Femi Falana

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Femi Falana said : “The officers were put under cross-examination and they gave evidence of the operation that lasted between the 12th and the 14th of December 2015, and the role of the military in the operation,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The officers were put under cross-examination and they gave evidence of the operation between 12th to 14th of December 2015, and the role of the military in the operation,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” “The President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed and they said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “The training of the police is colonial and completely primitive. A man, a woman goes to the police college dehumanised. Women can’t make their hair. Men shave their hair to the skull. The feeding is bad,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “For me, it is not actually the name that matters and I think what the youths are saying is that beyond renaming, they want to see concrete steps taken to show that it is not going to be business as usual when it comes to policing in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to section 154 (1) of the Constitution, the appointment of the members of the Independent National Electoral Commission shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We call on the police to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of Nigerians to peacefully protest against injustice and bad policies. The police should not molest protesters but rather protect them as stipulated by the Nigerian constitution,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “It has become clearer to local and international community that his detention is politically motivated. He is a prisoner of conscience being held because of his campaign against corruption and injustice,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Administrative Proceedings Committee will be headed by the Registrar General of the CAC; so, he is going to be the accuser, the prosecutor, and also the judge to decide who is wrong or right. He is also going to be empowered to impose penalties on any organisation that fails to file returns. These powers are draconian,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Administrative Proceedings Committee will be headed by the Registrar General of the CAC; so, he is going to be the accuser, the prosecutor, and also the judge to decide who is wrong or right. He is also going to be empowered to impose penalties on any organisation that fails to file returns. These powers are draconian,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We fully support the position of TUC and NLC. ASACAB will intensify its campaign to ensure mass participation of Nigerians in an affair that affects their livelihood” External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana noted : “The request for a certified true copy of the judgment of the court was not granted on time,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, September 14, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Only a competent court of law is empowered to try, convict and impose a fine on a criminal suspect after a trial has been conducted before a competent court” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “Thus, due to unpardonable negligence of certain public officers, the Federal Government has been wasting public funds on maintaining our clients when they ought to have regained their freedom,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, August 31, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “The parade of suspect is illegal; it is against the right to dignity of persons because every suspect is still presumed innocent,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, August 31, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Olusegun Obasanjo ) : “Matters Arising From Chief Obasanjo's Condolence Letter” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “The investigation being conducted into Dr. Obadiah's interview by the State Security Service has not been concluded. So why was the NBC in a hurry to violate the fundamental right of the broadcasting station to fair hearing?” External link

saharareporters Friday, August 14, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “But for now, there is a channel of communication. If you don’t like the forum, then tell the school that the forum is not representing you. If you love your children, you should be ready to stand by them,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “But for now, there is a channel of communication. If you don’t like the forum, then tell the school that the forum is not representing you. If you love your children, you should be ready to stand by them,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Nigeria Army ) : “There is no insurrection in every part of the country which the Nigeria police cannot contain to warrant the deployment of armed troops all over the country from November 1, 2019, to December 23, 2019,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana noted ( about Garba Shehu ) : “Mr Shehu ought to have equally disclosed that I demanded for the unconditional release of my client from the unlawful incarceration of the State Security Service,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, July 24, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “In like manner, the charge of a treasonable felony which is hanging menacingly on the head of Mr. Omoyele Sowore like a sword of Damocles will also be struck out in his favour in the fullness of time,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “Therefore, the Attorney-General is duty bound by the order to ensure full and unconditional compliance with the valid and subsisting order of the federal high court in accordance with section 287 (3) of the Constitution” External link

leadership Monday, July 6, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The need to ratify and forward the names of these justices to the senate for confirmation becomes more crucial and urgent if viewed against the backdrop of the clamour for prison decongestion being championed by your excellency,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “While urging Your Excellency to promote the cause of justice by expeditiously ratifying the names recommended by the NJC and forward same to the Senate for confirmation please accept the assurances of our highest esteem and professional regards,” External link

