Nigeria’s online tabloid Saharareporters, reports that there is tension in the ancient city of Kano as rumors spread that President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to arrest newly installed Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
A section of the state indigenes said to be loyal to Ado Bayero, the late Emir displeased by governor Rabiu Kwankwao’s decision went wild with jubilation tonight as rumors spread through the city that Mr. Jonathan had finalized plans to remove the new traditional ruler and detain him.
Mr. Sanusi, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is deemed as a political foe of President Jonathan. The two men disagreed over whether billions of dollars in oil export earnings had been stolen. Mr. Jonathan suspended Mr. Sanusi from the CBN after the nation’s banker accused officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to deposit oil revenues worth more than $20 billion in the Central Bank.
President Jonathan has yet to congratulate Mr. Sanusi on his appointment as the new emir.