Sunday, August 18, 2019

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    Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to direct all security agencies in Nigeria to publish the names of all detainees and their places of detention.He also asked that the police and other security forces be prohibited from subjecting Nigerians to any form of incommunicado detention.Falana had earlier threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing [...]

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    Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Falana gives NHRC 7 days to sanction navy over ’67 illegal detainees’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing to sanction the Nigerian Navy for the "illegal detention of 67 persons".In a letter dated August 15, Falana gave the commission seven days to sanction the navy for the continued detention of the individuals or face court action.The senior advocate of Nigeria had [...]

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    Sowore asks court to nullify his detention

Sowore asks court to nullify his detention

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to set aside the order granting approval to the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain him for 45 days. In a 19-ground application filed through Femi Falana, his lawyer , Sowore said the order to detain him breached [...]

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    Falana: If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be my first witness in court 

Falana: If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be my first witness in court 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the government will be making a mistake if it files charges against Omoyele Sowore.Sowore, who is the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday.The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest. But speaking at the [...]

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    Police action unnecessary, says Falana on #RevolutionNow protest

Police action unnecessary, says Falana on #RevolutionNow protest

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused security forces of intimidating Nigerians who partook in the #RevolutionNow protest.Around 8am on Monday, some Nigerians took to the streets to join the protest which held in different parts of the country.In an interview with TVC, Falana said an ideal course of action would have been for the Department of State Services (DSS) and [...]

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    Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of tagging anyone who criticises its actions and policies a terrorist.The senior advocate of Nigeria said the current administration has developed the culture of using the terrorism prevention (amendment) act to clamp down on anyone or group with opposing views.Falana said this while reacting to the arrest [...]

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    Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Femi Falana, human rights activist, says filing an appeal against a court judgement does not suspend its order.Falana was reacting to the attempt of Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, to justify the continuous detention of IbrahIm El-zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Adesina had said El-Zakzaky was still in detention because the presidency filed an appeal against the federal [...]

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    Ethnic profiling of criminals may lead Nigeria to anarchy, say Falana, Balarabe Musa

Ethnic profiling of criminals may lead Nigeria to anarchy, say Falana, Balarabe Musa

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, and Balarabe Musa, former governor of Kaduna, have warned against ethnic profiling of criminals, saying it may lead to a complete state of anarchy in the country.In a statement jointly issued on Sunday, the two eminent Nigerians stated that it is high time all stakeholders put hands together to save the country from disintegration.They also [...]

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    Court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s application for medical trip abroad

Court adjourns El-Zakzaky’s application for medical trip abroad

Darius Khobo, presiding judge of the Kaduna state high court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing on the motion for an application by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky to seek medical attention in India.Khobo adjourned the hearing till July 29 following request by the prosecution counsel to be given time to study the defence counsel's response to the application.El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in [...]

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    Falana to governors: You can’t pay N30k minimum wage because of chartered flights

Falana to governors: You can’t pay N30k minimum wage because of chartered flights

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, says the money spent on chartered air by state governors will make it hard for them to afford to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. Falana made this known on Thursday while speaking at the opening of the triennial national delegates conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Abuja.According to him, all the state governors [...]

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    ‘FG not committed to anti-graft war’ — Falana reacts to CCB on Buhari’s assets

‘FG not committed to anti-graft war’ — Falana reacts to CCB on Buhari’s assets

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for refusing to disclose assets declaration submitted by presidents and governors as requested by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).SERAP had sent a freedom of information (FOI) request to the CCB, seeking disclosure of assets declaration submitted by successive presidents and governors from 1999 till date but the [...]

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    Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) lacks the power to suspend licences of media organisation without an order from the court.In a statement on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the regulator cannot also ban radio houses from playing records of artists or impose fines on alleged offenders without recourse to the court.On [...]

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    Falana: It’s unconstitutional to fine citizens who challenge illegal policies

Falana: It’s unconstitutional to fine citizens who challenge illegal policies

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional to impose fines on "angry citizens" who challenge illegal policies of government.In a statement on Sunday, Falana said no judge of the high court is empowered to fine litigants who have not been convicted for crimes.The lawyer described the award of costs as a "renewed attack" on public interest litigation by [...]

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    Falana: Navy flouting Buhari’s order to release 40 illegal detainees

Falana: Navy flouting Buhari’s order to release 40 illegal detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Nigerian navy of flouting the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to release the 40 Nigerians "illegally detained" by the force.Falana had earlier urged the president to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the navy.But in a letter written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) [...]

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    Falana: How Jammeh ordered execution of nine Nigerians heading to Europe through Gambia

Falana: How Jammeh ordered execution of nine Nigerians heading to Europe through Gambia

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Yahya Jammeh, ousted Gambian president, ordered the execution of 50 persons, including nine Nigerians, in 2005.  In a statement on Friday, the human rights lawyer said his law firm had been able to identify Omozemoje Paul Enagameh as one of the Nigerians killed by the Jammeh regime.Following Jammeh’s removal, the Human Rights Watch [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the Nigerian navy.In a letter on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the individuals had been arrested and imprisoned without being arraigned in court.TheCable had earlier reported how the detainees including Dada Labinjo, a navy [...]

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