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Emir of Daura ‘deposes’ ex-Guinean president as Talban Daura, turbans Yusuf Buhari as ‘replacement’

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The emir of Daura, Umar Faruk Umar, has turbanned Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari as Talban Daura.

In August 2019, the nonagenarian emir turbanned the then President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, as Talban Daura.

The emir extolled the virtues of Mr Conde, adding that the honour was in recognition of the love he (Conde) has shown Mr Buhari and the people of Daura.

Dressed in traditional royal robes, Mr Conde was presented with a sword, a horse and a gift of cows.

President Alpha Conde turbanned as Talban Daura in August 2019
President Alpha Conde turbanned as Talban Daura in August 2019

Despite the fact that the title is held by the Guinean president, in September this year the emir announced Mr Buhari’s son as the new Talban Daura.

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The major ceremony was held today at the Emir’s Palace in Daura amid pomp and pageantry.

The said at the occasion that Buhari deserved to be appointed as Talban Daura and district head of Kwasarawa considering the developmental strides brought to the emirate by his father.

He added that in his new role, he would be visiting Daura regularly and be participating in the daily routines of the emirate council, contributing his quota toward its development.

The emir commended Mr Buhari for the positive impact his administration was making in rejuvenating the nation’s infrastructure and for its economic diversification.

The Daura Emirate Council recently appointed President Buhari’s nephew Musa Haro as district head of Buhari’s ancestral town of Dumurkol.

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In attendance at Yusuf Buhari’s turbanning were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Governors Aminu Masari and Abdullahi Ganduje of Katsina and Kano States respectively, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, were equally in attendance.

Also in attendance were the Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Nasiru Bayero, former governor of Borno, Ali Modu Sheriff and members of the Katsina State House of Assembly.

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