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Nnamdi Kanu Must Not Die In Custody —Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari |The Republican News

By Seun Opejobi

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has issued a note of caution to the Nigerian government over the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Fani-Kayode known to be a close ally of Kanu said the IPOB leader must not die in custody.

In a tweet, the former minister urged the Federal Government to ensure that Kanu is treated with decency and respect while in custody.

Biafra: Asari Dokubo linked to Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest by Buhari govt

“It is no longer news that @MaziNnamdiKanu has been arrested and detained. I advise the FG to ensure that he does not die in custody and that he is treated with decency, decorum and respect,” he tweeted.

The Nigerian government had arrested Kanu and repatriated him to Nigeria to continue his trial.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, disclosed that Kanu was arrested on Sunday.

Malami had said the IPOB leader was re-arrested through a combined operation of Nigerian and foreign security agents.

Following his repatriation, he was rearraigned before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court who ordered his remand in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. (Daily Post)

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You’re A Liar, You Came Desperate And Poor To My Husband, Regina Blasts Precious |The Republican News

Regina, the legally married and first wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has waded into the ongoing disagreement between her husband and his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu, saying the ex-beauty queen came desperate and needed help when she met the ex-minister.

Recall VANGUARD had reported that Ms Chikwendu claimed that there was a violent union and that the ex-minister physically abused her while they were married.

She also accused him of beating her up on several occasions including when she was pregnant.

The ex-beauty queen, who is demanding custody of their four sons, made the allegations in an affidavit she deposed in support of an originating motion brought pursuant to Section 69 of the Child’s Rights Act, 2003.

Ms Chikwendu, who alleged that the ex-minister denied her access to her children for several months, asked the court to compel Fani-Kayode to give her a monthly payment of N3.5m for the upkeep of the four sons.

The news of their separation was made public in September 2020.

But In a statement on Saturday, Mrs Fani-Kayode claimed Chikwendu had written defamatory and scandalous things about her husband which were false.

‘‘Precious Chikwendu, a strange woman that he took under his roof, married under law and custom, and lived with for seven years. Who are you trying to fool? You are nothing but a wretched ingrate and God will punish you and all your siblings for your ingratitude and lies.,’’

‘‘Precious, you are just a sick woman and a big liar. I know you collected over half a million USD dollars from Femi within the first few months of meeting him for a fake investment. We have witnesses to prove it and remember that you even asked me to thank him for it. I also know he set you up in one business or the other four times in seven years and got you offices etc. but you squandered it all’’.

The businesswoman cum pastor also confirmed that she is legally married to the ex-minister.

She also explained that she allowed Mr Fani-Kayode to marry his Precious Chikwendu despite their union because he told her he was a bit lonely and needed somebody.

Although she earlier claimed that she liked Ms Chikwendu, that now appears to be history as both women are no longer friends.

Her statement, ‘‘You knew he was still married to me because you and I spoke countless times on the phone and you even stayed in my room and wore my clothes.

‘‘You had nothing when he took you in, you are so ungrateful. Six of your relatives lived in my house for six years and they were all depending on Femi for food, upkeep, medical bills, and school fees. Even your sister’s wedding was paid for by him’’.

Like her husband, Mrs Fani-Kayode also described Ms Chikwendu as a pathological liar and a slanderer whose lies will be proven in court.

Mr Fani-Kayode had earlier blasted his estranged wife and claimed she has severe bipolar disorder.

Mrs Fani-Kayode’s said, “When you came to my husband and took over my home you and your family were like hungry refugees. You had nothing but rubber slippers and you were desperate for help.

“My husband sent three of your siblings to the best schools for seven years and took care of their every need yet you now slander him and insult him not minding the effect it will have on your own children. That in itself proves that you are insane.

“You say he has mental issues meanwhile you were the one that was locked up in a mental hospital for one month after trying to kill him and his children. You stated in the home of a man with mental problems for six years and allowed your mother, Aunty, two brothers, and sisters to stay there too?

(Vanguard News)

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Femi Fani-Kayode: Our Fooling Spy And His Crossover Night —Dr Bolaji Akinyemi

Femi Fani-Kayode

By Dr. Bolaji O. Akinyemi

My first shot at Femi Fani-Kayode was published on the 21st of April 2020 in Sahara Reporters – it was my reaction to a man masquerading as the representative of the oppressed during the day while dining with the oppressor at night!

Shocking was my first word in the said article. More shocking were the reactions that followed, both from FFK and his many hired hands against me on the internet – hired hands who, like their principal, are empty barrels, all noise; no content, thick dark clouds blown away by the wind without the anticipated rain.

I don’t know Femi Fani Kayode from Adam. And I am glad that he and his many friends, who have claimed to know me, don’t know me either. That, of course, should suggest something to them. But I doubt their intelligence to understand it.

