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All Nigeria Latest News reports that the Palace of Oyo Kingdom in Oyo State has confirmed the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Mr Bode Durojaye, the spokesperson for the late Alaafin confirmed the death in a terse response to an inquiry by newsmen.

Durojaye said, “Alaafin is dead. Details in due course.”

According to a reliable source, the octogenarian monarch died on Friday night in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital after a brief illness.

The source said the Governor Seyi Makinde, had been informed of the passage of the monarch.

Alaafin reportedly receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where he gave up the ghost.

The remains of one of the foremost traditional rulers in the country were said to have been brought back to Oyo Immediately.

It was also gathered that rites of passage have started for the late Oba who reigned for 52 years.

Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938.

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