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Court grants Omoyele Sowore N20 million bail over ‘crossover protest’

Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello of a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate’s Court, Abuja, on Monday admitted Publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, to bail in the sum of N20 million.

Joe Oke-Odumakin: Omoyele Sowore, others’ detention illegal

The President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, Joe Oke-Odumakin, has called for the unconditional release of a human rights activist and journalist, Mr Omoyele Sowore.
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SERAP drags Nigerian government to UN over ‘detention, torture’ of Omoyele Sowore, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent “an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment of journalist Omoyele Sowore and four other activists simply for peacefully exercising their human rights.”
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Crossover protest: Court remands Omoyele Sowore, four others in Kuje prison

Publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, and four others have been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Center, Abuja, pending the hearing and determination of their bail applications in their alleged public disturbance trial.
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Sahara Reporters chief Omoyele Sowore remanded in prison

A Magistrate’s court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, January 4, 2021, ordered that Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.
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Police arraign Omoyele Sowore, others

Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arraigned at the Wuse Magistrate Court in Abuja on Monday after he led a peaceful protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on New Year’s Eve.
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HEDA asks Nigeria Police to release Omoyele Sowore

Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a Nigerian rights coalition, has asked the police to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement.
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HURIWA condemns Omoyele Sowore’s arrest, asks police to respect constitution

The rights group said the arrest of the activist confirmed the intelligence it got before the New Year that the year 2021 would be tough for civil rights campaigners in Nigeria because the federal government would unleash what it called ‘scorched-earth anti-activists policies which components will include forced disappearances, armed abductions and mass arrests of human rights activists.’
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Amnesty International demands Omoyele Sowore’s release

Amnesty International has called out President Muhammadu Buhari over the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, asking him to stop targeting activists and respect human rights.
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Femi Falana: Sahara Reporters chief to sue police for ‘torture’

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says he has received instructions from Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, to sue the Nigeria Police Force and its officers for torture.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore, others arrested during ‘crossover protest’

A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested in the company of other activists participating in a protest against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021.

Students accuse Omoyele Sowore of stoking division in NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has accused the proponent of #RevolutionNow, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, of using his connections in the media to destroy the image of the association.
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Court summons Omoyele Sowore over ‘fake report’ against police chief

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has granted the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu’s prayer in the N10 billion suit filed against Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, to appear before it over an alleged false media report.
At least four people were reportedly arrested Friday morning after police officers attacked peaceful protesters in Abuja.

Four ‘arrested’ as police disrupt protest in Abuja

At least four people were reportedly arrested Friday morning after police officers disrupted peaceful protest in Abuja.
Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.

Former presidential candidate Olapade Agoro passes on

Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.

Femi Falana: Family members of Lekki victims afraid to speak

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has said that family members of those affected by the shooting at Lekki toll gate have refused to speak about the incident “because of the environment under which we operate”.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

#RevolutionNow: Appeal court strikes out Omoyele Sowore’s appeal

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out the notice of appeal that convener of the 2019 #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, filed to challenge his bail conditions.
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

October 1: #RevolutionNow organisers call for nationwide protest

The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, has announced plans to hold a mass action against poor governance in Nigeria on October 1st.

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