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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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    Falana to Malami: You risk being removed as AGF if you fail to release Sowore

Falana to Malami: You risk being removed as AGF if you fail to release Sowore

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Abubakar Malami risks being removed as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) if he fails to secure the release of Omoyele Sowore. Last Friday, Malami took over Sowore’s case from the Department of State Services (DSS), and with this development, Falana, counsel to the activist, asked him to use his office to secure Sowore’s release.The AGF, however, [...]

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    ‘Ask DSS to release Sowore’ — Falana writes Malami 

‘Ask DSS to release Sowore’ — Falana writes Malami 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to secure the release of Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).Malami had on Friday taken over Sowore’s case from the DSS, after operatives of the agency broke into a courtroom trying to rearrest Sowore. In a letter dated [...]

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    Falana: DSS looking for evidence to nail Sowore despite AGF’s directive

Falana: DSS looking for evidence to nail Sowore despite AGF’s directive

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami,attorney-general of the federation (AGF), sacked the prosecution team in the case involving Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement, after the invasion of the court.Sowore, who was briefly released by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday, was rearrested less than 24 hours later.On Wednesday, Malami sent a letter to Yusuf Bichi, [...]

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    Malami takes over Sowore’s case from DSS

Malami takes over Sowore’s case from DSS

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has taken over Omoyele Sowore's case from the Department of State Services (DSS).Umar Gwandu, special assistant to the attorney-general on media, confirmed this in a statement on Friday.He said Dayo Apata, solicitor-general of the federation, on behalf of the AGF sent a letter to Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the DSS, on Wednesday, directing [...]

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    CPJ kicks as FG ‘freezes’ Sahara Reporters’ account

CPJ kicks as FG ‘freezes’ Sahara Reporters’ account

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has criticised the federal government over the "restriction placed on the bank account" of Sahara Reporters.The online newspaper is owned by Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who is currently in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).In a statement on Wednesday, CPJ quoted La Keisha Landrum Pierre, Sahara Reporters’ chief operating officer, [...]

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    Omoyele Sowore: Portrait of a life in protest

Omoyele Sowore: Portrait of a life in protest

The mishandling of the Omoyele Sowore case has become clearly an albatross for the Nigerian government, an embarrassment for the incumbent Federal Government and a public relations disaster for both the Department of State Services and Nigeria as a whole. All of that was patently avoidable. Inadvertently, the Federal Government has turned Omoyele Sowore into a “hero”, a symbol for [...]

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    Reps probe DSS’ invasion of court to rearrest Sowore

Reps probe DSS’ invasion of court to rearrest Sowore

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the invasion of the federal high court premises in Abuja by the Department of State Services.Operatives of the agency had broken into the court while attempting to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow movement.The lower legislative chamber made the resolution following a motion introduced during Tuesday’s plenary session by Ndudi Elumelu, [...]

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