Falana to chair 13th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture as Soyinka turns 87

The 2021 Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series will feature eight panellists to engage the theme – ‘Remaking Nigeria: Towards a secure and viable union’ on Tuesday,  July 13 at NECA Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, by 1 pm (WAT), with…

*Lagos police warn Sunday Igboho, Yoruba nation agitators against rally (Tribune)*Lagos Yoruba Nation Rally Showdown: It must hold, says Akintoye as Lagos bans rally (Vanguard)

Lagos police warn Sunday Igboho, Yoruba nation agitators against rally (Tribune) The police in Lagos State have warned against any rally billed for this Saturday at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota. The state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu…

Army releases civilian detained for 8 months over Facebook video

A civilian, Emmanuel Odaudu, has regained his freedom after languishing in the Nigerian Army Special Investigation Bureau underground cell in Abuja for over eight months because of an old Facebook video. PUNCH Metro gathered that Emmanuel was released on Friday,…

*Falana, Falz, others protest insecurity, poverty in Lagos (Punch)*‎Lagos-Ibadan rail: FG assures host communities of assistance (Guardian)

Falana, Falz, others protest insecurity, poverty in Lagos (Punch) Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), and his Musician son, Folarin, aka Falz, along with scores of Lagosians took to the streets on Monday to protest against the insecurity and…

Ayeni sold Ocean Marine shares to Okunbo for N2b – police

Police investigation into the allegations of stealing and criminal diversion of company funds levelled against billionaire businessman, Capt. Idahosa Wells-Okunbo, by a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc, Mr Tunde Ayeni, has indicated that the accusations are false. The police…

*Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard)*Lekki Shootings: Soldiers’ barracks have been identified, says Falana (Punch)

Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos (Vanguard) Normalcy has returned to the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State, as commuters and residents now ply the road with little or no obstruction. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent reports that…

NDDC interim committee is illegal, actions open to litigation – Falana

Senior lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana, SAN has spoken on the dangers of the Buhari administration flouting the law setting up the agencies of the federal government. Speaking at a lecture to mark the Third Anniversary of the…

Sowore’s Rearrest: ‘This Has Never Happened Before’, Falana Slams DSS (ChannelsTV)

Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for disrupting court proceedings and eventually rearresting his clients, Mr Omoyele Sowore and Mr Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja,…

Homage to an uncommon revolutionary scholar – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Unions Without Unionism, Governments Without Governance: Essays In Honour Of Professor Funminiyi Oladele Adewumi; Edited by Owei Lakemfa & Ahmed Aminu Yusuf; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Abuja, Nigeria; 2018; 306pp   Professor Funmi Adewumi (1960-2017) died so painfully at the height of his…

We’ll challenge Sowore’s detention order, says Falana (Punch)

Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who is Sowore’s lawyer, indicated to The PUNCH on Thursday, that he would file an application to challenge the order by a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the…

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