Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and human rights activist, 58, May 20. Born in Ilawe, Ekiti State, he was educated at St. Michael’s Primary School, Ilawe, 1963-1968; Sacred Heart Catholic Seminary, 1971-1975; University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1977-1981; Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1981-1982. He was former president, National Association of Democratic Lawyers. Falana has been head of Femi Falana Chambers since 1991. He is a former chairman, West African Bar Association, WABA. He contested the governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007, under the platform of the National Conscience Party, NCP. He became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, in 2012.
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