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Sha'aban and the Burden of History

The most talked about gubernatorial candidate in the 2007 Kaduna state gubernatorial elections is none other than Sani Sha'aban of the All Nigeria Peoples Party. The party won a landslide victory in Kaduna State gubernatorial election that year owing to the wide national acclaim of its Presidential Candidate General Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR). But it failed to form a government for reasons not unconnected to what source described as the dishonest disposition of its gubernatorial candidate who faked arrest by security agents at the verge of being pronounced victorious at the polls... more »
 Sha'aban to Contest Governorship Under ACN

Sha'aban is now to contest the Kaduna State Governorship in the 2011 election on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) ticket. This follows the manipulation of the state CPC primaries which was infiltrated by the PDP that rigged the elections to the benefit of Haruna Saeed... more »
 Kaduna ANPP Guber Aspirant Joins CPC

 Sani Sha'aban, who until recently was the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna state, has now joined the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).LEADERSHIP learnt that, Sha'aban has now formed... more »
 Kaduna CPC guber aspirant calls for sober reflection

 The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) governorship aspirant in Kaduna state, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha'aban, has felicitated with Kaduna people on the Eid-Kabir festival and called for sober reflection in the spirit of the Sallah celebration... more »
 Why I Am Going On Appeal - Sani Sha'aban

Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha'aban and Mr. Joel Giwa Kwasu
Recently, the election tribunal dismissed the petition of Alhaji Sani Sha'aban, ANPP's Kaduna state gubernatorial candidate, saying that there was no correlation between the witness' testimony and his written briefs. Undaunted, the former federal legislator intends to appeal the judgement. In this interview, he explains why... more »
 Sir Kashim House and Shaaban's optimism

 The Court of Appeal Kaduna division must confront urgently the sagging public confidence in the court as the trusted arbiter in election disputes. This is especially so with regard to the judgment of the governorship election, where the election tribunal upheld the election of Governor Namadi Sambo. Since appallingly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) mismanaged the general elections of April 2007 in cahoots with the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ... more »

 Supreme Court let the judiciary down - Buhari

 Defeated All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) presidential candidate in the last general election, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Supreme Court has let down the judiciary by its decision to reject his case for the nullification of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's election... more »

 Sha'aban, Sambo and court of law

 Once again, the Court of Appeal in Kaduna is faced with a Herculean task of drawing the distinction between good judgement and erroneous pronouncement in the decision of a lower tribunal. The appellate court is enjoined to determine whether indeed, justices of the lower tribunal misdirected themselves; hence occasioning a miscarriage of justice. It all borders on the April 14, 2007 governorship election in Kaduna State and the alleged fraud and irregularities that trailed the poll. ... more »

 Gowon Lauds Oshiomhole Over Victory

 Nigeria's former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, over the weekend, stated that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole's victory at the court of Appeal had vindicated the general conviction of the people of that he won the April 2007 elections,while lauding Oshiomhole's determination in ensuring that his mandate is reclaimed, stated that his emergence as governor would improve debates at the national council of state meetings... more »
    Timeline of Sha'aban's Quest for Justice
  • April 14th, 2007 - Governorship elections organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in all states of Nigeria, including Kaduna State.
  • April 15th, 2007 - INEC declares Namadi Sambo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner.
  • April 15th, 2007 - Sani Sha'aban protests INEC manipulation of election results and is detained in the process.
  • April 16th, 2007 - Other Kaduna opposition parties that contested the April 14th elections pay solidarity visit and pledge their support to Namadi Sambo and the PDP.
  • May 15th, 2007 - Sani Sha'aban and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) file petition with Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna.
  • October 23th, 2007 - Sambo fails in bid to stop election petition hearing.
  • April 17th, 2008 - Election Tribunal rules to uphold election of Namadi Sambo, of the PDP as Governor of Kaduna State.
  • May 2008 - Sani Sha'aban and the ANPP appeal ruling of Election Tribunal at the Kaduna Court of Appeal.
  • January 7th, 2009 - Hearing at Kaduna Court of Appeal suspended due to court registry mix - up of documents.
  • February 11th, 2009 - Final briefs on Sha'aba's appeal presented by Mike Ahamba (SAN). Court also struck out motion by Sambo and the PDP pleading with court to throw out Sha'aban's appeal.
  • March 6th, 2009- Justice Bulkachuwa appeal panel upholds Namadi Sambo's election.
    Sha'aban condemns the Bulkachuwa panel's decision as a rape of justice.
  • May 15th, 2009 - Mike Ahamba (SAN) appeals the Justice Bulkachuwa panel ruling to the President Court of Appeal and the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).
  • June 2nd, 2009 - Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja issues directive for appeal to be retried.
  • June 17th, 2009 - Appeal retrial proceedings begin in Kaduna.
  • September 28th, 2009 - Scheduled hearing of motions moved for lack of quorum.
  • November 30th, 2009 - Court sitting postponed because of Eid-el-Kabir public holidays.
  • February 10th, 2010 - Hearing into motions for retrial by the Justice Kumai Bayang Akaas panel.
  • March 1st, 2010 - Appeal Court denies motion for retrial of election appeal.
  • March 15th, 2010 - Sha'aban files appeal at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja.
  • November 1st & 4th, 2010 - Supreme Court, Abuja hearing of appeal.
  • November 4th, 2010 - Supreme Court dismisses appeal for lack of jurisdiction.