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Oba Olobayo of Kabba dies at 71




The Obaro of Kabba in Kogi State, Oba Michael Olobayo has died, aged 71 years.

Announcing the demise of the first class traditional ruler in Kabba on Sunday, the Obadofin of Oweland, Mike Yusuff, said he died on May 21st.

News of his death had been making the rounds for sometime. Palace sources said that Olobayo died after about three months of illness.

The late monarch, who ascended the throne on October 17th, 1985, hailed from the Ajibohokun clan of Ilajo ruling house and was the Chairman of the Kabba Traditional Council.

In consonance with the tradition of the town, Yusuff announced three weeks of mourning in honour of the departed monarch.

He said there would be meetings on daily basis with other chiefs on how to give Olobayo a befitting burial, urging residents to go about their normal activities without any fear.

Obadofin also called for prayers for the late ruler, members of his immediate family and the town in general.

He described Olabayo’s tenure as peaceful and a period of progress and development for Kabba and its indigenes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Pastor J.O.Earnest

    May 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Kabiyasi RIP what a great lost in OKunland sun re baba

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