The matter here is Nigeria, having weight and occupying the cyberspace – no personal interests in or against Uncle Femi.

The news of his return home to APC must have come to the ignorants as a surprise but not those who have followed this razor-tongue who lacks honour, integrity and consistency.

Do I need to remind us of a boast he made of his ever-shifting consistency? Hear him: “My opposition to the BUHARI Government for the past five years has been as constant as the NORTHERN STAR and it remains as strong today as ever.” (Emphasis mine).

“Self.” That’s the crux of the matter to our “Southern star.” That’s all he has to say about the critical issue of betraying our national brotherhood to service his friendship with the late Abba Kyari, and by extension the Buhari-led APC Government of the day.

His fraternity with the Yoruba Nation for which he was screaming from the rainforest to the hearing of the desert fields is worth nothing more than his ego. What a time for Femi to decamp to APC, when the forests of Oduduwa are occupied by armed, Fulani herdsmen, and the brave among the people like Sunday Igboho are prioritising the security of the Yorubas over bread-and-butter politics.

What a time to ditch the Homeland when even Adams Oshiomole is worried about the illegality tagged revalidation of party membership, a process that is unknown to APC constitution!

Sir, I repeat the question: Who is bankrolling this? This was a question you were once asked; and to which your response betrayed you as a person with a short fuse and no plugs.

Indeed, some fellows are without shame. If on a national television, Channels TV at that, before Maope Ogun-Yusuf and millions of live viewers as witnesses, the Honourable Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, accused you of taking N2billion from Rivers State meant for the resurfacing of the Port Harcourt Airport Run Way, l expected you to pick the gauntlet by clearing your name or calling Amaechi a liar.

And as if trying to urge you to action, Maope, following the principle of fair hearing, demanded for a proof which the Minister promised to produce the following morning. Did he? Amaechi, Maope and Channels TV owe Nigerians the answer.

For you, it seems it has always been about money. The need for another pretty “bedmate”, after your last walked away must have brought you under intense pressure for this desperate jump. Sir, life shouldn’t just be about money and women.

Sir, the masses can no longer be kept in PERPETUAL darkness. “Ile ti mo!” It’s daybreak! Your return home at a time the Asiwaju of APC is not even sure of a spot in the backline speaks volumes.

Having read you like book and knowing you more than you do yourself, the “constant Northern” star is on a political business mission to do the needed damage to South-West political calculation in 2023 on behalf of the Fulani Oligarchy who were erstwhile partners of your progenitor, the late Chief Victor Babaremilekun Fani Kayode, AKA Fani Power!

I know it’s always difficult for abusive silver spoon progenies to take correction. But, sir, a time must come in the life of a man when he must be truthful to himself. With all due respect, sir, you have fooled yourself while attempting to fool us by this move to APC. The consequences are fatal.

As you prepare for a season of political irrelevance, l promise you sir, meddlesome interlopers like you won’t have patronage in the dynamics of 2023. Go and dust off your inherited law books, at least for charge and bail services to put meals on your table. It is better than this executive “area boysim.”

Whilst you are at it, you may also do well to help us disseminate this admonition to your colleagues and traitors alike:

Eph 4:28
“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”

There is dignity in labour and living within one’s means: “ni iyi omoluabi.”

On my reference to your espionage mission to PDP, do I need to remind you that the peak of your political stewardship was in the PDP?


You were rewarded beyond your deserving: Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs; Minister of Culture and Tourism; and later Minister of Aviation, leaving out party intervention appointments where you held sway. But how did you pay the PDP back?

You defected to APC in May 2013, a decision you said you took after a visit to Governor Kayode Fayemi in the State House. Let’s save the details of your discussion with His Excellency.

You came into APC and “dazzled” like a million stars in the galaxy without a territory. Out of frustration you jumped back on the PDP’s boat on an undertaking mission in June 2014, just nine months to the next presidential election. How did you do it sir?

Even the devil may need to learn camouflage from you. You then mesmerised them with your oratorical prowess and became the oracle of their future and destiny.

The election came, and Buhari was announced on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015. On Wednesday, 1st April, 2015, you congratulated him.

Just three years after, October 2016 to be precise, you were back to the ground of your vomit at the state house in Ekiti -to greet the new captain I suppose.

Howbeit, in the company of your wife and baby. The duo had gone out to the bank to pick up the benefits of your family visit while you swung in the comfort of the same office where you had negotiated your defection with Governor Fayemi then a few years back. But now you were face to face with Gov. Ayo Fayose, expecting your wife back. What heartlessness! Out of the drama in the bank, the news broke.

But you were never broken. People who cannot see through your games, who are hailing you and calling you their hero should have their heads examined.

Please, don’t blame PDP for not trusting you in 2019 when you offered your services for the Atiku/Obi Campaign Organisation. They have learnt how to treat ship-jumpers like you from APC. It’s was a case of once bitten, twice shy. Their discernment is now public knowledge.

