Tension divides Kano over Emirate tussle

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Tension divides Kano over Emirate tussle. The reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi and the conflict with the 15th Emir, Ado Bayero, has deeply split Kano State into two factions, causing tension among natives and non-natives alike.   In an effort to quell the rising tension over the Kano Emirate throne, Kano State Police […]

Traditional Oath-Taking for Politicians

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Traditional Oath-Taking for Politicians. A Professor of Political Science at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Sunday Akindele, has suggested that traditional oath-taking for politicians upon assuming office could transform the country’s political landscape. Akindele believes this practice could instill greater integrity in the system. “An average African, particularly a Yoruba person, […]

Court orders forfeiture of Emefiele’s assets

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Court orders forfeiture of Emefiele’s assets. The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of $4,719,054, N830,875,611, and multiple properties linked to the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele. Justice Yellim Bogoro issued the order on Thursday, following an ex-parte application filed by Economic and Financial Crimes […]

Sanusi reinstated as Emir of Kano

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Sanusi reinstated as Emir of Kano Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Friday reappointed Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano. Sanusi received his letter of reinstatement at the Government House in Kano. The governor said, “By the powers conferred on me by the Kano Emirate Council Law of 1984 […]

Tribunal Affirms Uzodimma

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Tribunal Affirms Uzodimma. The Imo State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has affirmed Hope Uzodimma as the governor of Imo State. In a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay’s three-member panel, the tribunal ruled that Uzodimma’s election complied with the Electoral Act. This judgment dismissed the petition by the Labour […]