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Chief Femi Fani-Kayode

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Chief Femi Fani-Kayode

This Nigerian politician is 55 years old (born in 1960). However, politics are not the only thing he is interested in. His name at birth was David Oluwafemi, which translates as the one, loved by God. The family has a rich history of education and spirituality. The grandfather of David was the first Nigerian, who got his degree in UK. He was also a spiritual leader in his church and a pastor.

Femi Fani-Kayode has followed in the footprints of his ancestor and started his education in England. He obtained his law degree from the University of London and carried on the education in Cambridge. Besides being a lawyer and political leader, Femi writes poems and essays. He is an evangelical Christian.

His political career started in 1989. He entered Nigerian National Congress and one year later was appointed to be Tom Ikimi’s chief press secretary. He left Nigeria in 1996 during Sani Abacha reign and returned in 2001.  He participated in the election campaign of Olusegun Obasanjo. Since the election was successful Fani-Kayode has appointed Special Assistant on Public Affairs.

He held this position for three years and resigned in 2006. That same year he took the position of Minister of Culture and Tourism and later on that year shifted to being the Aviation Minister of Nigeria. A year later in 2008 Femi Fani-Kayode was subjected to allegations. He was accused of misusing almost 20 billion naira from the Aviation fund.

At the end of 2008 Femi Fani-Kayode got arrested and suspected in 47 incidents of money laundering. He refused to acknowledge these claims as just and said they were motivated by political reasons. Six month later he was released and all the charges against him were removed. Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had no evidence of his guilt.

This victory was so significant to the person that he has even changed his name to Olufemi Olu-Kayode, which means the Joy is in the Lord. The case against Fani-Kayode was not completely closed. In 2014 the largest part of accusations was completely removed cutting them down from 40 to 2. The overall sum of the money he supposedly laundered was also lessened from 10 to 2+ million naira.

Besides being a politician he has become a poet, too. During his struggle Femi wrote many poems, pouring his soul out and describing the situation in his country. Presently Femi Fani-Kayode serves as Director of Media and Publicity for National Electoral Commission.

 

The Aso Rock curse has taken over Femi Adesina - Fani-Kayode

The Aso Rock curse has taken over Femi Adesina - Fani-Kayode

The Aso Rock curse has taken over Femi Adesina - Fani-Kayode
Just in: Former minister Femi Fani-Kayode visits Bishop Oyedepo

Just in: Former minister Femi Fani-Kayode visits Bishop Oyedepo

The former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode visited the founder of Living Faith Church popularly known as Winners Chapel David Oyedepo in his home in Otta.

Just in: Former minister Femi Fani-Kayode visits Bishop Oyedepo
Femi Fani-Kayode reveals some deadly monsters in Nigeria, HAILS Bishop Oyedepo

Femi Fani-Kayode reveals some deadly monsters in Nigeria, HAILS Bishop Oyedepo

There was nothing new about it. Has appeasement to religious forces not become a Nigerian face of justice and equity? First lethargy and then appeasement.

Femi Fani-Kayode reveals some deadly monsters in Nigeria, HAILS Bishop Oyedepo
Fani-Kayode reacts to appointment of his ex-wife Saratu Atta by Ghanaian president-elect

Fani-Kayode reacts to appointment of his ex-wife Saratu Atta by Ghanaian president-elect

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has hailed the appointment of his former wife Saratu Atta into President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo’s cabinet.

Fani-Kayode reacts to appointment of his ex-wife Saratu Atta by Ghanaian president-elect
Buhari under severe attack, as FFK supports Obasanjo

Buhari under severe attack, as FFK supports Obasanjo

Chieftain of the PDP Chief Femi FaniKayode has given his support to ExPresident Obasanjo for lashing out at President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari under severe attack, as FFK supports Obasanjo
BREAKING: Fani-Kayode regains freedom, Judge slams EFCC

BREAKING: Fani-Kayode regains freedom, Judge slams EFCC

Speaking immediately after he was released, Fani-Kayode thanked Nigerians for their prayers and support

BREAKING: Fani-Kayode regains freedom, Judge slams EFCC
N4.9 billion fraud: EFCC sets date for Fani-Kayode's arraignment

N4.9 billion fraud: EFCC sets date for Fani-Kayode's arraignment

Femi Fani-Kayode, is to be arraigned on new charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, November 10

N4.9 billion fraud: EFCC sets date for Fani-Kayode's arraignment
Buhari under attack as Nigerians demand arrest of Ameachi, Danladi Umar, Saraki, Fayose

Buhari under attack as Nigerians demand arrest of Ameachi, Danladi Umar, Saraki, Fayose

Nigerians are not finding the war against corruption funny anymore, and the re-arrest of Chief Fani-Kayode has sent tongues wagging.

Buhari under attack as Nigerians demand arrest of Ameachi, Danladi Umar, Saraki, Fayose
FFK's media aide comes for Buhari's former spokesman

FFK's media aide comes for Buhari's former spokesman

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed Nigerian lawyer, Rotimi Fashakin on the arrest of his wife Precious Chikwendu.

FFK's media aide comes for Buhari's former spokesman
Fani-Kayode goes for Amaechi’s neck after Justice Okoro's allegations

Fani-Kayode goes for Amaechi’s neck after Justice Okoro's allegations

Femi Fani-Kayode has indirectly called for arrest of transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi after Justice Okoro fingered him of scandal.

