Saturday, August 8, 2020

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    Zamfara governor appoints serving army major as emir 

Zamfara governor appoints serving army major as emir 

The Zamfara state government has appointed Sanusi Mohammed, an army major, as the new emir of Kaura Namoda in Kaura Namoda local government area.  Mohammed succeeds Ahmed Asha, his father who died on Sunday.  Until his appointment, Mohammed was the commanding officer, administrators battalion at the army’s 7 division garrison in Maiduguri., Borno state.  In a statement on Thursday, Zailani Bappa, media aide [...]

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    Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the Federation (AGF), says he has no hand in the dethronement and detention of Muhammadu Sanusi. Sanusi, who was dethroned as emir of Kano, was confined to Awe in Nasarawa state until a federal high court in Abuja ordered his release, paving the way for him to move to Lagos, on Friday. An aide of the deposed [...]

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    Sanusi’s lawyers kick against banishment, demand immediate release of former emir

Sanusi’s lawyers kick against banishment, demand immediate release of former emir

Some lawyers of Muhammadu Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, have threatened to file legal action against the state government over the detention of their client. Abubakar Mahmoud, Sanusi's lead counsel, issued the threat at a press conference on Tuesday. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne for "total disrespect to the office [...]

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    Sanusi is in my palace but no one will speak with him, says Nasarawa monarch

Sanusi is in my palace but no one will speak with him, says Nasarawa monarch

Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano, arrived at Loko, a town in Nasarawa state, in the early hours of Tuesday. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Abubakar Ahmed Sabo, traditional ruler of Loko, confirmed the development. Sanusi was banished from Kano and sent into exile in Nasarawa following his dethronement on Monday by the Kano state government led by [...]

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    ‘I take my dethronement in good faith’ — Sanusi breaks silence

‘I take my dethronement in good faith’ — Sanusi breaks silence

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, says he considers his dethronement as the will of God.  The Kano state government announced the destoolment of Sanusi over allegations of insubordination on Monday. Aminu Bayero, son of the late Ado Bayero and emir of Bichi, was installed as Sanusi's replacement. In a video recording on Tuesday, Sanusi who spoke in Hausa asked the [...]

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    Sanusi banished from Kano

Sanusi banished from Kano

Muhammad Sanusi, deposed emir of Kano, has been banished from the state. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne for “total disrespect to the office of the governor”. The council stated that the removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the emirate. The deposed [...]

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    On Sanusi’s dethroning: The north only beheads the bearers of truth 

On Sanusi’s dethroning: The north only beheads the bearers of truth 

Northern Nigeria is prostrate. It is the axis of uglies – banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, diseases, ignorance, and drug abuse. Alas! The region’s elite are aware of the problems, but look away because the disequilibrious status quo sustains them. What is petrifying, however, is that they maul and clobber at anyone who spits the truth in their faces. I think, this is [...]

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    ‘I trekked in the bush for hours’ — emir of Potiskum speaks on encounter with bandits

‘I trekked in the bush for hours’ — emir of Potiskum speaks on encounter with bandits

Umaru Bubaram, emir of Potiskum in Yobe, says he miraculously escaped the attack on his convoy by suspected bandits in Kaduna state. On Wednesday, about six persons, including four of his aides, were killed when the first-class monarch's convoy was attacked along the Kaduna-Zaria highway. Speaking with journalists at his palace, the emir said he slept in the bush overnight after the [...]

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    Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

A high court in Kano has dismissed an application asking it to extend its order restraining Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, from interfering with the powers of Kano emirate kingmakers. Last week, four kingmakers filed a motion asking the court for an order restraining the governor from interfering with powers of the Kano emirate chiefs, pending the determination of the [...]

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    Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

A Kano state high court has sacked four emirs appointed by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state. Usman Na'Abba, the presiding judge, gave the order on Thursday. Na'Abba held that the creation of the emirates did not follow due process. He said the state house of assembly violated the provision of section 101 of the 1999 constitution which allows the assembly to make [...]

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    There’s hardship in the land, says emir of Zazzau

There’s hardship in the land, says emir of Zazzau

Shehu Idris, emir of Zazzau, says Nigerians are suffering as a result of "palpable hardship" in the country. While delivering his Sallah message at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna state, the monarch said intervention is needed at both the federal and state levels. He enjoined farmers and herders to coexist peacefully and avoid rumours that fuel crisis. “The suffering requires the attention and assistance [...]

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    Iwo monarch clears the air on controversial ‘emir of Yorubaland’ title

Iwo monarch clears the air on controversial ‘emir of Yorubaland’ title

Adbulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, says he did not adopt the title of “emir of Yorubaland” but could only be called emir by “Hausas and ardent Muslims”. The monarch had reportedly said he adopted the emir title, which is peculiar to the north, in place of oba, a title connected with the south, because northern emirs "do not [...]

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    Sanusi: My daughter wants to be emir but change has to be incremental

Sanusi: My daughter wants to be emir but change has to be incremental

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says one of his daughters wants to succeed him as the second most ranked Muslim leader in Nigeria. Sanusi said this in an interview with Financial Times at his Kano residence. “My daughter wants to be the next emir of Kano, and she’s disappointed I’ve not yet appointed a woman to the Kano emirate council," Sanusi said. A [...]

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    Borno emirs return home 2 years after running away from B’Haram

Borno emirs return home 2 years after running away from B’Haram

Two out of the five Borno emirs forced to flee their domain by Boko Haram insurgents have returned to their palaces. The emirs – Muhammadu Askirama of Askira, and Ismaila Mamza of Uba – returned to their respective palaces on Tuesday in the company of Mamman Durkuwa, Borno deputy governor. The emirs fled to Maiduguri, the state capital, when the insurgents took [...]

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