The future is not only bleak for fraudulent politicians, it is, too, for political parties who have carried on without accountability. Why should we expect transparency from people who don’t give account of their campaign funds, nor subject party financial books for audit? “Se bi eni bama daso fun ni, ti orun la wo”: the person that will promise you the gift of a garment, must be well dressed. Corrupt entities promising to fight corruption.

Nigerians must be weary of accusations and counter accusations of political parties and their gladiators. From now on, political parties that will receive our support must not only present credible candidates, but must equally present thier credibilities by making public their audited books from 2019 to 2023.

Your return to APC should serve as an eye-opener to all Nigerians that politicians are a selfish lot in pursuit of nothing but personal aggrandizement; and that both the APC and PDP are same evil coin of oppression.

Head or tail, they both have nothing to serve other than affliction. And if affliction will not rise the second time, it would be through our decision to courageously shun both parties and embrace a new way forward.

Sir, God has been merciful to you and the land has been gracious beyond what your name should command. It’s now time to engage in something meaningful!

Chief David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef omo Fani-Kayode, I wish you the best that the only political party built on Islamic jurisprudence in Nigeria has to offer.

A party that is openly supporting foreign jihadists against his people under the guise of Fulani herdsmen. May this decision not erase whatever is left of your father’s name in the South West and Nigeria at large.

(Dr. Bolaji O Akinyemi can be reached via: bolajiakinyemi66@gmail.com)

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Open Letter To Tinubu By Femi Fani-Kayode |The Republican News

Bola Tinubu and Femi Fani-Kayode

“…It is over for Tinubu. He has been thrown under the bus and retired from politics!”

BY FEMI FANI-KAYODE

My dearest Jagaban,

You know very well that I have always liked and respected you. You will also recall that a few years ago I warned you that everything that is being done to you today would eventually be done to you given the choices you made at the time.

I bear you no malice or ill-will but in view of what is happening in your political party and given the fact that your good friend, co-conspirator and collaborator, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally thrown you under the bus and dumped you, I am constrained to write the following.

The bitter truth is that you predicted NOTHING and you saw NOTHING. The only thing you saw were your own vain delusions and insatiable greed and the only thing you felt and that moved you was your blind ambition.

You sold your body, spirit and soul to the enemy and betrayed your people even though we warned you over and over again that those you were dining with were far smarter and far more astute than you.

Yet even though all the signs were there you dismissed our concerns, vilified us, treated us with contempt, demonized us and sought to destroy us.

Now the chickens have come home to roost and the writing is on the wall. The signs are there for all to see. You betrayed and sold Lagos. You betrayed and sold the South West. You betrayed and sold the South East. You betrayed and sold the South South. You betrayed and sold the Middle Belt. You betrayed and sold the North East. You betrayed and sold the North West. You betrayed and sold the Muslims and you betrayed and sold the Christians.

Simply put you betrayed and sold EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in Nigeria just to feed and satisfy your psychotic obsession and compulsive ambition.

Like Icarus the Greek, you flew too high and too close to the sun with your wax wings, puffed up and fuelled by your hubris and pride and now you shall meet your nemesis. The spiritual wound that has been inflicted on you is irreversible and terminal and there is no going back.

The dark clouds that lie ahead of you are thick, ugly, frightful, violent and impassable: you cannot make it through them safely or survive them. Your enemies have dug a pit for you and you have already fallen into it.

They have finally stripped you naked, grabbed you by your balls and taken everything from you.

You have lost your mystique, honor, glory, self-respect, following, clout, pride, reputation and so much more. You have also lost control of the political party that you conceived, formed, nurtured and built. The APC was your baby and now they have taken it from you and are set to kill it.

They fooled you, used you, dimped you and humiliated you and now they are going to expose you, rubbish you, malign you, break you, crucify you, investigate you and utterly crush you.

You dreamed of being Vice President in 2015 and you failed. You are dreaming of being President in 2023 and you will fail.

In all your plans what you failed to appreciate is that God alone rules in the affairs of men. You refused to acknowledge or accept the fact that the Presidency of Nigeria can only be given by God and He gives it to whom He deems fit by prophecy and divine decree.

It is not about money and power and if it were Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, who had neither of the two before being respectively elected as President, would never had made it.

It is about God and God alone. It is for Him alone to give. It is about His purpose, His will, His counsel, His plan and His glory.

He OWNS the Presidency and the minute any man or woman attempts to usurp His role and think that he or she can buy it or manoeuvre his or her way into it by the usage of political intrigues, guile, sagacity, wisdom, power, knowledge, money or anything else, the Lord disqualifies and rejects him.

Such a person will fail woefully and may even end up losing everything he or she values and cherishes in his futile quest.

