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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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This is Not the Democracy we Fought for – Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has said the struggles to free Nigerians from bondage will continue until the country is restructured. Adams said this in his June 12 message, describing the June 12, 1993 annulled election as the most defining moment in Nigeria’s history. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, Adams lamented that democracy was yet to take its roots in Nigeria despite the sacrifices of the activists. According to him, democracy in Nigeria is evolving but not what was fought for during June 12 struggle. He, however, expressed optimism that Nigeria can progress when federating states develop at their own pace. The statement read in part: “When the federating units are allowed to develop at their own pace, there will ...
Amotekun: Fayemi Says South-West Has No Plans To Secede
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Amotekun: Fayemi Says South-West Has No Plans To Secede

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun. He said the region remains a part of Nigeria, and would continue to be a part of Nigeria. According to him, the region is committed to the nation’s indivisibility and unity. Mr Fayemi gave the assurance on Monday when he hosted a pan-Yoruba development interest group, the Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Worldwide, who were led to his office by the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams. Represented by the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, Mr Fayemi said “nobody should entertain any fear of secession by the South-west over the launch of Amotekun” which he said was meant to p...
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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...
Nigerians Oppress South Africans With Money Made From Drugs – Gani Adams
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Nigerians Oppress South Africans With Money Made From Drugs – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, has urged Nigerians living in South Africa and other foreign lands to be moderate in their dealings and shun criminal acts which may provoke their hosts to violence. He also urged successful Nigerians working in foreign countries not to use their wealth to oppress the citizens of their host countries. Breaking his silence on the latest xenophobic attack in South Africa, Adams who condemn the arson and inhuman treatment meted to Nigerians, however, said based on the facts he gathered, no Nigerian was killed in the latest attack, adding that videos being circulated on social media platforms are from previous incidents. While declaring support for the actions taken so far by the Nigerian government, Adams who spoke with newsmen ...
OPC May Join Partisan Politics Soon, Says Gani Adams
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OPC May Join Partisan Politics Soon, Says Gani Adams

After 25 years of existence, National Coordinator Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, said the socio-cultural group may have to spread its tentacles to partisan politics. The move, according to him, is geared towards liberating the Yoruba nation from the shackles of poverty, oppression and other injustice that has been her lot over the last years. Adams, who recalled how OPC started with nine members at Palm Avenue in Mushin in 1994, supposedly to liberate the Yoruba nation and restore the mandate of late business mogul cum philanthropist Moshood Kashimawo Abiola who won the 1993 election adjudged freest and fairest in the country’s history, lamented that that struggle has achieved little so far despite that it claimed over 2,500 martyrs. Adams, who is the 15th Aa...
Gani Adams Tells Buhari What To Do With Obasanjo’s Letter, Jonathan’s CONFAB
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Gani Adams Tells Buhari What To Do With Obasanjo’s Letter, Jonathan’s CONFAB

The Aare Ona Kankafo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has stated that the way out of the myriads of security challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment is for President Muhammadu Buhari to adhere to the advice contained in the open letter recently written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Gani Adams, who spoke at this year’s celebration of the annual Okota festival held at his home town of Arigidi-Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, also emphasized that most of the solutions required by Buhari is already contained in the contained in the 2014 CONFAB which was put together by then President Goodluck Jonathan. The Aare, who is regarded as the generalissimo of the Yoruba nation, described the level of insecurity in the country as worrisome, particularly wi...
‘Gani Adams Is A Mad Thug Elevated To The Rank Of Nobles’ – Maiwada Dan Mallam
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‘Gani Adams Is A Mad Thug Elevated To The Rank Of Nobles’ – Maiwada Dan Mallam

In an open letter which the hausa journalist Aptly titled GANI ADAMS THREATS SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN LIGHTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT, he blasted Opc Leader who is now also the current Aare Ona Kakanfo, of the entire yoruba land Gani Adams who of recent made some scathing remarks on the north, he also blasted Fani Kayode he is quoted Below When I read Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) threatening that Yoruba race will retaliate the dead of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, I was wondering why the Nigerian Government is always lenient with such reckless responses to issues that are ordinarily resolvable through well established methods. Translate it into any language, Adams threats were death sentences passed on innocent Nigerians from a partic...
Yoruba Will Retaliate Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter – Gani Adams Vows
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Yoruba Will Retaliate Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter – Gani Adams Vows

Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has said Yoruba race will retaliate the dead of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group. Mrs Olakunrin who died on Friday was reportedly killed by herdsmen in Ondo State. The state Police command in reaction said those who committed the crime were armed robbers. Insecurity in the country, particularly the South-West region, predominantly occupied by the Yoruba tribe, has recently risen with herdsmen from the Fulani extraction fingered as arrowheads of the criminal activities. Mr Adams is of the opinion that the crime was committed by herders and has said they Yoruba people is not bereft of ideas on how to end insecurity in the region. He said the world should...
“This Is The Final Straw” – FFK Reacts To Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Calls Gani Adams To Return
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“This Is The Final Straw” – FFK Reacts To Killing Of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter, Calls Gani Adams To Return

I have just spoken to my brother Yinka Odumakin and he has confirmed to me that the daughter of our very own Baba Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, was slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen in Ore today. � This is the final straw. The Yoruba MUST act NOW. We must defend our people! I call on my brother, Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams,who I just broke the news to and who is presently in Mali, to come home quickly, rise to the occassion and, in consultation with others, organise the defence of the Yoruba people and determine what our next line of action will be
Gani Adams Warns South-west Governors Against Land For Herdsmen
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Gani Adams Warns South-west Governors Against Land For Herdsmen

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has warned governors in the south-west region against providing land for herdsmen to breed cattle. Adams on Thursday at the South West Security Summit held in Ibadan, Oyo State, called the governors by their names and asked them to be proactive about the issue. The monarch rebuked the governors for ignoring his letters and calls to take proactive steps on the matter. “Nobody can take Yoruba land or constitute nuisance in south-west because Yoruba have been living peacefully for the past 120 years, so the incursion of criminally-minded people will no longer be accepted. “History will not forgive any south-west governor that gives land to herdsmen for the breeding of their cattle because the issue of insecurity is now overwhelmi...
Killer Herdsmen Will Soon Be Kicked Out Of South-west – Ooni Of Ife, Ogunwusi
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Killer Herdsmen Will Soon Be Kicked Out Of South-west – Ooni Of Ife, Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has lent his voice to the clamour to rid the South West of Fulani herdsmen, insisting they would soon be kicked out of the region. The monarch’s comment is coming a few days after the Aare Onakakanfo of Yourbaland, Gani Adams issued an ultimatum to the herders to vacate the region or face dire consequences. Ogunwusi, who spoke when he received the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Dantoro, in his palace in Ile-Ife recently, decried the high rate of crimes linked to the Fulani herdsmen in the South-West region and declared that enough was enough. A statement by the spokesperson for the Ooni’s Palace, Moses Olafare, in Osogbo, said the royal father maintained that the criminal elements among the herdsmen would soon be kicked out as traditional instit...
Buhari ‘Pampering’ Miyetti Allah – Gani Adams Explodes
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Buhari ‘Pampering’ Miyetti Allah – Gani Adams Explodes

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against treating the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) with child gloves. Adams, in an announcement on Sunday, said the Buhari Government ought to understand the way that the spate of uncertainty in the nation is disturbing and should quit favoring a segment to the detriment of others. Deploring the barbarities purportedly completed by herders, Adams noted: "In Akokoland, in Ondo State, which happens to be the place where I grew up, there was an arrangement of assaults and seizing that had been seething and still on the expansion. "Individuals have been murdered, and grabbed voluntarily, and the circumstance still proceeds till the present minute. "A year ago,...
Monarchs Slam Gani Adams For Opposing Coronation Of Yoruba Traditional Rulers
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Monarchs Slam Gani Adams For Opposing Coronation Of Yoruba Traditional Rulers

The Council of Yoruba Obas in Diaspora has questioned the reason for the restriction to the underwriting of absolute rulers in Diaspora by the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Obateru Akinruntan. Akinruntan had as of late in his royal residence in Ugbo people group, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, delegated three Diaspora-based Nigerians as Yoruba Obas. The three delegated conventional rulers are the Oriade of Georgia, United States, Oba Bernard Shola Akinrimisi; the customary leader of Yoruba in the Republic of Ireland, Oba Saheed Ibrahim Adufe, and the usual leader of Yoruba in Liberia, Oba Omobolaji Ogunkoya. Be that as it may, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, and his supporters had condemned the activity of the ruler. Be that as it may, the Secret...
Tell Buhari Nigerians Are Hungry –  Gani Adams To Femi Adesina
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Tell Buhari Nigerians Are Hungry – Gani Adams To Femi Adesina

Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land who spoke at the 2nd annual lecture of Freedom Online, which held in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, told Femi Adesina to tell President Buhari that Nigerians are hungry. The event had Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, as guest speaker, Adesina who is Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity and Adams were guests of honour while Onigbinde was the keynote speaker. However speaking at the event, Adesina who spoke on the achievements of the Buhari’s administration since 2015, claimed that only those who chose to be willfully blind would not acknowledge government’s achievements. According to him, Nigeria’s agricultural export grew by 180.7 per cent; while raw materials export in the same year rose by 150.2 per ...
It’s Time For Restructuring, Yoruba Nation To Adopt Paradigm Shift – Gani Adams
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It’s Time For Restructuring, Yoruba Nation To Adopt Paradigm Shift – Gani Adams

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams, has said it is time for Nigeria to be restructured adding that it is time for the Yoruba nation to adopt a new paradigm shift, taking into consideration all the issues that affect Nigeria as a nation. He stated this while speaking at a two-day Summit and interactive session of the Ooodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Hamburg Germany. “As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, there is the need for the Yoruba to adopt a new paradigm shift,” he said. “The word, restructuring, simply means reorganization, not disintegration. Our position on this is clear and that is Nigeria cannot afford to isolate itself from the rest of the world. For years, patriotic Nigerians have been agitating for restructuring, but a few elements in the ...
OPC Leader, Gani Adams Graduate From Lagos State University
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OPC Leader, Gani Adams Graduate From Lagos State University

Leader of the Yoruba nationalist organization, Oodua Peoples Congress is a Otunba Gani Adams has just graduated from Lagos State University, Ojo Campus where he obtained a degree in Political Science. Adams who is the current Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba Land, shared a photo from his convocation, and wrote, 'develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow'.
Aare Ona Kakanfo: Alaafin Of Oyo: Why I Chose Gani Adams Out Of 25 Candidates
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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Alaafin Of Oyo: Why I Chose Gani Adams Out Of 25 Candidates

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Otunba Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland. Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Oyo to mark his 47th year on the throne. He disclosed that out of 25 candidates shortlisted for the title, Adams was found to have paid dearly and earnestly for the interest of Yorubaland Oba Adeyemi said: “The benchmark of selection was not hung at the sentinel of political engagement, solidity in terms of gold, wealth or fortune; neither was it on the number of properties acquired on global pedestal. But on agrarian and blind engagement of those who ...
Buhari To Gani Adams: Use Aare Ona Kakanfo Title For Nigeria’s Unity
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Buhari To Gani Adams: Use Aare Ona Kakanfo Title For Nigeria’s Unity

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates Gani Adams, Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, on his investiture as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, January 13, 2018. President Buhari charges Mr. Adams to use the new position to pursue worthy goals of security, peace and national unity. The president commends the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi 111, on the appointment of a new Aare Ona Kakanfo, who will assist him in the arduous task of leading the illustrious Yoruba people. Mr. Buhari urges the new Kakanfo to bring quintessential courage, wisdom and astuteness to bear on his new office, for a more secured life for the weak, vulnerable and voiceless in the country. The president prays that the almighty God will grant the Aare Ona Kakanfo a favourable reign.
2017: How Badoo Killings Sent Shock Waves Across Lagos
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2017: How Badoo Killings Sent Shock Waves Across Lagos

Of all the criminal activities that dominated news headlines in Lagos State in 2017, the serial ritual killings in Ikorodu area, also known as “Badoo Killings”, was perhaps the most talked about among Lagosians last year. What generated further fear among residents was the peculiar modus operandi of Badoo and its seemingly intractable and invisible nature. As the killings went on for months, the affected communities and state security apparatus appeared clueless until it was nip in the bud toward the end of the year. It all started after a suspect, described by some residents of Ikorodu area as a “serial rapist and ritual killer”, was arrested at Ibeshe. His name was given simply as “Badoo”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that after every attack, the perpetrators would ...
Aare Ona Kakanfo: Afe Babalola, Ekiti, Ondo Monarchs Endorse Gani Adams
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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Afe Babalola, Ekiti, Ondo Monarchs Endorse Gani Adams

Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti and prominent traditional rulers in Ondo and Ekiti states have endorsed Chief Gani Adams as new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. Indicating a hundred percent support for Adams, Babalola, who received Adams at his university office yesterday urged the new generalissimo to pursue the unity of the Yoruba race and make it greater than he met it. He said, “Everybody know he (Gani Adams) has been nominated by Aalafin as the next Ona Kakanfo. He has come personally to give me my invitation to attend his installation. I am 100 percent in support of the appointment of Gani Adams by the Alaafin. “If you followed the history of this young man, he has been very dynamic, highly focused person and I think this is parts of the ...
Gani Adams Is A Pride Of Yoruba Race – Oyo Governor
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Gani Adams Is A Pride Of Yoruba Race – Oyo Governor

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says the appointment of Chief Gani Adams as the 15th Aare-Ona Kakanfo is a source of pride to the Yoruba race. The governor spoke on Wednesday evening in Ibadan while receiving Adams who was in his office on a courtesy call. Adams was appointed as the Aare-Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Oct. 15. “You are very deserving of that position because you have turned and improved the image of our socio-security group. You have brought respectability to our people through your conduct and carriage. “You are a pride to the Yoruba race, Nigeria and Africa,’’ he said. Ajimobi said Adams’ visit to the state was much expected considering its status as the intellectual, political and socio-cultural capital of the ...
How Yoruba can Be Liberated – Gani Adams
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How Yoruba can Be Liberated – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Gani Adams, has appealed to the Yoruba to embrace and seek the understanding of Yoruba culture. According to him, the quest to imbibe the culture will result in true liberation of the Yoruba race. He urged the Yoruba not to be weary in promoting their culture. Adams, while playing host to a prominent culture ambassador and popular actor, Jimoh Aliu, in his Lagos home commended the actor for the initiative to float the Jimoh Aliu Cultural Foundation. Lamenting the neglect of the Yoruba culture, the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate said the Yoruba race “is still existing by grace because a lot of damage has been done to our culture.” Speaking further, he said, “It is now time for us to recover from the injury of the past and promote our culture so tha...
Gani Adams Advocates Culture As Path To Liberation
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Gani Adams Advocates Culture As Path To Liberation

Otunba Gani Adams The Aare Ona Kakanfo designate of Yoruba land, Dr. Gani Adams, has said understanding and embracing one’s culture is key to liberation. He therefore urged the Yoruba not be weary of promoting their culture in order to have a proper understanding of life. Adams spoke while playing host to prominent culture ambassador and popular actor, Chief Jimoh Aliu, in his Lagos home. He commended the actor for setting up the Jimoh Aliu Cultural Foundation, saying, “No one exalts his culture and fades away.” Urging Aliu to do more, he said it would be calamitous for people to stop propagating their culture. “If you stop promoting your culture, the spirits of your race that are supposed to work to your advantage will leave.” Adams decried neglect of the Yoruba culture, saying: “We ar...
OPC Faction Rejects Gani Adams As Aree Ona Kakanfo
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OPC Faction Rejects Gani Adams As Aree Ona Kakanfo

A faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress, otherwise known as New Era Oodua Peoples Congress, has rejected the conferment of the Are Ona Kakanfo title on Gani Adams by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. The group said the announcement of Gani as the next generalissimo of Yorubaland has relegated the importance of the title. The National Public Relations Officer of the group, Adesina Akinpelu told Punch that Gani does not merit the title as he has not done anything tangible in Yorubaland for such honour. He said, “What Alaafin did has never been done in Yoruba land. No Alaafin in the old Oyo Empire ever installed two Are Ona Kakanfo during his reign. So Oba Adeyemi has made history. Oba Adeyemi installed M. K. O. Abiola, who brought us to the battle for the emancipation of Yorub...
I Chose Gani Adams As Are Ona Kakanfo On Merit – Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
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I Chose Gani Adams As Are Ona Kakanfo On Merit – Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Wednesday said the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, was chosen as the new Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland after considering his antecedents as a Yorubaman who had exhibited passion for defending his people, their culture and tradition. The Alaafin on Sunday issued a letter of appointment to the OPC coordinator as the Yoruba generalissimo, thereby succeeding the late MKO Abiola, who was the last person to occupy the position. While reacting to the criticisms of the choice of Adams, the monarch explained that Adams might not possess the wealth and philanthropic strength of the late Abiola, but he was courageous and bold whenever he stepped forward to defend the Yoruba race. He said, “The choice of Adams was well...
Gani Adams Replaces MKO Abiola As New AARE ONA KAKANFO
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Gani Adams Replaces MKO Abiola As New AARE ONA KAKANFO

