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    ‘There’s no explanation anybody can give’ — Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

‘There’s no explanation anybody can give’ — Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has  condemned the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore on Friday.The DSS rearrested Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, at the federal high court in Abuja less than 24 hours after he was released following a detention that lasted 124 days.The presidency had [...]

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    Falana: DSS has sent another delegation to apologise for court invasion

Falana: DSS has sent another delegation to apologise for court invasion

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) sent a delegation to the court on Monday afternoon.Speaking at the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting event in Lagos, Falana said the delegation visited the court to apologise for invading the premises.The secret police had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about Sowore’s rearrest

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now.Adesina spoke on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday.Sowore was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) at a federal high court in Abuja last Friday -- less than 24 hours after he was released.This sparked off an [...]

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    CSOs give Buhari 14-day ultimatum to release Sowore

CSOs give Buhari 14-day ultimatum to release Sowore

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore within 14 days or face mass action.Sowore was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) last Friday -- less than 24 hours after he was released on bail.He had spent 125 days in custody before he was briefly released last Thursday.The pro-democracy activist [...]

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    Wole Soyinka Centre ‘postpones award to Osinbajo’

Wole Soyinka Centre ‘postpones award to Osinbajo’

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) says it has postponed the integrity award to be presented to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to protest against Omoyele Sowore's rearrest in court.In a statement on Monday, the centre said honouring Osinbajo with the award in the light of recent protests against Sowore’s travails and the “repression“ of free speech will be inappropriate.The [...]

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    APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

APC defends Sowore’s detention, accuses Atiku of spreading falsehood

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of spreading falsehood.The party said this in reaction to Atiku's comment on the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.While condemning the action of the Department of State Services (DSS), Atiku had said Nigeria was sliding into dictatorship.But in a statement [...]

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    US finally speaks on Sowore’s rearrest, stresses ‘respect for rule of law’

US finally speaks on Sowore’s rearrest, stresses ‘respect for rule of law’

The US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) says it is deeply concerned that Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, has been rearrested.The bureau is under the US Department of State, the equivalent of Nigeria's foreign affairs ministry.In a tweet on Saturday, the office said respect for the rule of law, judicial Independence, political and media freedom and [...]

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    NBA demands suspension of DSS DG over court invasion

NBA demands suspension of DSS DG over court invasion

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has asked the federal government to immediately suspended Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS). The call follows the manner in which Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement was rearrested at the premises of the federal high court in Abuja on Friday.DSS operatives had stormed the court to rearrest the activist less than [...]

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    NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

NGO asks EU to blacklist DSS over rearrest of Sowore

Gavel, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has asked the European Union to blacklist the Department of State Services (DSS) over the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore was rearrested at the Abuja federal high court by the secret police on Friday - less than 24 hours after he was released on bail.Armed DSS operatives had stormed the court, forcing [...]

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    ‘Surprise us, do the right thing’ — Banky W calls out Buhari over Sowore’s rearrest

‘Surprise us, do the right thing’ — Banky W calls out Buhari over Sowore’s rearrest

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    President-General Buhari should control his wild dogs, says Soyinka on DSS’ rearrest of  Sowore

President-General Buhari should control his wild dogs, says Soyinka on DSS’ rearrest of Sowore

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has described the Department of State Services (DSS) as a pack of "wild dogs of disobedience".In a statement on Friday, Soyinka described the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, as a degradation of the judiciary.On Friday, operatives of the DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja less than [...]

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    ‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

‘Nigeria is not a dictatorship’ — Atiku kicks against rearrest of Sowore

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Omoyele Sowore within court premises is unacceptable. After 124 days in detention, Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement was released on Thursday but rearrested at the court premises on Friday by DSS operatives.The [...]

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    ‘His life now depends on global outcry’- Sowore’s wife reacts to husband’s rearrest 

‘His life now depends on global outcry’- Sowore’s wife reacts to husband’s rearrest 

Opeyemi, the wife of Omoyele Sowore, says her husband’s life now depends on a global outcry and it is urgent that the government is held accountable. Sowore who had been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since August was released on Thursday, but, in a show of force, rearrested on Friday at the court premises. In her message shared by [...]

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    ‘Justice becoming a thing of the past in Nigeria’ — Davido condemns DSS rearrest of Sowore

‘Justice becoming a thing of the past in Nigeria’ — Davido condemns DSS rearrest of Sowore

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    ‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

‘It has never happened before’ — Falana speaks on Sowore’s rearrest in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the rearrest and assault of Omoyele Sowore in court is ''extremely embarrassing''.He said it is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country.The DSS rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the federal high court in Abuja, on Friday, less than 24 hours after they were released on the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Falana receives Sowore after release from DSS custody

PHOTOS: Falana receives Sowore after release from DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, was among those who received Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in Department of State Services (DSS) custody since August 3.The activist was released on Thursday evening after an order by a federal high court in Abuja.Below are some pictures with Falana:[...]

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