Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has warned against the federal government’s plan to shut down a land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country.The senator said the measure will “suffocate” legitimate businesses in the country.On Monday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, announced that the government would soon shut down a land border to prevent smuggling of rice.Although Ogbeh did [...]

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    Exploiting Abiola’s name for 2019 elections will splash oil on the pearl, says Shehu Sani

Exploiting Abiola’s name for 2019 elections will splash oil on the pearl, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna-central, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for conferring the honour of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election.Buhari, who announced the development on Wednesday, said June 12 will replace May 29 as democracy day.He also said Baba Gana Kingibe, Abiola’s running mate during the election, [...]

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    The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

The cold war in Aso Rock and the new heroes in town

Earlier this week, I caught myself sympathising with Abubakar Bukola Saraki over his perceived persecution and trials in the hands of the executive and the Nigerian Police Force. As a matter of principle, I never sympathise with anybody in Nigeria's top one percent -- no matter the situation, and I have no plans to start now. So I snapped out, [...]

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    Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

Hunkuyi, Shehu Sani set to dump APC

The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Suleiman Hunkuyi,  senator representing Kaduna north, and  Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, is considering defecting to another political party.In a statement in Kaduna on Friday, the group, known as APC Akida, said it has concluded a review of the state of the party and governance issues in the state and [...]

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    Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the humanitarian crisis in the north-east "has turned into an industry".He said the crisis in the region is now a source of money for government officials as well as local and international organisations.Shehu said this on Thursday while speaking at the launch of a new report by Amnesty International detailing how internally displaced [...]

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    Emperor governors, APC’s disorderliness… Shehu Sani lists ‘threats’ to Nigeria’s democracy

Emperor governors, APC’s disorderliness… Shehu Sani lists ‘threats’ to Nigeria’s democracy

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says Nigeria's democracy is under threat.The senator said contributing as a threat to the nation's democracy is the mass killings in some parts of the country, particularly north-central and north-west.Hundreds have been killed in Nigeria this year alone in crisis situations.Among the causes of the deaths are clashes and attacks involving herdsmen [...]

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    Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Murder allegation: Shehu Sani honours police invitation, gets bail

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, has been granted bail by the police in a case of alleged murder and criminal conspiracy.The senator had been invited by Kaduna commissioner of police for questioning after a suspect arrested in a murder case allegedly implicated him.On January 31, 2018, Isa Garba, the suspect reportedly arrested by the military, was said to [...]

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    APC senator on Melaye: You fight for change and this is the kind of treatment you get

APC senator on Melaye: You fight for change and this is the kind of treatment you get

Muhammed Shittu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Jigawa state, says Nigerians did not vote in this government to be mistreated.He said this while reacting to the alleged maltreatment of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, by the police.Melaye sustained injuries after jumping out of a moving police vehicle on Monday. He has since been admitted at the National [...]

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    Shehu Sani advises Buhari to withdraw ‘lazy youth’ comment and apologise

Shehu Sani advises Buhari to withdraw ‘lazy youth’ comment and apologise

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the controversial statement he made on Nigerian youth and tender an apology.While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youth have not been to school and they want everything free because Nigeria is an oil producing state.“More than 60 percent [...]

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    Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Nigeria gradually sliding into a totalitarian state, says Shehu Sani on invasion of senate

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna south, has described the invasion of the senate chambers as an attempted coup d’état.On Wednesday, Omo-Agege, a suspended senator from Delta state, stormed the senate with suspected thugs who carted away with the mace.Omo-Agege was said to have sneaked in through one of the glass barricades within the national assembly.Reacting to the incident, Sani said [...]

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    Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani: If I’m leaving APC, I’ll make it known

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says if he is leaving the All Progressive Congress (APC), he will make it public.Sani said this on Facebook while debunking reports that he had defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).He used football terms to pass across his message.“I’m still in the Broomcity FC as a left winger and not a defender. The rumour [...]

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    VIDEO: Soldiers coerced me to implicate Shehu Sani for murder, says suspect

VIDEO: Soldiers coerced me to implicate Shehu Sani for murder, says suspect

Isa Garba, the suspect who allegedly implicated Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, in a murder case, says he was forced to link the federal lawmaker to the issue.In an interview with TheCable, Garba who identified himself as a member of a vigilante group, said to the best of his knowledge Sani is not involved in the case.He said some [...]

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    $1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

$1bn security fund: Shehu Sani asks FG not to abandon the police

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has taunted the federal government over the $1 billion recently released for procurement of security equipment.He said while the military is being upgraded with the money, the Nigeria police force and other security agencies are left behind.On Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani on Kaduna loan: You are a slave if you borrow money and can’t pay

Shehu Sani, senator representing central district, says anyone who borrows money and cannot repay will end up a slave.Sani said this in response to criticisms that trailed the senate rejection of a N350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.“If you borrow money that you can pay, you are a businessman; If you borrow money that you can’t pay, you [...]

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    Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has joined those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari for acknowledging the grand reception in his honour during a trip to Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state. Pictures of the president smiling as he adjusted his native attire on the red carpet sparked anger on social media.Most of those who criticised the president said the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Why I decided to subject national assembly to public scrutiny

Shehu Sani: Why I decided to subject national assembly to public scrutiny

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says his conscience made him open up on the "outrageous" allowance collected by members of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly.In a recent interview, Sani said: “The constituency project itself is given on a zonal basis and almost every senator will go with a constituency fund of about N200 million, but it is [...]

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