Sir Ahmadu Bello was born at Rabbah in the present day Sokoto State on the 12th of June, 1910. He is listed among the most prominent leaders in early Nigeria. He ventured into active politics as early as 1934 and by 1954 he became the first premier of the northern region. He participated actively in the processes that brought about the independence of Nigeria. He will be greatly remembered for his efforts that unified the different people and tribes within the northern part of Nigeria. He was assassinated on the 15th of January, 1966 in the first military coup that toppled Nigeria’s post-independence administration. He was immortalized in various ways, including the naming of Ahmadu Bello University in Samaru, Zaria after him and the inscription of his picture on the 200 naira note.