Just In: Anxiety As Kano Governor Yusuf Issues Fresh Quit Notice to Emir Bayero, Details Emerge

Just In: Anxiety As Kano Governor Yusuf Issues Fresh Quit Notice to Emir Bayero, Details Emerge

  • Muhammadu Sanusi II's rival, Aminu Ado Bayero, has been directed to vacate the Nasarawa mini palace without delay
  • The Kano state government, led by Abba Kabi Yusuf, issued the quit notice after the court declared the deposition of Bayero as null and void
  • Interestingly, the police in Kano state have taken over the Kano emir's palace and dislodged the guards protecting Sanusi following the recent court order on the Emirate tussle

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has served the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, a quit notice to vacate the Nasarawa palace where he is currently staying immediately.

Bayero gets fresh notice to vacate Nasarawa palace
The 15th emir of Kano Bayero and Kano Governor Abba Yusuf. Photo credit: Aminu Ado Bayero, Abba Kabir Yusuf
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Why Governor Yusuf wants Bayero out of mini palace

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As reported by The Nation, the governor said he wanted to demolish the dilapidated parts of the property for reconstruction and renovation.

On Sunday, June 23, however, the Kano state government expressed dismay that Bayero was still “squatting” at the Nasarawa palace, saying it was not safe for him to continue to live there, The New Telegraph reported.

Recall that Governor Abba Yusuf had ordered Bayero to vacate the mini palace in Nasarawa.

Governor Yusuf's order to demolish the mini palace came hours after the Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday, June 20, declared the deposition of Bayero as null and void.

The court nullified Muhammad Sanusi II's reinstatement as the 16th Emir of Kano and quashed Bayero's dethronement.

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However, the state government said it would appeal the judgment while it ordered the demolition of the Nasarawa palace occupied by the embattled Bayero.

Kano police dislodge guards protecting Sanusi

Earlier, operatives of the Kano state police command reportedly stormed the emir’s palace and displaced the local guards protecting Muhammadu Sanusi 11, the 16th emir of the ancient city.

The hunters who served as local guards left the palace as soon as the police officers took over the security of the building.

The hunters, known locally as ‘Yan Tauri,’ were drawn from across the state and deployed to the palace. The police presence was a move to secure the main palace for the relocation of Aminu Bayero, the deposed 15th Emir of Kano, following a court order that faulted his dethronement.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.