Friday, January 22

Tag: pro-democracy campaigner

Politics

Sowore’s Co-Defendant, Olawale Bakare, Declared Missing

Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. Activist, Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, who is standing trial with pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government, has been declared missing. Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. After facing resistance from other activists inside the courtroom however, the DSS operatives retreated outside to lay ambush. T...
#RevolutionNow: Nigerians React To Sowore’s Arrest, #FreeSowore Trends On Twitter
Politics

#RevolutionNow: Nigerians React To Sowore’s Arrest, #FreeSowore Trends On Twitter

Nigerians on social media have attacked President Muhammadu Buhari over the report alleging that Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, Department of State Services operatives invades and arrests him in his apartment earlier today. Many Nigerians in their reaction accused Buhari of trying to use the DSS to intimidate Sowore so as not to carry out the planned #RevolutionNow protests slated for August 5. Many well-meaning Nigerians are also calling for the release of the pro-democracy campaigner using #Freesowore hashtag on Twitter. Security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, who is also the publisher of SaharaReporters, was arrested early ...