Emir Sanusi marries daughter of Lamido Adamawa

Emir Sanusi marries daughter of Lamido Adamawa

Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:45 am


Emir Muhammed Sanusi

Emir Muhammadu  Sanusi II

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido has married his fourth wife: daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha. She is named Saadatu, 18 years old.

Though the emir is at present in Saudi Arabia as the Amirul  Hajj for Nigerian pilgrims, the marriage rite was performed  quietly at the Lamido’s palace on Friday, just after the Jumat prayers.

The ceremony was attended by the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and prominent chiefs in Kano.

The Leadership on Sunday newspaper  reported that Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi , was also at the event and that he, in fact, represented  Emir Sanusi.

Speculations about the marriage started early this year.

Marriages like these, said the report, are seen as ways of cementing relationships between emirates and kingdoms in Northern Nigeria especially, as both the emirates of Adamawa and Kano have a long historical bond as products of Uthman Dan Fodio’s dynasty.

The Kano Emir, now 54 years old, is already married to Rakiya, Maryam and Sadiya.

 

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  • […] then 54, strained at the leash to marry the 17 year-old daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa. He managed to wait for the girl to turn 18 before taking her as wife in order to avoid media backlash. Yet, that ‘wait’ only made him a […]

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