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Nigerian Traditional Ruler Who Graduated At 73 To Resume Law school

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A 73 year old Ogun state traditional ruler who recently bagged a degree in law has just been admitted into law school. Isn’t it amazing?

Mr Olufemi Ogunleye, the Toluwade of Akinale in owu kingdom of egba land graduated with a second class upper degree from Bola Ajibola college of law of crescent university in Abeokuta.

Formerly a journalist at the Daily times for over a decade and as group public relations manager of the defunct Nigerian airways before his reign, the graduate told premium times in an interview in his palace that he was set to commence his nine months programme at Lagos state’s law school.

He said he is to resume class today, November 13 and further stated his desire to stay in the school hostel with his course mates.

“It is my choice to stay in the school hostel, In fact, we are four in a room.and it is a known fact that there is a difference between a traditional ruler and a student. The crown and the traditional ruler is in the palace. There is a difference between Femi Ogunyele as a traditional ruler and Femi Ogunleye as a student. I am in school as a student and not a ruler”he said.

The Septuagenarian disclosed his desire to establish his chamber and also specialize in alternative dispute resolution.

By graduating with a second class upper degree at age 73, he has thrown the gauntlet to the youths and senior citizens of the country that there is no age barrier to one’s educational and life advancement.

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