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FG’s Request For Our Transfer To Prison, Frivolous – Sowore, Bakare

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co- detainee, Adebayo Bakare , on Tuesday , described the Federal Government’ s application for their transfer from the custody of the Department of State Service to prison as frivolous , vexatious and unarguable. They said the fresh application filed by the government before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja was meant to frustrate the court’s order for their release from DSS custody . They also described the application filed on behalf of the Federal Government by the prosecuting counsel, Hassan Liman ( SAN) , as contemptuous for being a contravention of the order directing the DSS to release them from custody . This is contained in their notice of preliminary objection filed before the court to challenge the Fe...
Sowore collected “millions of dollars” to topple Buhari Government, DSS alleges in fresh court documents
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Sowore collected “millions of dollars” to topple Buhari Government, DSS alleges in fresh court documents

The Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to topple the Muhammadu Buhari government”. DSS also alleged in the court document seen by Punch correspondent on Tuesday that Sowore received “millions of dollars” from the alleged collaborators to sponsor attacks in Nigeria with a view toppling the government and ensuring the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from custody. However, the identities of the alleged foreign collaborators, the details of the meetings and how much was allegedly taken by Sowore were not disclosed in the co...
Falz Calls For Immediate Release Of Sowore
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Falz Calls For Immediate Release Of Sowore

Rapper, Falz, has called for the immediate release of convener of the Revolution Movement, Omoyele Sowore. In an Instagram post on Monday, the 28-year-old challenged the government to listen to the voice of the masses rather than arrest anyone. He also added that planning a protest was not in anyway an act of treason. Mr Sowore, a former presidential candidate, was arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) on Saturday, two days before the commencement of the RevolutionNow protests. According to Sahara Reporters which Sowore is a publisher of, he was visited on Monday evening by members of the ‘Take It Back’, another movement which is also aimed at championing the course for a better country. Sowore was quoted saying: “I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow ...
Presidency hails Nigerians for Ignoring Sowore’s #RevolutionNow Protests
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Presidency hails Nigerians for Ignoring Sowore’s #RevolutionNow Protests

The Nigerian Presidency has praised Nigerians for ‘Ignoring’ the #RevolutionNow protests Organized by Sahara Reporters Founder, Omoyele Sowore, who is currently being detained by the Department of State Security Services, DSS. Below is a statement signed by Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA; “Today, millions of Nigerians went about their businesses: work, seeking employment, attending schools/colleges and caring for their families. By doing so, the millions defended our country’s hard-won democratic rights – by ignoring calls on social media to join a phantom ‘revolution’.” “There were a few hundred persons today who, for their own reasons, decided to act upon the demands of a group calling itself Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nige...
#Revolution Now: IG Sends Alarm Message To Commissioners Of Police
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#Revolution Now: IG Sends Alarm Message To Commissioners Of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered all command Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, to maintain law and order in their jurisdictions. Adamu on Sunday directed the CPs to ensure that the #RevolutionNow protests did not degenerate into violence across the nation. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said, “The IG has directed all the command Commissioners of Police to ensure law and order in their areas of jurisdiction during the protests. How they do it is up to them.” Mba did not respond to further questions. But findings by The PUNCH indicated that the police authorities were nervous about the protests getting out of hand against the backdrop of the vow by the Islamic Movement ...
#RevolutionNow saga: Protesters, Buhari group may clash, Soyinka, others knock Presidency
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#RevolutionNow saga: Protesters, Buhari group may clash, Soyinka, others knock Presidency

The organisers of the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests on Sunday met to finalise preparations for the anti-Federal Government protests they scheduled for Monday (today) After the meetings, which were held in Abuja and Lagos, the organisers said they would go ahead with the protests, despite the arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore. The ‘RevolutionNow’ organisers said this just as a pro-Buhari group, ‘IStandWithBuhari’ said it would also embark on a nationwide counter-rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday (today). This, observers noted, could lead to a clash between the two groups. Sowore had declared Monday (today) as the day of the commencement of a revolutionary protest tagged, “Days of Rage,” across the country to demand a better Nigeria. ...
“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest
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“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Department of State Security (DSS) saved Omoyele Sowore from setting himself ablaze. Mrs Onochie said this on Saturday as reactions follow the arrest of Mr Sowore, a former presidential candidate. Sowore was arrested at his apartment early Saturday and his phone seized when he tried to raise alarm over the invasion. The arrest is believed to be connected to the #RevolutionNow protests which is set to commence nationwide on August 5. Onochie, who has been severally involved in false claims, alleged that Sowore had threatened to set himself on fire in protest to President Buhari’s administration. “This Is What DSS Saved Sowore from. (See image) With talks about setting himself ablaze, it’s...
Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest By DSS
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Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest By DSS

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has spoken against the arrest of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure his immediate release. Sowore, also a former presidential candidate, was arrested early Saturday by security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Security (DSS). The arrest is believed to be connected to the #RevolutionNow protests which is set to commence nationwide on August 5. “All well-meaning Nigerians should stand with YeleSowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of Governance that worries him,” Mrs Ezekwesili said on Twitter. “Mr Sowore’s convening of Citizens to protest Poor Governance – via #RevolutionNow- is Constitutionally guaranteed...