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    Falana: FG needs legal backing to enforce regulations on COVID-19

Falana: FG needs legal backing to enforce regulations on COVID-19

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government needs legal backing to enforce its regulations to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. The lawyer said this in reaction to a comment made by Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture. The minister had threatened that those who flouted the government's directives to contain the virus would be dealt with according to the [...]

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    ‘Ask Cuba for help to fight coronavirus’ — Falana writes FG 

‘Ask Cuba for help to fight coronavirus’ — Falana writes FG 

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, to reach out to the Cuban government for help to fight coronavirus.  As of Wednesday, Nigeria has recorded 46 cases of COVID-19.  Since the outbreak, 59 countries are reportedly receiving medical assistance from Cuba. In his letter, Falana said Cuban medical professionals set a record in Africa when they [...]

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    Falana to Buhari: Back restriction on public gatherings with law

Falana to Buhari: Back restriction on public gatherings with law

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The federal and state governments had put measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Such measures include travel ban, suspension of events, closure of schools and ban on large gatherings. But some of the directives, particularly [...]

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    Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Falana on Bayelsa: Pre-election matters can’t be determined after the poll

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says going by the law, pre-election matters should not be determined by the courts after the poll has been conducted. The lawyer said this while reacting to the supreme court's sack of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, as governor-elect. On February 14, the apex court sacked Lyon [...]

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    Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Falana: Corruption can’t be fought when there are policies promoting poverty

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says corruption cannot be successful tackled when there are policies and programmes which promote poverty. He also said African leaders have failed to address the cause of corruption. Falana said this on Wednesday in a keynote address at the 8th anti-corruption situation room on the review of the fight against corruption organised by the [...]

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    Falana to PDP: Supreme court can’t hear Ihedioha’s case if 6 judges withdraw

Falana to PDP: Supreme court can’t hear Ihedioha’s case if 6 judges withdraw

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the supreme court cannot sit to hear the application by Emeka Ihedioha for the review of its judgment on Imo governorship election if six justices recuse themselves from the case. Ahead of the hearing of the application on Tuesday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, demanding [...]

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    Falana: I’ll challenge Buhari’s refusal to sack service chiefs

Falana: I’ll challenge Buhari’s refusal to sack service chiefs

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says a suit will be filed to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to sack the service chiefs. TheCable previously reported that the service chiefs -- Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff -- were overdue for retirement, having [...]

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    Falana: Zulum’s reward of Igbo teacher indictment on divisive politicians

Falana: Zulum’s reward of Igbo teacher indictment on divisive politicians

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the recent act of kindness by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, is an indictment on those who categorise victims of Boko Haram insurgents along religious lines. Zulum visited Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 primary school around 6:30 am on Friday where he met Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher. Impressed by her dedication to work, the governor [...]

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    Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked south-west governors to enact laws on Amotekun, the regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal but the human rights lawyer asked the governors to ignore Malami. He had said the federal government has no power to outlaw the outfit. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said having a law [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government lacks the power to outlaw "Amotekun", the regional security outfit in the south-west.  Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. In a statement on Wednesday, Falana advised the governors of the south-west states to ignore Malami and enact laws [...]

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    Falana: Use of presidential jet for private event by Buhari’s family illegal

Falana: Use of presidential jet for private event by Buhari’s family illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop members of his family from using aircraft in the presidential fleet. Falana said the use of aircraft in the presidential fleet by members of the first family for private events is not backed by law. Hanan Buhari, the president's daughter, had flown in a presidential jet to Bauchi on Thursday for [...]

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    ‘I’ve never asked Buhari to suspend rule of law’– Falana denies Akintola’s claim

‘I’ve never asked Buhari to suspend rule of law’– Falana denies Akintola’s claim

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says he never asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the rule of law in fighting corruption.  Falana’s statement followed a 2016 interview now making the rounds where Niyi Akintola, another senior lawyer, said Falana and himself rose in defence of Buhari at an event in Washington, US.  Akintola was responding to a question about the raid [...]

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    Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, exposed the judiciary to ridicule through his comment on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.  Upon the release of Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), Malami had claimed that the government was right in detaining both despite court orders granting them bail. Malami [...]

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    ‘Free El-Zakzaky to prove Buhari’s new respect for courts’— Falana writes Malami

‘Free El-Zakzaky to prove Buhari’s new respect for courts’— Falana writes Malami

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has again asked the federal government to release Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a letter dated January 2 and addressed to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Falana said he is making the request in line with the pledge of President Muhammadu Buhari to respect [...]

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    Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, lacks powers to order the release of any detainee out of mercy. Falana said this while responding to Malami’s claim that he ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, on compassionate grounds. Malami had said the [...]

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    ‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

‘Third term agenda kicked off in September’ — Falana replies Garba Shehu

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the presidency is attacking him for challenging support groups that are behind the "third term agenda". Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had accused Falana of spreading fake news over his claim that there are plans for the president to get another term. But in a statement on Wednesday, Falana said the third term agenda for Buhari [...]

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