Tag Archives: Omoyele Sowore

Politicians Rattled In The #EndSARS Tsunami

By Felix Oboagwina Nigeria is not cursed with hurricanes and tornadoes. But October’s #EndSARS protests finally cut across the country like a devastating Tsunami that shook the entire landscape and left sorrows, tears and blood in its trail. It all started like a gentle ocean breeze after the country turned 60 on October 1. Tons of young Nigerians left the ...

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#ENDSARS Protesters Besiege Police Headquarters

Hundreds of protesters, yesterday, stormed the Police Force headquarters, Abuja, demanding the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protesters, who carried various placards insisted on having a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, who incidentally drove into the premises at 9am while the protesters besieged the entrance gate of Louis Edet House. To demonstrate ...

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Soyinka Worries Over FG’s Continued Disobedience To Court Orders

Playwright and social critic, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has expressed displeasure over the Federal Government’s continued disobedience to court rulings. Soyinka cited the refusal of the Federal Government to release the detained Publisher SaharaReporters and ex-presidential candidate, Mr Omoyele Sowore, despite a court order. Sowore was arrested for calling for revolution to protest against bad governance via his #RevolutionNow# movement. This was contained ...

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SERAP Writes Chief Judge Of Federal High Court, Seeks Expeditious Hearing Of Sowore’s Application

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice John Tsoho, acting Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court, urging him to use his offices and leadership position to “ensure expeditious hearing of Omoyele Sowore’s application not least because of his constitutional right of access to justice, liberty, fair trial and status as a prisoner ...

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Detention: Court Disappoints Sowore, Refuses To Grant His Application

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant the motion filed by Convener of #RevolutionNow protests, challenging his detention for 45 days by the Department of State Security (DSS). Mr. Omoyele Sowore’s application, filed by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, failed to sail through today, Wednesday August 28, 2019. Ruling on the application, Justice Evelyn Maha said proceeding ...

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Revolution Now: Soyinka, Presidency, Others Draw Swords As Security Agents Take Over National Stadium

…northern group dissociated self from protest After a series of meetings in Abuja and Lagos, the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protests said they would go ahead with the protests today 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 ...

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OPAN Demands Immediate Release Of Omoyele Sowore

The Online Publisher Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has condemned the arrest of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore by Department of State Security (DSS) and demands his immediate release. In a statement Sunday, the premier online Publishers’ association in the country urged the DSS to immediately charge Mr. Sowore before a competent court if it feels the journalist and activist-cum ...

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Sowore’s Arrest: Ezekwesili Slams Aso Rock

A former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has slammed the Presidency over the arrest of publisher of Sahara Reporters/presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Taking to her verified Twitter handle @obyezeks on Saturday, Ezekwesili, also a presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the same election, ...

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