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Nigeria: One of Africa’s Most influential And Respected King, Ooni of Ife – Oba Sijuwade Passes Away

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, on Tuesday died at age 85 after a brief illness.

ThisDay reports that he passed away at a London hospital.

The report further states:

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Officially, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade was born on January 1, 1930. He became the 50th traditional ruler or Ooni of Ife at the age of 50 in 1980, taking the regnal name Olubuse II.

Born in Ile-Ife to the Ogbooru ruling house, Sijuwade was the grandson of the Ooni Sijuwade Adelekan Olubuse I.

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