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Why Buhari, Osinbajo Don’t Need To Televise COVID-19 Vaccination – Shehu Sani
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Why Buhari, Osinbajo Don’t Need To Televise COVID-19 Vaccination – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani says President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha do not need to receive COVID-19 vaccine on live telecast. Tweeting on Friday, Sani said Nigeria’s leaders should only ensure they are vaccinated with the same brand as would be given to ordinary citizens. “No need to Vaccinate d VIPs on live TV. Just do the right thing, when you vaccinate the leaders with Pfizer, make sure the people are also vaccinated with Pfizer,” the former Kaduna lawmaker wrote. “When you vaccinate the People with Russian or Chinese vaccine, make sure the leaders are also vaccinated with same brand.” Nigeria is expecting the US-manufactured Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the end of January. The governm...
Kogi Bread Levy/Tax: Yahaya Bello Turning Bread Into Stone – Shehu Sani
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Kogi Bread Levy/Tax: Yahaya Bello Turning Bread Into Stone – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani on Friday took a swipe at Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello over the latter’s new levy on every loaf of bread sold in the state. Sani who has been heavily critical of the All Progressives Congress, the party Bello belongs to, said in a tweet that the governor was turning bread into stone after appearing to have defeated coronavirus. “After defeating COVID in Kogi, Bello the priest is miraculously turning bread into stone,” the former lawmaker wrote. Kogi State Government says the levy on every load of bread sold is meant to protect indigenous bakers from those “who bring bread to the state without paying any form of levy”. The move has attracted widespread criticism.
Shehu Sani Reacts As The US Impose Visa Ban On Nigerian Politicians
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Shehu Sani Reacts As The US Impose Visa Ban On Nigerian Politicians

Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani reacted as the United States imposed visa sanctions on some Nigerian politicians. Sani, however, notes that the visa restriction would help Nigeria ensure credible and transparent elections. Recall that the US had yesterday imposed a Visa Ban on some politicians involved in rigging the last Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. Morgan Ortagus, the spokesperson for the Department of State announced the sanction in a statement. However, the former lawmaker stressed that Nigeria’s failure to implement genuine electoral reforms led to foreign sanctions.
Shoprite Exit Will Help Local Supermarkets To Grow, They Can Go – Shehu Sani
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Shoprite Exit Will Help Local Supermarkets To Grow, They Can Go – Shehu Sani

Former Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, in his reaction the report on exit of retail giant Shoprite from Nigeria, has said it will provide an opportunity for local supermarkets in the country to grow. In a tweet he shared, Sani stated that the company is free to stay if they intend doing that and if they have decided to leave teh country, then they are also free to go. He wrote on Twitter: If Shoprite wants to stay, they can stay; if they want to go, they can go; it will help local supermarkets to grow.
Former Senator, Shehu Sani Condemn FG For Attacking States That Relaxed Lockdown For Worship Centres
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Former Senator, Shehu Sani Condemn FG For Attacking States That Relaxed Lockdown For Worship Centres

The former member representing Kaduna central in the national assembly, Shehu Sani has mocked the federal government for frowning at states that have started relaxing their restrictions on social gatherings to allow worship centers open. The former lawmaker in his comment faulted the FG for also lifting lockdown and allowing offices, as well as malls, open in Abuja. He made the comment via a tweet he sent out on his official Twitter handle on Friday. Kaduna and some other states have started allowing religious gatherings. He wrote: “The FG that lifted their Lockdown, opened their offices and malls in Abuja is attacking the states that opened their worshipping centres.”
Shehu Sani Mocks Buhari For Making U-Turn On His National Broadcast
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Shehu Sani Mocks Buhari For Making U-Turn On His National Broadcast

Former member representing Kaduna central senatorial district in the national assembly, Shehu Sani has come out to mock president Muhammadu Buhari for making a u-turn over his national address earlier scheduled for Monday, 18th May. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, the former lawmaker inferred that the president made the u-turn over perceived anger from the masses. He wrote: “Baba wanted to come out and talk to you,he peeped through the Window,instead of each of you holding a notebook and a pen,you were holding stones; and he just went back to Za living room. Return your stones from where you picked them.”
Buhari Has Failed Woefully, Jonathan Govt A Disaster – Shehu Sani
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Buhari Has Failed Woefully, Jonathan Govt A Disaster – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, on Sunday said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians woefully. Sani lamented that indices on the ground point to the fact that Buhari and the ruling class may have failed because they underestimated the problems facing the country while at the same time making impossible promises. In a statement he posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, the former lawmaker also berated the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. He said Nigerians won’t easily forget that Jonathan’s administration was a total disaster. Sani, however, observed that Buhari’s administration compelled Nigerians to appreciate Jonathan’s government better. According to Sani: “The present leadership in the country ...
Shehu Sani Reacts to Killing of Over 50 People in Kaduna Villages
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Shehu Sani Reacts to Killing of Over 50 People in Kaduna Villages

