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Femi Fani-Kayode’s Background, Bio, Net Worth And Previous Ministerial Appointments

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Femi Fani-Kayode is one of the biggest politicians in Nigeria. Not just a political figure he is also an author, a lawyer, and an entrepreneur. Known for his controversial ways in the Nigerian polity, this outspoken statesman always has an opinion, on any and every political issue that happens in the country.
Born on the 16th of October, in the year Nigeria got her independence, 1960, Femi Fani-Kayode is of Yoruba descent, from Osun state. Femi comes from a long line of political intelligence people, as he was born in Lagos State to Chief Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode.  His great-grandfather, Rev. Emmanuel Adedapo Kayode, was one of the earliest Nigerians to be educated in England.
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He received an MA from the University of Durham, and then he became an Anglican priest. His grandfather, Victor Adedapo Kayode studied law at Cambridge University and eventually became a judge. His father, Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode also studied at Cambridge and was a prominent lawyer and political figure in Nigeria.
He was the leader of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons Opposition in the Western House of Assembly from 1960 to 1963, the Hon. Minister of Local Government, and Chieftaincy Affair, also Deputy Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria from 1963 until 1966.
He successfully moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence in 1958 in the Nigerian Parliament. FFK for which he is popularly known, started his own education at the age of 8, at the Brighton College, Brighton in the United Kingdom, after which he went to the Holmewood House School in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-East England.
He later entered the Harrow Harrow School in Harrow on the Hill, the United Kingdom, and the Kelly College in Tavistock, also in the United Kingdom, where he completed the rest of his public school education. In the year 1980, Femi Fani-Kayode went to the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and he graduated with an LL.B law degree in 1983.
He entered Cambridge University (Pembroke College) where his grandfather (Selwyn College), his father (Downing College) and his older brother, Akinola (Downing College) had all previously read law.  Victor Adedapo Kayode, Femi’s grandfather, was called to the British bar (Middle Temple) in 1922 and his father, Remi Fani-Kayode, was called to the British bar (Middle Temple) in 1945.
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After finishing from Cambridge, Femi Fani-Kayode went to the Nigerian Law School and in 1985 was called to the Nigerian Bar.  In 1993, under the tutelage of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams of Ghana, Femi Fani-Kayode became a Pentecostal Christian. He decided to go back to school to study theology at the Christian Action Faith Bible Seminary in Accra, Ghana, gaining a diploma in theology in 1995.
Femi Fani-KayodeHis political journey went big as he joined the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. After a while he left the PDP and joined the All Progressive Congress, APC; but later returned to PDP in June 2014. After six years of singing power to the people, Femi recently defected once again and has joined the APC where he feels there is power for a change, for the people of Nigeria. Femi Fani-Kayode has been married four times.
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Previous Ministerial Appointments
-Femi Fani-Kayode was a member of the Nigerian National Congress (NNC) in 1989. He was elected the national youth leader of NNC that same year.
-In 1990, he was appointed as Chief Press Secretary to Chief Tom Ikimi, the first national chairman of the National Republican Convention, (NRC).
-Moving on to 1991, he was appointed the Special Assistant to Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, former head of the Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO).
-He was the first Special Assistant, SA on Public Affairs, to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 to June 2006.
-FFK was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22nd June 2006 to 7th November 2006.
-Still in 2006, after a minor cabinet reshuffle, he was redeployed to the Aviation Ministry as the Honourable Minister of Aviation.
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