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Northern groups bicker over #RevolutionNow

As reactions continue to trail the #RevolutionNow campaign called by embattled publisher and activist Omoyele Sowore, two northern groups are at a loggerhead on whether or not the North should join the protest.
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#RevolutionNow: DSS, IGP to appear in court over Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Inspector-General of Police, IG, to appear before it on September 4, over the arrest of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, 2019 #RevolutionNow protest.
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#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: It’s time to mobilise Nigerians for revolution

Human rights activist Femi Falana on Monday said it is time to mobilise Nigerians for a revolution because of wanton insecurity and the poor state the nation’s economy have become.

North group vows to resurrect RevelotionNow campaign

Contrary to a statement by the Coalition of Northern Group that the North would not join the “RevolutionNow” campaign as called by Omoyele Sowore a few weeks ago, another northern group, Joint Northern Action Front in Kaduna on Sunday called on the North to join the campaign.
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#RevolutionNow: Our protest march was misunderstood – AAC stalwart

A stalwart of African Action Congress (AAC) and member of the Take it Back Movement, Mr Elias Ozikpu, on Monday said the recent #RevolutionNow march organised by the movement and some groups was not to force a takeover of government.
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Reps members urge President Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore in spirit of Sallah

The caucus also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of Publisher of SaharaReporters and Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, in the spirit of Sallah.
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Omoyele Sowore not suspended as Lagos AAC disowns Leonard Nzenwa

The Lagos State Chapter of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) said on Sunday that it would not recognise Mr Leonard Nzenwa as the national chairman of the party.
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Omoyele Sowore’s arrest: DSS proactive, must be commended – Group

The Nigeria Youth Organization has commended the Department of State Security (DSS) for promptly arresting the convener of the proposed #RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore urges court to vacate detention order

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate the order it made on Thursday, granting permission to the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain him for 45 days in the first instance.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

#RevolutionNow: Lawyer sues federal government, demands release of detained protesters

A Lagos-based lawyer has taken the Nigerian government before a federal court seeking an order compelling it to unconditionally release all persons arrested and detained in connection with the #RevolutionNow protest.
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Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions UN human rights council

SERAP on Thursday said it had petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva over the way police authorities clamped down on #RevolutionNow protesters on Monday.

Femi Falana: We’ll challenge Omoyele Sowore’s detention order

Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who is Omoyele Sowore’s lawyer, indicated to newsmen on Thursday, that he would file an application to challenge the order by a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted the Department of State Services permission to detain the publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged – Femi Falana

Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days as provided under the Terrorism Prevention Act? Activist-lawyer Femi Falana SAN said yesterday that it is time to find out.

#RevolutionNow: Four persons arraigned by police In Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arraigned four protesters before a Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta, who were arrested in connection with “#revolutionnow” protest.

Court okays Omoyele Sowore’s detention for 45 days

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to further detain the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days pending the conclusion of its investigation.
Omoyele Sowore

PANDEF demands Omoyele Sowore’s immediate release

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has condemned the continuous detention of the Sahara Reporters publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the operatives of Department of State Service (DSS) and called for his immediate in the interest of national unity.

#RevolutionNow: SERAP writes UN Human Rights Council over attacks on journalists, protesters

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urging them to “urgently convene a special session on Nigeria over arbitrary arrests and repression by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and other security forces of ‘RevolutionNow’ protesters, organizers, activists, and journalists who covered the protests on Monday across the country.”

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