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Falana to Buhari: It’s illegal for your children to use presidential jet

Lawyer and activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that it is illegal for the children of President Muhammadu Buhari to use presidential jets for private engagements, saying that it is not backed by any extant law or official policy. He has therefore urged President Buhari to stop members of his family from using any of the aircraft in the presidential ...

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Femi Falana to Garba Shehu: Third term agenda real, scheduled to kick off in September

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer has accused the  presidency for attacking him because he challenged support groups that are behind the “third term agenda”. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had accused Falana of spreading fake news over his claim that there are plans for the president to get another term. But in a statement on Wednesday, Falana said the third term ...

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Alleged Third Term: “You are purveyor of fake news”, Presidency fires back at Falana

The Presidency, on Monday evening, fire back at human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), calling him a purveyor of fake news. Recall that Falana recently claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had a third term agenda, hence his clampdown on media. However, responding to the claim by Falana, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, ...

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Sowore: DSS boss has stopped picking my calls, Falana laments

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has lamented that Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), has stopped picking his calls. The senior lawyer said this while responding to the an earlier statement of Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, The Afunanya had accused Falana of playing to the gallery rather than reaching Bichi. In his ...

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RevolutionNow: Falana kicks as court grants Sowore N150m bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday admitted Omoleye Sowore, Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement and Presidential candidate of AAC to bail in the sum of N150m. Sowore was charged to court by the Federal Government on seven counts charges of treasonable felony, cyberstalking and money laundering. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also ordered Sowore to produce two sureties in like ...

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Revolution: Buhari will be the first witness if Sowore is charged- Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has made a veiled mockery of President Buhari-led government as regards Sowore saga, saying that the government will be making a mistake if it charges  Omoyele Sowore with treason. Sowore, who is the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday. The DSS had ...

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Constitution should be amended to allow retired judges handle election petitions- Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, says there is need to amend the constitution in a way that will allow retired judges handle election petitions. Stating this in a statement on Thursday, Falana said that over 350 judges drawn from State High Courts, Federal High Court and National Industrial Court who are handling election petitions, have adjourned all matters pending in ...

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Falana to Buhari’s Govt: Continued detention of El-Zakzaky could lead to fresh insurgency

Human right lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to quickly release detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky so as to avoid another crisis. According to him, continued detention of the Islamic cleric and killing of peaceful Shi’ite protesters by security forces could lead the country into fresh insurgency that Nigeria may ...

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Falana to Buhari: You can’t single-handedly approve state police

Respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has said that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the power to create state and local government police. Falana said this in a statement in reaction to the submission of the report of the Presidential Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Reform to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday. The panel recommended, ...

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Falana: Buhari obeyed court orders as Head of State, but failed to do so in democracy

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government for disrespecting court orders. Falana wondered why President Buhari always obeyed court orders during his tenure as Head of State from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985 but failed to do so in a democracy. Accordiing to him, he would write to the Attorney-General of the Federation, ...

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