Presidency gives details on Daura, NASS siege

Presidency gives details on Daura, NASS siege

The Presidency on Wednesday said the former Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, who was dismissed last week, was being debriefed and was not under detention. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, spoke on an Arsise TV programme anchored by Reuben Abati. Adesina explained that Daura, with a lot of security matters at his disposal, had to be properly debriefed before he can be totally freed. He said, “I wouldn’t call that…

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What DSS DG Seiyifa should do to Dasuki, others – Falana

What DSS DG Seiyifa should do to Dasuki, others – Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has again called on the acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa, to immediately release all illegally detained suspects which he claimed to be over 100. Falana said this in a letter addressed to the new DSS boss on Sunday. The activist advised Seiyefa to see his appointment as an opportunity to purge the DSS of the rot that characterised the Lawal Daura era. He…

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NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

A civil rights organisation, Egalitarian Mission for Africa, EMA, has announced $10,000 (N3.5m) as reward for information on principal actors behind the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. The group said that anyone with credible information on the identity of the masterminds of the Tuesday’s siege to the National Assembly and is willing to disclose same will be paid the sum of money. DAILY POST reported that…

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NASS siege: How Lawal Daura betrayed Buhari – Sacked DSS boss’s ex-aide opens up

NASS siege: How Lawal Daura betrayed Buhari – Sacked DSS boss’s ex-aide opens up

Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, an ex-aide to the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, has accused his former boss of extensive corruption. He portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. Daura was dismissed by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday following unlawful invasion of the National Assembly by men of the security agency. Abdulrahman, who retired as a senior DSS official,…

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Full text of what Saraki, Dogara said at world press conference

Full text of what Saraki, Dogara said at world press conference

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara have restated their condemnation of the invasion of the National Assembly complex by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). A joint statement they issued Wednesday at a world press conference said they will continue to fight for the advancement of democracy in the country. Read full text of their joint statement below: 1. It is a matter of record that…

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Saraki hosts world press conference, commends Osinbajo for dismissing DSS DG

Saraki hosts world press conference, commends Osinbajo for dismissing DSS DG

Senate President Bukola Saraki this morning addressed a World Press Conference over the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS officials. Saraki condemned the siege laid by the DSS, saying it’s “an assault on democracy.” “It is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to the Complex were blocked. …

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Assassination attempt: How I alerted DSS, Kogi CP before attack – Dino Melaye

Assassination attempt: How I alerted DSS, Kogi CP before attack – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West District has revealed that he sent a letter seeking protection from the Department of State Services, DSS, before the alleged assassination attempt on him. Melaye on Thursday escaped another assassination attempt on his way to Isanlu in Yagba East local government council to commission some projects. It was gathered that Dino Melaye who left his country home at Ayetoro-gbede met roadblock with the heavy truck shortly before Isanlu as…

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Biafra: Ohanaeze reacts to DSS arrest of Abaribe, says Senator can’t produce Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Ohanaeze reacts to DSS arrest of Abaribe, says Senator can’t produce Nnamdi Kanu

The Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has reacted to the arrest of Abia Senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe by the Department of State Services, DSS. Ohanaeze called for the immediate release of Abaribe because he had no capacity to produce the elusive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. In a statement on Friday, President of Ohanaeze, John Nnia Nwodo said the circumstances at the time of the “disappearance” of Kanu were beyond the “contemplation of…

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Finally, DSS Releases Detained Journalist After Spending 6 Days In Custody

Finally, DSS Releases Detained Journalist After Spending 6 Days In Custody

Tony Ezimakor, the Abuja Bureau Chief of Daily Independent Newspaper has been released after spending 6 days in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). A release made available to newsmen by Don Okere, editor of the newspaper stated that the DSS released Ezimakor about 10:30p.m on Tuesday. “Ezimakor was arrested on Wednesday, last week, by DSS over a publication on the payment of about $2 million ransom to Boko Haram for the…

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DSS Releases Timeline Of High Profile Arrests

DSS Releases Timeline Of High Profile Arrests

As part of its commitment to ensure adequate security in the country, the Department of State Services, DSS, said it has sustained its counter operations against kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling in parts of the federation. According to DSS,  These strategic operations carried out by the Service from the end of last year, 2017 to this period, February, 2018 led to the containment and neutralization of the criminal elements. 2. On 25th February, 2018,…

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