• Ondo: Afenifere endorses Akeredolu, knocks Akinfenwa on Oke’s claim

    Ondo: Afenifere endorses Akeredolu, knocks Akinfenwa on Oke’s claim

    It was gathered that the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), Ondo State chapter, has endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in next Saturday’s governorship election, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu.

    In a statement signed and issued to journalists in Akure yesterday by Prof Bayonile Ademodi and Mr. Tokunbo Ajasin, the group said Akeredolu earned its endorsement in line with strict compliance with Awoist principle of party loyalty.

    According to the Yoruba socio-cultural group, the APC candidate is a people-centric human rights lawyer with strong […]

  • Breaking!!! Afenifere chieftain, Olaniwun Ajayi, is dead

    Breaking!!! Afenifere chieftain, Olaniwun Ajayi, is dead

    A chieftain of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Olaniwun Ajayi, is dead, newsmen reports.

    Ajayi was reported to have died in the early hours of Friday in a Lagos hospital.

    He was aged 91.

    He hailed from Isara in Ogun

  • Leave Amaechi alone – APC tells Afenifere

    Leave Amaechi alone – APC tells Afenifere

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, to leave the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, alone.

    Afenifere had three days ago asked Amaechi and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, to resign as a result of the allegations that they attempted to bribe judges.

    The group had maintained that this was necessary for to allow for proper and effective investigation into the matter.

    But the APC in […]

  • Afenifere demands Amaechi, Onu’s resignation

    Afenifere demands Amaechi, Onu’s resignation

    Afenifere, the pan Yoruba socio-political group, has asked Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, to step down from office over allegation of attempting to bribe judges.

    Also, the mainstream Yoruba organisation warned Fulani herdsmen against attacking Ekiti State over the law enacted by the state government banning grazing activities in the state.

    The spokesperson for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who briefed reporters yesterday after the monthly meeting held in the house of the group’s […]

  • Bribery scandal: Afenifere asks Buhari’s ministers to resign

    Bribery scandal: Afenifere asks Buhari’s ministers to resign

    It was gathered that the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has declared that there should be no cover up in the war ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria, saying any political office holder involved in the act of corruption should be made to face the wrath of the law.

    Specifically, the group said the minsters currently serving in the cabinet of President Muhamadu Buhari who had been mentioned recently for allegedly attempting to pervert justice should resign and face prosecution .

    This was […]

  • Arrest of judges: Nigeria has returned to military era – Afenifere, others

    Arrest of judges: Nigeria has returned to military era – Afenifere, others

    It was gathered that the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, lawyers and some human rights groups have strongly kicked against the recent invasion of the homes of judges and the arrest of over four of them by the Department of State Services.

    According to them, the actions of the DSS showed that Nigeria had returned to the harsh military era, including the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari in 1984.

    It was gathered that some gun-wielding DSS and police operatives had on Friday night […]

  • Afenifere, PDP, others set agenda for Buhari

    Afenifere, PDP, others set agenda for Buhari

    It was gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party and civil rights groups on Saturday advised the All Progressives Congress’ government of President Muhammadu Buhari on how to move the nation forward.

    The opposition party and the groups spoke on the nation’s 56th Independence Day anniversary and various challenges facing the country.

    The National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said Nigeria had entered a terminal crisis.

    He stated, “The first and clear agenda is nationhood which his (Buhari) anniversary […]

  • We need restructuring, not breakup – Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell Ango Abdullahi

    We need restructuring, not breakup – Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell Ango Abdullahi

    The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has condemned the call for the country to break up, saying the statement credited to Prof. Ango Abdullahi, is unpatriotic.

    The Secretary-General of the group, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, while speaking on Thursday, said there was no need for the country to break up before its problem could be resolved.

    But the National Publicity secretary of the Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, told Abdullahi, a former education minister, that the Yoruba were not afraid of the country breaking up.

    Odumakin, […]

  • Buhari right for ordering NNPC to explore oil in North, says Afenifere

    Buhari right for ordering NNPC to explore oil in North, says Afenifere

    The pan-Yoruba socio cultural organisation, Afenifere, has declared that there was nothing wrong with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directing the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to explore oil in the north-eastern part of the country.

    The group said the development would serve as a boost to the nation’s economy.

    The Secretary-General of the association, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa in a statement on Tuesday said it would be part of the restructuring which the association had been campaigning for.

    He said, “There is nothing wrong if […]

  • 2016 Budget padding has rubbished Buhari’s anti- corruption fight – Afenifere

    2016 Budget padding has rubbished Buhari’s anti- corruption fight – Afenifere

    buhariPan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has criticized some members of the National Assembly over the alleged padding of the 2016 budget currently rocking the Green Chambers.

    In a communiqué issued in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday, Afenifere wondered why some lawmakers despite the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government still engaged in corrupt activities.

    According to the communiqué read by the group’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, “We are miffed that in the midst of anti-corruption going on, people still […]

  • Nigeria’s economic problems will end when FG stops giving bail-out funds to state governments, says Afenifere

    Nigeria’s economic problems will end when FG stops giving bail-out funds to state governments, says Afenifere

    The pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has called on the Federal Government to stop issuing bail-out funds to state governments, canvassing a second look at the revenue allocation formula.

    Afenifere, in a communiqué by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, maintained that a restructuring of the existing system of governance is the only solution to the current economic crises bedeviling the country.

    The communiqué was read yesterday by Odumakin at the end of the group’s monthly meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

    According to […]