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Relief for Emir Sanusi as court stops Ganduje from inaugurating Kano Emirate Council

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A High Court in Kano on Tuesday granted an interim injunction to stop the state government from taking any action on the emirates controversy without consulting the current council emirate.

This follows the decision by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign a new law approving the creation of four new emirates and the appointment of first-class emirs for each of them.

The law also establishes the council of chiefs.

Following the new law, some Kano kingmakers filed an ‘ex-parte’ motion at the High Court and Justice Ahmed Badamosi granted the interim order while the main suit continues.

The case was, thereafter, adjourned to December 17.

The development is coming days after Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, signed into law a bill seeking the creation of four additional emirates in the state.

The four emirates are Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi. The governor had earlier created the emirates but a court nullified them.

Subsequently, he transmitted a new bill on the creation of the emirates to the state assembly and the lawmakers treated the bill speedily after which the governor signed it into law.

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