BREAKING: Dethroned Kano Emir Ado Bayero Leaves Palace, Video Trends

BREAKING: Dethroned Kano Emir Ado Bayero Leaves Palace, Video Trends

  • There has been suspense in Kano since Thursday, May 23, when Muhammadu Sanusi II was reinstated as Emir of Kano, four years after he was deposed
  • The apprehension in the state was caused by the sack of Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, by Governor Abba Yusuf
  • Bayero's sack has remained a subject of intense controversy across the country's socio-political landscape, with many demanding reversal of the directive journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Kano, Kano state - Amid a monarchical tussle, a video has emerged showing the 15th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, leaving the mini-palace in Nasarawa area of the ancient city.

As shared by Leadership newspaper on Monday afternoon, May 27, Bayero’s supporters cheered him on as the traditional leader, who was on a horse, acknowledged them.

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Kano: Ado Bayero leaves mini palace amid tension in ancient city
The city of Kano is currently embroiled in a crisis over Emirate tussle. Photo credit: @ridoradeola
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It is not immediately clear whether Bayero left permanently or tentatively.

Watch the clip below: reported that the Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, reinstated Sanusi II as the new Emir of Kano in a colourful ceremony on Friday, May 24.

Sanusi was dethroned by the immediate past administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, who is the current national chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was ousted in 2020 for showing “insubordination” to state authorities at the time.

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Dethroned Kano Emir speaks amid tension

Earlier, reported that Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Kirmau Mai Gabas), the sacked Emir of Gaya in Kano state, said he has accepted his removal as an act of God.

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

Reacting to the action of the authorities in Kano state, the dethroned monarch stated that he bore no grudge against anybody.

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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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