Dethroned Traditional Rulers In Nigeria [FULL LIST]
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Traditional Rulers are the local head of every community in the years past before Nigeria politics overshadowed there supremacy.
Monarchs are selected by consulting Ifa Oracles not until the issue of money and Political strength over take the power bestowed on them.
It is no more news that yesterday, March 9, 2020, the second high ranking traditional ruler in the northern Nigeria, Emir Sanusi Lamido III, was Dethroned by the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Ganduje, over what they Kano State government termed as Emir disrespect to Kano law.
In the history of Nigeria, a few traditional rulers have been Dethroned in the time past by the Governor and even supreme Court of the country.
The list include:
In 1963, the Sadauna of the northern Emirates Dethroned Emir Sanusi Lamido I. The Dethroned Emir then was the grandfather of the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido III, that was Dethroned yesterday.
Also in 1956, a Yoruba Monarch named Oba Adeyemi I was also Dethroned by the supreme Court.
Just as if the list will not end, in 2012, Obong of Calabar V was also Dethroned by the then governor. Also in the same year, another Monarch from the Easthern part of the country, Obi of Ebonyi was Dethroned.
In 2010, another Monarch from the western part, Oba Deji of Akure Kingdom was Dethroned over what the citizen termed as disrespectful king.
In 2019, another King from Oyo state, Oba Eleruwa of Eruwa kingdom was dethroned by the supreme Court.
In 2020, another powerful Emir from the northern part of the nation, Emir Sanusi Lamido III was Dethroned by Kano State governor over power tussle between the king and the Governor