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Oba Oniru dies 17 days after celebrating 82nd birthday

Valentine Chinyem

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The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, is dead.

He died in the early hours of Monday in Lagos after a brief illness.

He was aged 82.

The first class monarch celebrated his 82nd birthday last September 6.

He was survived by wives, children among whom are former Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Adesegun Oniru, Justice Aishat Opesanwo, On-Air personality Tolu Demuren (a.k.a Toolz), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995.

He was born on September 6, 1947 and the 12th of the 15 children of the long-reigning Oba Yesufu Oniru, who died at the age 120.

 

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