#ENDSARS: Falana, nine others sued over independent panel

A human rights lawyer, Lucky Odigie, has dragged a constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and nine others before a Federal High Court in Abuja, over the setting up of an independent panel to probe killings that took place during the three weeks #ENDSARS protest in October last year. The plaintiff, in the suit filed by... Continue Reading →

Since the rich are united in exploiting our resources, the poor must unite to free themselves from poverty —Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that rich Nigerians “are united in exploiting our national resources”. He therefore called on the poor Nigerians to equally unite to free themselves from the shackles of poverty. According to Falana, the unity of Nigeria is based on the ruthless exploitation of the working people. The human... Continue Reading →

Falana-led Coalition Calls For Monthly Inspection Of Police Stations, Detention Facilities by Judges

The Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond, a coalition of over 80 civil society organisations and organised labour, has advocated for monthly inspection of police stations and detention facilities by judges and chief magistrates. The group in a statement by its Chairman, Femi Falana, said that Section 34 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act,... Continue Reading →

#EndSars – We’re Not Listening

Shebi we don’t like to hear word? We will be running around like headless chickens in a rabid bid for childish revenge. Me, I have turned my back, I no dey even read anything concerning the matter again. From labelling them terrorists, freezing accounts, taking the people to court up to the ICC. One lawyer... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS campaigners challenge freezing of their accounts in Abuja court

14 out of the 20 #EndSARS promoters whose bank accounts were frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday challenged the apex bank’s action at the Federal High Court, Abuja. In a 27-page motion filed through their team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, the #EndSARS promoters asked... Continue Reading →

End SARS protests: Femi Falana dragged to ICC

A frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has been dragged to the International Criminal Court, ICC. Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was dragged to ICC by an organisation, Make Nigeria Better Initiative, MNBI, for allegedly instigating the #EndSARS that led to the deaths of many Nigerians. The complaint dated 4th November, 2020, was... Continue Reading →

Falana knocks FG over planned prosecution of #EndSARS campaigners

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Monday the Federal Government was being misled into prosecuting the promoters of the #EndSARS movement in the country. In a statement he personally signed, the lawyer also accused the government of failing to provide security for the youths campaigning against police brutality in Nigeria. He said there... Continue Reading →

You’ve learnt nothing from #EndSARS protests, Ezekwesili berates FG over seizure of protester’s passport, freezing of accounts

A former Minister of Education and c-covener of Bring Back Our Girls (#BBOG) Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has condemned the seizure of the international passport of one of the promoters of the #EndSARS movement, Miss Modupe Odele at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. She also lamented that the... Continue Reading →

President Buhari Is Breaking The Law – Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is running afoul of the law in his decision not to terminate the current crop of security Service Chiefs. Mr. Falana, who appeared on Sunrise Daily, argued that the laws regulating military officers require the retirement of military officers who have served for... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Heading Towards Anarchy If Insecurity Is Not Fixed – Femi Falana Warns President Buhari

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana and former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa have warned President Buhari to take pragmatic steps in tackling the insecurity and ethnicity brewing in the country as the nation is already heading towards anarchy. A statement issued by the duo on Sunday said amid the cacophony of ethnic and regional... Continue Reading →

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