Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    Malami: Sowore, Dasuki released out of compassion — not international pressure

Malami: Sowore, Dasuki released out of compassion — not international pressure

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki were released out of compassion and because of the government's commitment to the rule of law. Umar Gwandu, his spokesman, quoted him in a statement as saying this in interviews with the BBC Hausa and the Hausa service of the Voice of America. Malami, who doubles as the minister of justice, said [...]

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    Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

I never thought President Buhari cared about posterity or how he would be evaluated when he leaves office because his actions now betray any reflection on the future. I also never thought he was a ‘’philosopher president’’ who ponders and asks ‘’why’’; again, because his actions have been that of a sciolist. So, my perturbation here is provoked by his statement [...]

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    Gbadamosi: My statement linking Sowore’s release to attack on Jonathan mere suspicion

Gbadamosi: My statement linking Sowore’s release to attack on Jonathan mere suspicion

Babatunde Gbadamosi, former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos state, says his statement on the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki was quoted out of context. On Tuesday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Gbadamosi was reported to [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu: Sowore wasn’t detained as a journalist… Buhari has never attacked the media

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, has nothing to do with him being a journalist. Shehu was reacting to the depiction of Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, by some international news media as a journalist detained by the government. Sowore was released on Tuesday following a directive from Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, after the initial [...]

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    ‘FG has finally realised its mistake’ — Ozekhome speaks on order to release Sowore, Dasuki

‘FG has finally realised its mistake’ — Ozekhome speaks on order to release Sowore, Dasuki

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says the order to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), shows the federal government has realised its mistake. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, who gave the directive on Tuesday, said the move is in compliance with court orders granting both men bail. Sowore was detained by the secret police [...]

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    Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

A federal high court in Abuja has summoned Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore. The court asked them to appear before it on Monday, December 23, for the unlawful arrest and detention of Sowore, pro-democracy activist. Inyang Ekwo, the judge, gave the order on [...]

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    Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sultan to political leaders: Disobeying court orders will lead to anarchy

Sa'ad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto, says political leaders who disobey court orders are setting a dangerous precedent. Speaking on Thursday in Abuja at the fourth quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, the sultan said disregard for the courts will lead to lawlessness. Abubakar said court orders must be obeyed to the letter. He also asked Nigerians to be law-abiding in the [...]

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    Does President Buhari play chess?

Does President Buhari play chess?

It's been long you saw me, I apologise for my long absence in this phase of my career. If you've been close enough, you'd notice I have invested some time and energy into battling misinformation via fact-checking on a continental scale. But today, I would love us to walk through the mind of President Muhammadu Buhari, and see if we [...]

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    Rearrest of Sowore is an assault on the judiciary, says group

Rearrest of Sowore is an assault on the judiciary, says group

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF), an alliance of media and civil society organisations, says the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist, is an assault on the judiciary. In a statement, the group kicked against the rearrest of Sowore at the federal high court in Abuja — less than 24 hours after he was released following a [...]

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    FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government is planning to charge Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, with terrorism.  The secret police had released Sowore momentarily after 124 days in detention. This followed an ultimatum by a federal high court in Abuja. But less than 24 hours after he was freed, the agency rearrested him and this sparked outrage within [...]

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    Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Falana to DSS: Why deny court invasion after apologising to the judge?

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says officials of the Department of State Services  (DSS) are guilty of desecration of court.  The secret police had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement,  barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the court. Video clips making the rounds showed the chaos inside the [...]

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    Presidency breaks silence on Sowore, defends DSS

Presidency breaks silence on Sowore, defends DSS

The presidency has broken its silence on the travails of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now, in the hands of the Department of State Services (DSS). The secret police had released Sowore momentarily after 124 days in detention. This followed an ultimatum by a federal high court in Abuja. But less than 24 hours after he was freed, the agency rearrested him. [...]

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    US senator on Sowore: Is Buhari out of touch with the actions of DSS?

US senator on Sowore: Is Buhari out of touch with the actions of DSS?

Robert Menendez, a US senator from New Jersey and member of the senate foreign relations committee, says the events surrounding the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore shows that Nigeria no longer has regards for the rule of law. On Friday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) rearrested Sowore,  convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale Bakare, an activist, at the federal high court in [...]

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    ‘Why is he such a threat?’ — Nigerian celebrities react to Sowore’s rearrest

‘Why is he such a threat?’ — Nigerian celebrities react to Sowore’s rearrest

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    DSS rearrests Sowore — less than 24 hours after his release

DSS rearrests Sowore — less than 24 hours after his release

The Department of State services (DSS) has rearrested Omoyele Sowore at the federal high court in Abuja. On Thursday, the court ordered the DSS to release Sowore within 24 hours. He was later released in the evening of the same day. But on Friday, DSS agents pulled their guns in a show of force causing confusion in the court premises and arrested [...]

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    Court orders DSS to release Sowore in 24 hours

Court orders DSS to release Sowore in 24 hours

Ijeoma Ojukwu, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has awarded the sum of N100,000 against the Department of State Services (DSS) for disobeying an order for the release Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist. The judge said the DSS cannot constitute itself as parallel court of law. She asked the DSS to release the activist within 24 hours. Sowore and Olawale Bakare, [...]

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