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There is no place on earth today, not in Yemen or Somalia are human lives so cheap like in this country – Senator Shehu Sani
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There is no place on earth today, not in Yemen or Somalia are human lives so cheap like in this country – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has decried the deplorable state of security across the country. In a post shared on his Facebook page, the senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, opined that there is no place on planet earth that life is as cheap as it is now in Nigeria. His post reads ; ''The terrorists from our own part of the country are moving beyond launching raids and extorting ransom to a new audacious level of gradually edging out the constituted authority;collecting taxes,imposing fines and installing religious and traditional structures of Leadership. In all the mass kidnappings that happened in Niger, Kebbi,Kaduna,Sokoto and Katsina,there has not been any serious rescue record other than outright payments of ransom by the families of the victims. ...
Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Involve only states interested in grazing reserves – Shehu Sani tells FG
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Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Involve only states interested in grazing reserves – Shehu Sani tells FG

Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, said the atrocities committed by bandits and armed herdsmen will rubbish any thought of reviving grazing routes in Nigeria. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in July approved the recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.” The move, according to a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, was to curb the bloody clashes between herders and farmers across the country. However, Senator Sani, who wrote on his verified Facebook wall on Tuesday, added that, the federal government should only involve states interested in such projects. He wrote; “The atrocities ...
Bandits are Worse Security risk than IPOB, Igboho – Shehu Sani
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Bandits are Worse Security risk than IPOB, Igboho – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has stated that North Eastern Nigeria would be a safe place if the government spent a fraction of the time spent on fighting self determination agitations on bandits. Sani stated that Kaduna 'is under siege' by bandits and criminal elements and that because banditry and kidnapping have become very lucrative, stopping it now will be very hard. Speaking to SunNewsOnline, Sani said; "Kaduna is a state under siege; armed bandits have taken over most parts of the state, they are impoverishing our people by forcing them to sell their homes, land and other property in order to pay ransom to get their loved ones freed. " "They have destroyed our agricultural system in the sense that farmers can no longer go to their farms. Our educational system has been disrupte...
If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani
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If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani

A former senator representing Kaduna central, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the Federal government is more interested in arresting secessionists instead of putting all the energy it has in going after bandits and kidnappers terrorizing Nigeria. In an interview with Arise TV this morning, Sani said if the way ''they'' are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for residents of Kaduna and in the North. “I can say in comparative terms that there’s more interest for the government in going after secessionists than going after bandits. I’m not a supporter of secessionists and I believe that secession agitation are virtually wrong and we should work towards a united Nigeria. But I believe that if the same effort, the way they...
Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths
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Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths

Senator Shehu Sani has appealed to youths in Northern Nigeria not to avenge the killing of an APC chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, May 30. Gulak was murdered by some gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on his way to catch his flight at the Sam Mbakwe Airport. Some Northern youths have threatened to retaliate if the killers are not brought to justice. The police have since identified and killed the assailants who murdered Gulak. In a statement released today May 31, Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, pleaded with his kinsmen in the North to avoid a major conflict with the Igbo by not revenging Gulak’s death. “The cold blood murder of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri stands unreservedly condemned. The murder has all the elements of some fo...
”All you see is shopping malls, event centers and hotels located in the villages of the former service Chiefs”- Senator Shehu Sani
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”All you see is shopping malls, event centers and hotels located in the villages of the former service Chiefs”- Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has touched on Nigeria's defence and military lacking adequate weapons and equipment. In a tweet posted on his handle this morning, Senator Sani wrote; ''For years, the Government pumped trillions into Defence and the military remains without adequate weapons and equipments to fight the terrorists;All you see is Shopping Malls,Event Centers and Hotels; And Universities located in the villages of the former service Chiefs.''
Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government
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Let Us See Evidence When You Kill Bandits, Ex-Lawmaker, Shehu Sani, Tells Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker from Kaduna State, has asked the Nigerian Government to always show proof that it was fighting insecurity in the country. The Nigerian Army has come under immense scrutiny in recent times from citizens, who say the government had not been transparent and truthful in the fight against insurgency in the country. Sani in a tweet on Sunday said when armed bandits kill Nigerians, gruesome photos of the mayhem are released. He therefore urged the Nigerian Government to show when it also kills bandits by providing evidence. He said, "Whenever the bandits kill, w...
Senator Shehu Sani Shares Tweets Questioning the Authenticity of COVID-19 Claims Made by the NCDC
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Senator Shehu Sani Shares Tweets Questioning the Authenticity of COVID-19 Claims Made by the NCDC

