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The Emir of Kano is dead

Prominent Northern traditional leader, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero is dead!
A family source has disclosed that the Emir died early Friday morning in Kano, the state capital.

Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero (CFR, LLD, JP) was born on July 25, 1930. He has been the Emir of Kano since 1963. He was a former Ambassador to Senegal. He was the son of Abdullahi Bayero dan Muhammad Abbas.

Ado Bayero was the 13th Fulani Emir since the Fulani War of Usman dan Fodio, when the Fulani took over the Hausa city-states.


He was one of the strongest and powerful Emirs in the history of the Hausa people. He was popular for his enormous wealth, which hs sustained through stock market investments and large-scale agricultural entrepreneurship both at home and abroad.

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