Misprioritisation of Sowore’s political crusade!
It will be disingenuous to claim that pleading for leniency for Omoyele Sowore, and clamour for his release is romanticising Sowore’s misdemeanor. This writer is only miffed with those youths who poke fun of Sowore on his current travails and also to Sowore’s unwise approach to national issues and political consciousness.
Group accuses northern governor of sponsoring #RevolutionNow
A coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has vowed to expose a northern governor from the North-West who, it said, masterminded the northern version of #RevolutionNow protest...
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.
Democracy, protest and state security
The country witnessed a flurry of protest the other day by some civil society actors and activists and the corresponding response from the government and the security arm of the state...
The revolution Nigerians fear...
The events of the Arab Spring started in Tunisia on December 17, 2010. A 26-year-old Tunisian, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in front of a municipal building in Sidi Bouzid, a rural town 200 miles south of Tunis, the capital.
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.
Nigerians have right to freedom of speech, says EU
The European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said yesterday that the organisation “stands firm on the principles of freedom of speech,” noting: “It is important in any democratic society for people to be able to participate.” The declaration followed the granting of a prayer by the Department of State Services (DSS)
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...
Security operatives stop #RevolutionNow protest in Osun
Armed police and Department of State Security (DSS) operatives on Monday stopped members of #RevolutionNow group from protesting in Osogbo.
Protest: Police, Army barricade National Stadium
Police operatives under the Lagos State Police Command and military personnel Monday barricaded the National Stadium, Surulere to prevent entry of pro-Omoyele Sowore protesters. The Presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections in Nigeria, Mr Omoyele Sowore, was on Saturday arrested by operatives of DSS at his Lagos home. Sowore…
Why #RevolutionNow protesters were dispersed in Lagos - Police
The Nigerian Police Force Monday said the #RevolutionNow protesters were dispersed because they didn't get permission from the police before staging a protest. "There gathering is unlawful, an unlawful gathering is meant to be dispersed," the Area Commander, Area C, ACP Tijani Fatai said on Monday. "There is not going to be any protest nobody…