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El-Zakzaky pleads not-guilty for alleged culpable homicide in Kaduna

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to the eight counts bordering on alleged culpable homicide filed against him in a Kaduna High Court.

Ganduje, not Sanusi, deserves banishment – Activist

A human rights activist, Adeniyi Sulaiman, on Wednesday condemned the dethronement and banishment of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II by the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Sowore: Put your house in order, court tells Nigerian govt

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the counsel from the Attorney-General of the Federation’s office to put their house in order in the trial of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement.

Court orders Nigerian govt to allow El-Zakzaky, wife full access to medical care

A High Court in Kaduna, on Monday ordered the Correctional Center, to allow leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat  full access to medical services before  taking their plea on April 23.

El-Zakzaky: Kaduna High Court fixes Feb. 24, 25 for trial

A High Court in Kaduna on Thursday fixed February 24 and February 25, for the continuation of trial of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat.

Uphold ethics of legal profession, Falana urges young lawyers

A Human Rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has urged young lawyers to be prepared to learn and adhere strictly to the principles of legal practice.

Nigerian lawyers aiding abuse of Rule of Law, human right violation – Falana 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has accused members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, of aiding and abating the abuse of the Rule of Law and violation of human rights in the country. 

Free El-Zakzaky to prove your respect for courts, Falana tells Buhari

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky as a demonstration for his respect for the Rule of Law.

Drama in court SSS operatives move to re-arrest Sowore

There was a mild drama at the court 7, Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, as armed operatives of the State Security Services, SSS, moved to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, at the court premises.

Court orders transfer of El-Zakzaky, wife to prison

A Federal High Court on Thursday ordered the State Security Service, SSS, to transfer the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheik...

Sowore begins hunger strike over SSS defiance to court order

The publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, has embarked on a hunger strike in protest against the State Security Service, SSS, refusal to obey court order to release.

Drama as SSS application to take witnesses against Sowore in camera failed

There was a mild drama at Court 7, Federal High Court, Abuja, as application by the Department of State Security Services, SSS, counsel, Hassan Liman, to take witnesses in the ongoing trial of Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow Protest, in camera failed.

Court orders Sowore’s release from detention

An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday granted co-convener of the RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, bail.

Buhari must account for over N1tn recovered looted funds – Falana

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Thursday, declared that president Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had through its whistle-blower policy recovered over N1 trillion from looters through its whistle-blower policy since 1999.

Court dismisses Sowore’s appeal challenging his detention by SSS

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the motion filed by, Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow protests, challenging his detention for 45 days by the State of State Security, SSS.

Falana worried over El-Zakazaky’s ‘deteriorating’ health condition as court adjourns to August 5

Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, adjourned to August 5, ruling in the application to allow Ibrahim El-Zazaky and his wife, Zinat to travel to India for medical attention just as the counsel to the applicant, Femi Falana SAN, expressed worries over alleged ‘deteriorating’ health condition of his client.

Kogi deputy governor vows to sue Yahaya Bello for withholding salaries since 2017

Kogi State deputy governor, Simon Achuba, has threatened to sue Governor Yahaya Bello for withholding his salaries and all other financial benefits from 2017 till date.

Soyinka to Nigerian youth: Start organising yourselves ahead of 2023 elections

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday urged the youth to start organising themselves for leadership positions before the 2023 general elections.

Court grants El-zakzaky access to medical services – One-eyed shi’ite leader developed glaucoma, Falana claims

The High Court in Kaduna on Tuesday ordered the Kaduna State Government to avail the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim Elzakzaky and his wife Zinat, access to medical care.

Stop sealing up suspects’ assets, Falana tells EFCC

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana, on Sunday advised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to stop sealing up assets belonging...

Falana to speak at IPC’s media roundtable

In commemoration of this year’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, IDEI, the International Press Centre, IPC, Lagos is organising a...

Falana to Nigerian govt: Open up on $470m, N8.8bn allegedly recovered by police

Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, has challenged the federal government to speak on the missing $470.4 million and N8.8 billion, allegedly belonging to...

Sen. Abaribe: Falana urges Buhari to call DSS to order

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to respect the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.

Continued detention of journalist: Falana accuses Buhari of committing same human rights violations of PDP era

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of committing the same “incessant infringements” his party,  All Progressives Congress, APC, had accused their predecessor of perpetrating.

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