National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu returned to Nigeria on Tuesday evening amidst rumours that he was hospitalized in France.
Report has that the politician returned to Nigeria on Tuesday evening around 7pm ending speculations that he has been hospitalized in France for old-age related sickness.
There had been earlier reports that Tinubu’s health was fast deteriorating and that he might be on the verge of death.
But one of his aides who was with him on the trip back to Nigeria said the APC leader is hale and hearty, and has been before travelling out of the country, adding that his media team will issue a proper statement soon.
“We landed in the country a few minutes ago but before then, we have been within the country’s airspace.
And I can tell you categorically that the man you asked for is more fit than anyone else that accompanied him on the trip.
“So I do not understand why anyone would even say that he is not okay.
I was with him on the trip and I know that any speculation made on him is completely false,”
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UPDATED: Alaafin Of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi Laid To Rest
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has been buried in the ancient town of Oyo in south-west Nigeria.
His remains were laid to rest on Saturday within the premises of the palace, barely a day after he was certified dead in a hospital in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Alaafin, popularly known as ‘Iku Baba Yeye, was 83 years as of the time his death was announced.
Following the announcement of his demise, Islamic rites were conducted on the body of late Alaafin, signalling the beginning of his final journey home.
Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Oyo town were joined by members of the family of the late traditional ruler and some of his chiefs to offer prayers for the repose of his soul.
After the prayers, his body was taken back to the palace where the final burial was held.
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