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President Buhari congratulates Femi Falana at 60

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on his 60th birthday.

Femi Falana: AGF, anti-corruption agencies rivalry hinders corruption war

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has identified rivalry between the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and anti-graft agencies as one of the hindrances to the current war against corruption in Nigeria.

Video: Senate has no right to summon IGP Ibrahim Idris – Femi Falana

Mr. Femi Falana, Lawyer and a human rights activist, has again reiterated the limitations of the powers of the senate using the non-compliance of the Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to honor senates summon as a case study.

Femi Falana urges ASUU to access N463 billion TETFUND

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities to ensure the collection of N463 billion education intervention fund in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Femi Falana slams police over Senator Melaye’s arraignment

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has lambasted the Nigeria Police for arraigning Kogi-West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye in court on a stretcher.

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.

Court nullifies National Assembly’s elections re-ordering bill

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday nullified the National Assembly’s Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which sought to provide the order in which the Independent National Electoral Commission must conduct the 2019 general elections.

Femi Falana asks National Assembly to probe President Buhari over unauthorised ECA withdrawal

Foremost human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the National Assembly to probe the unauthorised withdrawal made by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

Femi Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Lagos human rights lawyer Femi Falana say constituents can challenge the suspension of their lawmaker either in the national assembly or in any of the state house of assembly.

Lagos honours Gani Fawehinmi, unveils 44-feet statue in Ojota

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Sunday, unveiled a new statue of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the ‘Liberty Park’, in Ojota, saying that the 44-feet edifice symbolises the phenomenon that the rights activist represented in his life time.

2019: Professor Soyinka, Femi Falana others call for vigilance

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be careful about the people they intend to trust their votes with in the 2019 general elections.

Professor Soyinka: Beware of ex-President Obasanjo’s coalition, it’s enemy of democracy

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Sunday called on Nigerians to be vigilant and beware of a coalition formed by former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo purportedly claiming to be on a rescue mission to salvage the nation, saying that the coalition was formed by people who are enemies of democracy.

Governor Ambode: Draw strength from late Fawehinmi’s legacies

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday urged Nigerians to draw strength from the legacies and exemplary life of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

Femi Falana: Senate, House of Representatives can sit for plenary in the absence of...

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana says it is not mandatory for either of the two chambers in the national assembly to have a mace before sitting for plenary.

Femi Falana: Senator Omo-Agege’s suspension illegal, unconstitutional

Lagos human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has described as illegal and unconstitutional, the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate.

SERAP: 55 politicians, others stole N1.354tr between 2006 and 2013

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how 55 politicians, high-level public officials and leaders allegedly stole N1.354tr between 2006 and 2013 from the nation’s treasury.

Femi Falana seeks explanation on N1.4 trillion fuel subsidy payments

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, on Tuesday filed a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources demanding details of how the federal government’s payment of N261.4 billion per annum in fuel subsidy skyrocketed to N1.4 trillion.

Video: Banks, churches more corrupt – Femi Falana

Renowned human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has hit hard on the banks and churches as being nests of corruption, more than government institutions.

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