Ooni of Ife rumoured dead

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.


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