The new Emir of Zazzau , Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli , on Monday , received his staff of office as the 19 th Emir of Zazzau in the Zazzau Emirate Council in Kaduna State .
Bamalli , a former Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand , is from the Mallawa Dynasty in the Emir Council and emerged emir after the death of Alhaji Shehu Idris in September.
After Bamalli ’ s appointment as the new emir, one off the contestants to the stool, Alhaji Bashar Aminu , Iyan Zazzau , had approach the court over the selection .
A High Court in Zaria , Kaduna State last Friday, dismissed an application to halt the coronation of the new emir .
Following the court verdict , the state governor , Mallam Nasir El – Rufai , on Monday , in the ancient city of Zaria , presented the staff of office to the new emir.
El – Rufai described the event as a historical moment after the 45 – year reign of the late emir, Alhaaji Shehu Idris , on the throne .
While presenting the staff of office to the new emir , El – Rufai explained that Bamalli ’ s emergence as new emir was to redress colonial injustice .