Oba Oniru dies at 82

The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, is dead.

Oniru died yesterday in Lagos after a brief illness.

He was 82.

The first-class monarch’s 82nd birthday was celebrated last September 6 at his palace.

He is survived by wives and children, among who are former Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront, Adesegun Oniru; Justice Aishat Opesanwo; On-Air personality, Tolu Demuren (a.k.a Toolz), grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995.

He was born on September 6, 1937 and was the 12th of 15 children of the long-reigning Oba Yesufu Oniru, who died at the age of 120 years.

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