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    Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is plotting to file a fresh charge against Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, Falana said the aim is to further detain the publisher of SaharaReporters.Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and subsequently flown to Abuja where he is [...]

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    ‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

Femi Falana, senior of advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says lawyers waited to receive Omoyele Sowore at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court order to release him was served. The DSS had on Friday said it received the order to free the convener of the Revolution Now movement, but there was no one to stand on his [...]

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    We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says legal measures will be taken against the Department of State Services (DSS) over its refusal to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement. A federal high court in Abuja had on Wednesday oordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as "Mandate", but the DSS did not comply with the [...]

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    Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, on Wednesday, opposed the bid by the Department of State Services (DSS) to hide the identity of its witnesses in Sowore's trial.Falana told Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, that Hassan Liman, prosecution counsel, connived with the deputy chief registrar (DCR) of the court to shield the identity of his witnesses without [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

FLASHBACK: In 2015, Falana campaigned for a review of the PSC Act

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari assented to an amendment bill that reviewed the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC).The amendment is expected to earn Nigeria an extra $1.4 billion in oil revenue per annum because of the new terms.Before now, the exploration companies did not pay any royalty on oil found 1000 metres in water depth. This [...]

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    Buhari approved ‘operation positive ID’, says Buratai

Buhari approved ‘operation positive ID’, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says President Muhammadu Buhari approved  ‘operation positive identification’ scheduled to commence on Friday.Buratai said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee investigating the operation.The planned operation scheduled to commence on November 1 through December 23, 2019, would require citizens to move about with a means of identification.Owing to the [...]

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    Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge presiding over the case of Omoyele Sowore,convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says she is concerned that the activist has not meet the bail conditions granted to him.While ruling on the application for variation of the bail conditions on Monday, Ojukwu said: "Considering the pedigree of the first defendant as observed in his application, it is rather unfortunate [...]

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    Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

A federal high court in Abuja has partially reviewed conditions of the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement.The court had earlier granted a N100 million bail to Sowore with two sureties who must be resident in Abuja and have landed properties within the federal capital territory.The court had held that the sureties must deposit original documents [...]

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    Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the national assembly to work with anti-graft agencies for the recovery of "$103.7 billion lost on oil sale".In a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the senior lawyer said if Nigeria can recover the money lost to oil sale, there would be no need to seek foreign loans.Nigeria is currently [...]

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    Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has apologised over his claim that Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), accepted an appointment from the current administration.In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said it was a case of mistaken identity.While speaking at a Felabration, a programme in honour of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the senior lawyer was [...]

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    Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

Falana: Navy has transferred 67 detainees to EFCC

The Nigerian navy has transferred the case files of 67 Nigerians in its custody to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for possible release or arraignment in court.In a statement on Friday, Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said this followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.The 67 detainees have been held by the navy since last year when they [...]

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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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    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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    Falana to FG: VAT increase illegal without national assembly passing a bill

Falana to FG: VAT increase illegal without national assembly passing a bill

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, says the proposed value-added tax (VAT) increase by the federal government is in violation of the law if the national assembly has not passed a bill to that effect.Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, had announced that the federal executive council (FEC) approved an increase in VAT from 5% to 7.5%.She said the council is [...]

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    Buhari’s govt bribes bandits but harasses law-abiding citizens, says Falana

Buhari’s govt bribes bandits but harasses law-abiding citizens, says Falana

Femi Falani, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has condemned the clampdown on Sahara Reporters, a publication founded by Omoyele Sowore, and the invasion of the premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) where a pro-Sowore protest was scheduled to take place on Wednesday. In a coordinated exercise, security operatives laid siege to the offices of  Sahara Reporters [...]

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