Senator Shehu Sani took to Twitter to subtly question the authenticity of COVID-19 claims made by the NCDC. The Nigerian Senator tweeted: "They will say they are short of bed spaces for #Covid-19 patients and they will never show you hundred people in a ward at a time." He said this after Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that a good number of Covid-19 patients in Nigeria are not in isolation centres because the government is still struggling to increase bed space capacity across the country. In an initial sarcastic tweet, Shehu Sani wrote: "In our Country, dancing to Reggae, Afrobeat , Pop or Shaku with a dosage of Chloroquine in our Isolation Centers appears to have the healing powers for #Covid_19 patients. They dance, the...
EFCC Subjected me to Traumatizing Interrogations ―Shehu Sani
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EFCC Subjected me to Traumatizing Interrogations ―Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of forcing him to declare his assets. The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district in a press statement made available to media on Saturday claimed EFCC officers tried to subject him to polygraph lie detector tests and also seized his phones. “My incarceration for 30 days in the jail of EFCC was unfair, unjust and a clear breach of my fundamental rights and hence stands condemned. “During my unjust stay in the EFCC cell, I was subjected to traumatizing interrogations; My houses and offices were searched. “They compelled me to declare my assets, they tried to subject me to polygraph lie detector tests, my accounts were blocked, and my phone was seized, all in the name ...
EFCC Raids Senator Shehu Sani’s Residence….
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EFCC Raids Senator Shehu Sani’s Residence….

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have 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. The EFCC had last week arrested Sani 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 to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Shehu Sani Vs Dauda: EFCC Mulls Lie Detector Test To Determine Liar
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Shehu Sani Vs Dauda: EFCC Mulls Lie Detector Test To Determine Liar

As the accusations and counter-accusations continue between embattled Senator Shehu Sani and CEO of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may be inching closer to administering a lie detector test on both men. Dauda says the senator extorted $24,000 from him under the guise of helping him resolve an ongoing case with the EFCC. He said he gave Sani $10,000 in November 2019, which he said the former lawmaker promised to pass on to EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The ASD Motors boss also accused Sani of asking for N4m to be given to Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko. However, Sani has vehemently denied the allegations, saying that the only transaction he had with ASD Motors was car purchase. However, The Nation reported, quoting ...
Check Out Shehu Sani’s Tweet On Newly Introduced 7.2% VAT
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Check Out Shehu Sani’s Tweet On Newly Introduced 7.2% VAT

Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the recent increment in Value Added Tax (VAT) by the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government. We had reported that President Buhari, in the last FEC meeting held on Wednesday, approved a two per cent increase in VAT to move it from the current five to seven per cent. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who made the disclosure, however, said the implementation will not take effect until the approval by the National Assembly. Reacting to the development in a tweet sighted on Saturday, the former Senator representing Kaduna Central, wrote; “Peter is for VAT, Paul is for new Minimum wage.” https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1172822984517664768?s=19 We could deduce that the Kaduna born politician meant the President Buhari led a...
Shehu Sani Reveals What Must Be Done Before Creation Of State Police
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Shehu Sani Reveals What Must Be Done Before Creation Of State Police

