Nigeria, Dec. 2 -- The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday sent a fresh bill to the state house of assembly to create four new emirates in Kano.

This is coming days after a high court sacked the recently created emirates and emirs. The court said the Kano assembly did not follow due process in creating the new emirates.

Mr Ganduje, however, appears determined to create the new emirates despite the opposition by many Kano residents.

Many observers believe the move is Mr Ganduje's effort to weaken the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, who had been critical of the government.

The state's commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement to journalists Monday morning, said some of the emirates annulled by the court e...