The Supreme Court, yesterday affirmed the selection of Alhaji Mufutau Muhammed Oloyede Gbadamosi, Okikiola Esuwoye II of the Anilelerin Ruling House Offa as the 24th Olofa of Offa. Justice Walter Onnoghen delivered the unanimous judgment of the five justices, Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Nwali Ngwuta, Mary Peter-Odili and Amiru Sanusi.In his lead judgment, Onnoghen held that the appointment by the Kwara Government was in line with the customs and tradition of the people of Offa. Onnoghen held that Anilelerin is the only authentic ruling house that could ascend the thrown of Olofa, adding that the Olugbense ruling house had no historical backing.
“From the history, customs and tradition of the people of Offa, it is clear that Anilelerin ruling house, is the authentic and only ruling house backed by native law and authority that can ascend the thrown of Olofa. He also dismissed the principle of rotation of the kingship in Offa land. If there is rotation as claimed by the Olugbense family, the principle will have started before the ascension of the immediate past Olofa, Oba Mustapha Olanipekun.
“This court also found, as a fact, that there is no rotational policy in existence as far as the stool of Olofa of Offa is concerned. The claim of the Olugbense family has no historical backing and therefore, the claim of the appellant, through a counter claim on the issue, succeed and is hereby affirmed.”
The court also held that the ascension to the throne is by election and not by rotation as claimed by the Olugbense family. He also declared the state government Gazette of 1970, which recognised Olugbense ruling house was null and void because it was contrary to the customs and tradition of the people of Offa.
The apex court also set aside the judgments secured by the plaintiffs at the state High Court and the Court of Appeal Division in Ilorin. The court, however, expressed the hope that the customs and traditions of the people being dynamic was subject to changes depending on the practices of people concern at the particular time.
“It is hoped that in due course Offa people, particularly the ruling house will see need and reasons to effect necessary changes to enable Olugbense descendants ascend the stool ones again.”
The court encouraged the people to talk things over and find a peaceful solution to the problem and advice the state government accordingly. Alhaji Saka Adeyemo, Abdulrauf Adegboyega Keji and Saka Keji of Olugbense family had challenged the appointment of Gbadamosi as Esuwoye II.
They contended that the appointment contravened Section 3(3) of Kwara State Government Edict on appointment of and deposition Chief�s law of 1970. The claimants had said that the law made provision for rotation between their family and the Anilelerin family.
In their originating summons argued on their behalf by Mr John Olusola Baiyashea (SAN), the plaintiffs claimed that it was their turn to produce the Olofa in line with the principle of rotation. Oba Gbadamosi was represented by a team of lawyers led by Mr Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN)
“Absolutely Clueless And Easily The Worst Manager I Played Under” — Mikel Obi Blasts Sunday Oliseh; Blames Him For Vincent Enyeama’s Early Retirement
He said’ “I remember the first day he came into the camp. Then we reported to the camp for International duties, then he came straight at me and Vincent Enyeama, the goalkeeper, who also was very powerful back then.”
“He came straight at us and Elderson Echiejile, and he said a few things. He said he heard there was a lot of player power with us.
“Then Enyeama was like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Where are you getting all of these from? We are a nice group, and you just come in, and the first thing is to attack us?
“He was like ‘I heard about you guys.’ And then Enyeama stood up and told him he couldn’t say that because we had been here for so many years. They started arguing, and literally, they were going to have a fight.
“He took Enyeama out of the team, and he came at us saying he was going to take us out of the team. He said he was going to take us out of the team; he said he was going to make sure we didn’t play anymore.”
“Enyeama could not take it, and despite my pleas, he left the camp angrily and never came back.”
“He (Oliseh) had absolutely no clue of how a manager is. He was a fantastic guy in his playing days, but as a coach, he was very terrible. He had no clue what he was doing.
“The players never understood anything he was doing, and he did not know what he was doing. He was just confused because he just came in and destroyed the team’s togetherness.
“His excuse when he got fired was that the people and FA did voodoo on him not to succeed. He was easily the worst manager I played under.
“He was so bitter with everybody, jealous with everybody, and had no respect for speaking to anybody, whether the physio or anybody,” he added.
“She Took Care Of My Son When I Left To UK To Give Birth To My Twins” — Kindhearted Nigerian Woman Rewards Her Housemaid With Canada Sponsorship
A Nigerian lady identified as Lioness Eze wrote: “Miracle is her name
She was a maid to me.
She’s here in Canada to do her first degree in IT innovation ( I’m her full sponsor). She’s 20
She took care of my son when I left to UK to put to bed to my twins. My son never for one day felt I wasn’t around him.
Each time my son asks of where the dad is, she’s always there for him to make sure no vacuum at all
When we relocated to Canada, I started pursuing her greener pastures.
I applied for her degree program into same university as mine in Ontario. She got the admission, I started applying for her visa, she was denied first time. But she was granted visa the second time and was given 3 years visa to study in Canada.
She has arrived😁😁 pictures bellow
She even traveled with us to UK for summer 😁
Isn’t her name speaking for her?(Miracle)
NB : she calls me mommy, ( her biological mother is late) she’s my older daughter now, anywhere U see her, tap her back and tell her she’s really a miracle to her generation
GRACE GOD has given me which is unique from others is, you can’t be around me and remain same. If you are around me and your life never changes, it means you need to change ur attitude.”
I’m still single and searching – 70-year-old virgin Cries
An elderly woman has lamented being single and still searching because she rejected many men in the name of sacrificing her life to give her siblings a good education before getting married.
“The reason I am still single is that I haven’t found the right man for me. But when I was still a young girl, several men were chasing after me. I dated several, but I refused to get married before my siblings graduated because I was the one who was taking care of them. Men would approach me for marriage and I would tell them no because I wanted to educate my siblings first, then marry later,” she said.
“If I get a husband, I would get married. I’m ready to be a wife and move in together with my husband,” Alphonsine said.
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