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    Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Falana: Malami exposed judiciary to ridicule over Sowore’s release

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, exposed the judiciary to ridicule through his comment on the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement.  Upon the release of Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), Malami had claimed that the government was right in detaining both despite court orders granting them bail. Malami [...]

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    Malami: We were right to detain Sowore, Dasuki despite court orders

Malami: We were right to detain Sowore, Dasuki despite court orders

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the federal government was right in detaining Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki despite court orders for their release. Malami said this on Thursday when he appeared on an NTA programme which can be watched here. Sowore, convener of the Revolution Now movement, and Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), were held by the Department of [...]

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    Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Falana to Malami: You can’t release anyone out of mercy… apologise to Sowore, Dasuki

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, lacks powers to order the release of any detainee out of mercy. Falana said this while responding to Malami’s claim that he ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, on compassionate grounds. Malami had said the [...]

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    Buhari and the fifth columnists

Buhari and the fifth columnists

One of the most chilling claims I have ever heard in my life was allegedly made by the chief security officer to a Nigerian military ruler years ago. Nicely confronted by journalists over his suffocating influence on the head of state as well as the spate of bombings and state-sponsored assassinations in the country, he reportedly replied: “I am the [...]

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    Now that Dasuki and Sowore have been released from detention…

Now that Dasuki and Sowore have been released from detention…

The Tuesday December 24 2019 release from detention of both the former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore came unexpectedly.  A terse press release from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami said the decision to release both men was in compliance with the bail granted to them [...]

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    Farooq Kperogi, Buhari critic, in Twitter storm over fake news on Dasuki

Farooq Kperogi, Buhari critic, in Twitter storm over fake news on Dasuki

Farooq Kperogi, an associate professor of journalism in the US, currently has a meltdown on Twitter over controversial news item he shared in the past. The professor had shared a news item which said Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser (NSA), died in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). After Dasuki was released on Tuesday, some Twitter users, [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: How Abba Kyari, Fayemi, two ministers fought for release of Sowore, Dasuki

Fani-Kayode: How Abba Kyari, Fayemi, two ministers fought for release of Sowore, Dasuki

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says four people fought from within to ensure the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). In a tweet on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode the four individuals were able to convince Buhari to ensure the release of both men. He listed them as Abba Kyari, Buhari's chief of [...]

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    Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, has been released after four years in detention. The Department of State Services (DSS) released Dasuki in Abuja on Tuesday following the directive of the federal government. Ahmed Raji, Dasuki's counsel, confirmed that his client was released on Tuesday evening. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had asked the secret police to release Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore, [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th year in detention

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th year in detention

BY YUSHAU A. SHUAIB On December 29, it will be exactly four years that you have been re-arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Since that disheartening day in 2015, you have been clamped in illegal detention, in utter disregard for the rule of law and unconcealed contempt for court orders directing your release from unlawful custody. It [...]

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    EFCC files motion to try Dasuski separately

EFCC files motion to try Dasuski separately

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday filed a motion at a federal capital territory (FCT) high court, seeking separate trial for Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). In 2015, the anti-graft agency had preferred charges against Dasuki in two separate suits before Hussein Baba-Yusuf, a judge of the FCT high court. In the first suit, the former NSA [...]

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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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    Sule Lamido: I’m sure Jonathan discussed Dasuki’s case with Buhari

Sule Lamido: I’m sure Jonathan discussed Dasuki’s case with Buhari

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, says he is sure ex-President Goodluck Jonathan spoke about Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan and Buhari met at Aso Rock on Thursday but the details of the meeting was not made public. In a post on Facebook, Lamido said Dasuki, who is currently standing [...]

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    Appeal court orders FG to release Dasuki, reviews his bail conditions

Appeal court orders FG to release Dasuki, reviews his bail conditions

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has granted Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), a N100 million bail. In a certified true copy (CTC) of a judgement dated July 10 and seen  by TheCable, the appellate court asked the retired colonel to provide sureties in like sum. The suit marked CA/A/806/2018 has the director-general of Department of State Services [...]

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    Disciplinary panel  to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

Disciplinary panel to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

The disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee will on June 14 quiz Abubakar Malami, immediate past attorney-general of the federation, over a "prejudicial statement" made against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser. The panel is to among other things quiz Malami over a reported claim that Dasuki is instrumental to the death of 100,000 people as well as the [...]

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    Metuh: How I spent N400m collected from Dasuki

Metuh: How I spent N400m collected from Dasuki

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has narrated how he spent the N400 million allegedly traced to him as proceed of money laundering. Testifying before Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, Metuh listed how the fund was spent, but refused to mention names of the beneficiaries. He said he did [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

BY YUSHUA SHUAIB Dear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.),    As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh by gunmen along the Keffi-Abuja Highway. He was expected to open his defence next month January 16, 2019 in the trial [...]

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