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Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Mocks Pastor Adeboye Over the Death of his Son
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Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, Mocks Pastor Adeboye Over the Death of his Son

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, has mocked the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the sudden death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. Pastor Dare, 42, died in his sleep in his home in Eket, Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday, May 4. In a live session on Facebook with his publicist, Olayomi Koiki, Igbogho did not mince words as he mocked Adeboye over his loss. According to the activist, Adeboye who is an elder states man in Yorubaland has been silent as Fulanis have continued to kill men and women in Yoruba land.  He said he would not ''greet''  or sympathize with Adeboye because the clergyman doesn't support the call for a Yoruba nation. “Has Baba supported the Yoruba nation that we will now be greeting him? We don’t nee...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
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IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho
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Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho

Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has explained why he did not accept an invitation by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. In a press statement issued by Igboho's media aide, Olayomi Koiki, a letter was sent on Thursday to his boss via a courier service and another with about 15 police officers. Olayomi explained that both were not received by Igboho's security operatives due to safety reasons as such a letter had purportedly led to the death of Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa. The statement read, “We would like to tell the international communities and every Nigerian that this morning 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security operatives. “Later arou...
‘We’ve Invested So Much In Nigeria’ – Yoruba Elders Disown Igboho Over Secession
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‘We’ve Invested So Much In Nigeria’ – Yoruba Elders Disown Igboho Over Secession

Kunle Olajide, secretary-general of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), says Sunday Adeyemo, a Yoruba youth leader popularly known as Sunday Igboho, does not represent the Yoruba people in his call for secession. Igboho had recently said Yoruba is no longer part of Nigeria, calling on people of the ethnic group residing in the north to go back home. Speaking with TheCable on Wednesday, Olajide said Nigeria would be stronger if it remained as a unit. He said the Yoruba people had invested so much in Nigeria’s formation and unity, and it would be unwise for them to seek secession. Olajide said: “It is his (Igboho’s) personal desire but the present circumstances in our nation do not favour and will not make it achievable, and the fact that Yorubas have invested so much in the unit...
Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu
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Secession Must Be By Consensus – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said the people’s consensus rather than individual’s agitation will determine the success of any secession bid. He explained that few people can’t declare the establishment of the “Yoruba nation” without considering the general interest of the South-west. The governor spoke on Wednesday when he featured on a Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation. Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho), had declared that the Southwest would no longer be part of Nigeria with the establishment of “Yoruba Nation”. Akeredolu said: “It is a group of individuals who are raising this issue; they are entitled to it. Everybody is entitled to his own position. But when you come to the issue of nation or you want to leave...
Igboho Denies Plan To Attack Alake Of Egbaland
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Igboho Denies Plan To Attack Alake Of Egbaland

Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from a statement that angry Yoruba youth would invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo. Igboho’s spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, had in a viral video, threatened the Oduduwa agitators would soon attack the monarch in his palace and other traditional rulers unsupportive of their agitation. But Igboho’s Senior Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dapo Salami, said the statement was made solely by Koiki. The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had last week, warned that it was in the best interest of all Nigerians to remain one, regardless of the current challenges. The monarch said Nigeria could not afford another civil war nor could any nation absorb the hu...
Igboho’s Aide, Olayomi Koiki Storms Lagos Streets, Canvasses For Creation Of Yoruba Nation
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Igboho’s Aide, Olayomi Koiki Storms Lagos Streets, Canvasses For Creation Of Yoruba Nation

Olayomi Koiki, an aide to Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), has stormed the Agege axis of Lagos State to canvass support for the movement for the establishment of the Yoruba nation. On Sunday, Koiki shared a live Facebook video of himself at Agege where he was seen sensitising Nigerians to the impotance of having the Yoruba nation and why it should secede from the country, alleging the various inequalities in the system. He said in the video: "According to the amalgamation of 1914, after 100 years, we can all go our separate ways, that 100 years has been completed since 2014, why are we still together? Check the N100 note, it is stated there that the amalgamation ends in 2014, it has been over 7 years we have been suffering now, no jobs, the government of this coun...
Alake Of Egbaland Tackles Igboho, Others, Warns Against Calls For Breakup
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Alake Of Egbaland Tackles Igboho, Others, Warns Against Calls For Breakup

