Monday, November 12, 2018

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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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    Shi’ites protest: ‘Killer’ policemen must be prosecuted, says Falana

Shi’ites protest: ‘Killer’ policemen must be prosecuted, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for the prosecution of police officers who allegedly killed a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a protest on Monday.The Shi’ites had converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to demand the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the group, who has been in custody of the Department of State Services [...]

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    Falana: NNPC wrong to reject my request on disgraceful importation of fuel

Falana: NNPC wrong to reject my request on disgraceful importation of fuel

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rejecting a request to provide information on the amount of money spent on petrol subsidy and turnaround maintenance of refineries.Using the freedom of information (FOI) act, Falana asked the commission to disclose the revenue realised from the sale of the daily allocation of 445,000 barrels of crude oil [...]

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    BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has given the federal government seven days to rescue the abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.A total of 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, were declared missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked their school in February.The incident happened four years after the insurgents kidnapped 276  female students of Government Secondary [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does FOI restrict NNPC from disclosing details of crude oil sales?

FACT CHECK: Does FOI restrict NNPC from disclosing details of crude oil sales?

Following a request made by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, seeking details of some operations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the corporation said it is not mandated by law to provide such information.Falana had asked the commission to disclose the revenue realised from the sale of the daily allocation of 445,000 barrels of crude oil from June 1, [...]

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    NNPC to Falana: We can’t disclose how much Nigeria earns daily from crude oil sales

NNPC to Falana: We can’t disclose how much Nigeria earns daily from crude oil sales

The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) has denied the request of Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights acvitist, seeking to know how much revenue Nigeria is getting daily from the sale of crude oil.Falana had asked the commission to disclose the revenue realised from the sale of the daily allocation of 445,000 barrels of crude oil from June 1, 2015 [...]

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    Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Falana asks NBA to probe state attorneys for ‘refusing’ to prosecute murder suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has requested the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to investigate the attorneys-general in various states for their “refusal” to prosecute murder suspects.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), NBA president, Falana asked the association to probe the state attorneys for “failing” to investigate “criminal elements engaged in the reckless killing of innocent citizens” in the country.He [...]

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    Falana: Shame on governors for allowing FG usurp police power

Falana: Shame on governors for allowing FG usurp police power

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is a shame on governors for allegedly allowing the federal government to usurp power of the police.In an interview with ThisDay, Falana said Nigeria is largely ruled by "ignorance, incompetence and arrogance".He lamented the spate of killings without "sincere efforts" on the part of the government to proffer lasting solutions."The nation is largely ruled [...]

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