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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. 4

SERAP transmits letter to Archbishop of Canterbury over Omoyele Sowore’s case

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.

CPJ: Nigerian military using surveillance technology to spy on citizens

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused the Nigerian military of using surveillance technology to spy on ordinary Nigerians and the press.

Amnesty: 19 journalists attacked in Nigeria within nine months

The Amnesty International has launched a report chronicling attacks on the press in Nigeria since 2015.

Lagos government releases 2019 BECE results

A circular issued from the Office of the Director of Exams Board revealed that the results were released after the conclusion of the Award Meeting where Modality or criteria to award scores for the ten (10) subjects recorded during the Conduct of the examination was decided by the Stakeholders.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Omoyele Sowore: Why President Buhari can’t intervene now – presidency

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this while commenting on the continued detention of the former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) despite a court order.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore drags DSS chief to court for contempt

Former presidential candidate and convener of #revolutionnow protest, Omoyele Sowore, has filed a contempt suit against the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, for allegedly disobeying a court order granting him bail.

Court threatens to jail DSS chief over Omoyele Sowore

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division, has issued a warning that it would order the imprisonment of the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.

CACOL hails federal government’s resolve to take anti-corruption fight to grassroots

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has described as relieving and a welcome development the recent decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to take the fight against corruption to the grassroots to give it a more desired bite.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

Detained journalist charged with treason for criticising Cross River governor

A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

Kebbi governor applauds police, security agencies for sacrifice to Nigeria

The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has commended the Nigerian police and other security agencies for their unrelenting sacrifice to overcome the security challenges facing Nigeria.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks court to speed up hearing of Omoyele Sowore application

The lawyer representing the detained Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, on Thursday prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give a date for his application challenging the prolonged detention.

37 FRSC officials arrested for extortion

A joint inter-agency team led by the anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria Police

Police begin search for kidnapped lecturer

The police on Saturday said they have commenced a rescue operation for Abubakar Idris, a Kano government critic who was seized from his home in Kaduna on Friday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar condemns ‘kidnapping’ of Nigerians by government

Former Vice President and opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the arrest of two Nigerians by suspected state agents between Friday and Saturday in what appears to be a clampdown on critics of the government.

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