Information on an organization called Progressive Alliance (NA) also called Afenifere [NGA26283.E]

Information about Afenifere is scarce among the sources consulted by DGDIR.

The attached articles refer to Afeniferi as an Yoruba group within the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO). The same articles also indicate that some Afeniferi members who attended a June 1995 meeting were arrested by the police.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Africa News [Durham, NC]. 1995. "Skeptics Doubt Nigerian Junta's Commitment to Civilian Rule." (NEXIS).

Agence France Presse (AFP). 2 June 1995. "More Than 50 Opposition Leaders Arrested in Fresh Clampdown." (NEXIS)

Kenya News Agency [Nairobi, in English]. 2 June 1995. "Nigeria; 'At Least 50' Arrests Reported Following Ilorin Explosion." (BBC Summary 5 June 1995/NEXIS)

Reuters. 6 June 1995. BC Cycle. "Nigerian Police Say Aware of Plan to Cause Chaos." (NEXIS)

_____. 3 June 1995. BC Cycle. "Nigeria Police Free 39 Detained Politicians." (NEXIS)

_____. 1 June 1995. BC Cycle. Tunde Obadina. "Nigeria Authorities Arrest Top Opposition Men." (NEXIS)