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Why I Refused Gani Adam’s Request To Visit Me – Obasanjo
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Why I Refused Gani Adam’s Request To Visit Me – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he had no quarrel with the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams. The former president said he had refused to grant Adams’ request to visit him when he was president and after he left the office. Obasanjo said he had a reservation for Adams’ past way of life,­ which he said, was not in acc­ordance with his standards­ and principles. Obasanjo said his meeting with Adams at the residence of a chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Le­kki was not on a reconciliatory mission. Obasanjo in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Wednesday, said he paid a visit to Adebanjo, but, met Adams there. The statement was titled “No fight to warrant r­econciliation with Ad­ams – Obasanjo”. The stateme...
Gani Adams Urges FG, NASS To Reverse Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff
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Gani Adams Urges FG, NASS To Reverse Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged the Federal Government to rescind its decisions on recent increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and electricity tariff. Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, in Lagos on Thursday, said the hike in petrol price and electricity tariff would multiply hardship of the masses. According to him, many Nigerians are finding it difficult to survive economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The hardship that will result from the increase in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff will, for a long time, affect the people of this country. “With this sudden increase, the prices of every commodity will definitely reach the rooftops and this will be more felt particularly, ...
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I See APC, PDP Breaking Up And New Party Formed Before 2023 – Gani Adams

There Aare Gani Adams is the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land. He is a social activist and former leader of a faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), which supports an autonomous state for the Yoruba people. Talking with Sunday Sun, he spoke about his views of 2019 and the New Year, 2020, among other issues. What is your assessment of the outgoing year 2019? 2019 is a year of hardship in terms of the economy. It is a year where our economy is not moving in the right direction. It is a year that the government shut the border for the past four months now and it’s a year of bloodshed. It is a year of crises and lots of social vices. It is a year of bloodletting in different states in Nigeria and it’s a year of political decision.We held our presidential election and Nigeria ele...
Sowore: Gani Adams Says Buhari’s Government Not Different From Abacha Junta
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Sowore: Gani Adams Says Buhari’s Government Not Different From Abacha Junta

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has described the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, shortly after his release as a national tragedy. Adams said the situation that played out at the court only indicated that Nigeria had drifted as a democratic nation. Speaking at the weekend, he insisted that the situation in the country had justified that the rule of law was gradually dying, while the Federal Government remained helpless. "What happened at the court reminded me of the dark era of the military but, ironically, the present government under President Muhammadu Buhari is like the military junta of the late Sani Abacha in which the military brigandage held sway for years. “I have been watching events as they unfold, ...
36 Dead Cows: Leave Yorubaland Now, Gani Adams Tells Herders
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36 Dead Cows: Leave Yorubaland Now, Gani Adams Tells Herders

“They should move out of the South-West immediately because they don’t have anywhere to stay in the zone. The South-West will not be convenient for them”. Those were the words of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, while speaking on the recent tragedy, in which 36 cows were killed in Ijare community, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. He added: “We thank God that the Inspector General of Police and the federal government have taken the security of south west more seriously because they understand the economic and political implication of it. So, I think from the IGP response they are not living any stone untouched so the collaboration will start practically maybe next week or in two weeks. “I spoke with the CP and they said they would not leave any stone un...