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Kano deposes Emir Sanusi

The Kano State Government on Monday, March 9 announced the deposition of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. This deposition culminates several months of tension between State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the deposed Emir. Upon his deposition, Sanusi was moved from Kano to Abuja and then on to Loko, a town in Nasarawa State, where he was reportedly banished to. Emir Sanusi has been a vocal critic of governors of the northern region of the country, who he accused of not doing enough to end ravaging poverty in the region. He was also reported to have opposed the re-election of Ganduje, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections. Ganduje however, won the election and appeared to have decided to extract a revenge. Emir Sanusi’s banishment to Loko from where he was moved to Awe was however short-lived. Although the State government denied banishing him, an Abuja Federal High court order reversed his confinement to Awe and ordered his release. The Emir is reported in a statement as not being interested in challenging his deposition and is said to have moved on. Emir Sanusi is reported to have since moved to Lagos from Awe.

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