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has appealed to those calling for Nigeria's secession to shelve the idea. The monarch warned that those beating the drum of war in Nigeria are calling for chaos in the country and in Africa at large. Oba Gbadebo spoke when he played host to the National President of the National Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Musa Maitakobi, the Chairman of RTEAN in Ogun State, Titilayo Akibu, and other members of the association in his palace in Ake, Abeokuta. The visit was part of activities marking the first anniversary of Akibu as the state chairman of RTEAN in Ogun state. Alake's statement was against the declaration of Yoruba nation and South-West secession from Nigeria by a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly calle...
DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho
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DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho

RE – SUNDAY IGBOHO APPREHENDS ALLEGED SOLDIERS, ACCUSES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPYING ON HIM 1. The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a trending video clip on the Social Media, and some other media reports with the above headline, alleging that some Nigerian Military personnel were on a spying mission to the residence of one Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as “Sunday Igboho” before they were apprehended. 2. In the viral video which was released on Friday 19 March 2021, the alleged “soldiers” were seen being accused of having been sent by the Government to do a ‘survey’ of Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The self acclaimed ‘Yoruba activist’ also alleged that the action of the so-called “soldiers” was orchestrated by the Federal Gov...
Agitate For Oodua Nation Within Ambit Of Law, YCE Cautions Igboho, Others
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Agitate For Oodua Nation Within Ambit Of Law, YCE Cautions Igboho, Others

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, appealed to rights activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday ‘Igboho’, and other youths to let agitation for an independent Oodua nation be within the ambit of the law. It would be recalled that Adeyemo had, on Wednesday, during a press conference organised by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-determination (NINAS) in Ibadan, said there was no basis for a continued one Nigeria but an independent Yoruba nation. Igboho also said he would open all South-West borders for goods to come in. Chairman of NINAS, Prof. Banji Akintoye, also spoke at the press conference. Reacting, however, Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide, appealed to the Yoruba freedom fighter to operate within the law. Olajide ...
We Have Declared Yoruba Sovereignty— Professor Banji Akintoye
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We Have Declared Yoruba Sovereignty— Professor Banji Akintoye

Popular Yoruba Historian, Banji Akintoye alongside freedom fighter Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) have declared the sovereignty of the Yoruba nation. In a video circulating the social media, Akintoye and Igboho, along with some Yoruba leaders stated that the Yoruba nation could be independent and yet, thrive. Akintoye said the most important thing for the Yoruba nation is to learn to work towards its sovereignty. According to him, this is not a time to discuss issues surrounding restructuring, resource control or a new constitution but rather to secede from Nigeria. He urged all Yoruba patriots to work together for the independence of the Yoruba nation, urging the young ones not to involve violence but peaceful deliberations. “We have declared that sovereignty now but we must w...
Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction
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Fresh Crisis Brews In Igangan As Herdsmen Resume Farm Destruction

Fresh crisis appears to be brewing in the Ibarapaland area of Oyo State, following the return of Fulani herdsmen to the area and the alleged destruction of farms in the area. Fulani herdsmen had, in January, migrated out of Igangan and other communities in Ibarapa, Oyo State, following the eviction notice given to Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, by Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Igboho. Farmers in Igangan, however, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the herdsmen had not only started returning to the area but that they had allegedly resumed destruction of farms and threatened to attack farmers who resisted them. The Chairman of Real Farmers Association of Nigeria, Igangan branch, Mr. Abiodun Adegoke, in an interview with our correspondent, said some of the cas...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Some Yoruba Politicians Conspired To Get Me Assassinated – Sunday Igboho
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Some Yoruba Politicians Conspired To Get Me Assassinated – Sunday Igboho

A Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, says he remains unflinching in his fight against killer Fulani herdsmen terrorising the South-West region. He also affirmed that he would not allow any Yoruba politicians to sway him with money or material wealth, adding that he was committed to the cause. Igboho said this in a live broadcast on a programme, CityTalks with Reuben Abati, monitored by SaharaReporters on Saturday. Igboho was accosted by security personnel on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday, in a attempt to arrest him. In a viral video of the attempted arrest by the security agents, Igboho and his lieutenants who were on their way to Lagos for a meeting with the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, ...
Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”
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Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho To Launch Campaign Against Beef; “Anything But Cow Day”

