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Kogi first class king, Ado Ibrahim dies

The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland (Kogi), Dr Ado Ibrahim, is dead.

The paramount ruler of Ebiraland was said to have died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 95.

Palace sources in Lokoja said he died at a hospital in Abuja where he had been receiving treatment for age-related ailment.

Before ascending the throne, he was a successful businessman who lived most parts of his life in Lagos.

His remains will be buried today in Okene according to the Islamic rites.

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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.

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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.

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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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He was crowned 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.


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