• How we negotiated Chibok girls’ freedom – Shehu Sani

    How we negotiated Chibok girls’ freedom – Shehu Sani

    A key player in the negotiation that led to Thursday’s release of 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls spoke yesterday on the effort that went into the deal.

    Vocal civil liberty activist,Senator Shehu Sani drafted the master plan for the negotiation and facilitated the involvement of Switzerland in the talks as well as the Internantional Red Cross in transporting the girls to safety.

    He told newsmen yesterday that with the confidence built on both sides,it might not be long before the remaining girls […]

  • Nigerians may die before Buhari completes reforms – Shehu Sani warns

    Nigerians may die before Buhari completes reforms – Shehu Sani warns

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has warned the Federal Government to put short-term measures in place to cushion the effect of the current economic crisis on the Nigerian masses or risk the people dying before he completes his reforms.

    The lawmaker, who represents Kaduna-Central Senatorial District at the Senate, told Sunday Punch that many lives would have been lost before the current reforms of the President Muhammadu Buhari government are completed.

    According to him, “If […]

  • Nigerians are facing poverty, hunger – Shehu Sani

    Nigerians are facing poverty, hunger – Shehu Sani

    Senator Shehu Sani has said that Nigerians were facing serious hunger and poverty and could barely meet their basic needs.

    Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the senate, stated this on Sunday at the launching of his interactive forum in Nasarawa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

    Addressing residents of the area during the interaction tagged “Street Parliament” , Sani said: “We know that Nigerians are facing hunger, no money for school fees and no jobs.”

    But he attributed the situation to […]

  • Nigeria has defeated terrorism – Shehu Sani

    Nigeria has defeated terrorism – Shehu Sani

    The Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Shehu Sani, has said Nigeria, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, has defeated Boko Haram.

    He said the country is the second African country, after Algeria, to defeat terrorists.

    Sani said this when he visited the Algerian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Belkacem Smaili, at the Embassy of Algeria, Abuja.

    He said, “Nigeria, just like Algeria, has been able to defeat terrorism. Algeria, as the first country in Africa to experience the worst form […]

  • Nigerians are hungry – Sen. Shehu Sani

    Nigerians are hungry – Sen. Shehu Sani

    Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic debts, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that it will be a blatant deceit for anyone to say that Nigerians are not suffering or going through hard times, stressing that the unadulterated truth is that “Nigerians are hungry”.

    This is just as he reiterated that “change can only be change if it is truly a change that people can see, affirm and confirm to be so”.

    Senator Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the red chamber […]

  • How Obasanjo and I coped in prison – Shehu Sani explains

    How Obasanjo and I coped in prison – Shehu Sani explains

    Human rights activist and Senator representing Kaduna Central District, Senator Shehu Sani, has recounted how himself and former President Olusegun Obasanjo fared in prison after they were jailed over the alleged coup plot in 1995 during the military rule of late General Sani Abacha.

    Sani, now a Senator narrated his experience when he bagged his 15-year jail term. Obasanjo at that time was sentenced to life imprisonment which was later reduced to 15 years following pleas from leaders across the world.

    Giving […]

  • Be truthful to Nigerians – Shehu Sani tells FG

    Be truthful to Nigerians – Shehu Sani tells FG

    An All Progressives Congre‎ss (APC) senator, Mr Shehu Sani, has urged the Federal Government to be truthful to Nigerians while communicating its programmes and activities.

    This is as Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that both the executive and legislative arms of government were on the same page in delivering democratic goods to the people.

    Senator Sani, who spoke when the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity led by its Chairman, Senator Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi, visited the minister in […]

  • Governor El-rufai pays condolence visit to Senator Shehu Sani who lost his mother … more Photos

    Governor El-rufai pays condolence visit to Senator Shehu Sani who lost his mother … more Photos

    Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai earlier this morning paid a condolence visit at the Tudun-Wada residence of Senator Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, who lost his mother.

    Hajiya Fatima Abubakar Sani died at the age of 75 at about 4pm Saturday, May 21, at the Garden City Hospital, Kaduna, after a protracted illness. She is survived by five children and 20 grandchildren. She was interred shortly after her death […]

  • Price for Chibok girls’ release may be ‘very high’ – Shehu Sani

    Price for Chibok girls’ release may be ‘very high’ – Shehu Sani

    The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said Nigerian government may have to pay a very high price to effect the release of the abducted Chibok school girls from Book Haram sect.

    Sani made the revelation while addressing newsmen in Kaduna.

    He said, “It is very unfortunate that we could not get this out on time. They have spent two years in captivity now.

    The good thing now is that the government of Muhammadu Buhari has degraded the capacity of the insurgents […]

  • How FG can negotiate Chibok girls’ release – Sen. Sani suggests

    How FG can negotiate Chibok girls’ release – Sen. Sani suggests

    Shehu Sani, senator and former government negotiator with Boko Haram,  yesterday said the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, two years ago by insurgents are alive.

    He said the recent video of the girls released by a Boko Haram source showed the veracity of their parents’ claims. Sani, who spoke on CNN, said negotiations with Boko Haram for the release of the girls remained frozen, given the military campaign against the insurgents.

    He cautioned the government on the terms of the negotiation to […]

  • Amaechi’s clearance as Minister not an endorsement of Corruption – Sen. Sani says why

    Amaechi’s clearance as Minister not an endorsement of Corruption – Sen. Sani says why

    Sen. Shehu Sani (APC – Kaduna Central), on Sunday said that Senate’s clearance of former Rivers Goivernor, Rotimi Amaechi as minister was not a tacit endorsement of corruption.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sani spoke during a visit to ailing Abdulkareem Albashir, a veteran journalist and columnist, during which he offered to settle his medical bills and an artificial limb.

    According to him, the accusations of corruption against the former governor remains a mere allegation until a court of […]