God will never share His glory with anyone and He will never support a man or woman that is prepared to mislead, betray and sell his own people down the river just to satisfy his vaulting and insatiable ambition of becoming President.

Yet the signs were there but you refused to acknowledge or accept them.

They refused to give you a formal position in the National Executive. They ensured that some of your key loyalists in the South West turned against you and opposed you.

They refused to accept even ONE of your Ministerial nominees both in 2015 and 2019. They humiliated your protegee who you nominated as Vice President and turned him into a pliant and pathetic little errand boy with no testicular fortitude or shame.

They drove your nominee at FIRS out of office unceremoniously and have placed him under criminal investigation.

They have divided the ranks of your loyalists and turned even your hitherto most trusted lieutenants against you.

They insulted, undermined, marginalised you openly and worse of all they made it clear to you privately that they would NEVER give you power.

All this meant nothing to you and you shamelessly continued to support their evil ways and toe their satanic and murderous line.

Yet if you did not care about what they subjected you to you ought to have at least cared about what they did to Nigeria.

For the last five years our nation and people have suffered because of the calamitious choices that you made and the inexplicable and unconciable alliances that you forged.

You propped up and supported a ruthless, heartless, corrupt, bloodthirsty and cruel regime and tyrant and a President that is clearly beside himself and whose mental and physical faculties reside in another realm and in another world.

Consequently our nation has been utterly and completely destroyed, our economy ruined and our people decimated.

They have been slaughtered, butchered, pauperised, emasculated, humiliated, marginalised, insulted and impoverished.

Hundreds of thousands of them have been murdered in cold blood in their homes, towns, villages and farms and millions have been displaced.

Millions more have been ruined and economically destroyed whilst our country remains weak, divided and the butt of cruel jokes all over the world.

Because of your choices Nigerians are being subjected to persecution, physically attacked, enslaved, humiliated, lynched, scorned, maimed, killed, disgraced, evicted and declared persona non grata both at home and in distant foreign lands whilst our foreign Embassies are being demolished by miscreants and local criminals even in supposedly friendly countries.

I sincerely hope thet one day you will reflect on all this and consider the damage you have done to your kinsmen and compatriots.

Whether you do or not is left to you but one thing that is clear: for the choices you have made, for all you have done and for the sheer wickedness and greed that resides in your insensitive and dark heart you will pay a heavy price both in this world and in the world to come and the Lord will hand you over to your political enemies.

Permit me to conclude by quoting the instructive words of a tweet that I posted just yesterday after I heard about the latest developments in your party. I wrote,

“First Oshiomole is kicked out by the Court of Appeal. Then his preferred replacement, Ajimobi, falls into a coma. Then his arch rival, Giadom, is recognised by Buhari as National Chairman.

Conclusion: it is over for Tinubu. He has been thrown under the bus and retired from politics!”

I stand by those words. Happy retirement my dearest Jagaban: may you live long to see the glory of our country restored and the damage that you have done to our people repaired. Shalom.

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BREAKING NEWS: Femi Fani-Kayode Joins APC, Dumps PDP |The Republican News

Gov. Yahaya Bello making the public announcement

By Ike A. Offor

The former minister of Aviation and PDP party Chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has finally dumped his party, PDP and joined the ruling party, APC.

There has been some speculations in the last few days, when he was seen in a meeting with the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello and another APC Chieftain.

The video below shows Gov. Yahaya Bello making the public announcement

Many doubted the rumours but Femi never disputed the news and went on yesterday to meet the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in what seems like a visit to explain why he had to do it.

This afternoon in a video obtained by The Republican News, the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello made it public that Femi Fani-Kayode has joined their party, APC.

This is a developing story.

Details later…..

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Buhari Won’t Accept Fani-Kayode Into APC—Salihu Lukman |The Republican News

By Ifreke Inyang

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to admit former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, into the party.

This comes after pictures of a meeting between the APC National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; and Fani-Kayode emerged.

It had led to rumours that Fani-Kayode might be preparing to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling party.

“Do we want to reduce our party into one in which everybody is welcome?

“Can we for instance in anyway or form contemplate having an Nnamdi Kanu or Abubakar Shekau as a member?

“At this rate, Nigerians will just wake and see some of our leaders presenting Mr. Fani-Kayode to President Buhari as a new member of our party.

“Although, we can confidently argue that President Buhari will not approve such deranged possibility, it is important to caution that such consideration will be stretching the trust of party members beyond acceptable limits,” the statement read in part.

Fani-Kayode had earlier claimed his meeting with the APC chieftains was to discuss national issues and party politics.

The PDP chieftain also noted that Nigerians must set aside their differences, because the country was heading towards a civil war. (Daily Post)

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Yoruba Has New Strong, Fearless, Radical Young Leaders —Fani-Kayode |The Republican News

The former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to protests led by some young Yoruba leaders against the insecurity caused by Fulani herdsmen in Oyo state.

