Carrying of Oba’s Staff of Office, insulting, callous, pointless exuberance, says Lagos Chief, Babatunde Olorogun-Etti


Carrying of Oba’s Staff of Office, insulting, callous, pointless exuberance, says Lagos Chief, Babatunde Olorogun-Etti

Lagos Chief, Babatunde Olorogun-Etti, on Sunday described the attack of the palace of the Oba of Lagos by miscreants and hoodlums as insulting, callous and barbaric.

 ‘’The carrying of the Staff of Office, the visible symbol of the Lagos throne is a taboo’’.

He also blamed some parents in the country for not bringing up their children in accordance with the accepted laws of good breeding and respect.

‘’I was dumbfounded when I saw the footage of the palace attack. I could hardly believe my eyes. It is a very grave offence, a disgrace to Lagosians, a disgrace to the Yoruba Nation’’’

In a statement in Lagos Island, Olorogun-Etti demonstrated his contempt against those behind the Lagos palace attack.

‘’They are enemies of values’’ he said.

The highly respected Lagos chief underscored the scorn, desecration of the traditional institution of Lagos and the consequences on the perpetrators of this dastardly act

‘’It is a deliberate act and will have bad consequences on the perpetrators.

He urged them to repent, return the staff of office and apologize to the good people of Lagos State.

The Lagos Chief also condemned the attack on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, The Nation Newspapers Office, Television Continental (TVC), Shoprite and other public and private properties in the state.

He commended members of the traditional council for exercising restraint in the face of the provocation.

Olorogun-Etti prayed for a longer life for the Lagos monarch and God’s blessings of good health.

He also urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to leave no stone unturned in dealing with the perpetrators.


The National Executive Council of St Peter Claver’s College, Aghalokpe Old Students Association has postponed the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the College.

The executive committee had planned to hold the 70th Anniversary in December, 2020.

At a meeting in Sapele, Delta State, the Association announced 9th, 10th and 11th April, 2021 as the new date for the 70th Anniversary Celebration

A statement by the National President of the Association, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje, said the postponement became necessary because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

‘’We are interested in the health of old students and guests’’ the statement said.

Founded in 1950 as the fourth secondary school in Warri Province (later renamed Delta Province in 1952), St Peter Claver’s College was the first secondary school in Sapele.

Its proprietor, His Lordship P. J. Kelly, Catholic Bishop of Benin Diocese which included Warri/Delta Province during British Colonial Times, envisaged St Peter Claver’s College as the equivalent of St Patrick’s College, Asaba, for the Catholic Community in Warri Province.

SPCC moved from Sapele to Aghalokpe in 1953.

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