“Apologise for your ill-advised comparison of Igboho to Moses, Prophet Muhammad” – MURIC warns Afenifere

The Muslim Rights Concern group(MURIC), has demanded for an unreserved apology from Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural group,  comparing Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho, to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Afenifere had compared Igboho’s current travail in Benin Republic to that of Prophet Muhammad in Madinah. In a press release issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said Afenifere’s statement was not only sacrilegious but outrageous and audacious, and advised Afenifere to compare Igboho to any of the Yoruba heroes, if they must idolise him. The Afenifere socio-cultural group had compared Igboho’s current…

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Nigeria may not survive beyond this year’ — Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said the signs of the end of Nigeria is very clear, but said the Buhari administration still has the chance to avert the looming catastrophe by yielding to the demands of agitators in the country particularly, the demand to restructure the country. Afenifere, which made this known on Sunday, as part of the resolutions of its Executive Council, after reviewing recent developments in the country, at its meeting held at the Lagos residence of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said Nigeria may not…

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Insecurity/Secession agitations: ACF to meet Ohanaeze, Afenifere

…Asks Igbo leaders to stop killings of northerners in S/East The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has said it is planning to meet with leaders of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Afenifere and South-South groups, in the wake of agitations for the break-up of Nigeria and other security concerns. It, however, in the interim assured the security of Ibos living in the North and called on the South-East leaders to equally stop daily attacks and killing of ordinary northerners living and doing business in the South-East. These were contained in a communique issued…

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“Give us new Constitution before 2023 to avert Nigeria’s drift to anarchy” —Afenifere, Ohanaeze, MBF, others tell FG

Some of the nation’s apex socio-cultural organisations, the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle-Belt Forum, and the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, yesterday urged the Federal Government to give the country a ‘new people-oriented federal Constitution’ before the 2023 elections to avert Nigeria’s drift towards another civil war and forceful disintegration. The organisations stated this in a communique issued at the end of an inter-ethnic peace dialogue, with the theme: ‘Restructuring and 2023 Power-Shift: Nigeria’s Make or Break Factor for Political Survival’, convened by Comrade Kennedy Iyere, and organised in Abuja by Youths Off The Street…

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Ekweremadu, South, Middle-Belt Leaders, others mourn Odumakin

The demise of the spokesman of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has continued to elicit messages of grief with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, expressing shock at his untimely death. A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) yesterday, recalled that Odumakin was also spokesman to the then Gen Buhari in 2011, when he ran for President on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), now defunct. The President recalled…

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“Tinubu is not the leader of Yoruba people” – Afenifere

The National Publicity Secretary of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, yesterday said All Progressives Congress, (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is not the focal leader of the Yoruba people. Picture caption: Yinka Odumakin Odumakin, who spoke during an interview programme, said the Afenifere has not endorsed Tinubu, the Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, or any non-Yoruba aspirant for the 2023 presidency” The Afenifere spokesman also claimed that the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church in Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, still wants to run for president in 2023, adding that the…

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Zoning: Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others attack Mamman Daura over 2023 Presidency

Nnia Nwodo, the President-General of Igbo apex socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to statement attributed to Mallam Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousin, and a person considered to be the head of the presidential ‘cabal.’ Mamman Daura   in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service was quoted to have said that the election of the president in 2023 should not be based on zoning but on competence. According to him, the zoning formula which had been adopted since 1999 in the election of the country’s leader, has failed. However,…

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