Tragedy As Lagos State Oba Dies of Undisclosed Illness in Hospital

Tragedy As Lagos State Oba Dies of Undisclosed Illness in Hospital

  • Surulere area of Lagos state is mourning the demise of the traditional ruler of the area, Alhaji Buhari Oloto
  • The medical condition which led to the death of the traditional ruler was not disclosed that the time of filing the report
  • The death of the monarch has been confirmed by All Progressives Congress (APC) vice-chairman Hakeem Bamgbola

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The Oba of Iguruland, Aguda in the Surulere area of Lagos state, Alhaji Buhari Oloto, is dead.

According to The Nation, the monarch reportedly died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

Tragedy as Lagos state based Oba dies in Ikeja hospital
The burial arraignment of the monarch has not yet been announced. Photo: Diran Olu Abiola
Source: Facebook

He was 80 years old.

The death of the traditional ruler was confirmed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice-chairman (Lagos Central) Hakeem Bamgbola.

Oba Oloto, popularly known as Buhari Oloto and later called Abu Oloto, was a popular figure in the Lagos social scene for over 40 years.

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A member of the APC in Osun state, Diran Olu Abiola, in a Facebook post on Thursday, July 29, prayed for the late monarch to rest in peace.

He said:

Rest in peace Alhaji buhari oloto,omo abulesheowo.

His post was reacted to by other Nigerians who shared similar sentiments.

Adeyemi Omoyele said:

''The great oloto RIP.''

Abiodun Okewole said:

Allahu Akbar, rest in peace baba.''

Aisha Oluwakemi Martin Olaniyan said:

''Aljanat firdaous for kabies.''

In another news, the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of Lagos state APC says the party will adopt a consensus arrangement for its ward congress scheduled for Saturday, July 31.

The GAC, which comprised prominent leaders of Lagos APC across the state, said it has directed party officers at all levels to engage in dialogue that would lead to the meaningful reconciliation of aggrieved members.

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This was contained in a statement signed by the chief press secretary to the Lagos governor, Gboyega Akosile, and sent to on Wednesday, July 28.

Festus Keyamo warns of legal problems for APC

Meanwhile, Festus Keyamo, the minister of state for labour and employment, has allegedly warned the APC of imminent legal tussles if Governor Mala Buni of Yobe state remains the party's caretaker chairman.

Premium Times reported that the minister advised the party in a leaked memo released on Wednesday, July 28, against going ahead with its planned congresses under Buni's leadership.

Keyamo was reported to have said the “unity” in the party may be short-lived if the party went ahead with the congresses which are scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 31.


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