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FG not ready to respect Nigerians’ rights – Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has claimed there are no signs that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is ready to respect the rights of Nigerians. Speaking on Channels Television on Wednesday night, Falana also criticized the federal government for setting up the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery…

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Falana: Lauretta Onochie’s appointment as INEC commissioner illegal

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the Interim Chairman, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), Mr Femi Falana, has faulted the appointment of Mrs Loretta Onochie as an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Commissioner. Falana said Mrs Loretta Onochie is an unrepentant member of the ruling party and has consistently attacked members of other…

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Falana attacks Buhari over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has slammed the federal government for failing to take steps to end the extrajudicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement on Sunday, the lawyer said the government “has not gone beyond the regular condemnation” of the killings, while also accusing the South African government of inaction. DAILY…

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“Buhari needs to stop paying huge salaries & allowances to senators” – Falana reacts to Shehu Sani’s revelation on salary of senators

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the flamboyant salaries and allowances of Nigerian Senators and public office holders. Falana, in a statement said this in reaction to Senator Shehu Sani’s revelation concerning salary of Nigerian Senators. He said information by Sen Sani called for a review of…

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#endsars: SARS is partially an illegal squad that need to be overhauled – Falana

Rights Activist and Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana has said that Nigeria cannot afford to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) but needs to completely overhaul it. According to Falana, SARS is a legacy of the military government and a partially illegal squad which still operates like they are in a military regime. He, therefore,…

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Nigeria has some of the richest pastors worldwide “yet our people are getting poorer” – Femi Falana (Video)

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has in a talk discussed issues plaguing the country, from religious fundamentalism to corruption. Falana described Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose as a “Nigerian Trump” who dabbles in stomach infrastructure, “stealing all the money but giving people just some … tokenism.” He also expressed worry over the lack of…

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‘Trump’ in Ekiti eats boli with people, stealing all the money – Falana blasts Fayose

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has accused Ekiti governor, Ayo Fayose, of corruptly enriching himself. The legal luminary also described Fayose as a ‘Trump’. Falana spoke at the ongoing Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF) holding in Freedom Park, Lagos. “We have a Trump in Ekiti. Somebody is going out there to eat boli…

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Rich pastors ignoring the poor – Falana mocks Adeboye, others

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) condemned the rate of poverty and unemployment in the country, despite the existence of billionaire Christian leaders. Falana at the ongoing Lagos Book and Arts Festival (LABAF) holding in Freedom Park, Lagos, took a swipe at Nigerian pastors, accusing them of milking their congregants. The legal luminary wondered how…

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Reps, MAN, Falana, others reject Morocco’s bid to join ECOWAS

Members of the House of Representatives and other prominent Nigerians on Thursday warned Nigeria against supporting the application by Morocco to join the Economic Community of West African States. They also said Nigeria must not consider the option of exiting ECOWAS, having sacrificed so much for regional integration in the West African sub-region. The stakeholders…

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Falana to Buhari: You shouldn’t have encouraged Baru to treat Kachikwu with disdain

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the decision of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to bypass Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, in award of contracts and appointments cannot be justified by law. After Kachikwu wrote a petition against him, Baru said he did not break…

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Biafra: Falana blasts Obasanjo, Jonathan over advice to Buhari on IPOB

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticized two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, over their advice to President Muhammadu Buhari on how to tackle the tensions caused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Falana called on Obasanjo to apologise to Nigerians over the deployment of the military, to invade communities under…

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Call off soldiers from Kanu’s home – Falana advices Buhari

Activist-lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call off ssoldiers from the residence of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu. “I wish to submit, without any fear of contradiction, that the deployment of armed troops in Abia state and the house arrest of Mr. Kanu are illegal and unconstitutional,” Falana…

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No limit for Buhari’s resumption, the president can stay abroad for 3 Years – Femi Falana, Yusuf Ali

Two of Nigeria’s Senior Advocates on Monday, reacted to repeated calls for President Muhammadu Buhari who has been away in London for over 90 days to return or resign, saying that there is no constitutional time limit for his return. Speaking on yesterday’s protest, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said the constitution is silent…