Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi dies aged 77

Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, the Olowo of Owo, dies at aged 77.

A source confirmed his death to Okay Nigeria on Wednesday in a telephone conservation.

He said, while confirming the incident:

“Yes, the king is dead but we cannot announce it for now. There are some traditions to follow.

“We are trying to inform the Governor but I am aware he is currently out of the state for an official duty.”

Olateru-Olagbegi succeeded his father, Olateru, as the Olowo of Owo, in the year 1999.

Until his death, the monarch was Chancellor of the University of Jos, (UNIJOS).

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Saddam Yusuf Saleh

Saddam Yusuf Saleh was born and brought up in Katsina, he is a BSc holder from Ahmad Bello University Zaria. The founder of northern youth restoration movement and the pioneer chairman Funtua youth united for development. He is currently a reporter for Okay Nigeria (

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