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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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    #BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

#BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

The legal representative of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Femi Falana (SAN), says the group is ready to cooperate with the police to achieve the common goal of maintaining law and order.At the hearing of the suit filed by Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG group against the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Falana argued [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls group challenges ban in court

#BringBackOurGirls group challenges ban in court

The #BringBackOurGirls protesters in Abuja pressuring the federal government to expedite the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls are filing a suit in court on Tuesday to challenge Monday’s ban of their protest by commissioner of police in the city, Mbu Joseph Mbu.The group, which has been organising sit-ins and marches to key government actors over the last 34 days, [...]

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    Fuel subsidy debate heats up national confab

Fuel subsidy debate heats up national confab

Plenary resumed at the ongoing National Conference on Monday, with delegates engaging in heated deliberations over the recommendation of the committee on public finance and revenue generation that fuel subsidy should be totally removed.Chairman of the committee, Sen. Adamu Aliero, presented the report, saying subsidy on petroleum products was a major financial burden on the nation.He said the removal of [...]

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