Tag: Femi Falana

6 Days After NDA Attack: Falana Asks FG to secure release of abducted officer

Nigerian human rights activist and senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal Government to secure the release of the officer abducted during an attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy. Falana’s comments come days after gunmen stormed the NDA Permanent Headquarters in Kaduna State, killing two officers and[Read More…]

‘The President cannot be talking of looking for grazing routes in 2021 Nigeria’ – Femi Falana

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has condemned the Presidency’s approval to review grazing reserves in 25 states in the country. While speaking on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, Falana said: “we’ve gone beyond this stage of looking for grazing routes”. “As far as the law is[Read More…]

Femi Falana writes Malami, demands prosecution of ‘arrested’ 400 sponsors of terrorism

Human Rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN has demanded for prosecution of about 400 sponsors of terrorism reported to have been arrested by the federal government some months ago. In a Freedom of Information, FoI, requested dated August 3, 2021 and forwarded to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister[Read More…]

Falana, Falz, CSOs protest insecurity in Lagos

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and his Musician son, Folarin, aka Falz, along with hundreds of Lagos residents took to the streets to protest the state insecurity and the economic situation across the country The protesters, under the aegis of the Peoples Alternative Political Movement, marched from the[Read More…]

‘NNPC’s no May remittance threat is an attempt to blackmail Government’ – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate, Femi Falana says the threat by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to remit money into the federation account in May is an attempt to blackmail both federal and state governments into accepting deregulation policy of the downstream sector. Falana made the assertion on[Read More…]

Falana tells FG to arrest Gumi for meeting with bandits, and other northerners

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the Federal Government to arrest renowned Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, first before planning to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Igboho. Recall the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of planning to arrest, detain and[Read More…]

Sagay, Falana say it is unacceptable for the Federal Govt to use looted funds from Delta

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has asked the federal government to return £4.2 million Ibori loot to Delta state. The United Kingdom had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the federal government to return £4.2 million loot recovered from James Ibori, former governor of Delta,[Read More…]

‘I cannot clap for Buhari shoot-on-sight order’ says Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has criticised the shoot-on-sight order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari on unauthorised persons seen with a gun, saying that it can lead to the death of innocent people. Falana said he was similarly against the same directive when former president criticised Olusegun Obasanjo[Read More…]

Yakassai: Jonathan did not punish you, Tinubu, El-Rufai for criticism – Falana tells Buhari

Renowned lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has told President Muhammadu Buhari to embrace the criticism of his government as a reaction to the unconstitutional arrest and detention of Salihu Yakasai by the Department of State Services. Mr Yakasai, a former media aide of Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano State[Read More…]

Breaking: Lekki toll gate protesters to be charged to court #LekkiTollGate #Endsars

Protesters arrested at the Lekki toll gate are expected to be charged to court before the end of the day. Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria, told TheCable on Saturday that the arrested protesters will appear before a mobile court in Yaba, Lagos. According to Falana, they are being[Read More…]