Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tag "DSS"

    Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has fixed May 23 for hearing of a case by Ali Konduga, a former spokesman of Boko Haram, against Department of State Services (DSS).Kodunga is seeking N500,000 in damages for alleged breach of his fundamental rights.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is also named as a defendant in the suit.According [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

FACT CHECK: Did DSS find $2bn and gold bars in Adoke’s house?

THE CLAIM: Various news websites recently reported that Adamu Yusuf, a retired brigadier general, tipped off the federal government in 2015 on $2 billion looted funds and gold bars allegedly stashed in the Abuja home of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation. The money and gold were said to have been recovered by the Department [...]

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    DSS releases journalist Jones Abiri

DSS releases journalist Jones Abiri

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Jones Abiri, the editor and publisher of the Weekly Source newspaper, who was arrested on Saturday.Samuel Ogala, Abiri’s lawyer, said his client was released from the secret police’s detention facility in Abuja on Monday afternoon.The journalist was arrested during the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, where he publishes his Weekly Source [...]

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    DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

Jones Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, has reportedly been arrested again by the Department of State Services (DSS).Abiri was reportedly picked up on Saturday at Ayabowei Plaza in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, while he was having a discussion with his colleagues.The DSS first arrested Abiri in 2016 after he was accused of being the leader of the [...]

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    DSS arrests Edo lawmaker

DSS arrests Edo lawmaker

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Ojo Asien, lawmaker representing Owan west constituency in the Edo state house of assembly. Folorunsho Bamidele, Asien's lawyer, confirmed the arrest to reporters, saying the reason for the action of the secret police was not disclosed. Bamidele said his client has been held incommunicado "against his fundamental human rights". He said the DSS prevented anybody [...]

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    ‘He’s no longer in charge’ — DSS dissociates self from Lawal Daura

‘He’s no longer in charge’ — DSS dissociates self from Lawal Daura

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dissociated itself from Lawal Daura, its former director-general.Daura was fired by the then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in August 2018 for his alleged involvement in a siege on the national assembly.There are reports that he still wields influence and controls a section of the secret policeBut in a statement on Tuesday, Peter Afunaya, DSS [...]

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    Police: Why we moved Melaye to DSS facility

Police: Why we moved Melaye to DSS facility

The police have explained the reason Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, was relocated to another hospital.TheCable had reported that Melaye was moved from the police hospital where he had been receiving treatment.In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said Melaye was moved to a health facility of the Department of State Services (DSS) following complaints by the [...]

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    Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group, a technology-driven company, has explained how Alexander Okafor, its chief executive office, got involved with Amina Mohammed, suspected impersonator of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president.In December, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mohammed for allegedly impersonating Buhari’s wife and Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor.In a statement issued by Haruna Gamson, Chicason group head of corporate communications, [...]

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    DSS releases Aisha Buhari’s ADC to police, speaks on fraud investigation

DSS releases Aisha Buhari’s ADC to police, speaks on fraud investigation

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has returned Sani Baba-Inna, Aisha Buhari's aide-de-camp (ADC), to the police.Peter Afunanya, public relations officer of the service, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.The police had on September 22 handed Baba-Inna to DSS for investigation over the alleged use of the first lady's office to defraud people of N2.5 billion.He [...]

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    DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

The Department of State Security (DSS) has rescued Tawanda Jackson, an American citizen, who was allegedly held hostage by one Mathew Adedoyin, an acquaintance she met via social media.Kayode Oyekanmi, deputy director, public affairs, Lagos state ministry of justice, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Parading the prime suspect and his accomplice at the DSS Lagos command, Betty Adoki, director [...]

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    DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested a medic who treats Boko Haram insurgents and kidnappers.The medic, whose name was given as Yusuf 'Bala' Saliu, was apprehended at Sabon Birni in Igabi local government area of Kaduna.Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the service, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.He said the suspect was arrested on November [...]

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Saraki: Nigerians eager to see how Buhari will handle allegations against Oshiomhole

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians are eagerly waiting to see how President Muhammadu Buhari will handle allegations against Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while responding to the threat of the APC chairman to sue him.Saraki had said the APC chairman did not have the moral stand to remain in politics following allegations [...]

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    Oshiomhole dares Saraki to name anyone he collected bribe from

Oshiomhole dares Saraki to name anyone he collected bribe from

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dared Senate President Bukola Saraki to name one aspirant he collected money from or face legal action.Saraki had called on Oshiomohole to resign from politics.The senate president said the APC chairman does not have the moral stand to remain in politics following allegations by some APC governors that he [...]

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    Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Saraki asks Oshiomhole to resign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to quit politics.Saraki made the statement in Ilorin on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a remembrance ceremony held in honour of his late father.On Sunday, the Department of State Services (DSS) had detained Oshiomhole after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during [...]

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    ‘His only offence is being PDP presidential candidate’ — Peter Obi speaks on search of Atiku’s jet

‘His only offence is being PDP presidential candidate’ — Peter Obi speaks on search of Atiku’s jet

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the only reason security operatives searched the private jet of Atiku Abubakar, is because he is the presidential candidate of an opposition party.On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), searched the jet that brought back Abubakar to Nigeria from Dubai.Commenting on this [...]

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    DSS searches Atiku’s private jet after returning from Dubai

DSS searches Atiku’s private jet after returning from Dubai

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) searched the jet that brought back Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to Nigeria.Paul Ibe, Atiku's spokesman, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Sunday.It was gathered that the private jet conveying Atiku from Dubai landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 1:30am, into the waiting arms [...]

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