Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    PDP: DSS ‘responsible’ for B’Haram resurgence

PDP: DSS ‘responsible’ for B’Haram resurgence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the fixation of the Department of State Services’ (DSS) on chasing political opponents has made it ineffective in gathering intelligence needed to stop Boko Haram, hence the frequent bombings.   Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the service, the party blamed the bombings on dereliction of duty on the part of the DSS.   “The Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Policeman killed as B’Haram attacks DSS in Kogi

Policeman killed as B’Haram attacks DSS in Kogi

A police officer was killed when suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked the headquarters of the department of state service (DSS) in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, on Friday night.A DSS official, who does not want to be named, confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying the insurgents came with the intention to release some of their members in [...]

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    Pipeline vandals kill 7 DSS operatives in Lagos

Pipeline vandals kill 7 DSS operatives in Lagos

Seven operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) were killed by pipeline vandals at the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Tuesday night.A source told TheCable that pipeline vandals laid ambush for the officers at the Isawo axis of the area and surrounded them as they got to the spot.The corpses of the officers were also said to be taken away [...]

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    PDP govs: Buhari sliding Nigeria to dictatorship

PDP govs: Buhari sliding Nigeria to dictatorship

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the international community and civil society organisations to call the federal government to order.Alleging that there seems to be “a steady slide of this country into a dictatorship”, the party condemned the alleged invasion of the Akwa Ibom state government house.The governors said this in a communiqué issued at the end [...]

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    Buhari’s government dividing Nigeria, says PDP

Buhari’s government dividing Nigeria, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will no longer stomach the continued unlawful use of state apparatus of power by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to harass the opposition party's elected officials at any level across the country.It said that never in the history of Nigeria's democracy has there been "such a divisive government, whose actions and constitutional violations have [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘plotting’ to attack Abuja airport

Boko Haram ‘plotting’ to attack Abuja airport

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has smashed a Boko Haram spying network plotting to carry out attacks on Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.According to the DSS, the sect was using a teenager spy to gather information on "travel and departure" details at the airport."The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the general public that on [...]

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    APC: INEC colluding with PDP to obstruct justice in Rivers

APC: INEC colluding with PDP to obstruct justice in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Rivers state arm of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as a damnable duo, colluding to obstruct justice.Speaking through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, APC described the petition by 16 PDP federal lawmakers from Rivers to President Muhammadu Buhari as "provocative and deceitful"."The damnable duo of Rivers [...]

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Jonathan prevented Shekau from disrupting 2015 elections, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, says Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau might have disrupted the 2015 election were it not for efforts of the Goodluck Jonathan administration in equipping the armed forces.Dasuki said the immediate past government procured adequate arms that assisted in recapturing more than 22 local governments seized by insurgents.He said some of those equipment are due to be delivered [...]

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    DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday bust a child trafficking syndicate that specialises in bringing underage children from the northern part of Nigeria to serve as house-helps across the southern part of the country.Thirty-six children, whose ages range from five to 14 years, were also rescued during the operation by the security personnel.The group, which operates a private [...]

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    DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Department of States Services (DSS) of undue interference with election tribunals in Rivers and some states under its control.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, described the development as “undemocratic”, warning that it could lead to “enthronement of draconian regime”.Metuh alleged that Lawal Daura, director-general of the [...]

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    DSS ‘profiling thugs, people with questionable characters’

DSS ‘profiling thugs, people with questionable characters’

The department of state services (DSS) says it is profiling political thugs and people with questionable characters across the country ahead of the general election.Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of the organisation, disclosed this while fielding questions at a press conference organised by the national information centre.Ogar said suspected thugs would be arrested before the general election.“There is profiling of those whose [...]

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    DSS ‘has summoned Asari Dokubo a few times’

DSS ‘has summoned Asari Dokubo a few times’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has invited Mujaheed Asari-Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta militant, over his recent inflammatory statements.Asari-Dokubo alongside some ex-militants have threatened to unleash violence on the country if President Goodluck Jonathan, who hails from the region, is not re-elected into office.But speaking in Abuja on Thursday, Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of the security agency, said that the [...]

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    APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police for their silence on the threats of ex-militants to incite violence if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the presidential election.According to APC, the failure of the security agencies to act is an indication of their double standard and lack of fairness.“It is insightful to note [...]

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    DSS findings on APC have vindicated us, says PDP

DSS findings on APC have vindicated us, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has been vindicated by the findings of the Department of State Services (DSS) regarding the alleged plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise the electoral process by hacking into the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Although APC already described the findings as hogwash, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of PDP, argued that Nigerians and [...]

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    DSS planning to arrest, detain me, says Lai Mohammed

DSS planning to arrest, detain me, says Lai Mohammed

The federal government is planning to use security agencies, especially the Department State Services (DSS) and the police to harass and intimidate the opposition with a view to decapitating it ahead of the 2015 elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged.Speaking on Wednesday through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party further alleged that the threats being issued [...]

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    PDP: APC has PVC cloning centres in all 36 states

PDP: APC has PVC cloning centres in all 36 states

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of engaging in unwholesome acts towards truncating the country’s democracy”.PDP expressed shock over the alleged findings of the Department of State Service (DSS) at the office of APC, which was raided on Saturday, urging the security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the issue.The DSS said it acted based [...]

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