Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Falana: Obasanjo had the opportunity to be great but he chose to install corruption

Falana: Obasanjo had the opportunity to be great but he chose to install corruption

Femi Falana, human rights activist, has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop insulting the collective intelligence and memories of Nigerians having "instituted the culture of impunity in the country".Falana spoke in Benin on Friday, while reacting to Obasanjo’s special statement last week, which asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.The human rights activist said Obasanjo had the opportunity [...]

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    Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the government is failing in its "most basic" duty of protecting citizens.The lawyer said this while reacting to a claim by Amnesty International that the deployment of soldiers in various communities had resulted in “excessive use of force, unlawful killings and extrajudicial executions.”Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, had said that at least 35 [...]

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    Falana: Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era

Falana: Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Africa's educational syllabus is still stuck in the colonial era.Falana made this comment in a paper titled 'The Politics of Education in the Developing World: The African Perspective' which was delivered at the convocation lecture of The West African Union University, Cotonou, Benin Republic on Saturday, January 26.He warned that “Africa is being [...]

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    Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Falana: A committee to end herdsmen killings? They are just deceiving Nigerians

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says the federal government is “chasing shadows” by setting up a committee on the herdsmen killings in the country.On Thursday, the national economic council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo constituted a 10-man working committee, including nine governors, to address the killings.But Falana disagreed with the council on the move. He said the current [...]

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    Falana: This govt can’t justify decision to treat herdsmen as sacred cows

Falana: This govt can’t justify decision to treat herdsmen as sacred cows

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Buhari administration cannot justify its decision to "treat herdsmen as sacred cows" after it crushing other armed groups.In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said herdsmen who are armed should be disarmed by the government.The lawyer said the "much delayed" ranches should be established by the government as a solution to the frequent clashes [...]

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    Falana speaks on arrests of separatist leaders, asks FG not to declare war on South Cameroonians

Falana speaks on arrests of separatist leaders, asks FG not to declare war on South Cameroonians

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to release the Cameroonian leaders arrested in Abuja.On Friday, security forces arrested leaders of Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country.The Cameroonians, numbering about 10, were picked when the group was having a meeting at Nera Hotel in Abuja.In a statement over the weekend, Falana [...]

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    SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) is made up of members of the armed forces who are trained to kill.Falana said the SARS operatives accused of extra-judicial killings and brutality are trained soldiers.In an interview on TVC, the rights advocate spoke on the demand by Nigerians for SARS to be scrapped."SARS was actually [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

Falana writes Buhari: DSS embarrassing your govt with unlawful arrests

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of “embarrassing” the current administration through “illegal” arrest and detention innocent citizens.In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the lawyer alleged that the secret police is using its operations to settle personal scores.Falana said contrary to Buhari's promise to ensure “responsible and accountable governance at all levels [...]

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    Falana sues FCDA for N100m over manhole accident

Falana sues FCDA for N100m over manhole accident

Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, has sued the federal capital development authority (FCDA) after claiming he fell into a manhole.Falana had said the accident which took place on October 27, forced him to use a walking stick.“I broke my leg and I am even wearing Plaster of Paris and I was even hospitalised. So, I won’t like the ordinary Nigerian leave [...]

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    Falana tackles Malami: Your claim is false… I bought no property from EFCC

Falana tackles Malami: Your claim is false… I bought no property from EFCC

Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, says he never bought a property in Maitama District, Abuja, from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The property, said to have been recovered by the presidential task force on pension reform, was linked to Abdulrasheed Maina, a former pension boss whose recall into the civil service is being probed.In a statement on [...]

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    Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for the prosecution of all the Department of State Services operatives who prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting former heads of two agencies.Earlier in the week, EFCC officials stormed the residences of Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of DSS, and Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to arrest [...]

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    Media coalition condemns Saraki’s antics against Sahara Reporters

Media coalition condemns Saraki’s antics against Sahara Reporters

The Coalition for Press Freedom and Whistleblower Protection (CPFWP), a group of media and civil society organisations, has condemned the use of violence with impunity against the online media organisation, Sahara Reporters, "at the apparent behest of Senate President Bukola Saraki".In a joint statement signed by 15 of its members, TheCable inclusive, the coalition expressed worries that every attempt by Sahara [...]

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    Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

In celebration of its anniversary, Global Patriot, an online Newspaper, is bringing together a host of notable personalities for a public lecture and awards ceremony.They are Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture; Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development; Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state; and Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist.Others are Femi Adesina, special [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

EXTRA: ‘I won’t leave it to God’ — Falana to sue FG after falling into manhole

Femi Falana is presently "limping and using a walking stick". The federal government, he says, is to blame for his condition.The senior advocate of Nigeria said he sustained injuries on Tuesday after falling into a manhole.Falana, who says he's now "wearing a plaster of Paris", insists he won't leave the matter to God "like the ordinary Nigerian".The human rights lawyer [...]

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    Terminate the agony of Zakzaky, Falana writes Buhari

Terminate the agony of Zakzaky, Falana writes Buhari

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and Zainab Elzakzaky, his wife.The lawyer has written a series of letters to the president over the arrest of the IMN leader.In a letter dated November 7, Falana said the refusal of the federal government to [...]

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