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Ex-presidential aspirant, Akande dies at 77

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An Ibadan-born billionaire, Chief Harry Akande, is dead. Akande, the Agba Oye of Ibadanland and one-time presidential aspirant, was born in 1943 in Ibadan. He was aged 77.

According to a statement by a member of the family, Olumide Akande, Chief Akande died in the early hours of yesterday.

The statement said: “Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents. 

“But by far his greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future.” 

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