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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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    Raided APC office used for cloning voter cards, says DSS

Raided APC office used for cloning voter cards, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed its reason for Saturday’s raid on the data office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.APC had condemned the act, describing it as the worst political scandal in the history of Nigeria.However, Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of the service, said DSS acted based on a petition that some persons were trying to hack [...]

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