Gwandu

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Gwandu
LGA and town
Country  Nigeria
State Kebbi State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Gwandu, also called Gando, is a town and emirate in Kebbi State, Nigeria. The seat of government for the emirate and district of this name is in Birnin Kebbi, which is the capital of Kebbi State and was capital of the historical Kingdom of Kebbi. Originally founded in the sixteenth century by the Kebbawa, a Hausa-speaking people, Gwandu today acts as one of the four emirates composing Kebbi State. The Emir of Gwandu is, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Iliyasu, who replaced Alhaji Al-Mustapha Muhammadu Jokolo the Emir that was deposed by the governor on June 3, 2005, and is currently seeking reinstatement to the position in the Kebbi State high court.

Coordinates: 7°36′54″N 8°51′00″E / 7.615°N 8.85°E / 7.615; 8.85