Nigeria: Court orders detention of activist, Omoyele Sowore

A Nigerian High Court has ordered the detention of publisher of online news organisation, SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days. Sowore is a well known activist in Nigerian and convener of the #RevolutionNow protests which was staged this week. He has been in detention since Saturday days before Monday’s protests in parts of the country. State prosecutors had asked for the court to prolong the detention of Sowore who has been charged under Niegria’s Terrorism Act. Sowore’s lawyers say they intend challenging the ruling by the court. Mr. Femi Falana…

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