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Lawyers Committee Shortlists Keyamo, 22 others For SAN Rank

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Radical Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo and 22 others, have been shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee for an interview preparatory to the award of the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria on them. The names of shortlisted candidates were contained in a statement on Tuesday by the ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: Keyamo, Ezekwesili Berate Mbu, Slam Ban On Protests

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Radical Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo Esq. has faulted the order by the Commissioner of Police of the Federal Capital Territory, Joseph Mbu, banning further protests on the #BringBackOurGirls in the nation’s capital. This is just as leader of the group in Abuja, former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has ... Read More »

Okah Brothers: We Didn’t Mastermind The Abduction Of Clark’s Son

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The Okah brothers have denied the allegation by Ijaw national leader,Chief Edwin Clark, that they were behind the recent abduction of his son, Ebikeme, in Delta State recently. While the elder Okah, Henry, is currently serving a jail term in South Africa for masterminding the October 1, 2010 bombings in ... Read More »

EFCC Files Amended Money Laundering Charge Against Femi Fani-Kayode

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday filed an amended money laundering charge against a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, at a Federal High Court in Lagos. At the resumed hearing of the case, the Prosecutor, Mr Festus Keyamo informed the court of the amended charge containing 40 ... Read More »

Festus Keyamo: I Feel Vindicated Over Sack Of Service Chiefs

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Human Rights Activist and radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo has hailed yesterday’s removal of the Service Chiefs by President Goodluck Jonathan as a step in the right direction, saying it vindicated his earlier position that their appointments in the first place did not follow constitutionally laid down procedures. The president Thursday ... Read More »

Independence Day Bombing: Court Orders Okah To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the Nigerian Prison Service to allow, Charles Okah, a terrorist suspect, to be subjected to psychiatric examination. Justice Gabriel Kolawole gave the order following Okah’s alleged display of mental incapacitation on arrival in court for from the Kuje Prison, Abuja. Okah, ... Read More »

N/Delta Militants Give Benin Republic Authorities 48hrs To Release Asari-Dokubo

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The Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF, has warned Nigeria’s tiny West African neighbor, Benin Republic, to free its leader, Mujahid Asari Dokubo or be ready to incur its wrath. The NDPVF, a former militant group founded by Dokubo, issued the warning in a statement signed by its leaders, Mr. ... Read More »

Beninoise Gendarmes Arrest Ex-Militant, Asari-Dokubo In Cotonou

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Ex-leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, was on Tuesday arrested in Cotonou, capital of Benin Republic. It was learnt that the former militant leader, who claims to be a citizen of the tiny West African country, was arrested at about 1.00pm by the country’s ... Read More »

Money Laundering: Absence Of Prosecution Counsel Stalls Ex-Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode’s Trial

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The absence of prosecution counsel on Thursday stalled the trial of Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, over alleged N230 million money laundering charge. Fani-Kayode is standing trial on a 47-count charge before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The trial could not continue as scheduled because the lead counsel to ... Read More »

APC Debunks Reports Keyamo Has Been Adopted To Replace Late Senator Ewherido In Senate

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Reports in a section of the media that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo, as its candidate for the forthcoming bye-election into the vacant Delta Central Senatorial District seat has been described as misleading by the party’s interim National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Tom Ikimi. ... Read More »

APC Will Chase PDP Out Of Delta State In 2015, Says Keyamo

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Radical lawyer and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Festus Keyamo, has declared that come 2015, the APC will take over the state from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Keyamo gave the assurance at his residence in Effurun near Warri, Ovwie Local Government ... Read More »

Senator Didn’t Finish Secondary School, Keyamo Claims As He Sues WAEC To Produce His Certificate

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Mr. Festus Keyamo has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the West African Examination Council, WAEC, to produce a copy of the certificate it purportedly issued to Senator Hope Uzodinma in 1982. The Lagos lawyer stated that his suit was necessitated by the refusal of WAEC to ... Read More »

Victory For Due Process: Court Declares Jonathan’s Appointment Of Service Chiefs Illegal

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The appointments of all the service chiefs by President Goodluck Jonathan has been declared as unconstitutional, illegal, null and void by a court in Abuja because they lacked the approval of the Senate as required by the Constitution. Delivering judgement yesterday in a case filed before it since 2008 by ... Read More »

Money Laundering Charges: Court Bars Keyamo From Prosecuting Fani-Kayode

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Festus Keyamo has been barred by a Federal High Court in Lagos from further prosecution of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode over alleged money laundering charges. Mr. Fani-Kayode was charged in 2008 with 47 counts of money laundering amounting to N500 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes ... Read More »

June 12: Keyamo Blasts Activists For Leaving Politics In The Hands Of Undemocratic Forces

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As the 20th anniversary of June 12 draws nigh, human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has berated Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi; late Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti and a host of other activists involved in the June 12, struggle, stating that their selfishness is the cause ... Read More »

Payback Time For Keyamo As NANS Vows To Mobilize For His 2015 Guber Ambition

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National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, under the aegis of Joint Campuses Committee (Abuja Axis), has thrown its weight behind the candidature of Mr. Festus Keyamo in the 2015 gubernatorial polls in Delta State. Officials of NANS, who paid a courtesy visit to Keyamo in his Abuja office, said  their ... Read More »

Shema, Lamido, Keyamo Welcome Amnesty Committee For Boko Haram

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Governors of Katsina and Jigawa states, Ibrahim Shema and Sule Lamido, have praised President Goodluck Jonathan for initiating moves that could lead to the offer of amnesty to members of the extremists group, Boko Haram. Mr. Shema said the president’s move showed courage. He urged all those aggrieved to lay ... Read More »

Paul Play Sues MTN, Ultima For Unlawful Use Of Song

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Paul Play Dairo has reportedly sued mobile telecommunications giant, MTN and Ultima Limited for the unlawful use of his smash song ‘Angel of my life’ in the popular TV show, MTN Project Fame West Africa without his consent. The music star was faraway in the United States of America last ... Read More »

$3 Million Bribe: Keyamo Files Charges Against Farouk Lawal

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A Lagos based lawyer, Festus Keyamo on Wednesday entered a 4-count criminal charge against the erstwhile Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on fuel subsidy probe, Farouk Lawal for allegedly collecting the sum of $3million as bribe from the Chairman of Zenon oil and gas, Femi Otedola. Mr ... Read More »

Henry Okah: Festus Keyamo Condemns Judgement… Insists Okah Mustn’t Die In S/Africa

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Radical lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo, has picked holes in the conviction of alleged militant leader, Henry Okah, of terrorism charges in a South African court, Monday. The Lawyer in a statement, said Henry Okah was not given a fair trial and gave indication that the ruling will be ... Read More »

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