Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Lawal Daura"

    Aisha Buhari’s ADC and Lawa Daura: For the bush meat to not make the hunter prey

Aisha Buhari’s ADC and Lawa Daura: For the bush meat to not make the hunter prey

It didn't make sense that Lawal Daura was acting without the knowledge of the Presidency when his operatives shut down the National Assembly on the 7th of August 2018. Particularly because the DSS with the help of some police officers had barricaded the residence of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and that of his deputy just days earlier.Nobody in [...]

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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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    Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

Osinbajo: After Daura’s sack, what next?

While the remote and immediate causes for last week’s decisive sacking of MrLawal Daura as the Director-General of the Department of State Services remain a guess, it is unarguably the most inspiring action by the Muhammadu Buhari administration in a long while.And following it up this Tuesday with the literal disbandment of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was a bonus [...]

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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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    Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Group demands release of Ogundipe, says he can’t be forced to disclose his source

Accountable Leadership for Better Nigeria Initiative (ALBNI), a civil society group, has condemned the arrest of Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter.In a statement signed by Remi Adebayo, president of ALBNI, the group said Ogundipe cannot be forced by the police to disclose the source of a factual story.On Tuesday, operatives of the special tactical squad (STS) arrested Ogundipe over [...]

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    Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar, former military administrator of Kaduna state, has called for the probe of Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of Security Service (DSS).In a statement on Friday, Umar said sacking and placing Daura under house arrest is not enough for his “misdeeds” while in office.Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had sacked the former DSS DG on Tuesday following the invasion [...]

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    APC reps demand ‘thorough’ probe into national assembly invasion

APC reps demand ‘thorough’ probe into national assembly invasion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the house of representatives has called for a thorough investigation into the invasion of National Assembly Complex.Armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had invaded the complex on Tuesday, blocking the entrance for about seven hours.It is not yet clear why the siege occurred but the agency's director-general has since been [...]

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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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    ‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.This happened after armed operatives of the DSS blocked lawmakers from entering the National Assembly Complex.While some praised the federal government for this, others believed Daura was "tactically sacked" to seek sympathy from the public.Below are reactions from social media:https://twitter.com/SKaita/status/1026849913433407489https://twitter.com/GeorgiaRaz/status/1026849810496860160https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1026818537317453825https://twitter.com/henryshield/status/1026849328420335617https://twitter.com/therealchyke/status/1026848293651972098https://twitter.com/nach23/status/1026847985169309697https://twitter.com/tsmwearsbrand/status/1026847846199377922https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026815284961832961https://twitter.com/MaupeO/status/1026825073888505856https://twitter.com/Lizabs68/status/1026838884360114180https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1026830889760772096https://twitter.com/YarKafanchan/status/1026847757640904709https://twitter.com/ibrahim_looqman/status/1026847613591670784https://twitter.com/eghietsemheomom/status/1026845792957546497https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1026844011640832002https://twitter.com/ffb2710/status/1026841057210900481https://twitter.com/HL_Blue/status/1026816759419097088https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026837528417116165https://twitter.com/stjudendukwe/status/1026844160089882624https://twitter.com/ronkeemployment/status/1026816314554368000[...]

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    REVEALED: Dapchi schoolgirls didn’t bathe for a month in captivity

REVEALED: Dapchi schoolgirls didn’t bathe for a month in captivity

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says the Dapchi schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgents did not take their bath while in captivity.Daura disclosed this while presenting the girls to President Muhammadu Buhari at the preisdential villa in Abuja on Friday.The girls were abducted on February 19 and released on March 21.The DSS DG also said [...]

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    DSS DG: Why we negotiated with Boko Haram over UNIMAID lecturers

DSS DG: Why we negotiated with Boko Haram over UNIMAID lecturers

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says negotiating with Boko Haram was the "safest" means of rescuing the three abducted lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 women from captivity.The woman and lecturers were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in June and July, respectively.The women were abducted from a police convoy in Borno state while [...]

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    I encouraged Malami to meet Maina abroad, says DSS DG

I encouraged Malami to meet Maina abroad, says DSS DG

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says he advised Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, to meet with Abdulrasheed Maina.He said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives panel investigating Maina, former chairman of presidential task force on pension reforms.He said he gave the advice after Malami sought [...]

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    PHOTOS: Magu, DSS DG shake hands  at Aso Rock mosque

PHOTOS: Magu, DSS DG shake hands at Aso Rock mosque

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) joined President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in the presidential villa.Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and some dignitaries also observed Jumat prayer at Aso Rock.Here are some pictures. [...]

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    Akiolu says Atiku, Daura convinced Obasanjo to retire him from police (updated)

Akiolu says Atiku, Daura convinced Obasanjo to retire him from police (updated)

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says Atiku Abubakar and Habu Daura advised former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to remove him from the Nigerian police force.The monarch said the ex-vice president and the late police commissioner were able to convince Obasanjo to retire him because the Police Service Commission (PSC) "is a toothless bull-dog"Akiolu made this known on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting held in Victoria [...]

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    Buhari’s daughter: I was surprised by the turnout at my wedding

Buhari’s daughter: I was surprised by the turnout at my wedding

Though President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the wedding of Fatimah, his second daughter, the bride expressed satisfaction with the turnout of guests.Fatimah got married to Gimba Yau Kumo, a former managing director of Mortgage Bank, in Daura, Katsina state, on Friday.Speaking with NAN, the bride said she was happy about the turnout of guests."I am really surprised about the [...]

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    Ekiti ‘invasion’: Reps ask DSS DG to appear within 48 hours

Ekiti ‘invasion’: Reps ask DSS DG to appear within 48 hours

The house of representatives has given Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), 48 hours to appear before it and explain the alleged invasion of the Ekiti state house of assembly by the DSS.The summon followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance moved by Leo Ogor, minority leader, on Tuesday.Presenting the [...]

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