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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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    DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

DSS releases Sowore after 124 days in detention

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, who has been in detention since August 3. A DSS source disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday night. Marshall Abubakar, one of the lawyers of Sowore, later confirmed the development. "He has been released. I am with him as we speak," he told TheCable over the phone, adding [...]

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    ‘Please release my son’  — Sowore’s mother begs Buhari (video)

‘Please release my son’ — Sowore’s mother begs Buhari (video)

The mother of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, says she has been unable to eat or sleep well since she learnt of the detention of her son by the Department of State Services (DSS). The DSS arrested Sowore on August 3 and he has been in custody since then despite being granted bail twice. The activist is standing trial on [...]

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    Falana: FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges

Falana: FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from Britain. Granting a stay of execution for a $9.6 billion judgement awarded against Nigeria in favour of Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Christopher Butcher, judge of a commercial court in London, had ordered that Nigeria deposit [...]

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    ‘Crack down on journalists, activists affecting Nigeria’s image’ — US lawmakers write FG

‘Crack down on journalists, activists affecting Nigeria’s image’ — US lawmakers write FG

Some lawmakers in the US have expressed concern over the "clamp down" on journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria.  In a letter dated November 25 and addressed to Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigeria’s ambassador to the US, the lawmakers said the arrest of journalists and "harassment of peaceful protesters" are beginning to negatively impact the image of government.  “We write to express [...]

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    Court threatens to jail DSS DG over failure to release Sowore

Court threatens to jail DSS DG over failure to release Sowore

A federal high court in Abuja has threatened to jail Yusuf Bichi, director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale Bakare, an activist. The warning was issued in a notice issued on November 12 but served on the DSS on Monday. Ijeoma Ojukwu, a judge, had previously [...]

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    Sowore demands N500m from DSS for ‘unlawful’ detention

Sowore demands N500m from DSS for ‘unlawful’ detention

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, has filed a suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) challenging his detention. Sowore asked a federal high court to award N500 million in his favour as cost against the secret police for the violation of his rights. The suit marked FHC/ABJ /CS/1409/2019 is dated November 20. The reliefs sought by Sowore are: “A declaration that [...]

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    Amnesty declares Sowore, Agba Jalingo as prisoners of conscience

Amnesty declares Sowore, Agba Jalingo as prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International, Nigeria, says the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and Agba Jalingo is a matter of shame for Nigeria. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Seun Bakare, the organisation's programmes manager, said Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Olawale Bakare, an activist, and Jalingo are prisoners of conscience for criticising the government. While Sowore and Bakare are still in detention despite [...]

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