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Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by ChukwumaCOD: 8:12pm On Nov 08
Attack on media, part of third term agenda – Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has said the attack on free press in the country is over a third term agenda being nursed by the Federal Government.

Falana spoke in Lagos on Thursday at the public presentation of a book, Testimony to Courage, essays in honour of Premium Times publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi.

He also accused Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Abuja Federal High Court of bias against his client, Omoyele Sowore, saying the online news publisher had been convicted without trial.


Falana, who was the chairman on the occasion, noted that he had decided not to return to the Justice Ojukwu-led court.

He stated, “Nobody has been given the kind of bail (condition) Sowore was given. All those who looted the treasury have never had their movement restricted. Sowore has been granted bail, but his movement has been restricted to Abuja. His family is in America. He does not live in Abuja. He has no house in Abuja. Yet, he has been asked to stay in Abuja. The trial may last for 10 years, but he cannot leave Abuja. It has never happened in Nigeria before. Sowore has been banned as a journalist from speaking. As a politician, he cannot address a rally until the case is determined. We don’t know how long it will last.”


Falana said since he had been practising law for 37 years, he had never witnessed the sort of drama that transpired in the court on Wednesday during the trial of Sowore.

He said he was shocked when he arrived at the court and saw gadgets being prepared for prosecution witnesses who could not testify in the open court.

“All proceedings and hearings should be in the open. So, if you are going to have anything in camera, for security reasons, for the interest of children, you will apply in the open court. But no application was made. And so, when I asked what happened and the judge pretended not to know, I said, ‘My lady, this case cannot go on because behind us, your court has colluded with the prosecutor to take witnesses behind us in your court and these are the gadgets here.’ I said the prosecutor had confided in me that the witnesses would pass through her door so that they would not be seen by us.


“The judge pretended and asked how that happened. I said the application was made before the Deputy Chief Registrar and it was granted behind us. She sent for the DCR who said he indeed granted the application. She asked if she knew about it, and the man said he thought she had granted the application and that was why he made arrangement for the screening gadget. I said, ‘My lord, you can see now. But you must write a ruling on this.’ But she refused,” he added.


Falana said the judge had already sentenced Sowore and his case mate, Bakare, without trial by confining their movement to Abuja.

He noted that steps were being taken for the matter to be moved from the court and Abuja in particular since the alleged crime was not committed there.The lawyer said Nigeria had “gone to the dogs” and only the media could help.

“The media must not be silenced. You may have a third term campaign soon. Very soon, they will destroy all possible opponents. And by the time they bring in the third term agenda, the media would have been gone. But we are not going to allow it. No dictatorship can defeat the Nigerian people,” he said.


Earlier, journalists, lawyers, authors and members of the civil society berated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the attack on press freedom.

The President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chris Isiguzo, said Nigerian journalists were facing tough times under the current administration, adding that their lack of tools to work with and lack of good pay, made their job arduous.

A former senator, Shehu Sani, lamented that the current Federal Government, which criticised the former administration for its autocratic tendencies, had been worse.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/attack-on-media-part-of-third-term-agenda-falana/amp/

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Staro: 8:28pm On Nov 08
Very obvious.
The whittling down of Osinbajo's powers is a clear pointer

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by NimrodEndOfDays(m): 8:31pm On Nov 08
When we warned you retards that Buhari is no good, you called us haters. no the chicken has come home to roost. we know those who brought this dictator to power. They will never know peace.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Ruggedniggaone: 8:35pm On Nov 08
falana should be stoned to death because you are among the unfortunate people that brought and supported this calamity called bullhari so you don't have right to tell us what we have already known so fvck off sir

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by mrvitalis(m): 8:41pm On Nov 08
Ruggedniggaone:
falana should be stoned to death because you are among the unfortunate people that brought and supported this calamity called bullhari so you don't have right to tell us what we have already known so fvck off sir
Everyone can make a mistake ...ability to accept it is what makes u a real man

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by kayusely70(m): 8:49pm On Nov 08
I remember the forging of the late Yardua signature and the statement of the then Attorney General Aondoaka, saying the president can rule nigeria from anywhere in the world, they shut out jonathan the vice president

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Ifesinachi22(m): 8:59pm On Nov 08
As a member of Comment Reading Association (CRA), we are only here to read comments. Please keep the comments short and simple. We do appreciate your typing effort. Also please watch your spellings.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Monogamy: 9:05pm On Nov 08
Lefts activist

Falana ran ta ra e

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Ojoji(m): 9:05pm On Nov 08
mrvitalis:

Everyone can make a mistake ...ability to accept it is what makes u a real man

Good, don't need to crucify anyone for his or her actions if he or she acknowledged the past mistakes even God admonished this.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by LibertyRep: 9:13pm On Nov 08
Should this government mull any third term agenda, be sure that it will get it as the current NASS will most likely not raise much objection.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by d33types: 9:22pm On Nov 08
The handwriting has long being on the wall! And this time, your house of reps and senate will not oppose him.

Brace up, Nigerians.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Ojiofor: 9:27pm On Nov 08
Sai Baba 2023 forever!

