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Five Things To Know About Late Olubadan Of Ibadan



Buhari, Tinubu Mourn Olubadan Of Ibadan

It is no longer news that the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has died at the age of 93 years.

The first-class traditional ruler joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Oba Adetunji, who was the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, was a successful businessman.

Following the death of the monarch, below are five quick facts you should know about the Late Olubadan of Ibadan.

1. The Olubadan died at the age of 93 at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo State

2. Oba Adetunji ascended the throne in March 2016 following the demise of his predecessor Samuel Odulana Odungade

3. The late monarch was the Balogun of Ibadan land before he became the Olubadan of Ibadan

4. Oba Adetunji is from the Balogun ruling house, one of the two ruling houses that produce kings in Ibadan

5. He will be succeeded by the Balogun of Ibadan land, Senator Lekan Balogun.

Meanwhile, the retired Deputy General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor J.H. Abiona, has died at age 96.

The development was confirmed on Saturday to Punch by an official of the church who spoke on condition of anonymity.

According to the official, the church will release an official statement in respect to the death of the retired deputy general overseer of RCCG.

Abiona who happens to be one of the respected elders in the church was appointed acting General Superintendent after the death of the founder, Pa Josiah Akindayomi.

The deceased handled the transition of the church leadership from Akindayomi to Pastor Enoch Adeboye and weathered the storm generated by people who were eager to lead the church.

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