Shehu Sani biography: born on the 29th of October 1967, he doubles as an author, a Nigerian Senator, A Playwright and human rights activist. He is also the president of Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria- (CRCN) and he is the chairman of Hand-in-Hand, Africa. He was also the leading figure in the
struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.
Shehu has also been arrested and jailed by past successive military regimes in Nigeria, he was also released from life imprisonment when Nigeria regained democracy in 1999. Sani contested and won the Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, March 28th 2015.
Shehu had his primary education at Local Government Education Authority, Badarawa Kaduna between 1975 and 1980. He also had his secondary education at Government Day Secondary school, Kagara, Niger state within 1980-1984 after which he proceeded to Government Science College School, Kagara, Niger State. He later gained admission into the Kaduna Polytechnic, where he studied Agricultural Engineering up to an HND level, in 1993.
Shehu had become a student union activist in his Polytechnic days, he was the chairman of Central Mobilization committee of PAN-African Student Organization and President African Democratic Youth Congress. Sani also served as social director Kaduna State Students Union, he came from a middle class family, his father was a production manager, he had trained in the UK and Germany, he'd also worked with pro Northern New Nigerian Newspaper for 30 years. Shehu's father had a fully stocked Library where he advanced his studies through knowledge and especially influenced on books dealing with the ideals of socialism and politics of the left. His exposure to books helped shape his perception of life and also exposed him to the reality of the decadence brought to the society by military dictatorship.
Shehu was also influenced by his mother who was a community women's leader and the likes of Aminu Kano. Sani was first arrested in July 1993 under the regime of General Babagida, his offence was advocating for the revalidation of the result of the 12th June 1993 presidential election polls won by the Late Chief M. K. O Abiola.
He is rumoured to have a net worth of $2 to $3m