The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, is dead. He passed on at the age of 83 late Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the first-class traditional monarch ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin.

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