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    Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Fani-Kayode, Odumakin file N20m suit against EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere, have filed a N20 million suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The commission had invited the duo over their social media posts that the anti-graft agency raided the house of Walter Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).The agency had denied the claim and threatened them [...]

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    ‘I regret the error’ — Fani-Kayode recants as EFCC vows to sue over Onnoghen fake news

‘I regret the error’ — Fani-Kayode recants as EFCC vows to sue over Onnoghen fake news

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has backtracked on his allegation that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was planning to arrest Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).Fani-Kayode on Tuesday alleged that operatives of the anti-graft agency had surrounded the home of Onnoghen with the intention to arrest him.He had written: "Why have the EFCC surrounded the home [...]

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    Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

Group petitions DSS, police to arrest Fani-Kayode over ‘fake news’

A political group has petitioned security agencies over an alleged spread of fake news by Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister.The group, known as Initiative to Save Democracy, called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Fani-Kayode.James Akinloye, president of the group, said he will drag Fani-Kayode to court.“There are laws in this country and if anyone thinks they [...]

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    Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says the fate of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, lies in the hands of God and the justice system.Fani-Kayode said this in an interview with journalists at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday.He was among the individuals who showed up in court to solidarise with the former governor who [...]

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    Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.The charges against Fayose were stealing, receiving money from Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister, criminal breach of trust, [...]

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    Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Kanu’s deputy: My leader didn’t agree with any politician to work against Buhari

Uche Mefor, deputy leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nnamdi Kanu did not reach any agreement to work against President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection.Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, had said Kanu vowed to work against the reelection of Buhari when they spoke via telephone on Saturday.But in a statement, Mefor said Fani-Kayode's claim is "crude tactics" [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Nnamdi Kanu called me and agreed to work against Buhari’s reelection

Fani-Kayode: Nnamdi Kanu called me and agreed to work against Buhari’s reelection

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has vowed to work against the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Fani-Kayode said the IPOB leader told him this in a telephone conversation on Saturday.The former minister identified with Kanu when he was in detention. When he regained freedom, Fani-Kayode was the first [...]

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    Fani-Kayode on travel ban: I have nowhere to go… my passport seized since 2008

Fani-Kayode on travel ban: I have nowhere to go… my passport seized since 2008

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says he is unperturbed about his inclusion in the purported list of Nigerians who have been restricted from travelling abroad.The presidency on Saturday announced that 50 high profile Nigerians accused of corruption have been banned from leaving the country.Reacting, Fani-Kayode said he has not been able to travel out of the country since [...]

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    ‘I’ll hit harder’ — Fani-Kayode speaks after honouring police invitation

‘I’ll hit harder’ — Fani-Kayode speaks after honouring police invitation

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says the police invited him over an article he wrote on "hegemony and terrorism".He disclosed this after he left the force headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain commended the police for being professional but vowed not to relent in his criticisms."Left the Inspector General of Police's office after a [...]

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    Fani-Kayode honours police invitation over ‘inciting publication’

Fani-Kayode honours police invitation over ‘inciting publication’

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has honoured the invitation of the police at the force headquarters, Abuja.The police had invited Fani-Kayode over alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.Habu Sani, commissioner of police in charge of IG monitoring unit, force headquarters, signed the letter inviting him for questioning.In response, the former minister had said the letter was vague and asked the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says it baffles him how Nigeria ended up with a leader like President Muhammadu Buhari.Commenting via his Twitter handle on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain compared the Nigerian president to three of his African counterparts whom he said speak better."If you want to hear a real African leader speak, listen to [...]

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    ‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has faulted the invitation extended to him by the police for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.He said the police failed to mention the parties involved in the case as well as the issue being investigated.In the letter signed by Habu Sani, commissioner of police in charge of the IG monitoring unit, force [...]

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    Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

The Nigeria police force has invited Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain was given up till Tuesday to appear before one Usman Garba, a police officer.In a letter reportedly seen by PUNCH, the police said the invitation was based purely on a fact-finding mission.The letter dated August 20, [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Unlike Melaye, I was never blind politically

Fani-Kayode: Unlike Melaye, I was never blind politically

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says he was never politically blind.Fani-Kayode said this while responding to a tweet by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, posted on Sunday."My brother FFK and I are both returnee to PDP. He only got healed of political blindness before me. Thank God we both can now see. Once we were blind [...]

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    EXTRA: Fani-Kayode got healed of political blindness before me, says Melaye

EXTRA: Fani-Kayode got healed of political blindness before me, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister, got healed of political blindness before him.Fani-Kayode was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party Melaye has indicated interest in leaving any moment from now.The ex-minister left APC for PDP in 2014 and campaigned actively for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan just like Melaye did for President [...]

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    Atiku’s comment sparks friction between Fani-Kayode, Omokri

Atiku’s comment sparks friction between Fani-Kayode, Omokri

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, and Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, squared off on Twitter over the opinion of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on how herdsmen should be referred to.In an interview on March 8, Abubakar said it was wrong to refer to killer herdsmen as Fulani."It is a misnomer to use the term ‘killer herdsmen of Fulani [...]

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