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho; the Are Ona Kankanfo, Gani Adams; and the Odua Peoples Congress under the leadership of Prince Segun Osinbote are set to launch a campaign against cows. This is according to an advertorial published in The PUNCH on March 1, 2021. The campaign which is tagged, ‘Anything But Cow Day’, will launch on Friday, March 5, 2021, and is being held in response to the boycott of the South by northern traders. The boycott has entered its 4th day. The campaign, which is themed, ‘A one-day symbolic beef boycott towards terminating the cow pandemic- End COWVID-21’ is expected to trend on Twitter with the #endcowpandemic.org’ and will be streamed live on Odua Peoples Communications Youtube channel. Meanwhile...
Don’t Demonise Sunday Igboho, Akintola Warns Makinde
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Don’t Demonise Sunday Igboho, Akintola Warns Makinde

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Niyi Akintola, has urged Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde not to demonise the Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho,’ but rather be proactive than being reactionary. Akintola, who spoke with journalists, at the weekend, in Ibadan, said it had become rather unfortunate that those who should lead have not been proactive to national issues, but become reactionary to issues. He said: “I gave Makinde advice. I said your Excellency, call this guys (Sunday Igboho and Seriki Fulani). Security vote is not meant for jamboree; it is meant to take care of security and you need to be proactive. “You don’t need to demonise Sunday Igboho, as a drastic event sometimes requires drastic solution. Sunday has hi...
DSS Attack Was An Attempt To Assassinate Me – Sunday Igboho
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DSS Attack Was An Attempt To Assassinate Me – Sunday Igboho

Popular Yoruba rights activist , Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho , says the recent assault on his person by the operatives of the Department of State Services was an attempt to murder him . The activist also said he pulled off his shirt because one of the DSS operatives rough handled him and violently held onto his shirt around his neck area. Igboho stated this on Saturday while featuring on a radio programme, ‘ City Talks with Reuben Abati’. The PUNCH had earlier reported that pandemonium broke out on Friday along the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway when Igboho and his supporters were on their way to meet with 93-year -old Afenifere chieftain , Ayo Adebanjo. In a viral video , a shirtless Igboho was seen with his men daring the security operatives and throwing expleti...
“Invite Gumi & Shekau First Before Disturbing Me” – Sunday Igboho To FG
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“Invite Gumi & Shekau First Before Disturbing Me” – Sunday Igboho To FG

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has advised the Federal Government to channel its energy towards arresting Boko Haram leader, Ibrahim Shekau, and Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been holding meetings with bandits. Igboho said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Friday while reacting to the face-off between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Yoruba rights activist, who has been in the news for serving a quit notice on Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the South-West, said he was never invited before they attempted to arrest him. When asked if he would honour a police invitation, Igboho said, “Go and ask them to invite Gumi and Shekau first before disturbing me. ...
Don’t Touch Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns FG
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Don’t Touch Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu Warns FG

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the alleged attempt by security operatives to arrest Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. The Nation had reported some security operatives attempted to arrest Igboho at Guru Maharaji bus stop on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Reacting to the development, Nnamdi Kanu on his Twitter handle, warned that Sunday Igboho should not be touched. “I condemn in totality the pathetic attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho earlier today. “This is yet another deliberate act of provocation by the Fulani Caliphate. No #Fulani mass murderer, Miyetti Allah or bandit is under arrest. Nigeria is on the brink! Igboho should not be touched,” he warned.
DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK
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DSS, Police, Soldiers Attempt To Arrest Sunday Igboho — FFK

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says there was an attempt by security forces to arrest activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho on Friday. “I just spoke to my brother Sunday Igboho. He told me there was a violent attempt to arrest him this afternoon by a joint team of soldiers, DSS operatives & policemen numbering about 40 on the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway whilst he was on his way to see Baba Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos,” he tweeted. Mr Fani-Kayode condemned the alleged attempt to arrest the activist. “I condemn this attempt to ambush& abduct him. It is not only reckless but also very dangerous. If the security agencies want to see him all they need to do is to invite him to their office. I am not aware of any crime that he has committed & I urge restraint on all...
Sunday Igboho Is A Rascal, Not Fit To Fight Yoruba Battle – Rafiu Kolawole
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Sunday Igboho Is A Rascal, Not Fit To Fight Yoruba Battle – Rafiu Kolawole

