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Timeline of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Crises since 2014

The Kano state government dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll on Monday over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies. Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, who was named the new emir of Kano in June 2014, spent 5 years, 6 months and 26 days on the throne.

Before his appointment as the emir, Sanusi ll served as the central bank governor. He raised accusations of high-level fraud and corruption within the Nigeria’s petroleum industry, alleging that $20bn (£12bn) in oil revenue was missing.

The governor of the state has been at loggerhead with Emir Sanusi II, leading to the creation of additional four new emirates in the state and several probes by both the state lawmakers and Kano anti-graft commission.

Below is a timeline of the crisis Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been involved in:

  • February 20th, 2014: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi got suspended as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria after his fraud claim, by the then President Goodluck Jonathan.
  • February 25th, 2014: Sanusi sued Former President Goodluck Jonathan over his removal as head of the CBN.
  • June 9th, 2014: Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll was named the new emir of Kano after the demise of his predecessor, Al-Haji Ado Bayero who ruled since 1963.
  • June 10th 2014: Security operatives allegedly ordered by Former President Goodluck Jonathan, sealed off the Emir’s palace which forced Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, to remain in the government house in ‘President Naseer Lodge’ to receive all the personalities that trooped to congratulate him.
  • June 12th 2014: Goodluck Jonathan reopened the Kano Emir’s Palace after top Northern elders mounted pressure on him and drew his attention to the dangers of keeping the palace sealed indefinitely.
  • May 8th, 2019: Governor Abdullahi Ganduje signed into law a bill for the creation of four new emirates, all of which used to be districts under the Kano Emirate Council.
  • June 6th, 2019: The Kano state government issued a query to Sanusi ll and four other staff of the Kano Emirate council for the misappropriation of N3.4 billion.
  • June 7th, 2019: A reconciliation meeting was organised by Governor Fayemi and Alhaji Aliko Dangote with the governor and emir in attendance. It was later revealed they did not reconcile.
  • June 8th, 2019: Sanusi ll responded to a query revealing that he met only N1.8 billion in the emirate’s coffers when he ascended the throne, after the death of the former Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
  • December 3rd, 2019: Governor Umar Ganduje signed the new Kano Emirates Bill into law.
  • December 22nd, 2019: The Northern Elders Forum launched a peace mission with the aim to end the prolonged misunderstanding between Governor Ganduje and Mallam Sanusi II.
  • January 31st 2020: The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission launched a fresh probe against the emir over allegation of N2.2 billion land scam belonging to the emirate.
  • February 21st, 2020: A Federal High Court in Kano quashed the preliminary report by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission seeking the suspension of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll.
  • March 5th, 2020: The Kano State House of Assembly launched a fresh probe against Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, over alleged violation of ‘‘some Hausa norms, culture and traditions’’.
  • March 6th, 2020: A Federal High Court in Kano restrained Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission from investigating Sanusi ll.
  • March 9th 2020: Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll was dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies
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– Daily Trust

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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, Test Positive to COVID-19 as Lagos Discharges 5

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Also the NCDC reported that Nigeria recorded second death from coronavirus while the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu also shared that an additional 5 cases recovered and were discharged.

The NCDC in the meantime is working to identify 6,000 people who have had close contacts with persons infected to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Nigeria.

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Husband allegedly kills 2 months pregnant wife in Anambra (Disturbing Images)

A pregnant lost her life after her husband allegedly stabbed her to death just two months after their wedding.

Rita Onyemauchechukwu Onyebuchi and her husband Mr Ikechukwu Atansi popularly called “Agbada”, both from Anambra state, got married on January 10, 2020.

On Tuesday, March 24, her younger brother Onyebuchi John Paul, who works in the same company with her noticed she wasn’t at work – a rare occurrence. He called her but she wasn’t picking her calls.

After work, he went to her house in Ezimezi village, Amawbia, Anambra state, but saw the door to the house locked. He also noticed that his sister’s husband’s car was not in the compound.

He went home then called the husband but his number was switched off.

On Wednesday, his sister didn’t show up at work and their mother, who is suffering from high blood pressure, was already worried.

On Thursday morning, March 26, the brother stopped by his sister’s house on his way to work and saw a crowd, including police officers, gathered in the compound.

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He was led into the house where he saw the decomposing body of his sister lying in a pool of her own blood.

John Paul revealed that his sister is 2 months pregnant and he took to Facebook to call for justice for his murdered sister and her unborn baby.

He also revealed that the husband was arrested on Thursday, March 26 and held at Central Police Station Awka. On Saturday, March 28, he was transferred to the state CID Amaubia, Anambra.

Onyebuchi John Paul wrote on Facebook:

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