Sowore: DSS breaks silence on rearresting activist inside courtroom
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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting convener of RevolutionNow Movement Omoyele Sowore inside Abuja Federal High Court room.

DSS was reacting to reports that its operatives on Friday chased out lawyers from the courtroom and attacked journalists after which they re-arrested Sowore.

Following the invasion of the courtroom, the trial , Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the matter till February 11, 12 and 13 for definite hearing.

Reacting, a statement signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, stated that the activist’s supporters were only acting an “orchestrated drama” inside the court.

It claimed that none of its officers involved in the incidents recorded in the courtroom.

The statement reads, “It has become important that the Department of State Services responds to the serial misinformation being circulated in the media about its involvement in the incident that occurred on 6th December, at the Federal High Court, Abuja,” the statement read.

“It is instructive to note that during the court proceeding of the day under reference, Defence Counsel, Femi FALANA (SAN), called the attention of the Judge to a suspicion that the Service was planning to re-arrest Omoyele SOWORE immediately after the court session. The Court discountenanced his alarm and asserted that the Service was law abiding and would not engage in such and subsequently adjourned to February, 2020.

“However, when SOWORE stepped out of the court and sighted operatives of the Service within the premises, he ran back into the courtroom. In a bid to shield him from an imaginary arrest, his uncontrollable supporters mobbed him while chanting ‘you can’t arrest him’ thus the pandemonium that ensued.

“A critical look at the in circulation would convince any objective viewer that there was no DSS personnel during the entire period the Sowore crowd acted out its orchestrated drama. Its personnel were never, at any time, involved in the incident.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Boko Haram: Buhari reacts to execution of CAN chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Boko Haram killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the murder as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative.

He expressed sorrow that the terrorists went on to kill the religious leader while giving signals at the same time of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties.

“President Buhari consoles the Christian community all over Nigeria, the government and people of Adamawa state and the Bishop’s family over the sad loss of the man of God and assures that terrorists will continue to pay a heavy price for their actions and would comprehensively be defeated by our determined armed forces.

“President urged nations of the world to end all support provided to Boko Haram and Islam in West Africa, ISWA terrorist groups whose only goal is to sow death, violence and destruction in the sub-region”, the statement read.

Andimi was abducted by Boko Haram when they attacked Michika on January 3.

Initially, he was declared missing but later appeared in a  released by Boko Haram, wherein he pleaded with authorities to secure his release.

Michaka and some other areas in North-eastern Nigeria have been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.

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BREAKING: Panic as Pipeline Leakage Leads To Fire Outbreak In Abule Egba, Lagos Community, Houses Burnt(VIDEO)

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BREAKING: Panic as Pipeline Leakage Leads To Fire Outbreak In Abule Egba, Lagos Community, Houses Burnt(VIDEO) IMG 20200119 WA0016

A pipeline leakage in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State has caused a heavy fire outbreak.

The pipeline leakage was said to have led crude oil spilling all over the place and eventually caused fire outbreak, eyewitnesses confirmed.

Not less than 10 houses have so far been razed by the fire.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the inferno was as a result of pipeline vandals who bursted one of the oil pipelines in the area to siphon the product.

Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Amodu, who confirmed the incident, said there was no casualty at press time.

The raging fire has displaced several residents who have fled their abodes for fear of being caught up in d inferno.

Meanwhile, as at 9.30 pm, men of the Lagos State Emergency Response Agency, LASEMA and other First Responders already mobilized with the activation of the Lagos State’s Emergency Response Plan.

Also, Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso has reacted to the Pipeline outbreak at Abule Egba, Lagos Nigeria today the 19th day of January 2020.

He said, “A pipeline fire has been reported at Abule-Egba. LASEMA and other security/emergency agencies have activated their machinery to fight the fire”.

Two bodies have been recovered by LASEMA from the inferno.

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