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Court to Rules on Suit Seeking to Nullify 2024 Kano Chieftaincy Law June 20

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A Federal High Court, sitting in Kano, has fixed 20 June 2024 to decide whether the new Kano Emirate Law created by the Abba Yusuf administration should stay or not.

Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, fixed Thursday, June 20 to rule on a motion filed by counsel for Aminu Babba Danagundi Sarkin Dawaki Babba, seeking that a declaration of the Kano Emirates Council law, already repealed, be rendered null and void.

Danagundi’s lawyer Chikaosolu Ojukwu, SAN moved the motion after the court refused an application for stay of proceedings orally moved by Eyitayo Fatogun, SAN -the counsel to Kano Assembly and the Speaker.

Fatogun drew the attention of the court to the issue, being dissatisfied with the ruling of the court on Thursday, which assumed jurisdiction of the case.

He also filed a notice at the Court of Appeal and a motion for a stay of execution, urging the judge to adjourn considering the processes filed pending the hearing and determination of his application at the Appellate court.

Counsel for the attorney general of Kano State and the state government AG Wakil aligned himself with the position of Fatogun.

The applicant’s counsel countered, saying the authorities cited by the defence were not judicial decisions but rules of court.

Justice Liman ruled that from the acknowledged letter of the defence counsel, it is clear that no date is fixed and there is no evidence that the appeal has been entered.

The judge held that the court would hear the pending application as there was no formal stay of proceedings application before the court.

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