APC summons Shehu Sani to explain “insecticide and deodorant” comments

According to a Thisday report,  the All Progressives Congress, APC, has written to the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, demanding his appearance to explain his attack on the  anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.


The letter was reportedly drafted on Wednesday evening by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.


Sani is expected to appear at the party’s office in Abuja to discuss his criticism of President Buhari’s on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.


While reacting  to Buhari’s letter to the Senate on the indictment of Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Sani accused Buhari of telling lies.


“When it comes to fighting corruption in the National Assembly and the Judiciary and in the larger Nigerian sectors, the President uses insecticide, but when it comes to fighting corruption within the Presidency, they use deodorants,” Sani had said.

“I don’t believe Buhari wrote that letter”, Shehu Sani kicks back at Babachir’s exoneration.

President Buhari has cleared SGF Babachir Lawal of corruption allegations based on report from Attorney General of the Federation in a letter read by the Senate President Bukola Saraki during plenary on Tuesday.


In reply to the letter, Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna furiously denies President Buhari’s allegations that SGF Lawal was not invited or given fair-hearing.


He seized the opportunity to take a swipe at the Presidency, saying; “President Buhari’s government uses insecticide to fight corruption in public but uses deodorant to fight corruption in the Presidency!”


He also claimed that 7 out of 9 senators signed his Committee’s interim report, not 3 as claimed by President Buhari’s letter. He concluded his objection by saying; “Buhari’s letter absolving SGF is full of falsehood”.


Furthermore, Shehu Sani told the senate plenary on Tuesday that he doesn’t believe President Buhari wrote the letter, says SGF “& his minions in Presidency” could have written letter to Senate.


Some weeks ago, An ad-hoc committee of the Senate on “mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East” led by Senator Shehu Sani submitted its interim report and indicted Mr. Lawal for allegedly receiving N233 million contract to clear invasive plant species in Yobe State through a company, Rholavision Nigeria Limited.

Shehu Sani: I’m impressed with Magu, he’s doing a good job

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central, says Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is doing well.

In a statement on Friday, Sani made known his position regarding the decision of the senate to reject the nomination of Magu as EFCC boss.

The senator noted that he’s impressed with the performance of Magu, but he’s bound by duty to respect the consensus of the senate majority.

He also said the EFCC could do better in the areas of “rule of law and fundamental human rights”.

“My personal opinion on this is simple; Magu is doing a good job as the boss of the EFCC.

“All that is needed is the rule of law and fundamental human rights elements which need to be strongly observed by the commission, rule of law remains the most potent weapon in the fight against corruption.

“I remained respectfully bound by the majority position of the Senate on the issue, but wish to categorically and unambiguously state that I’m personally impressed with his performance,” Sani wrote on his Facebook page.



Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, was recently quoted to have said Magu’s appointment as EFCC boss will be “renewed” whether he is confirmed or not.

Shehu Sani: I’ve been suspended about 20 times — yet I remain a member of APC

Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna central, says he cannot be suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Kaduna state chapter of the APC had suspended the legislator, who has been feuding with Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, indefinitely over alleged anti-party activity.

Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Friday, Sani described his suspension as a ruse, stating that he remains a member of the party.

“I cannot be suspended. I am unsuspendable (sic), if there is any word like that. I remain a member of my party, If you simply feel uncomfortable with my words all you can do is to simply put some cotton on your ears so that it can block it,” he said.

“And if you are not comfortable with seeing me physically, you simply need to use sunglasses but in every sense you can’t hide behind attempts to silence Shehu Sani. In fact, I have been so suspended up to about 20 times that my car doesn’t need any suspenders right now, each time they call it’s about to suspend.”
Speaking of his strained relationship with el-Rufai, he said: “Well it’s a normal thing. You can be Siamese twins and then you may engage in combat, you can also be twins and then engage yourselves in disagreement and you can also be from the same house or family or same room but still disagree with each other.”

“I think it’s a normal thing in a democracy to disagree.”

When asked if his rift with the governor had to do with 2019 election, the senator, who accompanied Bukola Saraki, senate president, to the villa for Jumat prayers, said it was foolish to talk about a future election at this point in time.

“Well, it is foolish for anybody to start talking about 2019 when we are just less than two years into this tenure. What is most important to each and every one of us is to deliver on the mandate for which we have been elected whether you are a governor, senator, a member of house of representative, in whatever capacity,” he said.

