Thursday, January 21

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Disobedience To Court Order, Recipe For Lawlessness, Chao – Sultan Of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has warned that disobedience to any court order is a recipe for lawlessness and chaos. In a veiled reference to the arrest of the #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services in violation of a court order, Abubakar stated that “everyone must be law-abiding in the interest of national development.” He gave the warning on Thursday in Abuja at the 2019 fourth quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council with the theme: ‘Religion and Civil Authorities in Dialogue for Nation-Building.’ The monarch said, “We must regularly obey and respect the laws of our land. We should never disregard the laws to avoid the consequences. If a cou...
Sowore: Falana Replies DSS, Gives Full Details Of Court Invasion
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Sowore: Falana Replies DSS, Gives Full Details Of Court Invasion

Femi Falana, has lashed out at the Department of State Services (DSS) over its statement in which it denied invading a trial court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore. Recall that the DSS alleged that the #RevolutionNow convener violated his bail conditions hence his rearrest. The secret police who insisted that they are a law-abiding agency, also claimed that Sowore's supporters “stage-managed the drama” in the Federal High Court to bring the service to disrepute. Reacting to DSS' statement on his client's rearrest, Femi Falana wondered why head of the DSS team apologized to the presiding judge Ijeoma Ojukwu when asked to justify invasion of the court. The human rights activist who further claimed that some of the DSS operatives disguised in lawyer’s outfit were inside the courtr...
Sowore: DSS Invasion Of Court #Nextlevel Of Dictatorship, Impunity- Timi Frank
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Sowore: DSS Invasion Of Court #Nextlevel Of Dictatorship, Impunity- Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, Sunday, described the invasion of the Federal High Court Abuja, by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) to re-arrest the #RevolutionNow Convener, Omoyele Sowore, as the implementation of General Muhammadu Buhari’s #NextLevel of dictatorship and impunity. Frank who strongly condemned the gestapo attack and flagrant desecration of the nation’s Temple of Justice, urged Nigerians to be alarmed over the total disregard for the rule of law and fundamental human rights of Nigerians by the present administration. He said what happened in court on Friday is a consummation of the complete annexation of both the legislature and the judiciary by Buhari-led...
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(Video) Sowore’s Mother, Esther Kehinde Appeals To Buhari, DSS To Release Her Son

Mrs. Esther Kehinde Sowore, the mother of the #RevolutionNow Convener Omoyele Sowore, has made a video note in which she appealed to President Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Sowore since he has fulfilled his bail conditions. Mrs. Esther called on all Nigerian mothers to speak out as all her son wanted was a good future for the Nigerian child. She said her son will not run away because he is not a criminal. She said: “Dear SSS, Dear Buhari, I am Yele Sowore’s mother. I am sending you this message as a mother. I am a woman, your mother is a woman, your wife is a woman also. This is December and Yele has been taken away since August. “He always comes to me in the village every December but you have been holding him. I am a widow, my son has always...
Sowore Speaks From Custody, Says Buhari Out To Destroy Civic Space
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Sowore Speaks From Custody, Says Buhari Out To Destroy Civic Space

Detained social activist, publisher and politician, Omoyele Sowore, has spoken out from the custody of the State Security Service, telling PREMIUM TIMES he is being held as part of a grand scheme by the Buhari administration to shut down Nigeria’s civic space. Mr Sowore called a PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter on Thursday afternoon, in a rare move to directly send out a message to the public. It was a message of courage, defiance and hope for both his teeming supporters and the Nigerian downtrodden people. The Sahara Reporters’ publisher said he would remain undeterred by the controversial tactics of the current government, which have seen him held in perpetual custody against the order of a federal judge. Mr Sowore, a former student union activist who confronted military regimes and w...
Court Grants Sowore Bail With Strict Conditions
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Court Grants Sowore Bail With Strict Conditions

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a federal high court sitting in Abuja has granted #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare bail with stringent conditions. Sowore's bail conditions include N100 million and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must own landed property and deposit N50 million, and prohibited from travelling outside Abuja. Bakare was granted bail to the sum of N50 million and prohibited from travelling outside Osun State. Sowore and Bakare are prohibited from addressing the press until the completion of the trial.