Court Sacks Emirs Appointed by Ganduje, Dissolves Four Additional Emirates


The creation of four additional emirates in Kano State has been nullified by a Kano State High Court.

The presiding judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, on Thursday ruled that due process was not followed in the creation of the emirates.

The Politico had reported in May that Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje assented the bill seeking the establishment of four additional first class emirates – Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichiin – in Kano State.

Ganduje assented the bill following its passage by the Kano State House of Assembly.

He later in the month presented letters of appointment to the four new first-class Emirs during a ceremony held at the state capital.

Details later.