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My Children are far More Radical, Progressive and Fearless – Emir Sanusi tells those who think he is a Problem



Emir of Kano Sanusi and Children

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and incumbent Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has said that his kids are far more radical and progressive than him, adding that people who think he is troublesome will have a much bigger problem with his children.

TheCable reports that he made this known in a video message to the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group at the Chibok girls’ inaugural lecture in Abuja on Friday.

“Those who are opposed to my views or think I am a problem have a much bigger problem to deal with in the next generation of the Sanusis. They are far more radical, they are far more progressive, they far more committed and they are far more fearless. So, it is time we address all these issues before these tigers come on the scene,” Sanusi said.

The monarch who was represented by his daughter Shahida Sanusi commended the group’s persistence in their demand, urging it to also extend its advocacy to women and gender issues.

Sanusi said he sent his daughter because she had demonstrated she would not take abuse from any man. The Emir said she once slapped a boy for disrespecting her.

According to Shahida, this is the first time a non-title holder or woman would represent a traditional ruler in the North.

The Emir is one who regards himself as the one who speaks the truth to power regardless of whose ox is gored.

He had on several occasions spoke out against the incumbent and past administrations and the manner in which the current administration is handling the country’s economic crisis.

He recently got in another controversy with Governor Abdulaziz Yari after the latter said fornication was responsible for the recent meningitis outbreak in Nigeria.

The Emir had also blamed slammed Northern leaders for being stuck in the 13th century, adding that the North must fix its social and religious problems if it must move forward.



  1. Nakoms

    April 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Always loved this man for his spunk and chutzpah! Arguably on my top three list of Nigeria’s most cerebral personalities.

    I say unleash the dragons!

  2. nnenne

    April 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Ten children and he is not done having kids!!
    The real problem with Africans.
    How many children does Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have?

    • Dayo

      April 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      So everyone has to wait for Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to decide how many kids to have. Aunty, unless Sanusi has been pestering you for help in maintaining and raising his children, abeg stay in your lane! Smdh

    • nnenne

      April 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

      Dayo, family planning is not just for the poor. Do yourself a favor and read up effects of poplatoon explosion to any society.

      I assume you completed high school, at least and was taught in school.

      BTW, how rich are these traditional rulers? They just fleece the nation. People being paid for not doing anythihg. Some sit at home and pay tuitions in need London with hard currencies, many times, over and over again .
      At the end of the day, they complain their people are poor. All we need to do is. re-distribute the wealth and plan better! !

    • Glory Gal

      April 15, 2017 at 9:31 am

      So after reading all this, all you picked on was the number of children he has. You have a problem. First of all he can afford to have them Because he can provide and care for all of them. He is not an illiterate backward man. So he knows how many children he can afford.

    • Beeee

      April 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      I mistakenly loved your 2nd comment twice. I hereby withdraw it. Meanwhile we can’t be like those guys all the time

  3. The Realist

    April 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I ALWAYS have time for Emir Sanusi! Wish we had more like him…

  4. Ayo

    April 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

    What a man!

  5. Google user

    April 15, 2017 at 12:12 am

    @sunusi lamido sunusi or what u call ur self charity begins @home.

  6. Mary

    April 15, 2017 at 7:13 am

    If truly these are his statements, about how fearless, and radical they are, please he should keep his children out of his sttuggle. Portraying your children in this manner especially the girls, will do them more harm than good in the nearest future.

    • Beeee

      April 16, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      I also agree with you. Mr. Saudi don’t drag your daughters into this struggle

  7. Tobi

    April 15, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Hummm I think you truly believe your children are progressive . I don’t see how your daughter slapping a man or anyone else for that matter transpires to progressive, she has a powerful man behind her that is why she got away with it. That is not progressive or radical that’s a privilaged little princess stamping her feet. Personally I feel If your kids were truly progressive and radical they would for a start, object and challenge the arrangement of that photo shoot. SOME actions convey the right message and speak louder than than words.

    • Beeee

      April 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      I agree. Your daughter slapping a man is not progressive at all. But I like you aha Mr. Sanusi

    • Ovadje

      April 16, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      @Tobi, I only agree with you to the extent that I abhor violence by either gender. However, how do you know that the boy that she slapped (who btw legally ‘assaulted’ her) does not have even more powerful parents than she did? After all, Sanusi could not have been more than a senior bank manager when his daughter was at Queens College. Hopefully, that boy thought twice before touching another female – because it starts with unwelcome touching with the hands and progresses to unwelcome touching with another (or other) body parts!

  8. nunulicious

    April 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Sanusi makes sense penty times. Good to know that he supports his female kids too. But bros, I have a question…when a man as educated and enlightened as yourself gives birth to 10 children and you’re still not done…haven’t you heard that overpopulation is a potential problem in NIgeria too?

    • Chartreuse

      April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Don’t be fooled by the “population explosion” agenda. It is a myth. Go and check out countries that tried to control their population and see how they’re doing now. Nigeria is not overpopulated. The population of a country is it’s strength.

    • molarah

      April 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Wish I could love your comment. If I hear or see one more ignorant rant on overpopulation in Nigeria ehn…. People just sit down in Lagos or their city centres and assume they can speak for the whole nation…Travel 100km in any distance out of Lagos and see the real “population” you are complaining about, and stop mindlessly swallowing any pet agenda the West sends your way. What we have is a poverty situation, not an overpopulation problem. Nigeria’s resources can take care of more than her 160m.

  9. ayda

    April 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Why are all the girls standing and the boys sitting in this pix? Even the darling littlest one in the corner

  10. john

    April 15, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    @ayda feminist never satisfied..they must find something to whine about..go and beat them and force ghis sons to get up..I dont even know why sanusi bother ..he is already a made manwhether u do or u dont..People will criticise

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