saharareporters Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “We are not talking of hundreds of million (naira) here,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “To be honest with you, I sympathise with the Senate because if care is not taken, these senators will at the end of the day expose the National Assembly to such unfathomable ridicule,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Unfortunately, the executive is not exposed to sound legal advice on this matter, with profound respect. In that section 171, subsection 2, you also have position of ambassadors and heads of our foreign missions. But that subsection says they shall be confirmed by the Senate,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Request for the Release of 12 Convicted Inmates in the Kirikiri and Ikoyi Custodial Centres, Lagos, Pursuant to the Amnesty Granted by President Muhamadu Buhari,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have the instructions of our clients to urge your Excellency to use your good offices to secure the immediate release of our clients in accordance with the terms of the presidential amnesty” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Request for the Release of 12 Convicted Inmates in the Kirikiri and Ikoyi Custodial Centres, Lagos, Pursuant to the Amnesty Granted by President Muhamadu Buhari,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have the instructions of our clients to urge your Excellency to use your good offices to secure the immediate release of our clients in accordance with the terms of the presidential amnesty” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “COVID-19 spending: The role of students in holding federal and state governments to account” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : "Whereas section 396 (7) of the ACJA permits a Justice of the Court of Appeal to conclude a part-heard the criminal matter in the high court section 16 of the Court of Appeal Act empowers the Justices of the Court to exercise the powers of a trial court as if the proceedings had been instituted in the Court of Appeal as a Court of first instance," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “No Constitution allows a Governor to become the maker of a Law, accuser, witness, enforcer of the Law, the prosecutor and the Judge at the same time. It is primitive,” External link

dailypost Monday, May 11, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “Furthermore, the public interest in obtaining information on litigation and the operation of the Community Court favour electronic disclosure,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana warned : “Take notice that if you fail to accede to our request, we shall not hesitate to invoke the relevant provisions of the law to compel official disclosure of the findings of the joint team constituted to investigate the cause of the strange deaths and mass burials in Kano State,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “President Buhari has paid a glowing tribute to the late Mr. Abba Kyari. But the greatest tribute that can be paid to the deceased and other citizens that have lost their lives on account of COVID-19 complications is that Federal, State and Local Governments must embark on fixing and equipping public hospitals without further delay,” External link

