Let’s ask our governors questions
I would like to ask for permission to resist the temptation to join the debate on the very important detainee, citizen Ibrahim Yaqoub El-Zakzaky who just returned from a mission to India and the other detainee, Omoyele Sowore, who dared to ask for revolution now. These are current affairs, which are full of sound and fury, anyway.
Sowore: I stand with DSS
The arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore have set off another round of debates for Nigerians. Many believe that he should have been allowed to go on with his protests since dissent and disagreements are an integral part of democracy.
Preliminary notes on RevolutionNow
For the Nigerian Left, the strongest lesson of what may now be called Nigeria’s RevolutionNow – that is, the August 5 mass protests organised by some young fragments of the movement – may be formulated as a warning: If Nigeria survives long enough from the current battering of the country’s ruling class, variants of what was attempted on August 5 may be attempted again and again until a spark leads to a national conflagration or a successful popular revolution resulting from a better conceived, planned and executed strategy.
Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria’s wrong prisoner (A note to President Buhari)
The 2015 general elections had just ended, with Nigeria’s ‘achievement’ of an unprecedented transition from one civilian government to another.
Democratic limits to the inalienable right to protest
I was just about writing this article when someone from Nigeria phoned to say he called me “severally” yesterday. I pretended not to understand what he meant until...
Sowore asks court to set aside detention order
Omoyele Sowore, Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, who is presently in detention, on Friday, approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking an order to vacate the ex parte order that gave the Department of State Service (DSS) the legal backing to detain him for 45 days.
Sowore and the stripes of a restless iconoclast
As an Ijaw man, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, is easily a fisherman. And being accustomed to fishing, he has progressed in fishing for trouble. Being a member of a large, polygamous family, Sowore must have come face to face with the vagaries of rural life.
Why Nigerians are revolting against bad governance, state’s failure
Again, resentment against the government is taking another shape with the nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow, led by African Action Congress’s (AAC) presidential candidate, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. The protest is said to be a clean, quick and succinct revolutionary process that will put an end to the shenanigans of government...
SERAP wants UN to intervene on police 'repression' in Nigeria
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said it has petitioned the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva over alleged repression of citizens by the Nigerian police. "We have sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva," SERAP said in a tweet. SERAP said…
Sowore, others entitled only to legitimate protests, says Oshiomhole
Following the arrest of the conveners of the anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protests on Monday under the umbrella of Global Coalition for Security and Democracy, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress...
UNILAG management, Muslim society divided over Sowore’s invitation
The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, on Monday postponed its yearly programme indefinitely, following the school management’s directive.