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I am alive, hale and hearty: Awujale
The Awujale: Oba Sikiru Adetona

Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebuland, in Ogun State, is alive, hale and hearty, contrary to widespread rumours about his demise.

The 83-year old monarch, who is spending his 57th year on the throne was reported to have died today by some bloggers and websites. But it was all fake news.

I am alive, hale and hearty: Awujale

The respected monarch debunked the rumours about his death in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Awujale has for the past week been a guest of Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, in Lagos, where he has been staying after a routine medical checkup in a Lagos hospital, two weeks ago.

Awujale expressed surprise that some bloggers could be spreading rumours about his death without confirming from the palace in Ijebu-Ode or from his chiefs.

“Why are people spreading rumours about my death, when I am right here at Oriental”, asked the baffled King.

He enjoined journalists to check veracity of their information, before rushing to publish.

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