Why Emir Sanusi Was Dethroned: A Story Of Specks And Logs

March 9, 2020

Emir Sanusi got dethroned from office? By the guy we ALL saw on video, doing magic tricks and making dollar bills disappear into his bubu pockets?

Emir Sanusi dethroned

Okay. Pretend for two minutes that we live in a sane country where a senator caught on tape assaulting a woman, would 100% go to prison for his transgressions.

Emir Sanusi dethroned

Who’s your pick to lose office: a governor who shot a full movie in 360p — stuffing his babariga with corrupt dollars. Or, an outspoken former CBN governor turned Emir, accused of — of all things –  insubordination?

Emir sanusi dethroned

Well, hope you’re sitting down because we don’t live there. On March 3rd, in real life – Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi got dethroned by Mr. Detty Dollars himself (allegedly) – Abdullahi Ganduje.

What Caused The Feud Between Sanusi and Ganduje That Led To The Emir’s Dethronement?

Emir Sanusi dethroned

Just so you know, the beef between Emir Sanusi and the Governor of Kano State – Abdullahi Ganduje has been slow-cooking for a minute.

Emir Sanusi dethroned

During gubernatorial campaign season in 2019, Sanusi told everybody and their step-sister, how low his confidence in Ganduje was, on account of his ‘money for hand, contract for ground’ policy of governing (alleged).

Ganduje? Yeah, he didn’t like that. 

Emir Sanusi dethroned

Why Was Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Dethroned?

Emir Sanusi dethroned


Following a miraculous (read: allegedly rigged) victory at the polls, Ganduje decided it was payback time. First, he broke down the Emir’s reach, reducing his powers by breaking the Kano Emirate into five, giving Sanusi only one to preside over.

Then, there were allegations of a ₦ 6 bn misappropriation by the Emir, finishing off the elaborate gbas gbos with a little dash of Emir Sanusi’s dethronement.

And they said not to scorn women.

The official reasons given for the Emir’s dethronement include his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to insubordination. Also, the Emir allegedly refused to abide by instructions given by the state government, so our guy had to go.

The decision was unanimously reached by the Kano State Executive Council on March 9th, 2020.

Emir Dethronement? Knew I had heard that one before.

Emir Sanusi dethroned

If you’re a member of the Sanusi family, dethronements are probably so 57 years ago for you. Back in 1963, Alhaji Sir Muhammadu Sanusi, the Emir of Kano was removed by the Northern premier – Ahmadu Bello. 

*we bring it back again, P-square voice*

What happens after Emir Sanusi’s dethronement? Is he really banished?

Yepp. It would appear we are back in the middle ages. Publications like The Sun and The Nigerian tribune are reporting that the deposed Emir Sanusi has been banished to Nasarawa State.

Following his removal and possible banishment, a new Emir will be appointed in his place. Congratulations Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, son of the former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, make sure to never publicly denounce the governor or point out any wrongs or mention any dollar notes that might slip out of his little robe. Na from clap dethronement dey start.


Don’t you just love it when you ignore the corruption allegations laid against you to face another person’s matter? Have to love this country.

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