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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes court over ‘plot to arrest’ Omoyele Sowore

A senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has petitioned the Federal High Court in Abuja over an alleged plot by the federal government to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for coronavirus.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore alleges plot to re-arrest him over coronavirus report

Rights activist and publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, has accused the Nigerian government of plotting to detain him over his report on the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, testing positive for COVID-19.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Nigeria calls first witness in Omoyele Sowore’s trial

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, called its first witness in the trial of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore’s, and his co-defendant, Mr. Olawale Bakare, who are being prosecuted on two counts of treasonable felony.
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Senate commences public hearing on Social Media Bill

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and for related matters, 2019,” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare re-arraigned as DSS pays fine

The Federal Government on Thursday re-arraigned Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, on amended charges of treasonable felony.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore, Wale Bakare back in court

Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.
A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Court orders federal government to pay N200,000 to Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare for stalling...

A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Wole Soyinka arrives court in solidarity with Omoyele Sowore

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Sole Soyinka, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja, in solidarity with Sahara Reporters publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who is being prosecuted for organising a nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow.

Insecurity: Yoruba group threatens to secede from Nigeria

A Pan-Yoruba Socio-Cultural Group, Yoruba Ko’ya Movement has urged President Muhammad Buhari to rise above ethnic chauvinism and put a stop to consistent attacks on lives, peace, economy and unity of the nation by Miyetti Allah, the umbrella body of all Cattle Breeders and Herdsmen in the country.

Governor Ayade: Federal government behind Agba Jalingo’s incarceration

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, yesterday said contrary to reports, he has no hand in the travails of Agba Jalingo.
Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.

Governor Ayade: I’ve no hand in Agba Jalingo’s incarceration

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade has dissociated himself from the prolonged incarceration of journalist Agba Jalingo.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP to sue Cross River governor, PDP over detention of journalist Agba Jalingo

A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Coalition declares Senator Shehu Sani ‘prisoner of conscience’

The Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has disclosed of its resolve to mobilise against the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu for “violating the fundamental rights of Sen. Shehu Sani, from Kaduna State”.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: ICC has agreed to commence probe into IPOB, Shiite killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded arrangement, according to Falana, to take over the prosecutorial responsibility, starting with preliminary investigations into the alleged extra-judicial killings of members of the Shiites movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami over the detention of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife

Senior lawyer Femi Falana has written an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the detention of Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We had right to hold Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki despite court orders

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the federal government had the right to continually detain Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore; and a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), despite court orders.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

2020: Let’s build a strong and united Nigeria – Archbishop Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale Martins has urged all Nigerians to join hands together to build a strong, united, peaceful, progressive nation in the year 2020.

Femi Falana: AGF can’t release anyone on compassionate grounds

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.

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