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Falana Knocks Army For ‘illegal’ Take Over Of Property Owned By Jonathan’s Cousin

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call to order, soldiers who took over a property owned by Robert Azibaola in Abuja. The soldiers had last Saturday sealed off the construction site of Kakarta Civil Engineering Limited, owned by …

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Boko Haram: Army Usurped Police, SSS Statutory Powers By Declaring Civilians ‘Wanted’, Says Falana

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has faulted the decision by the Nigerian Army to declare three persons ‘wanted’ in connection with the war against Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. The Army had over two weeks ago declared a citizen journalist, Ahmad Salkida; lawyer …

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Zaria Killings: Buhari Must Bring Buratai, Soldiers To Book Without Delay – Falana

Prominent human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called for the prosecution of the Chief of Army, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and soldiers involved in the attack on the Shi’ite movement and their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in Zaria, Kaduna State. A clash between members of the Shi’ite sect and the convoy …

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Arms Deal Scandal: Falana Seeks Trial Of Dasuki, Dokpesi, Others Under ACJ Act

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that all those named in connection with funds released from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) do not escape justice. The former President, West African Bar Association, WABA, made the call …

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Armsgate: Dasuki, Dokpesi Others Must Not Go Unpunished – Falana

Ordinarily, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), would be threatening legal fireworks by now over the continued detention of all those involved in the $2.2 billion arms deal scandal but the human rights lawyer has chosen a different approach this time, insisting that they must not be allowed to go scot-free. Mr. …

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Falana Demands Report Of Investigation On Onitsha Accident From FRSC

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has asked the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to release to him the report of the investigation on the tragic accident in Onitsha, Anambra State on May 31, 2015. The accident claimed the …

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Falana Faults Buhari For Presenting Nigeria’s “Wish List” To G7

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for attending the just concluded G7 meeting with a shopping list of Nigeria’s problems. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria made his position known Wednesday at a civil society round table on the state of the nation organized by the Nigerians …

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Jonathan Should Review Strategy On Terrorism Now – Falana

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to review his strategy for tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Falana, in a statement on Sunday, argued that the emergency rule imposed in some parts of the country had not made any …

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Apo Killings: Aturu Commends Human Rights Commission’s Indictement Of SSS, Army

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, has hailed the National Human Rights Commission for its report on public hearing which indicted the Nigerian Army and the State Security Service in the killing of eight innocent Nigerians in Apo District, Abuja. In a statement issued on Sunday, Aturu said that the …

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Police Permit Not Required To Hold Rallies – Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Thursday said that Nigerians do not require police permits to organize rallies or protests. Falana was speaking on the backdrop of recent events in Rivers State where the police dispersed rallies organized by the Save Rivers Movement (SRM) because they did not have …

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Jonathan Is A Student Of Obasanjo’s Type Of Politics – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Thursday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to address the weighty allegations leveled against him by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo, in an 18-page letter to Jonathan dated December 2 but leaked to the media on Wednesday, had among others, accused President Jonathan of incompetence, running …

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Release Ozekhome, Others; Falana Appeals To Kidnappers

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana has appealed to the kidnappers who abducted Chief Mike Ozekhome and four other people in Edo State last week to release them unhurt without any further delay. In a statement by the Senior Advocate of Nigeria on Saturday, Falana said, “having put them and …

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Human Rights Lawyer Ozekhome Abducted

Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome has been kidnapped along Benin-Auchi road in Edo State. A statement by Abdul Mahmud, President, Public Interest Lawyers League, PILL, in Abuja confirmed the development. “Last night(Friday), news broke that Mike Ozekhome(SAN) had been kidnapped by unknown persons as he travelled on the now …

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