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Senate President, Lawan Bags Chieftaincy Title In Ekiti Despite $2million Bribe



The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has bagged a chieftaincy title in Ekiti State, however his scandalous involvement in a $2 million bribe to go the disputed Petroleum Business Invoice.

Lawan and 6 different Nigerians are to be conferred with chieftaincy titles of Iyin-Ekiti, within the Irepodun/Ifelodun Native Authorities Space.

Based on the Information Company of Nigeria, the Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti, Oba Adeola Ajakaiye made the disclosure at a information convention in Iyin-Ekiti on Friday, including that the conferment of titles on the Senate President and others was in recognition of their contribution to the neighborhood and the nation at giant.

Lawan has endured abrupt allegations since he was uncovered his function in denying oil-rich host communities within the South a fairer share of fairness for the extraction of crude oil of their domains with attendant degradation of their surroundings.

Nonetheless, the Iyin Conventional Council has discovered him worthy of honour.


The honour can even commemorate his one 12 months anniversary of ascending the throne for which a week-long exercise has been scheduled.

A N500million fundraiser would even be held through the programme for palace growth, medical and optical checks, the standard ruler famous.

Opeyemi Arije, a chief and the secretary of the planning committee, stated, “Our conventional ruler has given facelift to the palace by offering workplace for Oluyin in Council and mini convention corridor.”

Arije praised the efforts of the monarch in creating Iyin city.

“Oba Ajakaiye has additionally facilitated and commissioned 5 motorised boreholes donated by indigenes, supported the creation of LCDA and its headquarters in Iyin-Ekiti in addition to outfitted its Secretariat.

“He additionally ensured that the one financial institution within the city was reopened six months after it was attacked by armed robbers,” Arije stated.

Apart the Senate President, others to be conferred with titles embody: former Director Basic, Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Main-Basic Bamidele Olawumi and spouse, an Israeli, Him Hille and spouse, Ayodeji Adeosun and Veronica Ndanusa.

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