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Shehu Sani message Ndoma-Egba hours after wife’s demise

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Yesterday was a moment of utter sadness for one of the top figure personalities in Nigerian political space.

Former Nigerian Senate leader, Ndoma-Egba has lost his wife to a ghastly motor accident on the 20th November, 2020.

Senator Ndoma-Egba lost his mother-in-law earlier this year and his wife has done the same in just few months after.

Many would have thought it is a fortunate year for his wife who luckily escaped death when robbers attacked them.

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However, it all seem like God has got different plan for her concerning how he want her to leave the earth.

As much as death is inevitable and every soul would have a taste, it’s still so painful when it happens.

Popular figures have sent their condolences to the politician. After 24 hours of the miserable event, and we all hope God grant him the fortitude to bear the loss.


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How Shehu Sani’s conversation was recorded – Witness tells Court

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Two additional witnesses on Wednesday testified against Senator Shehu Sani before Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

One of them, Mohammed Sani, son of Kaduna-based Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), who is the plaintiff in the matter disclosed how he followed the advice of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and recorded the conversations between his father and Senator Sani.

Senator Sani, who represented Kaduna Central senatorial district is facing EFCC’s prosecution on two-count criminal charges, bordering on name-dropping, influence-peddling and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $25,000.00 from Alhaji Dauda.

Mohammed Sani, who testified as prosecution witness seven (PW7), told the court that he was the one who set up a phone in his father’s office and also in his home in Kaduna that recorded the conversation between his father and Shehu Sani, which has been rendered as evidence in Senator Sani’s prosecution.

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“We went to EFCC’s office on Monday after Shehu Sani stopped picking and responding to my dad’s calls and text messages, to write a statement on the issue. I needed to be there too to write my own part of the story because I was the one who called Abubakar, a bureau de change operator, telling him that my dad needed United States Dollars equivalent of N5 million.

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“At the commission’s office, they told us to record any conversations between my dad and Shehu Sani, and that’s how we started recording him. I set the phone for recording in my dad’s office in Abuja and also in Kaduna, where Shehu Sani came with his brother, one Dr. Ibrahim asking my father to change his statement with EFCC,” Sani said.

The witness further told the court that EFCC later collected his dad’s two phones and his own phone as exhibits in the case.

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Prosecution witness eight (PW 8), Fatima Asabe Umar, an EFCC staff in the Digital Forensic Department, who conducted forensic examinations on the phones, also testified.

“As a digital forensic analyst, I examine, analyze mobile devices, computers, and any digital device that have memory among many others. I received a memo from Ibrahim Musa of the AMCON Desk of the Commission, requesting us to extract a record from the two Samsung mobile phones and one iPhone.

“Immediately after receiving the request, I collected the devices, three phones. I examined them. Afterwards I wrote a report to the AMCON Desk, asking Bako Mohammed to come for the devices they brought. I gave them the report, and also burnt it into a compact disk and gave it to them,” she said.

After hearing the testimonies, the trial judge adjourned the case till July 9, 2020, for continuation of trial.


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COVID-19: Madagascar imposes fresh lockdown – shehu sani react

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Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the Senate, has questioned the efficacy of the COVID-19 Organics as Madagascar has imposed a fresh lockdown due to the rise in cases of COVID-19.

Recall with Noble Reporters Media that the country on Sunday imposed a fresh lockdown on its capital, Antananarivo following a new surge in coronavirus cases.

This is coming two months after restrictions were eased in Madagascar.

“The re-imposition of lockdown by the Madagascan Government in the capital city as a result of surge in infection raises questions on the efficacy of their remedy.

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“However, it’s right to revert to measures that would contain the second wave of the spread,” Shehu Sani tweeted.

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Madagascar had sent the herbal drink to Nigeria and other African countries to help combat the virus and President Muhammadu Buhari received the concoction which had since been placed under test.

Just last week, the Nigerian government said the herbal remedy will be subjected to further research despite being proven to be a cure for only malaria.


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COVID-19: Patients recover after using Malaria drugs – Shehu Sani react.


Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to the claims from discharged COVID-19 patients that they were treated with chloroquine.

NobleReporters in a report remembered that AIT boss, Raymond Dokpesi, revealed that it was malaria drugs that were administered to him before he recovered from COVID-19.

Same claim was made by former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.

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In reaction, Shehu Sani questioned the panic concerning COVID-19 when patients do recover and are discharged.

“High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and many others who went into Isolation revealed that they were treated with chloroquine, fully recovered and discharged.

“How come we are succeeding and countries with advanced medical systems are failing and falling to the same virus? What is happening?” he tweeted.

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Earlier, he had said, “Treated and discharged, treated and discharged. Why are we really too scared and panicky about what we can easily treat and discharge within days, if actually what we are treating and discharging is the same thing that is scaring us?

“And why is the World not taking notice of us but Madagascar?”


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COVID-19: Two things worsening infections in Kano – Shehu Sani reveal. [Nigeria]

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Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has blamed mass illiteracy and ignorance for the worsening case of COVID-19 in Kano State.

