Suspended CBN governor, Sanusi, gets Hero’s Welcome in Kano

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday arrived his home state of Kano to a large crowd of supporters and well-wishers in his first visit to the city since his suspension.

Mr. Sanusi was welcomed by traditional rulers, residents and a large crowd of young Nigerians with banners reading ‘We are with you’ ‘You stand by the truth’ ‘You are our Hero’.

A convoy of cars later accompanied him home from the airport. Mr. Sanusi, the holder of the traditional title of Dan Maje Kano, is regarded as a potential heir to the traditional Emirate throne.

Mr. Sanusi was suspended from office last week over alleged financial recklessness by his bank.

But many Nigerians believe he was axed for blowing the whistle on the Nigerian National Petroleum Petroleum Corporation which he alleged has diverted not less than $20 billion of the country’s oil revenues in just under a year.

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  • redeem

    Tomorrow Nigerians will tell me they want to end corruption–the fight against corruption only affect those from the south south where the oil wells are located in Nigeria–where Sansui made all his money from–Aware the two British youths of Nigerian origin who murdered a British soldier and are waiting to be sentenced any Minutes from now at Old Bailey Court, London, would one day like Sanusi also receive a heros welcome and our media houses like this Yoruba editor will join in the celebration since Nigeria belongs to them-animals

    • baba ni e

      pity your father wasted money sending you to school, you would have been of better use as a farmer or with your colleagues in Ladipo market. ingrate.

      • emmanuel

        Ingrate? Na you give im papa money to send am to school?

        The people you refer to in Ladipo market are richer than you. Don’t you know that the Igbos put together ate richer than the Yorubas put together?

        Make you dey respect tjem

        • Tonnero

          Igbos will never change – tribalism, amoralism and narcissism. Three things that will eventually be their downfall.

  • Abdullahi Saidu Bafarawa

    You are the HERO of our times may ALLAH continue to guide you in your future endeavor

    • emmanuel

      Who is surprised that a looter/criminal is your hero, afterall your forefathers have all badied false population in Nigeria?

      Crime, lies and blood spilling run in you people. They steal government money whereever tbey get.

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        Is the population your headache?

        Remove your sisters, mothers and daughters from the streets (prostitution) and get them married. That’s the secret of our population.


        who release this DOG,pls return him back 2 d cage

      • Yerzid

        See this born if a street prostitute too is talking….no wonder u behave like an animal.

      • Tonnero

        You must be referring to Stella Oduah whom you people called your hero.

    • redeem

      mido misled the country and the committee by raising false alarm.
      **nothing incriminating has been found against the oil ministry and its agencies.
      **he lied against that it was Dieziani Madueke that refused to implement the directive on the Kerosene subsidies.

      The Senate Committee investigating the missing $20 billion missing oil revenue has discovered that the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi misled the country and the committee by raising false alarm.

      Sources close to the Senate Committee showed that nothing incriminating has been found against the oil ministry and its agencies.

      The source added that the committee rather than the discovery of fraud and mismanagement that necessitated its probe, senators have discovered that former Central Bank Governor ,Sanusi Lamido raised false alarm and misled the committee.

      • mega stealing

        The committee discovered that the figure sanusi mentioned to them is not the only money missing ther are other 22 billion us dollars mission and there is anather account in JB Mogan with billions of dollars which the federal ministry of finance says they are not aware of it. Leadership newspapers. Thus, the committee will discover more atrocities the NNPC is committing under the leadership of Dieziani Madueke.

  • Afam

    I hope they will not backtrack their heroic welcome when it comes? we should all pray for him…For NNPC they should account for the missing money.

  • Koko

    It’s a shame.. Celebration of criminality.

  • emmanuel

    The vampire has come, so Ado Bayero should prepare to go the way of the mortals. I am sure the assassins will not miss their target this time.

    May be na when dem dey do ceremony wen all im male children dey around Boko Hatam go detonate bomb so that the emir to be would not have to bribe judges in court to take over the stool.

    If una like make una declare one week public holiday for am. Yeye people

    • Abdul

      Emma I tot u are a human being not knowing that u are an Animal who will never achieve anything till u die, bcoz u don’t want d truth shame on u FOOL.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Is “HE”, the militant, still determined to kill the revered Emir?

      Even if he succeeds, he is going back to the creeks. Axing Lamido and the name callings that followed has not helped “HIM” but rather made a hero out of the CBN governor.

      Evil is evil no matter how it is disguised.

  • Angryman

    Nigeria for you
    Is anybody surprised
    He must have served them very well
    Integrity still at stake nonetheless !
    I dey laugh o

  • Garden-City Boy

    Why not? They should even make themselves his door-mat. After Robin Hood is back home with the loot.

  • Onwa Japan

    you are a hero, i admire your courage..keep it up, you are a true Nigerian


    welcome hero for stealing our money




    • esaulogbon

      OBJ never put anyone in jail.

  • esaulogbon

    One thing I like about the hausa/fulani is that they are bold and never afraid. Keep it up, Sanusi even though I hated you, now I love you.

  • Es3

    Why won’t he be your hero with the money has has disproportionately shared to your state???

  • Es3

    Why won’t he be your hero with the money has has disproportionately shared to your state???

  • Richard Nwabuzor

    Why do we abuse ourselves. Sanusi is a Nigerian likewise President Jonathan. If they cannot work together there is no animosity about it.Why are we fighting ourselves.This shows how civilized the Nigerian society has not grown to democracy. Please North and south cohorts sheath your sword and let us work towards a better Nigeria.

  • Dr Patrick Kolawole Awosan

    Congatulations emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of Kano emirate.You Jehovah God chosen and thousands of president Ebele Jonathan, can not change your destiny as written by Almighty Jehovah God,[Allah].Shame on the clueless,inept,corrupt-ridden and ineffective president Ebele Jonathan and his cohorts.Every human being shall profit from their evil and good deeds at the end time.

  • joined

    Amina sorondinki

  • joined

    Good day all. I wil like to joint the discussion. If your did’nt mind.