Saturday, August 17, 2019

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    UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

UK police, DSS petitioned over Buhari’s Cambridge assessment documents

The Department of State Services (DSS) and the London Metropolitan Police Service have received petitions to investigate the documents said to have been obtained from Cambridge University and tendered for President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.TheCable obtained copies of the separate petitions both dated August 14, 2019, and which were forwarded by Kalu Kalu Agu, a Nigerian lawyer.Abba [...]

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    DSS operatives whisk El-Zakzaky away on return to Nigeria

DSS operatives whisk El-Zakzaky away on return to Nigeria

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is back in the country.He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 11:40am but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented journalists and some of his supporters from having access to him.TheCable gathered that immediately the Ethiopian Airlines flight conveying El-Zakzaky and Zeenat, his wife, touched [...]

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    MYSTERY: Where is Dadiyata, the social media influencer?

MYSTERY: Where is Dadiyata, the social media influencer?

Abubakar Idris, social media personality better known as Abu Hanifa Dadiyata, has been missing since on Friday, August 2.It is believed that he was abducted by heavily armed men at about midnight while driving into his residence at Barnawa in Kaduna state.While his whereabouts remain a mystery, there have been claims that Dadiyata was whisked away by operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    SPOTTED: El-Zakzaky on board aircraft to India

SPOTTED: El-Zakzaky on board aircraft to India

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), was spotted on board an Emirates aircraft to India on Monday evening.The sheikh, who wore a nose mask, occupied a first-class seat.He and his wife,  Zeenat, departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, alongside some family members and security operatives.TheCable understands that officials of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Department [...]

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    Sowore asks court to nullify his detention

Sowore asks court to nullify his detention

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to set aside the order granting approval to the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain him for 45 days. In a 19-ground application filed through Femi Falana, his lawyer , Sowore said the order to detain him breached [...]

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    DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

The federal high court in Abuja has approved an application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Omoyele Sowore, ex-presidential candidate, for 45 days.Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on Saturday ahead of the #RevolutionNow protest.The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest.The security agency had on Tuesday also [...]

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    NLC: Sowore’s detention has no justification

NLC: Sowore’s detention has no justification

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded the release of Omoyele Sowore, ex-presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), and 26 other persons arrested on account of the #RevolutionNow protest.The Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Sowore over his call for a protest against bad governance in Nigeria.Some Nigerians, who had converged on public places on Monday to stage [...]

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    Catholic archbishop asks Buhari to see #RevolutionNow as a wake-up call

Catholic archbishop asks Buhari to see #RevolutionNow as a wake-up call

Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos diocese, says the #RevolutionNow protest should be a wake-up call for President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Wednesday, the archbishop urged the federal government to see the agitation as an opportunity to hear the complaints of Nigerians.He said clamping down on the protesters would not solve the country's problems.“Except urgent and concrete measures are [...]

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    Kaduna govt: El-Zakzaky facing death penalty… India mustn’t give him asylum

Kaduna govt: El-Zakzaky facing death penalty… India mustn’t give him asylum

The Kaduna state government says Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), must not seek asylum in India.In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, the government of Kaduna which is currently prosecuting El-Zakzaky, said steps must be taken to ensure the IMN leader and Zeenah, his wife, do not become [...]

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    DSS seeks court order to detain Sowore for 90 days

DSS seeks court order to detain Sowore for 90 days

The Department of State Service (DSS) has filed an application before a federal high court in Abuja, seeking to detain Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, for 90 days.In an ex parte motion with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/915/19, G. O Agbadua, counsel to the DSS, told the court that the secret police needed the period to investigate Sowore.Agbadua told Taiwo Taiwo, [...]

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    Falana: If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be my first witness in court 

Falana: If Sowore is charged, Buhari will be my first witness in court 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the government will be making a mistake if it files charges against Omoyele Sowore.Sowore, who is the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturday.The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest. But speaking at the [...]

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    #RevolutionNow: Security operatives mount strategic locations in Lagos

#RevolutionNow: Security operatives mount strategic locations in Lagos

The police staged a show of force on some major roads in Lagos state on Tuesday, with a view to check any forms of protest.Operatives of the Rapid Respond Squad, special anti-robbery squad, anti-terrorism, Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen parading the roads with sirens.Armed security agents were still stationed at the National Stadium, [...]

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    ‘He’s in high spirits’ — Sowore’s supporters speak after visiting him

‘He’s in high spirits’ — Sowore’s supporters speak after visiting him

Members of the #TakeItBack movement say they have been allowed access to Omoyele Sowore, the movement's convener who has been detained  by the Department of State Services (DSS) since Saturay. Ahead of a planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest, Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, was picked by the secret police who accused him of "threatening [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment DSS operatives arrested Sowore

VIDEO: The moment DSS operatives arrested Sowore

SaharaReporters has released a CCTV footage of how Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, was arrested.Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) picked him up in Lagos on Saturday and later transferred him to Abuja.He was arrested for spearheading a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow. Peter Afunaya, spokesman of the secret police, [...]

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    Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has asked residents of the state not to participate in the #RevolutionNow protest.Wike gave the directive in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media.The governor asked the security agencies in the state to take all necessary steps in prosecuting those who stage the protest in the state.He said the state does [...]

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    Gunshots as policemen, soldiers chase #RevolutionNow protesters from Lagos stadium

Gunshots as policemen, soldiers chase #RevolutionNow protesters from Lagos stadium

Members of the #RevolutionNow movement who converged on the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday, were forcefully dispersed by soldiers and policemen.The protesters, who arrived at the stadium around 7am on Monday, for the kick-off of the protest met a detachment of policemen at the entrance of the stadium.Some soldiers later joined the policemen.Eliaz Ozikpu, one of the protesters told [...]

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