Haruna, Gwandu

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Alhaji Haruna (1913) was a former member of the Northern Nigeria House of Representatives who became the Emir of Gwandu in January, 1954. His father, Bashiru Dan Haliru, was also an Emir in Gwandu.

Haruna attended the Birnin Kebbi Primary School and Katsina Higher Training College. After completing his studies, he took on teaching working in Katsina and then Sokoto. He left the teaching profession in 1937 to work in the treasury department of the Native Authority in Gusau. In 1945, he became the district head of Kalgo before his coronation in 1954 as Emir.

During the independence period, he was chairman of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation and president of the Northern House of Chiefs.

He is the father of deposed emir, Mustapha Jokolo. In Nigeria, he is sometimes known for carrying a large retinue of family members and a baggage of 53 suitcases on a trip to Mecca in 1984