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Leave Adedoyin out of Osun CJ’s travail, Adedoyin’s family warns detractors




The family of Chief Rahman Adedoyin has distanced itself from the current travail of the suspended Chief Justice of Osun State, Mrs Adepele Ojo.

Adedoyin, who is currently at a correctional centre in Lagos, was convicted over the death of Timothy Adegoke, an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.

According to a statement on behalf of the family and signed by Director of Media and Publicity of the conglomerate, Dr Kunle Awojoodu, the Adedoyin family condemned the defamatory rumours being peddled on various media, social and print, linking Dr Adedoyin with Governor Adeleke vis a vis the travails of “Chief Judge” Adepele Ojo and her current travails on allegations of corruption.

The statement, titled: ‘REMOVAL OF JUSTICE ADEPELE OJO: LEAVE DR ADEDOYIN AND HIS FAMILY OUT OF POLITICAL DRAMA’, stated further: “It is highly disheartening that some never-do-well elements within the society could, simply, for selfish and face saving reasons, descend to the abyss of pedestrianism, alleging that it is because of Dr Adedoyin’s case that Governor Adeleke of Osun State is pitched against the CJ and, at the same time, being called to account by the Osun State Law Makers!

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“It indubitably smacks of unwarranted malice and sheer hypocrisy that anyone could level this type of mischievous allegation against Dr Adedoyin, a renown educationist, who has never been a politician, had nexus with politics or sought any political contract whatsoever, in their mad rush either to corner undue public advantage or circumvent unavertable responsibilities.

“The family of Dr Adedoyin wishes to categorically make it clear that we do not have any relationship with Governor Adeleke or his family.

“The public is equally informed that neither Dr Adedoyin nor his family has any special relationship with any politician or has link with the current travails of Justice Adepele Ojo. Hence, the family strongly dissociates itself from unfounded rumours being peddled and negatively marketed, as usual, to this horrible effect.

“It must, however, be noted and asserted that, as law abiding citizens, the members of our family wish to vehemently advise the Solicitors of Justice Adepele Ojo and her media foot soldiers to leave Dr Adedoyin and his family alone and confront whatever challenges she might face with utmost maturity and sense of responsibility without resorting to cheap blackmail or any pretentious linkage with our family or any member thereof.”

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Adedoyin family, therefore warned that “anyone whosoever, being the architects, middlemen or peddlers of misinformation, that attempt, to be defamatory against our family shall be meted with full wrath of the law.”

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UPDATED: Sanusi reinstated as 16th Emir of Kano





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





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 





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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