Nigeria's Emir of Kano Ado Bayero buried after palace funeral
Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne in the northern city since 1963, died after a long illness at the age of 83.
He was the longest-serving emir in Kano's history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria's Christians.
He was also a critic of Boko Haram and survived an assassination attempt last year blamed on the Islamist group.
During the emir's 50-year-reign, Nigeria has experienced a great deal of turmoil with military coups and unrest but he always stayed out of politics.
The Emir of Kano, Al-haji Ado Bayero (r) at the durbar in 2010
Every year at the end of Ramadan, the emir (R) oversaw a three-day royal horse parade
The announcement of his death was made by palace officials on Friday morning - and thousands of people then poured into the city, where they gathered in the grounds of the emir's palace.
Emirs, dignitaries and politician from across the country were also in attendance.
What happens next?
- Four "kingmakers" - members of the emirate's council of traditional leaders - will meet after the burial
- They will nominate candidates as possible successors to Ado Bayero
- To be eligible they have to be a male member of the Ibrahim Dabo family - whose clans include the Bayeros and Sanusis
- The names of the nominees will be submitted to Kano state government, which will make the final decision
- Some of the likely contenders include:
- Senior emirate councillor Abbas Sanusi, the late emir's nephew
- Lamido Ado Bayero, the late emir's eldest son
- Former central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi - a great nephew of the late emir who recently fell out with President Goodluck Jonathan