Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Ayo Adebanjo"

    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    Adebanjo: If Buhari thinks he can bamboozle Yoruba with June 12 declaration, he has failed

Adebanjo: If Buhari thinks he can bamboozle Yoruba with June 12 declaration, he has failed

Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed if he thinks he can bamboozle the Yoruba people with the June 12 declaration.Earlier in the week, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day and conferred national honours on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the 1993 election, Baba Gana Kingibe, his running mate, and Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights [...]

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    A tribute to Baba Ayo Adebanjo

A tribute to Baba Ayo Adebanjo

If there were ever a man that were worthy of celebration in the context of Nigerian history, power and politics that man is Baba Ayo Adebanjo. I must confess that I find it difficult to write about him simply because I’ve mentioned him so many times in write-ups over the years and there is so much to say.I am [...]

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    Obasanjo’s presidency was a tragedy, says Ayo Adebanjo

Obasanjo’s presidency was a tragedy, says Ayo Adebanjo

Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and chieftain of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD), says former president Olusegun Obasanjo performed dismally while in office.Adebanjo described Obasanjo's presidency, which lasted from 1999 to 2007, as a "tragedy".He made the assertion in his autobiography titled 'Telling it as it is'. The book was launched in Lagos on Tuesday.Adebanjo wrote: "The man who carried [...]

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    Ayo Adebanjo: Obasanjo has always been a killjoy

Ayo Adebanjo: Obasanjo has always been a killjoy

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has taken a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo.In his autobiography entitled 'Telling it as it is', the elder statesman spoke at length about some encounters with Obasanjo.The autobiography, due to be launched on April 3, gives deep insight into some dramatic episodes in Nigeria's political history.Adebanjo was accused of treason [...]

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    Ayo Adebanjo to Osinbajo: You goofed by asking Nigerians to live like Americans

Ayo Adebanjo to Osinbajo: You goofed by asking Nigerians to live like Americans

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has‎ flayed Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for citing the unity in multicultural US as an example of how Nigerians should live together.Speaking at the Biafra conference in Abuja on Thursday, Osinbajo said Nigerians were greater together than apart.He cited how the US with its diverse people and cultures had been [...]

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    Ayo Adebanjo: Restructure now or Nigeria will collpase

Ayo Adebanjo: Restructure now or Nigeria will collpase

Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural group,‎ says if Nigeria is not restructured now, it will collapse.‎Adebanjo, who is a second republic politician and staunch follower of the late Obafemi Awolowo, said those opposed to the restructuring of Nigeria were the real enemies of the country.He said this at the Biafra conference in Abuja on Thursday.The elder [...]

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