dailypost Monday, April 20, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have also gone to suggest that we should take advantage of our pool of retired judges to handle election petitions so that regular courts can handle their matters. Since the 2019 general election, many of our courts are yet to return to their normal duties. Before the COVID-19 crisis, the Supreme Court was still dealing with some Appeals that has to do with elections. That shouldn’t happen,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “We must begin now to begin to prepare for the 2023 election so that we can stop this dangerous practice and that is what I recently referred to as the tribunalisation of democracy in Nigeria. Let the people decide the winners of election and not the courts or tribunals,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We need to look at the National Health Insurance Act at the federal and state level to ensure that every Nigerian has health insurance so that at the end of the day, nobody will die of any preventable disease,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Following the national broadcast of President Buhari on the COVID-19 pandemic, some lawyers have questioned the constitutional validity of the restriction of locomotion of people in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states. No doubt, the President is empowered to adopt any measures deemed fit to combat the dangerous disease but such measures have to be spelt out in a Regulation made pursuant to Section 305 of the Constitution or under the Quarantine Act. Otherwise, the presidential order on the restriction of movement in the affected areas cannot be enforced by the police” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana concluded : “Just last week the satanic Boko Haram force was reported to have massacred 47 Nigerian troops and 92 Chadian soldiers in two separate attacks. In view of such enormous challenge, our patriotic armed forces should concentrate efforts on the counter-insurgency operations being carried out in the Northeast region while the police and allied security agencies are to enforce the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : "Indeed, by virtue of section 5 of the Act, the penalty for contravening the Regulations is a fine of N200 or six months imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment, " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “unconstitutional and a political virus for the future” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “This is due to the fact that the Federal Government has failed to realise that we are no longer under the jackboots when Nigerians were sanctioned for flouting regulations which were based on the whims and caprices of military dictators,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 30, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana contended : «before the Armed Forces may be involved in the maintenance of law and order, there must have been insurrection or civil disturbances which cannot be contained by the police,» External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana argued ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Notwithstanding the contemptuous decision of the authorities of the Armed Forces to involve armed military personnel in the 2019 general election, they are advised to comply with the directive of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, not to subject voters to intimidation while casting their votes on February 23 and March 9, 2019. Since all citizens, including voters, are restricted to their wards during the elections, the police and civil defence officials ought to maintain law and order, while military personnel are placed on alert as they are confined to their barracks,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Having confirmed that the presidency is on lockdown we are compelled to call on State Governors to apply the Quarantine Act which provides for and regulate the imposition of quarantine and to make other provisions for preventing the introduction into and spread in Nigeria and the transmission from Nigeria of dangerous infectious diseases,” “In particular, state governors are enjoined to invoke section 8 of the Act which empowers them to make such declarations and issue necessary regulations to combat any infectious disease like the COVID-19” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Odia Ofeimun ) : “Those who are at the helms of affairs in the country have never taken Nigeria seriously. They don’t believe in Nigeria but the likes of Ofeimun want Nigeria to occupy a prominent place in the comity of nations,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We apply that the court limits the witness to his statement as nothing has been added to the statement served to us on March 9, 2020,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The witness is giving evidence outside his written evidence and it makes a mockery of the essence of serving us with witness statement,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Since the Kano State government lacks the power to abrogate the fundamental rights of Sanusi without following a procedure permitted by law, his banishment and detention in Nasarawa State are illegal in every material particular,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “You must, I beg you, encroach on the exclusive legislative list. State governments are encroaching there and in fairness to President Buhari, he has never challenged state government that encroach on the exclusive list for development,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “NEITI, a government agency, has come up with a figure that the NNPC has failed to remit to the federation account – $22 billion and N480 billion,” “We must get the money, Sirs” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Although the Constitution of Nigeria prescribes that Nigeria shall be a federal republic, it is there in Section 1, the political class has decided to retain the distorted version of federalism bequeathed to the nation by the defunct military junta,” “Thus successive civilian governments since 1999, headed by southern and northern political leaders, retained the status quo. Therefore, when we are talking of restructuring and true federalism we must appreciate that it is a national crisis” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “When Governor Akeredolu came on board, Ondo State was indebted to the tune of N4 billion. Hence, the state could not access fund for UBEC. When the Governor came on board, that was one of the things I reminded him about. I’m happy today that he has cleared everything,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “My people of Ondo State, I thank you for standing by my friend in the last three years. However, we are yet to get to that greater height which is why you must give him another chance,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Why the law requires pre-election cases to be decided before elections” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana wrote : “Although we are not unaware that the Department of State Service (DSS) is listed in Section 40 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, we submit that the DSS is not a juristic person having not been created by any Act of the National Assembly,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana argued : “since an unqualified candidate is expected to be disqualified from contesting the election, the pre-election matter praying for his or her disqualification has to be decided before the election” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have been in the position to advise some rich people to invest in education and establishment of industries because that is the way to go to get our youths engaged,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have been in the position to advise some rich people to invest in education and establishment of industries because that is the way to go to get our youths engaged,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “About $4bn recovered Abacha loot is yet to be accounted for. "One young state house official told Buhari government officials that the money must not be stolen. "It is the most successful recovery of stolen public funds in the world. We have not been able to account for the money,” External link

saharareporters Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “If a family pays a ransom to secure freedom of their abducted ones; they should approach the courts and demand a refund of the amount paid because the primary responsibility of government is to secure the people” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Zulum example is an indictment of those who are currently busy counting the thousands of Nigerian citizens that have been brutally killed and abducted by the satanic Boko Haram insurgents along religious divide,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I hope Nigerians have not forgotten that when the Babangida-led junta was going to extend its tenure, we had the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) that went to court that the 1993 presidential election should not hold,” “We thought it was a joke. So, very soon, Nigerians will have other manifestation over the third term agenda” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana expliqué : "Sowore a été arrêté de nouveau. Il est détenu par la DSS (Département des services de l'Etat)" External link

afp-fr Friday, December 6, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana affirmé : "La DSS est en tors d'avoir arrêté mon client sans aucune ordonnance du tribunal" External link

afp-fr Friday, December 6, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT



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Last updated on 2015-03-10T19:08+0300.