Rafiu Kolawole Abdulrasaq, a security expert and former PA (Security) to former Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, former, Chairman FIRMA Lagos and later SURE-P under President Goodluck Jonathan amongst others, speaks with Gboyega Alaka on the ongoing battle against Fulani herdsmen being championed by Sunday Adeyemo (AKA Sunday Igboho), the danger of ethnic profiling, how he once orchestrated Igboho’s arrest back in 2010 and why he is not fit to carry the light for the Yoruba. You have quite a reputation working with politicians, especially in the area of security. Tell us about it. My name is Abdulrasaq Rafiu Kolawole aka OTO (for Authority). I attended St Paul’s Primary School and Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, both in Idi -Oro Mushin; I later attended Olabis...
Sunday Igboho Appoints Olayomi Koiki As Spokesman, Says He Won’t Grant Interviews Again
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Sunday Igboho Appoints Olayomi Koiki As Spokesman, Says He Won’t Grant Interviews Again

Popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has refuted trending reports of civil war attributed to him. Igboho denied calling for any civil war in the interview he granted. He said: “This fight is not about civil war, it is about the killer herdsmen who are killing are people.” Igboho, in the short viral video, also introduced his spokesman, Olayomi Koiki, to speak on his behalf henceforth. He said: “I have been seeing fake news flying here and there, some said I’m not scared of civil war, any news that you see henceforth that is not from Koiki don’t believe it. “Anything Koiki says about me is true because we sleep and wake up together every day.” Igboho said he will no longer grant interviews, stating any news that comes from Koiki is authentic.  ...
Sunday Igboho Warns FG Over Frozen Bank Accounts, Rejects Award By Yoruba Youths
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Sunday Igboho Warns FG Over Frozen Bank Accounts, Rejects Award By Yoruba Youths

The Yoruba activist and warlord, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Ighoho yesterday warned the Federal Government over his frozen bank accounts and rejected award of recognition from the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) . Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) in Ibadan, Igboho had alleged that all his bank accounts have been frozen by the Federal Government due to the fact that some people were collecting donations, saying he had no hands in it. Igboho warned that his accounts have to be unfrozen to avoid nationwide protest by youths across the southwest region. He also frowned against those collecting donations on his behalf, saying that he never asked anybody to request for money from the ge...
You Are Forgiven, Ooni Replies Sunday Igboho
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You Are Forgiven, Ooni Replies Sunday Igboho

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has accepted the apology tendered by popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho. He said Igboho, who apologised on Wednesday in a viral video for declaring the Ooni disappointed Yoruba nation for not speaking the truth on herdsmen killings in South West during a recent visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, is forgiven. Director of Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s palace, Mr Moses Olafare, told The Nation Sunday Igboho remains the son of Ooni. He said: “He has forgiven him as he had tendered an apology via a video clip he produced via social media yesterday evening. “Before tendering the apology, it was the Olugbon of Ile-igbon that first called and informed Arole Oodua on the phone that he had scolded Sunday on ph...
Herders Crisis: Ooni Replies Sunday Igboho
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Herders Crisis: Ooni Replies Sunday Igboho

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has described the comments made against him by the acclaimed Yoruba warlord, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, as irresponsible. In an exclusive telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Ogunwusi, who spoke through his spokesman, Moses Olafare, said the palace was not ready to engage Mr Adeyemo formally on the matter but the issue of the threat of violence against the monarch would be handled appropriately. Mr Adeyemo, while taking part in a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday morning with Nigerians in the diaspora, attacked some South-west leaders including the former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu; Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, and traditional rulers including the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, and the Ooni. He...
Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad
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Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad

