Tag: National Intelligence Agency

Nigeria budgets N4.8 billion for NIA to track, intercepts and monitor WhatsApp messages

The Nigerian government has earmarked N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application, and Thuraya, a satellite telephone. According to TheCable, the provision is contained in the supplementary 2021 budget passed by the national assembly. On Wednesday, the National Assembly approved the sum[Read More…]

Report: Chilling Details of How Babagana Kingibe, Abba Kyari, Rufai Abubakar Attempted To Steal $44m From National Intelligence Agency Under Buhari’s Watch

by Saharareporters Immediate past Acting Director-General (D-G) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Mohammed Dauda, has disclosed that he fought off attempts by Messrs. Babagana Kingibe, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and his protégé and incumbent D-G of the NIA, Mr. Rufai Abubakar and Abba Kyari,[Read More…]

“Abubakar’s Parents Settled In Chad” – Presidency Says Newly Appointed NIA DG Did Not Fail Promotion Exams

The presidency at the weekend dismissed as untrue allegations that the new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, failed his promotion examinations, forcing him into retirement as assistant director of the agency. A statement by Media and Publicity Adviser to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, described the[Read More…]

Tension As DSS and EFCC Officials Clash In Asokoro Abuja, Barred From Arresting DSS Ex-DG Ekpeyong Ita

There was tension in the Asokoro area of Abuja on Tuesday following a clash between officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The anti-graft agency had stormed the residences of Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and[Read More…]

Falana Says National Intelligence Agency Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Play on the Intelligence of Nigerians

As reactions have continued to trail the ownership of funds recovered in an apartment in Ikoyi by the EFCC, Legal Practitioner, Femi Falana (SAN), believes that Nigeria is being exposed to unprecedented ridicule before the committee of nations. “For me, Nigeria is being exposed to unprecedented ridicule before the committee[Read More…]

Security: NIA Boss Harps On Inter-Agency Collaboration

Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke has charged security agencies to be more committed to mutual relationships and collaboration in achieving peace and tranquillity. Oke made these observations at the monthly meeting of the Forum of the Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) in Abuja[Read More…]