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‘We need public holidays for our festivals’ – ATR worshippers tell FG

African Traditional Religion (ATR) worshippers have appealed to the Federal government to declare August 20 as a national holiday for them. The worshippers who noted government’s recognition of festive days for Christians and Muslims stated that their annual festival called ...

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Meet Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

They are powerful and revered. They consider themselves to be the next in command after God. Hence, their orders are supreme. Interestingly, their reign is throughout their lifetime. In other words, it is hereditary. So don’t be surprised if hear ...

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5 of Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers (OBI OF ONITSHA)

OBI OF ONITSHA Onitsha is the capital of Anambra State and also one of the commercial cities in the Eastern heartland. His Royal Highness Obi Igwe Nnayelugo Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe is the Obi of Onitsha and the Chairman of the Anambra ...

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4 of Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

OBA OF BENIN This is perhaps one of the most sacred and highly respected traditional ruler in Nigeria. His Royal Majesty Omo N’oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, the 38th Oba of Benin Kingdom. The revered monarch took over the throne on ...

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2 of Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

EMIR OF KANO Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a very popular and outspoken figure in Nigeria. Before he became the Emir of Kano, he was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). On 8th June, 2014, he was announced ...

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1 of Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

OONI OF IFE In South-west Nigeria, Ife is one with a rich heritage. Therefore, the post of Ooni of Ife is very reputable. His Royal Highness, Alayeluwa, Oba Okunade Sijuwade is the holder of this enviable position. He was born ...

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3 of Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

SULTAN OF SOKOTO The Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria and the traditional ruler of Sokoto caliphate. He was born on August 24, 1956 while he ascended the throne on November 2nd, 2006. Sultan Sa’ad ...

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Top 5 Nigeria’s Traditional Rulers

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