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    Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, has accused the federal government of planning to rearrest and infect him with coronavirus.  Sowore who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election was arrested and detained in August for planning a nationwide protest against the government.  In a message made available to [...]

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    Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Femi Falana, lawyer to Omoyele Sowore, #RevolutionNow convener, on Wednesday, said the federal government intended to ambush his client with the evidence given in court by a witness. At the trial at a federal high court in Abuja, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, ordered the federal government to call its first witness despite a pending application to mask the faces of witnesses [...]

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    Seun Kuti: FG still owes my family apology, compensation

Seun Kuti: FG still owes my family apology, compensation

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    FG re-arraigns Sowore for ‘treason’

FG re-arraigns Sowore for ‘treason’

The federal government has re-arraigned Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, on a two-count charge of treasonable felony. At the court on Thursday, Aminu Alilu, the prosecution counsel, asked that the previous seven-count charge, which was filed in September 2019, be substituted with an amended charge. Upon re-arraignment, Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant, pleaded not guilty to the charges. In the new [...]

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    ‘He wanted to bring down the govt’ — FG amends charges against Sowore

‘He wanted to bring down the govt’ — FG amends charges against Sowore

The federal government is set to re-arraign Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, on amended charges filed before a federal high court in Abuja. Aminu Alilu, counsel for the prosecution, told the court on Wednesday that the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) amended the previous charges against Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant. "The office of the AGF has taken [...]

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    Court orders Malami to pay Sowore N200,000 for delaying trial

Court orders Malami to pay Sowore N200,000 for delaying trial

Ijeoma Ojukwu, judge of a federal high court in Abuja has ordered Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to pay a cost of N200,000 to Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-defendant. The judge said the cost is the consequence of the prosecution's attempt to delay the trial. At the court session on Wednesday, Aliyu Halilu, prosecution lawyer, said the charges [...]

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    Soyinka, Shehu Sani in court for Sowore’s trial 

Soyinka, Shehu Sani in court for Sowore’s trial 

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and Shehu Sani are at a federal high court in Abuja to witness the trial of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Soyinka arrived about 8:50am, five minutes before Sowore arrived at the court. Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, are standing trial on seven counts of treasonable felony, fraud, cyber-stalking and of insulting the president. He was arrested by the [...]

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    Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, exposed the judiciary to ridicule through his comment on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.  Upon the release of Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), Malami had claimed that the government was right in detaining both despite court orders granting them bail. Malami [...]

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    Malami: We were right to detain Sowore, Dasuki despite court orders

Malami: We were right to detain Sowore, Dasuki despite court orders

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the federal government was right in detaining Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki despite court orders for their release. Malami said this on Thursday when he appeared on an NTA programme which can be watched here. Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement, and Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), were held by the Department of [...]

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    Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, lacks powers to order the release of any detainee out of mercy. Falana said this while responding to Malami’s claim that he ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, on compassionate grounds. Malami had said the [...]

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    Buhari and the fifth columnists

Buhari and the fifth columnists

One of the most chilling claims I have ever heard in my life was allegedly made by the chief security officer to a Nigerian military ruler years ago. Nicely confronted by journalists over his suffocating influence on the head of state as well as the spate of bombings and state-sponsored assassinations in the country, he reportedly replied: “I am the [...]

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    FG: Why we cannot release El-Zakzaky

FG: Why we cannot release El-Zakzaky

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government cannot secure the release of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky from custody since he is being prosecuted under a state law. On Tuesday, Malami had ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). This led to demands for the release of [...]

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    Now that Dasuki and Sowore have been released from detention…

Now that Dasuki and Sowore have been released from detention…

The Tuesday December 24 2019 release from detention of both the former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore came unexpectedly.  A terse press release from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami said the decision to release both men was in compliance with the bail granted to them [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: How Abba Kyari, Fayemi, two ministers fought for release of Sowore, Dasuki

Fani-Kayode: How Abba Kyari, Fayemi, two ministers fought for release of Sowore, Dasuki

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says four people fought from within to ensure the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). In a tweet on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode the four individuals were able to convince Buhari to ensure the release of both men. He listed them as Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of [...]

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    Thugs attack protesters demanding Sowore’s release in Abuja

Thugs attack protesters demanding Sowore’s release in Abuja

Thugs have attacked civil society organisation (CSOs) demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore at a protest in Abuja. The incident occurred at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the federal capital territory (FCT). The protesters were at the NHRC headquarters to present a letter of protest to the commission when the thugs unleashed violence on them on Monday. Deji [...]

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    Tony Momoh: I don’t support disobeying court order, even if for national security

Tony Momoh: I don’t support disobeying court order, even if for national security

Tony Momoh, a former minister of information, says he does not support disobedience to court orders. Momoh said this in an interview with the PUNCH. The former minister was asked why the federal government did not release Omoyele Sowore after a court granted him bail. On December 6, the SaharaReporters publisher was rearrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) a [...]

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