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Alleged P&ID Scam: Court dismisses Briton’s bail variation application

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the application for bail variation filed by a British national, James Nolan. In his ruling on Monday, the judge, Okon Abang, said the application lacked merit. Mr Abang said he wondered why Mr Nolan can not defend himself of the allegation…

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

SSS apologised to Justice Ojukwu for invading court – Falana

The head of the State Security Service team that invaded the Abuja Federal High Court on Friday apologised to the judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu, for their action, a witness has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how SSS officials invaded the court Friday in a bid to rearrest an activist, Omoyele Sowore. Mr…

Omoyele Sowore

Presidency justifies Sowore’s treatment, keeps mum on SSS invasion of court

The presidency on Sunday justified the treatment of Omoyele Sowore by the State Security Service (SSS). "Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria. "He did so on television, and from a privileged position as the owner of a widely read digital newspaper run from…

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

U.S. expresses ‘deep concern’ about Sowore’s arrest

The U.S. government has said it is 'deeply concerned' by the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by the State Security Service (SSS). The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor of the U.S. State Department expressed the American government's stance on its official Twitter handle. "We are deeply concerned that #Sowore…

NHRC

Court Invasion: Human Rights Commission demands prosecution SSS officials

The National Human Rights Commission has called for the arrest and prosecution of all the security officials who invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. The commission's reaction came on Saturday in a statement by its Director Corporate Affairs…

A U.S lawmaker, Robert Menendez. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Ywitter handle of Bob Menendez]

U.S. lawmaker condemns harassment, rearrest of Sowore

A U.S lawmaker, Robert Menendez, on Friday condemned the harassment and rearrest of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, by officials of the State Security Service. Mr Menendez is the ranking member (most senior Democrat) of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the United States. The SSS on…

The DSS rearrested Sowore after he was released by the court

How SSS deceived court, rearrested Sowore

On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the State Security Service to release Omoyele Sowore, the Sahara Reporters publisher, and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, within 24 hours. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order following the agency’s disobedience to court orders to release them. The Federal High Court had ordered the immediate…

The DSS rearrested Sowore after he was released by the court

Court Invasion: NBA demands suspension of SSS Director General

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the suspension of the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi. The lawyers' association was reacting to Friday's invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by armed officials of the SSS. The officials disrupted court proceedings in their bid…

Femi Falana SAN. and Omoyele Sowore in court [Photo: Thenigerianlawyer.com]

Falana speaks on court invasion, Sowore’s re-arrest by SSS

A lawyer, Femi Falana, on Friday, described the court invasion and the rearrest of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, in court, as ”extremely embarrassing." Mr Falana, who is the publisher's lead lawyer, said ''this is the first time an arrest is being effected in a courtroom in the country.'' The…

Omoyele Sowore

VIDEO: How SSS invaded court premises whisked away Sowore

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_EquRb_I4w&w=560&h=315] The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday accused the State Security Service of trying to kill him after his release on Thursday night.

Sowore assaulted by SSS

VIDEO: SSS threatened to kill me in detention — Sowore

The publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday accused the State Security Service of trying to kill him after his release on Thursday night. Mr Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, were released after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave an order that they…

The DSS rearrested Sowore after he was released by the court

After invading court premises, armed SSS officials rearrest Sowore

Officials of the State Security Service (SSS) have rearrested an activist, Omoyele Sowore. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how armed SSS officials stormed the premises of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to forcefully rearrest Mr Sowore. The situation caused pandemonium at the court with videos emerging of SSS…

SSS Officials (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

SSS storms Abuja court to rearrest Sowore

The State Security Service (SSS) has invaded the Federal High Court in a controversial bid to rearrest the Omoyele Sowore, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The SSS officers stormed the Abuja Division of the court on Friday morning, with attempts being made to break into the facility. Already aware of the…

Omoyele Sowore

UPDATED: SSS releases Sowore, Bakare, pays N100,000 fine

The State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday night released Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, 124 days after he was first arrested in Lagos. Olawale Bakare, an activist who was arrested and charged alongside Mr Sowore, was also freed by the SSS on bail Thursday night. Mr Sowore’s lawyer, Femi…

Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West)

UPDATED: Court ‘closes’ prosecution’s case in Dino Melaye’s trial

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, on Thursday, closed the case of the federal government in the trial of a former senator, Dino Melaye. The judge's decision was due to the prosecution's absence and lack of diligence in prosecuting the politician. Mr Melaye, the former senator representing Kogi West,…

Women protest in court over Sowore’s continued detention

A group of women, on Thursday, protested in front of the Federal High Court in Abuja, demanding the immediate release of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters online newspaper, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. The women, numbering about 30, were in white wrappers and bra with no clothes covering…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

UPDATED: Court orders SSS to release Sowore, Bakare within 24 hours

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the State Security Service(SSS) to release Omoyele Sowore, the Sahara Reporters Publisher, and Olawale Bakare, his co-accused, within 24 hours. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order on Thursday, following the agency's disobedience to a court order to release them. The Federal…

Atiku Abubakar sign his deposition in support of a N2.5 billion libel suit against an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari

Atiku appears in court over N2.5 bn libel suit against Buhari’s aide

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, appeared before the registry of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, to sign his deposition in support of a N2.5 billion libel suit against an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Abubakar had filed a libel suit against Lauretta Onochie, who…

Omoyele Sowore

Sowore, Bakare: Nigerian govt’s request for our transfer to prison frivolous, contemptuous

Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters' publisher and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, on Tuesday, described the federal government’s request for their transfer from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) to prison as frivolous, vexatious and a contempt of the court. This is contained in their notice of preliminary objection filed…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

Nigeria committed to ending impunity – Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Monday, reaffirmed the Nigerian government's commitment to the fight against impunity. According to a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the AGF, Umar Jibrilu, on Tuesday, Mr Malami said the government…

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

Lai Mohammed fails to testify as ICPC closes case in corruption trial of NBC boss

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Tuesday, closed its case against the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu. This followed the commission's failure to produce the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed. He was to appear as a prosecution witness before the Federal…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers)

Malabu Scandal: Adoke asks court to strike out name from trial

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, on Monday, asked a Federal Capital Territory(FCT) High Court in Jabi to strike out his name from the ongoing trial of alleged abuse of office and money laundering by the anti-graft agency. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)…

The victim, Mr. Haliru Bello and Wife, Maryam Sanda

Alleged Husband Killer: Court announces date to deliver judgment

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama on Monday fixed January 27, 2020, to deliver judgment in the trial of Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband. Mrs Sanda was charged with the murder of Bilyaminu Bello, a son of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman,…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Police Recruitment: Court rules in favour of IGP

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit challenging the ongoing recruitment exercise of 10,000 police constables by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. Delivering judgement on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that it is the Police Service Council under the leadership of the Inspector…

Omoyele Sowore

Rather than free Sowore, Bakare, Nigerian govt wants them transferred to prison – Falana

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. Messrs Sowore and…