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BREAKING: Sanusi Lamido Becomes Emir Of Kano Again As 5 Others Dethroned

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Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Controversial monarch, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been reinstated as Emir of Kano as 5 others were dethroned in the Northwestern State, Nigeria.

BrandNewsDay reports that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s reinstatement happened at a wake-up call from the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the incumbent Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

A report monitored on LEADERSHIP newspaper by BrandNewsDay Nigeria confirmed that Sanusi Lamido has been reinstated and is expected in Kano on Friday, May 25, 2024.

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According to credible inside sources, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to do is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

BrandNewsDay Nigeria recalls that the then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

Meanwhile, BrandNewDay reports that the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session.

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It revealed to journalists that: “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent, now there is no longer an active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

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The report added that all the district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.

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