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JUST IN: Kaduna govt. announces Amb. Nuhu Bamali as new Emir of Zazzau

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

He will succeed HRH Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris who died, on Sunday, September 20, after reigning for 45 years in the Emirate.

Alh. Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.

Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Alh. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.

He was a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission in 2015.

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He has worked in banking and as Executive Director and later acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.

He was a staff of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before a stint as head of Human Resources at MTel, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).

Born in 1966, Alhaji Bamalli studied Law at the 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 (UK).

In the meantime, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has congratulated Alhaji Bamalli on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Zazzau.