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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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    DSS: We won’t release Sowore to a mob… what if he is knocked down by a car?

DSS: We won’t release Sowore to a mob… what if he is knocked down by a car?

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it will not release Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement to a mob. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the agency's headquarters in Abuja. "Sowore was granted bail and we say that he is in our custody. Do we bring Sowore out to the gate and ask him to [...]

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    It’s part of third term agenda, says Falana over attack on media

It’s part of third term agenda, says Falana over attack on media

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the current administration might be plotting a third term agenda. According to PUNCH, Falana said this in Lagos while speaking at the presentation of a book entitled: "Testimony to Courage", written in honour of Dapo Olorunyomi, Premium Times publisher. The lawyer said the country had “gone to the dogs” and only the media could save it. “The [...]

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    DSS: El-Zakzaky, Dasuki chose to be with us because we are taking care of them

DSS: El-Zakzaky, Dasuki chose to be with us because we are taking care of them

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), chose to remain in its custody because it is taking good care of them. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said this while absolving the secret police from the illegal detention of some notable persons undergoing trials in court. The [...]

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    DSS DG stopped answering my calls over Sowore, says Falana

DSS DG stopped answering my calls over Sowore, says Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), has stopped taking his calls. The senior lawyer said this while responding to the an earlier statement of Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS. Afunanya had accused Falana of playing to the gallery rather than reaching Bichi. In his response, Falana admitted that he he [...]

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    DSS: We’re ready to release Sowore when processes are concluded

DSS: We’re ready to release Sowore when processes are concluded

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it is ready to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and subsequently flown to Abuja where he has been detained. A federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail but the activist is yet to regain freedom even after fulfilling his bail conditions. This had prompted [...]

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    ‘DSS fascistic, embarrassing Nigeria’ — Soyinka reacts to attack on #FreeSowore protesters

‘DSS fascistic, embarrassing Nigeria’ — Soyinka reacts to attack on #FreeSowore protesters

Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, says the Department of State Services(DSS) has become increasingly fascistic.  The DSS has refused to comply with a court order for Sowore's release. The agency said it received the court order for his release, but that no one had come to receive him. But it refused to release him still after his lawyers and some civil rights activists came [...]

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    SERAP: Those who attacked Sowore’s supporters must face justice

SERAP: Those who attacked Sowore’s supporters must face justice

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a civil society organisation, has condemned the attack on protesters by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). On Tuesday, protesters converged on the headquarters of the agency, asking the secret police to obey court orders and release Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement. Sowore, who was arrested in Lagos on August 3, is [...]

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    Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Falana: DSS plotting a fresh charge against Sowore

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is plotting to file a fresh charge against Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, Falana said the aim is to further detain the publisher of SaharaReporters. Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3 and subsequently flown to Abuja where he is [...]

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    ‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

‘Our lawyers spent 4 hours waiting to receive Sowore’ — Falana tackles DSS

Femi Falana, senior of advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says lawyers waited to receive Omoyele Sowore at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court order to release him was served.  The DSS had on Friday said it received the order to free the convener of the Revolution Now movement, but there was no one to stand on his [...]

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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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