Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist, 53, 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; Nigeria 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 was the 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 is now the national chairman of the party.