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Lamido Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano: 9 Facts You Should Know

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A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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9 Facts You Should Know About the Reinstatement of Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano. 

Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Lamido Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano on Thursday, May 23. Sanusi was previously dethroned by the Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration, which created four additional emirates. Here are nine key points about his reinstatement:

1. Dethroned in 2020: Former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje dethroned Sanusi in 2020.

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2. Creation of Additional Emirates: The Ganduje administration created an additional four emirates following Sanusi’s dethronement.

3. Dissolution of Emirates: On Thursday, the Kano Assembly dissolved all five emirate councils in the state, declaring that Governor Abba Yusuf has the sole constitutional power to appoint new emir(s).

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4. Reviving Kano’s Glory: Deputy Speaker Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu explained that repealing the law would restore the lost glory of Kano, as the division into five emirates had reduced the state’s capacity and dignity at the national level.

5. Abolition of Emirates: The majority leader explained that with the amendment of the law, all five emirate councils were abolished, with the commissioner for local governments serving as the overseer.

6. Reinstatement of Sanusi: Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated Lamido Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano on Thursday, May 23.

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7. Dethroning of Bayero: Yusuf also dethroned Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero and four other first-class emirs in the state.

8. Eviction Notice: The sacked monarchs were given 48 hours to hand over to the deputy governor and vacate the palaces.

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9. Congratulatory Message: Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara congratulated His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, on his reinstatement as the 14th Emir of Kano.

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