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DSS  Arrest and Detain Journalist for Publishing  Articles Criticizing Buhari, Tinubu and EFCC
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DSS Arrest and Detain Journalist for Publishing Articles Criticizing Buhari, Tinubu and EFCC

A journalist, Ayoola Babalola, has been allegedly arrested by officials of the Department of State Services, for allegedly publishing articles criticising President Buhari's administration and also the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu as well as the EFCC. Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, who is the legal representative of Babalola, made this known in a statement he released on social media. According to the lawyer, Babalola was arrested on Thursday January 23rd and arraigned before the Magistrate court Abeokuta on Friday January 24th and later remanded in the Ibara Mximum prison Abeokuta. Inibehe said Babalola was arrested for publishing articles which were deemed critical of President Buhari, APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu and the EFCC. ...
DSS Team Leader Apologised To Justice Ojukwu Over Court Invasion
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DSS Team Leader Apologised To Justice Ojukwu Over Court Invasion

Operatives of Department of State Services wrestling Mr. Omoyele Sowore to the ground as they rearrested him inside the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday refuted the Department of State Service’s claim that its operatives did not disrupt proceedings at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in their bid to rearrest his client, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, on Friday. Falana said in a statement that, contrary to the DSS’ denial, issued on Saturday, the leader of the DSS team of operatives who invaded the court tendered an apology for their conduct when summoned after the incident by the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu. He said the DSS operatives were unable to defend their conduct, hence their subsequent apology to the judge, who was ...
Falana Replies Presidency, FG Should Stop Subjecting Sowore To Media Trial
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Falana Replies Presidency, FG Should Stop Subjecting Sowore To Media Trial

When Mr. Omoyele Sowore was arrested on August 2, 2019 the State Security Service (SSS) accused him of engaging in terrorist activities. On the basis of the allegation the SSS obtained an order from the Honourable Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court to detain Sowore for 45 days in order to investigate his alleged terrorist activities. But at the end of the investigation he was not linked with terrorism in any material particular. Hence, he was not charged with any offence under the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011, (as amended). The SSS also claimed in a sworn affidavit that Sowore had travelled to Dubai to collect millions of dollars to overthrow the Buhari administration. But when the SSS later found that Sowore has never travelled to Dubai or any part of the United Arab E...
(Full Text) NBA Reacts To DSS Court Invasion And Sowore’s Rearrest
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(Full Text) NBA Reacts To DSS Court Invasion And Sowore’s Rearrest

The Nigerian Bar Association has reacted to the Friday invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services in an attempt to rearrest Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who had been released less that 12 hours before. See the full statement: DESECRATION AND ASSAULT ON THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT BY DSS: NBA URGES ALL NIGERIANS TO DEFEND THE RULE OF LAW The Nigerian Bar Association is greatly dismayed at the exhibition of primitivity, thuggery, insane passion for lawlessness, contempt and disrespect for the rule of law by the agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) within the precints of the Federal High Court, Abuja while attempting to re-arrest Citizens Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare earlier today. Eventually Sowore and Bakare were re-arrest...
Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet
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Sowore: Falana Tells NBA To Discipline Osinbajo, Other Lawyers In Cabinet

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who leads Mr Omoyele Sowore’s defence team, has asked the Nigerian Bar Association to take disciplinary actions against lawyers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet over what he described as desecration of the court with Sowore’s rearrest at the Federal High Court in Abuja, causing a disruption of court proceedings. He said his legal team would meet on Saturday to determine the next line of action. He said there were 10 lawyers with four of them Senior Advocates of Nigeria, who ought to live up to their oath to defend the Constitution and other laws of the country, by ensuring that the rule of law was observed by the government. The SANs in the cabinet are Vice President Yemi Osinbajon (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and ...
Release Sowore, Bakare And Stop Exposing Nigeria To Ridicule – Falana To DSS
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Release Sowore, Bakare And Stop Exposing Nigeria To Ridicule – Falana To DSS

Human rights lawyer , Mr . Femi Falana ( SAN) , on Wednesday , charged the Department of State Services to immediately release the convener of #RevolutionNow protest , Mr . Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare. He asked the agency to stop exposing Nigeria to ridicule with its ever-changing excuses for continuing to hold on to them in violation of the Federal High Court ’s order for their release. Falana was replying the DSS’ latest statement issued by its spokesperson, Peter Ifunaya , on Wednesday , when the agency blamed the continued detention of the Sahara Reporters publisher and Bakare on the failure of their sureties to show up to receive them from custody . The senior lawyer narrated the steps that his legal team had taken to ensure the release of their clients since a bailiff first...
FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail
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FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja admitted Sowore to bail on Tuesday and dismissed the objection raised by the Department of State Security (DSS) to the bail. The Nation gathered last night that a shocked Nigerian security and intelligence community met on the matter yesterday and resolved to appeal the judgement. It also decided to petition the NJC on the issue. A top government source, who spoke to The Nation, on the condition of anonymity, said that anyone standing trial for treasonable felony is not entitled...
Sowore: DSS Lied, I Personally Served Them Court Order – Falana
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Sowore: DSS Lied, I Personally Served Them Court Order – Falana

