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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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    ‘He’s not in our custody’ — DSS breaks silence on Dadiyata

‘He’s not in our custody’ — DSS breaks silence on Dadiyata

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Abubakar Idris, a social media influencer better known as Dadiyata, is not in its custody.Dadiyata, a critic of the government, went missing in August. There are reports that he was abducted by armed men while driving into his residence in Kaduna state.Many had accused the secret police of arresting him but in a [...]

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    DSS will abduct more Nigerians for being ‘irritants’ – my 2020 prophecies 

DSS will abduct more Nigerians for being ‘irritants’ – my 2020 prophecies 

Permit me to indulge in this end-of-the-year humbug. I have read some prophecies for the year 2020 by men who arrogate to themselves the title ‘’man of God’’. Well, since I am not born of Satan, I believe I am a craft of that supreme intelligent being. But let me say upfront, the ‘’spirit’’ which dwells in me is not [...]

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    Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Dasuki regains freedom after four years in custody

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, has been released after four years in detention.The Department of State Services (DSS) released Dasuki in Abuja on Tuesday following the directive of the federal government.Ahmed Raji, Dasuki's counsel, confirmed that his client was released on Tuesday evening.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had asked the secret police to release Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore, [...]

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    Free El-Zakzaky too, Falana tells FG

Free El-Zakzaky too, Falana tells FG

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the federal government to release Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). He made the demand while reacting to the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement.The Department of State Services (DSS) had refused to free Sowore despite court orders until Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the [...]

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    ‘FG has finally realised its mistake’ — Ozekhome speaks on order to release Sowore, Dasuki

‘FG has finally realised its mistake’ — Ozekhome speaks on order to release Sowore, Dasuki

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says the order to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), shows the federal government has realised its mistake.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, who gave the directive on Tuesday, said the move is in compliance with court orders granting both men bail.Sowore was detained by the secret police [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th year in detention

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on 4th year in detention

BY YUSHAU A. SHUAIBOn December 29, it will be exactly four years that you have been re-arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Since that disheartening day in 2015, you have been clamped in illegal detention, in utter disregard for the rule of law and unconcealed contempt for court orders directing your release from unlawful custody.It [...]

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    Thugs attack protesters demanding Sowore’s release in Abuja

Thugs attack protesters demanding Sowore’s release in Abuja

Thugs have attacked civil society organisation (CSOs) demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore at a protest in Abuja.The incident occurred at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the federal capital territory (FCT).The protesters were at the NHRC headquarters to present a letter of protest to the commission when the thugs unleashed violence on them on Monday.Deji [...]

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    Falana: Buhari obeyed court orders as military head of state

Falana: Buhari obeyed court orders as military head of state

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says even when military dictators felt dissatisfied with court decisions which challenged their authority and set aside some of their policies, they never justified disobedience of court orders.In an essay released on Sunday, Falana said President Muhammadu Buhari obeyed court orders between 1984 and 1985 when he was military head of state.There has [...]

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    Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

Court summons AGF, DSS DG over Sowore’s rearrest

A federal high court in Abuja has summoned Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore.The court asked them to appear before it on Monday, December 23, for the unlawful arrest and detention of Sowore, pro-democracy activist.Inyang Ekwo, the judge, gave the order on [...]

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    Senate reintroduces peace corps bill

Senate reintroduces peace corps bill

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps at the senate.The bill was among six proposed laws introduced at the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.The first reading of the peace corps bill was taken after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the short title of it.In February 2018, President Muhammadu [...]

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    Falana to Malami: You risk being removed as AGF if you fail to release Sowore

Falana to Malami: You risk being removed as AGF if you fail to release Sowore

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says Abubakar Malami risks being removed as the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) if he fails to secure the release of Omoyele Sowore. Last Friday, Malami took over Sowore’s case from the Department of State Services (DSS), and with this development, Falana, counsel to the activist, asked him to use his office to secure Sowore’s release.The AGF, however, [...]

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    ‘Ask DSS to release Sowore’ — Falana writes Malami 

‘Ask DSS to release Sowore’ — Falana writes Malami 

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to secure the release of Omoyele Sowore from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).Malami had on Friday taken over Sowore’s case from the DSS, after operatives of the agency broke into a courtroom trying to rearrest Sowore. In a letter dated [...]

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