Tag: Human rights Lawyer

APC has perfected plans to rule Nigeria Indefinitely – Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana says

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely. NewsWireNGR recalls that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had also boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years until their defeat during the 2015 elections. Falana, a[Read More…]

Femi Falana says civil war is already happening in Nigeria

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has warned that the 2023 general elections is at risk and could be shelved because some parts of the country are faced with what he described as civil war. Mr Falana stated this on Thursday while speaking at the south-west constitution review public hearing in[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…]

Femi Falana wonders why Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed defends herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifles

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed while serving as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, demolished people’s houses because they encroached on government land. Falana, therefore, stated that it was funny that Bala could turn around to say that herdsmen have a right[Read More…]

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the appointment of Lauretta Onochie into INEC

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the appointment of Lauretta Onochie, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement signed on Tuesday, hours after the President announced the appointment, Mr Falana listed some criteria provided in the Constitution[Read More…]

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana denies receiving N28m from Ibrahim Magu

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has denied receiving N28m from the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, who is being investigated for corruption allegations by a special presidential panel. Falana, in a pre-action letter signed by his lawyer, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN),[Read More…]

$12.7 billion Worth of Crude Oil Stolen From Nigeria During Goodluck Jonathan Says Femi Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says $12.7 billion worth of crude oil was stolen from Nigeria between 2011 and 2014. Goodluck Jonathan was president during the three years mentioned by the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). THISDAY Newspaper, is reporting that Falana made the comment on Thursday while speaking at the[Read More…]

Buhari Can Leave Magu In Acting Capacity – Femi Falana Says

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is empowered by the constitution to appoint Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for as long as possible. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels TV programme, on Friday, Falana said it was incorrect to[Read More…]

“Buhari Has Taken Us Back To 1984” – Says Human Rights Lawyer

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, human rights lawyer, wants the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to boycott the courts indefinitely in protest of the invasion of judges’ homes by the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement on Saturday, Adegboruwa described the raidas “full blown dictatorship now in action”, saying “It is now[Read More…]

DSS Lacks Rights To Investigate House of Reps Speaker Dogara, Says Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), added his voice to the call for investigation and prosecution of federal lawmakers involved in the padding of the 2016 budget, but said the Department of State Service lacked both the moral and legal rights to carry out the probe. Falana said in[Read More…]