Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi, Returns to School More Than a Year After Dethronement

Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi, Returns to School More Than a Year After Dethronement

  • The immediate past Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is in the news again following his return to the classroom
  • The former CBN governor is expected to begin a doctorate degree in Islamic Law at the University of London in UK
  • Sanusi relocated to London to begin the academic programme a year after he announced the news of his fellowship at Oxford University

A former Emir of Kano and past governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is set to begin his doctoral degree in Islamic Law at the University of London, United Kingdom.

The former monarch made this known on Monday, November 8, while speaking to Premium Times.

Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi
Former emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi has gone back to school for his doctorate degree in the United Kingdom. Photo credit: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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Sanusi confirmed that he recently relocated to London for the academic programme, however, he was silent on the date for the commencement of the program.

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The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who is arguably one of the most educated monarchs in the country, will be combining his new role as a PhD student with his academic responsibility at Oxford University.

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Muhammadu Sanusi offered fellowship programme at Oxford University

Recall that Sanusi went back to school after he was offered a fellowship programme at Oxford University.

The development was announced by the varsity's management committee of the African studies after the former emir's request was granted.

Sanusi resumed in the centre back in October 2020, for the 2020-2021 academic year and also made use of the period to write a book based on his experience as a banker, public analyst, economy expert and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.

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Earlier, reported that the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, disappointed those expecting him to contest for the governorship position of Kano state.

Sanusi declared that he has no intention of running for any political position in the country. Going further, he promised to continue educating the public on the right candidates to vote for during elections.

He disclosed this at a meeting of the Muqaddimai and Shaykhs of the sect for the first time since his appointment as Caliph.


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