Activists call for release of detained Nigerian journalist

The essentials: Yele Sowore, a media entrepreneur and former presidential candidate was dramatically arrested in court by the Department of State Services in direct contravention of a prior court ruling. Sowore has been detained since August for organising anti-government protests.

The context: Sowore, publisher of the news website Sahara Reporters and a 2019 presidential candidate was first arrested on August 3rd for organising anti-establishment protests that he called ‘Revolution Now’. → Read the rest “Activists call for release of detained Nigerian journalist”