Sunday, April 14, 2019

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    DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointed Nnochirionye Afunanya as its public relations officer.This comes one week after Mathew Seyeifa, acting director-general of the agency, promised to pick a spokesman for the agency.Under the leadership of Lawal Daura, the DSS had no spokesman but one Tony Opuiyo issued statements on behalf of the secret police.Journalists found it difficult to get [...]

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    Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

Judge threatens to strike out case against Abiri, journalist detained by DSS for two years

A magistrate court in Abuja has threatened to strike out the case against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 on the allegation that he is the leader of joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, a separatist group.He [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state.In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the DSS DG to restore the "lost glory" of the [...]

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    FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them.In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office.The All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mounting pressure on Saraki [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani asks Seiyefa to free ‘hostages’ held by DSS

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Matthew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), to release those "illegally" held in custody of the service.Many Nigerians were arrested and detained when Lawal Daura was the head of the secret police.Among them areIbrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who has been in [...]

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    PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a "proper investigation" into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).Bassey said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, while fielding questions about the incident on Thursday.According to him, the sacking of Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, is "only a bandage" to [...]

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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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