were reported to have been at loggerheads over the regency, while has allegedly polarised the royal house.

A prominent indigene of the town, who craved anonymity told to journalists that one of the princesses, Ayooye Adegboye, was the preferred candidate of the princes and had been selected as possible occupant of the exalted seat, after due consultations with the six kingmakers in the town.   More....

Ikere Ekiti: One town, two regents

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Crisis in Ekiti over late traditional ruler’s successor

Punch (Sunday, August 31, 2014):  by Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado-Ekiti

There are strong indications that there is raging dispute in Ikere-Ekiti over who should be appointed as the regent following the demise of the Ogoga, Oba Adegoke Adegboye.

The late first class monarch from Akayejo dynasty-one of the three ruling houses in the town, died after a brief illness at age 85 on August 22.

There are reports that two daughters of the late monarch are both bent on being the successor.

A prominent indigene of the town, who craved anonymity revealed to journalists that one of the princesses was the preferred candidate and had been selected as possible successor, while another who had the backing of some chiefs had kicked against the selection.   More....

NYSC cancels orientation

Punch (Sunday, August 31, 2014):  by Agency Reporter

The National Youth Service Corps has cancelled the orientation programme for the 2014 Batch “B” corps members in compliance with the directive of the Federal Government that schools should not reopen now in order to check the spread of the Ebola virus.

The cancellation is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Public Relations Officer of the NYSC in Osun State, Mrs. Christy Olatoye, and made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday.

It asked prospective corps members deployed in the state to visit the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede between September 1 and 8 for registration.   More....

Regency crisis threatens Ekiti community

National Mirror (Sunday, August 31, 2014):  by ABIODUN NEJO

The crisis over who should be appointed the Regent of Ikere Ekiti following the death on August 22 of the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Ad­egoke Adegboye, appears to be tearing the ancient community apart.

Chiefs in the community and the royal house are said to be divided on the choice of the regent between two of the daughters of the late monarch who passed on at the age of 85 years.

A source in the com­munity told journalists yesterday that one of the princesses, Miss Ayooye Adegboye, was the pre­ferred candidate of the Princes (Omowas) and had been selected as possible occupant, after due consul­tations with the six king­makers in the town.   More....
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