Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    The senate is yet to take a decision on Magu, says Falana

The senate is yet to take a decision on Magu, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the upper chamber of the national assembly is yet to take a decision on the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a statement issued late Thursday, Falana said the decision of the executive session of the senate to reject Magu cannot be binding on the red [...]

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    Falana to FG: Stop begging those who stole Nigeria’s money… fight them!

Falana to FG: Stop begging those who stole Nigeria’s money… fight them!

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the federal government to adopt an “aggressive policy” to recover looted funds instead of asking for loans.Falana said this on the sidelines of an event organised by the US embassy in Abuja to mark the international anti-corruption day.“People have stolen our money, why are you begging them to return it? We need to [...]

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    Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA),ought to enjoy the bail which courts granted.Dasuki is accused of diverting $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east.Adeniyi Ademola, a judge, had granted him bail in December, but the Department of State Services (DSS) refused to release [...]

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    Falana to FG: $30bn loan will jeopardise destiny of future generations

Falana to FG: $30bn loan will jeopardise destiny of future generations

Femi Falana, human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called on the federal government to shelve its plan to borrow $29.960 billion to execute key projects across the country.He said the government would be putting the collective destiny of the younger generation in jeopardy should be loan be secured.President Muhammadu Buhari recently sought the approval of the [...]

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    Falana writes Magu, demands probe of individuals who ‘diverted’ billions of dollars

Falana writes Magu, demands probe of individuals who ‘diverted’ billions of dollars

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the "criminal diversion of public funds and illegal withholding of funds from the federation account".In a letter dated September 23 and addressed to the chairman of the commission, Falana said due to the actions of a few corporate bodies and individuals who have engaged [...]

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    ‘It’s illegal’… Falana opposes Saraki, Sanusi, Dangote on sale of national assets

‘It’s illegal’… Falana opposes Saraki, Sanusi, Dangote on sale of national assets

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says recent interest in the country's assets to pull out of economic recession is merely an attempt to concentrate the nation's wealth in the hands of a few people.The talk of selling national assets to move out of recession was one of the more dominant news items of last week, after the likes of Bukola Saraki, president of the senate, Aliko [...]

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    Falana asks house of reps to suspend Jibrin’s probe

Falana asks house of reps to suspend Jibrin’s probe

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to stop the ongoing probe against Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman appropriations.Jibrin is expected to face the ethics and privileges committee on Monday, on alleged breach of lawmakers' privileges.But in a letter dated September 23, Falana, who is also Jibrin's counsel, told Dogara that the probe [...]

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    Senior lawyers frustrating the anti-corruption war, says Falana

Senior lawyers frustrating the anti-corruption war, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says some of the country's senior lawyers are aiding corruption by frustrating the prosecution of corrupt individuals through "orders of interlocutory or perpetual injunctions in favour of treasury looters".In a piece entitled 'The fight against anti-corruption agencies by NBA', Falana alleged that some of these lawyers have placed the rich and powerful individuals above the law.He said [...]

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    Falana asks FG to reject Switzerland’s conditions for returning $321m Abacha loot

Falana asks FG to reject Switzerland’s conditions for returning $321m Abacha loot

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to accept Switzerland's conditions for the return of $321 million loot of Sani Abacha, a former military ruler.In March, Nigeria and Switzerland signed a letter of intent for the repatriation of the assets, including $321 million allegedly stashed in Swiss banks.But Falana said the condition given by Swiss government, which allows [...]

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    Falana to DSS: Leave budget padding investigation for the police

Falana to DSS: Leave budget padding investigation for the police

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the Department of State Service to stay away from the investigation of federal lawmakers involved in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.After his removal as chairman of appropriations committee, Abdulmunin Jibrin had accused Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the house of representatives; Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker; Alhassan Ado Doguwa, house whip; and [...]

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    Falana: I was abused for rejecting N405m bribe from a governor

Falana: I was abused for rejecting N405m bribe from a governor

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has opened up on how some of his colleagues felt he was "stupid" because he rejected a N405 million money laundering deal from an unnamed governor.Falana explained that the governor confessed that he decided to choose the lawyer because “nobody will suspect you”.He said his colleagues who accepted the offer were later arrested and humiliated.Falana [...]

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    Legislators must refund salary collected for days they failed to sit, says Falana

Legislators must refund salary collected for days they failed to sit, says Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the federation, to compel federal legislators to refund a chunk of the salaries received in the past year.The human rights activist on Sunday, said the lawmakers had been paid for a year's worth of work, despite sitting for less than the required 181 days.He stressed that the labour [...]

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    Falana asks AGF to prosecute soldiers involved in Zaria ‘massacre’

Falana asks AGF to prosecute soldiers involved in Zaria ‘massacre’

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to prosecute soldiers who allegedly killed members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, in Zaria, Kaduna state, during a clash.In December, soldiers were involved in a fight with the sect members after the convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was allegedly barricaded.Though the [...]

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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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