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    Gani Adams, wife welcome twins

Gani Adams, wife welcome twins

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    ‘Amotekun’: Yoruba have the right to protect themselves, Gani Adams writes Malami

‘Amotekun’: Yoruba have the right to protect themselves, Gani Adams writes Malami

Gani Adams, aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, says the federal government has no right to declare "Amotekun", a security outfit in the south-west, as illegal. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), declared the regional security outfit illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in a letter on Wednesday, the aare ona kakanfo described the [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens

Gani Adams: We’ll no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens

Gani Adams, aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, says he is in talks with south-west governors and other stakeholders on the insecurity in the region.  He said this in Akure, Ondo state capital, while paying a condolence visit to Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was killed along Benin-Ore road.  The meeting with the governors, Adams said, was necessary since they [...]

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    Don’t blame us when we fight back, says Gani Adams on Fasoranti’s daughter

Don’t blame us when we fight back, says Gani Adams on Fasoranti’s daughter

Gani Adams, aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, says the Yoruba ethnic group should not be blamed if it decides to react to the killings in the region. He was reacting to the killing of Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group. She was shot dead by armed men along Benin-Ore road on Friday afternoon. Yinka Odumakin, [...]

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    Gani Adams: Yoruba won’t forgive governors who adopt Ruga

Gani Adams: Yoruba won’t forgive governors who adopt Ruga

Gani Adams, aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, says that the Yoruba tribe will not forgive governors that adopt Ruga settlement, a scheme initially proposed by the federal government to tackle crisis between farmers and herdsmen. According to Nigerian Tribune, he likened the federal government's plan for Ruga settlement to an "afonja scenario," saying the scheme will only contribute to more damage to [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of "killer herdsmen" in the south-west to avoid retaliation. In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders "who have been ravaging our land" have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race. It said the herders have continued to wreak [...]

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    PHOTOS: Behold, the new aare ona kakanfo of Yoruba land

PHOTOS: Behold, the new aare ona kakanfo of Yoruba land

Gani Adams, national coordinator of the O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC), has been installed as 15th aare ona kakanfo of Yoruba land. Adams was installed on Saturday, 19 years after the demise of Moshood Abiola, the 14th aare ona kakanfo. Before his installation, traditional rites were performed on Adams by Lamidi Adeyemi, the alaafin of Oyo. Adams said he's aware of the responsibility that [...]

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    Aare ona kakanfo: You have my support, Ambode tells Gani Adams

Aare ona kakanfo: You have my support, Ambode tells Gani Adams

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, says he is in support of the emergence of Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. Ambode made this known on Tuesday when Adams, who is the national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), paid him a courtesy call. The governor said he was delighted when the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, announced Adams as [...]

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    Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation as aare ona kakanfo

Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation as aare ona kakanfo

The final rites for the installation of Gani Adams, national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC),  as the 15th aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, will begin on Wednesday. Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo, named Adams as aare ona kakanfo on October 16, 2017. He is to succeed late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, who last held [...]

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    National condition and the OPC franchise

National condition and the OPC franchise

On his inaugural ride in the cultural chariot as the Yoruba generalissimo, he perhaps will first have to contend with that eerie numbness - the odd feeling experienced when euphoria mixes with trepidation. Joy at attaining an epic height; anxiety about meeting very high public expectation that comes with it. This might then tempt Gani Adams to imagine himself in [...]

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    Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

God rest Gbenga Adeboye, the comedian-extraordinaire, who in his life employed comedy as a strong tool for correction and socio-political development. Adeboye once said: "If you call your king a mad man, you are only inviting strangers to call your race a wasted race".  Over the past 48 hours, many unprintable things have been said about one of the leading kings [...]

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    Gani Adams: Aare ona kakanfo title will moderate my radicalism — but I will fight for Yoruba

Gani Adams: Aare ona kakanfo title will moderate my radicalism — but I will fight for Yoruba

Gani Adams, national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, on Tuesday said his new position as the aare ona kakanfo of Oyo will moderate his radicalism. At a media chat in Lagos, Adam’s promised to use the new position to make friends, resolve issues and fight for unity of Yoruba and the entire Nigeria. Adams made the pledge while confirming receipt of [...]

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    PROFILE: From OPC leader to generalissimo of Yorubaland, the transformation of Gani Adams

PROFILE: From OPC leader to generalissimo of Yorubaland, the transformation of Gani Adams

The 19-year wait for MKO Abiola's successor as aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland has ended, and no matter whose ox may be gored, Gani Adams, national coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), is the chosen one. Abiola, the widely adjudged winner of the 1993 presidential election, was the last person to bear the revered title. Explaining the rationale behind his decision and the [...]

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    OPC offers to help FG protect oil installations from Avengers

OPC offers to help FG protect oil installations from Avengers

Gani Adams, coordinator of the O’odua Peoples’ Congress (OPC), says the socio-cultural group is ready to help government in checking criminal activities, especially vandals of oil installations. Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Adams said the OPC was forced to withdraw its security service after being blacklisted by the government. He condemned the recent abduction of Goriola Oseni, the traditional ruler of Iba town [...]

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    Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), says the use of force in the Niger Delta  region  can not stop attacks on oil assets. In an interview with PUNCH, Adams advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate with militants based on restructuring. He said but for the fact that the Niger Delta is endowed with oil, Buhari would [...]

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    Gani Adams: OPC won’t protest revocation of NNPC contract

Gani Adams: OPC won’t protest revocation of NNPC contract

Gani Adams, national coordinator of the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC), says his own  faction of the group will not participate in the protest against the revocation of the contract for protection of NNPC Pipelines. Former president, Goodluck Jonathan awarded the multi-billion naira deal to the group in March. However, three months later, OPC threatened to withdraw from the contract due to lack [...]

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