Two well known figures passed away within 24 hours of eachother. One was born into privilege and has been in charge of looking after ‘his people’ for over 50 years. This was Emir of Kano Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero, 84 years old by the time of his passing. He was flown out of the country in February this year to London, for medical treatment. His ill health was publicised on media briefly and a handful of people sent their well wishes to him. He later passed away on Friday June 06 2014 in Nigeria.
I have a fond memory of my visit to the Emir’s palace and plenty of photos to show for it. However, each time I thought about this trip I always have puzzling questions – why are those kids not in school in the middle of the day? The Emir was an educated man, were his sons also…
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