Yorubas in the diaspora have opened A GoFundMe Page for controversial activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, saying it was to aid a struggle for the Oduduwa Republic. The campaign is aimed at funding a fleet of vehicles and other equipment for Igboho and his followers, who have been at the forefront of a renewed agitation for the actualisation of Yoruba’s secession from Nigeria. The campaign could add another layer of complication to the raging national conversation about Nigeria’s unity under President Muhammadu Buhari, whose governing style has been evidently sectional and divisive. Already, pro-Biafran sentiments have gained widespread popularity amongst the Igbo ethnic stock occupying the country’s southeast. Igboho has been in the news lately over his campaign to drive Fula...
Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila
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Herdsmen: No Ethnic Group Should Lord Over Others – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala, on Wednesday said federal lawmakers would come up with legislation to address the current unhealthy relationship between herdsmen and their host communities, especially in the South-West. Gbajabiamila disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tension is currently rising in the South-West with Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho asking Fulani herdsmen to leave the zone following cases of kidnapping allegedly traced to some of them. In Ondo State, the state government recently asked herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves within seven days. When asked for his vi...
Sunday Igboho Finally Apologize to  Ooni of Ife
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Sunday Igboho Finally Apologize to Ooni of Ife

Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has apologized to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi over unsavory comments made about him. Igboho had earlier stated that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, disappointed the Yoruba people when he visited the President Muhammadu Buhari and refused to discuss with him issues bothering on killer Fulani Herdsmen ravaging the south west. The activist stated this on Wednesday morning at a virtual Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora, The Punch reports. Igboho said, “The monarchs are now afraid but we must keep praying for them to be united with one voice. They should not be afraid of arrest at their age. Some of them don’t even grant audience at their palaces any longer. So, everything is now in Go...
Ooni Failed Yoruba By Not Telling Buhari Truth About Killer Herdsmen – Igboho
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Ooni Failed Yoruba By Not Telling Buhari Truth About Killer Herdsmen – Igboho

Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, disappointed the Yoruba people when he visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of recent over the herdsmen crisis rocking the South-West region. The activist stated this on Wednesday morning at a virtual ‘Townhall With Yoruba In Diaspora’ monitored by The PUNCH. According to him, the monarch failed to convey the pains and displeasure of the Yoruba people to the President during the visit. The PUNCH had reported that Igboho issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same. Oba Ogunwusi after meeting the President, however, urged Igboho not to take laws into his...
Your Ways May Lead To Tribal War, Set South West On Fire – NANS Cautions Igboho
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Your Ways May Lead To Tribal War, Set South West On Fire – NANS Cautions Igboho

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Ogun State chapter has said the strategy adopted by the Yoruba Rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, in tackling crime in the South West may lead to tribal and inter-ethnic war if not reviewed. The student body has however advised Igboho to change his approach at tackling insecurity in the region in order not to set Southwest on fire and cause anarchy. The body also called on Igboho to dialogue with SouthWest governors, Yoruba leaders, Afenifere members and other stakeholders in ensuring lasting peace in the region. The chairman of NANS, Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Kehinde Damilola Simeon gave the advice during a press conference in Abeokuta, the state capital. Simeon advised the Ogun state...
The Northern Elders Forum Warns Against The Demonization Of Law-Abiding Fulani
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The Northern Elders Forum Warns Against The Demonization Of Law-Abiding Fulani

The forum on Tuesday expressed concerns over the ejection notices issued to Fulani herders, noting that the trend is setting the country on a dangerous path. Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, recently issued an ultimatum to Fulani herders in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo state. Following up on the ultimatum, he visited Ogun state on Monday, vowing to “flush out” killer herdsmen. Reacting to the development, the northern elders called on President Muhammadu Buhari and other security agencies to wade into the matter. “The forum has been receiving reports of attacks on Fulani communities in the south, since the night of Sunday, January 31, and had taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers which these att...
One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire
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One Killed, As Hoodlums Set Seriki Fulani’s House In Eggua, Ogun State On Fire

People suspected to be hoodlums on Monday night set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, killing one person and scores of cows. The attack was allegedly carried out by angry youths who followed the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, to the community. It will be recalled that Sunday Igboho, on Monday, visited the state with a promise to flush out killer-herders. The Seriki’s son, Suleiman Adamu, who disclosed this to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday, said one Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while his father’s settlement was razed down He added that over 40 cows were killed in the attacked. He said, “right now there is tension everywhere. We managed to get our father escap...
I Won’t Help Ayete In Oyo Fight Fulani Herdsmen Except Makinde Invites – Igboho
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I Won’t Help Ayete In Oyo Fight Fulani Herdsmen Except Makinde Invites – Igboho

