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A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

US to review relationship with Nigeria over Omoyele Sowore

United States (US) Senator Robert Menedez has said America will review its relationship with Nigeria over the continued detention and rearrest of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore.
A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Ope Sowore: My children and I want my husband back

Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband.
Lee Hall, who was previously known as Leroy Hall, chose to be executed by electrocution rather than lethal injection, a choice that Tennessee has offered to those condemned to death before 1999.

Man executed in US for killing ex-girlfriend

A blind man was executed by the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for burning his ex-girlfriend to death.

Malawians await ruling on contested presidential election

Over the past four months, Malawians have eagerly followed live broadcasts of witnesses presenting evidence to judges of alleged rigging in an election narrowly won by President Peter Mutharika.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Lawyers, CSOs, others hail Senator Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions AU over harassment of Femi Falana

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently intervene and put pressure on the Nigerian authorities and their agents to immediately end the intimidation and harassment of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN simply for defending their clients’ rights.”
Yusuf Magaji Bichi, DG DSS

Omoyele Sowore: DSS reported to Africa’s rights commission

A Nigerian rights group has written the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights requesting intervention to stop the harassment by the Department of State Services of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana.
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Christian lawyers kick against social media bill

Christian lawyers in Nigeria have kicked against the Federal Government’s move to regulate the social media, saying it is an attempt to muzzle freedom of speech.
Mrs. Busola Dakolo, the wife of Nigeria’s inspirational singer, Timi Dakolo, has asked the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja to dismiss the preliminary objection filed against the rape case she instituted against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

COZA rape scandal: Busola Dakolo vows to drag Biodun Fatoyinbo to appeal court

Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo, has vowed to take her rape case against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), to the Appeal Court following decision of an FCT High Court to declare it “statute barred”.

President Buhari’s lawyer apologises to Supreme Court for absence of Atiku Abubakar’s lawyers

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Alex Izinyon, who led President Muhammad Buhari’s legal team at the Supreme Court on Friday, apologised on behalf of the legal team of Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who were absent.
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Bayelsa guber: Confusion as court nullifies APC primaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday caused upset in Bayelsa State ahead of the Saturday governorship election following its judgement nullifying the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that produced Chief David Lyon as the party’s candidate.
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Bayelsa guber: APC rejects court ruling on candidate

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa which ruled that the party has no candidate in the Bayelsa State governorship election on Saturday.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: PDP chances threatened as questions are raised over certificate submitted to INEC

Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1147/2019 Femi Joseph v Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and two others are suits climbing through the Federal High Court. The other two defendants are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the candidate of the PDP in Saturday’s Kogi State governorship polls, Engr. Musa Wada.

Femi Falana, DSS bicker over Omoyele Sowore

Senior lawyer Femi Falana was locked in a verbal war with the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday night over the continuous detention of #RevolutionNow activist Omoyele Sowore, despite Sowore meeting the bail condition prescribed by the court.
Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives for his trial at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on November 11, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Malaysian ex-premier’s first 1MDB trial to proceed

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

CSOs raise alarm over Omoyele Sowore’s hunger strike, alleged violation of rights

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Sunday, raised alarm over hunger strike embarked upon by the originator of #RevolutionNow and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, during 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, and alleged violation of his rights by the Department of State Services, DSS, despite court orders to release him.

#RevolutionNow: NHRC kicks as DSS fails to release Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare

The Department of State Services on Saturday failed to release the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare, despite the agency’s admission late on Friday that it had been served with the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court’s warrants for the release of the two men from custody.
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Robbery scare disrupts court proceedings in Imo

Court proceedings at Umuelemai, the headquarters of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State was on Friday disrupted as gunshots rent the air.

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APC Rally: Edo government insists no rally or gathering must hold

The Edo State Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Former President Jonathan: Governor Wike is a courageous politician

He said: “I felicitate with you, your friends and well-wishers as you celebrate your birthday. You are a courageous politician who has remained dedicated to service and impactful leadership to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.”
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.

Senator Ajoku: Older persons are being raped too

Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.