BREAKING NEWS: The Emir Of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Is Dead

The Emir of Kano, Ado Abdullahi Bayero, is dead.

According to family sources, cited by SaharaReporters and other media, one the most prominent traditional rulers of Nigeria passed away at the age of 83 in Kano in the early hours of June 6, 2014, Friday. 

The burial ceremony in accordance with Islamic rites will be held later today.

The late Emir of Kano was born on July 25, 1930. He took the throne in 1963. 

Ado Bayero was the 13th Fulani emir since the Fulani War of Usman dan Fodio, when the Fulani took over the Hausa city-states. The late Emir also served as an Ambassador to Senegal.

Palace of the Emir of Kano

* A Reception Room at the Palace of the Emir of Kano. Photo credit – Wikipedia

Ado Bayero will be remembered as one of the strongest and powerful emirs in the history of the Hausa land. He also accumulated huge wealth by investments in stock market, agricultural entrepreneurship and other spheres.

Rest in peace.

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