Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    DSS operatives arrest Ekiti assembly minority leader

DSS operatives arrest Ekiti assembly minority leader

Gboyega Aribisogan, minority leader of the Ekiti house of assembly, was on Wednesday arrested by security agents.Sola, the lawmaker’s younger brother, confirmed the arrest to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.He said Aribisogan was arrested at about 6:30am by operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) and the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS), and subsequently taken to Abuja.“The security men [...]

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    Court frees Ngwuta, supreme court judge standing trial for corruption

Court frees Ngwuta, supreme court judge standing trial for corruption

The federal high court, Abuja, has freed Sylvester Ngwuta, a justice of the supreme court, standing trial for corruption.Ngwuta is accused of receiving bribes and is standing trial for a 13-count charge at the court.His house was among the judges residence raided by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in October 2016.Foreign currencies were said to have been [...]

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    After 10-year manhunt, DSS arrests ‘notorious gunrunner’

After 10-year manhunt, DSS arrests ‘notorious gunrunner’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested Jonah Abbey, a "notorious gunrunner".In a statement on Sunday, Tony Opuiyo, an official of the DSS, said Abbey was arrested in Taraba alongside Agyo Saviour, his driver.Opuiyo said Abbey sold weapons to criminal groups in Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba states.The DSS official said the gunrunner [...]

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    DSS bows to pressure, releases detained journalist

DSS bows to pressure, releases detained journalist

The Department of State Service (DSS ) has released Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of Daily Independent newspaper, after seven days in detention.Civil rights groups, human rights activists and different organisations had asked the secret police to release the journalist unconditionally.He had honoured the invitation of the agency on Wednesday but was detained while Jide Oyekunle, the photojournalist, who accompanied [...]

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