Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Melaye: No one – even Buhari or Saraki – deserves immunity

Melaye: No one – even Buhari or Saraki – deserves immunity

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west constituency at the national assembly, says no Nigerian – including the president and governors – should have immunity.A lot of judicial drama has been going on since the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) froze the Zenith Bank accounts of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, with Femi Falana, a senior advocate of [...]

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    Falana: Governors can be arrested, the era of absolute immunity gone

Falana: Governors can be arrested, the era of absolute immunity gone

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says any president or governor who commits criminal act could be arrested while in office.He said the supreme court had ruled out absolute immunity, therefore governors involved in criminal charges, including the leadership of the national assembly, must face the law.Falana said this in Benin on Saturday while speaking on: ‘Limit of [...]

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    Fayose’s aide: Falana wants to be gov… his opinion belongs to the trash can

Fayose’s aide: Falana wants to be gov… his opinion belongs to the trash can

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has alleged that Femi Falana, Lagos-based human rights lawyer, has been attacking his principal because of the lawyer’s interest to succeed Fayose.Reacting to a recent piece written by the legal practitioner, Olayinka alleged that Falana had formed the habit of defending any position that satisfies his “selfish desire”, taunting him [...]

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    Fashola, go easy on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Fashola, go easy on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

BY WASILAT FAMOJUREBabatunde Raji Fashola, SAN must act with a deep sense of responsibility and due regard for the law and the principles of natural justice. Fashola, the Honourable Minister of Power Works and Housing, is one of the shining lights of President Buhari’s cabinet. He is a ‘super minister’.The former Lagos governor has been given three major ministries, each of [...]

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    Buhari deceived Nigerians, says Falana

Buhari deceived Nigerians, says Falana

Femi Falana, Lagos-based human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buahri has reneged on his campaign promise of not increasing the pump price of petrol.Describing the increase as illegal, the lawyer demanded a reversal to the old rate. He said the government lacked statutory power to introduce new price regime because the body empowered to take such decision is yet to [...]

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    On live TV, Cynthia Morgan says 4 x 2 is equal to 6

On live TV, Cynthia Morgan says 4 x 2 is equal to 6

Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, Nigerian rapper and dance hall artiste better known as Cynthia Morgan, has now joined the list of Nigerian celebrities who have failed questions on live TV.The 24-year-old Northside music artiste was a guest on the first edition of the Bigger Friday Friday Show on MTV Base.When asked for the product of the mathematical equation ‘2x2x2/2-2’, the German [...]

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    ‘This industry is in a coma’ and 4 other lessons from the Nigerian entertainment conference

‘This industry is in a coma’ and 4 other lessons from the Nigerian entertainment conference

The fourth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference held recently at landmark conference centre in Lagos, on April 15, and was an avenue for celebrities to share their thoughts on the entertainment industry and ways of solving its problems.Here are five interesting things we gathered from the conference: THE INDUSTRY IS IN A COMA Some celebrities were vocal about their opinion of the Nigerian entertainment industry [...]

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    Did Simi just ‘brother-zone’ Falz?

Did Simi just ‘brother-zone’ Falz?

Simisola Ogunleye, Nigerian singer and song writer, on Tuesday ‘brother-zoned’ Femi Falana, Nigerian rapper better known as Falz, to dispel rumours of an attraction between them.Simi took to her Twitter page to express her feelings for Falz, saying “Falz is hot".https://twitter.com/SympLySimi/status/719868422167904257Her fans were quick to read meaning into her tweet as they began making comments about her tweet.In response to a [...]

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    Did Davido just call Dele Momodu his ‘boy’?

Did Davido just call Dele Momodu his ‘boy’?

It seems that Davido, Nigerian musician born David Adeleke, hit out at Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine, in the song he just featured in.In a track titled Bahd Baddo Baddest released by Femi Falana, a Nigerian rapper popularly known as Falz da Bahd guy, Adeleke referred to a ‘Mr Dele’ as his boy.“Some people say dem bad like me [...]

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    ICC acknowledges Falana’s petition against Okonjo-Iweala

ICC acknowledges Falana’s petition against Okonjo-Iweala

The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague has confirmed receiving a petition sent by human rights lawyer Femi Falana over alleged crimes against humanity committed in the context of the arms procurement scandal.The ICC revealed this in a letter dated February 1, with reference: OTP-CR-32/16 and signed by Mark P. Dillon, head of information & evidence unit of the [...]

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    Falana asks ICC to ‘arrest’ Okonjo-Iweala

Falana asks ICC to ‘arrest’ Okonjo-Iweala

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has requested the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, former minister of finance, for failing to “prevent systematic and widespread corruption” in the previous administration.The ICC is empowered by an international treaty to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.In a petition sent to Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor [...]

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    Falana: Lagarde lacks integrity to recover Nigeria’s loot

Falana: Lagarde lacks integrity to recover Nigeria’s loot

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), lacks the moral integrity to recover Nigeria’s loot locked in foreign countries.Speaking at the Osun State University, Ifetedo, on Wednesday, Falana highlighted the issues Lagarde herself was facing in her home country.“The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde stated [...]

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    Falana urges Buhari to dissolve courts-martial

Falana urges Buhari to dissolve courts-martial

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and chief of army staff, Tukur Burutai, to put an end to courts-martial in the country.Falana, who appreciated the government’s reinstatement of 3,032 soldiers on Thursday, said more still has to be done by dismissing the military courts.“The immediate past military authorities put several [...]

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    Falana: Buhari does not need G7 to succeed

Falana: Buhari does not need G7 to succeed

Legal practitioner and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has opposed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to solicit assistance from G7 in solving the Boko Haram challenge or any other.The lawyer said the assistance that Nigeria sought from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank nearly three decades remains a contributory factor to the high level of poverty recorded [...]

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    54 soldiers to die by firing squad for mutiny

54 soldiers to die by firing squad for mutiny

A Nigerian Army court martial sitting at the army headquarters garrison, Abacha barracks in Abuja, has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad.The soldiers, attached to the 7th division of the army in Maiduguri, were found guilty of mutiny charges.The soldiers were found guilty of rebelling against the authorities of their division back in August.On September, 12 out of 18 [...]

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    Judge ‘not ready’ for judgement on #Bringbackourgirls vs Mbu

Judge ‘not ready’ for judgement on #Bringbackourgirls vs Mbu

Justice S E Aladetoyindo of the Federal High Court, Maitama, on Monday deferred judgment on the case between the #Bringbackourgirls group and the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu.When the case was called on Monday, the presiding judge simply told the counsel to the plaintiff: “Judgment on the case is not ready. I will communicate another date to you."The #Bringbackourgirls [...]

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