Friday, June 14, 2019

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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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    Oshiomhole on way back to Nigeria, ready to face accusers

Oshiomhole on way back to Nigeria, ready to face accusers

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is on his way back to Nigeria from the UK.The APC chairman travelled out of the country after he was quizzed by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) over allegations of collecting bribe during his party's primary elections.TheCable had reported that Oshiomhole was detained for nine hours by [...]

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    Where is Oshiomhole? Concerns mount over fate of APC chairman

Where is Oshiomhole? Concerns mount over fate of APC chairman

Concerns are mounting over the fate of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was recently grilled by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).TheCable had reported that Oshiomhole was detained and quizzed by the DSS after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections.The APC chairman was pressured to [...]

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    I’m not responsible for interrogation of Oshiomhole by DSS, says Amosun

I’m not responsible for interrogation of Oshiomhole by DSS, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).TheCable had reported that Oshiomhole was detained and quizzed by the DSS after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections.The APC chairman was pressured [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday, TheCable understands.Oshiomhole was grilled by DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.Although nothing was established against him, the APC chairman was asked to resign during [...]

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    Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, a lawyer, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ahmad Sakwaya and Garba Alhassan who have been in the agency's detention for 460 days without trial.In a letter dated October 24, addressed to the director-general, Ogunlana-Nkanga said her clients, who are car sales agents, were arrested on July 15, 2017, by DSS operatives over a [...]

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    DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

DSS: We didn’t help Nnamdi Kanu escape

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegations that its operatives played a role in the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from Nigeria.Until his reappearance in Israel on Friday, Kanu was last seen on September 14, 2017, after a raid on his Abia residence by the military.Following his appearance, Kanu made a [...]

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    I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

I wasn’t arrested by DSS, says Marafa

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he was not arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).There were reports that the senator was arrested at a hotel in Gusau, the state capital, over the All Progressives Congress  (APC) primary election in Zamfara.On Sunday evening, supporters of Marafa and Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, were seen in [...]

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    Buhari hosts new DSS DG at Aso Rock

Buhari hosts new DSS DG at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari played host to Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to the president on new media, posted pictures of the meeting between both men on Twitter.This is the first time Buhari and Bichi would be seen publicly since the head of the secret [...]

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    Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

An Abuja magistrate court has struck out a suit against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force.He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them.Abiri [...]

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    Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Southern leaders reject new DSS DG, describe Buhari as Nigeria’s most tribalistic leader

Some elders under the aegis of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing Nigeria more than any other leader in the nation's history.In a statement Thursday, the forum condemned Buhari’s failure to make Matthew Seiyefa the substantive director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The leaders alleged that the act shows his "vote of [...]

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    Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release the names of 294 detainees in custody of the service.In a letter to Seiyefa on Tuesday, the lawyer accused the DSS of impunity, saying the detention of the suspects for over two years amounts to infringement of their fundamental human right.The letter reads [...]

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    DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

DSS: Why we obeyed directive to recall redeployed officers

The Department of State Services (DSS) has explained why it complied with the directive to reverse postings of some officials transferred out of the headquarters of the service in Abuja.There were reports that the presidency mounted pressure on Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the DSS, to recall the redeployed officers.He had transferred some officers out of the headquarters when he [...]

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    DSS lawyer: National security is reason Journalist Abiri was detained for two years without trial

DSS lawyer: National security is reason Journalist Abiri was detained for two years without trial

G. O. Agbadua, a counsel to Department of State Services (DSS), says national security is the reason Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, was detained for two years without trial.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger [...]

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    Report: Daura still in custody, says n’assembly siege was a collective decision

Report: Daura still in custody, says n’assembly siege was a collective decision

Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), authorised the blockade of the national assembly on his own, PRNigeria reports.On August 7, operatives of the DSS prevented lawmakers from entering in the national assembly. The lawmakers were later allowed in after a protest.Senate President Bukola Saraki was subsequently accused of colluding with Daura to stage the incident.A close associate [...]

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