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Femi Falana said : “The officers were put under cross-examination and they gave evidence of the operation that lasted between the 12th and the 14th of December 2015, and the role of the military in the operation,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The officers were put under cross-examination and they gave evidence of the operation between 12th to 14th of December 2015, and the role of the military in the operation,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” “The President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed and they said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, October 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “The training of the police is colonial and completely primitive. A man, a woman goes to the police college dehumanised. Women can’t make their hair. Men shave their hair to the skull. The feeding is bad,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “For me, it is not actually the name that matters and I think what the youths are saying is that beyond renaming, they want to see concrete steps taken to show that it is not going to be business as usual when it comes to policing in Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated ( about Commission ) : “Pursuant to section 154 (1) of the Constitution, the appointment of the members of the Independent National Electoral Commission shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We call on the police to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of Nigerians to peacefully protest against injustice and bad policies. The police should not molest protesters but rather protect them as stipulated by the Nigerian constitution,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “It has become clearer to local and international community that his detention is politically motivated. He is a prisoner of conscience being held because of his campaign against corruption and injustice,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Administrative Proceedings Committee will be headed by the Registrar General of the CAC; so, he is going to be the accuser, the prosecutor, and also the judge to decide who is wrong or right. He is also going to be empowered to impose penalties on any organisation that fails to file returns. These powers are draconian,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Administrative Proceedings Committee will be headed by the Registrar General of the CAC; so, he is going to be the accuser, the prosecutor, and also the judge to decide who is wrong or right. He is also going to be empowered to impose penalties on any organisation that fails to file returns. These powers are draconian,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, September 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We fully support the position of TUC and NLC. ASACAB will intensify its campaign to ensure mass participation of Nigerians in an affair that affects their livelihood” External link

dailytrust Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana noted : “The request for a certified true copy of the judgment of the court was not granted on time,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, September 14, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Only a competent court of law is empowered to try, convict and impose a fine on a criminal suspect after a trial has been conducted before a competent court” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

saharareporters Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “They have not released the judgment and time is running out. And if we cannot obtain copies of the judgment, we cannot appeal. They have just been saying the judgment is not ready and the days are counting,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “Thus, due to unpardonable negligence of certain public officers, the Federal Government has been wasting public funds on maintaining our clients when they ought to have regained their freedom,” External link

premiumtimesng Monday, August 31, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “The parade of suspect is illegal; it is against the right to dignity of persons because every suspect is still presumed innocent,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, August 31, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Olusegun Obasanjo ) : “Matters Arising From Chief Obasanjo's Condolence Letter” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “The investigation being conducted into Dr. Obadiah's interview by the State Security Service has not been concluded. So why was the NBC in a hurry to violate the fundamental right of the broadcasting station to fair hearing?” External link

saharareporters Friday, August 14, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “But for now, there is a channel of communication. If you don’t like the forum, then tell the school that the forum is not representing you. If you love your children, you should be ready to stand by them,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “But for now, there is a channel of communication. If you don’t like the forum, then tell the school that the forum is not representing you. If you love your children, you should be ready to stand by them,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Nigeria Army ) : “There is no insurrection in every part of the country which the Nigeria police cannot contain to warrant the deployment of armed troops all over the country from November 1, 2019, to December 23, 2019,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana noted ( about Garba Shehu ) : “Mr Shehu ought to have equally disclosed that I demanded for the unconditional release of my client from the unlawful incarceration of the State Security Service,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, July 24, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “In like manner, the charge of a treasonable felony which is hanging menacingly on the head of Mr. Omoyele Sowore like a sword of Damocles will also be struck out in his favour in the fullness of time,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana stated : “Therefore, the Attorney-General is duty bound by the order to ensure full and unconditional compliance with the valid and subsisting order of the federal high court in accordance with section 287 (3) of the Constitution” External link

leadership Monday, July 6, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The need to ratify and forward the names of these justices to the senate for confirmation becomes more crucial and urgent if viewed against the backdrop of the clamour for prison decongestion being championed by your excellency,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “While urging Your Excellency to promote the cause of justice by expeditiously ratifying the names recommended by the NJC and forward same to the Senate for confirmation please accept the assurances of our highest esteem and professional regards,” External link

saharareporters Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “We are not talking of hundreds of million (naira) here,” External link

