#REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTS: NANS THREATEN MASS ACTION AGAINST DSS OVER THOSE ARRESTED

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has reacted to the refusal of the State Security Service (SSS) to release three #RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Osun on Wednesday. PREMIUM TIMES reported the arrest of seven students by the Nigeria’s secret police in Osogbo during a protest against bad governance, lack of infrastructure, extra-judicial activities among others. On Thursday, the SSS released three of the seven persons to their parents. They are Olowolafe Dunsi, Martins Jesuloni and Gift Martins. Another person, Oguntola Samuel, was released on Friday while Olawale Bakare, Abiodun Sanusi, and…

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DSS RAISES ALARM OVER PLOT TO DESTABILISE NIGERIA

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over what it says is a plot by some prominent personalities and groups to ‘destabilise’ the country. The DSS said the unpatriotic groups are taking advantage of the existing security situations in some parts of the country to carry out their plan. DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya, who made this known in a statement on Monday, said it would not fold its arm to watch anyone, no matter how highly placed, to cause a breakdown of law and order in the…

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MAGU’S PROBE: DSS SHIFTS ATTENTION TO CODE OF CONDUCT BUREAU

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has been working with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on the Asset Declaration Form filled by the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, it was learnt at the weekend. Sources said this is in line with the ongoing investigation into the activities of the EFCC under Magu’s leadership. But, it was not clear if this action is connected with the Justice Ayo Salami panel — before which Magu was dragged— based on the allegations raised…

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HANAN BUHARI’S SIM CARD SAGA: COURT INSISTS DSS MUST PAY DELTA TRADER 10MIL DAMAGES

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba on Wednesday struck out an application by the Department of State Services seeking to stop a trader, Anthony Okolie, who was awarded N10m damages from enforcing the judgment. Okolie was detained for 10 weeks without charge for owning a SIM card previously owned by the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had in May, 2020 ordered the DSS to pay him for illegal detention. Okolie’s lawyer, Mr Tope Akinyode had threatened to institute contempt proceedings against the Director-General of the DSS over…

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COURT AWARDS 10MIL NAIRA TO MAN WHO WAS DETAINED BY DSS FOE USING HANAN BUHARI’S FORMER SIM

A Federal High Court in Asaba has awarded N10m in damages against the Department of State Services for illegally detaining a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without charge. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, however, struck out the prayer requesting the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari, and telecoms company, MTN, to pay N500m.Dimgba delivered his judgement on Thursday, The PUNCH reports. Okolie, had sued the President’s daughter as well as the DSS and MTN over his 10-week detention after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by Hanan. In a suit filed on his behalf by…

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PRESIDENCY ORDERED PROBE OF AN USING HANAN BUHARI’S FORMER LINE, DSS TELLS COURT

The Department of State Services has said the Presidency ordered the investigation of a trader, Anthony Okolie, who was using a telephone line previously owned by the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari. The DSS said this in a counter-affidavit in response to the originating motion filed by Okolie. The DSS position seems to be at variance with Hanan’s who had said in her own counter-affidavit that she never reported any case to the agency. Okolie, detained for 10 weeks by the DSS, dragged the DSS and the President’s daughter as well…

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MAN POSING AS DSS OFFICER, RECRUITING OTHERS INTO THE SERVICE ARRESTED

The Department of State Services (DSS) in Kano State, yesterday, stated that it has arrested 29-year-old Sule Arome for allegedly parading himself as an Assistant Commissioner of the department and for also promising to recruit unsuspecting people into the service. According to Arome, before he was arrested, he had already recruited four persons into the non-existing DSS after collecting money from them. The DSS, while parading the suspect, explained that he was arrested during a raid of black spots at Hausawa Zoo Road. The DSS disclosed that Arome collected N15,…

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EDO SINGLE MOTHER SUES LEBANESE, DSS OVER ILLEGAL DETENTION

Sola Shittu, Benin A Benin, Edo State-based single mother, Ms Odegua Okojie, on Thursday filed a suit against a Lebanese businessman, Charles Makhoul, and the Department of State Services over what she called her illegal detention for nine days. In a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Benin, Okojie claimed that during her detention in a Department of State Services facility, she was denied access to her lawyer and family members, while her mobile phone was seized. Also joined in the suit, marked FHC/B/cs/120/2019, is the Director-General of the…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP FORMER DSS BOSS IN BENUE

George Okoh in Makurdi Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday abducted a former boss of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) in Benue State, Peter Unogwu. The victim, who operate a four-star hotel at Igumale, headquarters of Ado Local Government Area of the state, was said to be traveling on the Otukpo-Utonkon- Igumale Road when the kidnappers waylaid his car and forcefully took him to an unknown place. A source said on the phone that the former Chief Security Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited, was kidnapped on the…

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BUHARI APPOINTS EX-DG DSS, GADZAMA AS CHAIRMAN, NISS

President Muhammadu Buhari Soni Daniel – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the former Director-General of the Department for State Services (DSS), A.A. Gadzama, as the Chairman of the National Institute for Security Studies, NISS. The appointment, which takes effect from December 16, 2019, for an initial four years, is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The Public Relations Officer of the Department for State Services (DSS), Dr Peter Afunanya, confirmed the appointment when contacted by Vanguard on Tuesday. Vanguard News…

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