OBA TI WAJA! Olubadan of Ibadan PASSES ON

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The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel
Odulana Odugade 1, has passed on.
The monarch, who attained the age of 100 years
in 2014, passed away Tuesday evening after he
reportedly lost consciousness.
It was gathered last night that the monarch’s
corpse has been taken to a morgue as at press
time.
Other details about Oba Odulana’s death were
sketchy as at press time.
When contacted, one of his sons, Prof. Femi
Lana, declined comments on the incident.
The Personal Assistant to the late monarch,
Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, however denied the death,
saying it was a rumour.
He said 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 Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930. The first
traditional ruler to bear the new title was Oba
Okunola Abass who reigned from 1930-1946.

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