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Agba Jalingo Regains Freedom after 6 Months in Prison
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Agba Jalingo Regains Freedom after 6 Months in Prison

Agba Jalingo, the publisher of Cross River Watch has regained freedom after spending 6 months in prison. Recall the journalist was charged with conspiracy, terrorism, treasonable felony and an attempt to topple the state government after he published a story of how Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River allegedly approved and diverted N500 million meant for the state’s microfinance bank. Jalingo who was granted a N10 million bail by a federal high court in Calabar, was released today February 17 after perfecting the bail conditions. Nigerian lawyer, First Baba Isa who shared a photo of him driving the journalist out from prison wrote; The joy of going to the Calabar Prisons and driving out with Agba Jalingo as a free man... Oh what a joy   ...
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...
DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday
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DSS Defers Sowore, Bakare’s Release Till Thursday

Detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare (aka Mandate), who are facing a treasonable felony charge, on Wednesday, failed to regain their freedom after they perfected all their bail conditions. However, a member of their legal team told Vanguard that the Department of State Service, DSS, promised to release them from custody on Thursday. The lawyer who craved anonymity because he did not seek the permission of his principal to speak to the press on the matter, disclosed that the DSS was served with a duly signed order of the Federal High Court in Abuja directing that the defendants should be released from detention. The court order, which was signed by trial Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, indicated that both Sowore...
Sowore, Co-Defendants Have Met Bail Conditions, Will Be Freed Today – Falana
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Sowore, Co-Defendants Have Met Bail Conditions, Will Be Freed Today – Falana

According to Punch Metro, Nigeria's human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the Department of State Service in whose custody the defendants have been detained and from where they were produced in court on Wednesday. He said, “I have already explained to the learned prosecuting counsel that we are encumbered by the refusal of the State Security Service to allow us to prep...
What Jonathan Told Me About Sowore’s Detention By Buhari Govt – Reno Omokri
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What Jonathan Told Me About Sowore’s Detention By Buhari Govt – Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has revealed what former president Goodluck Jonathan told him about the detention of African Action Congress presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore is currently being held in detention of the Department for State Security, DSS, on charges of treasonable felony and plans to overthrow the Nigerian Government. Sharing on Twitter, Reno Omokri revealed what Goodluck Jonathan told him about Sowore and his continued detention.
Amnesty International Reacts As Buhari Govt Slams Treason Charges On Sowore
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Amnesty International Reacts As Buhari Govt Slams Treason Charges On Sowore

Amnesty international has reacted to the seven-count charge of treasonable felony and money laundering against detained activist and Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore by the Federal Government. Sowore, a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election was charged along with Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate. The charges were signed on behalf of t‎he Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), by Aminu Alilu, a Chief State Counsel in the Department of Public Prosecutions of the Federation‎, the Federal Ministry of Justice. In the charges instituted against the defendants, the prosecution accused Sowore and his co-defendant of committing conspiracy to commit treasonable felony in breach of section 516 ...
Charges Against Sowore Confirms Buhari Govt. Unprecedented Level Of Paranoia – Prof Wole Soyinka
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Charges Against Sowore Confirms Buhari Govt. Unprecedented Level Of Paranoia – Prof Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has described the charges against Omoyele Sowore as a confirmation of the Buhari-led administration's unprecedented level of paranoia. Revealing that he first dismissed the report as fake news, Soyinka added that 'Sowore's Issue' has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. He further stated that the nation had failed to learn from past experiences. He said, “This is utterly depressing news. So, the Sowore affair has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. Outside the country where I happened to be engaged at the moment, I can testify that the immediate reaction around me was to dismiss this as yet another grotesque product of fake news, of which Nigerians have become the greatest practitioners. I confess that...
Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Detention, Seven-count Charges
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Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Detention, Seven-count Charges

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has insinuated that the federal government may only cage Sowore but not his idea. The Federal Government, on Friday, filed seven counts of treasonable felony and money laundering against Sowore. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Ezekwesili, a staunch critic of the present administration blamed President Muhammadu Buhari said that Sowore is unconstitutionally and unlawfully detained Her tweets reads; “We stand on with Sowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of Governance that worries him. Mr Sowore’s convening of Citizens to protest Poor Governance - via RevolutionNow- is Constitutionally guaranteed. Gratitude to his legal team. Democracy and Voice are Siamese Twins. The good kind of ...
DSS Charges Sowore, Mandate For Treasonable Felony, Cyberstalking Buhari
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DSS Charges Sowore, Mandate For Treasonable Felony, Cyberstalking Buhari

The Department of State Services has charged pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore, to court for treasonable felony, cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari among other offences. Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019 in Lagos for planning a series of protests against bad governance in Nigeria tagged. Another activist, Olawale Mandate, arrested in Osun, has also been charged by the DSS.
IGP Adamu Warns Against ‘Revolution Now’, Calls it “treasonable felony”
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IGP Adamu Warns Against ‘Revolution Now’, Calls it “treasonable felony”

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has raised concerns about a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Nigerian government by the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, calling it a ‘treasonable felony’ and warning that acts of terrorism would not be tolerated. Adamu, who gave the warning in Abuja, said that the Nigeria Police Force would “not stand idly-by and watch any individual or group” cause anarchy in the country. The IGP, while stressing that Nigerians have the right to protest, however warned that such rights should not translate to a violent and forceful change of government which, he said, would amount to a “clear revolution.” In a statement signed by Force public relations officer Frank Mba, IGP Adamu says: "The attention of t...

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