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The United States Congress has placed an embargo on the sale of arms to Nigeria

United States lawmakers have placed an embargo on the proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria, citing widespread concerns about the country's human rights record as well as the regime's "drifting toward authoritarianism." Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) is the regime's leader.

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The United States Congress has placed an embargo on the sale of arms to Nigeria

POLITICS

US SENATOR SUGGESTS THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI NO LONGER RESPECTS THE RULE OF LAW, THREATENS SANCTIONS

A serving United States Senator Bob Menendez, who recently condemned the proposed Anti-Social Media bill in Nigeria, has also delivered a strong press statement on the dramatic arrest of Omoyele Sowore; a United States based Nigerian Journalist, who was released on bail hours before he was rearrested. Senator Menendez who is a high ranking member of US Senate's foreign relations committee, also threatened that the a review of Nigeria and United States diplomatic relations is imminent. At the press briefing,

  2 years ago ago
US SENATOR SUGGESTS THAT PRESIDENT BUHARI NO LONGER RESPECTS THE RULE OF LAW, THREATENS SANCTIONS

POLITICS

The USA will likely respond to an attack on IPOB at burial of Nnamdi Kanu's parents

The burial of Nnamdi Kanu's parents is due to hold on valentine's day. Despite repeated warnings by the police that the affair must be non-secessionist, there is every likelihood that IPOB will run the show. The police has already threatened to disrupt the burial if that becomes the case. This raises the likelihood of violence at the venue. Unlike in the past when such occurrences are not taken note of by the international community, this time it is likely to be different. Following the arrest and detention

  2 years ago ago
The USA will likely respond to an attack on IPOB at burial of Nnamdi Kanu's parents

POLITICS

If any harm comes to Sowore there will be consequences – US government warns [Video]

US Senator Bob Menendez has reacted to the re-arrest of former Nigeria presidential candidate and founder of Sahara reporters Omoyele sowore , stressing that there will be consequences should anything happen to Sowore. The senator had made this statement in a press conference adding that the government of United States (US) is watching everything happening and would review their relationship with Nigeria if anything happens to the Nigerian Activist. Opeyemi sowore who can be seen standing next to the US

  2 years ago ago
If any harm comes to Sowore there will be consequences – US government warns [Video]

POLITICS

Just in: Trump administration tells Congress that it is Withdrawing the US from WHO

Trump administration tells Congress that it is withdrawing the US from WHO. Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced on Tuesday that the White House has notified Congress that it plans to formally withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization. The United States was the largest contributor to the World Health Organization in the 2018-2019 biennium, giving just over $893 million, or about 20% of its approved budget that cycle.  “Operation Warp

  1 year ago ago
Just in: Trump administration tells Congress that it is Withdrawing the US from WHO

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The Deadly Fighter Jets, Trump Wants To Sell To Israel Has Been Approved By The US State Department

According to Reuters, on a news update posted on Monday, November 2, 2020, they revealed that the US State Department told Congress that it had approved the sale to the UAE of 50 F-35 fighters in a deal expected to exceed $10 billion in value. Reuters was told by sources in Washington that there could be sharp differences of opinion in Congress over the official approval of the agreement. The plan is to sign a letter of agreement to supply fighters at the beginning of December, when the UAE celebrates its National

  1 year ago ago
The Deadly Fighter Jets, Trump Wants To Sell To Israel Has Been Approved By The US State Department

POLITICS

Expect Sanctions soon US Senators tell Buhari over Sowore continued Detaintion

Cory Booker , United States senator, has joined voices with Senator Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, in condemning the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore in court. Menendez stated on Friday that the brutal manner in which Sowore was arrested was a blatant miscarriage of justice and promised to have his country intervene on the matter. Cory Booker, who also reacted on Friday, described the situation as dangerous and promised to assent to any move that will uphold the rul

  2 years ago ago
Expect Sanctions soon US Senators tell Buhari over Sowore continued Detaintion

POLITICS

U S speech to Nigeria at the released of sowore

Few hours after sowore was rearrested by operatives of the Department of State Service on December 6 , 2019 , the US senate spoke through Bob Menendez who warned Nigeria government on the issue . He further spoke on how it will damage the relationship between US and Nigeria . Jackie Guenego , a United State councilwomen told Nigeria government that the world is watching how it handles Sowore's case . She also stressed further that UK government , European Union and J K foundation are watching too . There af

  2 years ago ago
U S speech to Nigeria at the released of sowore

POLITICS

Real reason why Omoyele Sowere was released by federal government explained

Former presidential candidate and activist, Omoyele Sowere mounted the hill of freedom on December 24 when he was finally released from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) after being held for over 150 days, despite two court orders granting him bail. The news came as a pleasant surprise to his supporters and for a flash of time, democracy seems to be winning in Nigeria. However, only a select few understand the workings that enabled the release of Sowere from the claws of the SSS and by chance,

  2 years ago ago
Real reason why Omoyele Sowere was released by federal government explained

POLITICS

Presidency provides reason for Sowore's re-arrest by DSS

The reason for the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow protest was given by Nigerian government on Sunday while reacting to the re-arrest of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services. The Presidency in a statement said Sowore “is a person of interest to the DSS” because he 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 newsp

