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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
Ayo Adebanjo Tells Buhari To Divide Nigeria Into Its Original Units Immediately
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Ayo Adebanjo Tells Buhari To Divide Nigeria Into Its Original Units Immediately

Leader of a leading Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, break the country into its original units if he does not want to restructure. Adebanjo told the Sun that anarchy looms in the country. He emphasized that the constitution foisted on the people had been the cause of the nation’s problems. The elder statesman said that Nigeria should be broken so that each group goes to its place and enjoy peace. According to him, there has been disobedience to rule and illegal detention of persons who speak out against the government of the day. “When a court gives an instruction, and you don’t obey; when you ask people to be detained without trial, you obstruct the rule of law? That is unfort...
Osinbajo Practically Out Of Buhari’s Government – Afenifere
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Osinbajo Practically Out Of Buhari’s Government – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group , Afenifere , says the fact that the President ’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari , now travels to faraway London to present memos and bills to President Muhammadu Buhari shows that Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo is practically out of Buhari’s government . The Spokesman for Afenifere , Yinka Odumakin , told The PUNCH on Tuesday that the seeming demotion of Osinbajo was part of the next level strategy of Buhari. The Afenifere spokesman was responded to questions on why the President , who is on a “ private visit” to London for 15 days refused to transfer power to his deputy as he had done in 2016 , 2017 and 2018 . Odumakin said, “ This is evidence that Nigeria is now under one man’ s rule . You can see that the National Assembly is a rubber stamp while the...
Mamman Daura Living In Aso Rock & Controlling Presidency, Is Shameful – Afenifere
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Mamman Daura Living In Aso Rock & Controlling Presidency, Is Shameful – Afenifere

Yoruba socio- cultural group , Afenifere , has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura , Fatimah , that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years . Afenifere further stated that it was most unfortunate that an unelected man could hijack the seat of power as revealed by the First Lady , Aisha Buhari . The Spokesman for Afenifere , Mr . Yinka Odumakin , said this during an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday . Odumakin said , “ It is unfortunate that Nigeria has reached the point where someone who was not elected or appointed and holds no position known to our constitution has become this powerful. “ It is a big shame and some of the personalities who are illegally in the Villa are granting interviews . It shows the level of im...
Afenifere Can’t Order Herdsmen Out Of South West – Miyetti Allah
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Afenifere Can’t Order Herdsmen Out Of South West – Miyetti Allah

National President of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore organisation, Alhaji Abdullahi Bodejo has said that Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group has no right to order herdsmen out of South West region of the country. He urged all Fulani herders to stay anywhere they want in Nigeria and carry out their legitimate businesses, saying that Nigeria belongs to all. The Miyetti Allah leader made the statement in reaction to the order by Afenifere for Fulani herders to leave the South West part of the country in view of the several cases of kidnapping and killings linked to some of them. Bodejo berated Afenifere for getting involved in politics, saying the organisation should transform into a political party. He called on the Federal government to monitor the activities of Afenifere, ...
Restructure Nigeria, Give Each Region Separate Constitution – Adebanjo
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Restructure Nigeria, Give Each Region Separate Constitution – Adebanjo

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has advocated a restructuring of Nigeria that would allow each region of the country to have a distinct Constitution to reflect the autonomy and differences among the regional units. He made the call in Lagos while speaking at a political colloquium yesterday He said: “Nigeria is running a unitary system of government; you cannot run Nigeria as a military system of government considering the ethnic groups. We have passed that stage. “Don’t let anybody tell you lies, the word restructuring is not a strange or new word. All we are fighting for today dated back to 1954.” Noting the role of the military in dismantling the autonomy of the various regions, he said: “It was the military that destructured Nigeria. ...

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