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Oldest Monarch In Oyo Dies At 114

Samuel Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, has died at 114 years old.

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Oba Afolabi, believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness, related to old age.

The Nation quotes a source as saying Afolabi was born 1879 and became king 38 years ago at the age of 102.

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The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.

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It was learnt that Afolabi’s choice as Oba was unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.

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