Nigerian State Governor Appoints New Emir of Zazzau

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has appointed Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau. Bamalli succeeds Shehu Idris who died on September 20 after reigning for 45 years. Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa house of traditional rulers in 100 years, following the death in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi. Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria's ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.

 

 

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Gate to the palace of the Emir of Zazzau.

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