Save Press Freedom, Withdraw From Covering Kanu’s Trial—Sowore Tells Few Media Houses Approved By Nigeria’s Secret Police For Coverage

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has lambasted the Department of State Services (DSS) for accrediting solely 10 media homes for the July 26 protection of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in an Abuja court docket. 

Kanu is going through prices of terrorism and treasonable felony, amongst others, introduced in opposition to him by the Nigerian Government.

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Sowore described the motion of the DSS, which is Nigeria’s secret police, as a disgrace and a criminal offense in opposition to freedom of the press in a democratic nation. 

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He additional known as on the media homes that had been accredited to withdraw from the sabotage to free press in Nigeria.

He wrote, “#FreeNnamdiKanuNow, lawless DSS has ‘accredited’ solely 10 media homes to cowl Nnamdi Kanu’s trial, it will likely be a disgrace and a criminal offense in opposition to #freepress for any unbiased information supply to use to DSS for accreditation. This is extremely condemnable and embarrassing! #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow.

#FreeDunamis5 #FreeNnamdiKanuNow Lawless DSS had “accredited” solely 10 media homes to cowl @MaziNnamdiKanu trial, it will likely be a disgrace and a criminal offense in opposition to #freepress for any unbiased information supply to use to DSS for accreditation. This is extremely condemnable and embarrassing! pic.twitter.com/XFnt7VnGXF

— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 25, 2021

“These media homes should withdraw from this sabotage of free press. The DSS has no proper to have interaction within the accreditation of media homes to cowl a public trial in a Federal High Court in Nigeria.

“The judiciary ought to be ashamed that its independence has been compromised fully by the chief.”

SaharaReporters gathered that the key police accredited ten media corporations for the protection of the trial of Kanu.  

Media homes accredited embody Daily Post, Premium Times, Thisday, The Nation, The Herald, and Daily Independent newspapers. 

Broadcast stations accredited are National Television Authority, Channels Television, Africa Independent Television, and Television Continental.

DSS famous that the restriction of media homes into the courtroom was a part of the safety measures put in place by the administration of the Federal High Court in Abuja and DSS to regulate crowds on the court docket premises.

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Save Press Freedom, Withdraw From Covering Kanu's Trial—Sowore Tells Few Media Houses Approved By Nigeria's Secret Police For Coverage

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