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has reacted to report of over 50 people being killed by bandits in Kerawa and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State over the weekend. Shehu Sani who called on leaders in the Northern region of the country to wake up, stated that the masses voted for "government" and not "gallows". He tweeted; The Killings of over 50 innocent people in Kerawa,Igabi Lg stands condemned.My thoughts,prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.The people voted for a Government and not Gallows.The north must wake up,Buckle up and end this current of tragedies.
Shehu Sani Condemns SARS Killing Of Footballer
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Shehu Sani Condemns SARS Killing Of Footballer

Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the alleged killing of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamu Kazeem, by the police. According to reports, the Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain, also known as Kaka was killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon in Sagamu while he was driving along Sagamu area of the State with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar. The SARS officer was said to have stopped the footballer to label him a Yahoo Boy and they insisted on taking him to the nearby police station. Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, in a tweet on Sunday condemned the action of the police. He wrote, “The death of Remo Stars Assistant Capt...
Sermons Of Nigerian Clerics Evolve With Political Weather – Shehu Sani
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Sermons Of Nigerian Clerics Evolve With Political Weather – Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has taken to his Twitter page to knock some clerics in Nigeria. The former lawmaker from Kaduna State pointed out that some clerics in Nigeria are swayed by political weather. Citing an example, the former lawmaker expressed that for those clerics during the previous administration the sins of Nigerian leaders caused insecurity in the country, while during the current administration, insecurity is caused by sins of the citizens. See his post below: Some of Our Clerics sermons evolves with the Political Weather;Under the past administration,its the Sins of Our leaders that causes insecurity;Under the present administration,its the Sins of Our people that causes insecurity. — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 22, 2020
You Taught PDP How To Politicize Insecurity – Shehu Sani Replies Presidency
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You Taught PDP How To Politicize Insecurity – Shehu Sani Replies Presidency

A former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has responded to the allegations of the presidency bordering on insecurity. The Presidency on Saturday raised alarm over plots by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to politically embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in the country. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the opposition party was planning to lead a 2,000 man protest against security chiefs in the country. Mr Shehu said this is the latest plan to embarrass his principal after the president was booed in Maiduguri last week. “The Presidency wishes to caution a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions,” he said. “This has become necessary in view of received reports...
Court Grants Shehu Sani N10 Million Bail
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Court Grants Shehu Sani N10 Million Bail

Senator Shehu Sani has been granted Ten Million naira (N10m) bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Sani who represented Kaduna Central, in the 8th senate was accused of collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu. A source familiar with the arrest told journalists that Mr Sani was arrested following a leak that he collected money from a popular Kaduna businessman to give Mr Magu. Following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by Mr Sani to help him get EFCC to dig up alleged crimes of his estranged in-law. A top source at the EFCC, who asked for anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter, said Mr Sani collected $10,000 from Mr Dauda. But a source in K...
$25,000 Extortion: Shehu Sani Has Questions To Answer, EFCC Insists
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$25,000 Extortion: Shehu Sani Has Questions To Answer, EFCC Insists

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has insisted that Senator Shehu Sani has questions to answer. The anti-graft body said this in a statement on its Facebook page on Friday in response to comments attributed to the senator that was being prosecuted because he is a known critic of President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has taken note of insinuations and phantom claims that the Commission is “prosecuting” Senator Shehu Sani, because he is a known critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. “The Commission wishes to state that Senator Shehu Sani is currently facing criminal investigation, and he is being detained by the EFCC in very conducive environment, based on a valid court order. “Invariably, claims i...
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I’ve Been Framed but I won’t be Silenced — Shehu Sani reacts to Allegation of Extortion

