Nigeria's ousted governor makes transition to Muslim 'spiritual leader'


Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the embattled former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has assumed a new powerful role as one of his country's foremost spiritual leaders, meaning he may remain a thorn in president Goodluck Jonathan's side ahead of elections next year.

Sanusi, who was ousted by Jonathan in March after accusing Nigeria's state oil corporation of withholding $20 billion in revenue, was appointed the new emir of Kano on Sunday, a largely Muslim state in Northern Nigeria and home to the

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