  2 years ago ago
Presidency provides reason for Sowore's re-arrest by DSS

SOCIETY NEWS

"Any harm that comes to Sowore, there will be consequences”, US Senator react Over Sowore's Rearrest

The US Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey has reacted over the assault and abduction of the owner of the Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security (DSS) in the Federal High Court. He said “We are watching and will be reviewing our relationship with the Nigeria government and any harm that comes to Sowore, there will be consequences" Senator Menendez made this known while addressing the world press conference with Sowore’s wife "This is a shocking affront to the country’s ru

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POLITICS

US Lawmakers Speak On Sowore's Release

Two lawmakers of the United States of America have reacted to the release of Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters.  The lawmakers are Bob Menendez; a ranking member of the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Cory Booker.  In his reaction, Mr Menendez said while he is gratified to hear of Mr Sowore's release, he is hopeful that Nigerian justice system will run transparent and credible legal process.  The Senator who made this known on his verified twitter handle said:  “I�

  2 years ago ago
US Lawmakers Speak On Sowore's Release

POLITICS

Nigeria faces blacklash over the arrest of a US-based activist and journalist

Live TV  Nigeria faces backlash over the arrest of a US-based activist and journalist By Bukola Adebayo, CNN Updated 12:43 PM EST, Mon December 09, 2019   Lagos, Nigeria(CNN)The Nigerian government is facing immense criticism over the re-arrest and detention of investigative journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore on treason charges. Sowore and activist Olawale Bakare were arrested by the Department of State Security Services(DSS) in August for organizing a nationwide protest against President Muhammadu

  2 years ago ago
Nigeria faces blacklash over the arrest of a US-based activist and journalist

POLITICS

See Photos Of Sowore And The juju Man That Followed Him To Court Today

Famous human rights activist and former presidential candidate, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters has appeared in court again today.This time around he arrived court in the company of a man who appeared to be a 'juju' man.

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See Photos Of Sowore And The juju Man That Followed Him To Court Today

POLITICS

Sowore's Re-arrest: There will be consequences - U.S. senator threatens

Sowore's Re-arrest: There will be consequences - U.S. senator threatens A United States Senator representing New Jersey, Bob Menendez has denounced the actions of the Nigerian Department of State Services (DSS) for rearresting the RevolutionNow protest leader, Omoyele Sowore. Menendez in a video addressing the world press conference with Sowore’s wife said; “He Sowore was released by court order. He should be released.” “We are watching and we will continue to press and the consequences of anything

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Sowore's Re-arrest: There will be consequences - U.S. senator threatens

POLITICS

Buhari to order Sowore's release before Christmas

A Coalition of Civil Society Groups has given President Muhammadu Buhari a 14-day ultimatum to release Omoyele Sowore and all prisoners of conscience. A group of rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Center for Democracy and Development, Transition Monitoring Group, Enough Is Enough, Concerned Nigerians, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre and others called in a statement for "the unconditional release of Sowore per his bail terms" within 14 days. In their statement, they demand that

  2 years ago ago
Buhari to order Sowore's release before Christmas

POLITICS

JUST IN: Why Sowore’s Lawyer is ordered to Appear before the Senate

Lead counsel to Omoyele Sowore, Mr Femi Falana, has been invited to appear before the Nigerian Senate following the invasion of a Federal High Court on Friday December 6 by the Department of State Security Services. The Senate asked the human rights lawyer to appear before its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on Thursday December 19, 2019 by 10.00am. Last Thursday, the senate had called for the probe of the court invasion by the security operatives who stormed the court premises to eff

  2 years ago ago
JUST IN: Why Sowore’s Lawyer is ordered to Appear before the Senate

POLITICS

Leave Nigeria Alone - Nigerian group blasts US Senator over Sowore's rearrest

A Nigerian civil society group, Friends of Democracy and Freedom (FDF) has reacted to the comment of Bob Menendez, a senator of the United States of America, over the controversial rearrest of Yele Sowore by the Department of State Services, DSS within the confines of a High Court in Abuja. The group, in a statement signed by its president, Joshua Adegbenro said it has become painfully obvious that foreign entities are suing Sowore's controversial stand as a way to divide Nigeria. Adegbenro, in his statemen

  2 years ago ago
Leave Nigeria Alone - Nigerian group blasts US Senator over Sowore's rearrest

POLITICS

US Senator, Menendez, Condemns Sowore's Rearrest, Promises High Level Intervention

US Senator, Menendez, Condemns Sowore's Rearrest, Promises High Level Intervention He said, “I am outraged by the blatant harassment of Omoyele Sowore, an activist and journalist whose only crime appears to be exercising his right to free expression.“ Senator Bob Menendez, a ranking member of the United States Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, has condemned the rearrest of rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Sowore, who was first arrested on August 3, 2019

  2 years ago ago
US Senator, Menendez, Condemns Sowore's Rearrest, Promises High Level Intervention

POLITICS

Nigeria has been quietly crushing the press freedom—but now the world is watching

Worldwide condemnation has trailed Nigeria’s government the violent re-arrest of journalist and activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday (Dec. 6). It came less than 24 hours after Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, were freed after 125 days in detention during which two courts had granted them bail. Government agents stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja, manhandled the journalist in full glare of world media. Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka slammed agents of the Department for State Security (DSS). He

  2 years ago ago
Nigeria has been quietly crushing the  press freedom—but now the world is watching