Worlds oldest monarch, Obobanyi of Ohionwa dies after 36 years on his ancestral throne




His Royal Highness, Pa Jeremiah Akaava, the Obobanyi of Ohionwa in Ihima, Okehi  Local Government Area of Kogi State on Friday joins his ancestors at the ripe age of 115 years.


Recalled that Late Pa Akaava until his death was reported to have been the oldest monarch in the world, he was born in 1903


Announcing the Obobanyi’s death on behalf of the family and the clan, Chief Press Secretary to Former Kogi State Deputy Governor, Chief Philip Salawu, Jimoh Itopa disclosed that the monarch died peacefully on Friday, 26th April, 2019 night after reigning on his ancestral throne for 36 years.

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Itopa described Akaava as a traditional ruler who stood for peace, unity and progress of Ohionwa clan, Ebiraland, Kogi State and Nigeria as a whole.


He expressed gratitude on behalf of Ohionwa clan to  men and women of goodwill who appreciated the great Obobanyi’s roles as a unifying force in the land and consequently showed love and respect to him as he admiringly advanced in age.


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