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Okunade Sijuwade’s Burial: Markets & Banks Closed In Ile Ife For 7 Days To Mourn Ooni

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August 14, 2015 – Okunade Sijuwade’s Burial: Markets & Banks Closed In Ile Ife For 7 Days To Mourn Ooni

Ile Ife traditional chiefs have ordered markets in the city closed for 7 days.

This development followed the official announcement of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade’s death.

Town criers were spotted as early as 10am on Thursday at market places delivering messages to traders.

ile ife market closed down

About two criers were seen at Lagere, Sabo, Oja Tuntun warning traders to comply to the order or face dire consequences.

All the commercial banks in the town have been closed as customers lined up at ATM points waiting to make quick withdrawals.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola also ordered the beautification of road sides from Ife-Ibadan expressway to OAU area as the city prepares to bury late Oba Sijuwade today.



  1. Don Omoniyi

    August 14, 2015 at 6:02 AM

    7 days is too much

    • Bokeem

      August 14, 2015 at 8:24 AM

      it can only happen in *****land, people must go hungry just 4 one stupid dead king. *****’s are still blind if a man must be buried with dead comment 4rom any ****’s such thing should be abolish

  2. annonimouse

    August 14, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    D chiefs orderng market ng banks to close 4 7days shud undastnd dat d dead kw nt if market or banks was closed 4 him.we shud be leiniet in takng deccisns cos we kw d financil nd economy problem 9ja is facing nd wnt to put more pains on d ordnary citizens bwnt to termper wit der human right.but let all d traditional council chiefs nd all in dat palace do d mourning demselfs,cos dey ar d peopl in council nt d massess!is right time we change frm primitve ways of doing thngs


    August 14, 2015 at 8:54 AM


  4. Femi

    August 14, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Bokeem , u must be an ******. U call the Ooni of Ife stupid. That is why people like u *** young.
    You call a 85 year old man stupid. May u be adequately rewarded for that statement.

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