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    ‘DSS turning Nigeria into a joke’ — reactions to reason for not releasing Sowore

‘DSS turning Nigeria into a joke’ — reactions to reason for not releasing Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) is currently receiving backlash on social media for saying no one showed up to pick Omoyele Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement, after his bail conditions were met.The secret police have been under pressure over the continued detention of the activist despite the ruling of the court.But in a statement on Friday, theye [...]

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    We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

We shall meet in court, Falana tells DSS over refusal to release Sowore

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says legal measures will be taken against the Department of State Services (DSS) over its refusal to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement. A federal high court in Abuja had on Wednesday oordered the release of Sowore alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as "Mandate", but the DSS did not comply with the [...]

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    DSS yet to comply with order to release Sowore, says lawyer

DSS yet to comply with order to release Sowore, says lawyer

Inibehe Effiong, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutuionNow Movement, says the Department of State Services (DSS) has been served the court order to release Sowore but that the agency is yet to comply with it. A federal high court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered that Sowore be released alongside Olawale Adebayo better known as ‘Mandate’.But, hours after the order [...]

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    Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Falana opposes DSS’ bid to hide identity of witnesses in Sowore’s trial

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, on Wednesday, opposed the bid by the Department of State Services (DSS) to hide the identity of its witnesses in Sowore's trial.Falana told Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, that Hassan Liman, prosecution counsel, connived with the deputy chief registrar (DCR) of the court to shield the identity of his witnesses without [...]

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    Apostle Suleman: Though he hurt me, I might stand as surety for Sowore

Apostle Suleman: Though he hurt me, I might stand as surety for Sowore

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, says despite being hurt by Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, he may stand as his surety.In a tweet on Monday, the pastor expressed worry over the inability of Sowore to meet his bail conditions.He said though the activist hurt him and many other people, the focus should be on how to get [...]

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    Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Judge: I’m concerned no one is willing to be Sowore’s surety

Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge presiding over the case of Omoyele Sowore,convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says she is concerned that the activist has not meet the bail conditions granted to him.While ruling on the application for variation of the bail conditions on Monday, Ojukwu said: "Considering the pedigree of the first defendant as observed in his application, it is rather unfortunate [...]

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    Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

Court partially reviews Sowore’s bail conditions

A federal high court in Abuja has partially reviewed conditions of the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement.The court had earlier granted a N100 million bail to Sowore with two sureties who must be resident in Abuja and have landed properties within the federal capital territory.The court had held that the sureties must deposit original documents [...]

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    Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

Court grants Sowore N100m bail, restricts him to Abuja

A federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Sowore has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him while he was arraigned on September 30, [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Let me speak with my lawyers’ — Sowore rejects instruction from DSS in court

VIDEO: ‘Let me speak with my lawyers’ — Sowore rejects instruction from DSS in court

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, refused the instruction of some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who asked him to follow them at a federal high court in Abuja on Friday.Supporters of Sowore had surrounded him, exchanging banters. The security operatives who noticed this moved closer to Sowore and asked him to follow them but he refused, [...]

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    Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

Court sends Sowore back to DSS custody

A federal high court in Abuja has remanded Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).The activist has been in detention since August 3 when he was arrested in Lagos.A court had earlier granted him bail but the secret police refused to release him.On Monday, he was arraigned on a 7-count charge of [...]

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    Sowore: DSS denied me phone access but granted same to Boko Haram commanders

Sowore: DSS denied me phone access but granted same to Boko Haram commanders

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, says while arrested Boko Haram commanders in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) are allowed to make calls, he has been denied access to telephone. According to SaharaReporters, Sowore said this on Monday at the federal high court in Abuja where he is currently being arraigned for "conspiracy to commit treason and insulting President Muhammadu [...]

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    DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

DSS operatives sneak Sowore into court

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) brought Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, into a federal high court in Abuja through the backdoor on Monday.Some supporters of the activist who were outside waiting to catch a glimpse of him did not get to see Sowore.Spotting a white shirt, Sowore was all smiles as he was cheered by [...]

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    Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says there is no plan by the Department of State Services (DSS) to report a federal high court judge to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting Omoyele Sowore bail.In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana said the report on the secret service petitioning the NJC against Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, who [...]

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    Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

The federal government will arraign Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, before a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.Sowore’s case is said to have been assigned to Ijeoma Ojukwu,a judge of the high court.He is facing a seven-count charge of cyber-stalking, treasonable felony and money laundering.Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court, had granted Sowore bail, but the [...]

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    Segun Adeniyi: Sowore told me he wouldn’t be released even if granted bail

Segun Adeniyi: Sowore told me he wouldn’t be released even if granted bail

Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of THISDAY editorial board, says the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, despite a court order directing his release is an affront on the rule of law.Writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, Adeniyi said Sowore had predicted that he wouldn't be released even if the court grants him bail.A federal high court in [...]

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    ‘It’s a shame’ – Seun Kuti calls out Tinubu over Sowore’s detention

‘It’s a shame’ – Seun Kuti calls out Tinubu over Sowore’s detention

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