• Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    Rig Ondo State governorship election and see the dogs of war – Fani-Kayode warns INEC, APC

    A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against rigging Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo state.

    Fani-Kayode told the electoral umpire that any attempt to rig the Ondo election just like it did in Edo State would be consequential.

    The outspoken PDP chieftain while congratulating the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the poll, urged the people of the Ondo to come out enmasse and vote for […]

  • Trump will stop Buhari from Islamizing Nigeria, says Fani-Kayode

    Trump will stop Buhari from Islamizing Nigeria, says Fani-Kayode

    Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has stated the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America would help to truncate President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged Islamic agenda.

    Fani, while congratulating Trump, said he was confident the businessman would team up with Russian President, Vladmir Putin, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Nethanyahu, to curb terrorism worldwide.

    Fani-Kayode said, “Those that came to power last year on the mantle of Islamic domination, religious intolerance and racial discrimination […]

  • How suspected Boko Haram members protected me in prison – Fani-Kayode explains

    How suspected Boko Haram members protected me in prison – Fani-Kayode explains

    A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, says he was protected by Boko Haram suspects during his four-day detention at Kuje Prison.

    Fani-Kayode said this in an article titled, ‘Head bloodied but not bowed and the ascension of President-Elect Donald Trump’ on Wednesday.

    The ex-minister said he spent over two weeks in the underground cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission without being interrogated.

    He said he was then transferred to Kuje Prison where he was kept in a cell along […]

  • I’m glad to be out of Kuje Prison – Fani Kayode

    I’m glad to be out of Kuje Prison – Fani Kayode

    Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who has been in detention for the past 24 days, yesterday, regained his freedom.

    Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign team of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was released after he perfected the bail conditions handed to him by the Abuja Federal High Court. He is answering to a five-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    The charge borders on alleged N26million fraud. Trial Justice […]

  • Judge knocks EFCC for re-arresting Fani-Kayode in court

    Judge knocks EFCC for re-arresting Fani-Kayode in court

    Justice Sule Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos Monday expressed displeasure with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for re-arresting former Minister of Aviation Chief Femi Fani-Kayode within the court premises.

    Fani-Kayode was arraigned along with former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman on a 17-count charge of laundering about N4.6billion. They pleaded not guilty.

    They were charged along with former Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and ex-Chairman of Kagarko Local Government […]

  • Fani-Kayode released after 24 days in detention

    Fani-Kayode released after 24 days in detention

    Former spokesperson of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been released from detention at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC cell and Kuje prison after spending twenty-four days in these places.

    Fani-Kayode who was released Monday said he gave thanks to God and Nigerians who were with him during the travail.

    A statement in Abuja Monday by his Media Advisor, Jude Ndukwe read thus, “After 24 days in detention at the EFCC and Kuje prison and after […]

  • Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    Court grants Fani-Kayode N50 million bail

    James Tsoho, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, bail in the sum of N50m, and one surety in like sum.

    In his ruling on Thursday, Tsoho held that the offence Fani-Kayode was alleged to have committed was a bailable one.
    He, therefore, granted the defendant bail as requested by Afedayo Adedipe (SAN), his counsel.

    However, he ruled that Fani-Kayode be remanded in prison until he perfected his bail condition.

    The Economic […]

  • EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode over fresh money laundering charges

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly receiving N26m from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

    Some fresh money laundering charges were last month filed against Fani-Kayode by the EFCC before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

    Fani-Kayode is the sole defendant in the fresh charges numbered, FHC/ABJ/CR/140/2016, before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

    The EFCC in the […]

  • Governor Fayose condemns Fani-Kayode’s prolonged detention by EFCC

    Governor Fayose condemns Fani-Kayode’s prolonged detention by EFCC

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the continuous detention of former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    He described Fani-Kayode’s detention as unlawful and an act against democracy.

    After visiting the former minister at the EFCC office in Abuja, Governor Fayose asked the Federal Government to uphold justice and the fundamental human rights of its citizens.

    “I just want to say that deliberate incarceration of people, especially on matters that are bailable is not […]

  • Fayose visits Fani-Kayode in EFCC cell

    Fayose visits Fani-Kayode in EFCC cell

    Governor Ayo Fayose on Tuesday visited the detained former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, an aide has said.

    Jude Ndukwe, Mr. Fani-Kayode’s media adviser, said Mr. Fayose arrived at the EFCC facility in Abuja where the ex-minister is being detained. He said the governor spent more than two hours chatting with him.

    “The governor visited Fani-Kayode in EFCC custody on Tuesday afternoon and spent quite some time encouraging him,” Mr. Ndukwe said.

    An EFCC […]

  • EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    EFCC bars Fani-Kayode, Mohammed, other detainees from calls, receiving visitors

    It was gathered that the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed a ban on solidarity visits to, and phone calls by suspects in the Commission’s detention facilities.

    It was learnt that the said ban on visits and phone calls was conveyed in a circular from the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

    Sources who confirmed the development, said it followed the recent visits of prominent personalities to former Director of Media, Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign […]