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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: President Buhari’s government committing same ‘violations’ of PDP administration

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of committing the same “incessant infringements” his All Progressives Congress, APC, had accused their predecessor of perpetrating.

Senator Abaribe’s arrest: Femi Falana asks President Buhari to caution security agencies

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to respect the fundamental rights of Nigerians.

Absence of judge stalls El-Zakzaky’s trial

The absence of Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna High Court on Thursday stalled the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, over alleged culpable homicide.

Femi Falana threatens to sue political parties over nomination fees

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Saturday, restated his opposition to the sale of nomination forms to aspirants for elective offices by political parties.

June 12: MKO Abiola would have wanted you to wage war against poverty – Femi...

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to wage a meaningful fight against poverty.

Femi Falana: June 12 Democracy Day declaration has put an end to May 29...

Civil Right Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, on Tuesday said the declaration of June 12 as democracy day by President Muhammadu Buhari has put an end to the hypocrisy of May 29.

June 12: President Buhari apologises to MKO Abiola’s family, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday tendered an apology on behalf of the Federal Government to the family of late business mogul, MKO Abiola, over the annulment of the June 12 presidential election.

Nigeria honours presumed winner of aborted 1993 election

Since 1993, June 12 has been more than just a date in the calendar for Nigerians. For many, it became a symbol of how the military government crushed long-held hopes of a return to civilian rule.

CDNDC: President Buhari’s June 12 declaration a Greek gift

A group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, says the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari is a Greek gift.

Morocco visit: Femi Falana urges President Buhari to insist on Western Sahara’s independence

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to insist on the independence of Western Sahara during his visit to Morocco.

Femi Falana urges federal government to adopt programmes of MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi on...

The lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on the Federal Government to move ahead to adopt the programmes of Chief Moshood Abiola on poverty alleviation as well as respect the human rights stand of Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

Soldiers allegedly kill mother, six months baby, two others in Bayelsa raid

The alleged killing of four persons, including a mother and her six-month old baby in Oluasiri, Nembe local council of Bayelsa State, has sparked anger among Ijaw youths.

Federal government invites ex-SDP governors, Humphrey Nwosu, others for June 12 event at Aso...

The federal government has invited all former governors elected under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in in 1993 to the occasion of the historic designation of June 12 as Democracy Day and National Holiday.

President Buhari names dignitaries for conferment of national honours on MKO Abiola, others

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has just released the statement below to announce modalities for the conferment of national honours on late multibillionaire businessman cum politician, Moshood Abiola; late prominent lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi and politician, Babagana Kingibe.

MURIC hails President Buhari for declaring June 12 Democracy Day

According to the statement, the group is happy and it described the action as “the boldest step ever taken by a civillain administration since 1999 and it applauded the president for “identifying with progressive and democratic elements in the country”.

Falz: I didn’t foresee the responses to ‘This is Nigeria’ video

Popular rapper, Folarin Falana, aka Falz the Bahd Guy, has said that he did not foresee the magnitude of the responses to his latest video, This is Nigeria, saying the rejoinders have really encouraged him to continue the trend.

Femi Falana condemns media parade of crime suspects

A human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, on Tuesday condemned the practice of parading suspects in alleged criminal cases before the media.

Shehu Sani: It may be painful that I revealed what senators earn

The senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, says it may be painful that he revealed what senators earn.

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Vice President Osinbajo to address Oyo youths Tuesday

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday, June 26, address youths in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, in a town hall meeting that will be held at Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

Catholic Bishop: Imbibe virtues of truthfulness and humility

Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese in Delta State, Michael Elue, on Sunday, urged Nigerians irrespective of religious inclination, to always imbibe the virtues of truthfulness and humility.
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CAN: Why killings of farmers in Plateau won’t stop

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam, said the killings by herdsmen in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State would not end until Federal Government resolve the question of land grabbing and indiscriminate grazing in the areas.