Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "DSS"

    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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    ‘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. SHUAIB On 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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