Olubadan dies at 101

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The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, has died. The monarch died at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan.

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

A top source close to the palace, 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.

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.