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Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi Withdraws Suit Against Jonathan

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The Emir of Kano and Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has formally withdrawn his suit against the federal government in which he was challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to suspend him from office.

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Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi (Middle)

Emir Sanusi was suspended in February this year by President Jonathan after a report into CBN operations unit alleging financial impropriety and reckless spending.

Emir Sanusi who on Thursday announced his decision in company of the secretary to Kano State government, Alhaji Rabiu Zakariya and four kingmakers disclosed he has dropped the suit against the federal government challenging his suspension from office. It was speculated the new Emir and President Jonathan had in prelude to the disclosure had reconciliatory telephone conversation during which both men agreed to rest the case and work together.

In a Notice of Discontinuance dated July 1, 2014, Emir Sanusi’s lawyers informed the Federal High Court in Abuja of his intention to discontinue the matter.

Mallam Sanusi, was announced the 14th Emir of Kano on Sunday June 8, after the demise of the immediate past Monarch, Alhaji Ado Bayero who died in a London hospital.

However, the emergence of Sanusi was believed not to have gone down well with the Presidency, a situation that fuelled purported stage managed protest by some youths in the ancient city of Kano and blockage of the palace entrance. This kept the new Emir away, prompting temporary operations from the state house, before fully resuming to about three days later after receiving his letter of appointment.

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