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has revealed what must be done for the creation of state and local government police to take effect. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday received the report of the presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The report recommended the creation of state police to help curtail the rising insecurity across the country. Receiving the report, the president thanked the panel for their work and directed Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police to meet with the NHRC to work out the modalities of implementing the report within three months from the day it was received. But the outgoing lawmaker has said before the creation of the force, the Nigerian...
Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’
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Presidency Disowns Akeredolu Over Planned ‘Marijuana Business’

The move by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to establish a legal marijuana industry in the ‘sunshine’ state may have hit the rocks even before his very own eyes. This is just as findings by journalists on Saturday showed that Akeredolu is not likely to find a willing ally in the Federal Government over his pursuit. Despite the collaboration being received from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the governor has been disowned by the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA), an appendage of the Presidency. PACEDA, in a statement made available to the media on Saturday, stated that no amount of money could be worth the lives of those that would be affected should marijuana be legalised in the country, as being canvassed by Akere...
‘Dear Governor Akeredolu, please leave this Indian hemp matter for now’ – Senator Shehu Sani
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‘Dear Governor Akeredolu, please leave this Indian hemp matter for now’ – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has pleaded with Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu to invest the State’s resources in something more meaningful than the proposed Indian hemp farm. Akeredolu had urged the Federal Government focus on the medicinal cannabis industry as parts of measures to diversify the country’s economy. The Governor, who is currently in Thailand alongside the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Muhammad Abdallah for Medicinal Canabis Extract Development Program stated that the multi-billion dollar industry if harnessed will help to create thousands of jobs for youths. Reacting to the development, Sani advised the Governor to partner with States in beans, rice, ginger and yam farming instead of ...
Why Traditional Rulers Are Victimized By State Governors – Shehu Sani
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Why Traditional Rulers Are Victimized By State Governors – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, has revealed why traditional rulers are often been victimized by their state governors. Mr Sani, an outgoing lawmaker, said the absence of clearly defined roles of the monarchs in the Nigerian Constitution made them preys in the hands of their state governors. He stated this while reacting to the current travails of Lamido Sanusi, the embattled emir of Kano, who watched helplessly while his domain was balkanized in a bid to whittle down his influence in the state. Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor signed a bill aimed at balkanizing the emirate on Wednesday. He is also said to be probing the financial earnings of the monarch, a move political analysts suggested will finally see Sanusi being booted out of offic...
Most Governors Spend Days In Abuja While Their States Are In Flames – Shehu Sani
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Most Governors Spend Days In Abuja While Their States Are In Flames – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has thrown shade at some governors who run off to the nation’s capital while and lodge in comfort while their states are on fire. Sani in a tweet late on Monday said "These governors spend days in Abuja all in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the governors spend Monday to Thursday in the FCT and on Friday they head to the mosques to pray with the president."
Top Five Senators Who Are Not Returning To The Red Chamber
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Top Five Senators Who Are Not Returning To The Red Chamber

The results of the 2019  Senatorial election is gradually coming to an end, with a lot of surprising result. While some are winning getting ready to join the red chamber, some other senators will be busy preparing to leave the red chamber come may 29th,2019. Below are top five senators who are getting ready to leave the upper chamber. 1. Bukola Saraki Senate president Bukola Saraki is the senator representing Kwara Central Constituency.Senator Saraki became one of the major casualties of the 2019 General election after loosing to APC candidate Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe.Senator Saraki defected from the All Progressive Congress(APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)to run for president but picked up a senatorial ticket after loosing to Atiku Abubakar in the primary election. 2...
Gov. El-rufai Is A Failure, He Hasn’t Achieved Anything – Sen. Shehu Sani
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Gov. El-rufai Is A Failure, He Hasn’t Achieved Anything – Sen. Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has described the state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, as “unpopular.” Sani, who is contesting for the Senate on the People’s Redemption Party platform, also said the governor had not achieved anything since 2015. The senator had dumped the All Progressives Congress for the PRP three days after he was denied the ticket to contest for the Senate on the APC platform. His rift with the state governor was believed to have cost him the ticket. Speaking on Nigeria 2019, an Arise TV programme on Thursday, Sani said the PRP was a major threat to the APC in Kaduna State, saying, “This is why every morning and evening, they destroy our billboards and tear our posters. They are persecuting our members. If we were...
It Is Impossible For Buhari To Bribe- Senator Shehu Sani
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It Is Impossible For Buhari To Bribe- Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani wrote on Facebook: "Its impossible for Mr President to bribe NANS,I don’t believe that;it’s definitely not in his character.If you visit Baba in a Taxi,you better tell the Driver to wait for you outside,because ‘shishi for even transport moni you no go get’."
Stop Talking About my Hair – Shehu Sani to El-Rufai’s wife
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Stop Talking About my Hair – Shehu Sani to El-Rufai’s wife

