Governor Bello Appoints New Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Deposes 4 Kogi Traditional Rulers

Jan 8, 2024 | Entertainment, News

  • Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has appointed Ahmed Tijani Anaje as the new Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
  • Governor Bello also deposed four traditional rulers and banished three of the monarch to Niger state
  • Bello said the resolution was made following the state’s Traditional and Chieftaincy Laws, rules and regulations and all the due processes. journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Lokoja, Kogi state – Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, has announced the appointment of Ahmed Tijani Anaje as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.

Bello disclosed this after a meeting held with members of the state executive committee on Monday, January 8, The Punch reported.

Governor Bello appoints new Ohinoyi of Ebiraland
Yahaya Bello deposes and banishes kogi traditional rulers
Photo Credit: Governor Yahaya Bello
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He said the decision was made following the state’s “Traditional and Chieftaincy Laws, rules and regulations and all the due processes.”

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The governor also deposed four traditional rulers – the Ohimege Igu, Konto-Nkarfe, and Alhaji Abdulrazaq Koto.

According to TheCable, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isah Koto, the Ohimege-Igu Koton-Karfe was removed and banished to the Rijau local government area of Niger state Bello appointed Alhaji Salihu Seidu, popularly known as SAS, to replace the deposed Ohimege.

“He is to be turbaned immediately to avoid a vacuum,”

His Royal Highness, Sam Bola Ojoa, the Olu Magongo of Magongo was deposed and banished to Salka, Magama local government area of Niger state.

His Royal Highness, Samuel Adayi Onimisi, the Obobanyi of Emani, was sacked and banished to Doko, Lavun local government area of Niger state.

The Kogi governor also reverted the traditional title “Obobanyi of Ihima” to “Obobanyi of Emani”.

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Bello also announced the indefinite suspension of Boniface Musa, the Onu-Ife in Omala LGA.

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Ado Ibrahim dies in Abuja Hospital earlier reported that the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, died at the age of 94. The paramount king of Ebiraland joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday, October 29.

It was learned that the vice chairman of the Kogi state traditional council died in a hospital in Abuja while undergoing treatment for an age-related illness.

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: How Kogi govt queried Dr Ado Ibrahim also reported that the Kogi state government reportedly queried the late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in 2022 for allegedly disrespecting former President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Bello.

The monarch was accused of refusing to welcome Buhari during his working visit to the state on Thursday, December 29, 2022.


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