Is the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade dead? This is the question being asked by many Nigerians especially the Yorubas.
He was said to have died at a London hospital after a brief illness. His death has however been denied by the Royal Traditional council, insisting that the Oba is hail and hearty.
In the tradition of the Yorubas, it is not a norm to admit the death of an Oba immediately until certain rights have neen carried out . Therefore such denial by the council is understood. In the next few days, the situation would be clearer.