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Ahmed Bamali named new Emir of Zazzau

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ALHAJI Ahmed Nuhu Bamali has emerged as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

  Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani, announced the appointment in a press statement released in Kaduna yesterday.

  “Following the death of His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzaus, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920, of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi. The appointment is with immediate effect. All other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office would be announced in due course. The governor congratulates the new Emir of Zazzau for a deserved appointment and wishes him a successful reign,” the statement read in part.

  Born in 1966, Bamalli studied Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University. He is also a fellow on Conflict Resolution of the University of York, United Kingdom.

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