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All set for the coronation of Emir of Kano

Kano – The Kano State Government said it had concluded arrangements for the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7.

Alhaji Mailafia Sanka, the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Kano Emirate Council, disclosed this in an interview with the in Kano on Friday.

The emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II (C), visits the central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO
The emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II (C), visits the central mosque in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on November 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria’s top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO

“The state government has made special arrangements for the grand occasion as prominent personalities from all walks of life are expected to grace the coronation,’’ Sanka said.

Already, he said, dignitaries from within and outside the country had started arriving for the grand occasion.

“The occasion will be held at the newly-constructed Coronation Hall located in the Government House,’’ he said.

Kano city is wearing a new look as eminent personalities have been arriving for the grand event widely described as the “Century Great Coronation’’.

Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II was appointed the 14th Emir of Kano on June 8, 2014,following the death of Emir Alhaji Ado Bayero on June 6, 2014.


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