  Former Senator, Shehu Sani has officially reacted to allegation of collecting money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors which he allegedly promised to pass on to the acting chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu, to influence an investigation, and also allegedly asking for more money to bribe the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko and some other judges to influence the outcome of a court case. In a statement released on Friday after his two houses were searched by operatives of the anti-graft agency, Sani alleged that his arrest is politically motivated as he also denied trying to bribe the CJN. He also accused the Federal Government of trying to use the bribery story to shut him up after he became a critic of the Buhari-led administration. The statement read; ...
SERAP Asks EFCC To Release Shehu Sani
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SERAP Asks EFCC To Release Shehu Sani

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately release former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani. We reports that Operatives of EFCC on Thursday reportedly invaded the Abuja residence of Senator Shehu Sani over alleged extortion. It was gathered that the EFCC officials stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm on Wednesday to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. This is following arrest of Sani last week for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The government critic, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly collected money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, promising to pass it on t...
Alleged fraud: EFCC Ransacks Shehu Sani’s Abuja Residence
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Alleged fraud: EFCC Ransacks Shehu Sani’s Abuja Residence

Operation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today December 8th, conducted a search at the Abuja home of former Senator Shehu Sani. The operatives stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. Sani was arrested by the antigraft agency last week for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors, Sani Daudu.  The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly collected the money from Dauda with a promise to pass it on to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Shehu Sani Shuns lie Detector test in alleged $24,000 Extortion Scandal
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Shehu Sani Shuns lie Detector test in alleged $24,000 Extortion Scandal

Former Senator Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Monday January 6 refused to take a lie detector test over the alleged $24,000 he was accused of extorting from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Though Sani opted to swear by the Holy Qur’an, it is however speculated that he might undergo the polygraph test with his wife today January 7 as he has already been moved out of his detention cell to the Polygraph Clinic in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) annex in Wuse 2, Abuja. The Nation reported he said; “I won’t take the test; I do not trust the machine. I am not sure whether or not the machine is working well. “Instead of polygraph, give me the Holy Qur’an to swear with.” A highly-placed source said...
EFCC Gets Order To Detain Former Senator, Shehu Sani For 14 Days
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EFCC Gets Order To Detain Former Senator, Shehu Sani For 14 Days

Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to detain the former senator Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow thorough investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion. The development followed fresh allegations levelled against the ex-lawmaker by the complainant, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Shehu Sani was arrested on New Year ‘s Eve by the EFCC operatives in Abuja for allegedly extorting $10,000 from Dauda, the Chairman of ASD Motors.  
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EFCC Arrests Shehu Sani Over “Extortion”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central. An EFCC source said Sani was arrested for collecting money from a businessman, promising to pass it on to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency. TheCable could not independently verify this claim. But Cole Michael, an aide of the former lawmaker, said it is untrue that Sani was arrested.  
Shehu Sani Reacts To Nigerians Celebrating Donald Trump’s Impeachment
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Nigerians Celebrating Donald Trump’s Impeachment

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central senator, has criticised Nigerians rejoicing over the impeachment of United States President, Donald Trump. The vote followed weeks of testimony, related to his dealings with Ukraine. 230 to 197 votes in the Democratic-majority House saw to the impeachment of the US president. Trump will, however, remain in office until he is tried and convicted by the senate. Some Nigerians took to social media page rejoicing about the democrats’ move, urging Nigerian leaders to emulate them. But, Sani reacting on his Twitter page urged those celebrating Trump’s impeachment to also summon the courage to face their president. He wrote: “I have seen some of our African Brothers notorious for defending the excesses and evil of their leaders at home but are no...
Shehu Sani Replies Deji Adeyanju
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Shehu Sani Replies Deji Adeyanju

Sheu Sani has replied Deji Adeyanju who has previously welcomed him to the street of struggle in his earlier video. In what some twitter users considered as a jab from the former senator, he said My good younger brother,streets are for the Kindergartens and the beginners of the struggle,the grandmasters are in the boulevard of the struggle.I salute your courage and consistency.
Deji Adeyanju Welcomes Dino Melaye And Shehu Sani To The Street
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Deji Adeyanju Welcomes Dino Melaye And Shehu Sani To The Street

The convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has welcomed former Senators Dino Melaye and Shehu Sani to the street. This message came after Dino Melaye lost his Senate seat to Smart Adeyemi as declared by INEC after the Deji Adeyanju wrote on Twitter: Message to Comrade Shehu Sani & Senator Dino. Welcome to the street. #ElectoralReform In the video he welcomed the former senators to the street and asked them to lend their voices to the electoral reform Bill so that election in Nigeria can truly reflect the wishes of the people. Message to Comrade Shehu Sani & Senator Dino. Welcome to the street. #ElectoralReform pic.twitter.com/DLH6k8NQbE — Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) December 1, 2019
Why We Rejected Buhari’s $30bn Loan Request – Shehu Sani
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Why We Rejected Buhari’s $30bn Loan Request – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, ex-chairman of the committee on local and foreign debts in the previous senate, has defended the lawmakers’ decision to reject a $29.96 billion loan request from President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement on Friday, Sani said the senate at the time rejected the request to save Nigeria from being ”recolonised by creditor banks”. The president first forwarded the request captured in the federal government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan to the upper legislative chamber in 2016. After failing to secure their approval, he sent it to the ninth assembly on Thursday, asking the lawmakers to approve the loan which he said is “critical to the delivery of the government’s policies and programmes”. But Sani said the country’s external debt would have hit $52 billion if...
Shehu Sani Reacts To Disqualification Of ‘Lionheart’ By Oscar
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Disqualification Of ‘Lionheart’ By Oscar

Former Senator representing Kaduna, Shehu Sani took to his twitter account to react to the trending news of Genevieve Nnaji movie Lionheart 's been disqualified from Twitter. Lionheart was disqualified because of too much of English, he tweeted saying.. The reasons given for the #Oscars disqualification of LION HEART only exposes the degree of their ignorance of the World outside of theirs,and their discriminatory and contemptuous views about African history and our ways.
It Is Only Logical To Allow The South To Rule In 2023 – Shehu Sani
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It Is Only Logical To Allow The South To Rule In 2023 – Shehu Sani

Northern political leaders have been warned to resist the temptation of holding on to the nation’s Presidency beyond 2023 as such political adventure would be a recipe for chaos and crisis capable of threatening the unity of the country. Sounding the warning during an exclusive interview with The Nation in Abuja, Senator Shehu Sani said since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power with the support of the south and on the principle of rotation of power, it is only logical for the north to reciprocate the gesture by allowing the south to have the Presidency in 2023. He said northern leaders who had been organising meetings to sell the idea of north holding on to power beyond 2023 should have a re-think and place the unity and interests of Nigeria above personnal interests. San...
Shehu Sani Speaks On What Nigeria Has Become In 59 Years
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Shehu Sani Speaks On What Nigeria Has Become In 59 Years

Senator Shehu Sani who was a former lawmaker, has given a brief review of the nation’s status in the last 59 years, saying the country has been divided along ethnic and religious lines. In an interview he made available to Dailypost in Abuja on Friday, 4th of October, 2019, he said: “Nigeria’s 59 years record on attempt at poverty eradication and respect for human rights and the rule of law is appalling, woeful and tragic.” “We have become a belligerent, combative and intolerant nation of religious extremists, sectional champions and tribal warriors and warlords.” “Nigerian leaders have abandoned nationalism and behave like tribal conquerors imposing their will and wishes on the people in their occupied territory.” “The white horses in our coat of arms has been dismounted and red...
El-Rufai Responds To A Tweet Asking Him To Employ Shehu Sani
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El-Rufai Responds To A Tweet Asking Him To Employ Shehu Sani

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai has mocked Senator Shehu Sani over a minimum wage tweet about the state government. Recall we reported last night that the Kaduna State government had begun the full implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage. But reacting to the development, Sani, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central tagged the payment as a “fraud”. “Any payment of minimum wage by any state not in accordance with the template of the new minimum wage act is simply a fraud.Selective,manipulative and dubious payment is simply a deceit.Confirm full compliance from the NLC & the TUC first not from politicians”, tweeted Sani. Commenting, however, a Kaduna resident tagged Governor El-Rufai to the tweet, asking him to start paying Sani the new minimum wage ...
Shehu Sani Mocks Gov. El-Rufai For Enrolling His Son In Public School
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Shehu Sani Mocks Gov. El-Rufai For Enrolling His Son In Public School

Immediate past Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, Senator Shehu Sani, has described Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s enrolment of his son in a public school as a political stunt for 2023. He said the action is clownish, comical and deceptive. Addressing journalists in Kaduna, Senator Sani said, “His action was simply a 2023 political stunt set up for the media and people who reside outside Kaduna. “For people who reside in Kaduna, they know what public primary school look like in the state, they know where they are located and the problems they are facing. “It is not because I have a political difference with him, no, but for whoever lives in Kaduna state knew that what the governor did with his son by enrolling him into public school was just a comedy. “...
The Problem Is Not Going To Farm But Coming Back – Shehu Sani
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The Problem Is Not Going To Farm But Coming Back – Shehu Sani

