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oba

(ˈɔːbɑː; -bə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (in W Africa) a Yoruba chief or ruler
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The 16 aggrieved aboriginal Pelupelu Obas opposed the action and filed a suit at the Ado Ekiti High Court, saying Alawe was not eligible to head the council, since he was promoted to the rank.
'I am thankful that our teachers did not hesitate to contribute any amount for the bail bond of our fellow educator,' Obas added.
A doctor at the hospital told Obas the students were just suffering from "mass hysteria" brought about by negative reports about the Dengvaxia vaccine.
* Examples of how firms are working to identify undisclosed OBAs,
"We established the OBA Qatar Branch in February 2012 and within a short period of three and a half years, we have been successful in becoming one of the leading Sri Lankan Schools' OBAs in Qatar, earning the respect of the Sri Lankan community in general and our peer OBAs in particular," said Abeysekara.
Oba Adebimpe, reacting to a report that the obas had agreed to drop their crowns, said: 'How can we do that?
'We were commissioned by the chairman of the Council, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to pray and wish Mr.
The Yoruba Obas' Forum comprising traditional rulers from the aforementioned states had deliberately decided to set the agenda for actions to be taken against kidnapping, deaths and destruction occasioned by killer herdsmen, fake or diaspora obas which as they insisted lacked legality and the need to seek special partnership with governments at all levels for the development of the South west and the nation at large.
The presentation of the cash prize was anchored by His Royal Majesty, Oba Hammed Adekunle Makama Oyelude, Tegbosun III, Olowu of Kutaland, Osun State, who presented the cash prize of N50,000 on behalf of the organisers to Afrocentric Models, last Tuesday.
The committee is expected to be chaired by the Olu and paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.