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Emir Sanusi’s Woes Continue As Kano Assembly Approves Creation Of 4 Additional Emirates

At last, the Kano State House of Assembly has  approved the creation of four additional First Class Emirate Councils in the state in a bid to reduce the age-long influence of the Emir of Kano, who had always been the only first class emir in a state with 44 local governments.  The Majority leader of the house, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari,on Thursday , said the decision to amend the Kano Emirate Council Bill 2019 was in public interest as it will bring the people closer to their traditional rulers. According to

See How Emir Sanusi Misappropriated 3.4bn – Kano Anti-Graft Agency

Following the response of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II to a query issued on him by the Kano State Government, the state’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has noted the what the monarch said are misrepresentation of facts. Recall that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration through the secretary to the state government Usman Alhaji, had on June 6 asked Sanusi to the accusation that N3.4 billion was misappropriated under his watch. Usman Alhaji maintained Sanusi’s answer to the query will

Kano Residents Rejoice As Ganduje, Sanusi Reconcile

Kano residents have commended the reconciliation of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje with the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II by a committee initiated by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti in Abuja on Friday. Some residents, who spoke to reporters on Saturday in Kano, expressed satisfaction and appreciation with the reconciliation. According to some of them, the reconciliation is in the best interest of peace in the state and the nation. Dr Abba Ahmed, a retired civil servant in the state, said the

Ganduje Queries Sanusi Over ‘Financial Misappropriation’

The governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje, has queried emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi, over alleged financial misappropriation. The letter of query is coming two days after the duo shook hands and prayed together during the Eid el Fitr celebrations. The state’s anti-graft agency had grilled the emir and requested in a report for his suspension, saying N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi. It also stated that between 2014 and 2017, the Kano emirate spent over N1.4 billion on “fraudulent and

IFTAR: Obi Of Onitsha Absent As Buhari Dines With Ooni, Sultan, Sanusi, Others At State House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening played host to traditional rulers from across the country who joined him in breaking today’s Ramadan fast at the State House in Abuja. Among the monarchs who had the iftar meal with President Buhari were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Others were the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse and other prominent rulers from the South

Like Ganduje, Lalong Moves To Weaken Powers Of ‘Gbong Gwom Jos’

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has moved to weaken the influence of the paramount ruler of Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, known as the Gbong Gwom Jos. The development follows a similar move by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who split the state’s emirate into four, thereby, reducing the power of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. In a memo written by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dayyabu Garga, the state government ordered the carving out of two Traditional

Sanusi: A Different Kind Of Emir

Is it a matter of genealogy or sheer puffery? Only time will tell of the controversial nature of the Sarkin Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Right before his ascension to the revered stool of the Kano Emirate, Sanusi II has always courted controversy whether for its sake or altruistically, is what is difficult to fathom. It is on record that as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, he became the first activist governor in that position, sometimes speaking contrary to the policies of a government he was part. For those who

Atiku Supporters In Kano Lament Postponement Of Election

It was a sad day for many residents of kano who woke up this morning only to learn that the presidential election had been postponed to February 23. As at 9 am when THE WHISTLER went around the city, residents were seen in groups along the streets talking about the postponement and the likely implications, with many expressing their disappointment and anger. At a designated polling centre close to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a group of youths were engaged in argument on whether the…

PHOTO NEWS: Kano Stands Still As Atiku Holds Presidential Rally

Kano is practically standing still as thousands of supporters of the People’s Democratic Party have converged on the Sani Abacha Stadium in the state capital to witness the presidential campaign rally of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Kano State. Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the PDP, had few hours ago arrived at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, in company of the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Bukola Saraki, amongst others. A mammoth crowed of the former Vice…

Abubakar, SGF, Amaechi Lead Stakeholders To NIMASA Maritime Awards

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, will be leading other stakeholders to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Maritime Awards scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12th January, 2019 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos at 6pm. The Governors of Lagos, Ogun, Enugu, Ondo, Kaduna, Kebbi and Borno states as well as…