Court stops Ganduje from constituting Kano council of chiefs


A High Court in Kano on Tuesday granted an interim injunction to stop the Kano State Government from constituting the new council of chiefs and appointing its members.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last week signed a new law in Kano 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.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Ganduje appointed the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi, as the head of the council of chiefs, while the four newly appointed emirs are members.

The governor also ordered Mr Sanusi, who many believe the new law was aimed at whittling his powers, to call a meeting of the council.

Before the new law, the emir of Kano was the only first-class emir in the state.

An earlier similar law…



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