Tag: Omoyele Sowore

Judge withdraws from Omoyele Sowore’s Case

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday withdrew from the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by the ‘RevolutionNow’ protests convener, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, seeking an order for his release from custody of the Department of State Service. There have been no fresh charges instituted against[Read More…]

We are not bothered about reports on human rights abuse – Presidency

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says as a sovereign nation, Nigeria is not bothered about the reports from the United States, United Kingdom and European Union as regards “abuse of human rights”. Recently, the international community has expressed concern about the situation in Nigeria, condemning the detention of some critics of the[Read More…]

DSS Invasion: “It would be insensitive and inappropriate” -VP Osinbajo on why he can’t attend Wole Soyinka awards

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has issued a statement and sent to Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) . Released by Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesman, the vice-president said it would be insensitive for him to attend the award ceremony in the light of the travails of Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow[Read More…]

“Lawyers could be arrested during court sessions” – Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has  condemned the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore on Friday. Mr Omoyele Sowore, was arrested at the federal high court in Abuja less than 24 hours after he was released[Read More…]

“Sowore is a person of interest” – Nigeria’s Presidency reacts to continues incarceration of the activists

Nigeria’s Government reacts to the continues incarceration of Journalist and activists, Mr Omoyele Sowore . In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Sowore is a person of interest to the secret police. Mr Sowore had been set free only to be rearrested a day after by the[Read More…]

NHRC wants DSS Operatives that stormed the court arrested and Prosecuted

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the federal government to arrest and prosecute the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives who broke into the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement. Sowore, who had been in detention since August 3 was released after 124 days but[Read More…]

DSS Denies Invading the court to arrest Sowore, despite video evidence

The action of the Department of State Service (DSS) to rearrest Omoyele Sowore surprised Nigerians considering the fact that he was released less than 24 hours earlier. The DSS in a press statement made available to the media by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya said none of its officers involved in[Read More…]

Nigeria no longer has regards for the rule of law – US Senator reacts to Sowore’s arrests

US senator from New Jersey and member of the senate foreign relations committee, Robert Menendez, says the events surrounding the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore shows that Nigeria no longer has regards for the rule of law. Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the court and rearrested convener Mr[Read More…]

Just In: Trouble as DSS In Court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore

The State Security Service (SSS) has invaded the Federal High Court Abuja to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, who was released on bail yesterday evening. The SSS officers stormed the Abuja Division of the court on Friday morning, with attempts being made to break into the facility. Sowore was released after Ijeoma[Read More…]

Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters Insists Senator Melaye Never Graduated from ABU

The man whose online news medium first alleged that a Nigerian senator did not have a degree from a government-owned university contrary to the senator’s claims has insisted that the record presented by the vice-chancellor of the university in question did not reflect the truth. Omoyele Sowore, the founder of[Read More…]