Oyo: Court declares ‘Yoruba nation’ agitation legal

An Oyo State High Court, presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola, on Friday, made a declaration that campaigns for self-determination by people in Nigeria is legal and a fundamental human right.  Delivering judgment in a suit filed against the Federal Government by Chief Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, Justice Akintola said with the combined provisions of international and domestic laws, Nigerians, including Igboho, had the unquestionable and inalienable fundamental right to campaign and agitate for self-determination.  Respondents in the suit were the Attorney-General of the Federation, the State Security…

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Igboho court judgment: “We’ll appeal N20bn damages against DSS” – Malami

The Federal Government says it will appeal the judgment which awarded N20 billion in damages against the Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), and the Department of State Service, (DSS), following the raid on the residence of Sunday Adeyemo, a self-styled Yoruba nation agitator, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. The AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), announced the FG’s decision while speaking on the development in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, yesterday. The suit, bordering on fundamental human rights, was brought by Igboho. The court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, awarded N20…

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Igboho: Yoruba nation rally may resume today

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume their secessionist agitation for a Yoruba nation protest today, Saturday. The Nation learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, in a broadcast, disclosed that the rally would take place at the hometown of his embattled principal. Igboho, who was first detained in the Republic of Benin,  at the Brigade économique et financière (BEF), is at Prison Civile de Cotonou — Cotonou Civil…

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“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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Republic of Benin court sends Igboho to prison, rejects extradition request

The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has decided to detain Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Igboho, in prison custody, pending further investigation. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC)), the court rejected Nigeria’s request for his immediate extradition of Igboho. The Court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00am, began sitting at 5p.m after the Police ejected Igboho’s supporters and journalists. The BBC reported that the session lasted till about midnight, when the court decided to hold Igboho in prison. According to the report, the Police had brought Igboho…

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Igboho: Olubadan’s delegation, others shut out, as trial continues ‘closed door’

The trial of self-styled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, continued yesterday behind ‘closed door’, with journalists and his supporters shut out. It was gathered that his supporters thronged the  Cour D’Appel De Cotonou, where he is being tried, but they were not allowed to gain entrance. The report said Igboho’s supporters, which included the delegation sent by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji were not allowed into the court’s premises. Recall that Igboho was arrested by Interpol along with his wife on July 20, while trying to board a plane…

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Igboho: ‘Yoruba leaders working behind the scene for his release’ — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday said that South-West leaders are working behind the scenes to ensure the release of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho. It would be recalled that Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic, last Monday, while he was about to board a plane to Germany, and is currently facing trial in Benin Court over extradition to Nigeria. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the remark while answering questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote at the Ikoyi polling unit, during the local…

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Court adjourns Igboho’s case to Monday as FG fails to file extradition charges

Hearing in the immigration-related case filed against the self-styled Yoruba nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, has been adjourned to Monday, July 26. The court, on Thursday, evening ordered that Igboho be remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou pending the submission of charges by the Federal Government. Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, on Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany. The Media Communications Secretary of the Yoruba self-determination groups’…

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‘Sunday Igboho not yet released’ – Aide

Contrary to earlier reports that the self-styled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been released by the authorities of Benin Republic, his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, has denied such. Recall that there were reports on social media that Igboho who was arrested in Cotonou on Monday night, alongside his wife, has been released and was on his way to Germany. However, when contacted by newsmen yesternight, Koiki said the report is untrue as nothing of such happened. “Please disregard the report. There is nothing as…

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Breaking: Sunday Igboho regains freedom, flees from Benin

The self-styled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has reportedly regained his freedom. This was made known in a statement by the ‘Yoruba Nation Global Directorate’, signed by its Director, Princess Adeola Atayero Olamijulo. According to reports, Igboho regained his freedom on Tuesday afternoon following his release by the government of the Benin Republic. Princess Adeola Atayero Olamijulo expressed appreciation to the government and people of Benin Republic for their intervention in the release of the human rights activist. The statement, released by the group’s Directorate…

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