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Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others blast Presidency over comments on Obasanjo

Nigerian major socio-political groups which last week held a meeting attended by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, have faulted the Muhammadu Buhari government over its comments against the event. The groups, Afenifere, Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Middle Belt Forum in a joint statement on Monday said the presidency is Read more

Buhari not interested in Nigeria’s unity, says Afenifere Chief, Adebajo - newsheadline247.com
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Buhari not interested in Nigeria’s unity, says Afenifere Chief, Adebajo

“There is no sincerity on the part of the far North in putting this country together.” National Chief Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in Nigeria’s unity saying his refusal to restructure Nigeria was responsible for the multiple problems facing the country. The Read more

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‘You are doing many things that can break up Nigeria’, Afenifere tells FG

A pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has alleged that the federal government is “doing all kinds of things that can divide the country”. The group’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, said this while reacting to a comment on the unity of the country credited to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo had said breaking up of Nigeria will not solve Read more

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It’s an insult to invite us for roundtable meeting with Miyetti herders – Southern, Middle Belt leaders tell Abubakar

Leaders from the Southern and Middle Belt Regions of Nigeria have boycotted the national security summit organised by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar following the invitation of herdsmen association to the summit. The leaders, under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), yesterday, turned down the invitation by the Read more

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Vacate Yorubaland or face consequences – Afenifere warns killer Fulani herders

The leaders of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural, yesterday ordered killer Fulani herdsmen to vacate the southwest region of Nigeria or face consequences. The group, at a press briefing in Lagos, disclosed that failure by the herdsmen to heed the advice could result in a confrontation with the Yoruba people. In a statement read by one Read more

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Atiku condemns killing of Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 polls, has condemned the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organization. Mrs Olakunrin was reportedly shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ore junction in Ondo State on Friday. Atiku, a former Vice Read more