Former Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has made Mockery of call to go back to the Farm by the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The president had on different occasions in the past called on Nigerians especially the youth to go back to farm in his effort to diversify the country's economy from oil driven to Agriculture and for job Creation purposes. To Beef up security and enforce compliance with the existing ECOWAS protocols on movement among neighboring countries, Nigerian Borders were closed by the security agencies. In his Tweet, Shehu Sani said " they closed the border and want you to go to the farm; there's no problem with going to the farm, the problem is coming back from the farm"
Shehu Sani Urged Federal Government To Support South African Returnees
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Shehu Sani Urged Federal Government To Support South African Returnees

Senator Shehu Sani has advised the federal Government to give Nigerians who chose to return home from South Africa support. He however begged that the returnees should not be given the 10,000 tradermoni. Shehu Sani via his twitter handle said "The FG should give adequate support to those Nigerians who chose to return home and begin a new life...and abeg don’t even think of linking them with tradermoni 10k"
The North Will Produce Another President In 2023 If… – Shehu Sani
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The North Will Produce Another President In 2023 If… – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District during the 8th National Assembly. The renowned civil rights activists and public affairs analyst recently spoke on the state of the nation, among several other issues. PHILIP NYAM brings excerpts: It is 20 years since the return to democratic rule. What do you make of the happenings in our country today? Can we still say our democracy is a nascent one? Yes, it is 20 years since the restoration of democracy in our nation. We fought hard to disengage the military from governance; and when I say we, I’m referring to those who sacrificed their lives and liberty in the struggle for the return of democracy to the country. Who are those? Civil rights activists, the intelligentsia, labour unionists, the media, students, youths...
Shehu Sani Reacts As CBN Asks Nigerians To Return Bad Naira Notes To Banks
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Shehu Sani Reacts As CBN Asks Nigerians To Return Bad Naira Notes To Banks

The former member representing Kaduna west senatorial district in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has said that the CBN should have first asked Nigerians if they have money instead of asking them to return their old Naira notes to new ones on Monday. Shehu Sanni made this known via his Twitter handle on Saturday, August 31st. "The CBN has been telling people to go the Bank on Monday to change their old Naira notes to new ones instead of first asking the people if they even have any Naira notes at all."
El-rufai Spent 3 Days In Abuja Lobbying To Accompany Buhari To Japan – Shehu Sani
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El-rufai Spent 3 Days In Abuja Lobbying To Accompany Buhari To Japan – Shehu Sani

A former senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to a comment credited to the governor of Kaduna State, who on Thursday said Mr Sani had been reduced to a mere “blogger” since his defeat in the last general elections. In his reaction on Thursday, Mr Sani mocked Mr El-Rufai saying the Kaduna State governor was busy focusing on his presidential ambition while kidnappers had taken over his state. Mr Sani, who recently lost senatorial election, said Mr El-Rufai has been reduced from “dwarf” to a leper after being abandoned by President Muhammad Buhari and his men. He said; “I’m pleased to have reduced the height of El-Rufai from a dwarf to a leper who was rejected by the Governors forum. “Mr El-Rufai, I’m not responsible for removing your name from the entourage of those who traveled t...
Shehu Sani Reacts To Nnamdi Kanu’s Threat To Attack Buhari In Japan
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Nnamdi Kanu’s Threat To Attack Buhari In Japan

A former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central at the Senate, Shehu Sani has reacted to the threat by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to attack and disgrace President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan. Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019. Following the disclosure of Buhari’s trip, IPOB directed its members to ensure that the President was arrested and handed over to security agents because he’s an alleged impostor. Sani condemned the move, adding that attacking the President in Japan was not the right way for IPOB to express their grievance. The former lawmaker said instead, there should a peaceful protest against a dera...
4 Safety Steps For Public Office Holders When Invited Abroad – Shehu Sani
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4 Safety Steps For Public Office Holders When Invited Abroad – Shehu Sani

