Nigerian Monarch Ooni of Ife, Olubuse II Dead At 85.

Nigeria’s president announced on Wednesday the death of a traditional monarch influential in the south of the country. Oba Okunade Sijuwade — a royal among the Yoruba people known as the Ooni of Ife, Olubuse II — was 85. President Muhammadu Buhari’s office did not give the cause or date of death but local media reports citing family said he was in frail condition and died at a private hospital in London at the end of July. Buhari mourned “the revered traditional ruler who will be long remembered and celebrated…

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