Saturday, September 22, 2018

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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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    Falana writes IGP, demands reports of investigations into large-scale killings

Falana writes IGP, demands reports of investigations into large-scale killings

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written a letter to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), requesting reports of probes into various large-scale killings.In a letter dated February 14, the lawyer demanded the reports on killings which occurred from 2011 to 2017.He said the demand was necessitated by the failure to prosecute armed gangs that have engaged in the “mindless” [...]

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    DSS lacks the power to summon IBB’s spokesman, says Falana

DSS lacks the power to summon IBB’s spokesman, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) lacks the power to summon Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Banangida.The secret police invited Afegbua to its headquarters in Abuja shortly after he had honoured a similar invitation from the police.The police had declared him wanted over a statement he issued on behalf of his principal [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Falana writes Buhari: Extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders could attract UN sanction

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the extradition of some Cameroonian sepratist leaders could attract sanction from the United Nations.On January 26, the federal government extradited separatist leaders, who were arrested at a hotel in Abuja.In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Falana said the deportees were not illegal immigrants.The lawyer said they were gathered at the Abuja hotel to [...]

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    ‘Court didn’t order his removal’, ‘He should quit’ — Lawyers argue over ruling on Magu

‘Court didn’t order his removal’, ‘He should quit’ — Lawyers argue over ruling on Magu

The high court judgment regarding the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the senate seems to have raised more questions than answers.What now becomes of Magu? Is it against the law for him to continue in that position? How long can he continue to function in acting capacity?John Tsoho, a judge [...]

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