Will Emir Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria's former Central Bank Governor, ruffle feathers?

The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s former Central Bank Governor, has become one of Nigeria’s most powerful Muslim leaders

Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s controversial former bank chief, has achieved a life-long ambition.

It might have been a surprise to some that he was chosen as emir, a post which carries enormous weight among Muslims from Nigeria‘s Hausa-Fulani community, ahead of his predecessor’s eldest son, Lamido Ado Bayero, but he has never hidden the fact that he wished to become the traditional leader of Kano, one of the most historic and colourful cities of West Africa.

Read more: BBC News – Letter from Africa: Will Emir Lamido Sanusi ruffle feathers?.

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