Friday, February 22, 2019

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    Falana: It’s sad that CCT has reduced itself to an appendage of presidency

Falana: It’s sad that CCT has reduced itself to an appendage of presidency

Femi Falana, human rights activist, has advised Danladi Umar, chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to respond to the query served on him by the  Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).Umar had questioned the power of the FJSC to query him while dismissing the allegation of judicial misconduct arising from the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria.The CCT chairman [...]

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    Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Falana: NBA’s protest over Onnoghen is a mockery of legal profession

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the directive of the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for lawyers to boycott courts for two days in protest against the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a mockery of the legal profession.NBA had on Monday announced this decision at its emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting [...]

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    Falana: No court can stop prosecution before CCT

Falana: No court can stop prosecution before CCT

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no court has the right to stop a trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He said this in reaction to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had backed his action with a CCT order even though different courts ruled that the matter be put [...]

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    Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Falana tackles the 12 lawyers in Buhari’s cabinet over Onnoghen’s suspension

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says both the bar and bench have played into the hands of those sponsoring fascism in the country.Falana said this while reacting to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), by President Muhammadu Buhari.Falana said it is intriguing that the 12 lawyers in Buhari's cabinet (Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inclusive) did not dissuade [...]

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    Rann bombing: Falana accuses air force of cover up, demands compensation for victims

Rann bombing: Falana accuses air force of cover up, demands compensation for victims

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to compensate victims of the accidental bombing in Rann, Borno state.At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed in January 2017 when a Nigerian air force jet accidentally bombed an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the town.In a letter dated January 17, 2019, and [...]

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    Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Falana asks FG to terminate criminal proceedings against CJN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to terminate the criminal proceedings against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The Code of Conduct Bureau had filed a six-count charge of false assets declaration against Onnoghen after a petition by the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group.The federal government also asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence [...]

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    Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no state in Nigeria is fighting corruption while noting that it is only Kano that has an anti-corruption commission.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this on Thursday when he was featured on a show on Arise Television.While commenting on Nigeria's anti-corruption effort in 2018, Falana said the fight cannot be limited to the [...]

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    Fashola asks court to dismiss Falana’s suit compelling FG to fix Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Fashola asks court to dismiss Falana’s suit compelling FG to fix Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to dismiss a fundamental rights suit filed against the federal government by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer.Falana had asked the court to compel the government to fix the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, which leads to the seaport in the nation's commercial capital.The poor state of the [...]

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    Falana asks FG to withdraw no-work, no-pay directive to varsities

Falana asks FG to withdraw no-work, no-pay directive to varsities

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government erred on its directive for public universities to stop salaries of lecturers who are on strike.  The no-work no-pay rule was issued in reaction to the indefinite strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on November 5.In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the salaries of the lecturers [...]

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    Falana to EFCC: Sealing assets of suspects not the way to fight corruption

Falana to EFCC: Sealing assets of suspects not the way to fight corruption

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop sealing off assets belonging to suspects of financial crimes.The lawyer gave the advice in Ikeja at the presentation of ‘Compendium of High-Profile Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases in Nigeria'.Falana said sealing of properties while cases were still pending in courts does [...]

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    2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

The  Niger Delta Ambassadors for Change (NDAC) has disowned Peter Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta, on plans by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government to rig the 2019 polls.The group rejected his position even as it distanced the Niger Delta region from the claim.In a statement, Lucky Spiff, national president of the group, said Orubebe was quoted by several publications as [...]

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    Falana: Buhari, ECOWAS leaders must obey court orders

Falana: Buhari, ECOWAS leaders must obey court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders must obey court orders in the interest of political stability.Tayo Soyemi, a member of staff of the Falana and Falana Chambers, quoted the lawyer as saying this while speaking at the on going "ECOWAS Consultative Meeting on Access to Justice and [...]

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    Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says corruption would have reduced in Africa if western countries do not help in keeping looted funds. He said this at the African non-governmental organisation (NGO) forum held in Banjul, Gambia.The lawyer accused the western media and Transparency International (TI) of failing to join the campaign for the repatriation of the looted wealth of Africa."If the western countries [...]

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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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