Olubadan Dies At 101, His Last Moments Revealed

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The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade was confirmed dead at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan.

Palce sources said that the remains of the monarch has now been deposited at the morgue of an unnamed hospital in Ibadan.

Oba Odugade, who was born on April 14, 1914, became the Olubadan in July 2007.

It was gathered that palace guards immediately summoned a son of the deceased, Prof. Femi Lana, who also informed some Ibadan high chiefs about his father’s demise.

Another top source close to the palace, however, said the Olubadan-in-Council, comprising all the high chiefs would have to first pay a condolence visit to the family before the formal announcement of the monarch’s death would be made.

This, the palace source explained, might be done on Wednesday (today), adding that the Olubadan-in-Council or the family could formally announce the death after the condolence visit.

The source said, “The Olubadan is dead. He died peacefully in his sleep in his palace at Monatan and not in the hospital around 7.30pm today (Tuesday) due to old age. You know he celebrated his 100th birthday in April 2014; he would have clocked 102 this year. The palace chiefs invited his son, Prof. Femi Lana, who in turn,

With his demise, the Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Saliu Adetunji, is expected to be named as the new Olubadan by the Olubadan-in-Council.

Adetunji is one of the nine Ibadan high chiefs promoted about three weeks ago by the late monarch.

Odulana’s journey to the throne started with his appointment as the Mogaji (Head) of his Ladunni family compound, at Oja-Igbo in 1972. In 1976, he became the Jagun-Olubadanland.

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