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Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Married His Cousin, Princess Sadiya Bayero

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June 10, 2014 – Fulani Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Married His Cousin, Princess Sadiya Bayero

Meet Princess Sadiya Ado Bayero, the daughter of late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.

She is the first wife of former CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. The couple married over 20 years ago.

The funny thing is that Sadiya is Sanusi’s cousin… So the current Emir of Kano married his cousin.

The late Ado Bayero was Sanusi’s grand uncle since he was a brother to the deposed Emir, who was Sanusi’s grandfather.

Fulani culture believes destiny has got him there, so he is permitted to marry his relative.

Check out a picture of them 26 years ago.
sanusi married his cousin

Princess Sadiya graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, she used to live in Abuja but she has since relocated to Kano where her husband has been installed as the 57th Emir of Kano.

See her recent picture below.
princess sadiya ado bayero

Apart from Sadiya, Sanusi has another wife identified as Maryam Sanusi.

Because of his new position as the Emir of Kano, he is expected to marry more wives…#lobatan



  1. Usman

    June 10, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    how can a common fulani rule kano, I see more protest soon
    Am personally not pleased with Rabiu’s decision to make him Emir

    • anonymous

      June 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      What do you mean by how can a Fulani rule Kano? Ado Bayero was Fulani, and he ruled Kano. There is little or no difference between the Hausas and the Fulanis. Both Ado Bayero and Lamido Sanusi share some DNA. Sanusi’s father was Ado Bayero’s nephew. There won’t be any protests. If Sanusi is not destined to be Emir, the fate that befell Dasuki in Sokoto will befall him in the future. For now, let us wish him well. Shi ke na.

  2. Duru James

    June 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Sanusi paid a lot to Kano when he was in CBN

  3. Amanda

    June 10, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    There is nothing wrong marrying cousin. Cousin, also called first cousin is not immediate relative. It has been like that throughout history.Not only in Africa. It’s the same in many part of Asia, Middle East and America. Folks marry theor cousin.

    But it seems to uncommon among Yoruba people. Thats because almost every body grew up very closely. So please leave Emir, Dr. Alhaji Sanusi and his beautiful wife alone. Stop the jealousy

    • Abubakar sarki yakasai

      July 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

      I wish the long and longs life of ours new insteals emir and I advisely of about the peaple that against for his appointed you should put stop in your mauth bewere.

  4. KUSFA

    June 10, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    You people from the other divide of Naija should leave us alone for Almighty’s sake. What concerns you with his royal highness, SLS is either a Fulani or Hausa? Please & please mind your burning issues & concentrate on your creeks. Its like you are not comfortable with his royal eminence, why? Just because he said $20b is missing from NNPC? Mts!! Why can’t you people let us be & continue enjoying your largesse? After all it is oyel money!!!!!!

  5. Uzoma

    June 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Sanusi bought the Emirship with Nigeria’s CBN money when he was there. I never knew Fulanis marry their blood relatives.

  6. Hon. Avoseh H.S

    June 10, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has never committed an abomination as culture differs from tribe to tribe. Look done your own lineage, you would have noticed such a marriage. It can in today’s world be taking as not civilized but you can’t compare tradition of one part with the other to make judgement. Go to the sacred books, they are not exemption so, our new Emir shouldn’t be castigated.

  7. Bukky

    June 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Alllow this man,let him use his own time.

  8. Maina

    June 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    D guy is an emir like it or not there is nothing any hater can do… about marrying his cousin, it’s permitted in Islam n every Muslim knows that. Am also married to my cousin.

  9. Frank

    June 11, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    The Blood of Gideon Akaluka Sahusi Shed will hunt him on this throne. Sanusi will never know peace on this throne. Innocent Blood of Gideon Akaluka fight and overwhelm Sanusi. Diaris god o.

  10. Daush

    June 11, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    There’s nothing wrong in the action Dr lamido sanusi did. Am a Yoruba and am a Muslims and more so its not contrary to the injunction of Islam. I assume the new Emir to be lucky and favoured by Allah and I believe so because of his transparency. Nigeria never appreciated him but his home town did.

  11. ms. s

    June 11, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    The photograh is old school but is lovely & civilising. i appreciate u all May Allah (SWT) c u through.

  12. Anonymous

    June 11, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    They were already married in that photograph of 26 years. People from the Royal families don’t date. She was betrothed to him & they married. That picture is of them as a couple.

  13. abdul

    June 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Why most us seems nt to be happy for somebody gud fortune or it poverty tht cause it? May be is th reason why we r suffering nw bad belle pple, me I wnt to be great oo thtz y I do rejoice wit who ever God appoint to be great shekina

  14. Cuterose

    June 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Well i dnt ave much to say bt as their tradition demands den so be it bt marrying blood relative is…….

  15. Olu Albert

    June 11, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Whoever that does like this appointment can go to ****!

    While you are in hell, you stay the **** there…

    I am Yoruba and I don’t give a hoote about the presidency and as far as I’m concerned they can *****s

  16. sharton

    June 11, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    nawaoo for this people well e nor concern me shikina.


    June 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    If Sanusi’s grand-uncle is the late Ado Bayero then it means his wife is his aunt! As she’s the late emir’s daughter..Interesting.

  18. doyin

    June 12, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    i still think its unfair as the emir has older sons.anyways.Long live Sanusi Lamido Sanusi!

  19. doyin

    June 12, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    By the way his wife is actually his aunt! as ado bayero was sanusi’s uncle!..interesting!

  20. doyin

    June 12, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    sorry ado bayero was sanusi’s grand-uncle!

  21. Emma

    June 12, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    All dis aboki will not sieze to surprise me….So Sanusi married his cousin as wife hmmmm na wa ooo,,,,,Dats a bad culture,,an abomination in anoda cultural settlement

  22. Glo

    June 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Na wa oooo,may God help us with different culture

  23. Umar abba usaini madakin kira warure

    August 29, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    This is a good calture in islamicaly emir sunusi my Allah give you long life and prosferity

  24. blessing

    August 4, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    i cant marry my cousin,the bloodline is there GOD forbid.

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