These young Southwest leaders led by some names like Mr Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki are standing up against the insecurity posed by Fulani herdsmen and their cohorts in the region.

Fani-Kayode on his Facebook page expressed his views on the new uprising by the youths of the region and says that he commends them.

His views are as follows:

“New leaders are rising up in the South West. They are strong, fearless, radical and young. Names like Sunday Igboho, Olayomi Koiki and others come to mind.”

“The South West has finally got a new set of champions and heroes. They believe in Oduduwa Republic. None can stand against them. I commend them.”

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Who Is Squeezing Tunde Bakare’s Balls — Femi Fani-Kayode |The Republican News

Femi Fani-Kayode

On 28th October 2019, Pastor Tunde Bakare said the following,

“Tinubu will give account for all his deeds. He should not be seen as a generous man, he is an integral part of the rot in Nigeria”.

This is a robust condemnation of a man that has been variously described as the ‘Lion of Bourdillon’, the ‘Jagaban of Borgu’ and the ‘Asiwaju of Iragbiji’ and the words reflect the utter contempt that Bakare has for him.

Curiously, just one year and two months later, on 20th December 2020, the same Tunde Bakare changed the music and said the following about the same man. He said,

“People should see Tinubu as a Yoruba hero, he shouldn’t be vilified. Like Jephthah the Gileadite, he has fought many battles on behalf of the Yoruba people and won despite his rough beginning and God does not need anybody’s permission to put such in his hall of fame despite their past deeds and ancestry.
Despite his growing up challenges, the dents and the detours of his life, he like Jephthah delivered Lagos State and nearly all the southwest states from the onslaught of the PDP from 1999 to 2007. Truth be told, without his cooperation and political dexterity, the APC victory at the polls in 2015 and 2019 would have been impossible. I have a word for some Yoruba people whose stock in trade is nothing but a rancorous noise characterised by bitterness and resentment about the ancestry of the former two-term governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Carry your stone. I have a word for those Yoruba rancorous elements, noisemakers who have not achieved as much as Asiwaju Tinubu has achieved, but are always querying and worrying themselves about his ancestry.
Those who are envious of Mr. Tinubu and those who desire to take his power slot should stop their useless talk about him, and busy themselves with what can add value to society”.

I listened to Bakare’s words, spoken from the sanctity of his pulpit, three times and I was astounded. I asked myself what could have possibly made him flip in such an unceremonious, undignified and inglorious manner?

I regarded his new-found and newly-cultivated grovelling and sycophantic assertions about Tinubu as being not only self-serving, arrogant, pitiful and condescending but also, to borrow Mr. Phil Smart’s words, a “celebration of criminality and a desecration of the pulpit”.

I asked myself over and over again whether this was the same man saying one thing at the end of 2019 and saying the opposite at the end of 2020?

I had no choice but to borrow an old expression of shock and a profound exclamation of disbelief from Pastor Femi Adesina, the spokesman to President Buhari, who first used it in one of his most brilliant essays about fifteen years ago and I shouted “jumping Jehoshaphat!”.

I asked myself, what on earth could have happened to my old friend and brother and someone who, in my view, is undoubtedly one of the most reverred clerics of our time?

I have always had so much respect and affection for him. I have always loved him and the truth is that regardless of all this I still do because, like yours truly, he is deeply courageous and utterly fearless.

He has always had the courage of his convictions and he is a formidable fighter who has done much for the Body of Christ and the Kingdom of God.

However on this Tinubu matter he has not done justice to himself and he has indulged in an inexcusable faux pas!

I am constrained to ask, why this sudden u-turn on Jagaban? Is there something he knows today that he did not know one year ago? If so can he possibly share it with us so that we can possibly consider doing a volte face too? Or is that they have something on him?

Is he being blackmailed? Are his balls being squeezed by a hidden hand? Why has he suddenly lost what my friend and brother, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, often describes as “testicular fortitude?”.

Is his chain being pulled by someone? Do they have something on him? Is there a deep dark secret somewhere that we know nothing about and that they are dangling over his head like the sword of Damocles?

Could this volte face have been motivated by the fact that an unsavoury event which allegedly took place in 1990 in the life of the Pastor was about to be exposed by the Tinubu camp? I am not making any allegations here: I am only asking a question.

Again could it have anything to do with an allegedly ugly situation with a Bank whose ownership recently changed hands?

Once again let me be clear: I have not made any allegations here but I am simply asking whether this is true or false.

Whatever the case let me say this: Bola Tinubu may be loved and adored in the APC but he is no Jeptha.

To say that he is is not only deeply insulting to the memory of one of the greatest, most reverred, most courageous and most noble Old Testament figures in the Holy Bible but it also smacks of chicanery, recklessness and opportunism.

Bakare can love and admire Tinubu as much as he likes. That is his right and prerogative.

What he cannot do is tell those of us that have strong reservations about Jagaban and what he stands for to love and admire him as well.

More importantly he cannot insult us for refusing to do so. Respect and affection are earned and cannot be imposed by threat or compulsion.

For the sons of Oduduwa and every right-thinking southerner and Middle Belter that has not had his mind twisted and his head brainwashed by the fake news media over the last five years, the Buhari administration is the worse Federal Government in the history of Nigeria. And it is a Government that Tinubu had a major hand in putting in place.

Quite apart from being a conglomeration and alliance of ill-bred touts and ill-mannered idiots, it is also a Government that can best be described as an unadulterated aberration and a cancerous affliction.

It is a cruel, inept, bumbling, abrasive, vicious, obnoxious, chaotic, toxic, sociopathic and paranoid Government which is undergirded by ineptitude and incompetence, which has divided and destroyed our country and which he and a handful of others (many of whom have since recanted, apologised and repented) helped to bring to power.

Quite apart from being anti-the Nigerian people, it is also the most anti-Christian Government that our country has ever known. It is a Government that has nothing but contempt for Christians and that does not shy away from displaying it.

It is a Government that has impoverished it’s people, terrorised them, humiliated them, tormented them, insulted them and turned them into second class citizens, grovelling slaves, beggardly field-hands and pitiful serfs.

It is a Government with a hideous and hateful ethnic and religious agenda which seeks to disempower, discredit and destroy all but its own.

It is a Government that has pampered terrorists and rewarded them with massive ransom payments and it is a Government of desolation and destruction that thrives on wickedness and injustice.

It is a Government that has turned a blind eye to the activities of the herdsmen and bandits and that has fought Boko Haram and ISWA with kid gloves.

It is a Government of hate, double standards and deceit that has murdered its own citizens and that seeks to intimidate and silence contrary and dissenting voices.

It is a Government that has cowered the civil society groups, members of the opposition and the entire political class into silence because it is so vindictive, brutal, barbaric, relentless and ruthless.

It is a Government that has turned its back on humanity, that despises the Living God and that has nothing but contempt for His counsel and His purpose.

It is a Government of calamity and sorrows that loves darkness and that hates light. It is Government of hardship and oppression and one that has ushered in more corruption, more recession, more suffering, more injustice, more calamities and more plagues than ALL the previous Governments in our entire history put together.

It is a Government that has done more damage, poured more venom and unleashed more vitriol and scorn on the elders of the South West in Afenifere, the elders of the South East in Ohaeneze, the elders of the Middle Belt in the Middle Belt Forum and the elders of the South South in PANDEM, than ANY other.

It is a Government that has demonised the various self-determination groups like IPOB, MASSOB, OPC, IYC, MEND and others in our country and has sought to intimidate and destroy them more than any other.

It is a Government that hates and despises anything or anyone that is wholesome, honorable, pristine, erudite, learned and clean more than any other.

It is a Government that has shamelessly indulged in such a high degree of nepotism, religious bigotry and ethnic chauvinism and that has so “northernised” the country that even level-headed, rational, reasonable, respected and responsible voices like that of the courageous, insightful and irrepressible Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, has had cause to assert that had Buhari been from the South there would have been a military coup d’etat by now.

Permit me to share the Bishop’s exact words. In a Christmas day sermon titled ‘A Nation In Search Of Vindication’ he said,

“Every honest Nigerian knows that there is no way any non-northern Muslim President could have done a fraction of what President Buhari has done by his nepotism and got away with it. There would have been a military coup a long time ago or we would have been at war. The President may have concluded that Christians will do nothing and will live with these actions! Pastor Adesina was right to call us wailers. On the sad situation in Nigeria, the United Nations has wailed. The Pope has wailed. Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Pastors have wailed. Emirs have wailed. Politicians have wailed. The Sultan has wailed. The north that the President sought to privilege has become a cauldron of pain and a valley of dry bones”.

Kukah hit the nail on the head. It is no wonder that the Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum have risen up in his defence and publicly commended him for his insight and courage. I am also glad that the Catholic Church has backed him too.

It is a Government that has consistently ignored the admonitions and warnings and closed its ears to the counsel of moderate voices in the core Muslim North led by His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and the likes of forward-thinking, bridge-building and progressive northern leaders like Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and many others who do not share the supremacist mindset or hegemonist disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Finally it is a Government that has been rejected by God and that will ultimately face His judgement.

Bakare should consider all this when he tells us to love Tinubu: a man who is essentially the backbone and source of strength of this failed and evil Government that has brought us close to the brink.

When he tells us that had it not been for Jagaban Buhari would not have come to power he is exposing the reason for and source of our misery and pain and he is demanding that we should love that source.

He does not have the right or the mandate to tell us who to follow and neither does he speak for anyone but himself. His authority begins and ends in his Church.

