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Prominent Nigerian monarch, Ado Ibrahim dies in Abuja at 95



Late HRH Ado Ibrahim

The Paramount ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Dr Ado Ibrahim has died at the age of 95 years after a brief illness.

Checks revealed that the monarch has been sick for some time and has been attended to at a private hospital in Abuja.

According to the source, the Paramount ruler gave up the ghost early hour on Sunday morning.

ROYAL NEWS reports that late Dr. Ibrahim Ado was turbaned in 1997 as the Ohinoyi of Ebira land by the then governor of Kogi State, late Prince Abubakar Audu and he took over from his predecessor Alhaji Sanni Omolori who reigned between 1957 and 1997.

His remains is expected to be brought
to Okene for burial today according to Muslim rite.

He was born February 7, 1929, and is the fourth traditional ruler and current Ohinoyi of Ebiraland a traditional state with headquarters in Okene, Kogi State.

He attended both Western nursery and Quranic schools and went on to conclude his primary education in 1940 at the Native Authority (NA) primary school in Okene, Northern Region (now Kogi State).

He began his secondary school education at Ondo Boys High School and later moved to Oduduwa College, where he graduated in 1949.

In 1954, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1959.

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