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General News of Sunday, 2 January 2022


Just In: Crowd as Olubadan of Ibadan is buried

The late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji The late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji

The late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has been buried.His burial on Sunday witnessed the presence of a mammoth crowd and sympathisers who thronged Mapo hall and Popoyemoja Palace of the traditional ruler.

While his remains were been taken to Mapo Hall for prayers, scores of residents were seen in groups discussing the demise of the traditional ruler.

Ninety-three-year-old Oba Adetunji, who ascended the throne in March 2016, died early hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo state.

Olubadan’s death brought to four, the numbers of prominent Yoruba traditional rulers that had joined their ancestors in the last three weeks.

This is as 95-year-old Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, died on December 12; the Asigangan of Iganganland in Oyo State, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi Aribiyan II, also died on December 21.

The Gbiri Of Epinmi Akoko in Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Ade Oyekan, also joined his ancestors on December 27 at 60.

The late Oba Adetunji was the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, following his coronation on March 4, 2016.

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