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Oluwo drops Oba adopts Emir as title

Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, Oba Adbulrasheed Akanbi has declared his resolve to adopt the Emir title popularly known with Northern traditional rulers.

Speaking at the installation and turbaning ceremony of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yahquub Abdul-Baaqi Mohammed as first Waziri of Yoruba land on Saturday, Oba Akanbi said he decided to now bear “Emir of Iwoland” because he wants to emulate the attitudes of northern Emirs.

According to Oluwo, Northern traditional rulers are better behaved than his counterparts from the Southwest saying Yoruba Obas are full of bickering, acrimony and enmities.

He said Yoruba traditional rulers lacks cooperation and expected royal characters saying the Yoruba Obas have been polarized owing to enmities.

Oba Akanbi said until Yoruba Obas come together, shun enmities and backbiting, Hausas would continue to rule Nigeria.

“I have decided to officially adopt Emir title today because I want to emulate the attitudes of Northern Emirs. They don’t begrudge themselves like Yoruba Obas.

” It will surprise you to discover that for the past two years, there has not been meeting of Yoruba traditional rulers just because of enmities. There is nothing strange in adopting Emir title. I am the Emir of Yorubaland,” Oluwo said.

After this declaration by the monarch, indigenes and guests at the ceremony hailed Oba Akanbi.


  1. SBee SBee April 2, 2018

    Iwo now 2nd class Hausa. OOdua or AREWA? When Christian becomes king what happens? Iwo has his place

  2. Anu Anu April 2, 2018

    Is cutting off the head the antidote for lice ridden hair?
    However, the Royal Highness in Yoruba land should close ranks as a matter of urgency to deal with this MOLE in our midst before he succeeds in his evil project.

  3. Janet Issac Janet Issac April 2, 2018

    This boy is mad …Real mad …Well Iwo people should do something about this guy

  4. Clinton Philips Clinton Philips April 2, 2018

    The simple answer is that the seat of Oba is vacant. The selection of Oba and Emir are not the same.he has technically reigned from being an oba of Iwoland.

  5. Funmilayo Damilola Funmilayo Damilola April 2, 2018

    These troubles of our country must face divine punishment. You substituted ethnic kingship with Saudi lunacy! What if your successor is not a moslem?

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