Nigeria’s oldest monarch, Ohworode of Olomu is dead

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The Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM, DR, (OVIE) R. L. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, Royal Canon, OON, Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers Urhobo Nation, has died.

The monarch, believed to be the oldest in the country died at age 106.

The death was announced on Thursday during a meeting of the traditional council at the Ohworode palace in Ogoni Olomu by Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia, Otota of Olomu Kingdom.

He said, “We can confirm today that our Ohworode has gone back to God. He lived a great life, he served the Government well and his people.

“We are mourning and celebrating, reason is because he was old but it’s painful though.” He said.


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