Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, on Monday dethroned the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, for disrespecting the office if the governor and other agencies of government.
His dethronement was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, who said it was with immediate effect.
He was also banished to Nasarawa State.
The same fate befell his grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I, when he gets as dethroned by the Premier of then Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
The SSG said Sanusi violated part 3 section A-E of Kano State law.
The SSG said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.
He said a new emir would be named in due course.
The development was the culmination of a long-running face-off between the emir and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Ganduje.
Sanusi will never step foot in Kano till he dues and will not be buried there unless his dethronement is reversed by the courts.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, had intervened in the dispute to no avail.