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday declared the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The position was held last by the late MKO Abiola, who died in the detention camp of the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha, in 1998 for refusing to trade his presidential mandate for freedom. Alaafin confirmed this to a Punch correspondent in a chat last night.
Hate Speeches, Part Of Clamour For Restructuring – Gani Adams
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Hate Speeches, Part Of Clamour For Restructuring – Gani Adams

The national coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Chief Gani Adams, has attributed the different hate speeches across the country to the yearnings of Nigerians for the urgent restructuring of the country. This was just as a traditional ruler, the Alabiran of Abiran, Oba Kayode Akinyemi, commended the OPC chief for his group’s efforts against Badoo cult group in Ikorodu area of Lagos. Adams and the traditional ruler, while speaking during the installation of Adams as the Tayese of Amuwo Odofin by Oba Isaac Olayemi, also called for improved security in the country. Adams, in his acceptance speech, said that he accepted the title after he considered the integrity of the traditional ruler. He also used the occasion to renew his call for the restructuring of the country...
Yorubas Now Want Oduduwa, And Not Nigeria- Gani Adams
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Yorubas Now Want Oduduwa, And Not Nigeria- Gani Adams

National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, has given reasons why the Yorubas are now desperate to leave Nigeria. Adams noted that Nigeria is no longer a country where anyone would want to call his. He noted that restructuring is no longer in the minds of Yoruba youths as they now support self determination on the basis of having their own nation. He told the Sun, “If you sample the opinion of the youths and others in Yoruba land, they are even tired of restructuring. “They are more in support of self-determination. They want self-determination on the basis of having their own nation. “It is something that is very clear to everybody. The situation is worrisome because in Nigeria, some people say let us try and solve the problem but others ...
200-Year-Old Crocodile Showcased At Ero Okeliwo Festival In Ogun
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200-Year-Old Crocodile Showcased At Ero Okeliwo Festival In Ogun

The indigenes of Ero- Okeliwo Community, Ijebu Ife Ogun State, on Saturday, gathered people from all walks of life to their town for the celebration of Ero – Okeliwo Festival 2017. In what was branded as ‘Celebration of Our Ancestors”, the indigenes of the community who trooped out in their multitude, happily and in high mood expressed their pride as put succinctly by the Baale elect, Chief Adeleke Oyesanya as he said, “we are happy today as we celebrate with our vigour and might, with our resources injected, the rich cultural – tourism assets bequeathed to us by our fore fathers. We are happy to celebrate and flaunt these inestimable heritages and will not be tired doing this every year. “The spirit of unity of purpose which exists in the community was exhibited when Reverend Deyi Aiye...
Ile-Ife Clash: Arrest Hausa Suspects In 48 Hours – OPC
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Ile-Ife Clash: Arrest Hausa Suspects In 48 Hours – OPC

A pan-Yoruba group, Oodua People’s Congress, has given the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force 48 hours to arrest the Fulani/Hausa persons involved in the crisis in Ile-Ife, Osun State, which resulted in the death of about 46 persons. The OPC gave the warning in a statement by its founder, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, on Thursday. It said, “We hereby call on the Federal Government to intervene within the next 48 hours to ensure that justice is institutionalised and no side is provoked to defend justice according to its whims and caprices. Various communities have Abraham as their father. A word is enough for the wise.” The group said it was unfortunate that 20 Yoruba persons, including a monarch, were arrested and paraded by the police while not a single Hausa/Fulani bell...
OPC And Military To Tackle Militants In Lagos
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OPC And Military To Tackle Militants In Lagos

The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples' Congress (OPC) Otunba Gani Adam has strengthened a pact to support the Military personnel in the protection of Nigerians from terrorizing militants. Sequel to reported incessant attacks by a crop of militants who have been terrorizing and maiming the people in some communities in the southwest of Nigeria. This became known Tuesday during a visit of Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams, the National Coordinator of OPC to boost the morale of his members who joined hands with the military personnel to combat the militants and kidnappers who have invaded Abule-Ado-Soba and Ijedodo creeks for some months back. “We are taking no more chances. I think our tolerance has been mistaken for cowardice and it is time to act. Now we are ready to join hands with the rel...