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    Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Falana writes Buhari, seeks release of 40 Nigerians from ‘illegal custody’ of navy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been in “illegal custody” of the Nigerian navy.In a letter on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the individuals had been arrested and imprisoned without being arraigned in court.TheCable had earlier reported how the detainees including Dada Labinjo, a navy [...]

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Falana: EFCC respects rights of influential criminal suspects

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of only respecting the rights of influential criminal suspects.Presenting a paper on Wednesday at the 2019 law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe branch, Lagos state, Falana said Nigeria operates a double criminal justice system, one for the rich and the other for [...]

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    Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Falana writes AGF: Navy detaining 10 more Nigerians without trial

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has raised the alarm over the alleged unlawful detention of ten more Nigerians by the Nigerian navy.In a letter addressed to Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Falana said the citizens have been in detention since October, 2018.This comes amid the criticism trailing similar detention of 15 other Nigerians by the [...]

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    ‘When did they disappear?’– Falana tackles navy over 15 detainees

‘When did they disappear?’– Falana tackles navy over 15 detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, is challenging the Nigerian navy over its claim that it does not know the whereabouts of 15 citizens who have been detained for seven months without trial.Suleman Dahun, navy’s director of information, on Monday had said that the detainees disappeared from custody.“We don’t know where they are,” PUNCH had quoted him to have said.The detainees, including [...]

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    Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has faulted the argument of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Atiku Abubakar's eligibility to run for president.He said the party's stance that Abubakar is originally from Cameroon implies those who voted in his ward, including for President Muhammadu Buhari, are Cameroonians as well.Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging Buhari's re-election [...]

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    Osoba: Clamour for restructuring has worsened Nigeria’s problems

Osoba: Clamour for restructuring has worsened Nigeria’s problems

Olusegun Osoba, a member of the 1976 constitution drafting committee, says the clamour for restructuring has compounded Nigeria's problems.Osoba said restructuring campaign has been used as a means to loot the nation's treasury.He asked the masses not to relent in their struggle for a better country, adding that Nigeria needs to adopt a constitution that is progressive and beneficial to [...]

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    Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

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    Falana: Courts have legitimised vote buying

Falana: Courts have legitimised vote buying

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the courts have legitimised vote buying.Speaking on Wednesday at the ninth forum of the anti-corruption situation room in Abuja, Falana said since 1999, the purchase of votes has been the order of the day.He said measures should be put in place in a bid to reform the country's process "in a way that we [...]

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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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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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