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    Court slams N1m fine on FG for disrupting #RevolutionNow protest

Court slams N1m fine on FG for disrupting #RevolutionNow protest

A federal high court in Lagos has slammed a N1m fine on the federal government for disrupting the #RevolutionNow protest of August 5, 2019. Olukoya Ogungbeje, a lawyer, had instituted the suit against the government. Ogungbeje who participated in the nationwide protest organised by Omoyele Sowore, said he was among those tear-gassed by security agents. The appellant said himself and other participants were [...]

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    Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Falana tackles DSS’ witness for giving statement to ‘ambush’ Sowore

Femi Falana, lawyer to Omoyele Sowore, #RevolutionNow convener, on Wednesday, said the federal government intended to ambush his client with the evidence given in court by a witness. At the trial at a federal high court in Abuja, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, ordered the federal government to call its first witness despite a pending application to mask the faces of witnesses [...]

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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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    ‘His bail conditions can’t be met’ — Sowore’s lawyer raises the alarm

‘His bail conditions can’t be met’ — Sowore’s lawyer raises the alarm

Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, is still in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because his bail conditions have not been met. The federal high court in Abuja on Friday 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. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the [...]

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    DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

DSS gets court approval to detain Sowore for 45 days

The federal high court in Abuja has approved an application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Omoyele Sowore, ex-presidential candidate, for 45 days. Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested on Saturday ahead of the #RevolutionNow protest. The DSS had accused him of threatening public peace and safety with his planned nationwide protest. The security agency had on Tuesday also [...]

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