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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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    Soyinka: Disregard for the judiciary worst under Buhari

Soyinka: Disregard for the judiciary worst under Buhari

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says contempt of law as witnessed in Nigeria is worst under the administration of  President Muhammadu Buhari.Soyinka was reacting to the refusal of the Department of State Services (DSS) to obey court orders and release  Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, who has been granted bail twice.The DSS arrested Sowore on August 3 and he is standing trial [...]

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    Why have Sowore’s sureties not come forward?

Why have Sowore’s sureties not come forward?

There was an air of certitude to the DSS' call for Omoyele Sowore's sureties to come and pick him up. The Buhari administration has never hidden its intention to hold onto him and one ordinarily would expect his lawyers, former PDP youth leader and activist, Deji Adeyanju and others that went to pick him up to begrudgingly be told so. [...]

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    VIDEO: DSS shoots at #FreeSowore protesters in Abuja

VIDEO: DSS shoots at #FreeSowore protesters in Abuja

There was chaos on the premises of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja on Tuesday as security agents shot at protesters who had converged in the area to demand the release of Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters.The DSS has refused to comply with the order of a court for the release of Sowore.The protesters [...]

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    Tight security at DSS HQ over #FreeSowore protest

Tight security at DSS HQ over #FreeSowore protest

The Department of State Services (DSS) has deployed more operatives within its headquarters in Abuja ahead of a protest over the detention of Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters.The DSS has refused to comply with a court order for the release of Sowore.Some human rights activists have scheduled Tuesday for a protest at the DSS headquarters over [...]

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    Court orders Sowore’s release

Court orders Sowore’s release

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement.Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Sowore's counsel, earlier said the bail conditions set by the court have been met.The release order dated November 6 and signed by Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge, was directed to the Department of State Services (DSS) where [...]

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    Falana: Sowore will be released — he has met bail conditions

Falana: Sowore will be released — he has met bail conditions

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and social rights activist, says Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, has met his bail conditions and that he will be released on Wednesday. Falana said this at a federal high court in Abuja while asking for an adjournment of the case -- between Sowore and the Department of State Services (DSS)."I have already [...]

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    ‘Politicians using terrorism charges to silence critics’

‘Politicians using terrorism charges to silence critics’

Journalists for Democratic Rights (JODER) says terrorism charges are being used by Nigerian political office holders to silence and intimidate critics.In a statement signed by Adewale Adeoye, executive director of the group and Taiwo Adeleye, programmes officer, the group said the anti-terrorism act has lost its essence because it has become a tool in the hands of the ruling class [...]

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