Politics How Jonathan, PDP helped Sanusi to become Emir of Kano, By Paul Ibe -Premium Times



Last Friday, Emir Ado Bayero, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the ancient city of Kano passed on to the great beyond. The monarch’s death followed prolonged illness that may have been exacerbated by the traumatic experiences of the Boko Haram attacks in and around the palace and the ancient city of Kano.

But Ado Bayero could not have chosen a better day to join his maker: a holy Friday. And in line with Islamic doctrine, the man, who only last year marked his golden jubilee on the throne of Kano, was interred.

The demise of this venerable and quintessential bridge-builder marked the end of an era. And on Sunday, maverick former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS) was named in his stead as the 14th Emir of Kano.

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