Saturday, August 10, 2019

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    Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Falana on Sowore: Buhari’s govt tagging any critic a terrorist

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of tagging anyone who criticises its actions and policies a terrorist.The senior advocate of Nigeria said the current administration has developed the culture of using the terrorism prevention (amendment) act to clamp down on anyone or group with opposing views.Falana said this while reacting to the arrest [...]

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    Nigeria back to Abacha days, says Soyinka on Sowore’s arrest

Nigeria back to Abacha days, says Soyinka on Sowore’s arrest

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has described the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), as a replay of the style deployed by Sani Abacha, late dictator and head of state.Sowore, who has been spearheading calls for a “protest against bad governance”, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at his Lagos [...]

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    DSS ‘moves Sowore from Lagos to Abuja’

DSS ‘moves Sowore from Lagos to Abuja’

The Department of State Services (DSS) has moved Omoyele Sowore, human rights campaigner, from its facility in Lagos to Abuja.Sources at the DSS said Sowore, who has been held incommunicado since Saturday, is currently being detained in Abuja.Although the secret police is yet to make any comment on his arrest, it is believed to be in connection with the nationwide [...]

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    Sowore’s arrest won’t stop us from hitting the streets, says #RevolutionNow group

Sowore’s arrest won’t stop us from hitting the streets, says #RevolutionNow group

The coalition for revolution, campaigners of the #RevolutionNow, says the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the movement will not stop its member from proceeding with the nationwide protests scheduled to begin on Monday. Sowore, activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) at the 2019 poll, was on Saturday, arrested by suspected operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    Shehu Sani on Sowore: If you can have coffee with bandits, you can dialogue with dissenting voices

Shehu Sani on Sowore: If you can have coffee with bandits, you can dialogue with dissenting voices

Shehu Sani, a former senator, says the federal government should be able to engage dissenting voices if it can sit to have coffee with bandits in search of peace.Sani made this statement on Saturday in reaction to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.Operatives of the Department of State Services [...]

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    ‘#RevolutionNow is treason, terrorism’ — police warn against planned protest

‘#RevolutionNow is treason, terrorism’ — police warn against planned protest

The Nigeria police force has described the ‘Revolution Now’ movement as an act of treason and terrorism.In a statement on Saturday, Frank Mba (pictured), police spokesman, said the movement is a "revolution march against the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".He warned citizens to desist from joining the planned protest, adding that its sole aim is to "force a [...]

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    Atiku on Sowore: Kidnappings in the guise of arrests must be condemned

Atiku on Sowore: Kidnappings in the guise of arrests must be condemned

Atiku Abubakar, a former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised an alarm over the kidnap of Nigerians by state security operatives.In a tweet on Saturday, Atiku said the recent "kidnappings in the guise of arrests" must be condemned.The former vice-president said this in reaction to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) [...]

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    Sowore’s arrest and the DSS as political police

Sowore’s arrest and the DSS as political police

The DSS cannot be accused of being fair-handed and unprejudiced. It has always been the political police of the existing regime. I recall in 2014 when agents of the service invaded the offices of the APC in search of incriminating materials; hounded the staff of the party and made a spectacle of them for droll offences. The agency was serving [...]

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    ‘DSS can’t stop the revolution’ — Twitter reactions to Sowore’s arrest

‘DSS can’t stop the revolution’ — Twitter reactions to Sowore’s arrest

The arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, has sparked an outrage on social media.TheCable had reported how operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) picked him up from his residence in the early hours of Saturday.He was picked up exactly 48 hours to a nationwide protest being organised by a movement he leads.Below are tweets on his arrest.https://twitter.com/AfricanHerbsman/status/1157536018549084160?s=19https://twitter.com/thezaynabyusuf/status/1157543407717441536?s=19https://twitter.com/Iammhiztee/status/1157530836486512640?s=19https://twitter.com/Omojuwa/status/1157531948044173312?s=19https://twitter.com/ogundamisi/status/1157480355252846592?s=19https://twitter.com/jharmo/status/1157522783053733889?s=19https://twitter.com/ifamobarin/status/1157509048218128386?s=19https://twitter.com/johnteey/status/1157532105666105344?s=19https://twitter.com/unyime_leo/status/1157545772889595904?s=19https://twitter.com/fakeyeahmed/status/1157549786435923968?s=19https://twitter.com/SegunAbiri/status/1157549785848696837?s=19https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1157545513681653760?s=19https://twitter.com/MKabrik/status/1157549600775069697?s=19https://twitter.com/Teetemmi/status/1157549447011848193?s=19https://twitter.com/Iyke18816131/status/1157536278604394496?s=19https://twitter.com/steveajose/status/1157503319633477632?s=19https://twitter.com/AacOsun/status/1157549792031059970?s=19https://twitter.com/Ile_Osas/status/1157549748297064448?s=19https://twitter.com/zinkarian/status/1157549715975811072?s=19https://twitter.com/EzechukwuObinn2/status/1157549700834373632?s=19https://twitter.com/HorlaIdowu/status/1157549549742956544?s=19 [...]

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    ‘He was arrested at the gym’ — Sowore’s driver narrates encounter with DSS

‘He was arrested at the gym’ — Sowore’s driver narrates encounter with DSS

The driver of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, has narrated how operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the activist.Sowore had posted a tweet on his arrest at 1:25am on Saturday.In a social media post, the driver, who refused to disclose his identity, said Sowore was picked up in a "gestapo manner"."At around past 1am, the armed men knocked [...]

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    DSS arrests Sowore

DSS arrests Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections.He was said to have been picked up in the early hours of Saturday and taken to the Lagos head office of the secret police on CMD Road, Magodo, Ikosi, Ketu.At 1:25am, the activist tweeted: "DSS invades Sowore's."DSS invades [...]

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    Sowore: PDP, APC are interested in AAC’s downfall

Sowore: PDP, APC are interested in AAC’s downfall

Omoyele Sowore, chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are interested in the downfall of his party.He said this at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Saturday.Sowore charged members of his party to embark on mobilsation at the grassroots level."We need to [...]

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    Lagos AAC rejects order removing Sowore as party chairman 

Lagos AAC rejects order removing Sowore as party chairman 

The Lagos state branch of the African Action Congress (AAC) has rejected a court order removing Omoyele Sowore as the party chairman. In May, a faction of AAC said it had suspended Sowore, presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 elections.He was said to have been suspended from the party over “failure to convene national executive council (NEC) meeting, financial [...]

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    Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu meet in US, discuss ‘how to fight Nigerian oppressors’

Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu meet in US, discuss ‘how to fight Nigerian oppressors’

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, met with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in New York on Tuesday.In a Facebook video, Sowore said the meeting which is one of many to come would send "shock waves down the spine of the oppressors in Nigeria".“They know that the [...]

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    Fresh crisis rocks AAC

Fresh crisis rocks AAC

A fresh crisis has broken out in the African Action Congress (AAC), one of the parties that participated in the 2019 elections.Omoyele Sowore, its presidential candidate, and the leadership of the AAC, engaged in what could be described as a "show of strength" on Monday.Mazi Okwy, a member of the AAC national executive committee (NEC), had announced the suspension of [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of discouraging Nigerians from voting in the general election with his "reckless death threat".In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, director of media and communications of the campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party, said Nigerians deserve the right to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear [...]

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