He can stand with Tinubu and praise him as much as he likes but he would do well to desist from lecturing and talking down to those of us that do not share his views about him.

Jagaban may be Bakare’s hero and messiah but he remains a culturally depraved, power-obsessed, morally bankrupt reprobate villain and the proverbial “enemy within” to millions.

Quite apart from that he is also an intellectual lilliputian, a spiritual vampire and a political pimp who has been outplayed and outmanouvered by the very forces that he has nurtured and served over the last five years.

All the fiery and self-righteous sermons in the world cannot change that.

Permit me to end this contribution with the words of
Comrade Yinka Odumakin, the spokesman for Afenifere. After listening to Bakare’s sermon on Tinubu he wrote,

“It is the very height of the abuse of the rostrum for a Pastor to say to us no matter how God-forsaken the country has become that if somebody is accused of being a thief, the rest of us should go and become thieves as well. That is some weird Sunday school of demonic dimension bordering on arrogance and total disdain for your congregation whom you no longer see as children of God but political instruments that can be abused for any purpose and desire.”

I could not agree with Yinka more.

On his part, my brother, Mr. Kayode Samuel, a well-respected columnist with enormous influence and one of the most brilliant minds in Nigeria wrote,

“The people who take Tunde Bakare as a Pastor may be disappointed by his recent verbal effusions. But those who know him to be no more than an opportunistic politician will just rest easy and sigh!”

Kayode was as eloquent and insightful as ever.

Yet the person that takes the first prize in terms of his understanding and analysis of Bakare is Mr. Wale Lanre Ojo, the Senior Special Assistant on Tourism to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state. He said,

“Pastor Tunde Bakare’s mouth is smelling! He is so filthy and dirty. I am ashamed of that kind of fellow being a prophet of God. He is telling us that noble ancestry, decent livelihood, the honesty of purpose, good and refined education, integrity and hard work are not necessary ingredients for future reference.
The sakabular pastor is encouraging the young ones to loot, steal, engage in fraudulent acts, sell drugs, do passport racketeering in their youth as these will not count against them in the future. Rubbish from the pulpit. Shame on him”.

I need say no more.

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Femi Fani-Kayode Separates From Wife, Demands N2bn From Blogger For Libel |The Republican News

Femi Fani-Kayode and wife Precious Chikwendu


By Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, with whom he had four sons, The PUNCH can confirm.

Fani-Kayode has, however, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.

The blogger had in a report attributed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.

In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.

The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.

The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.

He denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.

Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.

The letter further read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now sufferers immeasurable loss of goodwill.

“However, he is inclined to draw a curtain over the wild and spurious claims if you retract the allegations on the same platform they were published and consequently apologise to him in two other national dailies.

“You are also advised to enter into negotiations with us for the sum of two billion naira only being a token amount for penitence. Please bear in mind that you have 14 days from receipt of this letter to comply with the highlighted mitigating measures, the failure of which will leave our client with no preferred alternative than to seek redress in court.”

Fani-Kayode and Chikwendu, who is a former beauty queen, became an item around 2015 and subsequently welcomed a son in 2016.

In 2018, they welcomed a set of triplet boys. (Punch)

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An Open Letter To Bola Tinubu From Femi Fani-Kayode Over Crisis In APC | The Republican News

APC national leader, Bola A. Tinubu

by Femi Fani-Kayode

“Even the obstacles on my way, I predict them before those that will bring them will start to think about them. I plan for betrayal, I plan for backstabbing, I also plan for reunion & forgiveness long before they happen.I expect nothing, I expect anything, I expect everything” —Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

My dearest Jagaban,

You know very well that I have always liked and respected you. You will also recall that a few years ago I warned you that everything that is being done to you today would eventually be done to you given the choices you made at the time.

I bear you no malice or ill-will but in view of what is happening in your political party and given the fact that your good friend, co-conspirator and collaborator, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally thrown you under the bus and dumped you, I am constrained to write the following.

The bitter truth is that you predicted NOTHING and you saw NOTHING. The only thing you saw were your own vain delusions and insatiable greed and the only thing you felt and that moved you was your blind ambition.

You sold your body, spirit and soul to the enemy and betrayed your people even though we warned you over and over again that those you were dining with were far smarter and far more astute than you.

Yet even though all the signs were there you dismissed our concerns, vilified us, treated us with contempt, demonized us and sought to destroy us.

Now the chickens have come home to roost and the writing is on the wall. The signs are there for all to see. You betrayed and sold Lagos. You betrayed and sold the South West. You betrayed and sold the South East. You betrayed and sold the South South. You betrayed and sold the Middle Belt. You betrayed and sold the North East. You betrayed and sold the North West. You betrayed and sold the Muslims and you betrayed and sold the Christians.

