Opinion

Suspension of Sudan From African Union Not Enough, By Femi Falana

While the suspension of Sudan from the AU is a welcomed development, it should be pointed out that it has no serious impact on the junta, and is not enough to address the issues of the accountability of perpetrators and justice for the victims. The AU should therefore mobilise member…
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Opinion

Premium Times, Anti-Press Laws and the Nigerian Constitution, By Femi Falana

It is pertinent to point out that the current trend in democratic countries is to repeal anti-press laws. For instance, in January 2010, the British Parliament abolished the offences of sedition and seditious libel, defamatory libel and obscene libel. Since we always weep more than the bereaved, we have retained…
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Opinion

Executive Orders and the Sanctity of the Rule of Law, By Femi Falana

For the umpteenth time, I am compelled to caution the Buhari administration to wage war against the menace of corruption within the ambit of the rule of law. Last week, the Federal High Court upheld the constitutional validity of the controversial Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued by President Muhammadu Buhari…
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Opinion

Beyond the Illegal Search of Chief Edwin Clark’s House, By Femi Falana

To prevent the violation of the right of citizens to the privacy of their homes by police officers and other security personnel, the federal government should proceed to acquire the radar that has the capacity to detect weapons hidden in private houses or public buildings. The three Police inspectors who…
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Opinion

The Illegality of Impeachment and Defection By Legislators, By Femi Falana

...the Supreme Court held that it is only a division, factionalisation or fragmentation, which can make it impossible or impracticable for a party to function, that can justify the defection of a legislator from one party to another. Otherwise the defector automatically loses his seat. Introduction The crisis of misgovernance…
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Columns

For Femi Falana and Kunle Ajibade: Sixty Hurrahs to Courage and Conviction, By Ogaga Ifowodo

These two tribunes of truth and justice recently marked their sixtieth anniversary in a beautiful land made almost unliveable on any proper index of healthy They can’t hear me, but I am shouting sixty hurrays in the first instance, and sixty more (for I wish them a very long life),…
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Opinion

The Violent Attack On Shiites: Another Highly Condemnable Act!, By Femi Falana

...the violent disruption of the peaceful rally of the Shiites was carried out by security forces outside the ambit of the law. The violent attack unleashed on the Shiites this afternoon, Monday April 16, by a combined team of armed soldiers, police and state security service personnel is totally unacceptable…
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Opinion

How To End Violent Clashes Between Farmers and Herdsmen, By Femi Falana

The federal government should immediately enter into dialogue with the patrons and leaders of the Miyetti Allah to work out the logistics for establishing ranches in the states with large scale livestock. It has to be made abundantly clear to the members of the organisation that the freedom of movement…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian Victims of Slavery Cannot Sue Libya, By Femi Falana

...the federal government ought to take urgent steps to facilitate access to the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights by aggrieved Nigerian citizens and Non Governmental Organisations by depositing the Declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the Court pursuant to article 1 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples…
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