• Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Why FG should release Dasuki on bail – Falana

    Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the federal government to release the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) as ordered by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

    Falana argued in a statement issued in Lagos yesterday that this has become necessary to allow Dasuki to enjoy his human right to liberty within the context of the bails granted him by the trial courts.

    “Having loudly proclaimed to operate under the rule […]

  • Release Dasuki, others – Falana tells Buhari

    Release Dasuki, others – Falana tells Buhari

    Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who has been held in custody without any backing of court order, so as to allow the ex-NSA’s trial for alleged diversion of arms fund to go on smoothly.

    He said in a statement on Sunday that this had become necessary in view of the ban by the United States of America on […]

  • $29.9bn loan request: Don’t mortgage our future – Falana tells Buhari

    $29.9bn loan request: Don’t mortgage our future – Falana tells Buhari

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, said if President Muhammadu Buhari was serious about fighting corruption, he [Buhari] would not mortgage the future of the country by seeking a $29.9bn loan.

    Ever since the economy fell into recession primarily as a result of a significant drop in oil prices, the Federal Government has been looking for ways to get the economy back on track, including its recent application for a $29.9bn loan from external sources.

    Though the Senate rejected the loan […]

  • Some judges in NJC are untouchable – Falana

    Some judges in NJC are untouchable – Falana

    Human right lawyer, Femi Falana has berated the National Judicial Council, NJC, for shielding some judges alleged to be corrupt.

    This was as the Senior Advocate alleged that the NJC sees some judges as untouchable.

    Just a day ago, the judicial body had maintained that it cannot hand over alleged corrupt judges to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for investigation and prosecution.

    NJC made the remark in response to a request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, that the […]

  • Senate’s rejection of $30bn loan should challenge Buhari – Falana

    Senate’s rejection of $30bn loan should challenge Buhari – Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has challenged the Nigerian government to take the rejection of the $30 billon (N9.61 trillion) loan request by the Senate as a challenge to review the recovery of the nation’s looted wealth.

    In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Falana said the decision of the Senate to turn down the borrowing plan should spur investigation into the criminal diversion of billions of dollars from the Federation Account.

    The Senate on Tuesday rejected Mr. Buhari’s request to borrow $29.9 […]

  • Falana faults FG plan to borrow $29.9bn

    Falana faults FG plan to borrow $29.9bn

    Femi Falana, human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called on the federal government to drop its plan to borrow $29.960 billion to execute key projects across the country.

    The soft-spoken lawyer said the government would be putting the collective destiny of the younger generation in jeopardy should it go ahead with the controversial decision.

    President Muhammadu Buhari recently asked the approval of the National Assembly to borrow the said loan from the World Bank.

    Falana, while speaking at the […]

  • Falana advises FG not to take $29bn loan

    Falana advises FG not to take $29bn loan

    Human Right activist and former president of Committee for Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Femi Falana, has advised the federal government not to go ahead with the proposed borrowing of 29 billion dollar loan from the World bank.

    He added that instead of borrowing such huge amount and putting the future of the younger generation in jeopardy, he should source the funds internally from the money of recovered loot and others.

    Responding to President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to the National Assembly to […]

  • NJC has powers to suspend arrested judges, says Falana

    NJC has powers to suspend arrested judges, says Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Monday, that the National Judicial Council had the power to place judges under investigation on interim suspension.

    Falana said in a statement that the position held by the NJC to the effect that it had no power to suspend judges without first receiving a petition against a judge and investigating it was wrong.

    Citing the provisions of the newly launched National Judicial Policy and a similar scenario in 2006, the lawyer said the […]

  • Recession: Falana urges EFCC to investigate, prosecute ex-CBN governors

    Recession: Falana urges EFCC to investigate, prosecute ex-CBN governors

    Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe some former governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

    Speaking at a dinner organised by the executives of the Senior Staff Club of the University of Ibadan in Oyo State in honour of members recently appointed by the Federal Government, Falana disclosed that he would apply for an order of Mandamus to compel the anti-graft agency to probe and prosecute the Deposit […]

  • Falana blames NJC, NBA for the rot in judiciary

    Falana blames NJC, NBA for the rot in judiciary

    A Lagos-based legal luminary, Mr Femi Falana, has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation to arraign the three Judges arrested for alleged corrupt practices in court without any delay.

    At the same time, he also blamed the National Judicial Council and the Nigerian Bar Association for the rot in the judiciary.

    In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana described the detained judges as presumed innocent until the contrary was proven by the state.

    The legal practitioner said that they should also be admitted […]

  • CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    CBN loans: Falana threatens to sue EFCC over failure to investigate ex-governors

    Worried by the suspicion that some loans running into trillions of naira ‎given out to some banks by the past governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were not remitted to the federal treasury, a Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has threatened to apply for an order of Mandamus to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into it for possible prosecution of anybody found culpable.

    According to Falana, who spoke Sunday at the dinner […]