Trending: Emir Emir Emir, President Jonathan Has Reversed Sanusi’s Appointment

6 years ago by: Aaron Chidi
-- (m) at 11-06-2014 10:14PM

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The word Emir has been trending all over social media and most especially blogs ever since the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Lamido Sanusi became the new Emir in Kano. According to, there was an atmosphere of tension today in the ancient city of Kano as rumors spread that President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to arrest newly installed Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, thus effectively reversing the decision of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso who picked Sanusi for the throne.

A section of Kano indigenes who are displeased by the governor’s decision went wild with jubilation tonight as rumors spread through the city that Mr. Jonathan had finalized plans to remove the new traditional ruler and detain him. Mr. Sanusi, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is deemed as a political foe of President Jonathan. The two men disagreed over whether billions of dollars in oil export earnings had been stolen. Mr. Jonathan suspended Mr. Sanusi from the CBN after the nation’s banker accused officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to deposit oil revenues worth more than $20 billion in the Central Bank.

Last week, following the death of 84-year-old former Emir, Ado Bayero, Governor Kwankwaso tipped Mr. Sanusi to be the new emir.

A jubilant crowd massed around the emir’s palace in anticipation of the official announcement of the president’s action.

SaharaReporters learned that Governor Kwankwaso is currently in Abuja to attend the convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A source close to the governor accused the Presidency of orchestrating the rumor about Mr. Sanusi’s ostensibly removal. “This whole rumor was calculated to cause a new set of rioting in Kano,” said the source. He added that Mr. Jonathan and his cronies had designed a plot to create destabilization in Kano in order to give the president a pretext to declare a state of emergency in Kano.

President Jonathan has yet to congratulate Mr. Sanusi on his appointment as the new emir.

Prior to Mr. Sanusi’s elevation to emir, there had been rumors that the kingmakers of Kano had chosen one of the sons of the late Ado Bayero as the new Emir. Some of the rumors were linked to Presidency and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Presidency went as far as cloning a twitter account in the name of the former CBN governor and used it to create the impression that Mr. Sanusi had announced a new Emir.
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