“But in the course of it, it is also normal that missiles will strike from here and there, it is normal in a democracy.”

JUST IN: Shehu Sani blames El-Rufai for attack on campaign office

Kaduna State senator, Shehu Sani, on Saturday said the attack on his campaign office in Kaduna was carried out by men working for Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

The office was invaded by armed men on Saturday morning.

Witnesses said police arrived quickly and stopped the attackers from torching the building.

The senator said the attack took place as his social media aides held a meeting.

No casualties were immediately reported.

Mr. Sani blamed the attack on Mr. el-Rufai in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

“Some few minutes ago I received a report that some heavily armed thugs raided and attacked my constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by Constitution Road, Kaduna.

“They unleashed terror on my social media team whom where meeting in the office. They vandalized the office in their violent act.

“We have the lead and the information that Thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru el-Rufai,” Mr. Sani said in a post on his Facebook page.

The two leaders have had a prolonged political battle. A faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress loyal to the governor announced Mr. Sani’s indefinite suspension last week.

The governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, could not be reached for comments Saturday afternoon. Calls to his phone did not go through.

Mr. Sani, a former civil society leader, said he had forwarded the names of those he believed were responsible for the attack to the State Security Service and the police.

“We have the names of the political appointees and we have the names of those they are funding. Right now their details are given to the SSS and the police for investigation.”

Mr. Sani said a similar attack was attempted on his family home in downtown Kaduna only a few days ago.

“Two days ago attempt to burn down my family house in Alkalawa Road, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, by sponsored thugs was thwarted by vigilant residents and neighbors, which led to the brief deployment of policemen in the area,” the senator said.

Mr. Sani said the governor sponsored the attack against him to silence him.

“I wish to state it categorically clear that I hold Governor Nasiru Elrufai personally responsible for whatever happens to me or any of my family members or supporters.

“After the use of financial inducement on APC executive committee in the state to silence Shehu Sani in the name of suspension, which never worked,they have now taken the road of violence.

“We are men of ideas, of ideals and of peace. Those who take to the road of violence have no place in a democratic society.”

BREAKING: Gunmen attack Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani’s campaign office

The campaign office of the senator representing Kaduna Central District, Shehu Sani, has been attacked by unknown gunmen, the police said.

Suleiman Sule, the senator’s aide, said some supporters of the lawmaker were meeting at the campaign office on Saturday when armed men invaded the property.

There were immediate reports of casualties.

“Police officers have already cordoned the office area,” Mr. Sule told PREMIUM TIMES.

Residents of the area said the attackers came in large numbers.

“They were all with dangerous weapons and all headed across the road where Shehu Sani’s office was. They dispersed some people who were holding meeting in the office,” one resident said. “Thank God it is a busy area and there is always the presence of police officers. Before it could get out of hand they thugs ran away.”

A police spokesperson who identified himself as Abba Danjuma, an Inspector, confirmed the incident, but called for clam.

“The Kaduna police are on top of the situation as our officers have arrived the scene and investigation has begun. There was also no report of casualty at the moment,” the police said.

Mr. Sani has been enmeshed in a running political battle with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

Last week, a faction of the party loyal to the governor announced the indefinite suspension of the Senator.

Mr. Sani fought back calling the governor a “dubious progressive”.

Seven party chairmen endorse Senators indefinite suspension from APC

Seven local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State have endorsed the controversial suspension of a senator, Shehu Sani, from the party.

The local governments, LGs, represented by the seven chairmen make up the Kaduna Central senatorial district which Mr. Sani represents in the Senate.

The APC council chairmen who endorsed the suspension are Magaji Bala, Chukun LG; Abdullahi Jariri, Birnin Gwari LG; Musa Shehu, Kaduna North LG; Ibrahim Musa, Giwa LG; Halidu Bature, Igabi LG; Bala Wahab, Kajuru LG; and Ibrahim Soso, Acting Chairman of the APC in Kaduna South.

“We have received information from Ward 6 in Kaduna South LGA of our great party the APC, on the indefinite suspension of the erring Senator Shehu Sani from the party at those levels,” the party chairmen said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES.

“Subsequently we wish to hereby endorse this suspension by the ward chapter…”

The chairmen said they endorsed the suspension because Mr. Sani was disrespectful to the “party and its leaders,” and because of “his various attempts at causing divisions within the party in the state, by sponsoring frivolous petitions and troublemaking.”

