October 15, 2018

Falana advises FG to withdraw travel ban on 50 Nigerians ‘without any delay’

  LAGOS – Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana has faulted the decision of the Nigerian Government to ban 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling out of the country. In a statement on Sunday, Falana called for the immediate withdrawal of the ban, arguing that the move by the government is reminiscent of the days of military rule. “For the umpteenth time, I am compelled to caution the Buhari administration to wage the war against the menace of corruption within the ambit of the rule of law,” he said. “Since the 50 high-profile criminal suspects covered by EO6 (Executive Order 6) have been placed on watch list [Read]

2019: Gov Amosun shelves plans to dump APC, backs Dapo Abiodun at last

  ABEOKUTA – Contrary to the expectation of many that Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State would announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, there are strong indications that the governor has shelved his planned defection. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Amosun was prevailed upon by some party leaders in the state to shelve the planned defection from APC to another party in protest of the emergence of an oil magnate Dapo Abiodun as the party’s governorship candidate in the state. Our source however observed that Amosun shelved the planned defection due to the alleged refusal of his loyalists to join him in dumping the party. Meanwhile, [Read]