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Vol 65 No 13

Published 20th June 2024


Battle for presidency splits the Kano emirate

Political alliances for the 2027 elections are fuelling the contest for the traditional leadership of Kano

Two emirs are laying claim to the throne of the Kano Emirate – a 220-year-old stool. On the surface it is just a battle of two cousins but behind the scenes it is a war between politicians seeking the soul of the state ahead of the 2027 presidential election in Nigeria.

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