Here is the recently updated list of the top 5 most powerful traditional rulers (kings) in Nigeria this 2017. Checkout if your king is on this top 5 list.
Kings are known to be powerful people, and they are accepted to be superior than other persons around them. However, among the kings, superiority exists within them and they give honor to each other. In Nigeria there are some kings that their statement carriers heavyweight.
Here is a list of the 5 most powerful traditional rulers in 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.
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