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I Will Restructure Nigeria After Reclaiming Stolen Mandate – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the February 23 presidential election, has reassured Nigerians that he would restructure the country after reclaiming his stolen mandate. Recall that Atiku had among other promises anchored his campaign on the need to restructure the country during his electioneering campaign across the country Atiku stated this when he met behind closed doors with the leaders of Southern and Middlebelt Forum in the Abuja home of a former Federal!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Can We Escape This Gathering Storm? By Nnia Nwodo

Forty-eight hours after our elections, we still have no results. There is hardly any voter in Nigeria, who does not know the results of elections in his polling booth. The INEC server is down, yanked off by INEC. Conflicting results dominate the social media. The two major national parties claim contradictory victories. Returning officers in Rivers and Imo claim to be under siege, being executed by a minister and a governor respectively. Igbos in Lagos are being threatened for exercising their civic rights to vote. This…

Afenifere Slams ‘Sinking’ Political Godfathers Over Attack On Igbo Voters In Lagos

The Afenifere socio-political organization has slammed those it described as “sinking political godfathers” and security agencies over the alleged attack on Igbo voters in Lagos State during the presidential and National Assembly elections that held on Saturday. There had been reports that thugs who paraded themselves as members of the Yoruba nationalist organization, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), attacked Lagos residents of the Ndigbo extraction yesterday to deny them the opportunity to exercise their constitutional…

CJN Onnoghen: Fani-Kayode, Odumakin Drag EFCC To Court

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and the spokesman of Pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Chief Yinka Odumakin have dragged the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to a Federal High Court. The duo dragged the anti-graft agency to court following a threat by the EFCC to arrest and detain them for alleging the agency raided the resident of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. Also joined in the suit are the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPS).…

Onnoghen: EFCC Invites Fani-Kayode, Odumakin Over ‘False Report’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, Wednesday, invited former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and Afenifere chieftain and activist Yinka Odumakin to answer questions over a false report they had circulated. Fani-Kayode had posted a tweet on Tuesday that EFCC operatives had surrounded the residence of the Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen while Odumakin, posted a video saying he had learnt of the EFCC’s move against the CJN. Spokesperson for the anti-graft office, Tony Orilade, in his reaction,…

2019: Yoruba Not Stupid, Won’t Fall For ‘Buhari’s Fake Integrity,’ Tinubu Told

A stalwart of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said the South West will not fall again for the 'fake Integrity' the All Progressives Congress (APC) attached to President Muhammadu Buhari’s name in 2015. Adebanjo, who directed the statement to APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said the Yoruba people wouldn’t be stupid again to vote President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election because they are now aware that the president is allegedly “fake”. The Afenifere chieftain…

Osun Polls: Afenifere Suspends Omisore For Supporting APC Candidate

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has suspended the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore. Omisore was suspended for supporting candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the rerun stage of the election. His suspension was decided at the group’s monthly meeting on Tuesday in Akure, and conveyed by via a communique issued at the end of the meeting and read by a chieftain of the group, Korede Duyile. Recall that Omisore, a chieftain…

Atiku, Godsend To Rescue Nigeria From Buhari’s ‘Dark, Dangerous’ Regime – Coalition

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), which is the brainchild of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a blessing sent by God to put an end to the “dark and dangerous” regime of President Muhmmadu Buhari in 2019. The group’s position was made known by its Director of Media and Public Communications, Akin Osunkotun, who stated this following the endorsement of Atiku for president on Friday by Obasanjo. Osuntokun said, “The Buhari surrogates who have been frothing…

2019: Atiku’s Reaction After Obasanjo Called Him ‘President-to-be’

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to his endorsement for the 2019 presidency by his former boss and erstwhile president, Olusegun Obasanjo. In a turn of events on Thursday, Obasanjo, who had sworn severally not to ever endorse Atiku for president, however had a change of heart after receiving some stakeholders comprising of religious leaders and social political groups, at his Ota residence in Ogun State. Among those who accompanied Atiku to beg Obasanjo to support his 2019 presidential ambition…

Afenifere Blasts Buhari Over Anti-Corruption Claim

A leading Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has insinuated that President Muhammadu Buhari lied when he claimed that his administration has curbed corruption. “We are making progress in the fight against corruption and recovery of stolen public funds and assets despite vicious and stiff resistance. The shameful past practice, of the brazen theft of billions of Naira is no more. Shady oil deals and public contracts that were never delivered have become things of the past,” Buhari had said in his speech. But…
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