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    2019 Presidential candidate, Human Rights Activist, Pro-democracy Campaigner and founder of online news agency, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore tours Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. (Videos and photos)

    Omoyele Sowore
    Omoyele Sowore (born 16 February 1971) is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner and founder of online news agency, Sahara Reporters. 

    Sowore is an indigene of ilaje Ondo State in South West Nigeria. He was born in the Niger Delta region of the country where he was also raised in a polygamous home with sixteen children. At 12, he learnt how to ride a motorcycle so that he could fish at the lake for the entire family before going to school every morning. His passion and desire for media was propelled during the military rule in Nigeria.
    Sowore studied Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos from 1989 to 1995 with his academic program extended by two extra years after being expelled twice for political reasons and student activism. He was the President of the University of Lagos Student Union Government between 1992 and 1994 where he was keenly involved in anti-cultism and anti-corruption advocacy. He holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Columbia University.
    Born into a polygamous family with sixteen siblings, Omoyele Sowore developed his passion for the media in the days of military rule in Nigeria. According to him, the vibrant criticism from the media then towards the ruling government gave him a sense of direction of what he wanted to do.
    So, when he left Nigeria in 1999 for the United States for proper treatment after the cultists’ attacks, he knew he would not stop serving his fatherland. 

    In 2006, he founded Sahara Reporters in a small room in Manhattan.
    It was not until December 2006 that Sahara Reporters became an international household name as the first news source to identify and publish the photo of  Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Since then, it has published over 5,000 stories and has a massive followership within and without Nigeria.

    Presently, Sahara Reporters website is said to be worth $10 million currently (Nigerianinfopedian). Sowore is also a wealthy man and he is happily married to a wife with children.
    On February 25, 2018, Sowore announced his intention to run for president in the 2019 Nigerian general election. In August 2018, he founded a political party, the African Action Congress (AAC), for which he will run for in 2019 with #Takeitback as his campaign motto.
    The movement of Omoyele Sowore has become the talk of the town as the media icon is determined to unseat the Buhari APC led administration from power in the next year elections to hold February 2019. He has moved his campaign train to gather supports from different states in the country like Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, etc. 

    On Monday morning, 10th September, 2018, he took his campaign train to Osun State as he toured the premises of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State and then to Ooni of Ife's palace.

    While speaking to students at Awo Cafe, Obafemi Awolowo Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Sowore said, 
     "During our time, UNILAG was the greatest due to our aluta activities. But I have to give Great Ife students respect because they deserve it. You guys here are great and will always be great..."
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    More pictures below:
     Omoyele Sowore (in blue native attire) speaking to Great Ife Students at Awo Cafe

     Aleh Samuel Glory(Sam Gee) holding the camera

     Omoyele Sowore, escort and Aleh Samuel Glory (C.E.O of samgeelive.com)

    Sowore cheking out Awolowo Hall toilets


    Sowore pitied all occupants of Awolowo Hall of residence after seeing how bad the condition of the toilets are.

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    Sola said...

    I think it's time for us to permit someone else younger to do this thing. Let Sowore do it...

    Anonymous said...

    Let's support this man with vision...

    Anonymous said...

    I love this man

    Anonymous said...

    What about all these old men, Buhari, Saraki and Co? Well, they've been there for long and nothing seems to have changed... But how can we guarantee this man is fit for the post as well?