DAILY POST had reported that a Kano State High Court Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by Ganduje as null and void.
Justice Nasiru Saminu gave the ruling following a suit by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, against the Governor and the state government, for splitting the emirate.
It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.
On Tuesday, kingmakers in the Kano emirate filed a similar case.
In the suit with number K/197/2019 filed on Tuesday at a State High Court, Ganduje, the State House of Assembly, Attorney-General of the state and five others were listed as the defendants.
The kingmakers — Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki Ibrahim (Makaman Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki man Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarikin Ban Kano) — were listed as first, second, third and fourth plaintiffs respectively.
They insisted that Ganduje’s assent to the bill breaking up the emirate, was done in bad faith and the action was a desecration of centuries old tradition.
“The defendants, in purporting to amend the Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Law, 1984 have desecrated centuries old and highly revered traditions and heritage of the people of Kano and have uprooted the Plaintiffs various traditional titles without giving a hearing to the Plaintiffs and their clans or having regards to ancestral history by hurriedly enacting the Kano State Emirs law, 2019.
“The defendants desecrated the ancestral history and all known laws connected with or pertaining to Kano Emirate’s customs and tradition by: (a) establishing Bichi Emirate comprising of 9 local governments including Dawakin Tofa and Dambatta, the ancestral homes of the 1st and 4th plaintiffs. The first plaintiffs have her been under any authority of Bichi district.
“(b) Establsihing Gaya Emirate comprising 8 local governments including Wudil and Gabasawa, the ancestral homes of the 2nd and 3rd plaintiffs,” the suit read.
Meanwhile, below are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter on the decision of the Kano court.
@adeeji1, “We don’t really care as long as they don’t push their bills for payment by the tax payers. This is the reason Nigeria is retrogressing by being held from genuine development by trivialities and personal vendetta and hatred for visionary people who could move Nigeria forward. Shame.”
@Sakariyahu10, “Court don’t make laws, they are only permitted to interpret the already made laws by legislatures, under NGR constitution GOVR have power to installed new kings as well as to fired.”
@sule_iliyasu, “I want emir sanusi to promote nasiru bayero as new Wamnban kano as urgent as possible bcs of his loyality.”
@uchaynna, “Story for the gods. These people don’t obey court order. So what will you expect.”
@sule_iliyasu, “Alhamdulillahi i want congratulate the nation judiciary for doing a wonderful job. Congratulation to Emir Sanusi Aminu Sanusi Bayero Abdullahi Maje Karofi Ibrahim Dabo.
@iAGB4REAL, “Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Dispute of the creation of new Emirates in Kano will definitely get to your desk.Take note”#kanoagainstnewemirates. I hope you do justice to the people.”
@dadiyata, “Alhamdulillahi i want congratulate the nation judiciary for doing a wonderful job. Congratulation to Emir Sanusi Aminu Sanusi Bayero Abdullahi Maje Karofi Ibrahim Dabo.”
@AmandaBrynes1, “My question is this; those turbaned, will they be “disturbarned”or what becomes their fate?
@damaj311, “Is it the court that will pay emirs’ salaries? Null and void kor, null and void ni.”
@momoh_nas, “Wt hs come over governors in Nigeria.”
@samalicopeland3, “I love this, unruly Gandodollars.”
Boko Haram: Army opens up on attack in Jakana, says personnel died in gun battle
A statement from Col Ado Isa, Deputy Director Public Relations Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Friday said, the terrorists came at about 1845 hours in 7 Gun Trucks and fought fiercely to infiltrate the camp, but the attack was thwarted with heavy fire and bombardment by the gallant and patriotic troops who were vigilant and battle ready.
“The terrorists couldn’t bear the fire power any longer after loosing significant number of both equipment and personnel in an exchange of fire. They lost initiative and withdrew in disarray along the Benisheikh – Damaturu axis, – abandoning a damaged utility Gun truck which was earmarked to convey looted items.
“Troops immediately followed in hot pursuit and the following items were captured: 1 x Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 x Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tubes, 2 x AK 47 Rifles, 15 x Machine Gun rounds, 12 x AK 47 NATO rounds.
“Sadly, a Colonel and a Captain as well as 3 soldiers on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu run into an ambush staged by the routed/fleeing terrorists from the Jakana axis which led to their unfortunate death.
“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes reiterated that Personnel of the Nigerian Army will never be deterred in the ongoing noble and patriotic fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East
“He further commended the efforts of the entire troops in the theatre and charged them to remain focus, highly committed and professional in the discharge of their constitutional roles.
“He said the sacrifices of the fallen heroes in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency is no doubt painful to all, but that will further spur us to do more to ensure that our country remain secured, peaceful and free from terrorists activities for the overall interest of the nation,” the statement added
Ashiru vs El-Rufai: PDP losses in court over Kaduna guber
The appellate court on Thursday dismissed Ashiru and PDP’s appeal against the refusal of the State Governorship Petition Tribunal to order a recount of votes.
The tribunal had struck out Ashiru’s petition seeking for a recount of votes cast during the last election in the state for lack of merit.
Ruling on the motion on May 29, Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ibrahim Bako had held that the tribunal has a time frame of only 180 days to complete its assignment.
Justice Bako also refused the application for amendment of the motion, seeking to narrow the votes recount to only 12 local government areas of Kaduna state.
Dissatisfied with the ruling, PDP and Ashiru appealed the ruling at the Court of Appeal.
However, Justice Hussaini Muktar, in his judgment affirmed the orders of the tribunal and consequently refused to order for a recount of votes.
Justice Muktar held that counting of votes and making it an exhibit in court was part of a trial, which is capable of disposing off the main claim in the matter.
He stated that the Supreme Court frowned at that which allows a matter to be disposed off at a pre-trial conference.
Boko Haram Kills Aid Worker In Borno, Three Others Missing
Boko Haram militants have killed a member of the Action Against Hunger, Grace Taku, as well as a driver while three health workers are missing.
The incident happened when a convoy of the aid agency was heading to Damasak in Borno State.
The attack is coming a day after an army commander, colonel and some soldiers were ambushed in Yobe State by Boko Haram terrorists.
A statement by Action Against Hunger reads, “One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident as these are colleagues dedicated to providing life-saving assistance to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the northeast of Nigeria. We are very concerned and want to ensure that they are safe and can be reunited with their families.
“Action Against Hunger strives to ensure that millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance in northeast Nigeria receive the essential services required for their survival, especially women and children.”
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