premiumtimesng Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “To be honest with you, I sympathise with the Senate because if care is not taken, these senators will at the end of the day expose the National Assembly to such unfathomable ridicule,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Unfortunately, the executive is not exposed to sound legal advice on this matter, with profound respect. In that section 171, subsection 2, you also have position of ambassadors and heads of our foreign missions. But that subsection says they shall be confirmed by the Senate,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Request for the Release of 12 Convicted Inmates in the Kirikiri and Ikoyi Custodial Centres, Lagos, Pursuant to the Amnesty Granted by President Muhamadu Buhari,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have the instructions of our clients to urge your Excellency to use your good offices to secure the immediate release of our clients in accordance with the terms of the presidential amnesty” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, May 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Request for the Release of 12 Convicted Inmates in the Kirikiri and Ikoyi Custodial Centres, Lagos, Pursuant to the Amnesty Granted by President Muhamadu Buhari,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We have the instructions of our clients to urge your Excellency to use your good offices to secure the immediate release of our clients in accordance with the terms of the presidential amnesty” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “COVID-19 spending: The role of students in holding federal and state governments to account” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : "Whereas section 396 (7) of the ACJA permits a Justice of the Court of Appeal to conclude a part-heard the criminal matter in the high court section 16 of the Court of Appeal Act empowers the Justices of the Court to exercise the powers of a trial court as if the proceedings had been instituted in the Court of Appeal as a Court of first instance," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “No Constitution allows a Governor to become the maker of a Law, accuser, witness, enforcer of the Law, the prosecutor and the Judge at the same time. It is primitive,” External link

dailypost Monday, May 11, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “Furthermore, the public interest in obtaining information on litigation and the operation of the Community Court favour electronic disclosure,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana warned : “Take notice that if you fail to accede to our request, we shall not hesitate to invoke the relevant provisions of the law to compel official disclosure of the findings of the joint team constituted to investigate the cause of the strange deaths and mass burials in Kano State,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, April 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana added : “President Buhari has paid a glowing tribute to the late Mr. Abba Kyari. But the greatest tribute that can be paid to the deceased and other citizens that have lost their lives on account of COVID-19 complications is that Federal, State and Local Governments must embark on fixing and equipping public hospitals without further delay,” External link

dailypost Monday, April 20, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have also gone to suggest that we should take advantage of our pool of retired judges to handle election petitions so that regular courts can handle their matters. Since the 2019 general election, many of our courts are yet to return to their normal duties. Before the COVID-19 crisis, the Supreme Court was still dealing with some Appeals that has to do with elections. That shouldn’t happen,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana added : “We must begin now to begin to prepare for the 2023 election so that we can stop this dangerous practice and that is what I recently referred to as the tribunalisation of democracy in Nigeria. Let the people decide the winners of election and not the courts or tribunals,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We need to look at the National Health Insurance Act at the federal and state level to ensure that every Nigerian has health insurance so that at the end of the day, nobody will die of any preventable disease,” External link

tribuneonlineng Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Following the national broadcast of President Buhari on the COVID-19 pandemic, some lawyers have questioned the constitutional validity of the restriction of locomotion of people in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states. No doubt, the President is empowered to adopt any measures deemed fit to combat the dangerous disease but such measures have to be spelt out in a Regulation made pursuant to Section 305 of the Constitution or under the Quarantine Act. Otherwise, the presidential order on the restriction of movement in the affected areas cannot be enforced by the police” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana concluded : “Just last week the satanic Boko Haram force was reported to have massacred 47 Nigerian troops and 92 Chadian soldiers in two separate attacks. In view of such enormous challenge, our patriotic armed forces should concentrate efforts on the counter-insurgency operations being carried out in the Northeast region while the police and allied security agencies are to enforce the COVID-19 regulations and guidelines” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : "Indeed, by virtue of section 5 of the Act, the penalty for contravening the Regulations is a fine of N200 or six months imprisonment or to both fine and imprisonment, " External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “unconstitutional and a political virus for the future” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “This is due to the fact that the Federal Government has failed to realise that we are no longer under the jackboots when Nigerians were sanctioned for flouting regulations which were based on the whims and caprices of military dictators,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, March 30, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana contended : «before the Armed Forces may be involved in the maintenance of law and order, there must have been insurrection or civil disturbances which cannot be contained by the police,» External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana argued ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “Notwithstanding the contemptuous decision of the authorities of the Armed Forces to involve armed military personnel in the 2019 general election, they are advised to comply with the directive of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, not to subject voters to intimidation while casting their votes on February 23 and March 9, 2019. Since all citizens, including voters, are restricted to their wards during the elections, the police and civil defence officials ought to maintain law and order, while military personnel are placed on alert as they are confined to their barracks,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Having confirmed that the presidency is on lockdown we are compelled to call on State Governors to apply the Quarantine Act which provides for and regulate the imposition of quarantine and to make other provisions for preventing the introduction into and spread in Nigeria and the transmission from Nigeria of dangerous infectious diseases,” “In particular, state governors are enjoined to invoke section 8 of the Act which empowers them to make such declarations and issue necessary regulations to combat any infectious disease like the COVID-19” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said ( about Odia Ofeimun ) : “Those who are at the helms of affairs in the country have never taken Nigeria seriously. They don’t believe in Nigeria but the likes of Ofeimun want Nigeria to occupy a prominent place in the comity of nations,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “We apply that the court limits the witness to his statement as nothing has been added to the statement served to us on March 9, 2020,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The witness is giving evidence outside his written evidence and it makes a mockery of the essence of serving us with witness statement,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Since the Kano State government lacks the power to abrogate the fundamental rights of Sanusi without following a procedure permitted by law, his banishment and detention in Nasarawa State are illegal in every material particular,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “You must, I beg you, encroach on the exclusive legislative list. State governments are encroaching there and in fairness to President Buhari, he has never challenged state government that encroach on the exclusive list for development,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “NEITI, a government agency, has come up with a figure that the NNPC has failed to remit to the federation account – $22 billion and N480 billion,” “We must get the money, Sirs” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Although the Constitution of Nigeria prescribes that Nigeria shall be a federal republic, it is there in Section 1, the political class has decided to retain the distorted version of federalism bequeathed to the nation by the defunct military junta,” “Thus successive civilian governments since 1999, headed by southern and northern political leaders, retained the status quo. Therefore, when we are talking of restructuring and true federalism we must appreciate that it is a national crisis” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “When Governor Akeredolu came on board, Ondo State was indebted to the tune of N4 billion. Hence, the state could not access fund for UBEC. When the Governor came on board, that was one of the things I reminded him about. I’m happy today that he has cleared everything,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, February 28, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “My people of Ondo State, I thank you for standing by my friend in the last three years. However, we are yet to get to that greater height which is why you must give him another chance,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “Why the law requires pre-election cases to be decided before elections” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana wrote : “Although we are not unaware that the Department of State Service (DSS) is listed in Section 40 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, we submit that the DSS is not a juristic person having not been created by any Act of the National Assembly,” External link

