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Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor Named Emir of Kano

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has been chosen as Emir of Kano, the second-highest Muslim authority in Nigeria. Sanusi’s selection followed the death of the previous emir, Sanusi’s great uncle, Alhaji Ado Bayero Friday.   Sanusi was suspended from the central bank in February.  He was an outspoken critic of corruption in President Goodluck Jonathan’s government.   His selection also comes as Kano is becoming increasingly restive in...

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