Photos: The New Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Gets Turbaned in Kano

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Sanusi's Emir Certificate

Against all odds, former CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has arrived for his turban ceremony in Kano today. Photo is courtesy Dele Momodu.

As emir of the northern city of Kano, Sanusi becomes the second-highest Islamic figure after the Sultan of Sokoto in Nigeria. He replaces Ado Bayero, who died on June 6 at the age of 83 after reigning more than half a century. Gov Kwankwaso, while speaking as the turbaning process said:
The appointment of an emir is not a political issue. It is unfortunate that some enemies of
Kano State attempted to politicise this process.”
Meanwhile, according to another report on PremiumTimes, Sanusi had on Sunday narrowly escaped being arrested by security operatives at his personal residence in Kano hours after he was appointed to the coveted throne. A source who declined to be named for security reasons told PremiumTimes that the Kano state Government hurriedly sneaked Mr. Sanusi out of his personal residence after receiving intelligence that the Federal Government was allegedly plotting to arrest him to stop him from being turbaned.

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