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JUST IN: Former Oyo Military Administrator, Tunji Olurin Dies at 77


The former Military Administrator of Oyo State and a close political ally of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Brig-Gen. Tunji Olurin (rtd.) is dead.

Olurin who governed Oyo from 1985-1988 died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in the early hours of Saturday and according to a family source, was 77.

The deceased’s brother, Funso Olurin, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Saturday.

According to him, Olurin died after a brief illness.

Olurin, who was also a former Military Administrator of Ekiti State from October 8, 2006, until April 27, 2007, hailed from Ilaro in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State.

He was the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the 2011 general election in Ogun State.

Olurin, a Field Commander of ECOMOG Peacekeeping Force in Liberia from 1992 to 1993 during the First Liberian Civil War, retired from service in 1993.

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