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The detained leader of a Nigerian Shiites group, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, is alive but seriously ill, his lawyer has said.
A human-rights lawyer representing English-speaking Cameroonian separatists said on Thursday the group had been arrested by Nigeria's secret service and were being held "illegally", calling on the government to probe their disappearance.
Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the detained Cameroonian freedom fighters.
Some aggrieved members of staff of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have accused Col. Muhammad Abdallah (rtd), chairman of the agency, of conniving with drug barons.
The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development has commenced investigations into the demolition of two houses on Ishola Street, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos State, owned by a 70-year-old man, Olu Bakare.
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has demanded that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), should release a certified true copy of the electronic database of records of arrests made by all law enforcement agencies.
Human rights activist and lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, has accused Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, of allegedly deceiving Nigerians that there was enough fuel to cater for all.
Officials of the Federal Capital Development Authority in Abuja on Friday paid a courtesy visit to human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).
For me, questions about the $1bn Excess Crude Account money recently approved by the National Economic Council is not so much about whether it was truly meant for the purpose we were told, to fight the already “technically degraded” Boko Haram insurgents, but about the procedures as well as the expediency of the expenditure.
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, yesterday, called for the declaration of emergency on the nation’s education sector.
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to designate Chief Magistrates to conduct monthly inspection of all police stations and other detention centres in the state.
Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) Wednesday vehemently denounced the proposed establishment of a regulatory commission for supervision, co-ordination and supervision of the groups’ activities in the country.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to continued “indiscriminate illegal arrests and detention” of some Nigerian citizens as well as foreigners by the State Security Service.
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has sued the Federal Capital Development Authority, seeking N100m damages for the injuries he allegedly sustained when he fell into an uncovered manhole on the street of Abuja.
He said; “The Maina’s challenge is another opportunity for President Buhari to prove to Nigerians that he is actually fighting corruption. But I am sure that since it, again, bothers on his closest men, he won’t do anything.”
The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has criticised human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), over the allegation by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), linking the lawyer to a N1bn property on Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja.
While addressing the media in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, Governor Fayose said, “It is has become necessary to add my voice to the new scandal where you find our supposed men of honour, defenders of democracy, crusaders of justice, people who want corruption stamped out of our land, allegedly traced to similar unfortunate purchases of alleged stolen property.”
Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a positive note on Tuesday with Nestle leading the price gainers.
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place.
An accused, Joseph Iwejuo, on Tuesday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that he only acted as an account officer to some companies joined in a N1.6 billion fraud charge preferred by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Britain has suspended aid payments to Zambia over concerns of alleged fraud and corruption by the government of President Edgar Lungu who has faced graft allegations from within his own party.
Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalised.
Catholic Bishops have urged all registered voters to ensure that they are equipped with voter’s card and reject the illegal practices of selling and buying of votes.
The 4th GOtv Boxing NextGen Search ended in Abeokuta on Saturday on a good note as no fewer than 20 talented young boxers were discovered from the 150 participants.
Former governor of Benue state, Senator George Akume, has said that he made a grevious mistake by supporting Samuel Ortom in 2015 to emerge as governor of Benue state.
An Afghan military helicopter carrying weapons and ammunition burst into flames during an “emergency landing” in western Afghanistan, killing at least four people, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.