Showing posts with label falana. Show all posts
Showing posts with label falana. Show all posts

Friday, September 5, 2014

How Ex-Gov Modu Sheriff sponsored Boko Haram- Falana

Yesterday, a former governor of Borno state, Mr. Modu Sheriff addressed a press conference at Abuja where he attempted to play on the collective intelligence of Nigerians by denying any link with the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He was apparently reacting to his indictment by Rev Stephen Davis, the international negotiator engaged by the federal government to dialogue with the Boko Haram sect to secure the release of the abducted Chibok girls.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stop legislative recklessness in Nasarawa, Falana tells Jonathan

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to stop what he described as legislative recklessness characterising the plan by members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly to impeach the governor of the state, Tanko Al-Makura.

Falana said on Saturday that the wave of impeachment in some parts of the country was part of the “planned manipulation” of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to “rig the 2015 general election.”

He added that the Presidency could no longer be distanced from the “legislative recklessness” in Nasarawa State.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Don’t challenge Fayose’s victory, Falana tells APC

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said the All Progressives Congress was wrong to challenge the results of the June 21 governorship election won by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose, in Ekiti State
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said during an interview with our correspondent that the APC ought to build on Fayemi’s concession speech and reorganise its affairs.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I’ll donate ₦12m confab allowance to charity — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said he would donate his Federal Government allowance for the ongoing National Conference, totalling N12m, to charity.
He said he would not reject the allowances like some of his colleagues but would give it to the needy. He said this was to prevent a possible diversion of the money.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria is the third out of the 492 delegates at the conference to decline spending the money. Others are Pastor Tunde Bakare, and a former President, Nigeria Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, also a SAN.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

We Are Going To Court For Iyayi - Femi Falana (SAN)

Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, vowed to pursue the circumstances surrounding the death of the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Festus Iyayi in court.
He disclosed this while addressing journalists over Iyayi's death. Iyayi died in a road accident on Okene -Lokoja Road when the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada rammed into his car.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Falana provides EFCC 13 grounds to prosecute Oduah

Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission 13 grounds to prosecute the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah, and “her agents” for gross misconduct in the purchase of two armoured cars at N255m.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Femi Falana Gives EFCC 1 week Ultimatum To Investigate Aviation Minister, "Stella Oduah" Or Face Lawsuit

One of Nigeria's most prominent legal activists, Femi Falana, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate how Aviation Minister Stella Oduah used $1.6 million (N255 million) to purchase two armored BMW cars. In a letter to the EFCC titled “Request for Investigation of economic crimes of fraud and extortion of the sum of N255 million by the Aviation Minister, Ms. Stella Oduah,” Mr. Falana stated that the EFCC was “undoubtedly aware the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, recently caused the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to purchase two bullet proof vehicles on her behalf at a high price of N255 million.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gov Suntai's letter to Taraba Assembly; Femi Falana demands police investigation

Senior lawyer and political activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police demanding a detailed investigation of the letter purportedly sent to the Taraba State House of Assembly by Governor Danbaba Suntai yesterday indicating he is ready to resume office.

Governor Suntai returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 months away receiving treatment and rehabilitation for serious brain injuries he received when an aircraft he was piloting crashed in October 2012.  Reports say he appeared bewildered and uncoordinated as he arrived, needing help and not speaking.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Lagos Deportation And The Law By Femi Falana

By Femi Falana

Deportation of dissidents :  In 1885 the British colonial regime deported King Jaja of Opobo to a remote island in West Indies where he died in 1889. His offence was that he had challenged the imperialist control of the coastal trade. In 1941 Comrade Michael Imoudu, President of the Nigerian Union of Railwaymen was deported from Lagos  and banished to his hometown, Auchi in the Benin Province as he was considered "a potential threat to public safety" .
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

‘Jonathan has today to sign 2013 budget’ — Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said  President  Goodluck Jonathan has only today (Wednesday) to assent the 2013 Appropriation Bill sent to him by the National Assemby on January 14.
The lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday that  signing the budget   after today would amount to the President violating Section 58(4) of the Constitution, which makes it mandatory for him to assent to it within 30 days of receiving it.
He said, “The only option available to the President if he  fails to sign the budget today is for him to request the Supreme Court to determine the extent of the powers of the National Assembly to rewrite the budget”.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ikeja Police College: Falana Threatens To Sue FG If Commandant Is Sacked

As the fate of the Commandant of the Ikeja Police College, Mr. Irimiya Yerima, hangs in the balance over what the Presidency described as negative image given to Nigeria by the exposure of the rot in the college to the world, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, yesterday threatened to tackle the Presidency if Yerima was dismissed over no fault of his.Information Nigeria gathers that the feeling within the Presidency is that it was the commandant that gave unrestricted access to ChannelsTV to record the footage and beam it to the world so as to embarrass the Federal Government – this much the president revealed during his unscheduled visit to the college last Friday.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Falana faults demolition of Abuja houses

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Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN),  has faulted the position of the Federal Capital Development Authority on the demolition of 500 housing units in Minanuel Estate,  Goza, Lugbe phase 11, Abuja.


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