Eagle Online reports have confirmed that the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, is dead.
She was reported to have died on Saturday, September 19 shortly after a meeting with her family members, at the age of 99.
The Yeye Oodua, as she was also popularly known and addressed, was said to have been a part of the meeting for the planning of her 100th birthday before she kicked the bucket.
As at the time of filing this report, it was not certain where her remains had been deposited.
Legit.ng confirmed from a reliable source that she was supposed to celebrate her 100th birthday on November 27, and a committee had been set to come up with modalties for the occasion.
Until her death, she was the chairman of Nigeria’s foremost newspaper, Nigerian Tribune.