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The senator was also suspended for “his continuous refusal to show remorse for his actions and seek forgiveness from any level of the party in the state,” they said.

They said Mr. Sani’s actions constitute “serious offenses against the party as captured by article 21 section (A), sub sections i, ii, iii, v, vi and vii of the constitution.”

“We recommend that the state party executive committee make haste in also endorsing this appropriate indefinite suspension,” they said.

The initial suspension by a faction of the party in Mr. Sani’s Ward 6 of Tudun Wada was opposed by the chairman of the party in the ward.

The chairman had accused a political adviser of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, of offering N3 million bribe to the ward officials to suspend the senator, who has been critical of the governor’s performance. Though the alleged beneficiaries denied receiving any bribe, the governor’s aide has kept mum on it.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

On Wednesday, in reply to the suspension by the ward, Mr. Sani released a scathing statement attacking Governor El-Rufai.

It was hours after the senator’s statement that the APC council chairmen met to endorse the suspension.

In his reaction to the council chairmen’s endorsement, Mr. Sani’s aide, Abdulsamad Amadi, said the signatories were coerced to sign the document.

“The document was already prepared in the government house. They were being practically forced to sign that document. When they see that people are trooping to the government house, they became apprehensive and later took them to the Seventeen hotel to sign the document.

“The suspension letter was never written on a letter headed paper which could mean that anybody could have written that. I am assuring you that by tomorrow or next, some of the chairmen who were claimed to have signed the document will speak with you people.

“The people that signed the letter were not properly constituted as most of the zonal exco members were not consulted and were not carried along. The zonal chairman was not part of the meeting also.” Mr. Amadi said.

You are a disgrace, Kaduna APC replies Shehu Sani

The rift in the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, worsened on Wednesday as the party slammed the senator representing the state’s central district, Shehu Sani, over his diatribe against Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

The party described the senator as uncouth, shameless and disgraceful.

The fresh harsh words were in response to Mr. Sani’s reaction to his “indefinite suspension” earlier announced by a faction of the party in his ward.

The APC faction in Mr. Sani’s Tudun Wada, Ward 6 led by the ward secretary, Awwal Abdulhamid, had announced the suspension on Tuesday. The move to suspend the senator was opposed by the chairman of the party in the ward, Abbas Ani.

The acting publicity secretary of the party in Kaduna State, Salisu Wusono, in a statement issued in Kaduna on Wednesday lashed Mr. Sani as representing “the politics of fraud and deceit”.

Mr. Wusono stated: “As if determined to prove that he is beyond redemption, Shehu Sani penned a pathetic response to his continued suspension from our party that testifies that he is a denizen of the gutter.

“Anyone that harboured any doubt about the morass in his mind and the decadence of his conduct would now have those uncertainties wiped away. Crassness of language is a twin to crass of conduct.”

The party said Mr. Sani’s “outburst is a confirmation, that he has no sense of shame.

“He is a man full of tantrums, a busker who simultaneously entertains and distresses people with his shameless antics.

“He has since lost focus and why he was elected to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the good people of Kaduna Central under the banner of the APC.

“He represents fraud, deceit in the name of Nigeria’s masses. We suspended him indefinitely following his various anti-party activities and utterances aimed at tearing the party to pieces.

“The masses of Kaduna Central have since unravelled his deceit. His heart and mind are in the PDP whose agent he has been in our party. We wonder when he would gather the courage to publicly move to the party he hobnobs with in private.” the statement said.

But in a swift reaction at a press briefing by his aide, Suleiman Ahmed, Mr. Sani said the state governor was being deceived by one of his advisers, Uba Sani.

The senator alleged that Mr. Uba Sani was using his office and the governor to pursue his personal ambitions and vendetta.

He said it was “painful and disheartening” that public funds were being used to sponsor “miscreants” to cause trouble in the society.

“While states like Sokoto and Boko Haram-ravaged states like Borno and Yobe are commissioning mass housing projects, all our governor does is to paint roundabouts in Kaduna State”, the senator said.

The aide said despite Mr. Sani’s suspension by the party, he “has been up and doing in the Senate, proposing and supporting bills that will bring succour to our people.

“On the other hand Governor El-Rufai has been busy wasting state funds on a useless fight against an individual, leaving the state in a state of despair and hopelessness.

