Tag: Mr. Femi Falana

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…]

Lai Mohammed Denies Spending N3.4b On “Change Begins With Me” Campaign

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has demanded a retraction of libelous publications by the Daily Independent Newspaper, Omo Bazuaye and Akin Fadeyi over “Change Begins With Me” campaign. The minister made the demand in letters written to the newspaper, Bazuaye and Fadeyi by Falana & Falana’s[Read More…]

NBA Defending the Human Rights of Politically-Exposed Persons Accused of Looting the Treasury

Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN, has stated that “by invoking human rights whenever politically-exposed persons are asked by the anti-graft agencies to account for the mega looting of the nation’s treasury”, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, gives the impression that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government should not carry on[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…]

“Nigerian Army “illegally” Used To Defend Buratai Dubai Properties” – Falana Wants Buhari To Sack Army Chief

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, if the army chief fails to voluntarily resign following the revelation that he purchased properties worth $1.5m in Dubai. Falana said in a statement that despite Buratai’s[Read More…]

Falana Says Any President Or Governor Who Commits Criminal Act Could Be Arrested

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana said any president or governor who committed criminal act could be arrested while in office and taken for trials. Falana said this while speaking on: “Limit of executive immunity” in Benin to mark the 60th birthday of the Secretary to the[Read More…]

Femi Falana Tells Speaker Dogara Not To Join The Senate In Amending The Code of Conduct Bureau Act

Nigeria’s leading human rights and constitutional lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana has drawn the attention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to what he described as the illegal and hasty move by the Senate to amend the Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal Act. The bill[Read More…]