Opinion

The Police and Its Duty To Provide Security To Protesters, By Femi Falana

In view of the clear and unambiguous provision of section 94 (4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2015, we urge the inspector general of Police and other Police authorities in the country to maintain neutrality and ensure that the role of police personnel is limited to the provision of adequate…
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Opinion

Fuel Price Hike: Time to Bring Back CNG As A Better Alternative To PMS, By Femi Falana

To add insult to injury, the Federal Government has said that henceforth the prices of fuel would be dictated by market forces. Instead of handing over the Nigerian people to market forces, albeit illegally, I call on ASCAB to mount pressure on the Federal Government to implement the policy of…
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Opinion

Of Hypocrisy and Obasanjo’s ‘Condolence’ Letter, By Femi Falana

...Obasanjo has not abused the African culture by attacking the late Senator Buruji Kashamu for allegedly manipulating the law to escape justice at home and abroad. However, it is the hypocrisy of his message that should be criticised, because it is against the African culture to aid and abet a…
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Opinion

Why SSS Must Release Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna From Illegal Custody Now!, By Femi Falana

Instead of advising the governor to sue the lawyer for libel in the State High Court, the Police engaged in gross abuse of power by charging Ogbonna with the offence of terrorism under the Terrorism Prevention Act, as amended, before the Federal High Court sitting at Umuahia, Abia State. An…
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Opinion

President Buhari: The Urgent Need To Appoint More Justices To The Supreme Court, By Femi Falana

The President & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, State House, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, FCT. 9th June, 2020. Your Excellency, REQUEST TO RATIFY THE NAMES OF THE COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICES RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT BENCH The above…
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Opinion

Time To Stop Official Impunity and Hypocrisy In the Fight Against COVID-19, By Femi Falana

Having regards to the disturbing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the warning of health experts that the worst is not yet over in Nigeria, the fight against COVID-19 should be carried out in a more organised manner by the federal and state governments. Since public hospitals are…
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Opinion

Dear Attorney-General Malami, You Need To Apologise To Sowore and Dasuki, By Femi Falana

Abubakar Malami Esq. (SAN) Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Ministry of Justice, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT. Dear Honourable Minister, In a press statement issued on December 24, you announced that you had directed the State Security Service to release Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki from…
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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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