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    Shehu Sani: EFCC under Magu was a consultancy outfit for corrupt politicians

Shehu Sani: EFCC under Magu was a consultancy outfit for corrupt politicians

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was dubious in his role as head of the agency. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some "weighty" allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot, insubordination and misconduct. In a statement, Sani [...]

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    ‘$25,000 bribery’: EFCC fails to produce cash evidence against Shehu Sani

‘$25,000 bribery’: EFCC fails to produce cash evidence against Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) has failed to produce evidence in its alleged bribery case against Shehu Sani, the senator who represented Kaduna central between 2015 and 2019. When the case was called on Thursday, Abba Mohammed, counsel to the EFCC, told the court that the material evidence they planned to rely on is not available. He said the [...]

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    Shehu Sani: ‘Magu boys’ is the vicious cult that runs EFCC

Shehu Sani: ‘Magu boys’ is the vicious cult that runs EFCC

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has accused Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of running a “cult” in the agency. Following a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in which Magu was accused of grave misconduct, the anti-graft chairman was arrested and detained on Monday. He appeared before a panel [...]

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    Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Sani Dauda, a prosecuting witness in the trial of Shehu Sani, has told a federal high court in Abuja of how the former senator allegedly demanded N5 million bribe from him. According to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dauda, who owns ASD Motors, said Sani told him when they met in November 2019, that the money [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Mass ignorance worsening COVID-19 crisis in Kano

Shehu Sani: Mass ignorance worsening COVID-19 crisis in Kano

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says mass illiteracy and ignorance is worsening the COVID-19 crisis in Kano state. Since it recorded its index COVID-19 case in April, Kano has been hit by a wave of strange deaths. The state recorded the highest number of cases on Thursday and Friday, bringing the total figure to 311 cases. In a statement on Saturday, [...]

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    ‘He took his master’s bullets with silence’ — Shehu Sani mourns Abba Kyari

‘He took his master’s bullets with silence’ — Shehu Sani mourns Abba Kyari

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has described Abba Kyari, deceased chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, as a trusted and loyal friend of his principal. On Friday, the presidency announced the death of Kyari who died as a result of complications from COVID-19. The president’s chief of staff was on self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus late March. He [...]

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    COVID-19: Shehu Sani asks FG to suspend electricity bill, release prisoners

COVID-19: Shehu Sani asks FG to suspend electricity bill, release prisoners

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna central senator, has asked the federal government to consider suspending electricity bill and to decongest prisons over COVID-19 lockdown. Sani made the request in a statement on measures that should be taken to cushion the socio-economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic on citizens. Describing the government's stay-at-home order as an inevitable strategy towards containing the virus, the former [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shehu Sani donates masks, sanitisers to prison, religious centres

PHOTOS: Shehu Sani donates masks, sanitisers to prison, religious centres

Shehu Sani, a former senator, has donated nose masks to a custodial centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kaduna state and some religious organisations. The beneficiaries are Bishara Baptist Church, Hadeja road, Kaduna; Alsudani mosque, Rigasa still in Kaduna and the custodial centre. Speaking after the donation, the former lawmaker said: "If Coronavirus had come during electioneering period, political leaders would [...]

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    ‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

Shehu Sani, an ex-senator, says the witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not indict him in court. On Tuesday, the anti-graft agency which had arrested Sani for allegedly extorting one Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, of $25,000, called two witnesses to testify in court. Sani, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly told Dauda that he [...]

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    Shehu Sani on B’Haram attacks: Special protection unit should be deployed in churches

Shehu Sani on B’Haram attacks: Special protection unit should be deployed in churches

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, says special protection unit at worship centres across the north-east region over the incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. In a tweet on Monday, the former senator condemned the attacks, saying they are targeted at churches and the clergy in the region. He said the protection unit should either be deployed or private guards [...]

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    PHOTOS: Soyinka, Shehu Sani in court for Sowore

PHOTOS: Soyinka, Shehu Sani in court for Sowore

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Shehu Sani are at a federal high court in Abuja to show support for Omoleye Sowore as his trial continues. Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, are standing trial on seven counts of treasonable felony and cyber-stalking. See pictures below. [...]

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    ‘I was thrown into underground cell’ — Shehu Sani speaks on 30-day incarceration

‘I was thrown into underground cell’ — Shehu Sani speaks on 30-day incarceration

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says the manual of Adolf Hitler, a former German chancellor, should not be a guide to the country's anti-graft agencies. Hitler described as a brutal dictator allegedly oversaw the killing of millions of Jews. Sani spent 30 days in EFCC custody following his arrest on December 31. EFCC accused the former senator of extorting $15,000 [...]

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    Shehu Sani regains freedom after 30 days in EFCC custody

Shehu Sani regains freedom after 30 days in EFCC custody

Shehu Sani, a former senator, has regained freedom after spending 30 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Sani was arrested on December 31, 2019,  and subsequently arraigned on two counts of bribery at a federal high court in Abuja. The EFCC accused the former senator of extorting $15,000 from one Sani Dauda in November 20, 2019, promising to [...]

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    Court grants Shehu Sani N10m bail

Court grants Shehu Sani N10m bail

A federal high court in Abuja has granted N10m bail to Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central. Sani was arraigned on Monday on a two-count charge of bribery. Moving the bail application, Abdul Ibrahim, Sani’s counsel, asked the court to grant bail to his client. He said the defendant would not interfere with the witnesses that would be called in the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shehu Sani in court

PHOTOS: Shehu Sani in court

Shehu Sani, former senator, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a federal high court in Abuja on Monday. Sani was charged with two counts of bribery -- charge to which he pleaded not guilty. The court will hear the former senator's bail application at 12 noon, though the EFCC is seeking a remand order against him. Below are [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Shehu Sani for ‘bribery’

EFCC arraigns Shehu Sani for ‘bribery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Shehu Sani, former senator, at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of bribery. Sani, who has been in the custody of the EFCC since December when he was arrested, pleaded "not guilty" to a two-count charge of bribery. According to the charges, the former senator allegedly collected $15,000 from one Sani Dauda [...]

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