Metro Olubadan of Ibadan 'Oba Samuel Odulana' is Dead - PUNCH


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The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, is dead, aged 101.

According to Punch, the monarch died in his sleep at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan.

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.

Reports say the monarch’s corpse had 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.

In 1963, he attended the epoch-making Commonwealth Conference in London. He also became the country’s Minister of State for Labour.

In 1964, he led the Nigerian Parliamentary delegation to the London Constitutional Conference to restructure the then British colonies of Rhodesia and Nyasaland now known as Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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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