Monday, October 14, 2019

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    Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

A federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him while he was arraigned on September 30, [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Let me speak with my lawyers’ — Sowore rejects instruction from DSS in court

VIDEO: ‘Let me speak with my lawyers’ — Sowore rejects instruction from DSS in court

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, refused the instruction of some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who asked him to follow them at a federal high court in Abuja on Friday.Supporters of Sowore had surrounded him, exchanging banters. The security operatives who noticed this moved closer to Sowore and asked him to follow them but he refused, [...]

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    DSS: Maina’s son pulled out a pistol to resist father’s arrest

DSS: Maina’s son pulled out a pistol to resist father’s arrest

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed arresting Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the agency, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday.He said Maina was arrested at a hotel in Abuja on September 30, 2019, saying his son attempted to open fire on the DSS operatives involved in [...]

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    Report: ‘Fugitive’ Maina arrested in Abuja

Report: ‘Fugitive’ Maina arrested in Abuja

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has been arrested.According to The Nation, Maina was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at a hotel in Abuja after he allegedly sneaked into the country from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.A source was quoted as saying the DSS might hand him over to the Economic [...]

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    Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

A federal high court in Abuja has remanded Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).The activist has been in detention since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him.On Monday, he was arraigned on a 7-count charge of [...]

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    Sowore: DSS denied me phone access but granted same to Boko Haram commanders

Sowore: DSS denied me phone access but granted same to Boko Haram commanders

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says while arrested Boko Haram commanders in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) are allowed to make calls, he has been denied access to telephone. According to SaharaReporters, Sowore said this on Monday at the federal high court in Abuja where he is currently being arraigned for "conspiracy to commit treason and insulting President Muhammadu [...]

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    Onumah: DSS asked why I wasn’t carrying a Biafran passport

Onumah: DSS asked why I wasn’t carrying a Biafran passport

Chido Onumah, coordinator of African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), says the Department of State Services (DSS) queried him on why he was carrying a Nigerian passport despite being a “Biafran.”Onumah said this while narrating his encounter with the DSS operatives on Sunday.TheCable had reported how the operatives detained the journalist at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Abuja, Abuja, upon his [...]

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    DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) brought Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, into a federal high court in Abuja through the backdoor on Monday.Some supporters of the activist who were outside waiting to catch a glimpse of him did not get to see Sowore.Spotting a white shirt, Sowore was all smiles as he was cheered by [...]

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    DSS: We invited Onumah for wearing Biafra T-shirt

DSS: We invited Onumah for wearing Biafra T-shirt

The Department of State Service (DSS) has denied arresting Chido Onumah, journalist and activist, saying he was invited for wearing a T-shirt with the inscription: "We Are All Biafrans".The inscription on the shirt is the exact title of a book Onumah authored three years ago.In the book, the author highlighted some of the challenges of the country and made a [...]

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    DSS releases Chido Onumah from custody

DSS releases Chido Onumah from custody

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Chido Onumah, coordinator of African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).TheCable gathered from sources close to Onumah that he was released on Sunday night, hours after he was taken into custody.Mart Obono, a lawyer and Onumah’s associate, also confirmed his release to TheCable.TheCable had reported that DSS operatives arrested him was at [...]

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    Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says there is no plan by the Department of State Services (DSS) to report a federal high court judge to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting Omoyele Sowore bail.In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana said the report on the secret service petitioning the NJC against Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, who [...]

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    Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

The federal government will arraign Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, before a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.Sowore’s case is said to have been assigned to Ijeoma Ojukwu,a judge of the high court.He is facing a seven-count charge of cyber-stalking, treasonable felony and money laundering.Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court, had granted Sowore bail, but the [...]

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    Segun Adeniyi: Sowore told me he wouldn’t be released even if granted bail

Segun Adeniyi: Sowore told me he wouldn’t be released even if granted bail

Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board, says the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, despite a court order directing his release is an affront on the rule of law.Writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, Adeniyi said Sowore had predicted that he wouldn't be released even if the court grants him bail.A federal high court in [...]

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    Falana asks court to jail DSS DG if Sowore is not released

Falana asks court to jail DSS DG if Sowore is not released

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to jail Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), if Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, is not released.The court had ordered the secret service to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters immediately to his lawyer.Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, said there was no [...]

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    After 52 days in detention, court grants Sowore bail

After 52 days in detention, court grants Sowore bail

A federal high court in Abuja has granted Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, bail.The court ordered his release to Femi Falana, his counsel, and asked that he deposit his international passport with the court registry within 48 hours.While delivering a ruling on Tuesday, Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, said there was no longer a subsisting order holding the SaharaReporters publisher in [...]

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    ‘They threw me on a cold floor and locked the door’ – details of Sowore’s first conversation with DSS

‘They threw me on a cold floor and locked the door’ – details of Sowore’s first conversation with DSS

Omoyele Sowore, convener pf #RevolutionNow Movement, says he was rough handled by operatives of the Department of State Services at the time of his arrest in August. The DSS had picked up Sowore in Lagos ahead of the planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest. In the transcript of DSS interrogation with Sowore published by Sahara Reporters, a news platform he founded, Sowore told his interrogators [...]

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