Senator Shehu Sani has warned the Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s wife, Mrs Hadiza el-Rufai to stop talking about his hair. The senator, who recently left  the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he failed to secure the APC senatorial ticket for another term, asked the governor to caution the first lady over her comments on his hair. In a Facebook post yesterday, Sani said Hadiza el-Rufai always talks about his hair whenever she is out campaigning. Hadiza, who is a published author, has been actively involved in the re-election campaign of her husband ahead of the March governorship election. He said: “I appeal to Mr. Governor to caution his wife to stop talking about my hair everywhere she goes on campaigns. Everywhere she goes it’s all about my hair. It’s not my...
Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To Dangote’s APC Appointment
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Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To Dangote’s APC Appointment

Shehu Sani reacts to Dangote’s APC appointment Shehu Sani in a tweet said: Dear Bro Aliko,don’t use Broom to reinforce your silos,don’t use Broom as your plasterboard;don’t use Broom to mix your concrete,maintain the use of your machine concrete mixer.
Shehu Sani Reacts To Arrest Of Segun Onibiyo On The Orders Of El-Rufai
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Shehu Sani Reacts To Arrest Of Segun Onibiyo On The Orders Of El-Rufai

Senator Shehu Sani as reacted to report claiming that Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai Orders Arrest Of Segun Onibiyo Over 'Hate Speech'. Senator Shehu took to his twitter account with caption saying .... We will send lawyers to defend the rights of Segun Onibiyo and secure his freedom.Those who are intolerant to public criticism and public scrutiny are unfit for public office.
Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To ASUU Indefinite Strike
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Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To ASUU Indefinite Strike

Senator Shehu Sani as reacted to the ASUU indefinite strike that was announced last night. Sen. Shehu took to his twitter handle to react to the report with caption saying.... I share the belief that ASUU strike is a peaceful & justifiable action to save public universities in Nigeria. At 70$ per barrel,Nigeria can afford to adequately fund public univ.Elites in power who can afford to educate their wards abroad, should have some honour.
”Buhari Is The Heart And Oxygen Of APC, Without Him They Are Dead” —Shehu Sani
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”Buhari Is The Heart And Oxygen Of APC, Without Him They Are Dead” —Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani who recently resigned from the ruling APC, has predicted the end of the party after the tenure of President Buhari. In an interview with Channels TV, Sani said President Buhari is at the moment the heart, soul and oxygen of the party. “APC cannot last beyond the political lifespan of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari remains the heart, soul and oxygen of the party. I don’t think after Buhari, there will be APC again in the sense that everything begins and ends with him,” Sani said. Sani stated that th ruling party has in all ways disappointed Nigerians. “I believe that APC has in every possible way disappointed not only those who are its members, but it disappointed the country,” he said.
Senator Shehu Sani Reveals How Tinubu, Buhari Tried To Stop Him From Dumping APC
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Senator Shehu Sani Reveals How Tinubu, Buhari Tried To Stop Him From Dumping APC

