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Columns

Omoyele Sowore: Portrait of A Life In Protest, By Reuben Abati

The Presidency is urged to take notice of the local and international reactions to the Sowore saga and retrace its steps. Release Sowore and Bakare, investigate and sanction rogue elements in the DSS, and design a strategy to change the narrative. Many revolutionaries often fail by overstretching their luck and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Staying Woke Against Government’s Attempt To Gag Social Media, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

People should be vigilant to keep their freedom. Under-performing governments like the Buhari administration will continue to seek increased control over digital platforms. They will attempt to use legislation or taxes on data subscription rates to limit access, as a way to clampdown on free speech. Finally, the government is…
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Guest Columns

Between Thuggery and State Disobedience, By Wole Soyinka

It is extremely difficult to imagine a further lowering of the bar of disdain for law than we have witnessed under the present regime. The degree of cynicism in the conduct of State Security agencies has attained a level of consistency that is surpassed by only one other previous government…
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Opinion

Chido Onumah: Yes, All Nigerians Have Become Biafrans, By SKC Ogbonnia

In a recent interview, Kuti inferred that, like the Biafran agitators, every Nigerian actually wants freedom from the country, due to the worsening state of affairs. To nail the point, he asserted that the entire citizenry would not hesitate to “escape” from Nigeria, if the international community dares to leave…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Son, Tunde Bakare and Sowore, By Azu Ishiekwene

The child’s safety and security, as well as those of his teachers and classmates, should have been the overriding consideration for El-Rufai in deciding whether or not to publicise his enrolment. If the story had been scooped, it would have been a different thing, though no less concerning. Kaduna State…
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Columns

The Bogus Case Against Omoyele Sowore, By Femi Aribisala

These bogus charges against Sowore should be dropped. Barring that, they should be thrown out of court. After the ignominy of the PEPT judgment, the onus is on the Nigerian judiciary to show that it is not in the pocket of the executive. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: President Buhari Must Release Sowore Now!

On Friday, September 20, the federal government charged Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections, with treason and money-laundering. This is sequel to his arrest and detention for the past 45 days for having planned a series of protest marches against…
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