Coast Finally Clear for Olakulehin's Installation as Olubadan as Ladoja Takes Key Decision

Coast Finally Clear for Olakulehin's Installation as Olubadan as Ladoja Takes Key Decision journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Ibadan, Oyo state - The coast is now clear for the enthronement of Oba Owolabi Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland in Oyo state, southwest Nigeria.

As reported by the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, May 7, this was after the current Otun Olubadan, high chief Rasheed Ladoja, finally withdrew the suit filed against members of Olubadan in Council.

Olubadan: Rasheed Ladoja withdraws case against elevation of kingmakers in Oyo
Ladoja, the next in hierarchy to the Olubadan designate, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin has finally withdrawn the suit he filed. Photo credits: @teslimkfolarin, @idowuadelusi
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Vanguard newspaper also noted the development.

A source, Adeola Oloko, was quoted to have said:

"Yes, he (Ladoja) has withdrawn the case from court and has instructed his lawyers to do the same."

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Snapshot of Olubadan stool

Olubadan is the royal title of the king of Ibadanland. There are two ruling lines to the throne of Olubadan, Egbe Agba (civil) and Balogun (military), from where Olubadans are appointed on a rotational basis to occupy the stool on the death of a monarch.

The last Olubadan, Senator Olalekan Balogun, passed away in March, aged 81.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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