Breaking: Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 dethroned

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, has been removed by the Kano state Government.

The dethronement of the of Sanusi was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, at the State Executive Council meeting on Monday.

In a statement signed by the SSG, and made available to journalists, the Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state government and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the government, without any unlawful jurisdiction, which it said, amounts to insubordinations.

According to Usman Alhaji, “It is on record and in so many instances, Malam Muhammad Sanusi 11 has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano state Emirate law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate”

“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano state Emirate law 2019and other reasons stated above.

“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.

His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and as well go about their normal businesses.

He however revealed that a new Emir would soon be appointed to replace Sanusi.    


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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