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DSS storms Abuja court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invaded the Federal High Court in a controversial bid to rearrest the Omoyele Sowore.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe governor summons security council meeting over herders-farmers clashes

Following reported cases of clashes between farmers and herders in some parts of Gombe State, Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, has summoned a meeting of the State Security Council.

Femi Falana: Federal government wants Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare transferred to prison

A lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday said the federal government has applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order of transfer the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) to prison.

Femi Falana asks federal government to obey Nigerian courts like its obeys British courts

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from the United Kingdom.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions AU over harassment of Femi Falana

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently intervene and put pressure on the Nigerian authorities and their agents to immediately end the intimidation and harassment of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN simply for defending their clients’ rights.”
Yusuf Magaji Bichi, DG DSS

Omoyele Sowore: DSS reported to Africa’s rights commission

A Nigerian rights group has written the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights requesting intervention to stop the harassment by the Department of State Services of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Foundation condemns Omoyele Sowore’s continued detention

An International human rights group, Clooney Foundation for Justice, has condemned the continued incarceration of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

We’ve paid millions as ransom just to get medication across to Ibraheem El-Zakzaky –...

The family of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged that a heavy ransom has been paid to get medication across to him.

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.
Wole Soyinka

Omoyele Sowore: Wole Soyinka condemns attack on protesters

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on civil society organisations to strategize and coordinate their responses to attacks on human rights by state agents under President Muhammadu Buhari.
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.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

#RevolutionNow: Femi Falana threatens legal action as DSS fails to release Omoyele Sowore

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has threatened legal action against the Department of State Services (DSS), for refusing to release the convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore.

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.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Lawyer demands Osun lawmaker’s prosecution for ‘perjury’

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has been urged to investigate and prosecute Osun State House of Assembly member representing Obokun State Constituency, Adeyemi Adewumi, over alleged perjury before the Court of Appeal, Akure.

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.

Abduction: Kano government issues red alert to parents, guardians

Kano State government has issued a red alert to parents and guardians to be vigilant, following the furore generated by the abduction of nine Kano teenagers, rechristened and sold out to slavery in Onitsha, Anambra state.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: PDP campaign council condemns attack on candidate’s convoy

PDP Director of Public Communication, Comrade Austin Usman Okai, has raised alarm over deliberate attack on the convoy of PDP Governorship aspirant, Engineer Musa Wada, in Ankpa by some members of the opposition party.

NBA: DSS notorious for disobedience of court order

Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has described the Department of State Services (DSS) as a notorious agency that enjoys treating judicial process with disdain, particularly as it pertains to obeying orders of courts enforcing the fundamental rights of Nigerians.

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NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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