The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim, is dead.
The Ebiraland’s paramount king was alleged to have died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 95.
According to palace sources in Lokoja, he died at an Abuja hospital where he was receiving treatment for an age-related condition and will be buried according to Islamic rituals.
The late Prince Abubakar Audu, the then-Governor of Kogi State, crowned Ado Ibrahim as the Ohinoyi of Ebira land in 1997. He succeeded his predecessor, Sanni Omolorim, who ruled from 1957 until 1997.
Ado Ibrahim, who was born on February 7, 1929, went to both Western Nursery and Quranic institutions. He completed his primary education at the Native Authority (NA) primary school in Okene, Northern Region (now Kogi State) in 1940.
He began his secondary schooling at Ondo Boys High School and later transferred to Oduduwa College, where he graduated in 1949.
He graduated from the London School of Economics with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1954 and the Harvard Business School with a master’s degree in 1959.