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    Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says $12.7 billion worth of crude oil was stolen from Nigeria between 2011 and 2014.Goodluck Jonathan was president during the three years mentioned by the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).According to THISDAY, Falana made the comment on Thursday while speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of [...]

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    Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Falana says travel ban will expose FG to ridicule, calls for its withdrawal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the travel ban placed on 50 high-profile Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari should be withdrawn "without any delay".In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the directive which is backed by an executive order signed by the president is an "ingenious design to expose the Buhari administration to ridicule".He said the executive arm of government is [...]

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    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    Falana asks police to reverse dismissal of officers who invaded Clark’s house

Falana asks police to reverse dismissal of officers who invaded Clark’s house

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the police officers who invaded the house of Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, should not have been dismissed from the force.Three of the four officers involved in the act were dismissed after they searched Clark’s residence based on a tip-off but did not find anything incriminating.The police have since apologised to the Ijaw leader over [...]

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    Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release the names of 294 detainees in custody of the service.In a letter to Seiyefa on Tuesday, the lawyer accused the DSS of impunity, saying the detention of the suspects for over two years amounts to infringement of their fundamental human right.The letter reads [...]

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    Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is hiding under the cloak of national interest to justify his disobedience of court orders.While speaking at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA in Abuja, Buhari had said the rule of law is subject to national interest.The president had said: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of [...]

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    Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Falana: Those who cornered our commonwealth shouldn’t talk of restructuring

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says those who have cornered the country’s commonwealth should not be allowed to talk of restructuring.Falana made the submission on Wednesday when he delivered a paper at the Mike Okonkwo annual lecture in Lagos.According to the lawyer, restructuring would not guarantee unity or political stability without the "democratisation of powers."He said former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar [...]

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    Falana replies Buhari: National security is subject to rule of law

Falana replies Buhari: National security is subject to rule of law

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says national security is subject to the rule of law.He said President Muhammadu Buhari should not place government security above the security of individual Nigerians.Falana made the remark during a presentation at the 2018 conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on Wednesday.The human rights lawyer made reference to the president's [...]

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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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