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Alaafin of Oyo laid to Rest

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has been buried in the ancient town of Oyo in south-west Nigeria.

It was reported that Alaafin died at early hours of today.

His remains were buried on Saturday within the premises of the palace a day after he gave up the ghost in a hospital in Ado Ekiti. He was aged 83 years. Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Oyo town were joined by members of the family of the late traditional ruler and some of his chiefs to offer prayers for the repose of his soul.

Speaking on his demise, Governor Seyi Makinde stated that it was a personal loss to him.

“Oba Adeyemi was our last man standing in the rank of most eminent royal fathers with long years of leadership,”

“He became a golden king, an institution and an authority rolled into one by virtue of his immense experience, wisdom and understanding of Yoruba history, royalty, and politics.”, he stated.

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