Within this week, the Nigerian Army has released over 54 detained soldiers who protested for better weapons in the year 2014 (As reported here). The soldiers were serving a jail sentence at the Kiriki medium-security correctional facility. They were finally freed and reunited with their families, friends and loved ones.
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Today's Headlines:Buhari Creating Problems For State Govs – Falana, Ekiti Group Drags Party To Court
Buhari creating problems for state govs – Falana Activist lawyer, Femi Falana has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to stop creating problems for state governors. Falana said Buhari government should allow states handle the issue of open grazing rather than cause problems for them. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, who spoke at an event in Abuja, explained that governors preside over lands in their states, hence they should handle the issue.
The Nigerian government has intensified efforts to ensure that suspected sponsors of terrorism and other violent crimes are apprehended and prosecuted. The recent arrest of over 400 sponsors of terrorism is a significant milestone in the fight against insurgency in the northeastern region of the country. According to a statement released by the federal ministry of justice, the ministry will soon present the arrested sponsors of terrorism after due investigations have been completed.
1) Falz Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, is the son of popular Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana. Just like his father, Falz also study law in the University of Reading. He attended the Nigerian law school in Abuja, and was called to bar in the year 2012.
Justice Prevails As Femi Falana Addresses Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced To Death Who Recently Regained Freedom
Femi Falana SAN in a recent video addressed about 54 Nigerian soldiers who were sentenced to death in 2014 for demanding the provision of better equipment and guns to combat Boko Haram terrorists. The case was immediately taken to a court of appeal after a military tribunal sentenced them to death.
The popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has asked the federal government to allow the state governments to decide the livestock policy, by urging the federal government to desist from creating problems for states with the grazing reserves policy it embarked upon. Photo credit: Photo credit:
Femi Falana (Right) and Mr Kunle Olawumi (Left) Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters According to a news that was published yesterday, it was made known that the former Nigerian Navy Commodore, Mr Kunle Olawumi, who spoke last week concerning the incident thay happened at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, yesterday went to Defence Intelligence Agency headquarters in Abuja, the federal capital territory, after he was summoned by the agency last week to give more details about what he said during an early morning interview session with Channels Television.
A senior advocate of Nigeria, and a popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, who reacted, according to a verified publication, towards the continued disunity seen among Nigerians, especially between different ethnic groups, made mention of two things about Nigerian Christians and Muslims. With such, I feel everyone should always take note, and this is because of the necessity and role it plays in making Nigeria, not only a peaceful nation, but a country void of poverty.
Nigerian human rights activist, lawyer, Femi Falana has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon 70 Nigerian soldiers convicted for mutiny. Recall in 2014, military authorities arrested some soldiers, after they failed to confront Boko Haram. They were sentenced to life imprisonment, but their jail sentence was later reduced to 10 years imprisonment under President Buhari's administration.
Human rights activist and the senior advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has warned Nigerians to be very careful with politicians who use religion and ethnicity to divide the people for their selfish interests. According to him, Nigeria is a wonderful nation with many opportunities, and him and other prominent Nigerians have given Nigerians hopeuring the people the country will overcome the crisis happening across the nation.
Image credit: thenigerialawyer.com The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana has yet again added his voice to the issue of open grazing proposed by the federal government. According to the lawyer, while speaking with journalists yesterday in Abuja, Federal Government should allow the state government to decide their livestock policy.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to allocate Federal resources to his home State of Katsina for the development of ranches while looking for grazing routes in other States of the federation. President Muhammadu Buhari and Femi Falana Speaking to newsmen on Saturday at the inaugural ceremony of the Old Seminarian Association of Nigeria (OSAN) in Abuja, he said the Buhari led administration was creating problems for state governors by delving into land matters which are under the purview of the Governors.
Falana Writes Buhari Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters Human rights’ Lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to pardon 70 Nigerian soldiers convicted for mutiny. The military authorities had arrested the soldiers in 2014, for failing to confront Boko Haram insurgents.
An Islamic group identified as Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), had reportedly disclosed that, it was in total support of the call by Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights lawyer, asking Buhari to pardon the 54 jailed soldiers who allegedly refused to fight Boko Haram terrorists over poor weapons, adding that the case has unassailable merit.
According to human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN, the Federal Government has no jurisdiction over land outside of Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory under the Land Use Act. In response to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) appointing a committee to study 368 grazing routes throughout 25 Nigerian states, he remarked this on Channels Television's Politics Today show.
What Falana Meant When He Said FG Only Controls FCT And Cannot Impose Any Land Policy On State Govt.
Following continued debate on the issue of open grazing in Nigeria, especially in the Southern region and the APC led federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari's efforts to review 368 grazing routes across 25 states in Nigeria, a Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has reacted to the development by saying that the Federal Government has no control over land outside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is not joking with his threat to sue President Muhammadu Buhari over the new policy the President wants to enforce across various states in Nigeria. Image credit: Newsbreak According to a report by Daily Trust, President Buhari has approved the policy on grazing reserves in various states in Nigeria which will empower the federal government to go ahead and implement it after concluding the review of 368 grazing sites in 25 states in the country.
Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Has written a letter to the President, Major General (Rtd) Muhammadu Buhari, requesting that the pardon given to repentant Bokoharam members be extended to 70 soldiers convicted for mutiny during Goodluck Jonathan's administration. Falana said this in the letter dated August 25, 2021 titled, 'Request to Grant Pardon 70 Convicted Soldiers'.
source: Punch news Concerning the 12 detained aides of the separatist leader and promoter of The Oudua Nation popularly known as Sunday Igboho, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana, and 2 other Sans have lashed out at the Director-General of the Department of State Services Yusuf Bichi, and the Attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), over the continued detention Ighogho aides even after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted them bail and having met bail conditions.