Popular Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he will not heed calls to help a community in Oyo combat Fulani kidnappers except the state governor gives him approval to do so. SaharaReporters had on Sunday reported that residents of Kajola village in Ayete, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state called on Igboho to come to their rescue and save them from a group of armed Fulani herdsmen headed by one Iskilu Wakil. The villagers had alleged that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village after the villagers served him a notice to quit. The people also said they had been suffering from incessant attacks and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for long, adding that the...
Herdsmen: We Didn’t Seek Sunday Igboho’s Help, Says Ogun
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Herdsmen: We Didn’t Seek Sunday Igboho’s Help, Says Ogun

Ogun State Government has denied insinuations it requested help from popular Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho to tackle the menace of herdsmen killings. Igboho stormed Ogun on Monday afternoon, declaring war on killer herdsmen across the State. Yewa North and Yewa South in Ogun West Senatorial District have been the epicentres of herdsmen attacks, killings, maiming and wanton destruction of farmlands. The Nation had reported soldiers accompanied herdsmen to villages and communities in Ketu where they flogged indigenes for not allowing herdsmen graze on their farmland. Speaking with his supporters at the Ita Oshin junction, Igboho said he was heading to Yewaland to flush out criminal herdsmen. He said: “We observed there is injustice from the ...
Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen
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Sunday Igboho Storms Ogun State To Chase Out Fulani Herdsmen

Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly know as Sunday Igboho on Monday visited Oja-Odan in Yewa area of Ogun State to chase out Fulani herdsmen living in the forest. “We are here today because the Fulani herdsmen are rubbishing our people. Kidnapping our people, slaughtering and raping our aunties,” Igboho said while addressing the people. “I’m in Ogun state right now to come and rescue my people from Fulani kidnapping, Fulani herdsmen, enough is enough for all the Fulani herdsmen in our land. This is our land, this is our nation, Yoruba nation. We don’t want any Fulani herdsmen, we are moving to the forest now to chase all the Fulani herdsmen. To chase all over them away, we don’t them in our land again.” Igboho also hinted that he has the backing of the Ogun State Governme...
Herdsmen Clashes: Akeredolu, Afenifere Criticizes Sharia Council Over Ranching
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Herdsmen Clashes: Akeredolu, Afenifere Criticizes Sharia Council Over Ranching

THE Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, yesterday, called on the South-West governors to provide ranches for herdsmen before banning open grazing, to avoid further crisis, warning that outright banning of open grazing, without an alternative for herdsmen, was an invitation to greater disaster. But the remarks by the Sharia Council, however, generated angry reactions from the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, who described the request as too pedestrian and insulting. This came on a day the Sarkin Fulani of Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu Abdul Kadir, lashed out on Oyo State police command for failing to arrest Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, also known as S...
We Will Evict You If You Cause Trouble In Kwara – Kwara Group To Sarkin Fulani
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We Will Evict You If You Cause Trouble In Kwara – Kwara Group To Sarkin Fulani

A youth group, Kwara South Movement (KSM), has warned the embattled Sarkin Fulani of Oyo State, Saliu Abdulkadri, to be law-abiding during his stay in Kwara State or face another eviction notice. Abdulkadri and his men had moved out of Igangan in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State to Kwara State after the expiration of a seven-day eviction notice by Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho. Igboho had asked all Fulani residents in the area to leave to stop kidnapping allegedly perpetrated in the area by herders linked to the ethnic group. He accused Abdukadir of harbouring the herders allegedly kidnapping and killing residents of the community. KSM, in a statement by its coordinator, Saheed Olayinka Odofin, and secretary, Adeyink...
Sunday Igboho Is Welcome In Ogun State – Remmy Hazzan
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Sunday Igboho Is Welcome In Ogun State – Remmy Hazzan

