Kano state Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf after approving the Bill for the creation of second class chiefs in the state has approved the appointment of three second-class Emirs of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye with immediate effect. According to a statement released by the state governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Tofa, which was made available to pressmen this morning, the new emirates are to serve as second with Kano as first-class emirate.

Nigerians across globe are to gather in Abuja to witness the historic gathering of African descendants, an initiative to harness the potential of Nigerians abroad for national development. This was disclosed by African Descendants in Diaspora Union (AfriDU), President, Professor Arch-bishop Chidiebere Anelechi Ogbu, the organizer of the event, during a courtesy visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed worry over what he described as a growing tendency of state governments to exert influence by distorting the modalities of enthroning traditional stools. Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, stressed that traditional institutions must be protected from the arbitrariness of state governments. In a statement issued on Tuesday via his X handle, the former Vice President said it will become difficult to maintain peace and orderliness in communities if the structure of ascension of traditional rulers was unstable.

Human Rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana, has yesterday stated that the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court both lacks the jurisdiction to adjudicate on chieftaincy matters in Nigeria. Falana made this known through a statement he signed yesterday where he criticized both courts for separately granting themselves jurisdiction in such cases, describing the courts decisions “highly erroneous” and unjustifiable under sections 251 and 254(C) of the Constitution.