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    PHOTOS: Protest in Abuja against Falana for criticising security agencies

PHOTOS: Protest in Abuja against Falana for criticising security agencies

A group, 'Save Nigeria Movement', has asked Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, to stop intimidating security agencies. The group held a rally in Abuja on Wednesday to say ''enough is enough'' to the senior advocate of Nigeria. The group led by one Solomon Semaka held up banners conveying their remonstrances such as -- ''Falana stop blackmailing Nigerian military'' and ''Falana enough is [...]

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    Falana calls for suspension of Morocco from AU

Falana calls for suspension of Morocco from AU

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called for the suspension of Morocco from the African Union over the alleged illegal occupation of parts of the territory of Western Sahara. The human rights lawyer made the call to African leaders at the recently concluded international conference on Western Sahara in Paris, capital of France. Falana, who is also the legal [...]

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    It’s part of third term agenda, says Falana over attack on media

It’s part of third term agenda, says Falana over attack on media

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the current administration might be plotting a third term agenda. According to PUNCH, Falana said this in Lagos while speaking at the presentation of a book entitled: "Testimony to Courage", written in honour of Dapo Olorunyomi, Premium Times publisher. The lawyer said the country had “gone to the dogs” and only the media could save it. “The [...]

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    DSS DG stopped answering my calls over Sowore, says Falana

DSS DG stopped answering my calls over Sowore, says Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), has stopped taking his calls. The senior lawyer said this while responding to the an earlier statement of Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS. Afunanya had accused Falana of playing to the gallery rather than reaching Bichi. In his response, Falana admitted that he he [...]

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    Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is plotting to file a fresh charge against Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, Falana said the aim is to further detain the publisher of SaharaReporters. Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and subsequently flown to Abuja where he is [...]

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    ‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

Femi Falana, senior of advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says lawyers waited to receive Omoyele Sowore at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court order to release him was served.  The DSS had on Friday said it received the order to free the convener of the Revolution Now movement, but there was no one to stand on his [...]

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    We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says legal measures will be taken against the Department of State Services (DSS) over its refusal to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement.  A federal high court in Abuja had on Wednesday oordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as "Mandate", but the DSS did not comply with the [...]

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    Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, on Wednesday, opposed the bid by the Department of State Services (DSS) to hide the identity of its witnesses in Sowore's trial. Falana told Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, that Hassan Liman, prosecution counsel, connived with the deputy chief registrar (DCR) of the court to shield the identity of his witnesses without [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari assented to an amendment bill that reviewed the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC). The amendment is expected to earn Nigeria an extra $1.4 billion in oil revenue per annum because of the new terms. Before now, the exploration companies did not pay any royalty on oil found 1000 metres in water depth. This [...]

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    Buhari approved ‘operation positive ID’, says Buratai

Buhari approved ‘operation positive ID’, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says President Muhammadu Buhari approved  ‘operation positive identification’ scheduled to commence on Friday. Buratai said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee investigating the operation. The planned operation scheduled to commence on November 1 through December 23, 2019, would require citizens to move about with a means of identification. Owing to the [...]

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    Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge presiding over the case of Omoyele Sowore,convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says she is concerned that the activist has not meet the bail conditions granted to him. While ruling on the application for variation of the bail conditions on Monday, Ojukwu said: "Considering the pedigree of the first defendant as observed in his application, it is rather unfortunate [...]

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    Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

A federal high court in Abuja has partially reviewed conditions of the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement. The court had earlier granted a N100 million bail to Sowore with two sureties who must be resident in Abuja and have landed properties within the federal capital territory. The court had held that the sureties must deposit original documents [...]

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    Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the national assembly to work with anti-graft agencies for the recovery of "$103.7 billion lost on oil sale". In a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the senior lawyer said if Nigeria can recover the money lost to oil sale, there would be no need to seek foreign loans. Nigeria is currently [...]

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    Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has apologised over his claim that Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), accepted an appointment from the current administration. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said it was a case of mistaken identity. While speaking at a Felabration, a programme in honour of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the senior lawyer was [...]

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    Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has transferred the case files of 67 Nigerians in its custody to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for possible release or arraignment in court. In a statement on Friday, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said this followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari. The 67 detainees have been held by the navy since last year when they [...]

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    Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says there is no plan by the Department of State Services (DSS) to report a federal high court judge to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting Omoyele Sowore bail. In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana said the report on the secret service petitioning the NJC against Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, who [...]

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