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Paramount Ruler of Eket, Chief Oduonyi, Passes On.

1 May

The Paramount Ruler of Eket, and Clan Head of Ekid Afaha, His Royal Majesty, Edidem Nathaniel J. Oduonyi is dead. A family source who preferred anonymity said yesterday.

Chief Nathaniel Oduonyi, The Late Paramount Ruler of Eket

Edidem Oduonyi, the source said, died early April in an undisclosed hospital in Eket after he suffered a major stroke and brain aneurysm.
“I am categorically confirming to you that His Royal Majesty, Edidem Nathaniel Oduonyi had passed away.” Said the  source.
On whether Chief Oduonyi was laid to rest according to traditional rite or not, the source persistently declined to make a categorical statement.
“It’s not my place to tell you that. You can only hear that from the council of chiefs. I don’t want get into that.”
Speculations are common that the Eket monarch was already laid to rest according to traditional rites.
Chief Oduonyi ascended the throne as a paramount ruler of Eket in 2011 after the demise of Edidem Timkingiko Papaudo Enodien who was the former Eket traditional helmsman.
Meanwhile, consultation has already begun for the selection of the new Paramount Ruler of Eket. So far two contenders have emerged for the highest traditional stool.
The Clan Head of Idua Ekid , Chief Etim  Charles D Abia and Chief Sunday Otu Assam-Udo, the Clan of Ekid Offiong, are already earmarked by the core leaders of Eket Council of Chiefs, where one of them will finally emerged through an election. But speculations are already rife that Chief E. C. D Abia would be the likely winner giving that he is the most senior clan head alive in Eket Local Government, Akwa Ibom State.
Source: GlobalVillenews.com

Photos: Swazi King Picks New Virgin Pageant as Wife, Country Low in HIV

23 Sep

Swaziland virgins dance before the king

Swaziland virgins dance before the king

The king King Mswati 3 of Swaziland watches as thousands of virgins dance with cultural songs, as he prepares to pick a bride from the virgins, who will be selected as the winner of the beauty contest. However, the new kings is said to be moderate in choosing wives, he so far chosen less wives than his predecessor. The kings appoints the prime minister and dissolves parliament and appoints new ones at will. There’s no political party in Switzerland. Though poverty plummets the country it is one of the lowest in HIV/AIDS due to the virgin culture.

Details: Amid criticisms, the young King Mswati 3 of Swaziland has picked an 18-year-old lady, a beauty pageant contestant as his wife number 15. It is believed the age-long culture of young virgins displaying their orangesin a cultural festival before King Mswati is really motivating him to have more “fresh” women.

Swaziland virgins

Swaziland virgins 3

Swaziland virgins
“I can confirm that the king has introduced to the nation a new liphovela (royal fiancee).

King Mswati, 45-year-old, who is sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, introduced Sindiswa Dlamini at a Reed Dance celebration over the weekend. She wore red feathers on her head — a sign of royalty.

The king has come under fire for his household’s lavish lifestyle while the tiny mountain kingdom’s 1.2 million people struggle to live a decent life, as most of them are a replica of poverty.

The King has continue to resist attempts to reform the culture of breast display, obviously for selfish reasons.

Swaziland King 3

Swaziland King 3


Swaziland virgins 4

Swaziland King 6

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