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    Court rejects DSS’ application for stay of execution in Hanan Buhari’s SIM card case

Court rejects DSS’ application for stay of execution in Hanan Buhari’s SIM card case

A federal high court sitting in Asaba, the Delta capital, has struck out an application filed by the Department of State Services (DSS) seeking a stay of execution on the payment of N10 million fine for illegally detaining Anthony Okolie. Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter. Upon his release, [...]

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    DSS appeals judgment awarding N10m to man detained for using Hanan Buhari’s previous phone line

DSS appeals judgment awarding N10m to man detained for using Hanan Buhari’s previous phone line

The Department of State Services (DSS) has filed an appeal challenging the judgement which awarded a N10 million fine against them for illegally detaining a man for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter. Anthony Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba, and upon his release, he sued the DSS, MTN and Hanan Buhari, demanding compensation of N500 [...]

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    NYSC cleared Bayelsa dep gov of forgery, says INEC

NYSC cleared Bayelsa dep gov of forgery, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday told the Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cleared Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the deputy governor, of forging his exemption certificate. NYSC had on Thursday admitted in evidence a letter to the department of state security (DSS) admitting that it corrected a spelling error [...]

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    Bayelsa dep gov waives immunity, presents NYSC certificate in court

Bayelsa dep gov waives immunity, presents NYSC certificate in court

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, deputy governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday, presented his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate before the Bayelsa state governorship election petitions tribunal in Abuja. The development comes days after Abdulsalam Ibrahim, head, legal department of the Department of State Service (DSS), told the tribunal in Abuja that it was discovered that the certificate was altered after his agency was ordered [...]

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    DSS finally releases journalist detained for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner

DSS finally releases journalist detained for ‘defaming’ A’Ibom commissioner

Kufre Carter, a journalist with XL 106.9 FM Uyo in Akwa Ibom state who was arrested for allegedly defaming Dominic Ukpong, the state commissioner of health, has regained freedom. Inibehe Effiong, counsel to the journalist, who confirmed his release to TheCable, said his client was freed on Wednesday. TheCable had launched a campaign for the release of Carter who was arrested last [...]

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    Man arrested over former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter gives DSS 24 hours to pay N10m

Man arrested over former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter gives DSS 24 hours to pay N10m

Anthony Okolie, the man arrested for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay him N10 million in 24 hours. The sum was awarded to Okolie by the federal high court in Delta for breach of his fundamental human rights by the secret police. Okolie was arrested in July 2019 [...]

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    Court slams N1m fine on FG for disrupting #RevolutionNow protest

Court slams N1m fine on FG for disrupting #RevolutionNow protest

A federal high court in Lagos has slammed a N1m fine on the federal government for disrupting the #RevolutionNow protest of August 5, 2019. Olukoya Ogungbeje, a lawyer, had instituted the suit against the government. Ogungbeje who participated in the nationwide protest organised by Omoyele Sowore, said he was among those tear-gassed by security agents. The appellant said himself and other participants were [...]

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    DSS: Man who used former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter threatened national security

DSS: Man who used former SIM card of Buhari’s daughter threatened national security

The Department of State Services (DSS) has told a federal high court in Asaba, Delta state, that Anthony Okolie, the man arrested for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, was detained for 10 weeks because his offence threatened national security. Okolie, who was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba, Upon his release, Okolie sued the DSS, MTN [...]

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    Security operatives trailing our reporters, says Premium Times

Security operatives trailing our reporters, says Premium Times

Premium Times, the investigative online newspaper, says it is suspecting that security operatives are trailing its reporters. In a report on Sunday, the newspaper said there are indications that some of its reporters are being targeted over a report on the "rift" between Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Citing some documents, the [...]

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    Hanan Buhari: I didn’t ask DSS to arrest man using phone line I previously owned

Hanan Buhari: I didn’t ask DSS to arrest man using phone line I previously owned

Hanan Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied the allegation that she asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest one Anthony Okolie for using a phone line she previously owned. Okolie had sued the DSS for the infringement of his rights by detaining him for over 15 weeks. He also joined Hanan and MTN to the suit, demanding the [...]

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    Court fixes March 25 for Sowore’s N500m suit against DSS

Court fixes March 25 for Sowore’s N500m suit against DSS

Inyang Ekwo, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has fixed March 25 to hear a fundamental human rights suit Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, filed against the Department of State Services (DSS). In the suit marked FHC/ABJ /CS/1409/2019, Sowore challenged Yusuf Bichi, director-general of DSS, over his detention in 2019. He also joined Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of [...]

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    NECO seeks DSS’ assistance to tackle exam malpractice

NECO seeks DSS’ assistance to tackle exam malpractice

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    Man arrested for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter sues DSS

Man arrested for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter sues DSS

Anthony Okolie, the man who was arrested for using a phone line previously owned by Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has sued her and the Department of State Services (DSS) for N500m, according to The Punch. Okolie was reportedly arrested in July in Asaba, Delta state, and spent about 15 weeks in custody before he was released in December. In a [...]

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    ‘It’s abuse of power’ — outrage over Buhari’s daughter flying presidential jet to private event

‘It’s abuse of power’ — outrage over Buhari’s daughter flying presidential jet to private event

Pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter flying a presidential jet to a ceremony in Bauchi has sparked off debate on social media. According to Daily Nigerian, Hanan Buhari was invited to the Durbar by Rilwanu Adamu, emir of Bauchi, on Thursday. Hanan, a first-class graduate of photography from a university in the United Kingdom, was accorded a warm reception by the state's [...]

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    Report: DSS arrests man for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter

Report: DSS arrests man for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter

Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, says Anthony Okolie, his client, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for using a phone line previously owned by Hannan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with The Guardian on Monday, Akinyode said Okolie who was arrested in July in Asaba, Delta state, spent about 15 weeks in custody before he [...]

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    Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Lawyer tackles DSS over arrest of man ‘who created’ video on Buhari’s fake wedding

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the arrest of the suspect "who created and shared" fake videos depicting a wedding ceremony between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sadiya Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs and social development, is an abuse of public office. The Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested Kabiru Mohammed, a Kano state indigene, for allegedly creating the video [...]

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