YORUBA LEADERSHIP CRISIS, AFENIFERE MEETS AKINTOYE

Peter Dada, Akure The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Saturday, met with the new Yoruba leader, Prof. Banji Akintoye, on his election. Akintoye was elected as the leader of Yoruba a few days ago in Ibadan by a group but this was greeted with criticisms. The meeting was held behind closed doors at the residence of the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Some of the chieftains of the group at the meeting, according to a source, included Pa Ayo Adebanjo; the Secretary-General of the…

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AFENIFERE REACTS TO JUNAID MOHAMMED CALLING THEM ‘NOISEMAKERS’

THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, yesterday, berated a Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, for describing leaders of the group as noisemakers. Mohammed, in an interview with a national newspaper (not Vanguard), had accused some leaders of Afenifere of making provocative statements. He said the Yoruba leaders learned no lesson from the Biafran war, describing them as “noisemakers” who will be the first to flee if war breaks out. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, described Mohammed’s remarks as unfortunate, saying “Dr. Junaid Mohammed is the greatest noise…

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AFENIFERE LEADER, FASORANTI’S SON GIVES ACCOUNT HOW HIS SISTER WAS KILLED ALONG ORE ROAD

Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, has given an account of how Funke Olakunrin, his sister, was killed in Ondo State. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers. Kehinde speaking to reporters in Akure said that the tragic incident occurred hours after she visited her 93-year-old father, who had not fully recovered from the death of one of his daughters. According to him, his sister could…

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KILLING OF AFENIFERE LEADER’S DAUGHTER, DECLARATION OF WAR ON YORUBALAND – ODUMAKIN

Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson for Afenifere says the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin is a declaration of war on Yoruba people. Odumakin said herdsmen attacked and killed Mrs Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on the Benin-Ore road. Odumakin said: “When they started with the kidnapping process, they started with Olu Falae, a prominent leader in Akure. “Whether deliberately or intentionally, this is clearly a declaration of war on the Yoruba. They shall hear from the Yoruba nation.” He also condemned the incessant attacks…

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ATIKU MOURNS AS AFENIFERE DAUGHTER IS KILLED BY HERDSMEN, SEE HER PIX

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has reacted through his Twitter handle to the death of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen. According to sources, the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the herdsmen. Atiku said: “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the Chairman of Afenifere. This is one death too many. “I call on the…

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RADIO FOR HERDSMEN, SIGN OF ANOTHER CIVIL WAR SAYS AFENIFERE

A Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has called on the federal government to urgently address the growing trend of insecurity in the country, particularly the attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen within the South West states, which the group stated that it was targeted primarily at non-Fulanis. The group made this comment at a meeting on Monday at the residence of its National Leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Afenifere stated that the alleged backing of the herdsmen by government portends danger to the existence of the…

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IT’S SHAMEFUL FOR PRESIDENCY TO COMPARE MIYETTI ALLAH WITH AFENIFERE, OHANEZE – TUNDE BAKARE

Ademola Oni Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, described as shameful the Presidency’s attempt to put herders’ group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, on the same social status as the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural bodies, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively. Bakare made his position known in a sermon in the church in Ogba, Lagos State. He said it was more shameful for the Presidency to exclude the North’s socio-cultural organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, from its illogical comparison. Speaking on “The sign…

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WHY WE SAID MIYETTI ALLAH ARE LIKE AFENIFERE, OHANEZE- PRESIDENCY

The Presidency has reacted to a controversy that followed its spokesperson’s comment likening the group, Miyetti Allah, to Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had said that the herders’ group should not be criminalised and should be seen by Nigerians like the socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohaneze Ndigbo. He said this on Thursday on Channels TV, according to The Cable. In their separate reactions, the groups condemned Mr Garba’s comments and criticised the Buhari administration’s decision to dialogue with Miyetti Allah, an organisation many accuse of…

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