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We Have To Respect The Rule Of Law – Ahmad Lawan
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We Have To Respect The Rule Of Law – Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government to obey the rule of law to the fullest. Lawan made the call while fielding questions from newsmen on Monday in Abuja, an event that was covered by Igbere TV correspondent. Speaking on the repeated violations of the rule of law by President Buhari, the Senate President said Nigerians should not suffer unduly for a crime they are not guilty of. This is coming at a time the Buhari administration has been accused of disrespecting the rule of law in the trial of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Sowore, SaharaReporters publisher has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), despite been granted bail by courts. On December 9, 2019, DSS operativ...
Sowore: FG has ordered probe of DSS’ invasion of court – Malasi
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Sowore: FG has ordered probe of DSS’ invasion of court – Malasi

Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, says the federal government has ordered an investigation into Friday’s invasion of the federal high court in Abuja by the operatives of Department State Service (DSS). DSS operatives had invaded the court on Friday in a bid to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. The secret police eventually rearrested Sowore less than 24 hours after he was released from a detention that lasted 124 days. This had sparked outrage within and outside the country. But the presidency defended the DSS, saying Sowore became a person of interest to the agency after calling for revolution. However, when he visited John Tsoho, chief judge of the federal high court, on Wednesday, Malami announced that the investigation of the action of DSS was...
DSS Begged Sowore To Accept ‘Death Warrant’ Deal – Falana
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DSS Begged Sowore To Accept ‘Death Warrant’ Deal – Falana

Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, on Monday, alleged that the Nigerian government offered the activist a “death warrant” deal while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Falana disclosed that the Nigerian government reached out for the deal during Sowore’s first 45 days in detention. Featuring on TVC’s The View, Falana said: “They went to a court behind us and got an order to detain Sowore for 45 days to investigate his alleged terrorism. “At the end of the investigation, nothing was found but they went to him in detention to reach a deal.” The activist stated that the DSS also reached out to him to convince Sowore when they could not persuade the Sahara Reporters’s publisher to take the deal he was offered. “When ...
Sowore: Gani Adams Says Buhari’s Government Not Different From Abacha Junta
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Sowore: Gani Adams Says Buhari’s Government Not Different From Abacha Junta

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has described the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, shortly after his release as a national tragedy. Adams said the situation that played out at the court only indicated that Nigeria had drifted as a democratic nation. Speaking at the weekend, he insisted that the situation in the country had justified that the rule of law was gradually dying, while the Federal Government remained helpless. "What happened at the court reminded me of the dark era of the military but, ironically, the present government under President Muhammadu Buhari is like the military junta of the late Sani Abacha in which the military brigandage held sway for years. “I have been watching events as they unfold, ...