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I am eager to leave office, I want to focus on my farms – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he is eager to hand over power and go back home to focus on his farms and tend to his cattle in Daura, Katsina state.

Buhari spoke on Tuesday at a farewell meeting with Mary Beth Leonard, the outgoing United States ambassador, at the State House in Abuja.

“I plan to be a big landlord back at home, working on my farms and tending to more than 300 animals. I am eager to go,” he said.

Speaking on the elections, the president said the conduct of the February 25 and March 18 polls have shown that Nigerians have proved to be capable of choosing who leads them without anyone telling them what to do.

He said he was quite impressed with the passion for democracy exhibited by Nigerians which was reflected in the choices they made during the elections.

Buhari said Nigeria’s democracy has truly matured.

“The people are realising their power. Given the chance of a free and fair vote, nobody can tell them what to do,” he said.

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“But I am unhappy that some candidates lost in the election. I am inspired by the fact that voters were able to make their own decision, to decide who won and who lost. With the currency change, there was no money to spread around but even then, I told voters to take the money and vote according to their consciences.”

Buhari said he was happy with his own role in the election process by staying above board, without meddlesomeness or any form of interference.

He lauded the outgoing ambassador for the enormous achievements recorded in Nigeria-US relations in the three-and-half years she had been in the country.

The American ambassador said she was impressed with the progress made in Nigeria-US relations.

She cited the recent institution of a five-year visa regime between the two countries; active collaboration in security and the supply of military hardware including warplanes and the soon-to-come fighter helicopters; and also cooperation in the health sector to fight HIV and COVID response.

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President Buhari will on May 29 hand over to Bola Tinubu, the president-elect when he might have served his second term of four years.

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UPDATED: Sanusi reinstated as 16th Emir of Kano

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Abba Yusuf, Kano state Governor, on Friday reappointed Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano.

 

Sanusi received his letter of reinstatement at the Government House in Kano.

 

The governor said, “By the powers conferred on me by the Kano Emirate Council Law of 1984 and 2024, and supported by the recommendation of the kingmakers, I have the singular pleasure of confirming the reappointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano and the head of the Kano Emirate Council.”

 

Yusuf noted that Sanusi’s reappointment was “based on his competence, credibility, and popularity,” urging the new Kano Emir “to be guided by the principles of Islamic teachings and to use his position to unite the emirate, fostering harmony among the Islamic sects in the state.”

 

The 16th Emir of Kano, Sanusi II, had initially ruled as the 14th Emir.

 

The beginning of Sanusi’s travail dates back to 2020 when he had a fallout with the former governor and present National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Kano House of Assembly would later pass a bill to split the Kano Emirate Council, majorly under Sanusi’s control, into five emirates, thereby lowering his influence.

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Afterwards, Sanusi was sacked and replaced by the recently deposed 15th Emir – Aminu Ado Bayero.

 

But the Assembly, on Thursday, May 23, 2024, dissolved all the five newly created emirate councils in the state – Bichi, Karaye, Gaya, Rano; including Kano, and passed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 which replaced the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019.

 

The 2024 Bill gave the way to reinstate Sanusi.

 

In addition, the governor gave the five emirs a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate their official residences and palaces.

 

Reacting to this, the governor, while recalling past events during the turmoil, said Sanusi was victimised when he was dethroned as the emir, adding that his reinstatement is good for the people of the state.

“We had a series of meetings with the kingmakers yesterday, extensive discussions with the Speaker, and we also sat with all the heads of security. At the end of the day, we all gathered in the chamber where I received the bill that repealed the former law, and we signed the new law repealing all the appointments.

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“We did that out of our convictions and belief that this gentleman was victimised in 2019. We all feel that we must restore what is due to the good people of the state.

 

“Let me use this opportunity to humbly thank the Speaker and all members of the House for your determination and respect for the rule of law. It shows your interest in the welfare of the people of the state,” Yusuf said.

 

Present at the event were traditional rulers, kingmakers, and other top dignitaries.

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BREAKING: Sanusi Lamido reinstated as 16th Emir of Kano

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The reinstated Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido has officially received his letter of appointment as the 16 Emir or Kano from Governor Abba Yusuf.

The event was held at the Kano State Government House on Friday.

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BREAKING: Sanusi arrives Kano to receive appointment letter 

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Sanusi Muhammadu Lamido, the reinstated Emir of Kano, has arrived at Kano State Government House to receive his letter of appointment prelude to resuming duty as the new emir.

 

The new first-class Emir of the state was honoured in a homecoming reception late Thursday.

 

Lamido is expected to be at the Africa House in Kano Government House for a mini-durbar ceremony by 10 a.m. today, from where he would proceed to the Nassarawa Emir’s palace.

 

From there, the Emir will lead the Muslim Jumat prayers (Friday) at the Kano Central mosque located at the palace in Kofar Kudu.

 

Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Thursday, reappointed Lamido as the Emir of Kano, four years after he was dethroned by a former governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

 

In addition, the governor deposed five emirs appointed by Ganduje and gave them a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate their official residences and palaces.

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Yusuf also directed them to hand over all affairs to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

 

However, the Federal High Court in Kano has issued an order stopping the Kano State Government from enforcing the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Law.

 

Justice Mohammed Liman granted the order in an application by Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba of the Kano Emirate.

 

In the lawsuit concerning the Emir’s seat, the respondents in the fundamental rights case are the Kano State Government, the House of Assembly, the Speaker, the Attorney-General, the Commissioner of Police, the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the State Security Service.

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