Friday, January 22

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Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody
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Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody

Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, where detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, is said to be resident, have demanded his release from custody. Mr Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences. NJ.com reports that residents of the county will on Monday evening gather at Haworth Borough Hall to demand Sowore’s release. Speaking on the gathering, Haworth Councilwoman Heather Wasser said: “We want the federal government paying attention. We want the United Nations paying attention. We want him out of Nigeria safely.” Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who represents the district that Sowore resides in, said he is looking into the matter. “We’re in touch with the State Department on this matter ...
Sowore Still In DSS Custody, Agency Set to Arraign Him Again Next Week
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Sowore Still In DSS Custody, Agency Set to Arraign Him Again Next Week

The Department of State Service (DSS) is still holding activist and Convener of the botched RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, in its custody four days after the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release. The Guardian learnt yesterday from sources within the secret Police that the agency was not in a hurry to release the activist, saying: “We are aware of the court order, but we are still keeping him to be arraigned next week on charges that Nigerians will know of when he gets to court.” Meanwhile, investigative journalists around the world yesterday joined the call for Sowore’s immediate release, just as the human rights lawyer, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa (SAN) has declared his continued detention by the DSS illegal. In her speech delivered at the on-going Global Investiga...
Sowore To Remain In DSS Custody, Court Rules
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Sowore To Remain In DSS Custody, Court Rules

The Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the motioned filed by Omoyele Sowore who happens to be the convenor of #RevolutionNow, disputing his 45 days detention by the Department of State Security (DSS). Justice Nkeonye Maya forwarded the case back to Justice Taiwo for further hearing on Wednesday after denying all the applications. Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, filed the applications on behalf of his client, Mr Sowore. Falana, who had asked the court to set aside the ex-parte order granted by Justice Taiwo, also applied for bail orally when Justice Maha rejected the earlier application. Sowore has been in the custody of the DSS since August 2. Justice Taiwo had on August 8 ordered his detention for 45 days at the instance of the DSS to enable the secret police...
#RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest
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#RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest

As a leading figure of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore continued his detention in DSS custody, the RevolutionNow organizer which include several CSO have vow to continue with the protest scheduled to start on Monday August 5 2019. They have also released the list of demands they are agitating against. A Lagos-based lawyer and civil rights activist, Inibehe Effiong, said the government should focus on addressing the issues that informed the planned demonstration, rather than cracking down on citizens for exercising their rights to speech, association and assembly. “We have a list of demands,” Mr Effiong said. “And everything borders around good governance.” The protesters said the demand had been broken down into three phases, each of which contains a laundry of critical ...