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    FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government is planning to charge Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, with terrorism. The secret police had released Sowore momentarily after 124 days in detention. This followed an ultimatum by a federal high court in Abuja.But less than 24 hours after he was freed, the agency rearrested him and this sparked outrage within [...]

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    Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says officials of the Department of State Services  (DSS) are guilty of desecration of court. The secret police had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement,  barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the court.Video clips making the rounds showed the chaos inside the [...]

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    Falana: FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges

Falana: FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from Britain.Granting a stay of execution for a $9.6 billion judgement awarded against Nigeria in favour of Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Christopher Butcher, judge of a commercial court in London, had ordered that Nigeria deposit [...]

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    Court orders Sowore’s release

Court orders Sowore’s release

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Sowore's counsel, earlier said the bail conditions set by the court have been met.The release order dated November 6 and signed by Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, was directed to the Department of State Services (DSS) where [...]

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    Falana: Sowore will be released — he has met bail conditions

Falana: Sowore will be released — he has met bail conditions

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and social rights activist, says Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, has met his bail conditions and that he will be released on Wednesday. Falana said this at a federal high court in Abuja while asking for an adjournment of the case -- between Sowore and the Department of State Services (DSS)."I have already [...]

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    Falana to FG: Allocate N1bn to each LGA from recovered loot

Falana to FG: Allocate N1bn to each LGA from recovered loot

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to give each of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria at least N1 billion from the funds it recovered since 1999.Falana said this when he spoke at the 20th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture during the celebration of the 74th birthday of Mike Okonkwo, presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission [...]

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    Falana: FG ought to recognise African court on human rights

Falana: FG ought to recognise African court on human rights

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer,  has filed a suit against the federal government over its refusal to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.In the suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, Falana sought an order directing the government to accept the competence of the court, situated in Arusha, Tanzania, to hear cases [...]

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    Buhari should be barred from foreign trips, says Falana on insecurity

Buhari should be barred from foreign trips, says Falana on insecurity

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, wants public officials barred from foreign trips until the insecurity in the country is resolved.President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on a 10-day private visit to the UK.While presenting a paper on press freedom in Nigeria and the rule of law, Falana said the president and all governors ought not leave the shores of the country [...]

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    Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Falana to Buhari: You obeyed court orders during military rule… why not now?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for "obeying court orders when he was a military head of state but doing the opposite in a democratic government".Speaking at a public lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said he is writing the [...]

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    Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says government has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of its citizens.Falana, who spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country.He said it has become a norm for insecurity to increase after elections, alleging that thugs abandoned by [...]

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    N600bn revenue loss: Falana gives NCC two-week ultimatum to release contract letter

N600bn revenue loss: Falana gives NCC two-week ultimatum to release contract letter

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria, has given the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) two weeks to release the contract award letter for a concluded revenue assurance bid. The letter, which is expected to empower the winners of the bid to block revenue leakages in the telecommunication sector, and accrue over N600 billion for the federal government, is being delayed by the [...]

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    Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer, has asked Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to mandate Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to obey the supreme court ruling on the 860 security staff sacked by the company.In a letter dated September 19, 2018 to the minister, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) accused Exxon Mobil of flouting the ruling of the supreme court [...]

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    APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Following Saraki's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said Saraki must return the crown to the house [...]

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    Falana: Ogbeh shouldn’t mislead us by referring to ranches as colonies

Falana: Ogbeh shouldn’t mislead us by referring to ranches as colonies

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government not to confuse the people by renaming cattle ranches as colonies.Killings by herdsmen in various parts of the country led the government to propose the establishment of cattle colonies.Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, who said the establishment of the colonies will take effect this week,  made a strong case for the project.“When [...]

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    Fuel scarcity: Baru, Kachikwu deceived and misled Nigerians, says Falana

Fuel scarcity: Baru, Kachikwu deceived and misled Nigerians, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, deceived Nigerians by saying there was enough fuel to supply consumers.In a statement on Monday, Falana said despite the assurance given by the duo, the scarcity of the product has persisted, causing some people [...]

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    Falana: A tantrum misfired

Falana: A tantrum misfired

BY IDOWU SAMUEL Not too long ago, the peace and security of Nigeria ruptured, while the country suddenly found itself by a cliffhanger. The possible collapse of the country looked visible, as it struggled for succour under the silhouette of Boko Haram terrorism. This happened because of the immediate past government, by acts of commission or omission made Boko Haram invincible. The [...]

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