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    Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Falana: Why Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to "urgently" sign the new electoral act amendment bill into law.He said the bill should be signed now to avoid altering the arrangements for 2019 elections, in accordance to the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance act.The national assembly had first amended the electoral act but it was rejected [...]

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    Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state.In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the DSS DG to restore the "lost glory" of the [...]

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    Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Falana to defectors: It’s illegal to leave the party that sponsored your elections

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the defection of some lawmakers from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is illegal.Fifty-three members of the national assembly recently dumped the ruling party and moved to the opposition, with most of them citing division as their reasons for leaving.Among the lawmakers were 37 members of the house [...]

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    Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticsed the federal government for allegedly not taking steps to end the extrajudicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa.In a statement on Sunday, the lawyer said the government “has not gone beyond the regular condemnation” of the killings while also accusing the South African government of inaction.At least 121 Nigerians are reported to have [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council.Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country.In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Falana said [...]

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    Falana: I challenge n’assembly to point out a law giving it power to rewrite budget

Falana: I challenge n’assembly to point out a law giving it power to rewrite budget

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer,  says the national assembly has no constitutional right to rewrite and pass the budget.On June 20, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2018 appropriation bill into law.Buhari had said the national assembly increased its budget from N125 billion to N139.5 billionHe also said the lawmakers added 6,403 projects of their own to the 2018 budget proposal [...]

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    Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says before the creation of anti-graft bodies, the media was in the forefront in the fight against corruption.  While fielding questions from journalists at the launch of Up Right For Nigeria, an anti-corruption campaign organized by the Centre for Communication and Social Impact, in Lagos on Monday, Falana [...]

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    Falana: It’s illegal for parties to sell nomination forms

Falana: It’s illegal for parties to sell nomination forms

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, says it is illegal for political parties to sell nomination forms.Falana said this while speaking at a one-day national electoral summit organised by the Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) in Lagos.The event was done in collaboration with United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID).The lawyer challenged TMG to widen the space for more citizens to [...]

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    Buhari invites Soyinka, Falana, SDP chieftains to Abiola’s GCFR investiture

Buhari invites Soyinka, Falana, SDP chieftains to Abiola’s GCFR investiture

The presidency has released the list of dignitaries expected at the post-humous investiture of MKO Abiola as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).Abiola was the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election but the military government of Ibrahim Babangida annulled the results of the election annulled before they were announced officially.Earlier in the week President Muhammadu Buhari announced [...]

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    Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Buhari has ended Obasanjo’s May 29 hypocrisy, says Falana on June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says by declaring June 12 Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has put an end to the "hypocrisy" of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.In a statement, Falana said declaring June 12 as Democracy Day "validated the integrity of the fair and free election that was criminally annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida junta".The human [...]

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    Tinubu invites Falana, Ajibade to ‘join hands with APC’

Tinubu invites Falana, Ajibade to ‘join hands with APC’

Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and Kunle Ajibade, veteran journalist, to join hands with the ruling party to move the country forward.Tinubu described the pair, who recently clocked 60, as icons in their chosen fields."There is no doubt that both Falana and Ajibade had impacted on [...]

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    Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Falana to senate: Accept my sympathy, you lack power to summon IGP

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the senate "did not get it right" by tagging Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), "an enemy of democracy".Following Idris’ failure to appear before the senate on three different occasions, the upper legislative chamber said he is unfit to hold any public office.The IGP had been summoned over the growing insecurity in the country and [...]

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    Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Falana: Melaye receiving little dose of the humiliation Nigerians get from police

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the treatment Dino Melaye, embattled Kogi senator, is receiving from the police is similar to the “humiliation” Nigerians face in the hands of security agencies.The senator — accused of gunrunning, attempted suicide, among other offences — was arraigned by the police before two courts in Abuja and Kogi on a stretcher.Prior to that, he [...]

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    Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, say constituents can challenge the suspension of their lawmaker either in the national assembly or in any of the state house of assembly.In a statement on Monday, the senior advocate of Nigeria also reiterated his earlier stance that neither of the two chambers have the right to suspend a lawmaker.Three lawmakers have been suspended from the [...]

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    Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Falana: Senate, house of reps can sit without a mace

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is not mandatory for either of the two chambers in the national assembly to have a mace before sitting for plenary.The mace is the symbol of authority of both the senate and the house of representatives.Last week, that of the senate was stolen by some thugs who invaded the red chamber during plenary [...]

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    No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional for any legislative chamber to suspend or sack a member.He said this on a Channels Television news programme on Wednesday in reaction to the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the senate.Falana said only a competent court of law can suspend or remove a member of the legislature whether at local, state [...]

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