Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Ado Ibrahim dies at 95




A prominent first-class paramount ruler in Kogi State, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Ado Ibrahim, is dead.

He died in the early hours of Sunday after a brief illness after being on the throne for 26 years.

The monarch died at the age of 95 and will be buried according to Islamic rites.

Recall that the late Ado Ibrahim was coronated in 1997 as the Ohinoyi of Ebira land by the then-Governor of Kogi State, the late Prince Abubakar Audu.

He took over from his predecessor, Alhaji Sanni Omolorim, who reigned between 1957 and 1997.

Born on February 7, 1929, the late Ado Ibrahim attended both Western Nursery and Quranic schools and concluded 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.