Tuesday, 17 July 2012


The longest serving traditional ruler in Nigeria, the Attah of Igala, His Royal Majesty Alhaji ( Dr) Aliyu Obaje died yesterday at the age of 102.
The late monarch, who was the President of Kogi state Traditional Council, ascended the throne on 2nd November, 1956 as the 26th Attah of Igala succeeding late Attah Ameh Oboni. Until his death; Dr. Aliyu was the Chancellor of University of Lagos.
The Kogi State Paramount Ruler was appointed Chairman of the Kogi State Traditional Council in 1992. Until his death, he was the longest reigning First Class Traditional Ruler in Nigeria.
The late Attah of Igala was appointed a Minister without Portfolio by the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.