Late Awolowo’s Daughter,Tola Oyediran Is Dead



Reverend(Mrs )Omotola Oyediran one of the two remaining children of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo is dead.


The Chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc (Publishers of the Tribune titles) died peacefully in her home Friday afternoon in Ibadan,Oyo State.


The late Mrs Oyediran, was married to renowned academician and former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Oyediran.


The statement signed by the family reads: “The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Professor Olukayode Oyediran regret to announce the sudden, but peaceful passing of his wife of 57 years, Mrs Omotola Olubunmi Oyediran.


She was the third child of the respected opposition leader and first premier of the old Western Region, to die.

Others were Segun Awolowo, a lawyer, who died at the age of 24 in 1963, while Awo was in prison in Calabar.

Another son of Awo, Oluwole died in 2013. He was 77 years old.

Her death now means that Pa Awo’s only surviving child is Amb. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu.


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