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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.

2019: I welcome President Buhari’s declaration – Mike Ozekhome

A constitutional lawyer and critic of the current federal government, Mike Ozekhome, says though he welcome’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to seek a second term, he believes the president will be sent packing at the 2019 polls.

Femi Falana: President Buhari won’t take any action against Senator Mantu

Human rights activist and Lagos-based lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has reacted to the statement made by former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, that he rigged elections in the past.

Why we oppose re-ordering of 2019 election sequence – AGF, INEC tell court

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, fixed April 25 to deliver judgment on the suit challenging the powers of the National Assembly to re-order the sequence for the 2019 general elections.

Femi Falana: Nigeria has lost $200 billion from shady oil deals in three years

Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, says within a three year period, Nigeria lost an estimated $200 billion from “shady deals” in the oil and gas sector.

Femi Falana: We’ll sue foreign banks over General Abacha, ex-Governor Ibori loot

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said the Federal Government had given him and a consortium of lawyers the go ahead to start legal proceedings against foreign banks that colluded with Nigerian officials to loot the nation’s treasury.

Femi Falana faults NNPC for rejecting request on petrol subsidy

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticised the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for rejecting a request to provide information on the amount of money spent on petrol subsidy and turnaround maintenance of refineries.

#BringBackOurGirls threatens to drag federal govt to court over schoolgirls abduction

The #BringBackOurGirls Movement has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the federal government to secure the release of the 110 #DapchiGirls and 112 #ChibokGirls or face a law suit for criminal negligence .

President Buhari urged to stop payment of double salary, allowances to legislators

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop payment of double salary and allowances to legislators in the light of revelations that a senator collects N13.8m monthly as running cost.

Femi Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Shehu Sani’s revelation that every senator gets paid a total of N13.8 million monthly proves Nigerian legislators are the highest paid in the world.

Pat Utomi: We formed NIM to save Nigeria from anarchy

Professor of Economics, Pat Utomi, has said that over two million Nigerians have joined the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), noting the emergence of such “third force” was to save the nation from anarchy.

Femi Falana wants NLC to take its struggle beyond minimum wage

A legal icon and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has said that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) should no longer limit its struggle to the issue of minimum wage alone.

Femi Falana decries prolonged detention of terror suspects in Giwa barracks

Human rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, saturday called on the Federal Government panel set up to investigate the abuse of human rights concerning the prolonged detention without trial of over 3,000 terror suspects in Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Borno state.

Femi Falana: National Assembly’s attempts to reorder 2019 elections sequence illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has described the National Assembly’s attempts to reorder the 2019 elections sequence as illegal

Probe Attorneys-General who didn’t prosecute murder suspects – Femi Falana tells NBA

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmud (SAN), requesting that the Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice of various states who have refused to prosecute suspects arrested for various killings in their domains be investigated.

President Buhari govt sabotaging fight against corruption – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer and anti-corruption activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over its fight against corruption in Nigeria.

DSS lacks the power to summon General Babangida’s spokesman – Femi Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) lacks the power to summon Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Banangida.

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