“Our health sector is in decay, education has collapsed there is pervasive insecurity everywhere you go in the state,” he added.

Just In: APC suspends Shehu Sani indefinitely

The representative of Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has been handed an indefinite suspension by his party, the All Progressives Congress.

The indefinite suspension was contained in a letter addressed to Sani, dated November 29 and signed by 15 executives from his ward.


The letter reads: “As you are aware, your suspension from the party for a period of eleven months elapsed today, being Tuesday 29th November, 2016.


“The suspension which was in line with the constitution of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), was to enable you to defend yourself against illegalities committed by you against the party as well as breach of its constitution.

“We expected the period of your suspension to give you the grace of being remorseful, but you rather choose to play otherwise, and this made our party to be vulnerable to disunity, disharmony and further shattering the existing peace mechanism within our ward and the state at large.


“Therefore, in consideration of the constitutional provisions as contained in Article 21 (A) i, ii, iii, v, vi, and vii of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC), you are hereby suspended indefinitely from active participation of APC activities. This is in conformity with article 21 (D) i-(F) which provides punishment for any erring member of the party.


“With this letter, you are hereby warned to abide by the party’s decision.”


Sani has been having a running battle with the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

El-Rufai, Shehu Sani go to war amidst bribery allegations.

Some officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of offering a N3 million bribe for them to suspend a senator.

The APC executives of Ward 6, , Kaduna South Local Government Area, said this on Sunday at a press conference.

They accused Uba Sani, Mr. El-Rufai’s political adviser, of offering the bribe to some of their fellow executive members to suspend Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the Senate.

Messrs. Sani and El-Rufai are both leaders of APC in Kaduna but are political adversaries.

Abbas Anni, the chairman of APC, Ward 6, spoke on behalf of his colleagues. He called on the anti-graft agency, EFCC, to investigate the bribery allegation.

The party official also linked the new allegation to a previous one in December last year when some of his fellow executives were accused of receiving N500,000 bribe to suspend Mr. Sani from the party.

Mr. Anni has since said that suspension was void.

“It is very unfortunate that this ugly move is propping up again after the disgraceful episode of a N500,000 bribe that was purportedly given by the same set of people to instigate the alleged suspension of Senator Shehu Sani about a year ago,” he said on Wednesday.

Mr. Anni called on the APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, and other leaders to intervene in the Kaduna crisis. He said they should act fast “before the Kaduna State Governor and his cronies destroy APC in Kaduna State.”

In reaction, another official of the APC in the ward, Auwal Abdulhameed.

Mr. Abdulhameed, who said he is the ward secretary, said Mr. Anni got a car from the senator while “the other eight (executive members opposed to Mr. Sani’s suspension) got motorcycles.”

“We have petitioned to the Commissioner of Police and we shall sue for defamation of character over these accusations that we received N3 million from SA on Political to Governor El-Rufai,” he added.

Mr. El-Rufai’s political adviser, Mr. Sani, declined comment when contacted to speak on the allegations.

Recession: Those demanding asset sale are economic predators – Sani

A Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, has described proponents of sale of the country’s national asset as “economic predators and profiteers who want to take advantage of the situation in the country.”

Mr. Sani, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Local Debts, said in a statement on Friday that “Nigeria’s capitalist forces raped Nigeria to recession and now they want to kill and bury it.”

Nigeria is currently going through one of the worst recessions in its history, due to the crash in oil prices.

Nigeria’s business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, recently suggested that it makes more economic sense to sell off the country’s remaining asset like the multi-billion dollar Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Joint Ventures, and use the proceeds to help the economy out of recession.

Mr. Dangote’s suggestion, backed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, has sparked off intense debate among Nigerians.

Mr. Sani, from Kaduna State, condemned the suggestion as being against the interest of the nation.

He said privatization in Nigeria has not delivered the much anticipated efficiency and services other than enrich a few fronts and their masters.

“There is currently nothing to show for the sale of government houses, (and) firms. The advocates of sale of our collective national asset simply want to dispossess Nigerians and expand their business empire.

“They call themselves private sector and business men; they refused to invest in agriculture, solid minerals or science and technology, they simply want to buy off profitable public asset.

“There are no captains of industry in Nigeria other than crony businessmen, rent seekers, commission agents who depend on patronage from government.

