• Falana urges FG to investigate the killing of MASSOB/IPOB members

    Falana urges FG to investigate the killing of MASSOB/IPOB members

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Monday called on the Federal Government to set up a panel of inquiry to investigate the killing of MASSOB/IPOB members as well as scores of Shiites who were allegedly killed by the military and the police.

    Falana made the call while delivering a paper at the 2016 Law Week of the Jos branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, entitled:” War Against Corruption-Issues and Challenges Confronting the Judiciary.”

    He said, “In view of the admission […]

  • Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    A human right lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said the suffering being experienced by Nigerians is a result of massive plundering of the nation’s resources and the poverty of ideas on the part of the leaders.

    Falana said this in a pre-convocation lecture he delivered at the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Osun State on Friday.

    The human eight-lawyer said, unfortunately, the youths were celebrating criminals and those who were plundering the nation because of the crumbs being given to them.

    According to him, […]

  • Jibrin hires Falana to sue House of Reps

    Jibrin hires Falana to sue House of Reps

    The House of Representatives member and former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken to social media to dismiss his suspension on Wednesday as ridiculous, unfounded, ‘which cannot stand anywhere’.

    The member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano state, in series of tweets Wednesday night, the internet savvy Rep member said he would challenge the suspension in court.

    Jibrin said he has already briefed Femi Falana, the popular human rights lawyer and senior advocate to file a case of contempt […]

  • Why FG must not sell national assets – Falana

    Why FG must not sell national assets – Falana

    Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged government and Nigerians to oppose the sale of the country’s assets, particularly in the oil and gas sector of the economy.

    Business mogul, Aliko Dangote, had suggested that the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) be sold as a way out of the present economic recession.

    The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was also quoted as saying the money realised from the sale of the company would be used to fund the 2016 Budget.

    But in […]

  • Soludo reacts to Falana’s allegation of $7billion diversion as CBN Governor

    Soludo reacts to Falana’s allegation of $7billion diversion as CBN Governor

    Former Central Bank Governor, CBN, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has described claims by activist lawyer, Femi Falana, that he unlawfully doled $7 billion of Nigeria’s reserves to banks as loan as a “blatant lie.”

    Falana had accused Soludo alongside the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Abubakar Sanusi II, also a former CBN governor, of diverting public funds during their seperate tenures as head of the apex Bank.

    The Senior Advocate had urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the tenures of […]

  • Probe Sanusi, Soludo for alleged diversion of funds while in CBN – Falana tells EFCC

    Probe Sanusi, Soludo for alleged diversion of funds while in CBN – Falana tells EFCC

    Following calls by eminent Nigerians that national assets should be sold due to the economic recession facing Nigeria, Human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, to probe two former governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo and Lamido Sanusi for alleged diversion of public funds.

     

    In a petition to the anti-graft agency, the Lagos based legal luminary also accused the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, of not making moves to recover billions […]

  • Falana Tells FG Not To Sell National Assets

    Falana Tells FG Not To Sell National Assets

    The lawyer also wondered why the Senators did not object to suggestions made by certain prominent Nigerians.

    Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government not to sell the nation’s assets to raise money.

    The lawyer also said it is in violation of Section 16 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, objects to the controlling of the nation’s asset by some few people.

    Falana said “But for selfish considerations, a few legislators who may be […]

  • Femi Falana asks Nigeria to reject conditions for return of Abacha loot

    Femi Falana asks Nigeria to reject conditions for return of Abacha loot

    Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to reject the conditionality attached to the repatriation of late military ruler Sani Abacha’s loot in Switzerland.

    In a letter addressed to Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Falana describes the Swiss government’s conditions for returning $321m of Abacha’s loot to Nigeria as an insult.

    He recalled the disclosure by Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Eric Mayoraz, that the government of Switzerland has requested the World Bank to supervise the spending of the returned […]

  • Falana’s hatred for Fayose is sickening – Aide

    Falana’s hatred for Fayose is sickening – Aide

    Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has advised self-professed human rights.

    activist and lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) to desist from his unwarranted utterances against Governor Ayodele Fayose, saying; “it is obvious that Falana is driving himself sick because of his personal hatred for Governor Fayose and if care is not taking, his state of mind concerning the governor may graduate from psychology to psychosis one day.”

    Olayinka, who was reacting to comment made […]

  • Recession: FG should spend recovered loot – Falana

    Recession: FG should spend recovered loot – Falana

    Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, on Saturday expressed the fears that both the Federal Government and Nigerians would not benefit from the funds recovered from public treasury looters if the monies are not being disbursed to cushion the effects of the current hardship.

    The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, in an interview in Abuja, therefore advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to set up a special fund similar to the Petroleum Trust Fund, to cater for special projects across the country.

    Falana […]

  • APC government already covering up corruption cases like PDP – Femi Falana

    APC government already covering up corruption cases like PDP – Femi Falana

    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday lamented that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government has started covering up cases of corruption like the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government it ousted from power.

    He declared that the decision of the National Assembly to unilaterally insert constituency projects worth about N100 billion in the 2016 budget was “a clear case of conspiracy, fraud, forgery and corruption”, citing different sections of the 1999 Constitution and Fiscal Responsibility Act to buttress […]