Mr Femi Falana, SAN, counsel Mr Omoyele Sowore, has reacted to a claim by the Department of State Services (DSS) that it was not served with copies of the order directing the release of the publisher. In a telephone interview on Thursday evening, Falana, said he doubts that the statement made by the DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, was authorised by the Director-General of the agency, Yusuf Bichi. According to him, “the DSS has a duty to comply, not only with this order, but also with all the orders made by courts of law in Nigeria.” The Punch Newspaper had reported a statement attributed to Mr Afunaya stating that the DSS was yet to receive the court order for Mr Sowore’s release. “We have not received the court order. And his (Sowore’s) counsel is a very senior member of ...
I Will Not Leave Your Office, Falana Tells DSS After Failing To Release Sowore
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I Will Not Leave Your Office, Falana Tells DSS After Failing To Release Sowore

As the waiting game continues at the headquarters of the Department of State Services in Abuja over the release of Omoyele Sowore, his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has vowed to remain at the facility pending the release of his client. The human rights lawyer insisted that he and his team would stay put until the DSS releases Sowore to him as ordered by the court and having perfected the bail condition. He said that as long as his client was being held, he would not leave the premises of the DSS. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had on Tuesday ordered the DSS to release Sowore on bail. However, many Nigerians had expressed doubt on the DSS and President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to obey the court order especially following the regime's penchant fo...
“How I Found Out I Had Been Granted Bail” – Sowore Speaks
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“How I Found Out I Had Been Granted Bail” – Sowore Speaks

Sowore was granted bail by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on the condition that he deposits his international passport with the court and that he is produced whenever needed by his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN). Details have emerged as to how pro-democracy campaigner and Convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, found out that he had been granted bail on Tuesday by the Federal High Court in Abuja. Sowore was granted bail by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on the condition that he deposits his international passport with the court and that he is produced whenever needed by his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN). Speaking with Sahara Reporters at the facility of the Department of State Services where he is being held in Abuja, Sowore said, "On Tuesday morning, I was asked to dress up by men of the DSS in...
Sowore’s Release A Victory For The Rule Of Law – SERAP
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Sowore’s Release A Victory For The Rule Of Law – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed decision by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordering the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Service as “a victory for the rule of law, human rights and judicial independence.” In a statement, SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare said: “It's a huge relief that Sowore will be freed and can finally return to his family and journalism work. He should never have been detained in the first place. The Nigerian authorities should now withdraw all the charges against him and allow freedom of expression and media freedom to flourish. It’s good for everyone.” SERAP said: “The Nigerian authorities now have t...
Charges Against Sowore A Mockery Of Justice, End The Case Now – SERAP
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Charges Against Sowore A Mockery Of Justice, End The Case Now – SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, urging him to use his position “to without delay enter a nolle prosequi and discontinue the prosecution of the Convener of ‘RevolutionNow’ protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate for apparently politically motivated charges of treason, fraud and ‘insulting President Muhammadu Buhari’.” SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.” In the letter dated 21 September 2019 and signed by ...
Sowore Is Sick, Being Denied Treatment – Deji Adeyanju
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Sowore Is Sick, Being Denied Treatment – Deji Adeyanju

Activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju has revealed that Sahara Reporters Publisher and Former AAC Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore is sick and reportedly being denied treatment. We earlier reported that Sowore has been in detention ever since his arrest by the Department of State Security Service, DSS on August 3rd. Adeyanju, in a statement via his Facebook page, revealed that Sowore was not in good health. He wrote;"Just got news about Sowore. He is sick and they are denying him medical care. Is this fair? Sowore is a hero. How can you treat the nation’s heroes this way then give Bandits & terrorists VIP treatments? #FreeSowore"
Soyinka, Others Are Blackmailers, Revolution Won’t Be Tolerated – Presidency
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Soyinka, Others Are Blackmailers, Revolution Won’t Be Tolerated – Presidency

The Presidency has replied notable Nigerians opposing the action taken by the DSS in arresting rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore It mentioned the name of Soyinka in particular as one of the critics, saying that much as the administration had respect for him and others, they appeared to be engaging in double-speaking and blackmailing the government. The Presidency, reacting through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, noted that the same Soyinka would criticise the government for not taking actions against lawlessness and turned around to attack it when it took actions. “You mentioned the name of Prof Wole Soyinka. Some of these critics of g...
#RevolutionNow: DSS Urges Nigerians To Disregard Threat Of Revolution
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#RevolutionNow: DSS Urges Nigerians To Disregard Threat Of Revolution