Senator Shehu Sani who few weeks ago dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), has disclosed how President Muhammmadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, delayed his exit from the ruling party. Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna central in the red chamber, denied demanding automatic ticket from the APC while being interviewed on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme. According to the Senator who lost the party’s senatorial ticket to El-Rufai’s candidate, Uba Sani, despite having the backing of the National Working Committee (NWC), one has to be in the good book of a Governor or somebody close to the seat of power to emerge a candidate of the APC. “There was no time I dem...
Senator Shehu Sani Joins PRP
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Senator Shehu Sani Joins PRP

Information reaching the PoliticsNGR newsdesk this evening reveals that Sen. Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) has joined People’s Redemption Party (PRP), three days after he left the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sani made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser, Political and Ideology, Mr Suleiman Ahmed, in Abuja. He said that “It has become impossible for the senator to continue to co-habit with reactionaries and their perfidious and inimical style of politics. “Sen. Sani maintains the highest respect and honour for President Muhammadu Buhari. However, we prefer to live in a Cottage of Honour than a mansion of shame. “Sen. Shehu Sani has returned to the PRP. PRP represents our socialist revolutionary ideology. “Sen. Sani is now free from the toxicity and infamy ...
What APC Used To Deceive Shehu Sani – Ben Bruce
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What APC Used To Deceive Shehu Sani – Ben Bruce

Senator Ben Murray Bruce has revealed what the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC used to allegedly used to deceive Senator Shehu Sani, the Kaduna central Senator. PoliticsNGR earlier reported that Sani resigned from the ruling party on Saturday after disagreements with the party hierarchy over the senatorial primaries in Kaduna. Ben Bruce via twitter, stated that Sani was 'played' right from Aso-rock. He wrote; "Dear Shehu Sani, APC never intended to give you their ticket. They played you right from Aso Rock. The game was to give you the impression you had an automatic ticket in order to keep you in the APC till it was too late to substitute names at INEC."
Read Senator Shehu Sani’s Resignation Letter To APC
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Read Senator Shehu Sani’s Resignation Letter To APC

Sani reportedly resigned from the party after disagreements over the party's senatorial primaries in Kaduna. The letter read; RESIGNATION FROM THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS Sir, I Present to you my highest compliments and wish by this communication to formally offer to you my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC). I had joined the APC and remained with it against all odds in the belief that it will constitute a veritable platform for the realization of those democratic ideals which I hold wry dear, that honor and integrity will be the ultimate ethos of the party and, most importantly, that internal party democracy will always be the norm. However, only posterity can affirm the extent to which the APC has committed to and reflected these values. As I exit ...
Kaduna APC Accuse Shehu Sani Of Attempted Factionalisation And Forgery Of Letterhead
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Kaduna APC Accuse Shehu Sani Of Attempted Factionalisation And Forgery Of Letterhead

The Chairman, All Progressives Congress, in Ward 6 Kaduna South, Ibrahim Salisu Togo has accused embattled Senator Shehu Sani of impersonation of the Ward Leadership, attempted factionalization the ward and forgery of the ward letterhead. See details of the Letter as signed by the Chairman of Ibrahim Salisu Togo, the chairman of Ward 6 Kaduna South below: “The Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Kaduna South Local Government Area, Kaduna State. “Impersonation of Ward 6 Kaduna South APC Leadership, Attempted Factionalisation of Ward 6 APC South and “Forgery of letterhead of Ward 6 APC Kaduna South by Senator Shehu Sani “We write to officially report to the State Working Committee a case of Impersonation of Ward 6 Kaduna South APC Leadership, Attempted Factionalisation of Ward 6...
El-Rufai Lists Conditions For Forgiving Shehu Sani
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El-Rufai Lists Conditions For Forgiving Shehu Sani

