- Ondo state has lost one of its longest-reigning monarchs, Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo
- Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo was Iralepo of Isikan until his death on Wednesday, February 3
- The deceased monarch ascended the throne in 1978; about two years after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Aladetoyinbo
Ondo state has been thrown into mourning following the death of one of its longest-reigning monarchs, Oba Joseph Olu-Ojo.
The deceased monarch of Isikan community in Akure South local government area of Ondo state died after spending 43 years on the throne, The Punch reported.
The newspaper stated that Prince Dapo Ojo, one of the children of the monarch, confirmed his death on Wednesday, February 3.
Oba Olu-Ojo reportedly ascended the throne in 1978, after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Aladetoyinbo in 1976.
In other news, Mohammed Yusuf Ovajimo, a professional photographer working for Nigeria's First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, is dead.
Ovajimo's death was announced by Suleiman Haruna who is the director of information in the Office of the First Lady via his Facebook page.
However, details of the incident were not disclosed in the brief statement posted on social media. Haruna described the deceased in glowing language, saying he would be greatly missed.
Similarly, Alhaja Sadiat Abeke Erogbogbo, the mother of the chairman/chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, is dead.
The retired teacher and businesswoman died at the age of 90. She would have marked her 91st birthday on Wednesday, June 9.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Dabiri-Erewa and sent words of comfort to the other children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the deceased.
Meanwhile, Eloniyo Dennis Abuda, an Edo prince who was kidnapped in the state on Saturday, January 30, has been reportedly found dead.
His decomposing body was discovered in a forest.
A top security chief, who reportedly spoke in confidence, authoritatively confirmed the development.