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Saturday, January 23, 2016


It’s no longer news that the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, has passed on.He died at about 7.30pm on Tuesday January 20, 2016 while on his bed, after first losing consciousness at the age of 101; encircled by his wife and a few of his children. He would have been 102 years old if he had lived another 86 days. However, the 40th Olubadan was hale and hearty and did not show sign of any life-threatening ailment.

Oba Odulana, ascended the throne at age 93 on August 17, 2007.He was the 17th Olubadan since the title was elevated from Baale Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930. He began his climb to the exalted stool in 1972 when he became the Mogaji of Ladunni compound in Ibadan. In 1976, he was confirmed the Jagun of Ibadan land, and then climbed several other chieftaincy ladders before becoming the Olubadan.

The remains of the late monarch have been deposited at the morgue of the University College Hospital.

May his soul rest in peace!!!

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