Today's Fact About Islam in Nigeria, the Emir of Kano and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi - Simply SAMAD

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Today's Fact About Islam in Nigeria, the Emir of Kano and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Emir of Kano is the second most-influential of Nigeria's triumvirate of Muslim leaders: at the top is the Sultan of Sokoto and number three is the Shehu of Borno.

All three traditional Muslim monarchs are custodians of Islam and lead clerics in their areas. They have also been seen as key figures bridging the often fractious divide between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria. Internationally-respected Sanusi brings a high profile to the role and has previously been unafraid to challenge the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

His suspension was widely seen as politically motivated because his highlighting of graft had earned him powerful enemies.

Culled from THE VANGUARD


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