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‘I take my dethronement in good faith’ — Sanusi breaks silence



Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, says he considers his dethronement as the will of God. 

The Kano state government announced the destoolment of Sanusi over allegations of insubordination on Monday.

Aminu Bayero, son of the late Ado Bayero and emir of Bichi, was installed as Sanusi’s replacement.

In a video recording on Tuesday, Sanusi who spoke in Hausa asked the people of Kano to support the new emir.

”Greetings my people. We are always thankful to God for all the things we experience that never end. I was dethroned as the emir of Kano on the 9th of March, 2020. God has kept me in health for about six years on this throne,” he said.

”The one who gives, has taken. Leadership is given to one to keep and when it’s time, the person has to give it back. God has already fore-planned when one will stay or leave and that’s why we have taken in good faith everything that has happened. We agree, we are grateful, we are cheerful. We thank the people of Kano for all the love they have shown us thus far, for the followership, and obedience.

”We thank all the people that have helped us and that have supported us. We thank the brethren with good hearts that stayed and made these decisions. We plead to our children and people that whoever becomes leader, they should follow him to fufil his duties. I thank the brethren and I’m telling them that God is infallible and whatever he does is right.

”And today, it shouldn’t bother them. When something starts, it’s the end we look out for. God will make the end good, he’ll make us finish well. We thank the God that gave us the ability to serve for the years we did, the one that gave us the ability to build the structures we built here.

”Let us continue to pray that God blesses the state and cause it to prosper and give the proper leadership. This palace, God should cause it to prosper and our land, God should return it, God should fill us with joy. We are grateful, thank you, thank you. We leave you in happiness, we leave you in a good state of heart, we leave you in thanks.”

Sanusi’s grandfather was deposed as emir of Kano in 1963 and banished to Azare in Bauchi.

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Thugs Attack Kwankwaso In Kano



The convoy of former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso was attacked by thugs in Kano on Tuesday.

It was gathered not less than three utility vehicles in his convoy were destroyed during the incident, which occured close to a three star hotel in the city.

The incident was said to have occurred shortly after Kwankwaso conferred with the Chairman of Kano State PDP ward Congress, Governor Fintiri.

A statement by Ibrahim Adam, spokesman to Abba Kabir Yusuf, 2019 PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano said “the leader escaped unhurt ”

Adam said: “While leaving the hotel, some hired thugs attacked the convoy of Sen. Kwankwaso and destroyed 3 cars belonging to some of our House of Assembly members.”

He added: “But, Alhamdulillah, the congress was successful. They couldn’t achieve what they want to achieve.”

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My Father Is A Master Chess Player In Politics – Ganduje’s Daughter



Fatima Ganduje Ajimobi, Daughter of the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has once again come for her father’s critics, days after the state government dethroned Muhammad Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

Taking to her Instagram story, the governor’s daughter said there has been no single riot in Kano as expected by others, following the crowning of another Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

Fatima also said she would rather a worker than a talker, a subtle jab at the deposed Sanusi, who was critical of Ganduje’s administration.

Screenshot of her Instagram story.

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Vice President Osinbajo, Sheds Light on Kano Power Sector



By Adamu Aminu, Kano.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday emphasised the need to get the private sector involved with government to bring power to Kano State.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this while receiving the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture led by its president, Alhaji Dalhatu Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President spokesman, Laolu Akande.

According to him, “If we can bring a substantial amount of investment in power to Kano, we can really make a difference. So, I am looking forward to working with you on power,”

He said closer collaboration between KACCIMA and the Federal Government is very important to economically move the state and Nigeria forward.

“Anyone who understands the history of business in Nigeria cannot in any way diminish the importance of the Kano business community,’’ said the statement.

In the statement, Osinbajo said when the country started the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, in engaging the partnership that will move the initiative forward, Lagos and Kano had to be the two focal points for the implementation of the reform plans.

The statement added that the Vice President said the regular interface between the private sector and the Federal Government would continue because of their contribution to the development of the economy, especially in creating employment.

Osinbajo assured that the federal government would do everything possible to support the business community in Kano.

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