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Alaafin of Oyo Death: Meet The 3 Remaining Oldest Kings In Nigeria

It’s no longer news that top Yoruba monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, is dead.

The octogenarian died in the early morning hours of Friday, April 22, 2022, in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state.

He was reportedly being treated at Ado Ekiti’s Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital when he died following a brief illness.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III was one of Nigeria’s oldest kings until his death. In this article, will look at the four oldest kings and their ages, as well as some background information about them.

The Oba Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

Rilwan Akiolu’s The Oba of Lagos is a well-known king in Nigeria. He is 78 years old and was born on October 29, 1943. The king is a retired police officer who spent 32 years on the department. Before retiring, he rose to the rank of assistant inspector-general.

The Awujalẹ of the Ijẹbu Kingdom,Ọba Sikiru Kayọde Adetọna

Ọba Sikiru Kayọde Adetọna (born 10 May 1934) is the Awujalẹ of the Ijẹbu Kingdom, a traditional state in Nigeria. He was installed as the king on 2 April 1960, which makes him one of the longest reigning monarchs in Nigeria.

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim

Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim is the traditional ruler of the Ebira people. He was born in February 1929. It should be noted that whoever fills the position is chosen by a council of elders. Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim is the oldest on the list as he is 93 years old.

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