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Breaking News: Emir of Kano dies at 83

Emir of Kano, Ado Abdullahi Bayero

Oyewale Oyelola

The Emir of Kano, Ado Abdullahi Bayero has died at the age of 83.

Family source confirmed to African Examiner that the Emir died Friday in Kano.

The late monarch became the Emir of Kano in 1963 at the age of 33.

African Examiner learnt he will be buried today in Kano according to Islamic rites.

Sympathizers are trooping to the palace to confirm the death of the Emir and condole with the family of the late emir.

Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan said he received “with immense sadness and a deep feeling of great national loss, the news of the passing away of the highly revered Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.”

He added that Alhaji Ado Bayero would always be remembered and honoured by the people of Kano and all Nigerians for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler.



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