BREAKING: Jubilation as Sanusi Receives Appointment Letter, Turbaned New Kano Emir, Photo Emerges

BREAKING: Jubilation as Sanusi Receives Appointment Letter, Turbaned New Kano Emir, Photo Emerges

  • Governor Abba Yusuf has presented the letter of reinstatement to the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II
  • Presenting the letter on Friday, May 24, Yusuf said the government decided to return Sanusi "out of conviction that he was victimised" out of office
  • Yusuf stated that Sanusi's reappointment was guided by the collective belief and judgement of his competency, dedication and zeal for the development of Kano state and Nigeria journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Kano, Kano state - Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II has been turbaned as the Emir of Kano, northwest Nigeria, for a second time.

As reported by The Cable, the coronation of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor as the 16th Emir took place on Friday, May 24, at the Kano state government house.

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It was a moment of jubilation on Friday, May 24, in Kano as Governor Abba Yusuf officially issued Muhammadu Sanusi II a letter of appointment at the Government House. Photo credit: @maidawaarewa
Source: Twitter

Vanguard newspaper also noted the development.

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At the ceremony, Yusuf called on the reinstated Emir to use his leadership to unite the emirate and the state as a whole.

It would be recalled that the governor, on Thursday, May 23, reinstated Sanusi as Emir of Kano, four years after he was deposed.

This was after Yusuf signed the bill repealing the state emirate council law 2019 that gave the state five domains - Kano, Gaya, Karaye, Bichi and Rano.

The state house of assembly on Thursday, May 23, passed the bill for the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the removal of all five emirs.

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New Kano emir: Nigerians react

Following the turbaning of Sanusi on Friday, May 24, some Nigerians took to X (formerly Twitter) to congratulate him.

@Kyusufadam wrote:

"The return of the king.
"Allah is truly the Almighty in the affairs of men! To one of my most respected and beloved Emir in Nigeria, HRM Sheikh Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Congratulations, sir!"

@DeWeyhamist said:

"Kings are pawns in the chessboard of politicians. They come and go as politicians wish.
"Congratulations to HRH. Sanusi Lamido on his reinstallation. May his reign last longer this time without political interference."

Ebuka Nwafor commented:

"Congratulations to Sanusi.
"He's the right man for the throne. He'll have the authority and the seal to speak to the powers that be.
"That is an added advantage, benefit, and intention. Long may he live."

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Protesters storm NASS over Kano emirate tussle earlier reported that a group of concerned citizens and stakeholders across Nigeria gathered on Friday, May 24, at the presidential villa and the national assembly Abuja, calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene in the ongoing crisis affecting the Kano emirate.

The demonstrators, who marched peacefully, carried signs and banners expressing their concerns about the situation in Kano.

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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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