Festus Keyamo Chambers released a press statement on Tuesday, this is as a result of the disagreement between Licensed Lottery Operators Forum and House of Representatives. The press release below; LICENSED LOTTERY OPERATORS FORUM DISAGREES WITH HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OVER SUPPOSED INDICTMENT We are solicitors to The Licensed Lottery Operators Forum which comprises most of the registered lottery operators in Nigeria. Our clients have briefed us that at the proceedings of the House of Representatives on the 21st of May, 2018 certain comments were made by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Governmental Affairs with reference to lottery operations in Nigeria. The relevant conclusions to be deduced from the totality of the comments are as follows: 1. Al
Festus Keyamo (SAN), the spokesman of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has released a statement that he did not dispute the figure of the National Bureau of Statistics on unemployment. This comes after an online report where he was said to have not believed in the figures of National Bureau of Statistics on unemployment. The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to some on-line reports where I was quoted as disputing the figures of the National Bureau of Statistics as to the rate of UNEMPLOYMENT in the country. Obviously, that is not correct. In a season of politics, fake news and twisted reportage are expected to dominate some space, but we shall expose them as they arise. “For the avoidance of doubt, what I disputed in the latest edition of THE INTERV
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Festus Keyamo has stated that Gani Fawehinmi was blacklisted by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in 1985. Keyamo, who TheCable quoted to have spoke to THE INTERVIEW, says he finds himself in a similar position as the late activist and human rights lawyer. The Director of Communications for the re-election campaign of President, Buhari said, “In 1984/85, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, my late boss, dared his colleagues at the NBA; he ignored all of them. In fact, it is just like some sections are so alarmed at what I am doing now,” Keyamo told The Interview. “That was exactly the same position Gani found himself. There is no difference. How would Gani support a Buhari, a dictator? As a result of that
Abuja Federal High Court says the National Assembly lacks powers to investigate criminal allegations, indict or absolve anyone of crime. Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in a ruling on Tuesday, declared as null and void the practice of the national assembly to investigate criminal allegations involving individuals. Kolawaole said law enforcement agents or the executive have the powers to handle such issues. Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), filed a case with its suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/163/2009 against the House of Representatives. His legal action was push by the silence of the House of Representatives over a news story in a national newspaper in 2008 which indicted the leadership of the House in a shady car deal of 380 units of Peugeot automobile. Fo...
Just yesterday, my appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation was made public. In that capacity, I would be the Official Spokesperson of the President’s campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Election. Let me put it on record that I was indeed consulted before the announcement. Upon the offer, I wholeheartedly and proudly accepted the challenge to do this for the good of my country and for posterity. For in President Buhari I have found an approximation of the lofty values I cherish and have fought for all my life. I know millions of Nigerians have never seen me in the mould of partisan politics. This is because for the past two and half decades, I have been under intense public scrutiny while engaging successive governments
Lagos-based firebrand human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has berated the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for the reported arrest of members of Bring Back Our Girls movement during a protest march in Abuja on Tuesday. Though the arrested protesters have since been released, Keyamo call on the Nigerian Police to immediately apologise to the members of the group for the unwarranted, unjustified and provocative trespass on their persons and deprivation of their freedoms. The statement read in full: "I just read with shock, bewilderment and disillusionment the arrest by the Nigerian Police of members of Bring Back Our Girls movement who gathered for a peaceful protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja earlier today. "This arrest is one too many, especially coming on the heels
Firebrand human right lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has raised some posers concerning the ongoing probe of Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Haliru Gwarzo, just as he decried display of petty politics and ethnic bigotry over the matter. BigPen Online recalls that Gwarzo had been under investigation by an Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up by the Hon. Minister of Finance; Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for his conduct as head of Nigeria’s apex securities regulator. Keyamo in a statement on Wednesday, however said, "I woke up this morning and read of the attempts by the Ho
Fire brand Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has given a graphic explanation to the feud between Hip-hop twins, Peter and Paul Okoye popularly known as PSquare. BigPen Online recalls that, one of the twin, Peter had written to their lawyer, Festus Keyamo, seeking to divorce the group which he said he is tired of working with. Reports say Peter had stated that he had exhausted all options to work things out, but that Paul is not willing to cooperate alleging threat to life, disregard for his family and failure to honour past agreements as some of the reasons he cannot continue with the musical group. Peter also recalled how they put aside their differences, last year, to appease the fans, even though there were still unresolved issues on ground and the other parties f
Fire brand Lagos-based lawyer, Festus Keyamo has dedicated his recently awarded Senior Advocate Of Nigeria, SAN title to the weak and defenseless which he had fought for over the years. Keyamo said his award would spur him to continue to speak truth to power; to continue to hold Government accountable to the people; to continue to confront the high and mighty in defence of truth and justice; to make my modest contributions to the reforms in the judiciary as well as to continue in the pro-people path which he charted for himself since his call to Bar. In a statement made available to newsmen, on Monday, Keyamo said: "It has been a long and tortuous road, full of thorns and thistles, but to the glory of Almighty God, I become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria today. In other words, I ha...
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday awarded Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria after he was denied eight previous times. Twenty-nine others, including the Alliance for Democracy’s candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State, and a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olusola Oke was also among the the 30 successful candidates announced on Thursday. Also a brother to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Akinlolu Osinbajo, who is a former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State; a former Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Prof. Adebambo Adewepo, and the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Prof. Adedeji A