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His Royal Highness,

Sir (Alhaji) Dr. Ado Bayero, CFR, LLD, JP

Emir of Kano (1963 to 2014)
1930 to 2014

His Royal Highness, Sir, (Alhaji) Dr. Ado Bayero, CFR, LLD, JP was born on July 25, 1930 in Kano. He was Emir of Kano for 51 solid years having ascended the throne of his forebears in 1963 (succeeding His Royal Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa) until his demise on June 6, 2014 at age 84. He was the son of His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abdullahi Bayero Dan Muhammad Abbas, a past Emir of Kano who reigned for 27 years. Bayero was a former Nigerian Ambassador to Senegal and the 13th Fulani Emir since the Fulani war of Uthman Dan Fodio when the ancient Hausa Kingdom was captured by the Jihadists as well as the 56th ruler of the ancient city…

Amb. (Chief) Olayinka Olasehinde Simoyan, mni       

Basorun of Egbeland
Omoba ni Ketu, Republic of Benin
1934 t0 2019

Ambassador (Chief) Olayinka Olasehinde Simoyan, mni, career diplomat, seasoned administrator, accomplished author, journalist, politician, erudite scholar, community leader, sports enthusiast, devote Christian, banker and linguist was a man of many parts.

Born to the family of Pa Angus Aremu and Madam Yeyeolu Simoyan (both of blessed memory) on February 1, 1934 in Egbe, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State Nigeria, Chief Simoyan had from youth exhibited leadership qualities and displayed a high degree of honesty, hard work and dedication.

A pacesetter in community development, he was one rare breed whose reputation was anchored on his boundless generousity. His detribalized status evoked, love, peace and admiration…