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Kano Emir re-appoints kingmaker 17-years after he was removed


Seventh years after his deposed, Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero as reinstated Alh. Aminu Babba Dan Agundi as Sarki Dawaki Babba and member of the council.

Besides, the emir also restored the traditional title of his elder brother Sanusi Ado Bayero as Chiroma Kano and member of the council.

The two appointments were contained in a statement written to the secretary to the state government, Usman Alhaji by the deputy secretary of Kano emirate council, Sarki Waziri, obtained by The Guardian.

Emir Aminu’s decision to reinstate Dan Agundi was however against the judgement of the supreme court which upheld the action of late Ado on the deposition of Dan Agundi.


Late Ado sacked Dan Agundi in 2003 following an allegation of insubordination. It was learnt that Dan Agundi refused to honour the invitation of the former emir which was considered large scale misconduct and outright disrespect to the traditional institution.

Dan Agundi dragged the late Ado and emirate to court, seeking the reinstatement of his traditional title. Justice Sadi Mato of Kano state high court granted his request and ordered for Dan Agundi’s reinstatement.

The legal battle went up to the court of Appeal where the late Ado and emirate sought the appellate to quash the judgement of Justice Mato. However, the matter went against the late Ado as the appellate court affirmed the verdict of the lower court.

Supreme court later validated the sack of Dan Agundi in its judgement held recently and put an end to the seventh years legal battle and six years after the demise of Ado Bayero.

Meanwhile, the reinstatement of Sanusi as Chiroma Kano six years after he stripped himself of the traditional title is seen as reconciliation.

Sanusi, the eldest son of late Ado Bayero embarked of self-exile when he lost the plum throne to former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 13th Fulani emir of Kano who was dethroned by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for alleged insubordination.

Sanusi returned to Kano for the first time in six years after his younger brother assumed the throne of their late father, Ado Bayero.

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