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    ‘We didn’t die, stop sending condolences’ — Yusra Sanusi reacts after father’s dethroning

‘We didn’t die, stop sending condolences’ — Yusra Sanusi reacts after father’s dethroning

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    Kano anti-graft agency asks Sanusi to answer land racketeering allegations

Kano anti-graft agency asks Sanusi to answer land racketeering allegations

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has asked Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, to appear before it on Monday over fresh allegations on land racketeering. TheCable had earlier reported that the agency asked the monarch to appear within 24 hours. Sources told TheCable that Sanusi asked for more time. Addressing journalists at his office on Thursday, Muhuyi Rimingado, chairman [...]

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    Junaid: Sanusi asked to be Osinbajo’s VP when Buhari was sick in London

Junaid: Sanusi asked to be Osinbajo’s VP when Buhari was sick in London

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, lobbied for the position of vice-president when President Muhammadu Buhari was hospitalised in London. Osinbajo presided over the country when Buhari treated an undisclosed ailment in London in 2017. Speaking with TheInterview, Mohammed said the emir asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to consider him for the nation's number two position [...]

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    Kano govt tackles Tofa over creation of new emirates

Kano govt tackles Tofa over creation of new emirates

The Kano state government says Bashir Tofa, MKO Abiola's main rival in the 1993 presidential election, cannot speak for 20 million residents of the state on the creation of new emirates. Twenty elders in Kano led by Tofa Tofa had filed a suit to challenge the creation of four new emirates by the government of Abdullahi Ganduje. The state had filed a [...]

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    Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his committee has met with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, to resolve the differences between the duo. Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), said the two parties have shown [...]

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    Court fixes February 20 for Sanusi’s suit against Kano anti-graft agency

Court fixes February 20 for Sanusi’s suit against Kano anti-graft agency

A federal high court sitting in Kano has fixed February 20, 2020, to rule in a suit filed by Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, against Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. The agency had in its interim report on an investigation of Kano emirate council finances, recommended that Sanusi be suspended pending completion of the investigation of alleged misappropriation. The agency [...]

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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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    Sanusi’s ‘chief singer’ arrested in Kano

Sanusi’s ‘chief singer’ arrested in Kano

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, shook hands at the eid praying ground in the ancient town on Tuesday. Both men have not been seen together publicly since the governor split the Kano emirate into five. Ganduje has been severely criticised over the move believed to be targetted at the emir who reportedly opposed his reelection [...]

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    Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

The size of the emirate under Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been reduced to 10 out of 44 local government areas (LGAs) in the state. Meanwhile, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission is going ahead with the investigation of  the emirate under him which can lead to his deposition. The commission had alleged the misappropriation of N6 billion by [...]

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    Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, said he has resolved to avoid political and economic controversies in the aftermath of the 2019 elections.  According to PUNCH, Sanusi spoke during a dinner organised to celebrate the 125th anniversary of First Bank, on Tuesday. The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) prayed for the government to envisage long-term plans of about 125 years and [...]

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    Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, emir of Kano, says no president influenced his decisions unduly while he was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He disclosed this in an interview with CNBC Africa at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Sanusi said the lack of political interference in the operations of the CBN under his watch enabled his administration to [...]

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    Sanusi: I’ve earned my stars in every competitive environment

Sanusi: I’ve earned my stars in every competitive environment

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says he earned his stars in every competitive environment. In an interview with Financial Times, the outspoken monarch recalled his days as a banker and how he was given central bank governor award four times. In June 2009, the late President Musa Yar'Adua appointed Sanusi for a five-year term but ex-President Goodluck Jonathan suspended him in February 2014 after the [...]

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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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    Sanusi, ooni, dein to attend young leaders conference

Sanusi, ooni, dein to attend young leaders conference

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni  of Ife and Benjamin Ikechukwu, dein of Agbor, are expected to attend the southern and northern young leaders conference. The programme which is meant for the deliberation on the non-inclusion of young people in the political process with a view to finding a solution, is scheduled to hold in Enugu on March 3, [...]

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    Ministers, governors should undergo drug test, says Sanusi

Ministers, governors should undergo drug test, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says all public officers and traditional rulers should be compelled by law to undergo drug test. Speaking in Kano at the senate roundtable on drug abuse, on Monday, Sanusi said it was hypocritical of leaders to campaign against drug use but allow their “bodyguards and thugs” use it inconsequentially. He said the call was necessary to [...]

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