Ibadan obas absent as Olubadan celebrates 90 (Nation)

Ibadan obas absent as Olubadan celebrates 90 (Nation)

Eminent personalities, including first-class monarchs, political leaders and government officials yesterday poured encomiums on the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, as he concluded the week-long programmes marking his 90th birthday.

They praised the celebrant for his sterling qualities and immense contributions to the development of Ibadan and humanity.

But Ibadan obas yesterday said they were not invited to Oba Adetunji’s birthday.

One of the obas, who spoke in confidence, claimed that the Planning Committee did not send any invitation to them.

He blamed the “oversight” on the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Committee, Niyi Adewole, who also is the counsel to the Olubadan in the case challenging the review of the Ibadan chieftaincy laws. Read more

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