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Wole Soyinka: #RevolutionNow protest not treasonable

Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has faulted the Department of State Security’s (DSS’s) classification of the planned protest of the #RevolutionNow group as treasonable.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has banned the planned RevolutionNow protest in the state.

Governor Wike: Don’t bring #RevolutionNow protest to Rivers

The mass protest against the Nigerian government would not be accepted in Rivers State, the state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said.

DSS: Omoyele Sowore, foreigners working to destabilise Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Sunday in Abuja that the arrested Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general election, was working with foreigners to destabilise Nigeria.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Ex-AGF Adoke: I didn’t abscond from trial

Former Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) on Sunday said he did not abscond from trial as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Wole Soyinka

Omoyele Sowore’s arrest: President Buhari’s government behaving like Sani Abacha’s – Wole Soyinka

Mr Sowore, a presidential candidate in the last election, was arrested on Saturday for calling for a revolution against poor governance.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore was arrested for planning a protest – AAC legal adviser

The National Legal Adviser at African Action Congress, Mr. Inibehe Effiong, has said that human rights activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested because he was planning a protest.

Malabu scam: Why we are after ex-AGF Adoke, others – EFCC

The investigation also revealed that the Adoke as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice abused his office in respect of the granting of the oil prospecting license OPL 245 to Shell and ENI.
Segun Osoba

Olusegun Osoba: Senator Okurounmu lied against me

Former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba has described ex-Afenifere Secretary Senator Femi Okurounmu as “a frustrated, failed and unfulfilled politician”.

Nnamdi Kanu: Fulani Jihadist are seriously working to take over Yoruba land

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday made a wake-up call to the Yorubas, saying that Fulani Jihadist are seriously working to take over Yoruba land.

Femi Falana: CCB’s refusal to disclose assets declared by presidents, governors illogical

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the Code of Conduct Bureau over its refusal to grant a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on the ground that asset declaration form is private information.

Bode George: Asiwaju Tinubu supported June 12 mandate after General Abacha snubbed him

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has commended Kola Abiola, the son of the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, election, for exposing former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other “June 12 opportunists.”

Babagana Kingibe: Real reason I joined General Abacha’s government

Babagana Kingibe, Chief MKO Abiola’s running mate in 1993 presidential election, has explained why he abandoned the mandate given to them following the election’s annulment and joined late Gen. Sani Abacha’s government to become a three-time minister under that administration.

Senator Ojudu: I can’t remember June 12 without shedding tears

The former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, says he was always in tears whenever the remembrance of the annulled June 12 election comes to mind.
Femi Fani--Kayode

June 12: Fani Fani-Kayode berates Babagana Kingibe for attacking former President Obasanjo

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has exonerated former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and berated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, for alleging that Obasanjo knew about the annulment.

June 12: Femi Falana urged federal government to remember other ‘heroes’

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to recognise other Nigerians who played a part in the struggle for the annulled June 12, 1993, election.
The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to identify and sanction those who assisted Sani Abacha, former head of state, in “looting the nation’s treasury”.

Federal government urged to sanction those who conspired with General Abacha

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to identify and sanction those who assisted Sani Abacha, former head of state, in “looting the nation’s treasury”.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator compares Bukola Saraki to late dictator Sani Abacha

The senator representing Ebonyi central, Obinna Ogba, has likened the leadership style of the outgoing Senate president, Bukola Saraki, to that of Nigeria’s late military dictator, Sani Abacha.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

PDP: INEC’s claim of not having a place for data storage laughable

PDP’s lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu, SAN, urged the tribunal to hold that they successfully made out a case to warrant Buhari’s sack, stressing that it was absurd for INEC to claim that it does not have an electronic storage device it kept data from the last presidential election.
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NGF: 36 states to get $4 billion from AFDB

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has concluded arrangements to establish Special Agro-Promising Zones (SAPZs) in all the 36 of the country, Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, reveals.
Manchester United have to hand penalty-taking duty to Marcus Rashford, says Paul Ince, with Paul Pogba’s miss against Wolves having sparked an unnecessary debate around a player who may not even be at the club much longer.

Paul Ince: Marcus Rashford has to be on Manchester United penalty duty

Manchester United have to hand penalty-taking duty to Marcus Rashford, says Paul Ince, with Paul Pogba’s miss against Wolves having sparked an unnecessary debate around a player who may not even be at the club much longer.
Japan's world No 1 Naomi Osaka in action during her 6-3, 6-3 second-round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic of France at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday night. EPA

Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka named US Open top seeds

World number ones and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka were named as top seeds for the US Open on Wednesday.
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Police re-arrest escaped prisoner in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command says it has re-arrested Gideon Balogun, a prisoner that escaped from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Enugu in 2017.