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution by Mr Omoyele Sowore. He also confirmed that Sowore, who was to led a group known as RevolutionNow on a protest slated for Aug. 5 was in the service’s custody. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya made the call while addressing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. He said the arrest of Sowore was for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country. According to him, the service is charged with the responsibility of managing, curtailing, containing and eliminating threats against national security. “These threats include threats of sabotage, threats of subversion, threat of terrorism and of course, ethnic agitations, separati...
Sowore Is With Us, Says DSS
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Sowore Is With Us, Says DSS

The Department of State Security (DSS) on Sunday afternoon confirmed it has presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore in its custody. Sowore was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the DSS in his Lagos residence over proposed #RevolutionNow protests billed for Monday. Read Also: Just In: DSS arrests Omoyele Sowore DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya confirmed this to reporters during a briefing at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman
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Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday upheld a suit seeking to stop the suspended National Chairman, African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. The court, presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, gave the judgment on Friday in Abuja. The court also ordered Malcolm Fabiyi to stop parading himself as the AAC’s deputy national chairman. The orders followed an application in a suit instituted on May 17 by the acting National Chairman of the party, Leonard Nzenwa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had granted the orders after an application by the plaintiff, through his Lawyer, Barrister Emeka Ozani. Sowore, who was also the party’s presidential candidate in the last general elections, vowed to ap...
I Knew The Election Wasn’t Going To Hold & Wasn’t Surprised – Sowore
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I Knew The Election Wasn’t Going To Hold & Wasn’t Surprised – Sowore

Following the postponement of the Presidential elections which was supposed to hold on 16th of February, 2019, AAC presidential candidate – Omoyele Sowore was on ‘As E Dey Hot’ show by Wazobia Max TV. On the interview, Sowore talked about how he knew about the postponement of the election hours before the news was officially announced and how the destruction of some INEC offices by fire was all a plot by the Cabals to twist the results. He also reacted to the video of the President encouraging jungle justice on people who try to interfere with the electoral process on the election day. Watch Full Interview Here
Nigeria Postponed Her Day Of Judgement By One Week – Sowore
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Nigeria Postponed Her Day Of Judgement By One Week – Sowore

Presidential candidate for African Action Congress (AAC), Yele Sowore has given his own reaction to the postponement on the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said, “New date for Nigeria’s Presidential Election is NOW February 23rd 2019…Postponing their day of judgement by one week.” INEC, in a recently released statement signed by its chairman, Mahmood Yakubu announced the postponement on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The electoral body cited damage of electoral materials in some states as their reason.
Sowore Accuses APC, PDP Of Spending Beyond N1bn Threshold At Primaries
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Sowore Accuses APC, PDP Of Spending Beyond N1bn Threshold At Primaries

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of already spending beyond the threshold for presidential election. Sowore, 47, made the allegation during his appearance on Channels Television political flagship programme, Sunday Politics. He alleged that the parties went beyond the threshold for the election during their primaries and accused them of not being transparent with how they spend money. “They have already spent a billion naira during primaries, or more,” the presidential hopeful claimed. “What they spent in Port Harcourt alone was $25 million in one day. All the Bureau de Change operators in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja all relocated to Port...
2019: Atiku Is Planning To Sell Nigeria On Alibaba- Sowore
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2019: Atiku Is Planning To Sell Nigeria On Alibaba- Sowore

Presidential campaign ahead of the 2019 elections has officially kicked off, and as expected, the verbal fireworks from the candidates have begun. On Wednesday, the Presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore was a guest of Bounce News’ #60Minutes, where he entertained questions from viewers on his campaign agenda. One of the issues he spoke about is the proposed sale of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC by former vice president Atiku Abubakar who is the candidate of the PDP. Sowore was asked what he planned to do with the corporation if elected since the current administration’s efforts at un-bundling it have yielded little results. Here is what he said: “The person who unbundled NNPC probably didn’t even understand the meaning of ...
Nigeria Will Be Exporting Marijuana If I Become President – Sowore (video)
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Nigeria Will Be Exporting Marijuana If I Become President – Sowore (video)

Nigerian journalist and presidential aspirant of the AAC, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who earlier challenged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other presidential aspirants, to a debate has said that Nigeria will begin to export marijuana if he becomes president.   Recall That Sowore rejected the PACT result after Fela Durotoye emerged as consensus candidate. Watch video here
MFM Files N10bn Libel Suit Against Sowore, Sahara Reporters
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MFM Files N10bn Libel Suit Against Sowore, Sahara Reporters

The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Dr Daniel Olukoya, has filed a libel suit against the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, demanding N10bn in damages. In the suit filed before the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo, the MFM founder said he was constrained to take legal action against Sowore, his online platform, Sahara Reporters Incorporated and the Incorporated Trustees of Sahara Media Foundation for their alleged failure to desist from publishing false and malicious articles against him and his church, MFM, since 2013. The cleric said despite complaints, Sowore and his Sahara Reporters remained intransigent and continued to publish offending stories about him and his church. Olukoya said he had earlier demanded that Sahara Reporters ...

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