A high court sitting in Ungogo local government area of Kano has declared the creation of four new emirates in the ancient city as null and void.
yans reports that Rabiu Gwarzo, a member of the state assembly, had earlier filed a suit challenging the creation of the new emirates.
Ruling on the matter, presiding judge, Nasiru Saminu, presiding judge ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the news emirs.
The state high court had on May 10 issued an ex parte order restraining splitting of Kano emirate and installation of new emirs.
But Ganduje failed to comply with the order, issuing appointment letters, and subsequently presenting staff of office to the new emirs.
The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi), Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), Tafida Abubakar (Rano), and Ibrahim Abubakar (Karaye).
The move is believed in some quarters to be part of a plot by governor Ganduje to whittle down the powers of Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Governor Ganduje and the Emir of Kano are reportedly not the best of friends with speculations that the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria supported the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abba Kabiru Yusuf in the just concluded governorship election.
Sanusi II was appointed the 14th emir in 2014 after the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the 13th Emir of Kano.
His grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I, the 11th emir of Kano was deposed in 1963 after a disagreement with Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and premier of the northern region at the time.