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has broken silence over Senator Shehu Sani’s decision to remain in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr Sani, who had earlier shown interest in defecting to PDP over his feud with Mr El-Rufai, stunned political observers when changed decision to remain in the party at the eleventh hour. The senator was among the 42 out of the 53 APC senators who paid allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the First Lady Conference Room in Aso Rock. Responding to a question during a live radio programme on Thursday night, Mr El-Rufai likened Mr Sani’s crimes to a “political apostasy”. The governor noted that he would not be fully accommodated back into the party until he corrected what led to the “political apostasy”. T...
Shehu Sani Debunks Reports That He Has Left APC
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Shehu Sani Debunks Reports That He Has Left APC

Following reports that Senator Shehu Sani has left the ruling All Progressives Congress, the lawmaker has come out to debunk the news. Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) said he has not defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to another party, according to a statement he made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. He said that consultations were still ongoing with regard to his future in the party. “I am yet to defect or decamp or migrate from the APC to any other party.   “However, discussions and consultations are ongoing with regard to our future in the Party.   “Decision will be taken in a matter of a week or two whether to remain in the party or migrate.   “When the time comes, I will make a formal announcement on the floor of the Sena...
N36 Million Theft: Senator Storms JAMB Office With Snake Charmers, Anti-Snake Venom
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N36 Million Theft: Senator Storms JAMB Office With Snake Charmers, Anti-Snake Venom

Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, on Tuesday morning, surprised the staff of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as he stormed their office with anti-snake venom and snake charmers, days after a staff claimed a missing N36 million was swallowed by snake. PREMIUM TIMES reports that JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, went into rounds of laughter when the lawmaker presented him with two packs of anti-snake venom and offered the services of two snake charmers to fish out snakes that swallowed huge amount of money. JAMB revealed that it has suspended the staff, Philomena Chieshe, at its Makurdi office following the bizarre claim. In reaction to the development, the senator visited the JAMB headquarters to ascertain the truth of the matter and to lend his “assistance”. “The r...
Detention Of Shehu Sani’s Aide: Family Cries Out For Justice
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Detention Of Shehu Sani’s Aide: Family Cries Out For Justice

Malam Abdulkareem Ahmed Balele, brother to detained aide of Senator Shehu Sani, Bashir Ahmed Hamadada, has said described his brother’s detention as unjust.   He also appealed to relevant government authorities to intervene in the matter to ensure fairness and justice.   DAILY POST recalls that Hamadada was arrested by men of the 1 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna on Tuesday 30th January.   Addressing a press conference at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Kaduna yesterday, Balele told Journalists that his brother was not a criminal and had not killed anybody in the state.   He added that his brother was wrongly arrested by the army and now under the detention of the criminal investigation department of the K...
Benue Killings: Mark, Others Commend Senate’s Intervention
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Benue Killings: Mark, Others Commend Senate’s Intervention

Former President of the Senate and the Senator representing Benue South, Senator David Mark, has commended his successor, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on his timely directive to the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Infrastructure to cut short its recess and investigate the New Year killings in Benue state. Mark who gave the commendation while contributing to the debate on the interim report of the committee submitted to the Senate, also lauded the Senator Ahmad Lawan-led committee for its prompt response to the directive of the Senate President. The retired General urged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crimes and their sponsors as an immediate step towards addressing the clashes between the herdsmen and farmers in the state. He said, “Mr. President,...
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2019: ‘You Have No Conscience’ – Shehu Sani Carpets Northern Govs For Endorsing Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has lambasted seven governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in 2019.   Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Abubakar Bello (Niger), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa), had on Friday visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja asking him to seek re-election. El-Rufai told journalists after the meeting: “We believe in Mr. President, we want him to continue running the country in the right direction. People can speculate about 2019; we have no apologies”. He added that the governors were interested in “continuity and stability”. But Sani said the endorsement despite the killings going ...
Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To Strike By Kaduna Teachers
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Senator Shehu Sani Reacts To Strike By Kaduna Teachers

