Tag: DSS

DSS finally breaks silence on arresting Dadiyata, Agba Jalingo

The Department of the State Security Services, SSS, has broken silence on what it described as serial allegations by sections of the media that it is illegally detaining some Nigerians. In a statement on Tuesday, the SSS’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced the service from haven taken into its[Read More…]

Former DSS DG says Nigerians from the South South already disadvantaged

Matthew Seiyefa, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says there is inequality in the spread of leadership positions at the federal level according to a THISDAY Newspaper reports. Seiyefa said this at the launch of the Bayelsa Tertiary Education Loan scheme in Yenagoa, capital of the state.[Read More…]

Col Sambo Dasuki speaks to Voice of America about the four years spent in Jail

Nigeria’s former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has insisted he holds no grudge against President Muhammadu Buhari. Dasuki stated this while speaking during a radio interview with the Voice of America, Hausa Service. He was released on Tuesday evening, after four years in detention of the Department of State[Read More…]

Omoyele Sowore Regains Freedom – DSS Deny him access to his mobile devices

Activist and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, has been released from detention. He was released on Tuesday evening following an order to the Department of State Services by Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his freedom. Officials of the Department of State Services have refused[Read More…]

Omoyele Sowore Interrogated over alleged links to Boko Haram, Shiites and IPOB

PREMIUM TIMES is reporting that Omoyele Sowore its being questioned over purported ties to Boko Haram and other outlawed groups. According to the report, “Terrorism allegations were the focus of a grilling session conducted with Mr Sowore by State Security Service operatives on November 12, two sources familiar with the[Read More…]

DSS “currently fishing for evidence to nail Sowore” – Femi Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami,attorney-general of the federation (AGF), sacked the prosecution team in the case involving Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement, after the invasion of the court. On Wednesday, Malami sent a letter to Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), directing[Read More…]

Minister of Justice to investigate invasion of the Federal high court by DSS Operatives

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government would investigate the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja by the Department of State Service, DSS, to re-arrest the convener of RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. The AGF[Read More…]

“Lawyers could be arrested during court sessions” – Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of courtroom

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has  condemned the manner in which operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore on Friday. Mr Omoyele Sowore, was arrested at the federal high court in Abuja less than 24 hours after he was released[Read More…]

DSS guilty of desecration of the court – Femi Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says officials of the Department of State Services  (DSS) are guilty of desecration of court.  The DSS had invaded the federal high court in Abuja on Friday to rearrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement,  barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the[Read More…]

“Sowore is a person of interest” – Nigeria’s Presidency reacts to continues incarceration of the activists

Nigeria’s Government reacts to the continues incarceration of Journalist and activists, Mr Omoyele Sowore . In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Sowore is a person of interest to the secret police. Mr Sowore had been set free only to be rearrested a day after by the[Read More…]