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    Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has sentenced Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake medical doctor, to 54 years in prison.In June, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mustapha, who was employed as a doctor in the state with forged medical certificates.The convict was the principal medical officer at the cottage hospitals in Mayo Belwa and Fufore, and had [...]

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    APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading falsehood.The party said this in reaction to Atiku's comment on the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.While condemning the action of the Department of State Services (DSS), Atiku had said Nigeria was sliding into dictatorship.But in a statement [...]

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    Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says officials of the Department of State Services  (DSS) are guilty of desecration of court. The secret police had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement,  barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the court.Video clips making the rounds showed the chaos inside the [...]

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    Presidency breaks silence on Sowore, defends DSS

Presidency breaks silence on Sowore, defends DSS

The presidency has broken its silence on the travails of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now, in the hands of the Department of State Services (DSS).The secret police had released Sowore momentarily after 124 days in detention. This followed an ultimatum by a federal high court in Abuja.But less than 24 hours after he was freed, the agency rearrested him. [...]

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    NBA demands suspension of DSS DG over court invasion

NBA demands suspension of DSS DG over court invasion

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has asked the federal government to immediately suspended Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS). The call follows the manner in which Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement was rearrested at the premises of the federal high court in Abuja on Friday.DSS operatives had stormed the court to rearrest the activist less than [...]

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    NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

Gavel, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has asked the European Union to blacklist the Department of State Services (DSS) over the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore was rearrested at the Abuja federal high court by the secret police on Friday - less than 24 hours after he was released on bail.Armed DSS operatives had stormed the court, forcing [...]

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    US senator on Sowore: Is Buhari out of touch with the actions of DSS?

US senator on Sowore: Is Buhari out of touch with the actions of DSS?

Robert Menendez, a US senator from New Jersey and member of the senate foreign relations committee, says the events surrounding the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore shows that Nigeria no longer has regards for the rule of law.On Friday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) rearrested Sowore,  convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale Bakare, an activist, at the federal high court in [...]

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    ‘Why is he such a threat?’ — Nigerian celebrities react to Sowore’s rearrest

‘Why is he such a threat?’ — Nigerian celebrities react to Sowore’s rearrest

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    ‘Surprise us, do the right thing’ — Banky W calls out Buhari over Sowore’s rearrest

‘Surprise us, do the right thing’ — Banky W calls out Buhari over Sowore’s rearrest

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    President-General Buhari should control his wild dogs, says Soyinka on DSS’ rearrest of  Sowore

President-General Buhari should control his wild dogs, says Soyinka on DSS’ rearrest of Sowore

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has described the Department of State Services (DSS) as a pack of "wild dogs of disobedience".In a statement on Friday, Soyinka described the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, as a degradation of the judiciary.On Friday, operatives of the DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja less than [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Omoyele Sowore within court premises is unacceptable. After 124 days in detention, Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement was released on Thursday but rearrested at the court premises on Friday by DSS operatives.The [...]

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    ‘His life now depends on global outcry’- Sowore’s wife reacts to husband’s rearrest 

‘His life now depends on global outcry’- Sowore’s wife reacts to husband’s rearrest 

Opeyemi, the wife of Omoyele Sowore, says her husband’s life now depends on a global outcry and it is urgent that the government is held accountable. Sowore who had been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since August was released on Thursday, but, in a show of force, rearrested on Friday at the court premises. In her message shared by [...]

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    ‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the rearrest and assault of Omoyele Sowore in court is ''extremely embarrassing''.He said it is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country.The DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, less than 24 hours after they were released on the [...]

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    DSS rearrests Sowore — less than 24 hours after his release

DSS rearrests Sowore — less than 24 hours after his release

The Department of State services (DSS) has rearrested Omoyele Sowore at the federal high court in Abuja.On Thursday, the court ordered the DSS to release Sowore within 24 hours. He was later released in the evening of the same day.But on Friday, DSS agents pulled their guns in a show of force causing confusion in the court premises and arrested [...]

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    PHOTOS: Falana receives Sowore after release from DSS custody

PHOTOS: Falana receives Sowore after release from DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, was among those who received Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in Department of State Services (DSS) custody since August 3.The activist was released on Thursday evening after an order by a federal high court in Abuja.Below are some pictures with Falana:[...]

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    DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in detention since August 3.A DSS source disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday night. Marshall Abubakar, one of the lawyers of Sowore, later confirmed the development."He has been released. I am with him as we speak," he told TheCable over the phone, adding [...]

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