Tola Oyediran: Chief Awolowo’s daughter dies aged 79

Tola Oyediran: Chief Awolowo’s daughter dies aged 79

- The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo's dynasty has been thrown into mourning

- Rev Tola Oyediran, the eldest daughter of the late sage, has passed away

- The chairman of Nigerian Tribune newspaper, Oyediran died aged 79 on Friday

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The household of Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo has been thrown into mourning as the eldest daughter of the late western region premier, Rev Tola Oyediran, passed away.

According to multiple media sources, the deceased gave up the ghost on Friday afternoon, October 16, at the age of 79.

Reverend Oyediran, who was billed to mark her 80th birthday on December 1, passed away in her sleep, Legit.ng gathers.

Tola Oyediran: Chief Awolowo’s daughter dies aged 79

Rev Mrs Tola Oyediran, Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s daughter dies aged 79. Credit: The Nation.
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A chairman of the board of directors of African Newspapers of Nigeria ( ANN), publishers of the Nigerian Tribune Tribune newspaper, Oyediran was married to Professor A. B. O. O. Oyediran, who is a former vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI).

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Her death has created a huge vacuum in the dynasty of the late Nigerian lawyer, nationalist and politician, leaving Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu as the only surviving child of the late western region premier.

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Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo also lost his mother to the cold hands of death, a report from Tribune and OyoInsight, a top local newspaper from the state, claimed.

Although no official statement was issued as a check on the governor's social media pages bore no related pronouncement, Legit.ng gathered that Makinde's mum, Mrs Abigail, died on Thursday, October 15.

The Oyo governor's mother died at the age of 81 years, with her demise said to have plunged the entire Makinde's household into mourning.

This is coming less than a week after the governor ordered a full investigation into the death of Jimoh Isiaka, an anti-SARS protester allegedly killed on Saturday, October 10, by police operatives during a peaceful demonstration in Ogbomoso.

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In a series of reaction-tweets, Governor Makinde, who was in Ondo for a special party duty, said he received with deep sadness the news of Isiaka's death.

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Source: Legit.ng

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