• Kano Assembly dethrones Ganduje’s emirs amid rumours of Sanusi’s return

    Kano assembly dethrones gandujes emirs amid rumours of sanusis return - nigeria newspapers online
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    The Kano State Assembly unanimously voted on Thursday to abolish the Emirate Council Law of 2019 and its 2023 amendment.

    With the repeal of the Emirate Council Law, the Emir of Kano and the four new emirs established by former Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje have been dethroned.

    The assembly declared that henceforth, the division of the Kano traditional council into five emirates is reversed to a single emirate.

    The repeal of the laws passed during the plenary on Thursday under the speaker Rt. Hon. Ismail J. Falgore empowers Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf as the sole authority to appoint the Emir of Kano.

    The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, told journalists shortly after Thursday’s session that “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent. There is no longer an active Emir in Kano across all the five Emirates: Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye. The law now empowers the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

    Meanwhile, North-based LEADERSHIP newspaper reports that a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

    Quoting unnamed ‘credible sources’, the newspaper said Sanusi II, who was dethroned as Emir of Kano by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor, Ganduje, on March 9, 2020, is expected in Kano on Friday.

    The restructuring of the Kano Emirate by the Ganduje administration was viewed as a political move to reduce the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Ganduje administration.

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