After book launch, El-Rufai, Bakare, Jimi Lawal with Muhammadu Sanusi

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai flew to Lagos on Saturday to do a book launch and also visit with his friend, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, continuing where he stopped on Friday.

Pastor Tunde Bakare, leader of the Latter Rain Assembly hosted the Lagos re-launch of El-Rufai’s book, These Times. The book was first launched in Kaduna in February to mark El-Rufai’s 60th birthday.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority attended the event, along with other dignitaries.

After the book launch, which El Rufai, in company of Bakare, Hadiza and his special adviser, Jimi Lawal went to visit with Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was removed on Monday as Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi `Ganduje.

El-Rufai, Muhammadu Sanusi and Hadiza Bala Usman, NPA MD

El-Rufai, Muhammadu Sanusi and Pastor Bakare

On Friday, El-Rufai had visited Sanusi in the Nasarawa town of Awe, where the police and the DSS detained Sanusi after his dethronement.

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As it turned out, El-Rufai’s was a liberating visit, as a Federal High Court in Abuja the same day ordered the Emir’s release by his captors.

And thus El-Rufai and Sanusi, after the Jumat prayer, left Awe, to Lafia, capital of Nasarawa state, then moved to Abuja, where Sanusi boarded a private jet to Lagos. He arrived 11.35pm.

Muhammadu Sanusi meets Jimi Lawal

El-Rufai with Pastor Bakare

El-Rufai and Fayemi at the book launch in Lagos