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The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ovokoo: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2016
Here is a list of the 5 most powerful traditional rulers in Nigeria.

http://ovoko.com.ng/5-powerful-traditional-rulers-nigeria/

5. Alaafin of Oyo

The Alaafin or Oyo is the traditional ruler of Oyo town in present day Oyo state. He is also influential beyond the borders of Oyo and is a close rival of the Ooni of Ife. The current Alaafin is Lamidi Adeyemi III.

4. Ooni of Ife

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II was crowned the Ooni of Ife in December 2015 when he succeeded the late Ooni of ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade to become the 51st Ooni of Ife. He is the most powerful and influential traditional ruler in Yorubaland.

3. Oba of Benin

The Oba of Benin, or Omo N’Oba is the most influential traditional ruler in southern Nigeria. He is the traditional ruler of the Benin empire. The current traditional ruler who is the 40th Oba of Benin is 40th Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare I who was crowned in October 2016.

2. Emir of Kano

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II who was the governor of Nigeria’s central bank became the Emir of Kano in 2014 where he succeed Ado Bayero. The Emirship in Kano is a highly respected one not just in the North but also in the political circles throughout Nigeria.

1. Sultan of Sokoto

The sultan of sokoto is the most powerful and influential traditional ruler in Nigeria. He is also the spiritual leader of more than 70 million Muslims in Nigeria and is revered by the Hausa/Fulani people in Northern Nigeria.

Source: http://ovoko.com.ng/5-powerful-traditional-rulers-nigeria/

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by INTROVERT(f): 9:35am On Nov 09, 2016
The Sultan trumps them all followed by the oba and the emir, alafin and ooni follow.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ovokoo: 9:38am On Nov 09, 2016
INTROVERT:
The Sultan trumps them all followed by the oba and the emir, alafin and ooni follow.
The Sultan is actually number one. I forgot to number it from the bottom up.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by AKYEMITE(m): 1:41pm On Nov 09, 2016
Ooni is second in Nigeria, he is the co-chairman with southern of sokoto the president of traditional rulers in Nigeria. get your fact straight. not even the vice chairman, but co-chairman, they are on the same level

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by AKYEMITE(m): 1:41pm On Nov 09, 2016
Ooni is second in Nigeria, he is the co-chairman with sultern of sokoto the president of traditional rulers in Nigeria. get your fact straight. not even the vice chairman, but co-chairman, they are on the same level

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ovokoo: 1:58pm On Nov 09, 2016
AKYEMITE:
Ooni is second in Nigeria, he is the co-chairman with sultern of sokoto the president of traditional rulers in Nigeria. get your fact straight. not even the vice chairman, but co-chairman, they are on the same level
That's a personal opinion. The people ahead of the Ooni deserve to be there. We all know there's no traditional ruler as powerful as the Sultan as he also doubles as the head of the Muslim community in Nigeria. The Emir is also very powerful in the north and is highly revered throughout the country. The Oba of benin is arguable the most powerful traditional ruler in the south and then the Ooni before the Alaafin. We're all entitled to our opinions anyways.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by AKYEMITE(m): 3:10pm On Nov 09, 2016
Ovokoo:

That's a personal opinion. The people ahead of the Ooni deserve to be there. We all know there's no traditional ruler as powerful as the Sultan as he also doubles as the head of the Muslim community in Nigeria. The Emir is also very powerful in the north and is highly revered throughout the country. The Oba of benin is arguable the most powerful traditional ruler in the south and then the Ooni before the Alaafin. We're all entitled to our opinions anyways.

bro this is not about personal opinion, that is the arrangement in Nigeria at the moment. you can confirm further. thanks

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ovokoo: 11:32am On Nov 10, 2016
AKYEMITE:


bro this is not about personal opinion, that is the arrangement in Nigeria at the moment. you can confirm further. thanks
Personal arrangement determined by who? The federal government? Pls elucidate.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Cashrill(m): 1:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
Op Obong of Calabar should b included