Fani-Kayode goes for Amaechi’s neck after Justice Okoro's allegations
Gwamnatin jihar Ekiti ta musanta cewa ta kulle bankin Access Bank

Gwamnatin jihar Ekiti ta musanta cewa ta kulle bankin Access Bank

Gwamnan jihar Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose ya musanta maganar hukumar EFCC na cewa ya kulle bankin Access Bank saboda kama matar Femi Fani kayode.

Gwamnatin jihar Ekiti ta musanta cewa ta kulle bankin Access Bank
EFCC tayi Magana akan yunkurin tsare uwargidan Fani-Kayode

EFCC tayi Magana akan yunkurin tsare uwargidan Fani-Kayode

Tsohon ministan sifurin jirgin sama, Femi Fani-Kayode, ta tuhumi jami’an hukumar hana almundahana da yiwa tattalin arzikin kasa zagon.

EFCC tayi Magana akan yunkurin tsare uwargidan Fani-Kayode
'Yan Najeriya na fadin ra'ayinsu kan kama matar Femi Fani-Kayode da dansu

'Yan Najeriya na fadin ra'ayinsu kan kama matar Femi Fani-Kayode da dansu

Hukumar hana almundahana da yima tattalin arzikin kasa zagon kasa (EFCC) ta tsare matar Femi Fani- Kayode, tsohon ministan sufurin jiragen.

'Yan Najeriya na fadin ra'ayinsu kan kama matar Femi Fani-Kayode da dansu
REVEALED: How EFCC rough handled me - FFK's wife

REVEALED: How EFCC rough handled me - FFK's wife

The wife of former minister of aviation, Precious Fani-Kayode has explained what transpired between her and the EFCC in Ekiti state.

REVEALED: How EFCC rough handled me - FFK's wife
Fani Kayode blasts EFCC, Buhari over arrest of his wife, 8-month-old son (photo)

Fani Kayode blasts EFCC, Buhari over arrest of his wife, 8-month-old son (photo)

Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the arrest of his wife by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),

Fani Kayode blasts EFCC, Buhari over arrest of his wife, 8-month-old son (photo)
Aso Rock ‘demons’: Abati, Fani-Kayode are BIG liars, says ex-OBJ, GEJ aide

Aso Rock ‘demons’: Abati, Fani-Kayode are BIG liars, says ex-OBJ, GEJ aide

Claims that there are evil spirits inside Aso Rock that cause leaders to make errors are not true, says ex-aide to Obasanjo, Jonathan

Aso Rock ‘demons’: Abati, Fani-Kayode are BIG liars, says ex-OBJ, GEJ aide
CONTROVERSY! Nigeria led by a president with no memory  - Femi Fani-Kayode

CONTROVERSY! Nigeria led by a president with no memory - Femi Fani-Kayode

Yet I am not surprised at the convenient memory loss or insensitivity of our President or indeed that of most of our leaders.

CONTROVERSY! Nigeria led by a president with no memory - Femi Fani-Kayode
EXCLUSIVE: How Reno Omokri worked for APC during GEJ's tenure

EXCLUSIVE: How Reno Omokri worked for APC during GEJ's tenure

It is unfortunate that he betrayed his brothers and tactically supported the efforts geared towards giving their agenda serious security.

EXCLUSIVE: How Reno Omokri worked for APC during GEJ's tenure
You are an insult to Yoruba kingdom, PDP – READ open letter to Fani-Kayode

You are an insult to Yoruba kingdom, PDP – READ open letter to Fani-Kayode

Dr Usman Yahaya Zubairu writes an aggressive open letter to Fani-Kayode asking him to have a rethink of his attitude to country’s affairs.

You are an insult to Yoruba kingdom, PDP – READ open letter to Fani-Kayode
Fani-Kayode fires attack-of-the-century at Kemi Adeosun for 'insensitive' recession comments

Fani-Kayode fires attack-of-the-century at Kemi Adeosun for 'insensitive' recession comments

Femi Fani-Kayode says that comments by finance minister, Kemi Adeosun on the economic recession are totally inappropriate and uncalled for

Fani-Kayode fires attack-of-the-century at Kemi Adeosun for 'insensitive' recession comments
Unbelievable! Fani-Kayode believes Nigeria should not exist for this reason

Unbelievable! Fani-Kayode believes Nigeria should not exist for this reason

Fani-Kayode has backed call for Nigeria's break up by former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi.

Unbelievable! Fani-Kayode believes Nigeria should not exist for this reason
PDP convention: Fani-Kayode drops bombshell

PDP convention: Fani-Kayode drops bombshell

Former aviation minister, Fani-kayode says the failure of the PDP convention to hold bodes serious ill for the party and Nigeria as a whole

PDP convention: Fani-Kayode drops bombshell
Jonathan failed to rescue the Chibok girls but did not bomb them like Buhari - FFK

Jonathan failed to rescue the Chibok girls but did not bomb them like Buhari - FFK

Chief Olufemi Fani-Kayode has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the issue surrounding the kidnap of the Chibok girls

Jonathan failed to rescue the Chibok girls but did not bomb them like Buhari - FFK
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