A Kano State High Court, on Thursday, nullified the appointment and creation of four additional Emirates in Kano State.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled that due process was not followed in the creation of the Emirates.

The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had in May 2019, assented the bill seeking the establishment of four additional first-class Emirates – Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichiin – in Kano State.

The governor assented the bill after its passage by the Kano State House of Assembly.


Governor Ganduje later in the month presented letters of appointment to the four new first-class Emirs during a ceremony held at the state capital.

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Those presented with the letters of appointment include Aminu Ado Bayero, the son of Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Bichi; Ibrahim Abulkadir as the Emir of Gaya; Tafida Abubakar as the Emir Of Rano and Abubakar Ibrahim II as the Emir of Karaye.

Ganduje during the presentation claimed the creation of an additional four Emirates was to make the Kano traditional system more efficient.

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