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has commended the Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) for its proposed strike over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state.   The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), earlier directed its member to commence indefinite strike on Monday, Jan. 8, over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state.   Reacting to the development, Sani said he was in support of the move, adding that it is the moral and constitutional duty of the union to protect and defend the rights of its members. He advised the union to stand firm and not be intimated. Sani, in a post on Facebook wrote, ”The Teachers strike in Kaduna state is a welcome developme...
Senator Shehu Sani Says: Muhammadu Buhari No Longer Popular
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Senator Shehu Sani Says: Muhammadu Buhari No Longer Popular

Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday came hard on President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the President no longer has the goodwill he enjoyed prior to the 2015 general election. Sani, in a post on Facebook, also criticised the statement by Buhari that ​​ Nigerians were impatient. The lawmaker wrote: ​”I disagree with this submission. ​ ​ Nigerians, ​ ​ especially the masses have demonstrated an unprecedented level of patience with this administration. ​”​ The love of the masses for the President is beyond the usual and even stretched to hypnosis. ​ ​ The President is not as popular as he used to be but still command an appreciable cult follower-ship among the poor. ​”​ The poor still see him as their messiah. ​ ​ They endure all pains and hardships and see it as sacrifice.They denounce...
Senator Shehu Sani Advocates National Peace Committee
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Senator Shehu Sani Advocates National Peace Committee

Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Loans and Local debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has advocated for an ad-hoc committee that would tackle agitations of various groups in Nigeria. Speaking in Abuja, he urged the presidency to set up a Committee with objective of encouraging debates and seeking ideas to foster peace and harmonious coexistence among the populace. He was speaking in response to agitations for secession and hate speeches by groups and some individuals across the nation. The lawmaker reasoned that such platform would engage the agitating groups and make their grievances known to each other and the government. “The objective of the Committee to be set up by the President is to encourage debates and seek ideas to foster peace among the populace. “The Committee will e...
Senate To Investigate illegal Migration Across The Sahara
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Senate To Investigate illegal Migration Across The Sahara

The Senate on Wednesday mandated its committees on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to investigate causes of rising migration across the Sahara and Mediterranean Sea to Europe. It charged the committees to proffer solutions to the problem. The upper chamber also called on the Federal Government to strengthen the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and the Nigerian Immigration Service to take measures to prevent trafficking in persons. This followed a motion by the Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena, entitled: “Trans-Sahara-Europe Crisis.” In the motion, Alimikhena said that migration by Nigerians and other Africans through illegal routes across the Sahara and Mediterranean had resulted in colossal loss of lives over the years. He said that Ni...
Shehu Sani – Those Agitating For Biafra Have Never Seen War
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Shehu Sani – Those Agitating For Biafra Have Never Seen War

Senator Shehu Sani on Sunday said the Federal Government will have to dialogue with Biafran agitators. Speaking to newsmen in Kano, the Senator said the forces igniting the Biafran agitation “are a new generation of young men and women, who have not experienced war and have not suffered from the war and have not seen the consequences of wars.” He also faulted the Nigerian Government for falling to build structures that will unify the country after the war. He however expressed optimism that Nigeria will remain one country.
PDP Chieftain, Cairo Ojougbo Reveals How Chibok Girls Release Failed Under GEJ
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PDP Chieftain, Cairo Ojougbo Reveals How Chibok Girls Release Failed Under GEJ

- Cairo Ojougbo, a member of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP, said he was part of the negotiation team for the release of the Chibok girls - As against the statement of the faction of Ahmed Makarfi, Ojougbo commended Buhari's government for securing the release of the girls The faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headed by Ali Modu Sheriff has revealed why it was very difficult for immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan to get the Chibok girls released. NAIJ.com reports that the girls, students in Chibok, Borno state, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group in 2014. The Sheriff’s faction of the PDP said Jonathan’s administration was on the verge of getting the girls released in May 2014 before this move was scuttled by an unnamed Borno state indigene. T...

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