Muhammadu Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano, Details Emerge

Muhammadu Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano, Details Emerge

  • Aminu Ado Bayero, the chancellor of the University of Calabar, may have lost his seat as the Emir of Kano
  • Bayero ascended the throne on March 9, 2020, following the deposition of his nephew Muhammad Sanusi II by ex-governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
  • However, against the backdrop of the fresh resolution of the Kano state house of assembly to dissolve several emirates, Sanusi II may be back to the palace journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Kano, Kano state - Muhammadu Sanusi II, a former emir of Kano, has reportedly been reinstated.

Leadership newspaper said on Thursday, May 23, that it "authoritatively gathered" that Sanusi was restored to his previous monarchical role following the resolution of the Kano house of assembly to dismantle several new emirates in the state.

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Kano: Sanusi II reinstated as emir
The Kano state house of assembly on Thursday, May 23, finalised a bill that significantly altered the structure of the emirate council. Photo credit: @MSII_dynasty
Source: Twitter

Although Sanusi's reinstatement has not been officially announced, the newspaper stated that it has it "on good authority" that Sanusi II has been reinstated, and is expected in Kano on Friday, May 24.

It reported "a credible inside source" said:

“So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated.
"No need for confirmation; the thing to do is wait for the governor (Abba Kabir Yusuf) to assent to it.”

Sanusi’s return is believed to be championed by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a heavyweight politician in Kano state.

Muhammadu Sanusi II visits Rivers state

Meanwhile, earlier today, May 23, Muhammad Sanusi II departed Lagos to Rivers to attend the oil-rich state's economic and investment summit where he is the keynote speaker.

Sanusi posted a video on his verified X (formerly Twitter) page that showed him with his entourage.

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At the time of this report, he has arrived in Rivers state and was received by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

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Kano assembly urged to reinstate ex-Emir Sanusi earlier reported that the Kano state assembly was urged to review the law establishing four additional emirates in Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi and reinstate Sanusi.

A group, “Yan Dangwalen Jihar Kano”, made the appeal in a letter addressed to the speaker of the house, Jibril Ismail Falgore.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at

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