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4 New Emirs Of Kano Emirate Council Should Remain In Office – High Court

Unic Press UK: An application filed by four kingmakers of the Kano Emirate Council, seeking an order of the High Court to restrain four new emirs from holding office until the determination of the case in court, has been rejected by a High Court sitting in Kano.

In a ruling Friday, Judge Ahmed Tijjani Badamosi held that the newly appointed Emirs are free to serve in their new offices even as the matter is still in court. He adjourned to June 27, 2019, the VON reports.


Emir [a government-appointed king] for each of the four newly created emirates – Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi – of Kano State were installed on May 11, 2019 at the Sani Abacha Stadium by the Kano State government.

Under the newly created Rano Emirate are 10 local government areas – Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudunwada, Kiru and Bebeji; The Gaya Emirate would take charge of 9 local government councils consisting of Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Dawakinkudu, Gabasawa and Gezawa; 8 local government areas – Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo, Rimingado, Shanonon, Madobi and Garunmalam – would be under the Karaye Emirate; The Bichi Emirate would oversee 9 local government areas. They are Bichi, Bagwai, Tsanyawa, Shanono, Kunchi, Dambatta, Makoda, Dawakintofa and Tofa.

Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is the emir of Bichi. Alhaji Tafida Abubakar 11 oversees Karaye. Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya is in-charge of Gaya. Dr Ibrahim Abubakar 11 is the emir of Rano.

Four new emirates were created following a resolution of the Kano State House of Assembly to review/amend the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Law of the state; and the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje decision to accept the decision of the lawmakers’ in the hope that the new creation would make administration a lot easier.

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