Tag: Afenifere

Yoruba people migrating to Benin Republic over insecurity — Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has claimed that Yoruba people are now being forced to migrate to the Benin Republic and other West African countries over insecurity in Nigeria. This was contained in a communiqué issued by the group at the end of its monthly meeting, held at the country[Read More…]

Afenifere Chieftain, Sen Durojaye, Dies Aged 88

A chieftain of the Afenifere and Senator on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1999, Senator Olabiyi Durojaye has been reported dead at the age of 88. The death of the Fourth Republic lawmaker was confirmed in a post on the Facebook page of Adegbenro Adebanjo, ex-Chief Press[Read More…]

Buhari acting like Roman Emperor Nero — Afenifere

The leader of Yoruba sociopolitical organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has drawn comparison with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Roman Emperor Nero who did nothing while his empire burnt. This description they said was over several errors it claimed the Buhari-led government has made. A statement signed by Afenifere’s spokesman,[Read More…]

‘Nigeria is at the brink of an avoidable catastrophe’ – Afenifere warns

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has warned that Nigeria is at the brink of an avoidable catastrophe and that urgent action is needed to set the country on the right track. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jare Ajayi, Afenifere warned that the signs are “ominous, requiring[Read More…]

‘Tinubu has all it takes to rule Nigeria’ – Fasoranti

The former leader of the socio-political group, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed his support for the 2023 presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, saying he has all it takes to be Nigeria’s president. Mr Fasoranti made the assertion while receiving members of the South West Agenda for[Read More…]

Breaking: Yinka Odumakin, renowned human rights activist, is dead

Yinka Odumakin, a human rights activist who was spokesman of Afenifere, Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, is dead according to Daily Trust Newspaper reports. Details of his death are still sketchy but a source told Daily Trust that he died from COVID-19 complications. Odumakin played a key role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO)[Read More…]

Just in: Pa Fasoranti resigns as Afenifere leader

Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere has resigned his position as the leader of the association. The elder statesman, aged 95 cited old age as the reason for his decision. He named the deputy leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo as his temporary[Read More…]

Afenifere says Buhari government represents only Fulani interests

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has slammed the presidency for the statement it issued in response to the vacation order Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu gave unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves. Afenifere said that the present government has shown that it sides with the interest of Fulanis[Read More…]

Afenifere say the release of abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State was a scam by Buhari

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State was a joke and scam by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In a statement on Friday titled “Kankara Boys: Now Nigeria Is Finished” and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere[Read More…]

Afenifere, Niger Delta Forum back El-Rufai and Fayemi on restructuring

The Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere and its Niger Delta counterpart, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), have expressed their support for the weekend’s call by Nigeria Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for the restructuring of the country. NewsWireNGR reports that the Governor of Kaduna[Read More…]