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FEMI FALANA

I’m Under Pressure To Get Married – Falz

In a recent interview, popular Nigerian artist Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz the Bahd Guy, revealed that he’s being put under a lot of pressure to get married. Falz said the urge comes often and that just recently, the wedding of Banky W and Adesua, intensified the pressure on him. The singer, who is son to popular lawyer and human right activist, Femi Falana, said he is becoming inclined to find a woman to settle down with. Speaking to Punch's Sunday Scoop, he said “In recent past, people have been…

NGO Bill Will Have Disastrous Impact On Democracy, Falana Warns Dogara

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, has cautioned the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara against the passage of the controversial non-governmental organisations (NGOs) bill. Falana, in a statement urged the house to “immediately drop the draft bill aiming to regulate and monitor the activities of all civil society organizations and labour unions in the country as the bill unequivocally threatens the very existence of a free and independent civil society in Nigeria.” He made the call just as the…

SARS Becoming A Problem, Even For The Police – Falana

Lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has said operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem even for the Nigeria police force. Speaking during a Channels TV programme, Falana said the operatives were “overstepping their boundaries.” He however noted that necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had been put in place. “Any demonstration by Nigerians against any perceived injustice should be encouraged,” he said. “But as far as I am concerned, with…

Why Nigerian Victims Of Slavery Can’t Sue Libya

In the past twenty years, our law office has been inundated with complaints from Nigerians who were brutalized in some African countries. Some of the complaints pertain to the barbaric killing of 18 Nigerian during an armed invasion of the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau on October 8, 2013. It is common knowledge that Nigerians living in South Africa have been subjected to xenophobic attacks which have led to loss of lives and destruction of properties on several occasions. Other Nigerian citizens have been brutalized or…

Malami’s Allegation: It Is Sad, Shameful That Falana Can Be Cited – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has blasted human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) over the allegations by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) linking the lawyer to a N1bn property located at 43 Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, saying it was embarrassing, shameful, disgraceful that such a man of his stature, reputed to be a human rights activist, friend of the masses, crusader of justice and defender of democracy could be linked to such scandal. While addressing the press in Ado Ekiti on Monday,…

Use Looted Wealth, Unremitted $21.7bn NNPC Funds To Finance 2017 Budget, Falana Advises FG

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has advised the federal government against seeking foreign loans to finance the finance 2017 appropraition bill. His advice follows the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a $5.5 billion loan partly to finance the budget and local debts. Falana, speaking on Wednesday in Lagos at a national seminar on Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Recovery of Stolen Asset in Nigeria: Agenda for Reform organized by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project…

Malami Wants Quick Passage Of Proceeds Of Crime Bill

The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has called for the urgent passage of the Proceeds of Crime Bill before the National Assembly. Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, who made the call on Wednesday, said the passage of the bill would greatly assist the government in its anti-corruption campaign. He spoke in Lagos at a National Seminar on Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Recovery of Stolen Assets in Nigeria : Proposals for Reform. The seminar was organised by the Socio-Economic Rights…

Falana Involved In Road Accident, Threatens To Sue FG

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has threatened to sue the Federal Government following his involvement in a road accident. The human rights lawyer had broken his leg after falling into a manhole while walking to his office in Abuja. He promised that he would not leave the matter to God like the ordinary Nigerian would, but will sue the government on Wednesday. Falana who made this known while delivering his speech at the National Stakeholders Summit on Whistleblowing in Abuja on Tuesday said, “I am sure…

Falana To Buhari, ‘Your Anti-Graft War Battered By Maina Scandal’

Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute all those involved in the reinstatement of former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to the public service. In a statement on Sunday, Falana called on the President to act with promptness, as according to him those involved in the conspiracy have put his administration to shame. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said the reinstatement of Maina and payment of his salary…