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BREAKING! Asagba Of Asaba Dies, Amidst Plans For Grand 100th Birthday In July

The traditional ruler of Asaba, Delta state capital, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Joseph Chike Edozien, has reportedly joined his ancestors.

Edozien would have clocked 100 years in July¸ and had in January announced preparations for the grand celebration of his centennial birthday.

Although the palace was yet to officially announced the passage of the revered monarch, several sources confirmed the sad news to Niger Delta Today.

Edozien, 13th Asagba of Asaba, reportedly took his last breath on Wednesday.

The Asagba of Asaba only recently commenced activities marking his 100th birthday anniversary.

News of the passage of the monarch filtered into the streets of Asaba on Wednesday with residents of the state capital describing his death as a great loss to the entire Asaba kingdom.

At the time of filing this report, efforts to get an official response from the Palace Secretary, Chief Patrick Ndili, were unsuccessful.

He had on Sunday January 1 delivered a message to mark the New Year and kick-start his centenary birthday celebration in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

Edozien said, “I am very happy to be here alive and healthy to celebrate my 100-year birthday.”

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