Afenifere warns FG against sweeping Mainagate under the carpet

By Dayo Johnson akure—THE pan  Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has called for the prosecution of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina and officials involved in his recall, reinstatement and promotion warning against sweeping the “Mainagate under the carpet.” It also faulted the recent military exercise in the South […]

IPOB hails Afenifere, Yoruba Council of Elders, others

…For condemning Army, classification as terrorists By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB yesterday expressed its confidence in the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yoruba Elders Council and other outspoken leaders from the South West, for their firm and decisive stance against the alleged overwhelming tide of tyrannical oppression and genocide against the […]

Afenifere, Ijaw, ECA hail Tinubu on restructuring

…He’s frustrated within APC— Junaid By Emmanuel Aziken, Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu & Gbenga Oke LAGOS—Strong support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s call for restructuring came from across the geopolitical divide, yesterday, with friends and foes saying his endorsement for power shift from the federal level to states had made the issue imperative. Political […]

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 […]