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Urohi people new king, check out his name

The Ruler ‘Onojie’ in Esan Tradition.
-The Coronation of the Onojie of Urohi by Prince Kelly O. Udebhulu.

Today, 26 day of January, 2019, the Kingdom of Urohi in Esan west local government of Edo state, Nigeria, trado-politically witnessed the coronation and presentation of Staff of Office by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to the new king, popularly known as “Onojie” in Esan dialect and tradition.

Urohi Kingdom has common boundaries with Ekpoma on the North, Ujiogba on the South-East both in Esan west local government, Uhi/ Ugieghudu on the South both in Uhumwode local government of Edo state. Politically, Urohi is ward 8 in Esan west local government of Edo central senatorial district of Edo state. Around twelve kilometers away from Ekpoma, the headquarter of Esan west local government.

An Onojie or traditional ruler according to Esan tradition is defined as an individual who, by virtue of his ancestry, occupies a ‘sacred stool’ of a community and this person will be selected to it in accordance with the traditions and customs of the Esan community. Simply put, he is the traditional leader of a specific traditional community across Esanland who exercises authority over a number of inhabitants of the area in accordance with customary law of a defined jurisdiction.

According to the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law as enacted on the 24 day of August, 1979; the Law in its preliminary sections defined a Traditional Ruler as “the traditional head of an ethnic unit or clan who is for the time being the holder of the highest traditional authority within the ethnic unit or clan and whose title is recognized as a traditional ruler by the Government of the state”.

Importantly, to ascend to the throne, this individual must be the heir apparent to the throne being the Crown Prince who is traditionally the first biological male child of the present Onojie whose by nature call, joins his ancestor. Simply put, the Onojie as the ruler of the community derives his traditional position by right of being the first son in the royal lineage. The Onojie’s stool is inherited through kinship ties according to the Esan tradition. It doesn’t deviate away from the kingship’s lineage, if it happens, it is an extraordinary circumstance.

This person has traditional authority over the people who live in that community. He regulates the social behaviour within the community that he has control over. An onojie is not in control of service delivery as it is the local government’s responsibility.

However, an Onojie performs a wide range of functions for his community, ranging from providing safety and security, safeguarding tribal sovereignty, allocating and distributing land and settling land disputes, providing spiritual leadership and the administration of justice among his people.

Conclusively, Urohi Kingdom thanks everyone that contributed to the success of this great coronation ceremony and would remain grateful to you all.

Thank you.

Read more: https://esanwestoday.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-ruler-onojie-in-esan-tradition.html?m=1

“We are now in Full Dictatorship”- Dogara

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Following the suspension of the CJN, Onoghen, many well-meaning Nigerians have been expressing their displeasure at the act of the President which they consider a complete violation of the 1999 Constitution.

One of the recent outburst came from the peaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara. Pointing to the provision in sections 157 and 292 of the constitution, he alluded to the following:

“This did not come as a rude shock except to those who have been blind to the gradual but progressive erosion of democratic values in the polity as President Buhari’s government has never hidden its disdain for the rule of law,” he said.

“We have watched in disbelief as the Government recklessly deploys institutional prerogatives; routinely flouts the rule of law; subverts and assaults democratic Institutions; refuses to accept opponents as legitimate; suppresses citizens civil liberties(especially those of opponents) and trample underfoot the media. In short, the Government’s tyrannical and authoritarian credentials are loathsomely legendary.

“The whole idea of a limited government is that the President’s powers is limited by law and it is ultra vires his powers to act in the absence of explicit legislative authorisation. That is representative democracy at its best which our 1999 Constitution as amended guarantees.

“It is instructive to note that our constitution does not contemplate or presupposes a situation whereby the Judiciary will have a suspended CJN and an acting CJN at the same time. Therefore, it is right to posit, as some have done that the President now has his own Chief Judge to do his bidding while Nigeria has a sitting CJN until he is removed in line with the provisions of the Constitution.

“As of today, Nigeria is now Germany in the wake of the 1933 Reichstag fire. Our democracy is on fire; ignited by the very people who swore to protect and defend it.

“That this fire must not convert the chancellor to Fuhrer as it happened in Germany in 1933 depends on our collective response and that of the international community. We must not bow our knees to dictatorship: not now, not ever again.”

Dogara added that the world must not allow “this unmitigated disaster” in Nigeria.

Exercepts of the reaction of the Speaker were taken from an interview with te Cable News Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the weekened announcement of the Suspension of Justice Onoghen and the immediate appointment of the New CJN by the President has been described in many cricles as unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.

How to Win Elections in Nigeria ( Revised Updated Edition 2019)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Deny Every Item in the Campaign Manifestos

2. Commence a Cash Transfer Scheme Six-months to Elections

3. Appoint a Family Relative to Collate Votes at the National Level

4. Do not Assent to any Laws to make Elections more Credible

5. Do not Attend any Public Debate

6. Appoint a CJN that you can “Trust”

7. Tell the World Elections will be Free, Fair and Credible

Conclusion

References

What you need to know about the new CJN, Justice Muhammed

Punch Newspaper

25.01.2019

The following is what we know about Justice Muhammed, according to his citation on Wikipedia.

Justice Muhammed was born on 31 December, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State.
He is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal.
He attended Government Secondary School, Azare, where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980.

He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (PhD) degrees from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.
Tanko began his career in 1982, after his Call to Bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
In 1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a Judge at the Bauchi State Sharia Court of Appeal.

He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Nigerian courts of appeal as Justice in 1993.
He held this position for 13 years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was sworn in on January 7, 2007.

Where the votes are in the 2019 Elections

For those still wondering where the real batle will beb fought in the febraura elections, well, data speaks for itself. Much of the question has been answered by an infographic provided by GaurdianElections. The infographics display, in a very clear and use-friendly manner, information regarding the number of registered voters across the country according to geopolitical zone.

As usual, the Northwest with 7 states top the chat with about 20 million votes followed by the Southwest with about 16.2 million votes. The lowest in terms of geopoliticla zone with the least registared voters is the Southeast with just about 10 million registered voters. The other zones include Northcentral with 13.3 million votes and the Southsouth and Northeast with 12.million and 11.2 million respectively.

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