Tears as Former Osun Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola Loses Sister

Dec 29, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Former Osun state governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, is mourning the demise of his elder sister
  • Victoria Moradehun Popoola (née Oyinlola) passed on at the age of 87 on Thursday, December 28.
  • Mrs Popoola, who Prince Oyinlola described as his “second mother,” was a retired midwife and was the former governor’s mother’s first child

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Osun state – Victoria Moradehun Popoola (née Oyinlola), the elder sister to former Osun state governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, is dead.

As reported by Nigerian Tribune, Mrs Popoola, a retired midwife died at the age of 87 on Thursday, December 28.

Olagunsoye Oyinlola loses sister
Former Osun governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s sister dies at 87
Photo Credit: Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Source: Facebook

She was the former governor’s mother’s first child and took over the motherly role after the death of their mother in 1959. Prince Oyinlola was just eight years old when their mother died.

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Oyinlola joined the Nigerian Army in 1969 while he was staying with Mrs Popoola who was working in Sokoto state.

The former governor said the death of Mrs Popoola marked the end of an era in the larger Oyinlola family.

The deceased, who Prince Oyinlola described as his “second mother,” was the oldest of the surviving children of Oba Moses Oyinlola.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara lost his mother, Saratu Yakubu, at the age of 103.

Dogara disclosed this in a statement issued via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @YakubDogara on Friday evening, December 22.

He noted that funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.

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According to Aina’s family, she died on November 7, 2023. This was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, December 5, containing her funeral rites.

The statement revealed that the late Aina’s service of songs will hold on Thursday, December 7 in Lagos.

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Solomon Dalung, former minister of sport under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari, mourned the demise of his mother, Yah Chirram.

Dalung announced the death of his mother on his Facebook page on Thursday, November 30, while sending appreciation to those who have sent in their condolences about the demise.

Source: Legit.ng



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