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Olubadan Of Ibadan Is Dead


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, the Olubadan of Ibadan land, is dead.

The monarch, reportedly passed away Tuesday evening after he reportedly lost consciousness.

According to The Nation, the monarch’s corpse has been taken to a morgue as other details about his demise remained sketchy as at press time.

When contacted, one of his sons, Prof. Femi Lana, declined comments on the incident even as the Personal Assistant to the late monarch, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, denied the death, saying it was a rumour.

He noted, instead, that Oba Odulana still ate yesterday, adding that he was hale and hearty.

His death will throw the city into mourning after brouhaha over promotion of nine high chiefs on January 1 which pitted the Olubadan-In-Council against the state government.

Oba Odulana mounted the throne in 2007 as the 39th Olubadan of Ibadan land. He was the 17th Olubadan since the title was elevated from Baale of Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930.

The first traditional ruler to bear the new title was Oba Okunola Abass who reigned from 1930-1946.

Next in line to the throne is the Balogun of Ibadan land, High Chief Saliu A.O. Adetunji.


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