Kano Emirate Tussle: Court perpetually restrains Bayero, 4 others from parading themselves as Emirs

Emirate tussle

Kano State High Court 17, presided over by Justice Amina Adamu Aliyu, has perpetually restrained Aminu Ado Bayero and four other dethroned Emirs, of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, and Ƙaraye from parading themselves as Emirs. Delivering the judgment yesterday, the Court further restrained the 15th Emir of Kano and four other Emirs, themselves, servants, privies and any other persons appointed by them from parading themselves as Emirs of Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, Ƙaraye. The Kano State government had filed a case asking the State High to stop the 15th Emir of…

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Kano: Fire razes Emir Sanusi’s palace

Kano Emir's palace

…Foul play suspected A fire outbreak, suspected to have been set by yet-to-be-identified persons, has reportedly destroyed a palace at the Gidan Rumfa, in Kano, where the 16th Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi, is presently occupying. According to sources from the palace, the incident happened Friday night, around 11pm. A source said one of the palaces, located at Ƙofar Kudu, where the Emir holds court every Monday, was seriously affected. He said, “It was the palace at Ƙofar Kudu. You know the palace has an entrance from inside, while the main entrance…

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Kano: Govt. upholds moral standards, rejects LGBT rights


…Says no room for LGBT activism in State ​Kano State governor, Abba Yusuf, has made a statement regarding the promotion of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights in the State. He declared that his administration will not tolerate any group suspected of promoting and advocating for LGBTQ rights. This directive comes amid rising tensions over the activities of groups allegedly promoting same-sex marriage in Kano State. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Baba Ɗantiye, who disclosed the governor’s stance to newsmen at the weekend in Kano,  addressed concerns…

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Kano: Court gives 2 judges 48hrs to resign from panels set up to probe Ganduje

Kano Court order

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano and presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda, has given 48 hours deadline to two Kano Judges, Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu and Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, who were appointed by Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf to serve as Chairman of the ‘Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the Recovery of Misappropriated Public Properties and Assets” and Chairman of ‘Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate Political Violence and Missing Persons‘ respectively, to resign their appointments. Justice Simon Amobeda gave the order while delivering his judgment in a…

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“Emirship tussle not reason for our delayed resumption” – Kano Assembly

Kano Assembly

Kano State House of Assembly has described as fake, the speculations that it has not reopened for plenary over security, emanating from the recurring emirate tussle issues. The spokesperson to Speaker of the Assembly, Kamaluddeen Shawai, told the newsmen yesterday that the viral news “is simply fake and baseless”. Shawai urged the good people of the state to disregard any report insinuating that the assembly has not reopened for plenary due to insecurity caused by the emirate tussle. “The purported fear of attacks and delay in resuming the plenary are…

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Kano Emirship tussle: Court adjourns hearing until July 4

Kano Emirship tussle

Kano State High Court yesterday, has adjourned until July 4, hearing an application in the on-going Kano Emirship tussle case. The  State’s Attorney-General, Speaker Kano State House of Assembly, the Kano State House of Assembly, through their counsel, Ibrahim Isah-Wangida Esq, filed a Motion ex-parte dated May 27. The applicants are seeking an order restraining the 15th emir, Aminu Ado-Bayero, and four other dethroned emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, and Karaye from parading themselves as traditional rulers. The respondents are: Aminu Ado-Bayero; Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado-Bayero; Emir of Ƙaraye,…

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Emirship tussle:  “Politicians asked Ado Bayero to fight after dethronement” – Kano Gov.

Abba Yusuf

Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, has accused some ‘unpatriotic politicians’ of encouraging the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, to fight back after he was dethroned. Disclosing this through his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature, the governor said these unpatriotic politicians are behind the court case challenging his deposition by the Kano State Government. Featuring on a television programme yesterday, the governor’s spokesman described Bayero’s fight to upturn his dethronement as unnecessary. Stressing that politics was involved in the issue of Kano Emirate tussle, Bature recounted that Emir Muhammad…

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“I don’t care if I’m removed again, but Kano emirate must remain one” – Emir Sanusi

Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, has said that he doesn’t care whether he was removed again provided that the Kano Emirate remains one as it were before. The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who spoke in a  published interview,, blamed the crisis rocking the Emirate on the immediate-past administration in Kano State. “For me, even now that I am here, only God knows how long I will be here. I can die tomorrow. Another governor can come tomorrow and say that he has removed…

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Kano Emirate tussle: ‘Sanusi remains Emir; court didn’t annul Bayero’s removal’ – Govt.

Kano emirate tussle

…”Police won’t evict deposed Emir” – CP  Kano State Government has said that the ruling of the Federal High Court in the State legitimizes its decision on the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024, and shows it acted in good faith. Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, said the court ruling upholds the rule of law and reaffirms the actions of the government. Dederi, who spoke at the government house after the court ruling, said the court verdicts unambiguously validated the law…

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Sanusi/ Bayero: ‘Judicial orders in Kano an embarrassment to Judiciary’ – Falana

Femi Falana

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has described the recent judicial orders in Kano State as an embarrassment to the Judiciary. In an interview on a television programme yesterday, the legal luminary highlighted that the existence of conflicting judicial orders creates significant issues. Specifically, he mentioned that the state High Court issued an order in favor of Sanusi that such conflict would be resolved by the Court of Appeal to mitigate any confusion.He argued that this procedural step should typically prevent any further pronouncements from the Federal High Court judge,…

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