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    Don’t cover up ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ murder, Afenifere warns police

Don’t cover up ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ murder, Afenifere warns police

Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political organisation, has accused the police of attempting to cover the murder of Fatai Yusuf, alternative medicine practitioner better known as “Oko Oloyun”. Yusuf was shot dead on the Eruwa-Igboora road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo state on Thursday. The police had linked his death to the alleged fraud discovered in his Lagos office. But in a statement on Friday, [...]

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    Your actions can break up the country, Afenifere tells FG

Your actions can break up the country, Afenifere tells FG

Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, says the federal government is "doing all kinds of things that can divide the country". Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman, said this while responding to a comment Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made on the unity of the country. Osinbajo had asked those seeking the dissolution of Nigeria to look at the case of Sudan which broke up yet the problems [...]

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    Afenifere asks ‘killer herdsmen’ to leave south-west immediately

Afenifere asks ‘killer herdsmen’ to leave south-west immediately

Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, has asked herdsmen in the south-west to leave the region or face consequences. During a press conference in Lagos, leaders of the group asked the national assembly not to amend the land use act with a view to grant powers to the federal government to take over state lands for the purpose of Ruga. Ayo Adebanjo, an [...]

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    No one can fill my wife’s place, says husband as Funke Olakurin is buried

No one can fill my wife’s place, says husband as Funke Olakurin is buried

Idowu, husband of Funke Olakunrin, late daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, says he will miss his wife so much. Olakunrin, 58, was murdered by suspected kidnappers along Benin-Ore highway while returning to Lagos after visiting her father in Akure, Ondo state capital. Speaking at her funeral service in Akure on Monday, Idowu described his late wife as an easy-going woman who. “I [...]

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    Junaid: Some Afenifere leaders are noisemakers… they’ll flee if war breaks out

Junaid: Some Afenifere leaders are noisemakers… they’ll flee if war breaks out

Junaid Mohammed, a lawmaker in the second republic, has accused some leaders of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political group, of making provocative statements. In an interview with Independent Newspaper, he said the Yoruba leaders learnt no lesson from the Biafran war. At least 2 million people reportedly lost their lives in the Biafran war which took place between July 1967 and January 1970. Stakeholders [...]

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    IGP orders overhaul of security on southern highways over death of Fasoranti’s daughter

IGP orders overhaul of security on southern highways over death of Fasoranti’s daughter

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has ordered an overhaul of security on south-west, south-south and south-east highways, following the death of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political group. Olakunrin was shot dead by armed men along Benin-Ore road on Friday afternoon. In a statement by Frank Mba, force spokesman, Adamu assured Nigerians that the killers of Olakunrin [...]

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    ‘She lost too much blood’ — Fasoranti’s son speaks on sister’s death

‘She lost too much blood’ — Fasoranti’s son speaks on sister’s death

Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader,  has explained how Funke Olakunrin, his sister, was killed in Ondo state. Olakunrin was shot dead along the Benin-Ore road while heading to Lagos from Akure on Friday. The tragic incident occurred hours after she visited her 93-year-old father, who had not fully recovered from the death of one of his daughters. Kehinde [...]

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    Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

Buhari: I’m qualified to be a soldier and politician

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is qualified to be a soldier and politician. Speaking on Tuesday at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of Afenifere, the apex socio-political group in the south-west, the president said having ruled the country as a military head of state, he decided to come back as a civilian president. Buhari, a retired major general, was [...]

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    Buhari: I was reluctant to deal with Onnoghen

Buhari: I was reluctant to deal with Onnoghen

President Muhammadu Buhari says he was reluctant to deal with Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). The president had suspended the ex-CJN before he was charged with false assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Speaking when leaders of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, visited him on Tuesday, Buhari said Onnoghen had to go because he acted in violation [...]

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    Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, says people are now afraid to travel on the roads in the south-west due to frequent cases of kidnapping. In a statement on Sunday, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the group, described the situation as a monumental tragedy for people living in the region. Afenifere accused governors in the region of trivialising what the people [...]

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    Bakare: Terrorists are now in charge of Nigeria

Bakare: Terrorists are now in charge of Nigeria

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says terrorists are in charge of Nigeria. Speaking during a service at his church, Bakare said the country had been taken over by bandits, kidnappers, killer herdsmen and looters. He described them as the "commander-in-chief" of the nation. "It is evident that the bandits; criminals, killing people every day; those kidnapping people over the [...]

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    ‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

The Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Afenifere group have asked Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, not to compare them with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Shehu had said MACBAN is a socio-cultural group like Afenifere and Ndigbo and should not be criminalised. But reacting while speaking to journalists, Uche Achi-Okpaga, spokesperson of Ohaneze, said [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Miyetti Allah is like Ohanaeze and Afenifere

Garba Shehu: Miyetti Allah is like Ohanaeze and Afenifere

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) is a socio-cultural group and should not be criminalised. Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday, the presidential aide said the herders' association is just like Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo groups. Shehu urged Nigerians to stop [...]

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Afenifere: Attackers of Lagos Ndigbo had no affiliation with OPC  

Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation has denounced attacks carried out against the Ndigbo, a pan-Igbo cultural group in parts of Lagos during Saturdays presidential and national assembly elections. Some hoodlums suspected to be political thugs had reportedly set ablaze thumbprinted ballot papers, smashed ballot boxes and chased away voters at Ohafia street, Ago Palace way in Isolo local government area of Lagos state [...]

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    Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

A faction of Afenifere, the apex socio-cultural Yoruba association, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. Biodun Akin-Fasae, spokesman of the faction, said this on Thursday while addressing journalists on the outcome of a delegates' meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. The group said Buhari is "trying his best" with regards to developing what is left of the Nigerian [...]

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    Afenifere leaders meet with Obasanjo, leaning towards backing Atiku

Afenifere leaders meet with Obasanjo, leaning towards backing Atiku

Leaders of Afenifere on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 polls. According to NAN, the meeting which started around 3.30pm lasted about two hours. Yinka Odumakin, who addressed journalists after the sit-down, said the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group will back any presidential candidate who is predisposed to restructuring the country. Odumakin said the meeting, [...]

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