Dethroned Emir Sanusi’s long walk to exile

In 2016, at the height of the recession, Sanusi at various forums criticised the economic policies of the President, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). He condemned Buhari’s plan to borrow $29.9bn for development of infrastructure across Nigeria. He was berated by the Presidency for his view. In the same year, he proposed a law seeking to ban polygamy among the poor, a development which was vehemently opposed by the conservative elements in the North. In April 2017, Sanusi was under investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission for…