Adeyemi, (HRH) Lamidi Olayiwola III

Born October 15, 1939,

Apo-gin Compound, Oke-Aafin, Oyo,




Gender: Male
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  • Single
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State of Origin: Oyo State
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Profession traditional Ruler
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Previous Appointments:

Ramson and Brothers, Lagos, I960; Clerical Officer, Royal Exchange Assurance Company, Lagos; appointed Alaafin of Oyo (by Oyomesi) November 1979 and installed since January 14, 1971; appointed First Chancellor, University of Sokoto (now Usman Dan Fodio University), since July, 1978; Justice of Peace, 1979; Traditional Titles: Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Alase Ekeji Orisa;

St Andrew's Practising School, Oyo, 1944-46, Ansar-Ud- Deen Primary School, Iseyin, 1946-47, Ake Primary School, Alake's Palace, 1948, Boys' Modern School, Obalende and Tinubti Methodist School, Lagos, 1949-54, St. Gregory's College, Lagos 1954-59;

Commander of the Order of Federal Republic (CFR), 1979

Oyo Chieftaincy Institution and Modernism

Honorary Doctor of Laws (Hon. LLD) Usman Dan Fodio Unive-sity, February, 1982;

boxing, football,

Influential Yoruba traditional ruler who presently rules the ancient town of Oyo, centre of the expansive Old Oyo Empire which until the nineteenth century was the imperial structure in Yoruba land. Born in 1939 and succeeded a long line ofhistorically renowned kings among whom was the deified Sango.

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