thesourceng Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana argued : “since an unqualified candidate is expected to be disqualified from contesting the election, the pre-election matter praying for his or her disqualification has to be decided before the election” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have been in the position to advise some rich people to invest in education and establishment of industries because that is the way to go to get our youths engaged,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I have been in the position to advise some rich people to invest in education and establishment of industries because that is the way to go to get our youths engaged,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “About $4bn recovered Abacha loot is yet to be accounted for. "One young state house official told Buhari government officials that the money must not be stolen. "It is the most successful recovery of stolen public funds in the world. We have not been able to account for the money,” External link

saharareporters Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “If a family pays a ransom to secure freedom of their abducted ones; they should approach the courts and demand a refund of the amount paid because the primary responsibility of government is to secure the people” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Femi Falana said : “The Zulum example is an indictment of those who are currently busy counting the thousands of Nigerian citizens that have been brutally killed and abducted by the satanic Boko Haram insurgents along religious divide,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana said : “I hope Nigerians have not forgotten that when the Babangida-led junta was going to extend its tenure, we had the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) that went to court that the 1993 presidential election should not hold,” “We thought it was a joke. So, very soon, Nigerians will have other manifestation over the third term agenda” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana expliqué : "Sowore a été arrêté de nouveau. Il est détenu par la DSS (Département des services de l'Etat)" External link

afp-fr Friday, December 6, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Femi Falana affirmé : "La DSS est en tors d'avoir arrêté mon client sans aucune ordonnance du tribunal" External link

afp-fr Friday, December 6, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
advocate3.23%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
senior advocate3.23%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
lawyer59.68%EN02/16/201716/02/2017
attorney4.84%EN12/22/201622/12/2016
barrister4.84%EN12/04/201604/12/2016
counsel4.84%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
senior advocate of nigeria1.61%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
solicitor12.90%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
chief1.61%EN02/19/200719/02/2007
chairman1.61%EN08/21/200621/08/2006
president1.61%EN02/12/200612/02/2006
Names Lang Count
Femi FalanaEN81.04%
Femi FalanaPT6.04%
Femi FalanaEU5.86%
Femi FalanaES5.86%
FEMI FALANAEN0.46%
Femi FalanaFR0.37%
Femi FalanaSA0.27%
FEMI FALANAFR0.09%
Femi FalaneEN0.00%


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