Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Sunday night, presented the staff of office to the newly appointed Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir. The presentation took place 48 hours after a State High Court stopped the governor, the State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General from implementing the splitting of the Kano Emirate. The exparte motion dated May 10, 2019, was filed by the plaintiff, Hon. Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu. In an order of interim injunction, the court directed all parties in the suit to maintain status quo, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice. The governor had on Saturday said he was not aware of the injunction. The appointment of the new emirs – Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye – means the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi now controls only 10 local government councils of the 44 in the state. “The governor had already presented the staff-of-office to emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero amidst jubilation. The event was colourful and remarkable. Abba Anwar, Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary told Daily Nigerian that the governor had already presented staff of office to the new emir of Bichi. “We are now on our way to Karaye for presentation of the staff of office to the emir,” he said. “If time permits, the Governor would proceed to either Gaya or Rano today to complete the presentation tomorrow (Monday).” Ganduje was accompanied by his deputy, Nasir Gawuna, senators representing Kano North and South, Barau Jibrin and Kabiru Gaya, speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, state APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, D-G APC governorship campaign, Nasiru Aliko Koki, among others.