Monday , 23 January 2017

Tag Archives: Human Rights Activist

How I Rejected Ex-Gov’s Offer Of One Million Pounds To Launder Money – Falana


Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, has revealed that he once rejected a million pounds brief from a former governor in order to help him (ex-governor) launder funds abroad. Mr. Falana, therefore, asked lawyers not to succumb to the temptation of filthy lucre to …

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No More ‘Absolute Immunity’ For President, Govs – Falana


Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana, has again taken a swipe at Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, saying he would not escape justice over the controversy surrounding the freezing of the governor’s bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Falana …

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Bahrain detains human rights activist during raid on his home


Bahraini police hаvе detained а prominent activist durіng а raid оn hіѕ home early оn Monday, rights groups аnd hіѕ family said, part оf а wide crackdown оn dissent mоrе thаn fіvе years аftеr thе Arab uprising. It wаѕ nоt immediately clear whу authorities detained Nabeel Rajab, president оf thе …

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MASSOB Are Jokers For Claiming S/South States Is Part Of Biafra – Kokori

Frank Kokori

Human rights activist and former labour union leader, Chief Frank Kokori, has carpeted the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, for saying that the South-South is Biafran territory. MASSOB had said in a statement on Sunday said that “anybody who says that Akwa Ibom, Rivers, …

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Falana Petitions Coca-Cola Over Alleged Breach Of Int’l Standards, Refusal To Subject Products To Regulatory Inspection

Femi Falana-Coca Cola

Human rights activist Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr Femi Falana, has petitioned the United States-based Coca-Cola Company, over the failure of the company in Nigeria to respect international standards in its manufacturing process as well as its refusal to subject its products to inspection by the Consumer Protection Council …

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Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Toll Gate: Court Adjourns Suit To Feb. 7

lekki-ikoyi link bridge

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed Feb. 7 for hearing in a suit against the Lagos State Government, over collection of tolls on the newly constructed Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. A Human Rights Activist, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, had filed the suit, challenging the collection of tolls on the bridge, …

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Nigeria’s Future In The Hands Of The Youths – Oshiomhole


Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has said that the future of the country remains in the hands of the youths, adding that there is no nation without problems. The governor stated this while declaring open a youth summit to mark the nation’s centenary in Benin. He urged Nigerians to be …

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Festus Keyamo: I Feel Vindicated Over Sack Of Service Chiefs


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 …

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Arrest Of Rivers Assembly Leader: Mbu’s Desperation Exposing Nigeria Police To Ridicule – Falana


Lagos lawyer and Human Rights activist, Mr.Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday labelled the conduct of the Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu as embarrassing following the arrest of the Leader of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Chidi Lloyd for alleged double murder. The police had accused Lloyd of …

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Falana To Chime: Your Wife Briefed Me On Her Illegal Detention


Human Rights Activist and Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has debunked the claim by Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State that he did not receive a request from the state’s First Lady, Clara Chime, to help save her from illegal detention at the Government House, Enugu, on the orders of …

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Falana, Lawyers Differ On Planned Repatriation Of Prisoners From Uk To Nigerian Jails


Lagos Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Friday in Lagos that the human rights community would challenge the Federal Government if any prisoner repatriation programme was implemented in the country. Falana told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the programme, which would enable Nigerians serving …

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Jonathan’s National Dialogue A Fraudulent Exercise – Shehu Sani


Foremost northern Human Rights Activist and President of the Civil Rights Congress (CRC), Shehu Sani on Friday said that the proposed national dialogue by President Goodluck Jonathan is a farce as it is only aimed at placating agitators of a Sovereign National Conference and not to address the core issues …

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Community Embarks On Fast Over Ozekhome’s Abduction


Following the abduction of human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, people of Iviukwe in Weppawanno kingdom in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, the ancestral home of the lawyer, were yesterday in mourning as both Muslims and Christians embarked on dry fast for quick release of their …

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Senior Advocate, Mike Ozekhome Kidnapped Along Benin-Auchi Road


A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Human Rights Activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The suave and outspoken lawyer, who is well respected for his views on constitutional and public laws, was traveling along the Benin-Auchi road on Friday when he was seized by kidnappers …

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Deportation Of Beggars From Lagos To Anambra Illegal, Unconstitutional – Falana


Human Rights Activist and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday decried the deportation of destitute from where they reside to their states of origin saying it runs contrary to the provisions of the Constitution and therefore illegal. Falana, who was lending his voice to the debate on the deportation …

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Nobody Is Safe In Nigeria Again – Falana


Human Rights Activist, Mr Femi Falana, has described Nigeria as a nation surviving on a life support machine following its current position of housing more than 150 million poor people out of the 300 million living in Africa. Represented by Mr Femi Aborishade while delivering a lecture at the second …

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