Yorubas will no longer tolerate “crowned kings” by Ibos in Yorubaland – Afenifere tells Nigeria’s Eze Ndigbo Associations

October 17, 2015

Nigeria

“The evolution of this structure has forced us to consider it as an expansionist agenda as the structure is only rampant in Yorubaland …  In Akure, the ‘Eze’ believes he now has the power to invest people with chieftaincy titles that are traditional to Yoruba kingship system …”

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http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/191631-afenifere-asks-south-west-governors-obas-to-de-recognise-eze-ndigbos-in-yorubaland.html

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015. 5:47 a.m. [GMT]

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9 Comments on “Yorubas will no longer tolerate “crowned kings” by Ibos in Yorubaland – Afenifere tells Nigeria’s Eze Ndigbo Associations”

  1. ADENLE S.A. Says:

    The YORUBAS taught the Ibos on How to assume undue Status!!!
    What is the Meaning of OTUNBA??? Double Chief,etc? The Ibos, being without any royal institutions believed that It can encourage Recognition and Business. FOUL IS FAIR AND FAIR IS FOUL! How many productive Traditional Royals did we have Recognised by the British before Independence? May be about TEN ( 10 ) of them then! How many can we count Now? Even SOKOTO, Kaduna,ENUGU claim some prominence with Kano.
    THE IBOS ONLY OVER STRECH IT.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Mr. S.A.,

      Indeed, these traditional titles have been bastardized and “over-stretched”, to quote your words. Even though everybody knows this, the penchant to award and be awarded the mostly-empty titles grows daily.

      Having said that, I believe Ibos who desire all the high-falutin titles should go to the rulers of their towns and cities to bag them – for fat fees, naturally.

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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  2. folakemiodoaje Says:

    Mrs Adenle, what do you think about this issue?

    My confusion here is that, why is the need to have a separate palace or is there hidden benefits that are not aired to the outside world?

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Folakemi,

      Thanks.

      While I see nothing wrong in Ibos choosing leaders for their socio-cultural organisation – NdiIgbo – I cannot understand why or how their leader should start doling out chieftaincy titles, titles that are already bastardised as far as I am concerned.

      I think it is territorial and I happen to agree with AFENIFERE on this matter.

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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      • folakemiodoaje Says:

        Thank you Mrs Adenle.

        It is unfortunate what goes on. Ekuru ọ̀tẹ̀, b’a ṣe npà kan, nimii (òmíràn) nrú (endless antipathy).

        Please forgive my endless questions, do you by any chance know if Yoruba people in Igboland are doing similar thing i.e having separate palace and granting chieftaincies?

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      • emotan77 Says:

        Dear Folakemi,

        Thanks, and please do not worry about “endless questions” because they lead to answers that clarify issues.

        No, Yorubas in other parts of Nigeria have their associations but I am not aware of these developing into territorial institutions that call for the leaderships bestowing “chieftaincy” titles.

        On this matter, I see a lot of sense in AFẸ́NIFẸ́RE’S stand on this issue and I’d not be surprised if the association seeks legal interpretations in the courts of the land.

        Regards, as always,
        TOLA.

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      • folakemiodoaje Says:

        Thank you so much for this, appreciate it. Legal interpretations might be the best way to go in the end to set a precedent.

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      • emotan77 Says:

        Dear Folakemi,

        I think it definitely now remains the only way to sort out what is fast growing to be a huge problem and another inter-ethnic wrangling.

        But why in the world do people need all these empty titles, I keep on wondering?

        Regards,
        TOLA.

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