Falana and his prejudice against Atiku
Sir: Femi Falana attained the title of “human rights lawyer” when he was working with Gani Fawehinmi, a Senior Advocate of the Masses (SAM, of blessed memory), who became SAN (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) many years before his death. Falana is also a SAN of many years standing by now, but to what extent is…
Group sues IGP over demotion fear in police
A Non Government Organization (NGO), Gani Fawehinmi Memorial Organization (GAFAMORG) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to stop the alleged proposed demotion of about 4000 police officers who were promoted between 2016 and 2018.
When administrative discretion raises questions
Discretion is a huge part of administrative law in most national systems across the world. The constitution and other legislation cannot possibly contemplate or provide a remedy for every single situation, so the government’s powers are delegated to agencies to administer laws in a more tailored fashion.
Associates, CSOs remember Gani Fawehinmi nine years after
Citizens and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos State yesterday to commemorate the death of the Ondo-born legal luminary and human rights activist. They unanimously decried the poor state of the nation, noting that nine years after Gani’s death, the country has gone from bad to worse. According…
Fawehinmi family accepts presidential regognition, chides Obasanjo
The family of the late human right lawyer and activist, Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) has accepted the posthumous honour bestowed on the late lawyer by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari honours MKO Abiola, declares June 12 Democracy Day
Instead of May 29 every year, Democracy Day will now be celebrated in Nigerian on June 12, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday. "I am delighted to announce that, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day," Buhari said in a statement. Nigeria had its,…
The Buhari Gani did not know
On Sunday, April 22, 1990, soldiers sought to arrest Chief Gani Fawehinmi, famous human right lawyer and activist. His offence? April 22 was his birthday and that was when Major Gideon Orkar and his gang struck in a bloody coup attempt to topple General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lagos unveils Gani Fawehinmi’s statue
Lawyers and human rights activists yesterday eulogised the late Gani Fawehinmi for championing the cause of the masses even at the risk of losing his life.They spoke at the unveiling of a 44-feet statue in honour of Fawehinmi (SAN) at the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota by the Lagos State Government to mark his 8th posthumous birthday.