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JUST IN: De-Damak Succeeds Ajimobi As Aare Of Ibadanland


Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Dawud Makanjuola Akinola, has succeeded former governor Abiola Ajimobi as Aare of Ibadanland.

The decision was reached yesterday at the Olubadan-in-council meeting, OYOINSIGHT.COM was briefed.

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De-Damak, as the business tycoon is popularly called, will be installed alongside his wife, Alhaja Mariam Olubukola Akinola as Aare and Yeye Aare of Ibadanland respectively at a date to be agreed on by the stakeholders.

Ibadan, since inception, has had 5 Aares, with the first two— Oluyedun and Iyanda Adubiaro, ruling the city. Then came Bishop Alexander Akinyele, whose brother— Olubadan Isaac Babalola Akinyele, was reigning as at the time. A priest, he first declined the offer to be the Aare, saying he cannot take up a war title. The title was modified because they felt no one merited the title than the Bishop.

The modification came and made the title honourary. It made Bishop Akinyele the first Aare of Ibadan in modern days. After Akinyele (1958) came his son in-law, Archdeacon Oladipo Alayande (1977). Then, De-Damak’s predecessor as Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola Alao (2009) and followed by late former governor Abiola Ajimobi (2016).


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