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BREAKING: Ex-CBN governor, Sanusi II returns as Emir of Kano

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano.

This decision follows a resolution by the Kano State House of Assembly to dethrone the current Emir and dissolve the four new Emirates created under a controversial 2019 law.

Although it has not been officially announced, reliable information indicates that Sanusi II has been reinstated and is expected to arrive in Kano on Friday.

Credible sources state, “With the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation; the next step is to wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

The restructuring of the Kano Emirate in 2019 was widely perceived as a political maneuver to reduce the influence of then-Emir Sanusi II, who was a vocal critic of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration. The creation of new emirates fragmented the authority of the original Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

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

Our correspondent also reports that all district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.