Kano yesterday recorded 92 cases of COVID-19 which draws the total number to 311 amid mysterious deaths which occurred last week.

According Shehu Sani, misapplication of religious beliefs is getting the people away from science and towards harms way.

He said, “The situation in Kano is an avoidable creeping tragedy. In times of health emergencies, religious leaders in Kano have a history of promoting dangerous myths, hazardous superstitions and fictional narratives,” the former senator said.

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“The political leadership in Kano is tragically bending towards the lunacy of the mythical, anti science religious clerics thereby setting the mass of the populace in the harms way.

“From Polio to Coronavirus, the north and particularly Kano has historically become a breeding ground and a harbinger of infectious and contagious diseases as a direct result of the misrepresentation of religion to undermine medical realities or the concoction and dissemination of bogus conspiracy theories and conjectures.

“Mass illiteracy and ignorance in Kano fertilizes, catalyzes and aggravates the COVID-19 situation in the state.

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“The most efficient and effective way of inciting the mass of the people in Kano or most parts of the North against any idea, policy, substance or matter or against any science, technology, food or drug, is to induct or recruit religious leaders to rebuke or denounce it as a conspiratorial plot to reduce the number of Muslims, and it will be wholeheartedly believed by a gullible mass.”

He added that the almajiri kids show ere sent to their villages forcefully would one day return as bandits.

“Interstate Almajiri exchange program will not solve the Almajiri problems in the North. The strategy of forceful ‘deportation’ of the Almajiri to their villages or their states of origins amounts to hiding our dirty laundry instead of cleaning them,” he said.

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“The Almajiri you refused to educate and integrate but choose to forcefully take out to the villages, will return as bandits or insurgents.

“Northern Politicians and elites toxic strategy of exploitation of religion to rise to power or preserve it has continuously undermined the region socio economic development.”


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Shehu Sani’s Shocking Request – Will FG Do This To Nigerians in Isolation?

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Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna lawmaker has proffered solution to discourage Nigerians from escaping coronavirus isolation centers.

NobleReporters recalls that five indigenes of Plateau State escaped from an isolation centre in Nasarawa State.

Governor of Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule confirming the development said they escaped into the bush after their vehicle stopped in the Forest Village area, a boundary between the State and Nasarawa.

Also, a COVID-19 patient, few days ago escaped the isolation center in Osun State.

This has become a serious concern as this could pose a threat to others in the States.

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Reacting, Sani took to his Twitter page, proposing that the federal government give N20,000 to Nigerians at isolation centers.

His tweet read: “Nigerians in Isolation Centre should be entitled to N20,000 to discourage escape.”


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Most state governors don’t tolerate critics – Shehu Sani.


Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has pointed out that most State Governors in Nigeria don’t tolerate criticisms.

In a new post, Sani expressed that Governor Ganduje’s intolerance of criticisms is peculiar to almost all State Governors in Nigeria.


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Buhari knows nothing about Sanusi’s dethronement – Garba Shehu.


The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari had no hand in the dethronement of former Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Wednesday that all such insinuations are “untrue, malicious and politically motivated.”


Shehu added: “The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. On such matters which impinge on national security, he has a duty of involvement as the law stipulates.

“As outlined in the Constitution, the appointment or removal of emirs and other traditional leaders is strictly within the jurisdiction of state governments. It is unfair and disingenuous of opposition politicians to try to link the situation in Kano State to the Federal Government and the Nigerian president.


“Although a retired general and former Military Head of State, President Buhari clearly understands that under the current democratic dispensation, the government at the centre cannot read instructions or twist the arms of all or any of the 36 state governments making up the federation. They all have their powers specified under the Constitution.

“President Buhari commends the people of Kano for keeping calm in the past few days of the dethronement announcement.

“He prays that the will of Allah will be done at all times and that the emirate/state and its people continue to experience progress irrespective of who is on the throne.”


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Shehu Sani visit Abuja court again to support Sowore.


A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has arrived the Federal High Court, Abuja, in solidarity with rights activist and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, who is standing trial for treason.

Sani walked into the courtroom shortly after the commencement of proceedings for the day.

During the trial in February, Sani together with Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka and Prof Chidi Odinkalu all made appearances to support Sowore.


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End poverty! – Shehu Sani tells North elite


Aformer lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has rubbished moves by some state governors in the North to arrest beggars found on the streets.

According to Sani, poverty and illiteracy must be addressed before begging can be brought to an end.

He expressed his thoughts in a statement on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to plans by Kano and Nasarawa states to criminalise and arrest persons begging for alms on the streets.


Sani said, “You can arrest beggars but you can’t end begging as long as the social, cultural, political and economic factors that contribute to begging exists.

“Beggars are tragic victims and direct result of a nation failed by its successive governing elites. You can’t end begging without ending poverty and illiteracy.”

The former lawmaker blamed politicians for making use of beggars to win elections and demonise opponents.

Sani called on elites to retrace their steps, adding that crude oil had not enriched the people of Niger Delta while political power was yet to bring wealth nor peace to the North.


