Court awards N1m against FG over disruption of #RevolutionNow protest
A Federal High Court in Lagos has awarded N1m against the Federal Government over the disruption of #RevolutionNow protest. The court awarded the N1m in favour of a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, who said he participated in the protest and was among those tear-gassed by security agents. The nationwide protest was convened by Sahara Reporters…
Sowore detained for planning to overthrow Buhari, not for journalism, Presidency insists
The Nigeria Government Wednesday said the government's decision to keep Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore in detention was because he planned to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari. "Some international news outlets have mistakenly been describing his release as that of a journalist," Buhari's media aide Garba Shehu said in a statement. "Sowore called for a revolution…
Sowore court arrest is 'shocking affront' to Nigerian law - US senator
The United States Senator Cory Anthony Booker has said the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to re-arrest RevolutionNow convener and Publisher of Sahara Reporter Omoyele Sowore is a shocking affront to Nigeria's rule of law. "It’s appalling that NJ journalist Omoyele Sowore was re-arrested in Nigeria hours after his release," Booker said on…
DSS rearrest Sowore in Court
The officials of the Department of Security Service Friday re-arrested the convener of RevolutionNow Omoyele Sowore barely 24hours after his release.
The imperative of ‘people’s manifesto’
In the 20 months since I wrote “Drafting a people’s manifesto” and “Further notes on the people’s manifesto” (February/March, 2018), a sufficient number of significant things have happened and are happening in our country, Nigeria
Court reviews Sowore's bail conditions
The Federal High Court, Abuja has reduced the previous bail condition of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore. The court had granted Sowore a N100m bail among other conditions for his release. But Sowore's lawyer Femi Falana pleaded for a variation of the bail conditions. The court, however, reduced from the bail charges initial N100 million…
With Sowore, yet another rule of law test for Buhari
On Tuesday, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered the immediate release of pro-democracy activist and politician, Omoyele Sowore, following the expiration of an August 8 detention order, which permitted agents of the Department of State Service (DSS) to detain him for 45 days.
Group tasks Malami on treason charges against Sowore, Bakare
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami, to drop the treason charges against the detained convener of ‘RevolutionNow’ protest, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare (popularly known as Mandate).
Buhari: Between a reformed democrat and general president
When the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS), it was for his mobilising a critical mass of Nigerians across various platforms in readiness for protests against what he termed bad governance.