Tag: Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore allegedly shot by police in Abuja

Nigerian activist and leader of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore has been reportedly shot at the Unity Fountain Abuja. NewsWireNGR gathered that the activist and one time presidential hopeful was shot while trying to gain entrance into the place. Sowore was said to have been speaking with a detachment of[Read More…]

Just In: Omoyele Sowore has arrived at the Chief Magistrate Court in handcuffs

Activists and Publisher, Omoyele Sowore has arrived at the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja wearing handcuffs. The court presided over by Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello is expected to hear the bail application filed on Sowore’s behalf. Sowore on Monday, January 4, was arraigned alongside four others[Read More…]

Coalition of Northern Groups condemns Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

The Coalition of Northern Groups has added their voice to the condemn the arrest and detention of activist and former presidential candidate, Yemi Sowore on New Year eve. The CNG said through a statement issued by its spokesman over the weekend, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman that the arrest is an abuse of[Read More…]

SERAP threatens to sue the police if Sowore is not released within 48 hours

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a rights advocacy group, has called on the Nigerian police to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and some other activists in their custody. The group also threatened to sue the police if the activists are not released within 48 hours. The statement issued[Read More…]

Omoyele Sowore, alleges that some individuals have made billions of naira from #EndSARS #EndSWAT negotiations

Activist, Omoyele Sowore, says some individuals have made billions of naira from the negotiations to put an end to the nationwide protests. Sowore, who is the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to reports that business leaders and some social media influencers had entered[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: Why the hurry to free Boko Haram suspects

My theory. Boko Haram is an enterprise. The wheel of the war must be kept spinning for the profiteers and racketeers of blood. The insurgency has raged on for more than a decade. And when it appears the vestiges of the insurgents are finally being erased, they rise again like[Read More…]

Breaking: Judge Orders Nigerian Government to pay Omoyele Sowore, Bakare, over trial delay

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Government to pay N200,000 each to Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, who are both standing trial in a case brought against them by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Ojukwu’s action was necessitated by the prosecution’s sloppy showing[Read More…]

Just In: Omoyele Sowore’s Trial resumes, Prof Soyinka, Shehu Sani In Court

Nobel laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and a former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani are currently at the Abuja High Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore’s trial resumes today, Wednesday, February 12. Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony[Read More…]

Henry Okelue: This Is How The FG Should Have Dealt With Omoyele Sowore

The release of Omoyele Sowore, a former presidential aspirant and publisher of Sahara Reporters, and one other, on Christmas Eve came as a relief to me. A relief not because I care for the gentleman. Not at all. But a relief that reason had finally prevailed and the right thing,[Read More…]

How Pro-Buhari supporters attacked groups demanding release of Omoyele Sowore

A civil rights group, The Enough Is Enough Movement, had given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to release Mr. Omoyele Sowore or face nationwide protests – On Monday, the group marched in front of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja and in Lagos to submit a petition against[Read More…]