Shehu Sani reacts to Fani-Kayode’s face-off with journalist

Senator Shehu Sani
Senator Shehu Sani

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Shehu Sani, a former senator who represented Kaduna Central in the last Senate has reacted to the sour encounter which occurred between former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Daily Trust correspondent in Calabar, Cross River.

The Ex-lawmaker advised the former minister on improving his relationship with journalists.

Mr Fani-Kayode appeared in a video on Tuesday verbally assaulting a reporter Charles Eyo who asked the ex-minister if his recent tour around the country was being ‘bankrolled’ by someone.

The incident occurred last week when the former minister visited Cross River State during his tour of the southern region.

Without mentioning the ex-minister’s name, Sani wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: “When a journalist ask questions, it’s to you; when you answer, it’s to the public.”



  1. So a Man like Fani Kayode who has busineses and had been in the public eye for over 40 years cannot afford to travel around Nigeria without some body bankrolling him?. Let us sometimes hold journalists accountable. They should not be percieved as being partisans but in Nigerian APC they are more than that, they are card party members. Yahoo boys and prostitutes can afford 20 to 30k to hop on an airplane but Fani Kayode cannot afford it. The question was insulting and the answer is crude as well.

  2. Many thanks to Shehu Sanni for his thoughtfulness. Anyone interacting with the media is always expected to maintain calmness even when outrageous questions are asked.
    Most sincerely, the question asked by the journalist is not outrageous by any stretch of imagination. Saraki is one man who has mastered this art and always maintain his coolness anytime, any day, no matter the situation and I salute him for this.

  3. Fani Kayode always claims what he’s not,he clearly acted opposite of his description of himself as educated and civilised by going off like a double barrell gun, when all he needed to say was no, nobody bankrolled his trip, perhaps he had taken his usual, what’s the big deal in being an ex minister or even a lawyer that a journalist cannot ask a simple question no matter how vexatious, that made him lost his temper that much,he exhibited the temperament of a motor park head

  4. #FFK ought to be more responsible than he did. He has only shown to the world that he can easily be provoked which is too bad. One wonders how as s married man he treats his wives. His actions are highly condemnable

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