Muhammad Sanusi, the ex-Emir of Kano, is expected to begin a doctorate degree in Islamic Law at the University of London in the United Kingdom.


According to Premium Times, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has relocated to London to begin the academic programme but the date for the commencement of the program was not disclosed. 

The development comes about a year after he announced the news of his fellowship at Oxford University’s African studies centre.

In a statement at the time, the management of the centre said the former monarch “intends to use the period of his affiliation to write a book.”


The book is themed ‘Central Bank Response to Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013′.

Sanusi, who went to King’s College as a young boy from 1973-1977, obtained his first degree in Economics at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna in 1981. 

He returned to the university after his mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) for his master’s degree in Economics.


The former emir also taught Economics at the university between 1983 and 1985 before he took up a career in banking which eventually led to his appointment as CBN governor in 2009 and served until 2014.

After his stint at the apex bank, he was appointed as the Emir of Kano in 2014 by Rabiu Kwankwaso before Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, dethroned him for “insubordination among other issues” in 2020.

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