Category Archives: afenifere

Appointments in NNPC: Ohanaeze, Afenifere, PANDEF, senators, others kick

•Urge President Buhari to urgently review recent appointments •It’s worse than quit notice to Igbo — Owie •We are not surprised — Senators, PNDPC, IYC, others LAGOS—Allegations of ethnic and religious bias in appointments into top management positions in the nation’s cash cow, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, drew the ire of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, […]

As Buhari resumes PDP, Afenifere, youth groups renew demand for restructuring

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Dapo Akinrefon and Dirisu Yakubu •Arewa youths want restructuring after 2019 polls •S-West leaders meet, fix restructuring rally for Sept ABUJA—Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s expected resumption today, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and some other youth groups, yesterday, tasked the president to quickly address […]

Afenifere berates Osinbajo over comment on Awolowo

By Dapo Akinrefon THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has berated the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for allegedly making dismissive comments on late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s famous reference to Nigeria as not being a nation, but a “mere geographical expression” noting that Osinbajo’s remarks are strange, misguided and unfortunate on a number of fronts. Osinbajo […]

Afenifere lauds S-West govs on integration

…Says Ambode driving regional devt By Dapo Akinrefon lagos—Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere has commended Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and his counterparts in the South West Geopolitical Zone for taking far reaching decisions targeted at promoting integration for the region. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the Group, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, […]

Aisha’s comments: Senate, Afenifere, others express concern

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Henry Umoru, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Levinus Nwabughiogu & Dirisu Yakubu LAGOS—The metaphoric depiction of hyenas and jackals riding roughshod over other animals is reflective of a divided Presidency, the Senate, Afenifere, and stakeholders from across the country said, yesterday. Among those who joined the Senate and Afenifere to comment […]

Restructure Nigeria before it’s too late —Afenifere

By Dapo Akinrefon THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has restated its call on the need for the Federal Government to restructure the country saying Nigeria has entered a terminal crisis. From left; Mr. Sehinde Arogbofa, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere Leader and Host, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Chief Olu Falae during an emergency meeting of Afenifere […]

The North cannot hold Nigeria hostage – Afenifere, Ohanaeze

•I don’t understand what they mean by restructuring – Oyegun By Emeka Mamah, Wale Akinola, Dapo Akinrefon & Yinka Ajayi The controversy over the restructuring of Nigeria has continued with Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-
 political group, asking northern leaders opposed to restructuring not to hold the country hostage. L-R; Former IG of Police, Alh Ibrahim […]

Buhari, el-Rufai, Lai Mohammed, others against Nigeria’s restructuring – Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said that a census of Nigerians against restructuring to quell the various agitations and correct the marginalisation in the country are “President Buhari, el-Rufai, Ango Abdullahi, Lai Mohammed and Tanko Yakassai.” The Yoruba group said this in reaction to a statement credited to Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir […]

Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, others welcome IBB’s call for restructuring of Nigeria

By Emmanuel Aziken, Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu & Gbenga Oke Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, retd. yesterday, called for the immediate restructuring of the country on the basis of a growing national consensus to redefine the connections that bind the country. Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangidaduring prayers to mark his […]

President’s audio tape sparks controversy as PDP, Afenifere, others react

By Emmanuel Aziken, Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, Simon Ebegbulem LAGOS—The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Afenifere and other major stakeholders, yesterday, reacted to the presidency’s release of an audio tape to debunk insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari had lost his ability to speak properly. While stakeholders from across the country generally welcomed the audio, […]