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Beautyaddy: 9:30pm On Nov 08
Falana needs to quit his fake news.

Buhari has no plan to run for a third term.

Does the Nigeria Constitution even allow that?

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Horladipupo0505: 9:59pm On Nov 08
Beautyaddy:
Falana needs to quit his fake news.

Buhari has no plan to run for a third term.

Does the Nigeria Constitution even allow that?
sit dere and it will shock u,the constitution can be amended ones dere is absolute majority in the house and the present house s 60% asslickers of. buhari so dont b surprise wen u see it happen

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by clarocuzioo(m): 10:03pm On Nov 08
This APC led government has no respect for rule of law. It's good the people that all enthroned this disaster of a government in 2015 are all feeling the heat.
The chicken has finally come home to roast , and karma is indeed a bitch.

Falana and Sowore, enjoy the "change you all tirelessly" worked for in 2015.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by ReubenE(m): 10:03pm On Nov 08
Horladipupo0505:
sit dere and it will shock u,the constitution can be amended ones dere is absolute majority in the house and the present house s 60% asslickers of. buhari so dont b surprise wen u see it happen

You're actually right.

The moral burden is on Buhari not to seek for another term.
If he decides to go ahead, nothing is going to happen.

We have morons in the National Assembly that will encourage him, and we have many fools that will cheer him up as voters

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Horladipupo0505: 10:07pm On Nov 08
ReubenE:


You're actually right.

The moral burden is on Buhari not to seek for another term.
If he decides to go ahead, nothing is going to happen.

We have morons in the National Assembly that will encourage him, and we have many fools that will cheer him up as voters
all dey will say is that if it is the interest of the ppl dey will vote for hi and if not dey will not, but remember DAT INEC is also part of APC so no dulling it will now be buhari till eternity

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by clarocuzioo(m): 10:14pm On Nov 08
First of all, Falana, Sowore, Soyinka, Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, Dogara, Dino Melaye should all tender an unreserved apology to the Nigerian populace for bringing in this disaster in 2015.

Now this is what we have been saying all along, once a dictator, always a dictator. Imagine signing a law for Nigeria in London, what an insulty to our collective sensibility, and the zombies and online miscreants were supporting this high level of foolishness and executive recklessness.

He's staying away for just ten days as he said so why not just wait when he comes back, he will sign the bill into law.

And our legislooters were all quiet on this sacrilegious act on the nation. It has proven that there's nobody in this country so anything goes.

For those supporting this executive recklessness, very soon, the Federal Executive Council meetings and senate sittings will be taking place in London, since they can rule from anywhere in the world.
And for those who worked tirelessly to enthrone this disaster because they want to come on board in 2023, well, the handwriting is clearly on the wall. We are watching the drama.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by valarmorghulis: 10:15pm On Nov 08
Let me sit and keep watching as things unfold, third term? Maybe it's about time the 2015 prediction will come tru

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by RZArecta2(m): 10:44pm On Nov 08
Beautyaddy:
Falana needs to quit his fake news.

Buhari has no plan to run for a third term.

Does the Nigeria Constitution even allow that?
go wash beans biko undecided

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Jimmyson: 10:47pm On Nov 08
Buhari can go ahead and rule for the next 100 years. It will not have any negative effects on me nor my family.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Overself: 11:16pm On Nov 08
grin grin grin
Yorubas una never see anything yet....una shout just dey start. If Buhari decides to go 4 a 3rd term,my humble self who has been against him, will happily vote 4 him n I know a lot of SS/SE will vote 4 him. Una go get sense by force. See the idiots wei force this terrorist on us,don dey sing another song.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by SalamRushdie: 11:22pm On Nov 08
Nonsense lies ..Buhari is an honorable man that will never do such

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by SalamRushdie: 11:23pm On Nov 08
timesup234:
Shut up your mouth and stop commenting on topic about the greatest country on earth. The day you report my comments again you will regret the day you were born. Idiot!
Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by uboma(m): 12:59am On Nov 09
A third term of PMB will wreak and crumble the country Nigeria.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by Xisnin(m): 1:09am On Nov 09
I like Falana's style.
He is preempting any move from the cabals.
It is not farfetched that an administration that loves illegality will like to perpetuate itself in power.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by BlackfireX: 4:14am On Nov 09
Southern toys .... No vacancy in aso rock....




Sai baba 2023
Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by sweetonugbu: 6:30am On Nov 09
It's possible, the people around him love power too much

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by ATTemi: 6:51am On Nov 09
I was expecting that. So sad it’ll be left 4 the youths to fight. They’re gradually crippling any form of resistance.

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by onatisi(m): 7:03am On Nov 09
Lol
Serves Nigerians right.
Carry on buhari

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Re: Falana Bombshell: For 2023, Expect A Third Term Agenda Soon by surgical: 7:06am On Nov 09
ATTemi:
I was expecting that. So sad it’ll be left 4 the youths to fight. They’re gradually crippling any form of resistance.
Reason they are so relentless in gagging the media

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