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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Congress members speaks at a news conference to discuss the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

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“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

My husband charged for exposing graft – Agba Jalingo’s wife

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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. 5

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore’s ‘hometown’ New Jersey demands his release

Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, have demanded the release of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has charged former University of Calabar (UNICAL) lecturer Mr Joseph Odok with terrorism and incitement.

Cross River: Ex-UNICAL lecturer charged with treason, incitement

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has charged former University of Calabar (UNICAL) lecturer Mr Joseph Odok with terrorism and incitement.
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“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

SERAP writes NJC, seeks directives on citizens’ rights

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council (NJC), urging him to use his offices and leadership of the NJC to “urgently develop measures and issue directives to all courts to respond to the disturbing trends by state governments and federal government to use the court as a tool to suppress citizens’ human rights.”
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. 5

#RevolutionNow: Why we want Omoyele Sowore in detention – government

The Federal Government, on Friday, gave reasons why it opposed a request by detained activist and convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, to be released on bail pending the determination of the allegation that he committed a treasonable felony.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

‘Treason,’ ‘civil war,’ Donald Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter

Conspiracy theories, calls to arrest Democrats for treason, ominous warnings about civil war: President Donald Trump, facing the threat of impeachment, is ramping up his bellicose rhetoric on Twitter to a new level.
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.

Omoyele Sowore arraigned, remanded in DSS custody

The convener of #RevolutionNow protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Mr Olawale Bakare, have been remanded in the custody of the DSS.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Omoyele Sowore’s release victory for rule of law

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has welcomed decision by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordering the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Services as “a victory for the rule of law, human rights and judicial independence.”
Omoyele Sowore

CSNAC: Omoyele Sowore may assume status of prisoner of conscience

The Network of International Human Rights Organisations and Coalitions say it may soon adopt detained Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, as a “Prisoner of Conscience”.
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Charges against Omoyele Sowore mockery of justice

SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”
Omoyele Sowore

SERAP: Charges against Omoyele Sowore a mockery of justice

SERAP said: “We urge you to use your role as a trustee of the public interest under section 174 of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) to end several of similar trumped-up cases going on in several states.”

Burkina Faso jails generals involved in coup bid

A military court in Burkina Faso has jailed two generals for masterminding a short-lived coup in 2015 against the interim government that took over after the removal of former President Blaise Compaoré.
Troops from the elite Presidential Security Regiment under the command of General Gilbert Diendere, Compaore's right-hand man, took members of the transitional government hostage less than a month before elections the following year.

Burkina Faso coup leaders sentenced to up to 20 years in prison

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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.
African Action Congress AAC

#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.
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.

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