Monday, September 17, 2018

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    Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

An Abuja magistrate court has struck out a suit against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force.He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them.Abiri [...]

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    Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Some elders under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria more than any other leader in the nation's history.In a statement Thursday, the forum condemned Buhari’s failure to make Matthew Seiyefa the substantive director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The leaders alleged that the act shows his "vote of [...]

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    Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release the names of 294 detainees in custody of the service.In a letter to Seiyefa on Tuesday, the lawyer accused the DSS of impunity, saying the detention of the suspects for over two years amounts to infringement of their fundamental human right.The letter reads [...]

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    DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

The Department of State Services (DSS) has explained why it complied with the directive to reverse postings of some officials transferred out of the headquarters of the service in Abuja.There were reports that the presidency mounted pressure on Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the DSS, to recall the redeployed officers.He had transferred some officers out of the headquarters when he [...]

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    DSS lawyer: National security is reason Journalist Abiri was detained for two years without trial

DSS lawyer: National security is reason Journalist Abiri was detained for two years without trial

G. O. Agbadua, a counsel to Department of State Services (DSS), says national security is the reason Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, was detained for two years without trial.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger [...]

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    Report: Daura still in custody, says n’assembly siege was a collective decision

Report: Daura still in custody, says n’assembly siege was a collective decision

Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), authorised the blockade of the national assembly on his own, PRNigeria reports.On August 7, operatives of the DSS prevented lawmakers from entering in the national assembly. The lawmakers were later allowed in after a protest.Senate President Bukola Saraki was subsequently accused of colluding with Daura to stage the incident.A close associate [...]

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    Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, has asked the Abuja federal high court to compel the federal government to pay him N200 million as compensation for spending two years in detention.In July 2016, Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the [...]

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    Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

While the remote and immediate causes for last week’s decisive sacking of MrLawal Daura as the Director-General of the Department of State Services remain a guess, it is unarguably the most inspiring action by the Muhammadu Buhari administration in a long while.And following it up this Tuesday with the literal disbandment of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was a bonus [...]

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    DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointed Nnochirionye Afunanya as its public relations officer.This comes one week after Mathew Seyeifa, acting director-general of the agency, promised to pick a spokesman for the agency.Under the leadership of Lawal Daura, the DSS had no spokesman but one Tony Opuiyo issued statements on behalf of the secret police.Journalists found it difficult to get [...]

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    Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

A magistrate court in Abuja has threatened to strike out the case against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 on the allegation that he is the leader of joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, a separatist group.He [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state.In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the DSS DG to restore the "lost glory" of the [...]

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    FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them.In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office.The All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mounting pressure on Saraki [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Matthew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), to release those "illegally" held in custody of the service.Many Nigerians were arrested and detained when Lawal Daura was the head of the secret police.Among them areIbrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who has been in [...]

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    PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a "proper investigation" into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).Bassey said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, while fielding questions about the incident on Thursday.According to him, the sacking of Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, is "only a bandage" to [...]

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    Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the sack of Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), as damage control.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers from entering the national assembly.The lawmakers were allowed in after a protest and Daura was sacked for the incident by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.But speaking with journalists at [...]

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