Mr. Sani said the country’s businessmen prefer to buy off “ready-made” oil wells and gas from the Niger Delta, instead of investing funds to find oil and gas in Lake Chad and Benue trough.

He called on Nigerians to rise up against any attempt to sell the country’s asset, arguing that, “Selling our national asset to stem recession is like selling ones lungs to buy food.

“Recession should excite innovation and ideas and not justify roguery. …. Nigeria’s poor have always lived under systemic recession and depression and on the edge of extinction,” he said.

Sen Sani Distributes 100,000 Transistor Radio In 7 LGs To Raise Political Consciousness

The Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Sunday in Kaduna commenced the distribution of one hundred thousand transistor radio sets in seven local government areas under his senatorial district.


He said the gesture was to raise the political consciousness the people and have more access to information on what is happening within and outside their localities.



“We come from the part of the country where the major and most important source of information is the radio. “Radio is an empowerment, a form of education and enlightenment. ”It enables people to have access to information and also have an opportunity to express themselves,” he said.



According to him, radio has for decades been the only medium where people in the North get better informed. “I am sharing it to downtrodden within the cities and the rural areas so that they would be abreast with what is happening within their own locality, national and state “he said.


Senator Sani told journalists that the National body of APC has already invalidated his suspension from the party and advised the two parties to avoid any form of attack and counter attack.


“I have instructed all my supporters and followers to abide by this, but unfortunately, some people are capitalizing on the crisis for their own monetary gains.



“I am saying it in clear terms that as far as I am concerned we would abide by what the national body says,” he said.


According to him, he would remain in APC as long as President Buhari is still in the APC, “because Buhari is APC,” He said as Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debt and also vice chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, he would continue to call on nations which Nigeria has diplomatic relations with to assist the fight on corruption by returning money looted from Nigeria.




Police Deny Meeting With APC Leaders Over Senator Shehu Sani’s Suspension

The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday denied holding meeting with any politcal group over Sen. Shehu Sani’s suspension by the APC in the state.



The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zubairu Abubakar, a DSP, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Kaduna that the command did not hold any meeting with the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) on Wednesday.



“I am not aware of any meeting with the APC leadership in the state on Wednesday.”



Abubakar was reacting to a statement issued by the APC in the state that the Police Command had summoned the party leadership on Wednesday, Jan. 13, over the suspension of Sen. Shehu Sani.



The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Salisu Wusono who issued the statement earlier on Thursday in Kaduna, said that the Command had expressed satisfaction with the reasons the party advanced for Sani’s suspension.



The statement reads in part “On Wednesday, we got invitation from the police, following our reaffirmation of Senator Shehu Sani’s suspension.



“As leaders of a disciplined party and law abiding citizens, we honored the invitation and the police were satisfied with our presentation.



“We told them that, the 11-month suspension stands and was done in line with the party’s constitution.


“There is no single individual no matter his or her status, that is above the party.



”The 11-month suspension stands and it was done in accordance with our constitution and powers vested in the leadership,”Wusono had said in the statement.



According to him, the embattled senator, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, had complained to the police, on the party’s insistence of suspending him after intervention of the Deputy National Chairman (North-West), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.





Shehu Sani Blames Military For Zaria Killings

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has blamed the Nigerian military over an attack that left several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria dead and many others injured at the weekend.

Mr. Sani said in a statement on Tuesday that the attack was nothing but “indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force by the military”.

“Silence and neutrality to this amount to nothing but aiding and abetting a clear and undisguised abuse of fundamental human rights.

“It’s absolutely wrong for the members of the group to deny the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff the rights of passage. However, killings and arson is not the legal, civilized and proportionate response to blocking road.

“Nigeria is a democratic state. The professional conduct of the apparatus of the state must be done within the ambit of the law and respect for fundamental rights of the citizenry.

“Nigeria as a democratic state must learn to balance its security exigencies with the need to observe and uphold its constitutional and moral obligation to fundamental human rights of its citizens.

“Any excuse to circumvent human rights is a step towards tyranny.

“Northern Nigeria has in the last seven years been neck deep in violence and soaked in blood. Opening a new front will not augur well for the peace and stability of Nigeria.

“The Zaria killings simply affirmed the fact that as a nation we have not learnt our lessons from our painful and hard experience.

“The action of the military is untenable, intolerable and unacceptable and has a serious repercussion to our global image, perception and moral standing.

