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.
Internal crisis, cash crunch threaten NCP presidential primary
Crisis among leaders of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and lean purse may deny the party participation in the presidential general election next year, as its primary election continues to flounder.
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…
MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi statues swell ‘failed’ Lagos public space art
Over the years, art works from Nigeria have enjoyed rave reviews and plaudits. However, quite worrisome is that recent public space sculptures from the country - Lagos State precisely – have cast doubts on its artistic valour.
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,…
‘Property theft thrives in absence of deterrents’
There are laws against intellectual property theft but most creative artists do not know about the existence of those laws. As a result of this lack of knowledge, victims of intellectual property theft...
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.
Civil action and democracy
Sir: One of the cardinal problems that hamper the development of democracy in Nigeria is the inability of her citizens to effectively express...