Sunday, September 23, 2018

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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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    Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

Buhari plants, Osinbajo waters… Nigeria still lacks increase

In 1961, while delivering his inaugural address, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, spoke about every African dictator -- in advance. Though his words were targeted at the communists of his time, his timeless metaphor speaks to all dictators, and of course Nigeria's current crop of rulers.JFK, as he was fondly known, said: “Those who [...]

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    Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Ojudu: PDP lawmakers drank whiskey inside n’assembly during DSS siege

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers are attempting to "elicit public sympathy" with the security siege at the national assembly complex.He said while operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) barricaded the entrance of the complex, the PDP lawmakers were inside "holding (a) meeting and even drinking whiskey".The siege took [...]

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    Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

Police: We had no pre-knowledge of n’assembly blockade

The police say they were not involved in the blockade of the national assembly.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had prevented lawmakers from entering into the national assembly.The lawmakers were later allowed to enter the assembly after a protest. The operatives left after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS - after [...]

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    Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the presidency is not in the know of the siege laid to the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).For over seven hours on Tuesday, lawmakers were denied entrance to the national assembly complex by arms bearing DSS operatives.In a statement signed by Laolu Akande, media aide to the acting president, [...]

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    How it went: The blockade at national assembly

How it went: The blockade at national assembly

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    DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

DSS operatives block entrance of national assembly

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have blocked all the entrances into the national assembly.The operatives are turning away cars of lawmakers and one of those that have been prevented from gaining entry into the national assembly is Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south.A legislative source told TheCable that Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, and some senators elected on [...]

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    It’s been pathetic but God will see me through, says journalist who has spent two years in DSS custody

It’s been pathetic but God will see me through, says journalist who has spent two years in DSS custody

Jones Abiri, a journalist who has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for two years, believes God will see him through his ordeal.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, was arrested in 2016 for allegedly being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, [...]

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    DSS ‘bows to pressure’, arraigns journalist detained since 2016

DSS ‘bows to pressure’, arraigns journalist detained since 2016

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday arraigned Jones Abiri, a journalist who has been in its custody since 2016, at a magistrate court in Abuja.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, was picked up by agents of the DSS on the allegation that he is the leader of joint revolutionary council of the Joint [...]

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    #WhereisJonesAbiri? — Salkida launches proof of life campaign for journalist detained for over two years

#WhereisJonesAbiri? — Salkida launches proof of life campaign for journalist detained for over two years

Ahmad Salkida, an investigative journalist, has launched a proof of life campaign for Jones Abiri, a journalist who has been in detention without trial for two years.On July 16, 2016, Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, was picked by agents of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the allegation that he [...]

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    Dead or alive: The enforced disappearance of Jones Abiri

Dead or alive: The enforced disappearance of Jones Abiri

BY PETER NKANGAIn tears, 80-year-old Mama Abiri undressed. Before strangers, family, and friends alike, Mama clasped her frail breasts, and cried inconsolably, naked. With emotions only a mother could express, Mama cried in the native Ijaw language of the Niger Delta creeks. Mama was calling on Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, to feel her pain and hear her plea.“Please, I [...]

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    EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

EXTRA: Abaribe displays book on ‘Dirty Politics’ in court

When he appeared at a federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia north, displayed a book that has a meaning beyond the surface.Clutched in his hands was the book titled 'Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction and Democracy', written by Kathleen Jamieson, an American author.In what looked like he was showcasing the book to the cameras, the [...]

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    Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa journalist arrested by DSS in 2016, dead or alive?

Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa journalist arrested by DSS in 2016, dead or alive?

On July 28, 2016, Facebook user Ndoboke Doris posed a question, followed by a prayer, on the wall of journalist Jones Abiri. “Where are you my brother?” Doris wondered.“I pray the Good God shall perform a miracle for you.”Well, the “good God” hasn’t, just yet, but there is evidence he indeed heard Doris’ prayer. In June, the month four days [...]

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    Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Abaribe’s lawyer: My client was arrested for his opposing views

Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, counsel to Enyinnaya Abaribe, says he believes  his client is being "hunted because of his opposing views like Senators Dino Melaye, Shehu Sani".Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) picked up the lawmaker in Abuja on Friday morning.This was hours after Abaribe, who is chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, alleged that N30 [...]

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    Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has alleged that there is infighting between the nation's security and anti-graft agencies.He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is “at war” with the Department of State Services (DSS), and that there is "terrible confusion" at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking on Channels Television. President Muhammadu [...]

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    Omo-Agege secures court order to prevent police, DSS from arresting him

Omo-Agege secures court order to prevent police, DSS from arresting him

A high court sitting in Abuja has granted Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, an interim order restraining the police, Department of State Service (DSS) and other law enforcement bodies from arresting him.Omo-Agege had on Wednesday stormed the senate with unidentified persons who made away with the mace.The act caused chaos in the red chamber for a while, until a [...]

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