Kano Assembly Speaker resigns over Emir Sanusi probe

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo Credit: Channels TV]
Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

The speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, has resigned amidst allegation of collecting money to scuttle the investigation of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

The House had moved to investigate the Emir for alleged corruption, but later backed down.

Kano’s anti-corruption agency also suspended its investigation of the monarch after prominent Nigerians, including Acting President Osinbajo, intervened.

The speaker, Mr. Rurum, faced allegation of being bribed to discontinue the probe, an allegation he denied.

Mr. Rurum resigned on Monday in a letter read at plenary by the Deputy Speaker, Ibrahim Chidariof, who presided over the sitting on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the former speaker was alleged to have collected N100 million from business mogul Aliko Dangote but failed to share the money to the members.

Mr. Dangote’s spokesperson denied that the business mogul gave any money to the Speaker or anyone else to halt the impeachment moves.

“It is outright lies that the speaker received any money from Alhaji Dangote,” Nduka Chiejina said. “He did not meet with the speaker, and could not have given any money to him”.

He had earlier at a news briefing before the assembly went on Sallah recess, denied the allegation and threatened to sue an online media organisation that first published the report.

The deputy speaker, who read the letter, said Mr. Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption leveled against him by some of the members.

NAN reports that shortly after the letter was read and accepted, the lawmakers elected the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Abdullahi Atta, as the new Speaker.

Mr. Atta, who represents Fagge constituency, was nominated for the position by Babangida Yakudima and Zubairu Mamuda and the nomination was unanimously accepted by the members including Mr. Rurum who was at the sitting. (NAN)


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  • George

    Please be frank;

    I want someone to sincerely answer this question.

    God forbid but who do you prefer among the these three criminals group to visit you;

    Badoo Tinubu boys

    Boko haram Buhari associate

    Evans Orji errant boys.

    • Emeka

      Evans errand boys would be best for you, at least you won’t be history, but only the egunje you saved from the ministry where you work hitherto would be history. Never mind, you would get another egunje if pmb leaves office by 2023, if only you won’t be retired then…

    • Gaslaw

      You went completely off topic and still displayed your level of ignorance in the public.

    • Dan Arewa

      There is fourth option: George the Greatest Mad Man!

    • Dan Arewa

      There is fourth option: George the Greatest Mad Man!

      • George

        Please answer my question.

        I have reason why I asked the question.

  • George

    Dangote is a goat where all the looters kept their loots according to the AYC his tribe goats as well.

    He is very close to ADAMIC ADAMS since that gutter mouthed animal sold his birth right to him. Time shall come when they will all run pass their houses.

    • Opekete

      Which planet are you from?

      • George

        Please Monkey go and read AREWA YOUTH reply to Dangote.

        • Opekete

          Undiluted Were


    And the VP was said to be part of the fight to stop the probe? One is likely to question the credibility of the fight against corruption and the recovery of looted funds. We are already in the move from change to shame!

    • George

      He VP is a pastor in a Yoruba church.

      He preaches nonsense to his children titled accordnig to tinubu gospel founded by Awolowo the most idiotic Yoruba man

      • Sam

        Good job.

        Are you happy now?

  • AG

    Corruption corruption corruption! All of those corrupt leader thieves stole money from the poor innocent Nigerian Citizens! And now their like snitching backstabers against each other. So many lives lost because of evil corruption. At least feed poor Nigerian Citizens. God has his time set for all of you Corrupt leaders.