It is no longer news that Ike Ekweremadu, a former deputy Senate President, was assaulted when he attended a cultural festival in Germany at the weekend. Mr Ekweremadu was attacked by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) for allegedly contributing to proscribe the group demanding an independent state of Biafra. After the tussle, the leader of the secessionist group, Nnamdi Kanu, said the treatment meted out to the Enugu-born lawmaker was a far cry from what his group plan to do to other leaders from the geo-political zone. Advising public office holders on security measures to take whenever they are invited abroad for engagement, Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, listed four points they must take to ensure their safety. Mr Sani advised the public office ho...
It Will Be Unfair To Deny South-West Presidency In 2023 – Shehu Sani
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It Will Be Unfair To Deny South-West Presidency In 2023 – Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani on Monday, declared that it would be unfair to deny the Southwest geopolitical zone the presidency in 2023. Sani, a member of the eighth Senate, said it would amount to ingratitude on the part of the North not to support the Southwest for the presidency. According to him, the Southwest geopolitical zone helped in uprooting the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015. Speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Monday, the former lawmaker argued that it would be unfair for the north after eight years to hold on power beyond 2023. “It will be a serious threat to the future and peace of the country if the Northern region continues to dominate the leadership of the nation because of her numerical strength. ...
Scam! Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” – Kperogi
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Scam! Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” – Kperogi

The Nigerian cyber space is being lit up with the news that a certain Dr. Yakubu Nuru of the University of Maiduguri has won “the World Physics Competition by defeating about 5720 contenders from 97 countries.” This “feat” reputedly earned him the distinction of becoming “the father of modern Einstein's planetary equation studies in Physics.” Hahahaha! The truth is that Dr. Nura is the willing victim of a scam, a kind of scam I call scams of ego, which prey on the status anxieties and low self-esteem of insecure, fraud-prone people. World Championship, the "organization" that conferred the “award” on Dr. Nura, is a well-known scam operation that does not, for strategically fraudulent reasons, have a site with its own domain name. It uses a free sites.google.com account to perpetrate...
Shehu Sani Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest

Our democracy is a block of ice floating on warm waters.The sponsored protest and attacks on the @AmnestyNigeria stands condemned.The arrest & detention of @YeleSowore is needless.I join the call for his release #FreeSowore.
Sultan, Others Should Guarantee El-zakzaky’s Release – Shehu Sani
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Sultan, Others Should Guarantee El-zakzaky’s Release – Shehu Sani

Former Senator Shehu Sani has urged the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and other prominent Islamic leaders to ensure the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. Sani told journalists on Sunday that the proscription of the group would worsen the crisis. He said: “The solutions to IMN problem, in my personal opinion, are four. The first is that the Sultan of Sokoto and other religious leaders should provide guarantee to the Federal Government on which the leader of the IMN would be released to them. Secondly, the IMN should stop all forms of protest, whether peaceful or violent. “The third aspect of it: the government should move towards addressing the problems of their members who were killed and their homes that w...
I Don’t Believe That Leah Sharibu Is Dead – Shehu Sani
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I Don’t Believe That Leah Sharibu Is Dead – Shehu Sani

Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, says he does not believe that Boko Haram captive, Leah Sharibu, is dead. Grace Taku, an aid worker kidnapped by Islamic insurgents, had claimed that Sharibu, alongside one Alice, was killed because of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s inability to “do something”. However, Sani countered the aid worker’s claim in a tweet on Thursday, saying he does not believe Sharibu is dead. He said; “My personal opinion;I don’t believe that Leah Sharibu is dead!” Sani was in 2013 appointed by then President Goodluck Jonathan into a Federal Government National Committee to Dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents. He turned down the offer on the ground that his previous recommendation was not followed. The 51-year-old is now a ...
Shehu Sani doubts claim of Leah Sharibu’s death
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Shehu Sani doubts claim of Leah Sharibu’s death

Shehu Sani in reaction to claim of Leah Sharibu being killed by Boko Haram insurgents, made known his doubt.   Recall we reported yesterday that Grace Taku, one of the aid workers abducted by Boko Haram earlier this month, said in a plea video released by Boko Haram that the Dapchi Christian schoolgirl has been killed.   However reacting to this, Shehu Sani, the former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber tweeted;   My personal opinion;I don’t believe that Leah Sharibu is dead!  
Shehu Sani Reacts To US Govt’s Visa Ban On Some Nigerian Politicians
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Shehu Sani Reacts To US Govt’s Visa Ban On Some Nigerian Politicians

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Senate, Shehu Sani has reacted to the United States government’s visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process during the last general elections. A spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Ms Morgan Ortagus, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said the action applied to those responsible for election-related violence. Ortagus said the unnamed individuals had “operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human rights”. Sani, while reacting, described the visa restriction by the US government as a welcome development and urged other countries to toe the same path. According to him, the latest decision indicates t...