Trending Video: Emir Sanusi Attacks FG? Fact Emerges

Trending Video: Emir Sanusi Attacks FG? Fact Emerges

  • A claim on X that the reinstated emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has attacked the federal government is misleading
  • An X user claimed that the former CBN government made his comment after he was reinstated as the emir of Kano
  • However, a fact-check showed that the embattled Emir made the comment two years ago during a stage drama about his life journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

A trending video of the reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II speaking about the Nigerian government's failure and calling on it to address various challenges confronting the country has emerged online.

The reinstated emir reportedly urged Nigerians to hold politicians accountable in the video. It was being circulated with the claim that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made the comment after he was reinstated by the Kano state government.

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The video with the claim showing the reinstated Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi criticising the federal government is old video.
Video claiming emir of Kano criticise the government is old Photo Credit: @Imranmuhdz
Source: Twitter

The claim was made by an X user @Row_Haastrup. The tweet reads:

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“Powerful speech by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi after being reinstated as Emir.”

A search of the keyframes in the video on a Google reverse image shows that the footage has been online since 2022.

Real video of Sanusi speaking against government

It was also discovered that an earlier version of the video showed Sanusi giving his speech at the launch of a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time.” The event was held in August 2022 in Lagos.

Ahmed Yerima, a professor of drama at Redeemer University, wrote the play. Joseph Edgar, the Executive Chairman of Duke of Somolu Productions, produced it.

In the video, the embattled emir said:

“We cannot be intimidated by somebody because you are a president or governor, and we cannot tell you that you are wrong.

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“We have chosen different paths. If I had gone into politics, at least given the people who have access to be president in Nigeria, I could have become president or a governor."

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Atiku speaks on Kano royal tussle earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president, reacted to the royal tussle between Sanusi and Bayero.

The ex-PDP presidential candidate condemned the deployment of the military in the matter, saying such would upset the peace and security in the state.

He added that President Bola Tinubu's administration needs to be reminded that Kano is known for peace and security, and any attempt to destabilise it would be resisted.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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