Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tag "DSS"

    Dasuki fails to show up in court

Dasuki fails to show up in court

For reasons that were not stated, Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), was absent on Wednesday at the federal high court, Abuja, where his trial for money laundering and illegal possession of firearms was scheduled to continue.This prompted ‎Adeniyi Ademola, the judge, to order the federal government to produce the accused before the court on February 16. He said the accused person [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu bubbly in detention, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu bubbly in detention, says lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is in high spirits in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Vincent Obetta, his lawyer, has said.According to Obetta, Kanu is not ill, and has not been tortured in custody, contrary to allegations by IPOB that its leader was critically ill and being tortured by the DSS."I [...]

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    ‘Kidnappers demanded N30m for rescued Ogude’s wife’

‘Kidnappers demanded N30m for rescued Ogude’s wife’

Memunat, wife of Super Eagles star Fegor Ogude, was rescued in the late hours of Sunday with the intervention of the State Security Service, a close source has revealed to TheCable.Peterson Itiowu, the footballer's cousin, told TheCable that security officials encouraged the family to negotiate with the kidnappersbut refrain from making any financial commitment to them.According to him, there were more than [...]

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    Faleke, Audu’s son ‘detained’ by DSS

Faleke, Audu’s son ‘detained’ by DSS

James Faleke, running mate of the late Abubakar Audu, who was the All Progressives Congress' (APC) candidate in the November 2015 governorship election in Kogi state is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Duro Meseko, spokesman of the Audu/Faleke campaign organisation, has said.According to Meseko, Faleke and Audu's son, Mohammed, were invited by the DSS for [...]

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    ALLEGED: DSS to ‘secretly execute’ Kanu

ALLEGED: DSS to ‘secretly execute’ Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, is being tortured in detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), with the eventual target to "secretly execute" him.The group, which is campaigning for an independent state for the Igbo, also alleged that Kanu was "very ill" and needed urgent medical attention."Information getting to us now [...]

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    Ijaw elders ask Tompolo, Kuku to honour EFCC’s invitation

Ijaw elders ask Tompolo, Kuku to honour EFCC’s invitation

Izon Okosu-Otu, the umbrella body of Ijaw Council of Clders, has called on all its sons and daughters summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to honour the invitation.In a statement issued by Bare Etolor, chairman of the Delta state chapter of the group, Izon Okosu-Otu asked them to "go and prove their ionncence".The elders particularly called on former [...]

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    FG slams felony charge on Biafra’s Kanu

FG slams felony charge on Biafra’s Kanu

The federal government has filed a fresh five-count charge of treasonable felony against Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Vincent Obetta, Kanu’s lawyer, told TheCable on Tuesday that the Department of State Services (DSS) served him a notice of the fresh charge as he went there to serve the agency a court [...]

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    Biafra’s Kanu still in DSS custody

Biafra’s Kanu still in DSS custody

Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), is still in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).On Thursday, Adeniyi Ademola, a justice of the federal high court, Abuja, ordered the DSS to release Kanu immediately.But Vincent Obetta, Kanu's lawyer, told TheCable on Friday that he is still in the process of getting [...]

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    Court orders DSS to release Kanu

Court orders DSS to release Kanu

Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The court held that the continued detention of Kanu by the Department of States Services (DSS) was unlawful.Ademola held that Kanu was yet to be charged on "suspicion of terrorism", [...]

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    DSS ‘hands Dasuki over’ to EFCC

DSS ‘hands Dasuki over’ to EFCC

The Department of State Services (DSS) has handed Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PRNigeria reports.[...]

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    Fayose on Dasuki: Why should DSS probe fraud?

Fayose on Dasuki: Why should DSS probe fraud?

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has faulted the arrest of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, by the Department of State Services (DSS).Accusing the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking "vengeance", Fayose wondered why the DSS is the one investigating Dasuki.“Is it the duty of the DSS to investigate fraud? If Dasuki committed fraud as being alleged, why [...]

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    DSS arrests Dasuki after 3-week siege

DSS arrests Dasuki after 3-week siege

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), after laying siege to his Abuja residence for three weeks.Dasuki is currently being grilled at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.A source told TheCable that the retired colonel, who is alleged to have awarded fictitious contracts, followed the security agents voluntarily.‎‎Prior to his arrest, a federal high court in [...]

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    Boko Haram planning to bomb Abuja, DSS warns

Boko Haram planning to bomb Abuja, DSS warns

The Department of State Services (DSS) has intimated residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) of the plans of Boko Haram sect to carry out some attacks in the city.In a circular issued by Mohammed Ibrahim, DSS’ director of security service, the service disclosed that the sect was planning suicide attacks on churches, mosques and market places.Ibrahim urged religious bodies [...]

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    Court grants Dasuki permission to be absent during trial

Court grants Dasuki permission to be absent during trial

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed the application of the federal government seeking to compel the presence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), court throughout his trial.Mohammed Diri, Director of the Public Prosecution of the Federation (DPPF), who filed the application argued that Dasuki was wrong in law by staying away from court for three consecutive [...]

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    EFCC, DSS join fight to end fuel scarcity

EFCC, DSS join fight to end fuel scarcity

The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of States Services (DSS) would assist it in curbing fuel scarcity in the country.Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, PPMC's managing director, disclosed this in an interview with CNBCAfrica on Tuesday.Ogbue alleged that some marketers prefer diverting trucks of petrol to places where they can sell higher than [...]

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    FG asks court to imprison Dasuki

FG asks court to imprison Dasuki

The federal government has asked a federal high court sitting in Abuja to send Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), to prison.On Monday, Mohammed Diri, director of public prosecution at the ministry of justice, brought a motion, asking the court to vacate the bail granted the former NSA who is on trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and money laundering.Diri [...]

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