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Olubadan of Ibadan dies at 93

Isiyaku Ahmed

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, is reported dead.

The monarch died at the age of 93, at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan in the early hours of Sunday, 2nd January 2022.

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

Prior to his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, he was the Balogun of Ibadan land.

The remains of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will be buried later today.

The palace made this known in a press statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Adeola Oloko, titled, “Olubadan passes on, to be buried today”.

The statement read;

“The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has joined his ancestor.

“Oba Adetunji, 93, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

“He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

“He will be buried at 4.00 pm today at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace according to Muslim rites. Other things follow later.”

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