Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tag "omoyele sowore"

    ‘Buhari’s govt has attained unprecedented paranoia’ — Soyinka on charges against Sowore 

‘Buhari’s govt has attained unprecedented paranoia’ — Soyinka on charges against Sowore 

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has attained an unprecedented level of paranoia.  Soyinka said this while reacting to the government’s charge against Omoyele Sowore, who is accused of treason and of insulting the president. In a statement issued on Saturday, the professor said at first he did not believe the report of the charges to be true. “This [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    It’s 45 days, you can’t continue to detain Sowore, lawyers tell DSS 

It’s 45 days, you can’t continue to detain Sowore, lawyers tell DSS 

The legal team of the African Action Congress (AAC), Lagos chapter, has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, presidential candidate of the AAC during the 2019 general election, was arrested and has been in DSS detention since August.Although it requested for 90 days, the federal high court in Abuja approved that the DSS could [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘I will never insult Buhari again’ – reactions to DSS charges against Sowore

‘I will never insult Buhari again’ – reactions to DSS charges against Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) formally filed charges Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow protest, on Thursday.The secret police filed a five-count charge against Sowore.The service is accusing the SaharaReporters publisher of causing insult to the person of President Muhammadu Buhari, money laundering and treason.Sowore has been in detention since August 2. He was arrested on the eve of a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

FG charges Sowore to court for ‘insulting Buhari’

The federal government has charged Omoyele Sowore to court for "conspiracy to commit treason" and "insulting" President Muhammadu Buhari. In the suit dated September 19 and filed at the federal high court in Abuja, the government accused Sowore of granting an interview which purpose caused insult on the person of the president of the country.Olawale Bakare is also listed with Sowore [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Police lay siege to CDHR premises, venue of pro-Sowore protest

Police lay siege to CDHR premises, venue of pro-Sowore protest

About 50 policemen in 10 trucks have surrounded the premises of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) in Adeniyi Jones area of Ikeja in Lagos.A protest demanding the released of Omoyele Sowore has been scheduled to take place at the venue at 10am on Wednesday.Sowore, candidate of the African Action Congress in the last presidential election,  has [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Security operatives block SaharaReporters’ Lagos office

Security operatives block SaharaReporters’ Lagos office

Policemen and soldiers are currently in front of the office of SaharaReporters, an online platform, in Lagos state.The armed men have prevented reporters from gaining access to the building located at GRA in Ikeja, the state capital.A member of staff of the organisation who spoke off the record told TheCable that the security personnel have been there since 7am.One reporter [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana asks court to grant Sowore bail on self-recognition 

Falana asks court to grant Sowore bail on self-recognition 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and counsel to Omoyele Sowore, has asked the court to grant his client bail on self-recognition. Sowore, who was the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last presidential election, was arrested in August by the Department of State Services (DSS) who accused him of threatening public peace and safety with [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? 

Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? 

Democracy is freedom; freedom to exist and to exercise the full catalogue of natural rights. The quality of democracy in an ordered system is assessed by the quantity and level of freedom the citizens enjoy.Any type of government – military, fascist or totalitarian – can deliver services of material nature to its citizens; building hospitals, schools, roads and providing other [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana: Buhari celebrating 100 days but many Nigerians languishing in detention

Falana: Buhari celebrating 100 days but many Nigerians languishing in detention

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigerians are anguishing in detention facilities across the country while President Muhammadu Buhari is marking 100 days in office.In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said although the president has made a commitment to abide by the rule of law, security operatives carry out indiscriminate arrests and detention of people.The senior advocate listed prominent cases [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    VIDEO: Nigerian govt has no grounds to hold my husband, says Sowore’s wife

VIDEO: Nigerian govt has no grounds to hold my husband, says Sowore’s wife

Opeyemi, wife of Omoyele Sowore, politician and activist, has demanded an immediate release of her husband.The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Sowore at his hotel in Lagos on August 3, two days to the #RevolutionNow protest convened by the activist.He was later transferred to Abuja while the secret police secured a court order to detain him for 45 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falana on DSS detention: My meeting with Sowore will determine the next step

Falana on DSS detention: My meeting with Sowore will determine the next step

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, says he will consult with the activist on the next step following the refusal of a federal high court in Abuja to order his release.On Wednesday, the court dismissed an application challenging the detention of Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS).Evelyn Maha, the presiding judge, said it was [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sowore to remain in detention as court dismisses motion

Sowore to remain in detention as court dismisses motion

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement.At its sitting on Wednesday, Evelyn Maha, a judge, said hearing the application would mean reviewing the court order directing the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Sowore.The judge said the motion filed by Sowore through Femi Falana, his lawyer, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    You are not empowered to charge me with terrorism, Sowore tells DSS

You are not empowered to charge me with terrorism, Sowore tells DSS

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow protest, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is not empowered to prosecute him on terrorism charges.Sowore said this in response to a submission made by the secret police.The DSS had asked the court to determine if it was right to file terrorism charge against the activist and whether it was right to for it [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    48 groups petition UN, AU over Sowore’s arrest 

48 groups petition UN, AU over Sowore’s arrest 

At least 48 rights and press freedom organisations have petitioned the United Nations and the African Union over the detention of Omoyele Sowore.The activist, who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, was arrested over his planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest.He was subsequently accused by the secret police of threatening public peace and safety [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    20 days in DSS pits of silence: We must not forget Sowore

20 days in DSS pits of silence: We must not forget Sowore

It has been 20 weary days since Omoyele Sowore was taken into a hovel of silence by the DSS. The outrage over his abduction and detention is tapering off; dissolving with every quotidian day. It is human nature to quickly glide past shock, happenstance or pain after sometime, but in Sowore’s case we must bring this weakness into capitulation and into [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 6
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement