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Femi Falana drags Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni to UN over alleged rights violations

A Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) to investigate Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over alleged grave human rights violations in Uganda.

Femi Falana decries quality of South-West lawmakers

Human Right Activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) has lampooned the quality of representation of the southwest region at the National Assembly, saying the region’s lawmakers were in the Assembly to either warm seat or dance rather than quality representation expected of them.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Lagos not dangerous city to leave in the world

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said he does not believe in the report that Lagos State was the third most dangerous city to leave in the world.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Why President Buhari must urgently sign new electoral bill

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently” sign the new electoral act amendment bill into law.

Why IGP Ibrahim Idris is mad about the letter

It might appear strange that of all the problems that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has on his table his biggest concern is how to squeeze a journalist to disclose the source of a leak.But there’s a reason for his obsession.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks new DSS chief to release ex-NSA Dasuki, others

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Matthew Seiyefa, reminding the new acting-director-general of the Department of State Services that many Nigerians are still in custody of the secret police without trial and despite court orders for their unconditional release.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Constitutional provisions for defection

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, explained that defection by legislators, which was a common practice in the first republic, had been prohibited by the 1999 Constitution.

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.
Muhammadu Buhari

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.

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PDP: We reject APC’s idea of interim government

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has rejected the idea of an interim government “being mooted” by the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, allegedly on behalf of the Buhari Presidency.

NCP: 13.5 million Nigerians out of school

National Chairman and Presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP) Dr Yunusa Tanko says that about 13.5 million Nigerians are out of school due to the lack of prompt attention to the educational system in the country.

Election: Centre cautions politicians against hate, dangerous speech

The centre noted some comments attributed to the Kano state APC chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas and those of PDP chairman, Rogo local government area of the state as well as the NUTW chairman, Oshodi, Lagos state, describing the comments as real threat to the elections.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Federal government fighting poverty step-by-step – minister

The Federal Government has said it is fighting poverty step-by-step and ameliorating the plight of the poor and vulnerable people across the country.

Election: APC thugs in VP Osinbajo convoy vandalised our campaign materials – PDP candidate

The senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ekiti Central senatorial district, Barrister Obafemi Adewale, has alleged that some hoodlums loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC), who allegedly followed the convoy of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, into the state on Monday vandalised his campaign materials and removed others.