BREAKING: New Twist as Federal High Court Stops Sanusi’s Reinstatement as Kano Emir

BREAKING: New Twist as Federal High Court Stops Sanusi’s Reinstatement as Kano Emir

  • A federal high court in Kano has directed the state government not to enforce the emirate council repeal law 2024
  • reports that the Kano state house of assembly passed the amended bill on Thursday, May 23, and it was assented to by Governor Abba Yusuf
  • Subsequently, Muhammadu Sanusi II was reinstated as Emir of Kano by kingmakers and Governor Yusuf journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Kano, Kano state - A federal high court presided by Justice Liman has granted an ex parte order restraining the Kano state government from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

According to Daily Nigerian in a report on Friday morning, May 24, the judge gave the order on Thursday night, May 23, even though he is reportedly in the US.

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Kano: Court bars state government from reinstalling Sanusi as Emir
A federal high court in Kano has granted an order stopping the state government from enforcing the emirate council repeal law. Photo credit: @MSII_dynasty
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The order also kicked against the abolishment of four emirates: Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

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It directed all parties involved in the sociopolitical struggle in Kano state to maintain status quo.

Governor Abba Yusuf had on Thursday, May 23, officially announced the re-appointment of Emir Sanusi shortly after signing a new bill on the Kano Emirate into law.

He performed the signing at the Government House before the speaker of Kano state house of assembly, Ismaila Falgore, and other principal officers of the House.

Speaking shortly after signing the law, Governor Yusuf described the event as historic, and thanked the state of assembly for performing their constitutional duties.

Check out the documents from the high court below:

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Emir Bayero out of Kano earlier reported that Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, who succeeded Sanusi in Kano, is said to be currently out of town.

Ado Bayero paid a courtesy call to Oba Sikiru Adetona, Awujale of Ijebuland, Ogun state, on Thursday, May 23.

Bayero alongside his retinue of aides and chiefs visited the Awujale in Ijebu-Ode to felicitate with the first-class traditional ruler on his 90th birthday celebration and 64th year on the throne.


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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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