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Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

SSS releases Emir of Kano’s travelling passport

The Nigerian State Security Services (SSS) has returned to the former CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and current Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, his passport and travelling documents seized from him on May, 2014. The return of the Emir’s passport was ordered by President Goodluck Jonathan, who ordered the release to Emir Sanusi.

Photo: Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II & President Goodluck Jonathan.

Many keen watchers and observers see this as the end of the highfalutin face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and Emir Muhammad Sanusi – as he receives back his passport nine months after the forced seizure by the SSS.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso on Chieftaincy and Emirate Council Affairs, Tijjani Mailafiya, told journalists the SSS returned the Emir’s passport through the director in charge of its Kano state command, Bassey Itang.

Mr. Mailafiya commended the Federal Government for releasing the passport six months after it was seized at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano as the Emir made to board a Turkish airline flight for a planned trip to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

The agency’s action was a contravention of the April 3 judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which restrained it and the Nigeria Police from arresting or harassing the then CBN Governor or seizing his passport.

After nearly a year of bitter relations, President Jonathan and the Emir met on October 30 in Abuja and reconciled differences. The face-off began with the former CBN governor revealing information on some missing and unaccounted monies in billions of U.S. Dollars at the NNPC which prompted a national outcry and many Nigerians calling for investigations and a probe.

In a swift reaction, the federal government accused Sanusi of financial recklessness and spending unauthorized sums of CBN monies running into millions of Naira on unapproved expenditure targets. Sanusi was subsequently sacked and the face-off escalated with Sanusi going to court.

In the midst of the brouhaha, Sanusi was anointed the Emir of Kano and given the staff of office by the opposition Governor Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state and the Kano Emirate. This was in apparent contravention of the ‘procedure’ from the federal government’s point of view and as earlier prescribed by the Presidency, which preferred the son of the late Emir as the Emir of Kano.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi II can now reign easier on the throne of his forebears in Kano Emirate Council.

NE News24 & Politics

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