Simply put you betrayed and sold EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in Nigeria just to feed and satisfy your psychotic obsession and compulsive ambition.

Like Icarus the Greek, you flew too high and too close to the sun with your wax wings, puffed up and fuelled by your hubris and pride and now you shall meet your nemesis. The spiritual wound that has been inflicted on you is irreversible and terminal and there is no going back.

The dark clouds that lie ahead of you are thick, ugly, frightful, violent and impassable: you cannot make it through them safely or survive them. Your enemies have dug a pit for you and you have already fallen into it.

They have finally stripped you naked, grabbed you by your balls and taken everything from you.

You have lost your mystique, honor, glory, self-respect, following, clout, pride, reputation and so much more. You have also lost control of the political party that you conceived, formed, nurtured and built. The APC was your baby and now they have taken it from you and are set to kill it.

They fooled you, used you, dimped you and humiliated you and now they are going to expose you, rubbish you, malign you, break you, crucify you, investigate you and utterly crush you.

You dreamed of being Vice President in 2015 and you failed. You are dreaming of being President in 2023 and you will fail.

In all your plans what you failed to appreciate is that God alone rules in the affairs of men. You refused to acknowledge or accept the fact that the Presidency of Nigeria can only be given by God and He gives it to whom He deems fit by prophecy and divine decree.

It is not about money and power and if it were Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’adua, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, who had neither of the two before being respectively elected as President, would never had made it.

It is about God and God alone. It is for Him alone to give. It is about His purpose, His will, His counsel, His plan and His glory.

He OWNS the Presidency and the minute any man or woman attempts to usurp His role and think that he or she can buy it or manoeuvre his or her way into it by the usage of political intrigues, guile, sagacity, wisdom, power, knowledge, money or anything else, the Lord disqualifies and rejects him.

Such a person will fail woefully and may even end up losing everything he or she values and cherishes in his futile quest.

God will never share His glory with anyone and He will never support a man or woman that is prepared to mislead, betray and sell his own people down the river just to satisfy his vaulting and insatiable ambition of becoming President.

Yet the signs were there but you refused to acknowledge or accept them.

They refused to give you a formal position in the National Executive. They ensured that some of your key loyalists in the South West turned against you and opposed you.

They refused to accept even ONE of your Ministerial nominees both in 2015 and 2019. They humiliated your protegee who you nominated as Vice President and turned him into a pliant and pathetic little errand boy with no testicular fortitude or shame.

They drove your nominee at FIRS out of office unceremoniously and have placed him under criminal investigation.

They have divided the ranks of your loyalists and turned even your hitherto most trusted lieutenants against you.

They insulted, undermined, marginalised you openly and worse of all they made it clear to you privately that they would NEVER give you power.

All this meant nothing to you and you shamelessly continued to support their evil ways and toe their satanic and murderous line.

Yet if you did not care about what they subjected you to you ought to have at least cared about what they did to Nigeria.

For the last five years our nation and people have suffered because of the calamitious choices that you made and the inexplicable and unconciable alliances that you forged.

You propped up and supported a ruthless, heartless, corrupt, bloodthirsty and cruel regime and tyrant and a President that is clearly beside himself and whose mental and physical faculties reside in another realm and in another world.

Consequently our nation has been utterly and completely destroyed, our economy ruined and our people decimated.

They have been slaughtered, butchered, pauperised, emasculated, humiliated, marginalised, insulted and impoverished.

Hundreds of thousands of them have been murdered in cold blood in their homes, towns, villages and farms and millions have been displaced.

Millions more have been ruined and economically destroyed whilst our country remains weak, divided and the butt of cruel jokes all over the world.

Because of your choices Nigerians are being subjected to persecution, physically attacked, enslaved, humiliated, lynched, scorned, maimed, killed, disgraced, evicted and declared persona non grata both at home and in distant foreign lands whilst our foreign Embassies are being demolished by miscreants and local criminals even in supposedly friendly countries.

I sincerely hope thet one day you will reflect on all this and consider the damage you have done to your kinsmen and compatriots.

Whether you do or not is left to you but one thing that is clear: for the choices you have made, for all you have done and for the sheer wickedness and greed that resides in your insensitive and dark heart you will pay a heavy price both in this world and in the world to come and the Lord will hand you over to your political enemies.

Permit me to conclude by quoting the instructive words of a tweet that I posted just yesterday after I heard about the latest developments in your party. I wrote,

“First Oshiomole is kicked out by the Court of Appeal. Then his preferred replacement, Ajimobi, falls into a coma. Then his arch rival, Giadom, is recognised by Buhari as National Chairman.

Conclusion: it is over for Tinubu. He has been thrown under the bus and retired from politics!”

I stand by those words. Happy retirement my dearest Jagaban: may you live long to see the glory of our country restored and the damage that you have done to our people repaired. Shalom.

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode
Former minister of aviation.

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