DSS HAS NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ARREST, PROSECUTE PERSONS UNDER THE TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT, FALANA TELLS COURT

Femi Falana Akinwale Akintunde Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), who is representing the detained Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore has told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the Department of State Services (DSS) lacks the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute his client or any person whatsoever under the Terrorism Prevention Act as amended. Sowore who is presently in detention had, on August 9, approached the Federal High Court seeking to vacate the ex parte order that gave the SSS the legal backing to detain him for…

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SOWORE & NNAMDI KANU PLOTTED TO TOPPLE BUHARI SAYS DSS

Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu Plotted To Topple Buhari — SSS The State Security Services (SSS) has said that the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore in his plot to topple the government the held series of meetings with members of a proscribed terrorist organisation, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) with a view to mobilising strong forces to realise his agenda at changing the government,Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that the SSS also challenged the Federal High Court order, allowing it to detain Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow protests, for 45 days against…

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DSS BOWS TO PRESSURE, RELEASES DAN HALILU

The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally released Mr. Ibrahim Dan-Halilu, eleven days after he was arrested at his residence in Rigachikun, Kaduna. Dan-Halilu, a former Political Editor at Daily Trust newspaper, had been picked up by the intelligence agency over a Facebook post he made allegedly “supporting” Revolution Now movement. The movement was convened by Omoyele Sowore, detained publisher of Sahara Reporters and Presidential candidate of Action Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election. Dan-Halilu, a former staunch supporter of President Muhammadu before the 2015 elections was once a…

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SEE PICS OF THE DSS FACILITY WHERE SOWORE IS BEING HELD

The purported location where AAC Presidential Candidate and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore is being detained by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, has reportedly been found According to activist, Deji Adeyanju, Sowore is being held at the Agency’s Office along CMD road, Shangisha. His family and friends have also been denied access to him. Security has been beefed up around the area as heavily armed masked officers are guarding the building. POLITICS NIGERIA has photographs of the facility. See them below;  

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DSS REACTS TO BUHARI SIGNING OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SECURITY BILL

Yusuf Magaji Bichi Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, said yesterday that the agency was guided in its activities by the tenets of democracy and committed to national security imperatives. The DG, who spoke in Abuja, also commended President Mohammadu Buhari for ascenting to the National Institute for Security Studies Establishment Act, 2019, saying the act would enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the security agency. He said DSS as an institution was guided by the tenets of democratic rule…

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DSS CRIES OUT: WE ARE NOT RECRUITING, BEWARE OF SCAMMERS

DSS debunks job advert. Above some of its operatives Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked an advertisement being circulated on social media platforms that it is recruiting. It was the second denial in 48 hours by a government department. On Thursday, the State House Clinic, Abuja also debunked social media rumour that it was recruiting staff. The DSS said the job advertisement, published in its name, was false and should be treated as a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants, Spokesman Peter…

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DSS BEGINS CRACKDOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA USERS NATIONWIDE

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. The SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic”…

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DSS RAISES ALARM ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SUBVERT DEMOCRACY BY WHIPPING UP ETHNIC OR RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS

PRESS RELEASE DSS WARNS AGAINST SUBVERSIVE AND UNDEMOCRATIC ACTIVITIES The Department of State Services (DSS) has observed with concern, the deliberate plots and attempts by some subversive and undemocratic elements to incite or pit one ethnic group against the other by stoking the embers of tribal sentiments to cause disaffection and violence across the country. Findings revealed that these unpatriotic actors make unguarded public statements and/or use the social media platforms to instill fear in the minds of citizens. These are reflected in the misleading statements and articles being circulated…

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COURT RESTRAINS EFCC, ICPC, DSS FROM PROBING SARAKI

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other agencies  involved in  the probe of  Senate President Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations. Saraki  on Friday   filed two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits before the court to challenge the decision of the EFCC to seize  his houses. Ruling on an ex parte application filed along with the substantive suit by Saraki, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Tuesday ordered the  anti-corruption body  and the other five respondents to the suit to stay…

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DSS REVEALS NEW WAYS SCAMMERS USED IN DEFRAUDING PUBLIC OFFICIALS

George Opara  The Department of State Services, DSS, Wednesday exposed a new pattern of fraud where heads of agencies are allegedly being fleeced of huge sums of money in the country. It also disclosed that the alleged fraudsters use names of the supervising authorities of the chief executive officers to extort or fleece the CEOs of huge sums of money. DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja. Afunanya added, “It is believed that these fraudsters actually act on behalf of highly placed…

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