The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has kicked the bucket at 85 years old in a London healing facility. The ruler was said to have kicked the bucket around 5pm on Tuesday (today).
Pertinent authorities, who addresses our reporter on Tuesday night, then again, declined to affirm the ruler’s demise, saying they would not like to be cited on the demise of the foremost traditional leader, who was said to have passed away on Tuesday.
the source said before picking the other call.
Another source, who talked on state of obscurity revealed, clarified that Oba Sijuwade was flown out of the nation from Ibadan around five days back in an unconscious state.
Oba Sijuwade became the fiftieth traditional ruler or Ife in 1980.
Simply a week ago, the Ooni resolved the modern dispute between the administration of the Obafemi Awolowo University and some staff of the foundation, who had set out on an uncertain strike.
More details later.