New Emirates: Court Fixes Feb 27 for Continuation of Kano Elders’ Suit


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A High Court in Kano on Monday fixed February 27 for continuation of hearing in an application filed by some Kano elders, seeking for an order stopping the new law creating four first class emirates in Kano.

The suit, filed by Alhaji Bashir Usman-Tofa and 19 others, is challenging the law that created the four new first class emirates.

The respondents in the suit are: the Governor of Kano State, the speaker Kano House of Assembly, Kano State House of Assembly, the Attorney General of Kano, Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim Abdulkadir-Gaya, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II, Aminu Ado-Bayero, Kano Emirate Council and Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

When the case came up for hearing, A.B. Mahmoud (SAN) informed the court that the matter was for hearing in an interlocutory application, seeking an order restraining further implementation of the Kano State Emirate Council Law.

He also told the court that nobody has the right to interrupt the proceedings of the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper