Arrangements Concluded For Ooni Of Ife Burial, Monarch’s Demise To Be Announced

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Arrangements have been concluded to bring the re­mains of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, into the country this weekend from London where he died of an undisclosed ailment for which he was being treated last Tuesday.

It was reliably gathered that despite its denial of the death of the foremost monarch, Ile Ife traditional high command had dispatched a five man delegation to go and coordinate efforts at bringing the body of the revered monarch back back into Ni­geria.

The team, led by the Balogun of Ife, High Chief Bisi Omidiora, reliable sources said, left Ile Ife for Lagos on Wednesday night enroute the United Kingdom to fetch the corpse.

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It is, however, uncertain, when the traditional council of Ife titled chiefs will formally announce the demise of the traditional ruler, but knowledge­able sources hinted that it may be “in a matter of days” for the current wind of controversy to blow over and fulfill traditions.

 

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