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Eze Madumere: No going back on Imo guber

Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has opened up on his political travails, insisting no amount of persecution and blackmail can stop him from contesting the governorship of Imo State.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Defecting lawmakers should resign

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that legislators who recently defected from the political parties that sponsored their elections were not entitled to hold on to their seats.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana wants NBA, others to ensure compliance with court order in Imo

Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, on Tuesday commended the refusal of the Chief Judge of Imo State to swear in the deputy governor-designate, Calistus Ekenze, on account of a court order forbidding him to do so.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana puts number of Nigerians killed in South Africa at 121

A few days after another Nigerian was killed in South Africa, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has put the total number of Nigerians so far killed in South Africa at 121 in one and half years.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Senator Sani: Asiwaju Tinubu, Balarabe Musa stopped my defection

It reportedly took the intervention of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and the national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party, Balarabe Musa, to prevent Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, from defecting from the APC.

Femi Falana: NBC saved Ekiti from major violence

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, said that the state would have been plunged into a deep crisis after the election if the National Broadcasting Corporation had not shut the Ekiti State Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Killings: Femi Falana calls for urgent meeting of police council

In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

FOI: Femi Falana accuses NNPC chief of insubordination

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, has accused the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, of insubordination, following his refusal to comply with the directive of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, to supply the information requested by Falana pertaining to the importation of fuel into the country.

ERM: Ex-President Obasanjo, others betrayed Nigerians by refusing to honour MKO Abiola

A group under the auspices of Ekiti Recovery Movement (ERM), has described the widely acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Kashimaawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), as the pillar of Nigeria democracy.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana files N200 million suit against DSS for journalist’s two-year-old detention

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja on behalf of a journalist, Jones Abiri, who has been held in the custody of the Department of State Security for about two years without charge.
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MURIC: President Buhari a living legend

Ishaq Akintola, director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), says it will be in the best interest of Nigeria for President Muhammadu Buhari to win his re-election bid in 2019.

Vice President Osinbajo advocates stronger, autonomous states

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday advocated stronger and autonomous states in the country’s federal system with some powers devolved to them.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: National Assembly has no constitutional right to rewrite, pass the budget

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana says the national assembly has no constitutional right to rewrite and pass the budget.

Experts blame corruption on federal government, foreign collaborators

Scholars and legal experts have blamed the high level of corruption, money laundering, fraud and other crime in the country on the Federal Government as well as some foreign collaborators.

Plateau killings: Femi Falana calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, urged the Plateau State governor to order for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the murder of over 86 people in Razak, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashi District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Nigerians will live better lives if corrupt officials are exposed

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said the extensive corruption that has eaten deep into Nigeria’s fabric could be reversed if citizens speak out against the practice.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Plateau killings: NHRC, CAN, others demand justice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and a human rights advocate, Femi Falana, have demanded the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of Saturday’s killing in Plateau State.
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.

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2019: Olusegun Obasanjo’s son joins Muhammadu Buhari campaign team

Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, joined President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team in Abuja on Wednesday despite his father’s recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for the number one seat in 2019.
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FEC: No-work, no-pay to apply during strike

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service.
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Nigeria, Botswana sign agreement on cultural affairs, diplomatic relations

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said Nigeria and Botswana have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations.
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Akwa Ibom church leaders back Udom Emmanuel’s re-election bid

Church leaders under the aegis of Spiritual Fathers Forum (SFF) has affirmed their support for the re-election bid of Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom.

Ibikunle Amosun: I stand by Abiodun Akinlade’s mandate

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has reiterated his support for his anointed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abiodun Akinlade, ahead of the 2019 general election.