Dethroned Bayero at Kano Emir's Palace to Accept Royal Greetings? Gov’s Aide Reacts

Dethroned Bayero at Kano Emir's Palace to Accept Royal Greetings? Gov’s Aide Reacts

  • The struggle for the Kano emirship continues as Aminu Ado Bayero and Muhammadu Sanusi II both claim the title, each operating from separate palaces in Kano city
  • recalls that Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the 15th Emir of Kano, said that justice would prevail
  • Bayero was recently dethroned as the Emir after the Kano state assembly repealed a 2019 emirate law that was used to oust Sanusi in 2020 journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Kano, Kano state - A senior special assistant on digital media to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state, has said a claim that the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, was at the Kano Emir's Palace, on Sunday afternoon, May 26, to accept royal greetings, was false.

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A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imran Muhammad, had posted a 24-second video on his verified X (formerly Twitter) page, suggesting that deposed Bayero received guests at the Kano Emir's palace.

However, the governor's aide, through his verified handle, @babarh_, said it is fake.

Ignore fake news about Ado Bayero at Kano Emir's palace
There has been tension in Kano after Abba Yusuf, the governor, dethroned Emir Ado Bayero. Photo credit: @ridoradeola
Source: Twitter

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According to him, the video was an old clip "during the reign of the former Emir Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero".

@babarh_ quoted Muhammad's tweet and wrote:

"Fake news! Fake news!! Fake news!!!
"That was Bichi Emirate during the reign of the former Emir Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.
"Dey try and be verifying things before coming up online."

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Protest hits Kano earlier reported that protesters demonstrated on the streets of Gaya, one of the five emirates affected by the repealed Kano emirates council law.

The dethroned Emir reportedly vacated the palace at midnight on Thursday, May 23.

On Sunday morning, May 26, some supporters of the town reportedly protested the decision of the lawmakers and state governor.

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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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