BREAKING: Kano Gov Yusuf Orders Sacked Emirs To Vacate Palace, Hand Over Within 48 Hours

BREAKING: Kano Gov Yusuf Orders Sacked Emirs To Vacate Palace, Hand Over Within 48 Hours

  • The governor of Kano state, Abba Kabir Yusuf has confirmed the sack of five emirs in the North West state
  • This came after he signed the Kano Emirates Bill 2024 into law and announced Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new emir of Kano
  • Governor Yusuf has also ordered the sacked monarchs to hand over Emirate Council properties to the commissioner of local government, who also serves as state deputy governor and vacate their palace within two days journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has asked the Emirs who were removed following the return of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir of Kano to leave the palaces within the next 48 hours.

Kano gov orders sacked emir to leave their official residences within two days
Kano Gov Yusuf confirmed the sacking of Kano emirs and ordered them to hand over within 48 hours. Photo credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf
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As reported by Daily Trust, Governor Yusuf stated this on Thursday, May 23, while addressing journalists after signing the Emirate Council Law at the Government House in Abuja.

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Yusuf directed the sacked monarchs to vacate official residences and palaces and hand over government belongings in their possession to the commissioner of local government and chieftaincy Affairs within two days.

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He stated that the five emirs appointed by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje are the ones mainly affected by the new law. reported that this came after the Kano House of Assembly controlled by the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) had repealed the law which Ganduje used to make the changes. The lawmakers had transmitted their bill to Governor Yusuf who signed it into law on Thursday evening.

Recall that Ganduje had in 2019 split Kano emirate into five and appointed an emir for each. The former governor also sacked the former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II.

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Addressing a media briefing after signing the law, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf announced the reinstatement of Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.

Video of Ganduje mocking Sanusi resurfaces reported earlier that an old video of former Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje mocking Muhammad Sanusi II had resurfaced online.

This is coming on the day the Kano state house of assembly abolished the five emirates and dethroned the emirs on Thursday, May 23.

Gandjue narrated how he dethroned Sanusi as Emir of Kano by applying the "medicine" of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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