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The 18th Sultan of the Sokoto Caliphate, Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Dies At 93

The detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki lost his father Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, Monday evening at a Hospital in Abuja.

Late Sultan Dasuki was deposed by former military rule of the late General Sani Abacha on the 20th day of April, 1996. The late Sultan has been living away from public glare since he left the throne of the caliphate in 1996 and has since relocated to Kaduna.

As a result of his age and failing health, not so much has been heard from the the late former Sultan. Until his death, late Dasuki was an influential Nigerian who commands much  respect both domestic and international. He was a one time chairman of African International Bank, and he also chaired the Nigerian Railways Corporation.

He was also one of the private secretaries of the former Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Sokoto, and also was one of the founding fathers of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN). Born on the 23rd day of December, 1923. He died at the age of 93 after a protracted illness around 10:00 P.M 14th November, 2016 at a hospital in Abuja.

Burial prayer for the late former Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday at the historic Sultan Bello Mosque, opposite Sultan Palace Sokoto by 2 O’clock.

Dasuki will be buried on Tuesday November 15, 2016 after the 2.00pm afternoon prayers at at Hubbaren Shehu Usman Dan Fodio Site in Sokoto State.

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