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Shehu Sani name not on bank transaction record – EFCC witnesses


The trial of former Nigerian lawmaker, Shehu Sani, which commenced on Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Abuja has been adjourned until Wednesday because witnesses presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said Sani’s Name was not on the transaction record of Guaranty Trust Bank.

After cross-examining the witnesses, Justice Ekwo offered Sani’s lawyers to do same.


When they asked each of the witnesses if Sani was the name they saw on the transactions presented before the judge, they declined, saying they didn’t know him.

The names were those of persons not identical or identified in court.

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Sani, a vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, is being tried for allegedly extorting $20,000 from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors.

NobleReporters gathered however, showed that the EFCC arrested the former senator before seeking out his accuser to prove his innocence.


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EFCC reacts to keeping Shehu Sani in Underground cells


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani’s allegation of putting suspects in undergound cells.

The Zonal Office Head of the anti-graft agency, Aminu Aliyu, who took newsmen round the EFCC facility said undergound cells does not exist in the building. He also alleged that suspects prefer coming back to the cells after arraignment in court than being taken to prison.


He said;

“As you can see for yourself, we do not have underground cells here. Most of the suspects begged the judges to be taken back here because of the facility on ground.

“They eat normal food and three times a day, we have a clinic here where detainees are first treated in case of emergency.

“If anyone of you thinks all these have been arranged, you are welcome to come at anytime you chose, to spend time with us and see for yourself.

“If you want to visit any of our facilities across the country, you don’t need to give us prior notice of your coming. You can even arrange it as a group of reporters if you don’t want to come alone.”


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Senator shehu sani commend RCCG, Adeboye


A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has commended General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for leading a protest against killings and the rising spate of insecurity in Nigeria.

Adeboye had on Sunday morning led his congregation in a protest walk to express his dissatisfaction with the level of insecurity in the country.


Sani in a post on Twitter, said Adeboye had finally disembarked from the fence of caution and neutrality.

He said, “Pastor Adeboye finally disembarking from the fence of caution, moderation and neutrality and leading a match against insecurity is commendable. Protest gives wings and wheels to prayer.”


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EFCC put me in underground cell – Shehu Sani said after release ..


A former Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has said operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, breached his fundamental human rights during his 30 days incarceration.

Sani in a statement on Saturday said apart from searching his houses and offices, the EFCC agents also forced him to declare his assets.

The rights activist also said they tried to subject him to polygraph lie detector tests, blocked his accounts, seized his phones and kept him in the underground cell of the agency for 30 days.


While pledging to abide by the bail conditions, Sani urged Nigerians to disregard the “lies against him by the EFCC spokesperson.”

Part of the statement read, “I wish to thank all individuals and groups that have shown concern, support, solidarity, and prayers during my 30 days of incarceration in the underground cell of the EFCC on the orders of its chairman.


“With gratitude to Almighty Allah, my special appreciation to Amnesty International, SERAP, HURIWA, and other groups, numerous to mention.

“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 of fictional $24,000 or $25, 000 extortion.


“Any Information planted in the media by the EFCC spokesperson while I was in their custody about me is outrightly false and nothing but a bacterial and fungal infested concoctions, typical of their style.

“Our country will continue to be at the bottom strata of the transparency International index as long as our anti-graft agencies only use their might and arsenal to crush ants while lacking the courage, the heart, and the liver to confront the snakes, the vultures and the hyenas of the ruling establishment.


“They can frame me, detain me but can’t silence me.

“I shall abide by all the conditions of my bail and appreciate the courage, compassion, and wisdom of the court in granting me the bail.

“In an ideal democratic state, all agencies of the government are obliged to operate within the dictates and the ambit of the rule of law or the nation leaps into tyranny.

“The rule book of Stalin, The manual of Hitler or road map of Mussolini should not be the guidance and the compass of the nation’s security and anti-corruption agencies in their quest to sanitize our country,” Sani added.


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Sen. Shehu Sani regains freedom ..


Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after perfecting his bail conditions.

Recall N.Rs reported that the former lawmaker who was arrested on December 31, 2019, was granted a N10m bail after being arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo on two counts of fraud involving alleged extortion of $25,000 from a businessman in November 2019. He was accused of extorting the businessman on grounds of passing the money to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad and the acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Sani whose bail conditions include submitting his international passport to the court and producing a surety with a landed property that is worth the bail sum, was released around 6pm on Thursday January 30 as confirmed by his media aide, Suleiman Ahmed.


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Update: Shehu Sani granted N10m bail ..


The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the former senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani in the sum of ten million naira.

Justice Inyang Ekwo granted Senator Sani bail on Monday in Abuja during his arraignment on two counts of bribery and advance fee fraud.


The charges were preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Senator Sani, pleaded not guilty to the charges while his counsel, A. Ibrahim, asked the court to grant his client bail.

But the lead counsel to the EFCC, Abbah Muhammed, said he was just served the bail application notice a while ago.

After listening to the statements of both lawyers, Justice Ekwo stepped down the hearing of the bail application to enable the prosecutor study it.


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