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ovokoo: 7:03pm On Nov 10, 2016
Cashrill:
Op Obong of Calabar should b included
We're planning on doing a top 10 list in the future. Hopefully, the Obong of Calar who is one of the most influencial traditional rulers in Nigeria will be included.

cc: Lalasticlala,mynd44

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by veekid(m): 8:20pm On Nov 10, 2016
What about baale itasokoro

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by orimsamsam(m): 8:21pm On Nov 10, 2016
Op wht criteria Did u use to rate them. And why should u rate oba of Benin ahead of ooni of ife

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by eezeribe(m): 8:21pm On Nov 10, 2016
OK
Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by kings09(m): 8:22pm On Nov 10, 2016
As powerful as they are, what value or positive impact do they add to the economy.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by shamecurls(m): 8:22pm On Nov 10, 2016
Obi of Onitsha should be in that list grin grin grin

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by elotajohn1(m): 8:22pm On Nov 10, 2016
Where's OBI OF ONITSHA

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by NotNairalandi(m): 8:22pm On Nov 10, 2016
Obi of Kano nko

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by ajokebelle(f): 8:22pm On Nov 10, 2016
The Late Oni would have been the Third or second most powerful king if he were still alive, but this present modern day Oba has reduced some of the respect attached to the Title with his waka about, unnecessary familiarity and programs that are not really necessary, attending ceremonies upandan.

I think the Emir is also second on the list due
to the fact that he was once the governor of CBN, so that added more power to his position.

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by daniska3yaro(m): 8:23pm On Nov 10, 2016
Hmmmm
Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Nobody: 8:24pm On Nov 10, 2016
grin
Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Nobody: 8:24pm On Nov 10, 2016
Who them epp, all na wash. Most influential in what way? Has the sultan or emir been able to influence boys of their religion, the Fulanis and Boko Haram to stop wanton killings , destruction, raping and kidnap of innocent juvenile girls?
Who or what has the Ooni influenced with all his travels? Even the Alaafin and the Oba, has any of them influenced positive economic growth and development of their domains or Nigeria at large?
Negative influence I dare say, preying on the gullibility and paediatric mindset of Nigerians

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by francisduru: 8:24pm On Nov 10, 2016
God is King of all kings...... Take it or leave it

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by TroubleMaker47(m): 8:25pm On Nov 10, 2016
What of Obi of onitcha?

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Nobody: 8:25pm On Nov 10, 2016
One man's pointless point of view

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Godprotectigbos(f): 8:25pm On Nov 10, 2016
cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue :STUPID LIST








OVOKO LIST

ALL KINGS ARE POWERFUL WITHIN THEIR LOCALITY SO DROP THIS TRASH



IN MY AREA I DONT KW WHO IS SULTAN OF SOKOTO

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by mcocolok(m): 8:25pm On Nov 10, 2016
elotajohn1:
Where's OBI OF ONITSHA

No be only Obi of onitsha , na Mikel Obi

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Ayoswit(f): 8:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by kcnwaigbo: 8:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
Lolz who told you the alaafin of Oyo is more influential than the obi of Onitsha? Furthermore in what way is the emir of kano more powerful than the oba of Benin or ooni of Ife? Abeg make we hear word.useless rating

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by Araoluwa005(m): 8:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
no Igbo igwe there ni?

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by marley145: 8:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
so my traditional ruler no get levels sef

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Re: The 5 Most Powerful Traditional Rulers In Nigeria by SmartMugu: 8:26pm On Nov 10, 2016
Can someone please explain the purpose of their roles? Whats the purpose of having polically appointed folks and traditionally appointed folks concurrently ruling the same set of subjects? One must be more relevant than the other in this age. If not, their roles need to be clearly spelt out, and their usefulness explained as well. In my opinion, only one is useful and the other needs to be scrapped.

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