Here's The 7 First Class Kings/Emirs Dethroned And Banished In Nigeria

Here's The 7 First Class Kings/Emirs Dethroned And Banished In Nigeria
Following the buzzing news of the fourteenth
Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, who has been deposed and banished from the State. Hence, this has caused a ton of hot discussions among Nigeria at home and abroad. Leaving numerous Nigerians to inquire as to whether it is conceivable in a certain part of the nation.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and dethroned first class Emir of Kano was deposed Monday ninth by the legislative head of the State for some wary reasons which have driven numerous individuals to consider in the event that 'it is conceivable?'

In 2014, Lamido Sanusi was crowned as the 14th Emir of Kano by the former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso. He was however dethroned by the incumbent governor of the state --alleged of being a partisan ruler.

Revisiting the history to clear the doubt of many Nigerians that were bewildered by this action that it is not a new happening in the Nigerian atmosphere.

Let's quickly go through the 7 most influential kings/Emirs that were deposed and banished in History.

- 7 Most Influential Kings/Emirs Dethroned And Sent On Exile

- Story Of How First Class Ob Was Dethroned in Nigeria  



Among the most punctual unmistakable customary rulers ousted was Ibikunle Akitoye, the Oba of Lagos who rose to the position of authority in 1841 yet was dismissed in 1845, with the association of his nephew Kosoko who later succeeded him as oba.

Against the guidance of his boss, Akitoye reviewed Kosoko to take him back to the crease, however, the outcome was that he lost the position of authority to him yet later got it back through the assistance of the British in 1851. Some portion of what caused his travails, as was told, was his transition to boycott the slave exchange, as nearby shippers, who were unmistakable slave brokers, kicked against this and activated for his evacuation.


Aside from not being in good terms with the then British government, some portion of the reason for the ousting of Ovonramwen Nogbaisi as oba and his resulting banish in 1897 was the homicide of James Philips, at that point acting emissary general, during a visit to the Benin realm.

The oba was captured by the British authorities and tried as per the British law; he was therefore seen as blameworthy before being banished. He was said to have infuriated the British government through different activities, for example, restricting his kin from exchanging with the British and banning the white men from entering Benin after he found an arrangement marked with the administration was a "strategy to add Benin into the British Empire."



Adeyemi Adeniran II ascended the throne as the alaafin of Oyo in 1945 and reigned for about a decade before his abrupt and unexpected dethronement in July 1955 by Obafemi Awolowo, leader of old western region, reportedly over political reasons.

In 1950, Awolowo established the Action Group, promising freedom from British rule among other things for all those who followed him, particularly the westerners. The alaafin was among those who did not identify with Awolowo and did not hide the fact that he was a fan of Nnamdi Azikwe and by extension the National Council of Nigerians and the Cameroons (NCNC), a rival party for Awolowo’s camp. He was at some point also accused of conspiring to work against the regional government, part of what led to his suspension and eventual dethronement. His son is the incumbent alaafin of Oyo.

4. MUHAMMADU SANUSI I (Father of Dethroned Emir Sanusi)

Muhammadu Sanusi I, was removed as the eleventh emir of Kano 57 years back by the then northern Nigeria regional government drove by Ahamdu Bello, the late Sarduana of Sokoto.

Sanusi I replaced Abdullahi Bayero, the tenth Emir of Kano, who kicked the bucket on December 23, 1953. Preceding this arrangement, he was a senior councillor of the emirate gathering where he controlled the organization of the emirate, as the sole local expert for longer than 10 years. Castle authorities detailed that the late emir had an exceptional relationship with the rising western taught tip top and he brought huge numbers of them into the administrations of the local power.

Upon his rise as emir, he played key roles in the significant move in a world-class arrangement in the state. He was additionally instrumental in the development of the Northern Peoples Congress (NPC). Without a doubt, Sanusi I was charismatic, politically solid and powerful in the northern region. He stood immovably against injustice and persecution, holding onto minutes to censure any of such acts.

Eventually, inconvenience started when a large portion of the senior individuals from the NPC in Kaduna disdained his impact. This hatred prompted the organizing of a commission of investigation into the funds of the Kano local authority under Sanusi. A test board was set up and individuals from the local authority affirmed before D. J. M. Muffet, the sole magistrate. The board prescribed the acquiescence of the emir and the provincial government actualized the proposal, in this way mentioning Sanusi I to leave. With practically zero restriction, the late emir offered his acquiescence to Kashim Ibrahim, the then legislative head of the northern area on March 28, 1963.

Sanusi I went into banishing at Azare, a city in Bauchi state, where he stayed under the radar. He went through 20 years in a state of banishment before coming back to Wudil state, Kano, where he passed on. He was supplanted by his sibling, Muhammadu Inuwa, the twelfth emir of Kano, whose residency just went on for a half year. Inuwa was prevailing by the late Ado Bayero, who went through 51 years on the royal position before he kicked the bucket. In 2014, Rabiu Kwankwaso, the previous legislative head of the state, designated Sanusi II as the fourteenth Emir of Kano.


Olateru Olagbegi ruled as the Olowo of Owo on two occasions, first appointed in 1941 and later returned to the position in 1993.

He was highly revered and first ruled for 25 years before he was deposed and sent into exile reportedly as a result of a regional crisis between two Action Group leaders: Obafemi Awolowo and Samuel Akintola.

Interestingly, the Action Group was birthed in his palace about 10 years earlier, but a misunderstanding between the two leaders in the early 1960s saw the traditional ruler taking sides with Akintola.

His decision did not go down well with some members of his community, the end result which was a revolt against him in 1966. He was deposed and subsequently banished, only to be re-instated in 1993, following the death of the reigning monarch.


On April 20, 1996, Ibrahim Dasuki was deposed as the sultan of Sokoto, eight years after he climbed the position of authority.

He was said to have been deposed on the sets of Sani Abacha. On the day he was dismissed, the emir was called into the workplace of Yakubu Muazu, at that point the military director of Sokoto, and was told he was ousted as the Sultan. He was said to have been in this way taken to Yola and later to Jalingo in Taraba state where he was set estranged abroad.

A portion of the reasons the emir was removed, as per Muazu, were his activities "causing animosity" among the individuals and among the illustrious family and overlooking government orders.


Who recalls Oluwadare Adesina, the previous Deji of Akure, who battled with his better half out in the open? He was deposed after the open fight with Bolanle, his better half, a demonstration that was generally depicted as an open demonstration of disgrace. The Ondo state government ousted Adesina in 2009, subsequent to summoning segments 17(1) and (2) of the state's boss law, blaming him for acting in the "most shameful, condemnable and offensive way."

The ousted ruler was additionally expelled from Akure for a half year. The chamber of kingmakers had required his testimony, while his offended spouse, presently late, sued him for a battery.

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