Influential Yoruba King Is Dead

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The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has passed away at the age of 93 years old.

His death was confirmed by palace sources who pleaded anonymity on Sunday.

However, when contacted, the monarch’s aides neither confirmed his death nor denied it.

“Even if he is dead, it is the governor that will announce it,” one of his media aides said when contacted on the telephone.

Another aide said in Yoruba, “You don’t hear bad news from a priest,” and cut the phone.

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