Remmy Hazzan, Special Adviser on Public Communications to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, is welcome in the state. “Anybody who is hoping to help us with the security situation is welcome. Not only Sunday Igboho, whoever has what it takes to help us get security right is welcome in Ogun State,” Hazzan said on PUNCH Live on Saturday. Residents and some monarchs of Ketu-speaking villages in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state had lamented that they were brutalised by soldiers who escorted herdsmen to graze in their communities. Igboho, who had issued a seven-day quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State and enforced same, had also said he a...
We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow
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We Will Rather Die Than Accept Seriki Fulani Back – Igangan Residents Vow

Residents of Igangan in Ibarapa North-West LCDA of Oyo State have vowed never to allow the now-ejected Seriki Fulani, Abdulkadri Saliu, to return to the community. According to them, accepting the Seriki Fulani back in the town was tantamount to self-suicide, adding that they would rather die than to accept Saliu back in the town. “The entire town would rather go into self-suicide than to accept Seriki back. We would rather lay down our lives than for us and our generations to come to be subjected to the evil reign of Seriki again,” the Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, told The PUNCH on Friday. Oladokun was reacting to a statement made by the Seriki Fulani that he would consider moving back to Igangan. “If given opportunity to return to the community I ...
7 Of My People Were Killed – Seriki Fulani Accuses Igboho Of Leading Oyo Attack
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7 Of My People Were Killed – Seriki Fulani Accuses Igboho Of Leading Oyo Attack

Saliu Abdulkadir, Seriki Fulani of Igangan, has accused Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, of leading the attack which resulted in the destruction of properties in the area. Igboho made the headlines after he issued a quit notice to Fulanis in Ibarapa local government area (LGA). However, things escalated as protesters stormed the Fulani settlement area in Igangan — shortly after Igboho addressed a crowd of his supporters — setting houses and vehicles ablaze. Speaking at a media conference in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, on Thursday, Abdulkadir alleged that seven of his people were killed as a result of the attacks, while two corpses have not yet been found. “I was at home when the area commander of Oyo state called me that they are coming to my hou...
Criminal Herdsmen: Ooni Sends Warning To Sunday Ighoho
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Criminal Herdsmen: Ooni Sends Warning To Sunday Ighoho

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has advised Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, not to take laws into his hands but allow constituted authorities to handle the herdsmen menace. The monarch also warned Sunday Igboho to watch out for politicians seeking to hijack his agitations against killer herdsmen in the region. This is coming after the first class monarch met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors in the Villa on Tuesday. The prominent Yoruba monarch visited Aso Rock, amid heated ethnic tension in Ondo and some parts in Oyo state, generated by the recent locals-Fulani herders’ confrontation. Speaking with the press after the meeting, According to Ooni of Ife, the purpose of his visit is connected with the simmering ethnic tension in some parts of...
Igboho: NBC Warns TV, Radio Stations On Reporting Herdsmen Quit Notice
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Igboho: NBC Warns TV, Radio Stations On Reporting Herdsmen Quit Notice

Amid the quit notices issued to Fulani herdsmen to vacate certain areas in the South-West, the National Broadcasting Commission has warned television and radio stations against broadcasting divisive contents. The warning is stated in a letter titled, ‘Broadcast of Crisis Involving Herdsmen, Caution’, dated January 26, 2021, sent to broadcasters nationwide. The warning after a quit notice issued to Fulani herdsmen by Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, in Oyo State. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State had also asked herdsmen in the state to vacate all forest reserves within a week. The NBC, which is the regulator of the broadcast media, said there was a need for stations to maintain professionalism. The letter read in part, “The National Broadcastin...
All Criminal Herdsmen In Ogun Should Prepare, I’m Coming – Sunday Igboho Warns
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All Criminal Herdsmen In Ogun Should Prepare, I’m Coming – Sunday Igboho Warns

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared Ogun state will be his next destination to flush out criminal herdsmen. In the now-viral video, Igboho stated that he has heard about the criminal activities of herdsmen in the state. The Nation had reported how military men escorted herdsmen to flog residents in some villages in Ogun state for rejecting herders in their midst. He said: “What many people do not know about this whole issue is that it was God that wanted to liberate Ibarapa people from the captivity of herdsmen that I went there. “The suffering that the people of Ibarapa were going through was brought to the fore by the death of Dr. Aborode, Aborode’s death exposed a lot of things going on in that area. “Many who have been kille...
Tinubu Gave Me N2 Million When I Visited Him At Bourdillon – Sunday Igboho
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Tinubu Gave Me N2 Million When I Visited Him At Bourdillon – Sunday Igboho

A popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has narrated his encounter with a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He spoke on Tuesday in an Instagram Live Chat with popular journalist, Dele Momodu. According to Igboho, he met Tinubu during the build-up to a governorship election in Ondo State involving a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko. He said a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, told him that Tinubu requested to see him at his Bourdillon residence in Lagos. Igboho said he travelled to Lagos and met with Tinubu, who persuaded him not to support the Peoples Democratic Party in the election because the party impeached Ladoja as governor of Oyo State in 2006. The activist revealed that Tinubu ...
We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide
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We Know Those Who Burnt Igboho’s House — Igboho’s Media Aide

Salami Oladapo, media aide to Yoruba Freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said that they know the identities of the people who burnt Igboho's house on Tuesday. SaharaReporters had earlier reported that one of the houses of Sunday Igboho was set ablaze in Ibadan, Oyo State. Speaking with SaharaReporters on the phone, Oladapo said: "We know the perpetrators but we won’t disclose yet. If they were strong enough, they should have come to his new house but they dare not. We are looking at the trend of things before we say anything. "No one was injured. We are not going to do anything, we leave it to God. No cause for alarm, we are calm now so we can adequately plan our next move." Earlier on Tuesday, after the arson attack on his house, Igboho s...
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I Can’t Blame Fulani For Burning Down My House – Sunday Igboho

Sunday Igboho has said that he was not in a hurry to blame any individual or group for the arson that razed down his property in Ibadan on Tuesday morning. Sunday Igboho, whose real name is Sunday Adeyemo, said he would allow authorities to conduct investigation into the incident, praising God that there were no injuries or fatalities. “I cannot blame anyone right now for the attack, not even Fulani people,” he said by telephone hours after the attack. “We have to thank God that nobody was killed, it is more important.” A property owned by Sunday Igboho was set ablaze on Tuesday morning in Soka neighbourhood of Ibadan. He told the Gazette he moved out of the property about a year ago to a new property also in Soka. He has been at the centre of a controversial directive f...
Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje
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Herdsmen Attacks Will Stop If Government Is Serious About Ending It – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said youths who gave ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Yorubaland must have acted out frustration after the government repeatedly failed to listen to their cries and save them from incessant attacks from bandits while the perpetrators were also not prosecuted. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday when a popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, alongside his followers, stormed the Fulani settlement in the ancient town to eject Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, and herdsmen accused of perpetrating crimes ranging from kidnappings, killings, rape to invasion of farmlands with their cattle. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Agbaje...
Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare
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Makinde Seek Help, Stop Reacting Out Of Fear Of Your Image – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says the herdsmen crisis in Oyo State is a “serious test” of the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde. In a statement on Monday following clashes between herders and residents of Ibarapa, Mr Dare urged the governor to be more proactive and decisive in handling the situation. Makinde had ordered the arrest of persons calling for herders to leave the town including an activist Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho whose profile has risen since the herdsmen crisis began. Dare urged the governor to seek help from states and non-state actors and stop “reacting out of fear that his political status is being damaged”. “For several months, citizens of Oyo state have watched with increasing concern as the security situation in our bel...
We Didn’t Burn Seriki Fulani’s Property, The Indigenes Did – Sunday Igboho
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We Didn’t Burn Seriki Fulani’s Property, The Indigenes Did – Sunday Igboho

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has said he and his men are not behind the burning of the house and property of the Seriki Fulani, Salihu Abdukadir, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, saying the indigenes of the settlement were responsible. Igboho, speaking through his Personal Assistant, Salami Oladapo, told SaharaReporters that the activist spent only about two hours in the town, on the instruction of the police and the soldiers, who were briefed on Igboho’s coming. Violence had erupted in Igangan, Ibarapa, on Friday in the Fulani community, during which the houses and property of the Seriki Fulani, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, were burnt. Abdulkadir had told SaharaReporters that he, his wives and children were sent out of the ...
IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice
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IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen. BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday. Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja. Frank Mba, police spokesman, did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry on the order of the IGP. Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens. He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, th...

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