“In the light of our recent experiences, it’s in the best security interest of our nation to encourage and support religious groups to operate openly.

“The Islamic movement and their leader have repeatedly denounced terrorism and insurgency.

“Zaria killings were avoidable tragedy. The use of force must always be the last resort and not the first resort and must be done within the principles of internationally best practices of rules of engagement.

“We have a duty as patriots to support our military to protect and defend our country, but it must be held to account within the permissible line of morality and the law.

“Those who are in support of the Zaria killings are giving a helping hand to arbitrariness and spitting on a fundamental right that may be used against them someday.

“The enduring spirit of a democratic state is upholding its moral values and achieving its goals. Our ultimate goal of restoring peace and order in our country must not be at the expense of sacrificing those very principles that distinctively separate us from those opposed to our democratic values.

“The right to life and human dignity is foundation upon which all other rights stand. We must learn to defeat ideas with superior ideas and not superior spears.

“I call for peace and justice. I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to launch a full scale investigation,” the senator said.

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Shehu Sani Identifies 13 Factors Fuelling Boko Haram Insurgency

The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, on Sunday identified 13 factors responsible for the emergence of the Boko Haram insurgency, especially in North-East Nigeria.

Speaking when he received a delegation of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, in his Kaduna office, Mr. Sani described Boko Haram as a “demonic force” and a serious threat to the religion of Islam, Nigeria and humanity.

He said there was no better time than now for the MSSN to play a key role in addressing issues that bedevil the people, the region and the country.

“Your relevance today is very much needed in terms of finding solutions to the challenges of our era and challenge of our generation.

“I have been able to identify 13 factors that have seriously contributed to pervasive insecurity and the wave of violence and bloodshed ignited and sustained by insurgency in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

“We have reached a point in the North where we are not safe in the mosque, not safe in office, not safe in church and in any public gathering,” he said.

Enumerating the factors, Mr Sani identified manipulation of religion as first major factor.

“The first and very strong factor has to do with manipulation of religion. There is no doubt those who took up the part of extremism sow its seed from manipulating and distorting religious teachings.

“The second is the disconnect between government and the governed. The growing gap between the leader and the led has created a vacuum, and has made it possible for violent extremists to take over that vacuum and propagate their murderous ideology.

“The third factor is the prevalence of social and economic injustices. What you refuse to invest in social security, you must spend on national security…”

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Senator Shehu Sani declares N22m, several houses, vehicles as assets

Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo made their assets known, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has publicly declared his assets.

The legislator said he has a total of N22 million in three bank accounts, owns two residential houses in Kaduna, two houses under lease in Kaduna, two uncompleted office apartments in Kaduna, one residential house in Abuja, one family inherited house in Kurfi, Katsina State, and one family inherited house in Minna, Niger State.


He also said he owns several vehicles, and bought N5million worth of shares in 2007 but which crashed in 2008.


He said he authored over 30 books published in Nigeria, United States and United Kingdom with royalties and publishes a community journal ‘Peace Magazine’.


Married to two wives with six children, the northern politician said he decided to declare his assets in line with the moral example set by President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, both of who declared their assets on Thursday.

Aisha Buhari Has No Right To Be Called Her Excellency- Shehu Sani

The senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has claimed that it is unconstitutional to call Aisha Buhari Her Excellency and to waste money from the treasury on the First Lady.

Sani thinks it’s unconstitutional to spend money from the treasury on the First Lady. Shehu Sani warned Muhammadu Buhari against repeating Goodluck Jonathan’s mistakes, whose wife led a lavish lifestyle at the public’s expense.

Speaking at a meeting with the executives of the Kaduna Branch of the Federecion Internationale De Agbogadas, Sani said “I want to advise our own party members who are in government at the executive level to be very much cautious about making the office of the First Lady flamboyant.”

He added, “this is because I am not aware whether the constitution of Nigeria recognized that the First Lady has an office and that she must be called Her Excellency. And it should therefore be very unconstitutional to allocate money to the office of the First Lady. Sani, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, also warned that Muhammadu Buhari should stay away from the circle of the former president, describing them as “parasites”.

“President Buhari must set up an economic team that is made up of academics and economic experts and not businessmen and parasites in the corridors of powers who have always used the opportunities in being in the economic team of government to formulate policies that will better their own businesses,”

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