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Kano State’s high stake politics entered an unsettling phase Wednesday as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje signed into law, the state Emir’s Appointment and Deposition Amendment Law, 2019, decentralising the powerful Kano Emirate Council by caving it into five emirates.
The law effectively whittles down the influence of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, who now has his control over the state’s 40 local government areas reduced to 10 councils.
With the creation of four new emirates, Sanusi has control over only Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa and Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minijibir.
The four brand new emirates are Karaye, Rano, Gaya and Bichi.