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Emir Sanusi Returns To School To Study Law

Emir Sanusi Returns To School To Study Law

Muhammad Sanusi II, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the 14th Emir of Kano, has returned to school to study law.

Gatekeepers News reports that Sanusi is to begin a doctorate degree in Islamic Law at the University of London in the United Kingdom.

Sanusi has relocated to London to start the academic programme according to Premium Times, but the date for the commencement of the program has not been made known.

Prior to the new development, he was granted a visiting fellowship at the African Studies Centre of the University of Oxford. His role which commenced in October 2020, was for the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.

The 60-year-old former CBN Governor attended St. Annes Primary School, a Catholic boarding school in Kaduna for his primary education. That was after receiving early Islamic education in Kano.

He later attended King’s College, Lagos, between 1973 and 1977. He obtained his first degree in Economics at Ahmadu Bello University in 1981. He returned to the university after his mandatory National Youth Service scheme for his Master’s degree in Economics.

He also taught Economics at the university between 1983 and 1985 when he took up a career in banking which eventually culminated in his appointment as CBN governor in 2009.

Sanusi was appointed as the Emir of Kano in 2014 by Rabiu Kwankwaso before Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State Governor, dethroned him for “insubordination among other issues” in 2020.

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