Five years ago His fun-loving Highness Sarikin Katsina Alhajk Osman Nagogo breezed off to London with his father, the elderly Emir of Katsina, to play polo, back race horses and greyhounds. Last month friendly, easygoing Nagogo, now Emir himself and ruler of a million Nigerian Mohammedans, was called abroad on more serious business. Thousands of uniformed West Africans, fighting the war in Southeast Asia, wanted to gladden their hearts and rejoice their eyes with the sight of their rich and powerful leader.

In India and Burma the young, amiable Emir displayed his sacred person freely to his grateful subjects. Some...

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